6, 2001 Memorials
Louis Otten '28
Louis Otten, former vice
president of '28, died Dec. 20, 2000, from congestive heart failure.
Louis grew up in Memphis,
where at age 16 he was valedictorian of his graduating class at
Memphis Central H.S. He later graduated with honors in political
science from Princeton and was admitted to the Tennessee bar after
his second year at law school. After completing his Harvard law
degree in 1931, he embarked on a distinguished legal and judicial
career, including many years at Weil, Gotshal and Manges in NYC.
He was named a judge in the Family Court of the city and state of
New York in 1963 by Mayor Robert Wagner and was subsequently reappointed
by Mayor John V. Lindsay, serving until mandatory retirement age
in 1977. He then served as hearing officer for the New York State
Commission on Judicial Conduct and as director on many boards, including
those of the Jewish Child Care Assn., the New York Guild for the
Blind, Visions, Playschools and Green Chimneys Children's Services.
He is survived by his
son, Michael '63, daughter Lois Robbins, son-in-law Michael Robbins
'55, daughter-in-law Evelyne Otten, four granddaughters, two grandsons,
and seven great-grandchildren.
The class extends sympathy
to this great Princeton family.
The Class of 1928
JOHN L. HERRICK '31
Jack was born in Olean,
N.Y., on May 26, 1908, spent a large portion of his life in Pasadena,
Calif., and died there on Feb. 21, 2001, at the age of 92. Between
these two dates, he prepped at Lawrenceville and then entered Princeton,
leaving before graduation. Shortly thereafter, he went to work for
the Bank of America as an operations officer followed by a position
as a broker for the LA firm of Blyth & Co.
From May 1942 to Oct.
1945, Jack served in the supply branch of the Army in the South
Pacific and held the rank of staff sergeant at the time of his discharge
from active duty.
He served a three-year
term as treasurer of the Princeton Club of Southern California.
But most of is life's work was devoted to the charitable trust established
by his father and his own philanthropic interests, many of them
in Pasadena, including Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Huntington
Memorial Hospital, Westridge School, Pacific Oaks College, Occidental
College, and other outside interests such as the Lawrenceville School.
Surviving are his wife,
Elizabeth Edmundson Herrick, one sister, Virginia H. Deknatel, and
his nephews. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire
The Class of 1931
FRANK R. JACKSON JR.
Born Oct. 10, 1908, "Horse"
Jackson lived in Napa, Calif., for 30 odd years before finally moving
to Port Jefferson, N.Y., where on Feb. 5, 2000, he died.
He prepared at the Taft
School and at Princeton was a member of Cannon Club. Horse left
Princeton in June 1929 and went to work for the Jones Silk Throwing
Co. in Paterson, N.J., where he remained until WWI intervened. He
spent three and a half years in the Army Air Force as a technical
supply officer in the Pacific and held the rank of captain when
he left the service.
He returned to Napa,
where he became a stockbroker. An interesting sidelight of his career
was his participation in the 100-Mile Ride for two years. This ride,
commemorating the Pony Express Riders, goes from Lake Tahoe to Auburn
and is done by horseback over a 24-hour period (he and his horse
He is survived by one
daughter, Sally B., and two grandsons. He also had a son who was
born in Dec. 1946 and lived only a month. The class extends its
deepest sympathy to the entire family.
The Class of 1931
WILLIAM LAURENS PRESSLY
Bill Pressly was born
July 24, 1908, in Louisville, Ga., and lived there and in Chester,
S.C., before finally moving to Atlanta, where he died Mar. 3, 2001,
at the age of 92. In 1927 he entered Erskin College and remained
there until he entered Princeton as a junior. After graduation,
with his sights set on a career in education, he became a teacher
at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, all the while nursing his
lifelong ambition. He resigned as McCallie's coheadmaster in 1951
(but remained on as a trustee) to found Westminster schools in Atlanta.
Along the way, Bill earned
a master's from Harvard, an honorary doctorate of literature from
Washington & Lee, and became a member of the Headmasters Assn.
and a representative to the College Entrance Examination Board.
Chair of the President's Commission on Presidential Scholars, Bill
also received a degree in 1978 from Hangyang U. in Seoul, Korea.
Surviving are his wife,
Alice Fletcher McCallie, two sons, Paul '64 and Bill '66 (both Phi
Beta Kappa with later honors from both Oxford and Harvard), and
one grandson. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire
The Class of 1931
James O'Malley Jr.
Jim died Dec. 20, 2000.
He was a member of Cloister Inn, and in his senior year he was editorial
editor of the Daily Princetonian. After graduating from Harvard
law school, Jim served under NYC District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey
as a deputy assistant DA. During WWII he was a lieutenant-commander
in the Naval Reserve with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington
and had dual assignments with the Army-Navy War Crimes Office and
the Office of Strategic Services. Following the war, Jim joined
the New York firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, where he
remained until he retired as a senior partner in 1980. A renowned
public utility lawyer, he also led the firm's Interstate Commerce
Commission practice. From 1953-55, Jim was a special assistant to
U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell in connection with selective
service hearings. From 1957-59, he served as counsel to Gov. Avereill
Harriman's advisory council on atomic energy.
Jim is survived by his
two children, Anne and Malcolm. (His wife, Marcella, died in 1996)
The class sends its condolences.
The Class of 1932
Rolland Ezra Stevens
Steve died Feb. 25, 2001,
of cancer. He was 90. Steve was born in Joliet, Ill., and graduated
from Lawrenceville School in 1929. At Princeton he was on the Daily
Princetonian, the 150-lb. crew, and in the Triangle Club. Steve
worked for Pan American Airways for 30 years and retired to Columbus
30 years ago. He was a member of the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church.
Steve enjoyed making reproductions of antique furniture. He is survived
by his wife of 63 years, Helen, daughters Peg Beeson and Susan Dicke,
son James, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Steve
will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The Class of 1933
John Stanley Bell
After a year of illness,
John died of a massive stroke on Feb. 13, 2001, in Milwaukee, where
he had lived all his life. After service in the Navy, he joined
with his brother in 1946 to form Bell Steel Sales, of which he was
president until 1990, when it was sold to Crucible of Syracuse.
Highly successful as he was in business, he will also be remembered
for his many years of public service, major fundraising, his keen
wit and scholarship, irresistible sense of humor, and his great
love of golf. The showmanship we saw in his Triangle days carried
over to his support of theater groups, one of which became the Milwaukee
Repertory Theater. In a eulogy, his son John said, "Inside
this sophisticated guy was a hoofer who knew the vital importance
of a good laugh and how to get one." Exactly. That's why we
asked him to be the MC of our 50th reunion dinner show.
We offer our sincere
sympathy to John's wife, Joan, daughters Anne and Rosemary, son
John, and one grandchild. With them we treasure memories of a unique
and delightful man.
The Class of 1939
George Burnham Calkins
Burnie died at a hospital
near his home in Bethesda, Md., on Feb. 16, 2001, following a stroke.
A mechanical engineer, he exercised his skills as an engineer officer
on naval vessels during WWII, at the research labs of Socony-Vacuum
Oil Co., at the engineering division of Chrysler Corp., and finally
in his last job at Survival Technology, Inc., designing small medical
devices until he retired in May 1986.
Burnie all his life pursued interests both intellectual and recreational.
Given a start by Asher Hinds and Roy Welch at Princeton, his love
for literature (particularly poetry) and music added richness to
his life. And this he gleefully balanced with his love of old cars
(his 1934 Lagonda was entered in the 1935 Le Mans race) until he
fell under the spell of sailboats. He sailed extensively throughout
the Chesapeake Bay and was past commodore of the Rhode River Boat
Burnie's marriage to
Lena Owens ended in divorce. He is survived by his son, Anthony,
his sister, and three grandchildren. Like them, we will miss our
high-spirited friend, and we offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
William Cleever D'Arcy
Bill died Dec. 30, 2000.
For many years he and his wife, June, had divided their time between
their home in Rochester, Minn., and at least four winter months
in Hobe Sound, Fla. Aside from a stint in the Air Force with duty
in Brazil, from which he emerged as a captain, Bill's entire career
was in sales and merchandising. After college he went to work in
sales promotion for Coca-Cola, was appointed division manager in
St. Louis in 1948, and moved into advertising in 1953. He resigned
in 1956 to form his own advertising company, which eventually became
Merchandising Displays, Inc., based in St. Louis.
When Bill last wrote
to us he said that, outside of work, he enjoyed time to read and
learn, to play golf with friends, and to give time to civic and
community activities. He was president of Hobe Sound Community Chest
for 20 years and vice chair of Jupiter Medical Center for 10 years.
As for his golf, he was still able to play, but his handicap kept
going the wrong way.
We offer our heartfelt
sympathy to June as we join her in farewell to our old friend.
The Class of 1939
Nelson Pierce James
Nels died Nov. 5, 2000,
in Kirkwood, N.Y. For many years he had been the owner of his own
travel bureau serving the area in and around Binghamton, N.Y. And
in his retirement years, he frequently acted as consultant to Metro
Travel, a business founded and owned by his wife, June. Nels left
Princeton in 1938, served in the Air Transport Command during WWII,
and worked as sales representative for Bendix Aviation, Leonard
Electronic Supply, and finally as vice president of Tri- Cities
Oil in Binghamton before starting his own travel business. He wrote
that he regretted not finishing with our class and losing contact
with Princeton friends. He did act as treasurer of the Alumni Assn.
of the Southern Tier for several years.
June James died barely
a month after Nels. They are survived by their daughter, Jessica,
three daughters from earlier marriages, Susan, Margaret, and Lee
Ann, and a son, Peter. We offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Louis Petito '39
Lou died Jan. 26, 2001,
at a health care center in St. Petersburg, Fla., near his home in
North Redington Beach, where he and Estelle, his wife of 51 years,
had lived since he retired in 1980. An economics major, he also
attended the Wharton School. Lou was a certified public accountant
in Maryland and Ohio and for 26 years was controller of Denison
U. in Granville, Ohio.
His career began as a
research assistant with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics until
he joined the Army Air Force in 1942, serving three years. On discharge
he switched to statistics with Peat Marwick for seven years before
taking up his post at Denison. He was proud to have been one of
the organizers of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Granville.
Always a family man,
Lou was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived
by Estelle and their two daughters and two sons as well as four
grandchildren. We extend to them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Paul Raymond Teetor
Paul died Aug. 21, 2000.
Coming from Vermont,
Paul's school was Troy Conference Academy. With his bachelor's as
an economics major, he entered Columbia law school, a long-held
goal cut short by his joining the Army Air Corps. He shared the
legend of "Lucky Teetor." With his B-17 on fire, shot
down over Germany, he jumped and was taken prisoner by a farmer.
Stalagluft One held officers, and accordingly treatment over 15
months was not harsh. His service record was unexpectedly expanded
with the Korean War. He commanded a front-line field artillery battery,
yet was safely returned.
Paul earned his law degree
at Columbia and an LLM from the U. of California. His Vermont career
included organizing United World Federalists and his election to
public office as a state's attorney. He was an antitrust lawyer
with the Federal Trade Commission, becoming an administrative law
judge. His Matter of Hours (Associated University Press) is the
work of an ardent historian who also assembled a fine library and
pursued genealogy. He enjoyed Lake Champlain with his family. Sadly,
his lifetime good health ended with twin afflictions, Alzheimer's
He married Katherine
Schindler in 1946. She survives along with daughter Kathe Bowen,
son Paul Robert, and six grandchildren
The Class of 1940
Rudolph Edward Schirmer
Rudy died Nov. 19, 2000.
A member of Terrace Club, he left Princeton at the end of his sophomore
year to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, and
studied composition under Rosario Scalero.
During WWII he was in
military intelligence (Field Interrogation Unit). His business career
was with the family business, G. Schirmer, Inc. He retired as chair
of the board.
He continued his love
of music, composing numerous works including "Hymn to the Americas"
for solo voice, chorus and orchestra performed by the Washington
Symphony and the Pan American Music Festival in 1968.
A talented poet and writer,
he was published in various journals, but his outstanding poem,
Stanzas in the Valley of the Fallen, was presented officially to
the Spanish government in 1967 and is now engraved on a bronze plaque
at the Patrimonio Nacional in the royal palace in Madrid.
Also the author of several
books, he had a full and distinguished career.
Rudy is survived by his
wife, Raffaela Mormino Schirmer, and a daughter, Liane S. James,
as well as one grandchild.
The Class of 1941
HARRYMAN Jr. '42
Bill died Dec. 29, 2000,
in Charlottesville, Va., his home since 1992, having moved there
from Oradell and Hackensack, N.J., where he had lived during his
career in orthopedics.
Coming to Princeton from
Episcopal H.S. in Alexandria, Va., Bill majored in biology, with
departmental honors, and was a member of Sigma Xi and Elm Club.
He then attended the U. of Virginia medical school, graduating in
1945. He served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII, with the
rank of captain.
Following the war as
an orthopedic surgeon, Bill was associate director of orthopedics
at Hackensack Medical Center. To his wife of 55 years, Frances;
to his three sons, William III, Robert, and John '79; and to 12
grandchildren, the class extends its sincere condolences.
The Class of 1942
STEPHEN EUGENE PALMER
Steve Palmer died May
3, 2000, after a heart attack at his Virginia home. Steve entered
Princeton from Lockport H.S. in New York and joined Cloister Inn.
He received a degree from the School of Public & International
Affairs in 1944, then served as a Marine Corps officer in Hawaii.
Steve married the former Nancy Swan in 1947, then received a master's
degree in international affairs from Columbia in 1948. He joined
the Foreign Service in 1951. Steve was posted to duties in Yugoslavia,
Pakistan, and Israel, receiving the State Department's Superior
Service Award. He was then posted to London under fellow Princetonian,
Ambassador Bruce. Subsequently, Steve was a fellow at the Center
for Intl. Affairs, Harvard U. During the 1980s he served in the
State Department's Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs and was for a
time acting assistant Secretary of State. On retirement in 1988,
Steve was awarded the Rogers Award for career achievement.
Steve then served on
a State Department editorial team reviewing reports on human rights
practices throughout the world. Steve was devoted to work in the
field of human rights.
Steve is survived by
his widow, the former Pat Simmons Lee, whom he married in 1989,
and by his daughters, Katherine and Susan, to whom the class expresses
The Class of 1945
Williams Manning '46
Bill died Feb. 5, 2001,
at his longtime hometown, Macon, Ga. Coming to Princeton from Baylor
School in 1942, he began in engineering but left for the Navy Air
Force in June 1943. After service as pilot ensign until 1946, he
opted to attend North Carolina State in Raleigh in the textile school.
Married to Belle Smith in 1946, he joined Deering Milliken Textiles
in Greensboro and later Burlington Industries, there as vice president.
In 1970 he became president and chair of the Bibb Manufacturing
Co. in Macon. He retired in 1985. He served as president of the
Georgia Textile Manufacturers Assn. and on the board of the Natl.
Assn. of Manufacturers.
Bill enjoyed varsity
football at NC State. He was an active church member. He was predeceased
by his first wife and is survived by his wife, Beverly, his children,
William and Barbara "Bear", a sister, Virginia Moses,
three stepchildren, and several grandchildren. The class extends
sympathy to them all.
The Class of 1946
JACQUES D. WELLS '47
Jacques Wells died Sept.
6, 2000, after having been diagnosed with colon cancer in July.
He was born in Garretsville, Ohio, in 1925.
He received his AB degree
from Princeton, majoring in biology, and in 1949 his MD from Columbia
U. (P&S). Jacques served fellowships in metabolism at Cincinnati
U. and in research with the American Heart Assn. In 1955 he began
a kidney dialysis center, gaining experience in renal biopsy work.
He later joined the Euclid Clinic in Cleveland, where he served
as medical director and on the board of trustees. He was board-certified
in internal medicine.
Jacques was an accomplished
pianist and devoted hours each day to practice. He had many friends
in the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. Words written to him by a friend
summed up Jacques's life: "You have touched many lives with
your gentle spirit and kind heart. You have lived life so softly
and allowed others to appreciate so much joy and beauty."
Jacques and his wife,
Renee, had been married 49 years when she died from cancer in 1998.
The couple had no children. To any surviving family members, the
class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1947
Donald Graham Ewing
Don Ewing, who had been
in failing health, died Feb. 27, 2000, at Kennebunkport, Maine,
where he and Barbara had moved in 1991 in fulfillment of their lifelong
dream. Barbara died in Jan. 1997. She was his joy and reason for
A native of Montclair,
N.J., Don attended Montclair H.S. and came to Princeton in 1944,
graduating in 1949. He was in the Navy from 1945-46. He majored
in biology and was in Colonial.
Don started his business
career with Cone Mills as a merchandise manager. He created and
promoted new fabrics for sportswear. After a crippling heart attack,
he resigned from the textile industry. In due course, he received
teaching certification for science and worked with neurologically
impaired and emotionally disturbed children.
On retiring to Maine,
Don and Barbara operated their tree farm. He was active in civic
affairs. He was an amateur naturalist and an avid birder. He had
a lifelong interest in music and played the organ daily.
To his daughter, Sally
Abbott, and son Robert, the class extends its profound condolences.
The Class of 1948
Charles Robert Nielsen
Bob Nielsen died Mar.
2, 2000, at Hartsville, S.C., to which he and Ruth had retired in
Widely known as "Father
Bob," Bob's career was as a parish priest of the Episcopal
church and as an educator. He and Ruth served parishes in Stamford,
Conn., and Cockeysville, Md. They were associated with Episcopal
schools in Lake Forest, Ill., Lafayette, La., and Jacksonville,
Retirement in Hartsville
was interrupted by a call to be interim headmaster at All Saints
Episcopal School, an assignment which lasted three years. At the
same time he was the founding headmaster of Trinity Collegiate School,
a high quality college preparatory school, and served as supply
rector at several Episcopal churches in the area.
A native of Ridgewood,
N.J., Bob was a graduate of Kent School. At Princeton he was active
in the Student Christian Assn., was a member of Cap and Gown, and
earned highest honors in English. He went on to the Virginia Theological
Seminary and later received his master's in English and education
at the U. of Wisconsin, Madison.
Bob is survived by his
widow, Ruth, and sons Paul, Charles, and John. To them the class
extends its condolences and remembers a loyal Princetonian who considered
his undergraduate years a highlight of his life.
The Class of 1948
William Samuel Costen
Bill died of a heart
attack on Jan. 13, 2001, at his home in Chesterfield, Mo. A native
of St. Louis, he entered Princeton from the John Burroughs School
and returned to Washington [Mo.] U. school of medicine to complete
his medical degree in 1954.
Two years in the Medical
Corps with the 101st Airborne developed his interest in orthopedic
surgery, which became his lifetime pursuit. He was one of the first
doctors in the St. Louis area to use arthroscopy. Hunting for ducks
and geese, and fishing provided relaxation from his work at St.
Luke's Hospital, from which he retired in 1998 after almost 40 years.
He was a member of the Intl. Assn. of Arthroscopy and the Southern
Medical Assn. and served on the staffs of several St. Louis hospitals.
volunteered as doctor for the John Burroughs football team for 10
years. He established the Tom Costen Scholarship there for his son,
a Navy lieutenant who was shot down during the Gulf War.
Bill is survived by his
wife, Karla, daughter Catherine Swope, son Clark, two stepdaughters,
two sisters, two grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. To
his family the class extends its sympathy.
The Class of 1950
Ronald l. Marsching
Ron died at his home
in Woodbury, Conn., on Feb. 7, 2001. Born Mar. 30,1927, in NYC the
son of Robert '08, Ron served in the Merchant Marine before coming
to Princeton. He was a member of Cloister Inn and the Pre-Law Society,
graduating from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and Intl. Affairs.
After graduation from Harvard law school in 1953, he served briefly
advising on legal matters with the Army before commencing corporate
law practice in NYC with the well- known firm of White and Case.
The major portion of his professional life, however, was spent as
general counsel and secretary of US Time Corp. (later Timex, Inc.),
from which he retired as vice chair in 1996.
Ron is survived by his
wife, the former Marjory Duncan, two daughters, Christine Kennedy
and Jane Marsching, and a grandson, Benjamin Kennedy, to all of
whom the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1950
Robert Lewis Smith
Bob died of cancer on
Mar. 4, 2001, at his home in Newton Square, Pa. A history major
at Princetown, he earned his LLB at the U. of Virginia school of
law, using his law training in the Marine Corps after receiving
his commission. He retired in 1987 from a 35-year practice of law
which included a series of officer and administrative positions
in the Philadelphia area.
A varsity athlete at
Princeton, Bob's lifelong passion was tennis. He was a senior competitor,
ranked as high as top 10 in singles and doubles. He was active in
area tennis programs, chaired many US Tennis Assn. committees, and
represented tennis for four years on the US Olympic Committee. In
1997 he was elected to the US Lawn Tennis/Middle States Tennis Hall
volunteered for Princeton and our class. He chaired our 25th Reunion,
served as class president from 1980-85, and left a unique legacy
by founding our mini-reunion tradition.
Bob is survived by his
wife, Karen, son Grove, daughter Shelley White, and three grandsons.
The class will miss one of its leaders and extends its sympathy
to his family.
The Class of 1950
George Alfred Chandler
George suffered from
Parkinson's for many years and died Mar. 6, 2001. He came to Princeton
from Bay Village [Ohio] H.S. At Old Nassau he excelled in many areas:
economics major, Cleveland Club, class governing council, senior
class steering committee, and Cannon Club.
George became an immortal
Tiger on the football field. He was a ferocious quarterback (blocking
back) on coach Caldwell's single wing for four years and was captain
senior year. The team was nationally ranked in 1950. George was
co-awarded the Poe Trophy and is immortalized on a plaque in Princeton
George earned a master's
in business administration from Harvard and was a captain in the
82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War.
George had been a longtime
friend of George Steinbrenner, chair of American Ship Building Co.
Our George, after 20 years with Olin Corp., joined the other George
as president and chief executive of American Ship Building in Tampa.
Our George and his wife,
Sally, then moved to Wisconsin, where he became chair and president
for four years of Aqua Chem Corp.
The Chandlers lived in
Princeton for 10 years, and Sally still does. George is also survived
by sons Jay and David, daughters Nancy and Betsy, and 11 grandchildren.
The class deeply mourns the passing of a classmate who was truly
The Class of 1951
WILLIAM DWIGHT '51
Bill died Mar. 5 of heart
disease. He came to Princeton from Deerfield Academy. With us he
was a member of SPIA, graduating from the Woodrow Wilson School,
was business manager of the Nassau Sovereign, a member of Cottage
Club, and was on the crew four years.
He was wounded as a Marine
platoon commander in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart with
two battle stars. Bill's career thereafter was multiple. Beginning
with his family's Massachusetts newspapers, he was successively
a trainee with the Hartford Courant, a reporter on the Holyoke Transcript
Telegram, associate publisher, and editor and publisher.
Following his newspaper
career, Bill owned and operated a Holyoke restaurant. He was also
involved in Massachusetts politics as an aide to Republican Congressman
Silvio Conte. Later he was an economic adviser to Congressman John
W. Oliver and a tutor at Holyoke Community College to students in
grammar and writing.
Bill was president of
the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, vice president of the Mount Tom
Council of Boy Scouts, and was on the board of the Visiting Nurses
Assn. of the Pioneer Valley.
Bill is survived by his
wife, Julie, four children from his first marriage, brother Don
'53, a sister, and six grandchildren. The class sends its deep sympathy
to them all.
The Class of 1951
ANDREW BANKS NEELY
Andy died Jan. 13, 2001,
in Beverly, Mass., where he and his family had gathered to celebrate
his nephew's wedding.
Andy came to Princeton
from Juniata Joint H.S. in Mifflintown, Pa. At Princeton he majored
in economics and was a member of the band, Pre-Law Society, and
Andy's career began in
Chicago with Blunt, Ellis & Simmons, and he became CEO and president
of the Illinois Co. from 1984-89. Since then he was with First Union
Securities. He served on the eighth District Committee and arbitration
boards of the Natl. Assn. of Securities Dealers.
Andy dedicated himself
to family, friends, community, outdoor recreation, and the arts.
He was the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs's only four term
elder, a teacher, adviser, and mentor to youth. He was a village
trustee from 1965-68 and was active in the Theatre of Western Springs.
Andy loved the outdoors:
hiking, tennis, cross country skiing, canoeing, etc. He loved music
and played piano, banjo, flute, and piccolo.
He is survived by Jill,
his wife, daughters Alison, Susan, and Katherine, brother John,
and a cloud of other familial witnesses. The class will miss him.
The Class of 1951
CLAYTON MAURICE SHEEDY
Clayt died Nov. 14, 2000,
from complications from surgery the previous May. At Princeton he
majored in history, was a member of Tiger Inn, a manager of the
Student Banner Agency, and was on the lacrosse team.
Clayt joined the Marines
after graduation and was commissioned second lieutenant in the Marine
Corps Reserve. He became a battalion executive officer for the Navy
Sixth Fleet Marine Force with a tour of duty in the Mediterranean.
He left the service with the rank of captain.
His career was in investments,
first with Natl. City Bank in NYC, then with Dean Witter & Co.
in San Francisco. He ended his career as vice president with Capital
Group Corp. in LA. He retired to Laguna Beach, then moved to Larkspur,
Calif., in Mar. 2000 to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
Clayt was a devoted lover
of history, a scrupulous scholar of the Civil War, and an obdurate
yet resigned Red Sox fan. He had three loves in his life: his children
and grandchildren, Princeton, and the Marine Corps.
Clayt is survived by
his sons, Michael, Hank, Chris, and Kevin, and by daughters Joanne,
Trina, Laurie, Meghan, and Deidre. The class sends its deep condolences.
The Class of 1951
Michael Anthony Orlando
Mike, who died of cancer
Dec. 26, 2000, had deep roots in Camden County, N.J., where he was
born and died. He had lived in the town of Westmont for 40 years.
Entering Princeton with the large Lawrenceville contingent, Mike
majored in history, was in Whig-Clio, and belonged to the Intl.
Relations Club. During his four years, he roomed with John Arrington,
Bill Cassin, and George Clifton and was a member of Cannon. At graduation
Mike received his lieutenant's commission and completed his artillery
training at Ft. Sill, in Oklahoma, in the fall of 1953.
He married June Hall
on Nov. 25 of that year and shortly was sent to Korea. He made the
best of a bad situation there and was given a Meritorious Service
commendation in "the forgotten army which was in the forgotten
war." After discharge he got his law degree from Penn. He was
a dedicated Catholic, an able attorney, volunteered for kindred
professional associations, and was a member of the Tavistock Country
Club and Links Golf Club.
Profound sympathy to
June, sons Michael A. Jr., Samuel W., and Andrew M., daughters Denise
Orlando and Danielle Vondran, three grandchildren, and a sister.
We who glumly trudged down to the armory at Princeton for bleak
7:40 a.m. military science classes with Mike won't forget his enthusiasm
and quick wit. He brightened our day.
The Class of 1953
VICTOR STEPHEN PRELLER
Vic, who typified a classmate
in Princeton's service, died Jan. 19, 2001, of pneumonia at the
Princeton Medical Center after having been a member of the university's
department of religion for 30 years before retiring in 1995. He
served as master of the Graduate College from 1985-90. An ordained
priest in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, Vic did parish work
for three years and was a priest associate at All Saints Church
in Princeton for over 20 years. He was a fellow of the Oratory of
the Good Shepherd. A Philadelphia native but raised in Merchantville,
Vic lived in Princeton.
Entering from Moorestown
[N.J.] H.S., Vic majored in history, was secretary of the St. Paul's
Society, and was active in Whig Clio. He was a director of Perspective
magazine and was vice president of Court Club. He received his theology
diploma from Keble College, Oxford U., England in 1954 and a bachelor's
in sacred theology from General Theological Seminary [N.Y.] in 1956.
In 1965 he obtained his doctorate in religion from Princeton.
Vic was a lifelong bachelor.
We lift up in prayer and extend our heartfelt condolences to his
brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Anne Preller, a nephew, Victor
II, and his wife, Gabrielle, and two grandnieces.
The Class of 1953
Donald Danforth jr.
The class officers were
saddened to learn that Donald died on Mar. 30, 2001, at his St.
Louis home. Born in St. Louis, Don prepared for Princeton at St.
Louis Country Day School. At Princeton he majored in economics and
was a member of Cottage Club. He subsequently obtained a degree
in business administration from Washington U. He served in the Army
in Germany. He became executive vice president of Ralston Purina
and later founded Danforth AgriResources, Inc. He served on the
board of many organizations and was chair of the American Youth
Foundation for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his
wife, Carolyn, three daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren, two
brothers, and a sister. The class extends its sympathy to all in
The Class of 1954
Peter F. Metcalf '59
Peter, one of nine Metcalfs
to attend Princeton, died Jan. 26, 2001, in his winter home in Venice,
Fla., after a five-year struggle with cancer.
A graduate of Phillips
Andover, Peter worked on the Daily Princetonian, joined Colonial
Club, and majored in history at Princeton.
Peter worked for Columbian
Rope Co. of Auburn, N.Y., for 25 years, serving in Manila for 12
years, and as president from 1982-85, when he retired. While in
the Philippines he was an avid offshore racer and commodore of the
Manila Yacht Club. After retiring he dedicated himself to local
business concerns and extensive philanthropic work, including service
as president of the Columbian Foundation in Auburn, which supports
local human services agencies. Following the death of his beloved
wife, Nancy, in 1993, he devoted countless volunteer hours to local
hospitals in Syracuse and Venice and was a director of the St. James
Episcopal Church Foundation in Skaneateles, N.Y., which he also
served as a Eucharist minister and lector.
Peter leaves a son, Toby,
a daughter, Stacy, a granddaughter, Madeline, a brother, Philip
'64, a sister, Elizabeth, and a devoted family of friends who will
miss his forthright opinions, optimism, and unfailing courage.
The Class of 1959
Michael R. Zales '59
Mike Zales, an exuberant
son of Princeton, died May 4, 2000, at home in Tucson of heart disease.
Born in NYC and raised
in Stamford, Conn., Mike graduated from St. Luke's School in New
Canaan. At Princeton he double-majored in religion and European
literature and belonged to Court Club, Whig-Clio, and the Pre-Medical
Mike graduated from Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in 1964, served as a squadron medical
officer in the Navy, and practiced psychiatry in Greenwich, where
he was chair of the psychology department at Greenwich Hospital,
president of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and the
Benjamin Rush Society, and chair of the publications committee of
the American College of Psychology.
Prior to defecting to
the Arizona desert in 1987, he taught for many years at Yale and
the Hebrew Union College and occasionally at Dartmouth during the
summer months, when the family resided in nearby Quechee, Vt. During
his 13 years in Tucson, he taught at the U. of Arizona Health Sciences
Center and Tucson Medical Center and was active in the Jewish community.
Michael is survived by
his wife, Ruth, his daughter, Melissa Koller '85, his son, Samuel,
and three granddaughters. The class extends its heartfelt condolences
The Class of 1959
Stephen f. Wright
We recently learned that
Stephen died in June 1998 of a heart attack following routine surgery.
Steve had been suffering from RRP (Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis),
a rare disorder which caused polyps to grow on his larynx, which
eventually was surgically removed.
Steve came to Princeton
in his sophomore year from San Jose, having spent his freshman year
at Pomona. He roomed with John Elting Treat and Philip Webster '68
in 34 Campbell Hall, was a member of Colonial Club, and majored
in comparative literature. On the editorial board of the Nassau
Lit, he also wrote film and theater reviews for the Prince.
Steve pursued graduate studies before entering the Navy as an intelligence
officer. He served, among other places, in Libya when Col. Qaddafi
overthrew King Idris.
After his Navy service,
Steve settled in the south of France and later moved to Paris. In
the 1980s he returned to the US and worked in the Boston area and
in Washington, DC.
Steve is survived by
his wife, Pauline, a son and a daughter, who ask that memorial donations
be made to: RRP Foundation, P.O. Box 6643, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648
The Class of 1967
Timothy m. McNamara
Tim died at home in Falls
Church, Va., on Dec. 12, 2000, surrounded by family. He had head
and neck cancer.
Tim came to Princeton
from Lakenheath H.S., in England. A Cottage member, he was a WWS
graduate focused on Russia. Very active in ROTC, he was briefly
a Footnote and a Tigertone and rowed all four years on the heavyweight
Following four years
as an infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and Fifth Special
Forces, Tim left active duty in 1982. A successful yearlong fight
against leukemia interrupted his subsequent attendance at Hopkins
SAIS. He returned to receive his MA in international relations,
specializing in Soviet studies.
Since 1985 he had served
as an intelligence officer with the CIA in Central and Eastern Europe,
the Balkans, and Washington. He actively supported critical issues
facing the US government in Central and Eastern Europe during the
1990s, including the reunification of Germany, the Balkan conflict,
and the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe. Tim was recently
awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.
Tim is remembered for
his integrity, compassion, enthusiasm, and ready smile. Survivors
include his wife, Julie Kingan McNamara '79, and their daughter,
The Class of 1978
Lisa Muniz '90
Lisa died in an accident
on Nov. 16, 2000. At Princeton she majored in psychology, served
as art chair in the Quadrangle Cub and vice president of the Student
Consulting Initiative, and was a member of Butler College, Infinity
Limited, Accion Puertorriquea y Amigos, and the Third World Center.
After graduation Lisa
worked in Seattle and then moved to Lawrenceville, N.J. She was
working for Lucent and happy to be living close to the university
and her family, especially her new nephew/godson, whom she was "teaching
the words to 'Old Nassau' even though he was having trouble signing
without any teeth."
Lisa's interests included
Volksmarch, a group that sponsored walks in urban and rural areas.
She also became a wonderful gardener, growing houseplants indoors
and managing great vegetable and herb gardens on whatever patios
or lawn patches went with her various apartments.
Lisa's family and friends
have set up a scholarship in her memory. Checks and correspondence
should specifically read "Lisa Muniz Memorial Scholarship"
and be sent to: Recording Secretary, Princeton University, Box 140,
Princeton, NJ 08544.
The Class of 1990