July 4, 2001 Memorials


Chas died Dec. 27, 2000. He prepared for Princeton at Indianapolis Prep, where he was active in football, basketball, and baseball. At Princeton he was on the freshman football, baseball, and lacrosse teams.

After graduation he went to work for the Lewis Meier Manufacturing Co. of Indianapolis. He became president of that firm for 30 years. In his later years he owned and operated the Seville Apartments. He was a founding member of the Sailing Club at Geist. A former Eagle Scout, he remained active in scouting.

He is survived by his wife, Martha H. Hofmann Buschmann, a daughter, Anna B. Halstead, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. To all of them the class offers its sincerest sympathy.

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Jim died Mar. 9, 2001. He came to Princeton from Lawrenceville. He was a member of Cottage Club. After graduation he attended Northwestern U. law school, from which he received his JD in 1933. He practiced law in Quincy, Ill. He was the owner of Illinois Collection Services and later owned Quinsippi Loan Co.

Jim was an active member of First Union Congregational Church, where he taught Sunday school and was on the board of deacons. He was a former member of the Blessing Hospital Board, Adams County Historical Society, where he served as president, and the Quincy Humane Society, where he served as an officer.

In 1962 he married Arlene Weis, who predeceased him. Survivors include two nephews, Montgomery B. and Philip, a niece, Ann C. Smith, and great-nieces and great-nephews. To all of them, the class extends its sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1929

Paul Maloney '30

Paul died at home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on May 14, 2001, of complications from diabetes. He was 93. He graduated from Friends Central School in Philadelphia in 1924 and studied at Phillips Academy in Andover. A history major, he was elected Phi Beta Kappa his junior year. He was a member of Dial Lodge. In 1993 he graduated from U. of Pennsylvania law school.

Paul clerked for a state supreme court justice before a career as a Philadelphia lawyer. He retired from the firm of Pepper Hamilton in 1975. During WWII he was a legal officer in the Navy's Office of General Counsel in Washington. During the 1960s in Philadelphia, he was president of the Citizens Crime Commission and the Landmarks Society. For years he served as a board member of Friends Central and received their Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Paul was an active skier, golfer, and hiker - activities he pursued into his late 80s. He spent summers at his family's Adirondack camp in Blue Mt. Lake. Paul attended our 70th reunion.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Virginia, son Clifton '60, daughter Virginia Lawrence, and four grandchildren, including Christina Paul Maloney '02.

The Class of 1930


Johnny was born Sept. 7, 1909, in Pittsburgh and died on Mar. 20, 2001, at his retirement home on Hilton Head Island, S.C., at the age of 91.

He attended Shadyside Academy before coming to Princeton, where he was on the freshman track squad, class football team, boxing team, and a member of Quadrangle Club. Following graduation he went to the U. of Pittsburgh and earned an LLB degree in 1934. He became an assistant trust officer in the Colonial Trust Co. Two years later he joined the Shenango Furnace Co. as treasurer and eventually became executive vice president. He retired in 1974.

From 1950-51, Johnny was president of the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Western Pennsylvania. He belonged to the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club of Pittsburgh, the Dusquesne Club, the Allegheny Country Club, and the Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier. He was also a trustee of Thiel College, a director of Fansteel, Inc., of North Chicago, and a treasurer of the Borough of Sewickley Heights.

Johnny was formerly married to Anne A. Rose and Lucy Williams, both deceased, and is survived by one sister, Elizabeth F. Shoyer, two sons, John K. and Donald R., five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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George was born Feb. 7, 1910, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2001. He prepared at the St. Louis Country Day School and the Kent School. At Princeton he became involved in the football managerial competition, undergraduate athletic association, board of athletic control, and Cottage Club.

Following graduation, George worked for two years for the Boston firm of Scudder, Stevens and Clark and then three years for the NRA in Washington. He entered the Navy in Jan. 1941 and served as an industrial relations and personnel officer attached to the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and the Bureau of Ships. He received a bureau citation and a Secnav ribbon for his work and held the rank of lieutenant-commander upon discharge in Sept. 1945.

Between jobs in the advertising business he managed to sneak in a couple of years ranching. But otherwise he was with the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency and finally the Gardner Advertising Agency until he retired in 1970.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to the surviving members of his family.

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Samuel Mummey Kennard III '33

Sam, retired president of the Kennard Corp., died at his summer home in Mantoloking, N.J., on Apr. 2, 2001. He was 90. He lived in St. Louis.

After a brief time as a civil engineer and as a laboratory technician, Sam started the Kennard Corp. in the late 1930s, a manufacturing company of heat-transfer products. He sold the company to the American Air Filter Co. of Louisville in the late 1950s. Sam became vice president of this company for a short time before he retired. He later formed another company, Kennard Industries, of which he remained president until 1990.

In addition to raising a large family, Sam found time for photography, gardening, fishing, and "railroading." He belonged to the Noonday Club and the St. Louis Country Club.

His wife, Mildred, died in 1996. Sam is survived by three daughters, Lucy Bell, Anne Maury, and Mary Perry, and two sons, Samuel M. III and John II, and eight grandchildren. This vigorous, constantly industrious man will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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William Noble Lockwood '33

Bill was born in Buffalo on July 4, 1905. He died June 22, 1994. He was 88.

Bill majored in geology at Princeton. After graduation he continued his studies in geology and in 1939 became head of the geology department at Marshall College. In that year he also married Laura E. Truesdell in Buffalo. They had one daughter, Gretchen Noble. In 1944 he became assistant state geologist in Tennessee. Since 1946 he served the government in various locations and capacities. Bill was active in the Kiwanis Club and was interested in antiques.

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William Randolph Cosby '34

Bill, who ended a noteworthy career in banking in 1974 as chair and CEO of the Princeton Bank and Trust Co., died Feb. 8, 2001. For the last 20 years, he lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Bill started banking with Citibank in NYC, where he worked from 1934-42. After three years in the Navy during WWII, he joined Provident Trust Co. in Philadelphia and in 1962 moved to Princeton. He served also as vice chair and chair of the executive commission of Horizon Bancorp, as a member of the executive commission of the New Jersey Bankers Assn., and for three years as a director of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank.

At various times Bill was chair of the Princeton chapter of the American Red Cross, on the executive committee of the Princeton Civic Assn. and of Recording for the Blind, and Boy Scout commissioner for Chester County, Pa.

Bill's wife, Peggy Mifflen, died in 1994. Surviving are a son, William R. Jr., a brother, Norman '41, and several nieces and nephews. His brother Joseph T. '29 died in 1987, and brother Frank V. '37 died in 1986.

The Class of 1934

Edward Mitchell Murray '34

Ted Murray, who retired in 1985 as director of research at Ammirati and Puris, a small NYC advertising agency, after 30 years with Young & Rubicam, died Mar. 13, 2001. He was 89. He was one of only 20 Princeton alumni to have contributed to AG every year since its start in 1940.

Since 1990, Ted was a resident of Crosslands, a retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa., where, among other activities, he served as president of the residents' association. Before moving to Crosslands he lived for 41 years in Port Washington, N.Y., where he was "involved," in his words, "in sailing, singing, amateur theater, and community leadership - the Episcopal church, as Sunday school teacher, lay reader, vestryman, warden, etc."

In 1947, Ted married Gainor Lowry, a 1944 Wheaton college graduate, who survives him; as do a daughter, Margaret, a son, Robert, a daughter-in-law, Lucy Richardson Murray, and a granddaughter, Katherine Meadows Murray. To them, we offer our sincere sympathies.

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John, who as editor of the editorial page of the NY Times from 1961-76 held one of the most prestigious positions in journalism, died Apr. 5, 2001, following a stroke two weeks earlier. He would have received his second George Polk journalism award on Apr. 18 and celebrated his 88th birthday on Apr. 23.

John wrote that professionally his "greatest satisfaction" came from his work as "reporter, editor, writer, commentator on domestic and foreign political affairs, and also as something of a pioneer in environmental journalism." He originated the Times op-ed page in 1970 and championed gun control, civil and constitutional rights, financing for the arts and humanities, and American withdrawal from the Vietnam war.

John was our valedictorian, a Rhodes scholar, and voted "most brilliant" and "most likely to succeed." When a classmate congratulated him on being named editorial page editor of the Times, he quipped that it was the same job he'd held nearly 30 years before on another paper, the Daily Princetonian. In 1970 he was awarded Princeton's Woodrow Wilson prize for having "devoted his life to conveying honest news and discerning editorials to his fellow citizens."

Surviving are John's wife of 56 years, Margery Hartman Oakes, three daughters, Andra, Alison, and Cynthia '78, a son, George '83, and seven grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934


"Jake" died Feb. 19, 2001. After Princeton he received his law degree in 1941 from Fordham U. In 1968, NYU granted him a degree of doctor of laws. He retired from law practice in 1992.

During WWII he served four years as both a weather and legal officer in the Air Force. He also served during the Korean War as a judge advocate in Japan. He retired as a colonel.

His hobbies included playing the organ, piano, viola, and restoring violins. He performed in symphony orchestras and sang tenor for New York oratorios in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

In 1972, as valedictorian, he and his son, John K. '69, were simultaneously ordained Methodist ministers by the Boston U. seminary. Soon thereafter he was installed as an assistant pastor of the Woodbury [N.Y.] Methodist Church. At our 60th reunion he helped conduct our class memorial service. He retired to Brookville, Fla., in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Antoinette, a daughter, Julia Chase, sons John K. and Charles K., stepsons Stephen Ryan III and Franc Bruno, stepdaughters Melinda, Patricia, and Lu Ann Bruno, a brother, Charles, 10 grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Jake was a most loyal Princetonian and classmate.

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Dave died Apr. 3, 2001, of Alzheimer's disease.

He was associated with the insurance brokerage firm of Johnson and Higgins for 40 years, retiring as senior vice president and managing partner. He was a former director of the Insurance Federation of New York, a member of the Natl. Assn. of Insurance Brokers, the Green Mountain Horse Assn., the Morgan Horse Club, the Princeton Club of New York, the New York Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Land Trust, the Sons of the American Revolution, and was a governor of the New York Mayflower Society.

During WWII he was a Navy lieutenant with the Office of Strategic Services in London. After retiring from business, he was chair of the board of trustees of Colby-Sawyer College, was the recipient of its Susan Colgate Medal for Distinguished Service, and received an honorary doctor of laws in 1991.

Dave is survived by his wife, Suzanne Talcott Curry Winton, daughters Diana W. Hayes, Priscilla W. Bynum, and Anne W. Black, eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Dave served on our class executive committee. He was a strong supporter of Princeton's needs. We recall that, at our 50th reunion, he led the class on his orange-and-black-painted motorcycle in the P-rade.

The Class of 1936


Lifelong resident of Monmouth Beach, N.J., and described in the local newspaper as "perhaps the best-known political figure in borough history," Sid Johnson died Mar. 14, 2001. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Mary, and children Lynn, Mary Ann, Madeline, Sid Jr., and Vivian, as well as eight grandchildren. Granddaughter Sarah Stein is Class of '97.

At Lawrenceville, Sid was in the Press and History Clubs and was active in house athletics. He majored in history at Princeton and graduated with honors; he was a member of Arbor Inn. After Columbia law school, he went with Milton, McNulty & Augulli in Jersey City until 1948, except for a two-year hitch in the Army, serving as a sergeant mostly in the ETO. He then owned and managed the family MB Cold Storage Co.

In 1949 his team unseated two incumbents and took political control of the town, never losing an election in 10 campaigns. He served as a powerful elected borough leader, mayor or commissioner, and was with the Monmouth County prosecutor's office for parts of 50 years. He retired from public life in 1997. The Monmouth Beach library is named in his honor, and he served as president of the Monmouth County vocational school board for more than 20 years.

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Robert Mayer '37

Bob Mayer died Apr. 1, 2001. His wife of 58 years, Ann, died in 1997, but he left good friend Betty Kahn, sons Andy and Jeff, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

At Peddie, Bob was into soccer, publications, and dramatics. At Princeton he majored in philosophy and was awarded the Alexander Guthrie McCosh prize, was photographic editor of the Pictorial, and was a member of the Philosophy Forum and Arbor Inn. After two years of stock marketing, Bob enrolled at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in civil engineering. Pearl Harbor meant a job with Brewster Aero Corp., where he ended up as assistant coordinator. In 1944 he was a design engineer for Lear Avia, makers of aircraft electronics and also took an MC from Brooklyn Polytech. He founded his own design firm, Robert Mayer Associates. Later, Bob became the director of several corporations, including Samson United of Rochester. He found his avocation manufacturing industrial lubricants for Ore-Lube Corp. and the Tribology Tech Lube. Bob was renowned in this field, getting published in several industrial journals.

He was a lieutenant-colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and spent most of his spare time playing bridge. He was on the Princeton Club of New York bridge team with Van Tippett.

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Andy was a resident of NYC but died on Apr. 8, 2001, in a hospice in Wayland, Mass., after a yearlong struggle to overcome lymphoma.

After preparing at Blair Academy, where he was on the swimming team and the publications board, Andy majored in English at Princeton, was on the News Board, was a columnist for the Daily Princetonian, and was a member of Court Club.

During WWII, Andy served in the Army Signal Corps in Greenland and the Aleutians.

His career was as a broker and partner in Newburger, Loeb & Co. until it ceased operations. Since then and until his last illness, he worked at Lebenthal & Co., which ran a "tombstone" in the NY Times reading: "This true gentleman took care of his clients and treated all of them like one of his family."

With the first of his three wives, Babette, he had two daughters, Mary Ann Gore and Betty Kornitzer, both of whom survive him, as do six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two Princeton nephews, Herbert Kaufmann '55 and John Newburger '65, also survive him. The class extends sincere condolences to all his family.

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Richard Howard Demaree '39

Dick died at home in West Long Branch, N.J., on Mar. 6, 2001, after a lengthy illness. From the day he opened his practice in 1945 until he retired in 1987, he was always known as a true family doctor, giving medical care the old-fashioned way. Whether making house calls at 2:00 a.m., delivering babies, making rounds at the hospital or nursing homes, or walking the sidelines of the local high school games, Dick always put others first. When we honored him with the Class of '39 Award in 1979, our citation concluded, "The world would be a healthier place if there were more docs like Dick Demaree. We wish he lived in our hometown."

Dick was a captain in the Army during the Korean War and over the years served in countless civic, charitable, and professional posts. He told us that the best part of his life revolved around his family: his wife, Barbara, daughter Christine, five sons, Alex, John, James, Peter, and Eric, his sister, Elizabeth, 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To all of them, we offer our sympathy.

The Class of 1939

Gardner Fordyce Gillespie Jr. '39

"Spider" died Mar. 25, 2001, of post-polio syndrome at a hospital near his assisted living home in Chester, Conn. He had been having trouble walking in recent years, highly unfair as he had polio at the age of eight. He and Eliza, his wife of 59 years, lived in Rye, N.Y., until he retired in 1983. A longtime insurance executive in NYC, he later served as president of Frank B. Hall, Westchester.

He helped organize the United Fund in Rye, served on the zoning board, on the board of Westchester Council of the Arts, and was a vestryman of Christ Church. During WWII he served in the Army's cyclone division in the Philippines. A devoted fly fisherman, he was a member of the Angler's Club of New York and served as president of the Hammonasset Fishing Club in North Madison, Conn. Also a photographer, he collaborated with Eliza, a portrait and landscape painter, on mixed-media projects.

He is survived by Eliza and their four children, daughters Susan and Nancy and sons Gardner III and Douglas, as well as nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. We join them in affectionate farewell to our friend.

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Wallace Wylie Judd '39

Wylie died Feb. 5, 2001, of a massive heart attack. He and Vera, his wife of 61 years, had just moved in November to Adamstown, Md., to be near members of their family. They had been longtime residents of Dayton, Ohio, where Wylie, a mechanical engineer, had worked for Standard Register for 29 years. There, he was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church, of national and local societies of professional engineers, the Centerville Historical Society, the county chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. But what meant the most to him were his family and working with the Boy Scouts and the church.

Vera tells us that Wylie had fond memories of Princeton, especially of playing guard on the championship 150-lb. football team. He and Vera were married in the Princeton Chapel in 1939. Doug Caney and Buz Bedford were in the wedding party. Their second son, Wallace, was in the Class of '66. He survives, as do sons Robert and Larry, daughter Peggy Gelhard, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. We offer sincere sympathy to the entire family.

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Richard Bernard Wathen '39

Dick died Mar. 14, 2001, near his longtime summer residence in Maine. Born in Jeffersonville, Ind., he served for 18 years in that state's legislature as a Republican who routinely won elections in heavily Democratic Clark County. Known for lack of partisanship and his hard work on behalf of all the community, he was serving as minority whip when he retired in 1992. He graduated from Indiana U. law school before joining the Navy during WWII, where he participated in the capture of submarine U-505 and later commanded LST 864 in the Pacific campaign. He worked for the CIA for four years before returning to Jeffersonville to take over the family home.

Always a man of letters, he once served as editor of Story magazine and authored three books, the last of which is Wathen's Law, a nonfiction account of his experiences in the legislature.

His first wife, Viola James, died in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Amelie Walmsley, sons Richard and John, daughter Viola Sheehan, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. We offer them our sympathy.

The Class of 1939

Neil Carothers III '41

Neil died Mar. 6, 2001. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in electrical engineering. He was awarded the Triede Cup in wrestling (placing second in the Eastern Intercollegiates), played soccer, and joined Cap and Gown. He roomed with Dick Bowen.

Commissioned ensign in June 1941, Neil served primarily as a test pilot throughout WWII, retiring as a lieutenant-commander.

His father was one of the first Rhodes Scholars, and in 1948, after working at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Neil became the oldest Rhodes Scholar on record, thanks to a waiver of the age limit due to his five years of military service. At Merton College, Oxford, he earned his BA and MA in philosophy, politics, and economics.

He had a distinguished career as science adviser to the State Department, then the Natl. Science Foundation, and lastly as special representative of the Intl. Union for the Preservation of Nature and Natural Resources and of the Natl. Academy of Sciences to the countries of South America.

An active Republican, Neil served on the Natl. Finance Committee and was active in several presidential campaigns.

Divorced from Mary DeLimur in 1974, he is survived by his second wife, Katryna B., two sons, Neil IV and Andre, three stepsons, Jason, Adam, and Timothy Herrick, as well as his two brothers, Hamilton '44 and Stuart '45.

The Class of 1941

Edward Saul Dulcan '41

Ed died Mar. 18, 2001, of Alzheimer's. disease

Coming to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy, he majored in modern languages and literature, graduating with high honors, and was a member of Key and Seal.

He entered the Navy in June 1941, was commissioned in Mar. 1942, then took amphibious training and was on the USS Hugh L. Scott when it was sunk off North Africa in Nov. 1942.

Ed was first a commanding officer of a LCL(L) and then commanding officer of an LCL(L) group for the Okinawa campaign, retiring as a lieutenant-commander.

Then he worked for the Hecht Co. in Washington, DC, before building and operating a resort hotel in St. Petersburg.

In 1958, Ed joined the Philadelphia office of the Small Business Administration, transferring to Washington headquarters the next year. He was appointed executive secretary of the departmental task force for equal opportunity in business; he retired from government service in 1975. He later joined the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, finally retiring in 1985.

His marriages to Mary Ann, Virginia, and Marjorie all ended in divorce. Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth Kinser, a brother, and three grandchildren.

The Class of 1941

James Sterling Hutcheson '41

Hutch died Mar. 1, 2001. He was born in Nanking, China, but came to Princeton from Houston as part of the large Hill School contingent in our class. He majored in philosophy, played JV soccer, was associate editor of the Nassau Sovereign, and joined Tower Club. He roomed with Lou Pyle during his junior and senior years.

During his service in the Navy, Hutch spent two and a half years on the battleship New Mexico, seeing action at Guadacanal, Attu, Gilberts, Marshalls, Marianas, and the Philippines, retiring as a lieutenant-commander.

Then, after graduating from Stanford law school, he joined the law firm of Gray, Cary, Ware and Freidenrich, in San Diego, where he spent his entire career as a trial lawyer.

In 1972 he and his wife, Marilyn, purchased part interest in a ranch in the San Diego mountains, raising cattle, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors on weekends.

Hutch is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 56 years, two daughters, Holly and Joanne, three sons, James, Scott, and Allen, in addition to six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Class of 1941

Manuel Gillet Johnson '41

Manny died Mar. 23, 2000, of a massive stroke.

A graduate of Deerfield Academy, he majored in biology at Princeton. He was vice president of Colonial Club, and his various roommates included Bob Bancs, Hunt Brown, and Decatur Baldwin.

Manny saw 22 months of sea duty during WWII, including tours on PC boats in the Pacific, destroyer escort work in the South Atlantic, and antisubmarine patrol; he left the Navy as lieutenant (s.g.).

Then moving to Bethlehem, Pa., he joined the Aldrich Pump Co. in Allentown (later part of Ingersoll-Rand), where he spent his entire career.

An avid golfer at the Saucon Valley Country Club, after he retired he spent his time as a gardener and a builder of wooden ship models.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Georgiana Mazard Johnson, a son, John '67, daughters Serena and Susan, and four grandchildren.

The Class of 1941

Allison Booth Landolt '41

Al died May 15, 2000. He prepared at the Ashville School and White Plains [N.Y.] H.S. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, graduating with honors. A member of Campus Club, he roomed with Fred Wood and Gary Piccione.

After Columbia medical school, Al interned at Roosevelt Hospital in New York before Army service at Fort Dix. He then served his residency in psychiatry at New York Hospital, Westchester division, before embarking on a distinguished career as a psychiatrist. He continued in active practice until just a few weeks before he died.

Al was director of psychiatry at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., a fellow of the American Psychiatric Assn. and American College of Psychiatrists, an adjunct assistant professor at Cornell U., former president of the Westchester County Medical Society, and served as president (1984), vice president, and assistant secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

Predeceased by his first wife, Nancy Cleland Wagner, Al is survived by his wife, Susan Fredell Landolt, four sons, Cleland, Peter '72, Bruce, and Matthew '81, two daughters, Nancy and Sarah '85; and eight grandchildren.

The Class of 1941

William Daniel Wilson '41 *48

Bill died Apr. 12, 2001. The son of missionaries, he grew up in Osaka and Tokyo, coming to Princeton by way of South Pasadena, Calif., and Westfield [N.J.] H.S.

He majored in architecture, joined Cloister Inn, achieved Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude.

As a Navy lieutenant, Bill was overseas for 20 months as communications officer aboard a destroyer in both European and Pacific waters.

Earning his MFA from Princeton, he became a partner in the architectural firm of Holden, Egan, Wilson and Corser, joining the Gruzen Partnership as general partner in 1957, specializing in residential developments.

Pro bono activities included Citizens Housing and Planning Council of NYC (vice president and past board chair), fellow of the American Institute of Architects and past president of the New York chapter, and membership in the Century Assn.; he was also our first class agent, then vice president, and lastly secretary of our class, spanning 1979-2000.

Predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Phair, Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Corry, three sons, Peter '66, Rodman, and Christopher '73, two grandchildren, two bothers, Rodman '43 and George '45, and his sister, Anne.

The Class of 1941

Jacques David Wimpfheimer '41

Jack died in Oct. 2000. A graduate of Lawrenceville, at Princeton he majored in psychology, played football, and was a member of Tower.

A B-25 pilot, Jack flew 54 missions with the 12th Air Force, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six clusters.

Joining the family business, A. Wimpfheimer & Bros., Inc., owners of the American Velvet Co. in Stonington, Conn., Jack became president in 1954 and chair in 1962. He also was chair of the board of their subsidiary, Denholme Velvet, in Yorkshire, England.

As an owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses, he enjoyed racing them in the U.S. and France. Jack served several terms on the board of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assn. here, and as president and chair of the Intl. Committee.

A longtime resident of Stonington, he was very active in the community. A member of the board of trustees of the Mystic Seaport and the board of the Western R.I. Hospital, he was also director of Freedom House in New York.

Predeceased by a son, Jacques Jr., he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise Merriwether, two sons, Donald and James, and two grandchildren.

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Alex died Mar. 4, 2001, after a long illness, in St. Davids, Pa., his home for most of his life. A Philadelphia native, he practiced family medicine in St. Davids following his medical education and training.

Coming to Princeton from Haverford School, Alex majored in geology, was elected to Sigma Xi, and was a member of Cottage Club. After receiving his MD at the U. of Pennsylvania in 1945, he interned at Pennsylvania Hospital and then served in the Army Medical Corps, at the VA hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio, until 1948, with the rank of captain, followed by a three-year residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. After joining the staff of Bryn Mawr Hospital in 1951, he formed his own practice. He was president and treasurer of the local Visiting Nurse Assn. and served on its board of directors, and was medical director of Cathcart Health Center in Devon, Pa., from 1951-90. He was also on the board of directors of the United Fund of Philadelphia.

Alex is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, his children, Barbara, Martha, and Marianna, and by six grandchildren, to whom the class extends its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1942


George died Feb. 8, 2001, of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

He was born in St. Louis, prepped at St. Paul's School, and graduated from Princeton summa cum laude.

During WWII, George served as captain of artillery in the ETO, receiving the Bronze Star. He also re-upped for the Korean War as an intelligence captain in Washington, DC.

Following a distinguished career at General Steel Industries, he retired in 1972. That same year George ran on the Republican ticket for state representative from Ladue, Mo. He won, and his constituents returned him to Washington seven more times. He enjoyed the respect and admiration of voters and colleagues alike. In 1988 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorialized, "As a watchdog of the public purse strings . . . he has no equal in the Missouri House."

George is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Katherine Wells, three daughters, Katherine Wailing, Trimble Stamell, and Lucy Shattuck, and five grandchildren. To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy.

The Class of 1943


"Bud" died Dec. 5, 1999. Bud entered Princeton as a resident of the town, having prepared at the Hun School. At Princeton he joined Cannon Club and was a member of the varsity crew. Appropriately, he served in the Navy as an officer in the amphibious corps and saw combat in the Pacific. At the end of WWII, he married the former Eileen Wheeler of Beverly Hills and, after earning his degree in economics from Princeton in 1947, he moved to California, where he resided for the rest of his life. Bud devoted his career to human resources management and retired in 1985 after 20 years with the Syntex Corp. in Palo Alto.

Bud's 50th reunion book submission concluded by thanking all of his classmates for their friendship during his years at Old Nassau. Reciprocating, we extend our sympathy to Eileen and our congratulations on the happy 55 years of marriage, for which Bud expressed his obvious appreciation.

The Class of 1945


Bill died Dec. 7, 1998. He was a resident of Albuquerque. Bill entered Princeton from Hotchkiss, son of George W. Johnson 1898. Bill served as an officer in the 15th Air Force, seeing combat in Italy. At Princeton he wrote for the Tiger and was a member of Cannon Club.

Bill married the former Sally Moore of Birmingham in 1945 and had three daughters, Wendy, Sally, and Deborah. Bill's second wife, the former Sandra Borten of Philadelphia, is the mother of his two sons, William and Anthony, as well as an adopted stepson, Mark. During his working years Bill was in television production and publishing, and before settling into his final career as a psychotherapist, he participated in the 1968 presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy and was active in the Vietnam antiwar movement. In the summer of 1993, Bill spearheaded a massive project to restore badly eroded beaches on Fire Island, N.Y., where he had summered since the early 1970s. Bill resided in NYC until he retired in 1995, when he moved to Albuquerque. Bill is survived by his ex-wife, Sandy, his five children and four grandchildren, and his former wife from a third marriage, Lois Meredith. The class extends its sympathy to his family.

The Class of 1945


Bob died Mar. 31, 2000, in Westport Point, Mass., after a long illness. Bob entered Princeton from Lawrenceville, son of Dean of the Chapel Robert R. Wicks.

At Princeton, Bob was a member of Cloister and of the varsity hockey team and appropriately was a deacon of the chapel, following in the footsteps of his brothers, Alden '37 and David '40.

After graduation he attended Union Theological Seminary in NYC and became a teacher at Princeton Country Day School before joining the Lawrenceville faculty and later Newton South H.S. in Newton, Mass. Right after Bob's retirement from Newton, he concentrated his civic efforts on Westport, where he was a member of the schools committee and a communicant of the Society of Friends Meeting House.

Bob is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Bruce, by his daughter, Sue Slattery, his son, Borden, two sisters, Janet Grindley and Margaret Spicer, and by five grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1945

James w. Demmel '46

Jim died Mar. 10 , 2000, of Alzheimer's disease after a long illness. A Pittsburgh native, he came to Princeton from Kiski Preparatory School. Joining the Marine V-12 unit, he was commissioned a second lieutenant at Quantico, Va., in May 1945. He returned to Princeton in the fall of 1946 to complete his senior year, rooming with Bill Ellis, Carroll Howe, and Ronny Ronalds. A Tiger Club member, Jim was an exceptionally coordinated athlete and was a varsity swimming diver. He graduated in June 1947 with a BA in history.

Married in 1951 to Gertrude Battles, also from Pittsburgh, he was recalled to duty during the Korean War and served with the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was discharged with the rank of captain in 1952.

To his loving family, his wife, Trude, his son, Jim, and his grandchildren, Margaret and Nathan, the class extends its profound and caring sympathy.

The Class of 1946


Bill died Mar. 20, 2001, in Philadelphia, where he was born. After Kent School he entered Princeton but left a year later to serve in the Navy until May 1946 and graduated a biology major in Feb. 1948. He earned an MD at Virginia Medical School and, after internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, became a medical professor at Temple U. Health Sciences Center, a career he brilliantly pursued until retirement in 1993. His colleagues and students recognized him with the "Golden Apple Award" for outstanding medical teaching.

In 1951 he married Betty Luck of Richmond, Va., and they had a son, Garrison, and a daughter, Page, who survive, along with five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. To them all the class extends condolences on the loss of a talented and loyal classmate.

The Class of 1946


Lee died Mar. 12, 2001. He was a native of Birmingham. He attended the former Birmingham U. School and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, where he participated in swimming, tennis, and orchestra.

Lee entered Princeton in June 1943 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Feb. 1946. He served in the Navy, first in the V-12 program and later as an ensign. Lee was a Rhodes Scholar at New College of Oxford U. in England, where he earned a PhD in physics.

He served as an instructor of physics at Princeton and also as an assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lee retired in 1993 from Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, Mass., as a senior scientist.

In retirement, Lee served on several boards and read for Recording for the Blind. He also loved to travel, and some of his destinations included Morocco, Indonesia, Indo-China, and England.

Lee never married and is survived by a sister, a brother, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and a great-nephew. To all his family members, the class extends its deepest sympathy on the passing of this very talented gentleman.

The Class of 1947

John Clendennin Burne jr. '49

John died Aug. 20, 1995, after a brief illness. He was 66. He prepared for Princeton at Roosevelt H.S. in Yonkers, N.Y., where he was a member of the honor society and the yearbook and newspaper staffs. At Princeton, John majored in economics, graduating with honors; he was also a member of Elm Club, and associate manager of the baseball team.

Following college John enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea. Upon discharge he attended Columbia school of business and received his MS in personnel administration in 1955. He joined what is now Exxon USA and worked there for 17 years, primarily in marketing. He then became branch manager of New Milford savings Bank in Sharon, Conn. He retired in 1994.

John married Eda Marie Simpson in 1955, and they had three children prior to their divorce. He later married Lee Rand, who had two children of her own. They maintained homes in Sharon and Nantucket, Mass. An essentially quiet man, John enjoyed puttering about his homes.

Besides Lee, John is survived by children Virginia, John III, and Elizabeth, stepsons Adam and Greg, and one grandchild. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1949

Donald Stone Dock '49

Don, a leading New Haven cardiologist, died Dec. 3, 1996, at Connecticut Hospice after a long illness. He was 69. Don prepared for Princeton at Exeter. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, was a member of the Pre-Med Society, Chemistry Club, and Cannon Club. He served in the Army Signal Corps from Mar. 1946 until May 1947 in the Pacific theater. He then went to Johns Hopkins medical school, graduating in 1954. He later trained at Yale and Harvard.

Don practiced in New Haven for 36 years, and at the time of our 45th reunion he was with the Connecticut Heart Group. He was chief of medicine at St. Raphael's Hospital from 1963-81, except for 1972-74, when he was chief of medicine for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He was clinical professor of medicine at Yale school of medicine.

Don married Elizabeth McNeil in 1959, and they had three children. He loved fishing, hiking, and boating, and tried not to let a 1994 heart attack and heart surgery slow him down.

Besides his wife, Don is survived by daughters Elizabeth Early and Ann Dock, a son, William, and three grandchildren. To each of them the class extends its most profound sympathy.

The Class of 1949

William Morgan Ellis '49

Bill Ellis died of cancer June 8, 2000, at his home. He was 72. Bill was born in Newark, N.J., and prepared at Andover. At Princeton he majored in architecture and was a member of Cannon Club. After graduation Bill worked as an architect and later as district sales manager for H. H. Robertson Co. in Pittsburgh. He retired in 1991, and for the last 10 years he had summered in New London, Conn., in a home he designed and built, and wintered in Venice, Fla. Over the course of his career, he designed many homes for his friends.

Bill was a volunteer at the New London Hospital. He liked to rebuild old boats and cars, and he was an avid skier, sailor, and golfer. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling together.

Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet Phillips Ellis, sons William and George, daughters Debbie E. Maida and Tracy E. Samms, a brother, John, a sister Claire Graham, and seven grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1949

Gerard Joseph Kelly '49

Jerry died of colon cancer on Jan. 11, 1999, at his home in Loveland, Colo. He was 77. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Princeton after service as a forward observer in the Army in Europe during WWII. At Princeton he majored in political science and was a member of the Key and Seal Club.

After leaving Princeton, Jerry worked briefly in Washington, DC, before moving to Dallas. He married Suzanne Wilkerson in 1952, and they had three children. In 1953 he was recalled to active duty by the Army and served in Korea. In 1955 he joined Texas Instruments, where he spent 31 years in worldwide advertising and administration. Suzanne died of leukemia in 1965. After eight years of single parenthood he married Carla Marie Warberg, with whom he had a son.

Jerry retired from Texas Instruments in 1985, and the family moved to a 150-acre alfalfa farm in Loveland. There, he and Carla were active in civic, church, and local political affairs.

Jerry is survived by Carla, sons Daniel and Sean, daughters Kathryn Johnston and Carolyn Meletio, a sister, Winifred Anglin, and six grandchildren. The class extends its heartfelt sympathies to them all.

The Class of 1949

George Millard Lingua '49

George died May 31, 2000, in Virginia Beach of heart disease. He was 73.

He prepared for Princeton at Christian Brothers School in Memphis. At Princeton he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School. He was a member of Prospect Club, the Glee Club, and was a former Schools Committee member. He attended our 50th reunion with his son, David, although his physical condition prevented him from participating fully.

George spent his career in finance, becoming a senior vice president of the institutional investments division of Citibank and a member of Pres. Ford's Senate Subcommittee on pension funds. He also served as president of the Natl. Kidney Foundation and was on the board of the Animal Medical Center of New York. George was an avid golfer and traveler and sang in the choir of the Church of Saint Gregory the Great.

George's wife of 20 years, Marilyn "Billie" Elizabeth Meyers Lingua, predeceased him. He is survived by a son, David, daughters Martha L. Wheless and Molly L. Mundy, and two grandchildren. To them all the class extends its deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful man.

The Class of 1949

Neal MacCallum '49

Mac died Jan. 30, 2000. He was 71.

He prepared for Princeton at Lafayette H.S. in Buffalo. At Princeton he majored in English and won the Class of 1870 Prize in old English literature. He was a member of Theatre Intime, WPRU, Whig-Clio, and the Law Club.

After graduation Mac worked as an insurance underwriter. He served as a Schools Committee member. At the time of his death, he was retired and living in Gulfport, Fla. No other information about his life has been found. There were no known survivors. Although he was never active in class affairs, he will be missed by those members of the class who knew him as an undergraduate.

The Class of 1949

James Carroll Murphy '49

Jim died June 3, 1995, of cancer. He was 67. He prepared for college at Exeter and at Princeton majored in psychology, was art editor for the Nassau Sovereign, a member of both the Glee Club, and the marching band. He was a member of Terrace Club.

After graduation Jim joined Compton Advertising, Inc. as a market researcher. He spent 1951-52 in the Air Force as an officer instructing in radar/navigation/bombardment. Returning to Compton, Inc., he became an account executive. Becoming disenchanted with advertising, he became a marketer of municipal bonds with Lebenthal & Co., Inc., and then with Tripp & Co.

"Murph" was '49's AG representative from 1990 until his final months. He was always a fine musician, playing several instruments. He was an avid skier, and it was as a member of the ski patrol at Big Bromley, Vt., that he met Diane "Tiny" Dederer, whom he married in 1958.

Jim is survived by his wife, a son, James, a daughter, Carol, and sisters Kathleen and Mimi. To each of them we extend our most profound sympathy at the loss of a wonderful man and devoted '49er.

The Class of 1949

William Pomeroy Ryan '49 *58

Roy Ryan died Aug. 19, 1995. He was 67. He prepared for Princeton at Princeton H.S., where he was active in tennis, student government, and Glee Club. At Princeton he majored in modern languages, and was a member of Elm Club.

Roy served in the Navy from Jan. 1946 until Dec. 1947. He received an MA from Middlebury College and then taught for four years at St. Peter's School in Peekskill, N.Y., and later taught at the Ecole Nationale Professionelle de Garsons in Greil, France. He subsequently was a graduate student and assistant in the modern languages department at Princeton.

Roy married Alice Elizabeth Macpherson in 1953; they had one child and later divorced.

For about 30 years, Roy was a teacher, administrator, and chair of the modern languages department at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del. In 1981 he quit teaching and became a real estate broker in Brigantine, N.J., and worked at that part-time until his death.

Roy is survived by his son, James, a sister, and two nieces. To each of them the class extends its heartfelt sympathy.

The Class of 1949

John Dennis Rycroft '49

Dennis died Oct. 3, 1997, of pancreatic cancer. He was 70. Dennis prepared at Horace Mann School and served in the Air Force prior to coming to Princeton in 1946. At Princeton he majored in economics, was a member of Cloister Inn, and worked at the U-Store.

After Princeton, Dennis received an MA in business administration from Columbia and joined the accounting firm of Arthur Anderson & Co., where he worked for 31 years in New York, Mexico City, Brussels, and Philadelphia. He took early retirement in 1983 and returned to Gladwyne, Pa., and had a winter home in Ft. Lauderdale. He served on the faculty of Villanova U., teaching accounting and auditing until 1989.

Dennis married Doris Palmer in 1955, and they had two children. They enjoyed playing bridge, swimming, and traveling. They visited some 30 countries in retirement. He loved his years at Princeton and enjoyed the reunions he was able to attend.

Dennis ias survived by Doris, daughter Leslie Susan, son David, a brother, and three grandchildren. To them all we extend our deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1949

Michael Singer '49

Mike, who had a number of heart problems over the years, died May 26, 1997. He was 69. Mike prepared for Princeton at Brooklyn Technical H.S. At Princeton he majored in mechanical engineering, belonged to Tower Club, and was a member of the Outing Club, JV football team, and Whig-Clio Speakers Bureau.

He married Saralee Entin in 1949, and they had three children.

Following Princeton, Mike started with DuPont as an industrial engineer in their nylon plant and did consulting engineering work on the side. This led to a career in apparel sales, and ultimately he became a vice president of Van Heusen Co., president of Foxcroft Industries, and chair of Kennington Industries, Inc., a specialty printing business.

Mike was a former Princeton Schools Committee member and PAA/PC president. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and squash, and owned a Flying Scot racing sailboat. He was married to Barbara Rosenthal in 1981, and they maintained homes in NYC and Boca Raton.

Besides his wife, Mike is survived by sons John and Peter, daughter Elizabeth, brother J. David, and four grandchildren. To each of them the class extends its sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1949

Walter h. Corson II '54

Walter died July 11, 2000, at his home in Alexandria, Va. He was born in Philadelphia and prepared for Princeton at Germantown Friends School. While at Princeton he participated in many sports and was cocaptain of the ski team. He was active in numerous organizations and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. Subsequently, he received a doctorate in sociology from Harvard. He served in the Army in Germany.

His career included work as an engineer in his family's business, G & W. H. Corson, Inc. He was a research associate in international relations at the Institute for Social Research at the U. of Michigan and was a visiting scholar sponsored by the Natl. Science Foundation at Johns Hopkins U.

He was coauthor and editor of the Global Ecology Handbook, published as a companion guide to the 1990 PBS program "Race to Save the Planet." He directed the environmental politics program at George Washington U.'s political management graduate school and taught courses there from 1994-99.

A member of numerous organizations concerning international ecology, Walter also sang in the Bach Madrigal Society in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Ann Dusel Corson, two sons, Trevor and Ashley, two stepdaughters, and a grandson. The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family.

The Class of 1954

William A. Cushman '54

"Cush" died Mar. 6, 2000. Born in NYC, he prepared for Princeton at Darien H.S. He became an English major and was a contributor to the Nassau Lit and the Nassau Sovereign. He participated in crew and was a member of Colonial Club. After Princeton he entered the service and was a first lieutenant with the Army in Korea. He later resumed writing and published The Second Man Up San Juan Hill. He worked for the City Bank of New York for 34 years and retired as a vice president in 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannette Bennetts Cushman. The class extends its condolences to his wife, his father, and two sons, Robert and W. Alden, his three daughters, Jennnifer, Catherine, and Elizabeth, nine grandchildren, and his sisters.

The Class of 1954

Elmer Brettman Dunkak Jr. '54

Elmer died in Sept. 1998. While at Princeton, Elmer joined the NROTC and was accepted into flight training. He received his Navy Wings during his second year at Princeton and left at the beginning of his third year to fly Coujar jets from carriers. In his early career he spent a period of time in Japan. After his Navy career, he was employed by Ford Motor Co. and then moved to the Boeing Co. He retired to Bainbridge Island.

His Princeton roommates recalled him as an exuberantly fun person to be with at all times. They considered him to be the best midfielder in lacrosse that ever attended the university. The class extends its personal sympathy to his wife, Honora, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Geoffrey D. Dunkak w'56.

The Class of 1954

Merrill Harvey Gibbs Jr. '54

"Nick" died Apr. 27, 2001, in his home in Philadelphia. Born in Minneapolis, he prepared for Princeton at Blake School in Hopkins, Minn. At Princeton he majored in economics. He was a member of Elm Club, played IAA sports, and served as athletic manager of Elm.

After graduation he worked for Dr. Mauchlz, coinventor of the Univac. He later joined Honeywell and became a senior systems analyst. He is survived by his mother, Kate, two sisters, one brother-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. The class extends its sympathy to his mother and family.

The Class of 1954

Richard Swinnerton Jr. '54

Dick died Dec. 17, 1999. He grew up in the town of Princeton. While attending the university he married the former Beverly Conner. He was a member of Charter Club and was commissioned in the Army by graduation.

At the time of his death, he was living in Davie, Fla. The class extends its sympathy to his children, a son, Richard, and three daughters, Patricia, Cindy and Pam.

The Class of 1954

John Warren Walker '54

John died Mar. 7, 2001, at the Potomac Center in Arlington. He was born in Salina, Kans., prepared for Princeton at Andover, and was active in golf, publications, and debating. He was a member of Tower Club.

After graduation he earned a master's in public administration from Harvard. For the past 32 years, he had operated a real estate, brokerage, and investment firm in Alexandria, Va.

John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lois, their children, Donna and Boyd, and three grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family and his mother, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The Class of 1954

Robert Paul Welsh '54 *60

Robert died July 20, 2000. Born in Lakewood, N.J., he prepared for Princeton at the Peddie School. At Princeton he joined Elm Club and was a member of the marching band. His majored in the Woodrow Wilson School.

Subsequent to graduation he became a professor at the U. of Toronto in the department of fine art. He was an eminent art historian and distinguished Piet Mondrian scholar. He is survived by his wife, Bogomila, and a son, Christopher Edward. A memorial service was held at the U. of Toronto. The class extends its sympathy to his family in their loss.

The Class of 1954

Paul M. Glickman '55

Paul, a compassionate and caring dentist, died Dec. 8, 2000, of papillary thyroid cancer.

Paul was reared in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Abraham Lincoln H.S. At Princeton he majored in biology and joined Prospect Club. He served on the Princeton Hillel Foundation cabinet, played several IAA sports, and joined the German Club. His roommates included Jim Brachman, Herb Sugerman, and the late Ted Jacobs.

Paul earned his DDS in 1959 from the U. of Pennsylvania dental school and served two years as a captain in the Air Force Dental Corps. He then established a solo dental practice in Brooklyn, with emphasis on prosthodontia. He resided in Rockville Centre, N.Y. His friends and colleagues remember him for his intellect, wit, and amiability. Two decades ago, Paul wrote: "Princeton was an early step for me towards what has been a very fruitful and rewarding life."

Paul is survived by Rita, his wife of 42 years, sons Barry and Marc, daughter-in-law Tammy, three grandchildren, and his brother, Harvey '52. To all of them we extend our deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1955

Geary L. Stonesifer Jr. '55

Geary, who established the surgery department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Nov. 28, 2000, in Owings Mills, Md., of a blood clot. Until he retired in 1988 because of ill health, he had had a brilliant career as a surgeon in private practice and as the first chief of surgery at GBMC.

Geary was reared in Ruxton, Md. At Princeton he majored in biology and was active in IAA sports. He graduated in 1954 under a special three-year program. He then earned his MD from Johns Hopkins. He interned at Hopkins and completed a residency under Alfred Blalock, best known for his heart operation that cured "blue babies" in the 1940s. Geary "headed a cadre of surgeons who flourished under his tutelage and example," said a colleague. "He was a product of the traditions and precepts of Halstead and Osler at Hopkins." Geary also served as commander of an Air Force Reserve unit at Andrews Air Force Base.

Early in his youth Geary developed a lifelong interest in the piano. He studied at the Peabody Conservatory and became a concert-level pianist. He also enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ann Carter Kennedy; son Geary III, daughter Ann L. Johnson, and a grandson.

The Class of 1955

Randolph Stuart Colley '56

Rand Colley of Santa Rosa, Calif., died of cancer on Nov. 21, 2000. On campus he majored in psychology, joined Elm Club, and was an engineer with WPRU.

In 1962, Rand received his MD from UC-Irvine and, for three decades, practiced medicine in Costa Mesa with the Bristol Park Medical Group. He retired in 1993 and built a home overlooking the beautiful Sonoma County wine country, where he established a vineyard. As his wife, Deon, wrote, "He was fortunate to see his dream realized, however short-lived it was."

Rand is survived by his wife, four children, Carla, William, Gregory, and Rhonda, four grandchildren, and a brother, Roger. The class extends its sympathy to each of them.

The Class of 1956

John Carlyle Scott '56

"On top of technology in old-fashioned practice." That's how the obituary headline in the Seattle Times referred to our physician classmate John Scott, who died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Dec. 19, 2000. John came to Princeton from Minneapolis, majored in biology, and joined Campus Club.

John received his MD from the U. of Minnesota, did his residency in ob/gyn at Marquette U., and spent 1965 in further training at Harvard. He taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin for two years and then went on to Seattle and a distinguished 31-year career in private practice (mostly solo) as a diagnostician and surgeon, specializing in cancer of the reproductive system. A member of many medical societies, John was founder of the Tumor Board at the former Doctor's Hospital in Seattle, served on the faculty of the U. of Washington, and as president of the U.S. section of the Intl. College of Surgeons.

According to his wife, Paola, John viewed his campus years as among the best of his life, and always thought of his Princeton friends and classmates with great fondness. In addition to Paola, he is survived by his children, Suzanne Boleyn and David, his stepchildren, Danielle Leanza and Jeff Tillman, his sister, Marny Fraser, and three grandchildren, Vaile, Patrick, and Paul. The class extends its sympathy to all who mourn his passing.

The Class of 1956

Joseph E. DeDeo '59

Joe DeDeo, a retired advertising executive, died of lung cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC on Dec. 8, 2000.

Joe was born in Newark, N.J., and prepared for Princeton at the Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J., where he played football, ran track, and sang in the Glee Club.

At Princeton he majored in psychology, roomed in the "Rockefeller Suite," ate at Dial Lodge, and was a standout guard on the varsity football team, for which he was awarded the first Charles W. Caldwell Memorial Trophy, selected to the Associated Press All-Ivy squad, and chosen an All-America honorable mention.

Joe began a career with Young and Rubicam in 1961 and remained with the firm until he retired in 1998. While with the firm he ran its London office for 15 years, opened the Australian office, established branches in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and strengthened the firm's presence in Latin America. Joe held positions of president, CEO, and vice chair during his tenure with the agency.

Joe is survived by his wife, Esther, whom he married in 1969, his son, Simon, his mother, Clarissa, and a sister, Marguerite Caggiano. To all of them the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1959


Ariel died at home in Washington, D.C., of colon cancer on Sept. 23, 2000. Never one to dwell on illness, he sustained his family and friends with his gusto for life and incredible integrity. He was admired at Princeton and beyond for his continental savoir faire and grace.

Born in Lisbon as his parents fled the Nazi invasion of Paris, he lived in New Orleans and Mexico before returning to France in 1948. His father's business and a deep connection to their adoptive America kept the family shuttling between Paris and NYC. Ariel graduated from the Lycee Francaise in NYC.

Ariel's life was wonderfully multicultural, multilingual, and ecumenical. His passions included his 32-year career at USIA's office of research, his family, and languages. Ariel relished not fitting the mold - a Lycee boy in Tiger Inn, a slow driver in a green Corvette dubbed Frogie. He was a parent who believed in and delighted his children, a Frenchman who loved America and served it with honor.

Ariel leaves his wife of 23 years, Joan, their four children, Thomas Glade, Julia Glade Bender, Stephanie Brun de Pontet, and Philippe de Pontet '63, and six grandchildren. His sister, Joelle, and father, Dr. Andre Brun de Pontet, live in Paris. His first wife, Lorraine Baillargeon, died in 1975.

The Class of 1962