November 20, 2002: Memorials

Frederick Eberhardt Craig ’30

Frederick died Apr. 18, 2002. During WWII he served as a commander in the Naval Reserve. He retired from the New York Telephone Co. in 1974.

Besides his wife of 60 years, Margaret, he is survived by their four daughters, Margaret Chadwick, Pamela Lewis, Susanne Petell, and Deborah Merrick, and three grandchildren.

The Class of 1930


Philip Larner Gore ’31

Phil died Feb. 17, 2002, at his home in DC, of congestive heart disease. He was 90.

At Princeton he was a member of the Glee Club and Key and Seal. He received an LLB from George Washington U. Law School. During WWII he served in the OSS, advancing to the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit.

In 1935, Phil began a 41-year career with Security Storage, continuing to serve on its board of directors until his death. He also was president of Federal Forwarding Co. and Security Travel Ltd., a trustee of the National Moving and Storage Technical Foundation, and an international director of the Canadian Assn. of Movers.

A sixth-generation Washingtonian and a leader of many civic and charitable organizations, Phil was a founding director of the Health and Welfare Council of DC and a member of the mayor’s Committee on International Visitors and the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs. He held leadership positions with the Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army, the Rotary Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson House of the National Trust of Historic Preservation, among others. He was a deacon, elder, and trustee of the National Presbyterian Church.

Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Anne, and by his daughter, Catherine, he is survived by his son, Michael ’63, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The Class of 1931


Joseph W. Hibben ’31

Joe died Feb. 21, 2002, in Encinitas, Calif., from Alzheimer’s. He was 92.

At Princeton he was a member of Key and Seal, and he received an MBA from Harvard. After five years on Wall Street, he and a friend opened an office of Kidder Peabody & Co. in Chicago, where he spent the rest of his business career, specializing in mergers and underwriting. During his years in the Windy City, he was president of the Executive Club of Chicago and the mayor of Glenview, Ill.

After he retired in 1970, Joe moved to La Jolla, and became involved in many civic activities, including the San Diego Foundation, the San Diego Opera, and the National Council on Literacy. He was named Distinguished La Jollan by the Rotary Club and Outstanding Citizen by the City of San Diego.

Joe loved the outdoors. He flew a small plane to explore Alaska, Nova Scotia, Guatemala, Panama, and the Arctic, where he explored the island of Spitzbergen with his late brother, Frank ’33.

Joe was predeceased by two young sons, Ward and Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid, daughter Bonnie, son Barry, stepdaughters Jacqueline Evans and Linda Cummings, and two grandchildren. To them, the class offers its most sincere sympathy.

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James Platt Okie ’33

Platt died Jan. 15, 2002, after a stroke, at Avon Health Center, in Connecticut. He was 91.

Prior to moving to Avon, Platt had lived for 40 years in Wakefield, R.I. After working for Shell Oil Co. and other chemical companies as a chemical engineer, Platt became owner and president of Engineered Yarns. This company wove plastic yarns into screening and woven floor coverings. He retired in 1975.

He enjoyed skiing, sailing, hiking, gardening, and wind sailing, much of this with his children. At Princeton he was on the track team, and he will be remembered by his classmates and his family for his sense of humor and at times cutting wit.

Platt’s wife, Jane, predeceased him. He is survived by daughter Cynthia Okie Eoreman; his two sons, James and Griffin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Class of 1933



Bob died in May of 1999, of a heart condition, after being in failing health for some time, in Phoenix, where he had been living for many years.

After transferring from the Hill School, Bob came to Princeton from Berkshire Academy, and was originally in the Class of ’43. A WWII naval aviator, he was assigned to ’44 after the war when he received his diploma in June 1947. He joined Eastman Kodak in Rochester, was married, divorced, and decided to live in Phoenix so as to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. He married again and also received a master’s in psychology.

He was the youngest of 11 children, two of whom were the late Art Lane ’34 and Al Lane ’40, both major contributors on Princeton football teams. Bob had no children and is survived by several of his siblings.

The Class of 1944



“Big John” Mosler died July 7, 2002, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC, from heart complications. John entered Princeton from Exeter, and was the fourth generation of his family to preside over the Mosler Safe Co., founded in 1848 by John’s great-grandfather. At Princeton, John joined Campus Club and participated on the Debate Team and in Whig-Clio. He left Princeton for service as a counterintelligence special agent in the Philippines, returning to his career with the company. John was a philanthropist, serving as chairman of the John Mosler Foundation; he also was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council and president of the New York Urban League. John was a diplomat in Mauritius and Zambia, and received honorary degrees from Fordham and Duquesne.

John’s marriage to the former Sheila Sanders ended in divorce, but he is survived by two sons, Bruce and John Jr., daughter Michelle, and two grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its sympathy.

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Daniel H. Case III ’79

Dan died of brain cancer on June 27, 2002, in the arms of his wife Stacey, supported by his family and his best friend, Steve Wilson ’79.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Dan majored in economics and public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, was an enthusiastic member of Tower Club, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He also ran the Thesis Binding Agency and served as president of Focus on Youth, the nation’s first youth-run public affairs radio program.

After Princeton, Dan attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He spent his entire career at the investment banking firm of Hambrecht & Quist (H&Q). Named CEO at age 36, Dan took H&Q public in 1996, and three years later merged H&Q with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), where he was chairman of JP Morgan H&Q.

In his last year, Dan launched Foundation ABC2 (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure) to accelerate a cure for brain cancer.

Dan is survived by his wife, Stacey, and his four children: Alexander, Winston, John Daniel, and Charlotte. Dan was kindness, brilliance, and grace personified. He was deeply loved by his many friends. The class extends its sympathies to his family.

The Class of 1979

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