April 9, 2003: Memorials

William L. Beale Jr. ’27

Bill died in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 27, 2002; he was 97. A native of DC, he prepared for Princeton at Western High and Devitt Preparatory. At Princeton he won general honors, rowed on the 150-lb. crew, and was active in the Polity Club. He became a journalist, was assigned to the US Senate and the House of Representatives, and covered national political conventions, beginning with Alf Landon in 1936. Other major stories he covered include the WWI Bonus Marchers’ convergence on DC, the first 100 days of the first Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, during which the New Deal legislation was passed, Roosevelt’s strategic planning meeting with Churchill in Quebec, and the drafting of the UN charter. He was chief of the DC bureau of the Associated Press from 1948-69. Bill is survived by Lucrece, his wife of 61 years, two children, two granddaughters, and a sister. We extend our sympathies to Bill’s family.

The Class of 1927


John S. Reese IV ’27

John died at age 97 June 26, 2002, in Wilmington, Del. Born in Wilmington, he prepared at Wilmington Friends School and graduated from Princeton with a degree in chemistry. He then went abroad to study chemistry at the U. of Vienna before beginning his graduate research. In 1931 he earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins. After pursuing further research opportunities at the U. of Manchester and MIT, he began working at DuPont as a research chemist in 1935. He worked at DuPont’s experimental station until he retired in 1960.

John enjoyed fly-fishing, Alpine skiing, tennis, squash, golf, opera, and bridge. He also enjoyed traveling and was a knowledgeable historian of the Old Swedes Church and the American Civil War period.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, a daughter, Harriet Reese Jensen, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a step-great-grandchild. The class extends its condolences to John’s family.

The Class of 1927


William Harlowe Miller ’31

William, of Waverly Heights, in Gladwyne, Pa., died Dec. 31, 2002; he was 93. Born in Plainfield, N.J., he was a resident of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., and Oyster Bay, N.Y., for 60 years.

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1927. At Princeton he played varsity football and crew. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, retiring as a full colonel, and was awarded the Legion of Merit. He then pursued a career with Central Hanover Bank, later Manufacturer’s Hanover Bank, retiring in 1974 as senior vice president. He was mayor of the village of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., from 1974 to 1979 and was a trustee of Bradford College.

He is survived by his sons, Ludlow and William Jr. ’61, daughter Martha M. Massey, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Elizabeth Hood. His wife of 63 years, Martha, died in 1997. The class sends its condolences to his family.

The Class of 1931


George B. Agnew Jr. ’32

George, of Vero Beach, Fla., a former longtime resident of Greenwich, Conn., died Jan. 13, 2003. He was 93. He died of heart disease.

George graduated from the Haverford School. At Princeton he was a member of Quadrangle Club. During WWII he worked at the Pentagon. George retired from the Putnam Trust Co. He was a member of the Princeton Club of NYC, the John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, and the Kennebunk River and Arundel Yacht clubs in Kennebunkport, Maine, where he maintained a home.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his sister, Madelaine Dykema; his brother, David; his children Peter, Tom ’68, and Emily; and 10 grandchildren; to all of whom the class sends its condolences.

The Class of 1932


James Holden Burnett ’32 *33

Jim died Dec. 27, 2002. He and his wife, the former Ethel Victoria Lewis Randall, had just celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary. His first wife, the former Anne Seeley, predeceased him.

He received his master’s from Princeton in electrical engineering. He had worked for the Public Service Gas and Electric of New Jersey, and the electrons division of General Signal in Newark, N.J. He also was a sales manager for General Signal in Norwalk, Conn., and sales manager for Hewlett Packard in Pasadena, Calif., for a total of 35 years, until he retired in 1971. He held numerous patents.

He enjoyed sailing, bird watching, and electronics. He was active in the Princeton Alumni Assn. and was recognized as a fifth-generation Princetonian. He was a member of the MORA Club of Bethlehem and was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati (Mayflower descendants).

He is survived by his wife, his son, two stepdaughters, six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and three step-great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by two daughters, a granddaughter, and a sister.

The Class of 1932


William K. Chapman ’32

Bill died Nov. 2, 2002. His wife had pre-deceased him. Bill prepared at William Penn Charter School. At Princeton he was in the Triangle Club and a member of Cottage Club. He roomed alone freshman year; sophomore year he roomed in Holder with Bob Bessire, junior year in Blair Tower with Charlie Mullery and Jack Iams, and senior year in ’79 Hall with Mullery and Rex Irwin.

Bill served in the armed services, retiring with the rank of major. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in freight sales and retired after 33 years. While his service with Pennsylvania RR was most enjoyable, its merger with New York Central — after which it became Penn Central — was not. This accounted for his retirement, during which he concentrated on golf.

The Class of 1932


Charles Henry Classen ’34

Charlie, who practiced and taught pediatrics until he was 83, died of heart failure in his sleep Jan 10, 2003, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The chief of pediatrics at Bryn Mawr Hospital for 10 years, he taught students and physicians at area medical schools and hospitals, including the U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Charlie was a past president of the Philadelphia Pediatric Society and of the Philadelphia Allergy Society.

“Treating the sick child,” Charlie once wrote, “and the academics of medicine have been a challenge. I have enjoyed very much the family life with my wife and six children (two physicians). Tennis, squash, gardening, and trout fishing have been my main extracurricular activities.”

Charlie’s first wife, Adrienne Charles Classen, died in 1946. In 1950 he married Jeanne Crook, who survives, as does Charlie’s brother, John ’38. Also surviving are three sons, Scott, David, and Peter; two daughters, Beverly C. Cavitt and Anne C. Knutson; and 12 grandchildren. To them, we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934


Samuel R. Dunnuck Jr. ’40

Sam died Nov. 1, 2002. Except for recent winters spent in Islamorada, Fla., Sam and his wife, Ann, were to enjoy their years in the area of his birth, South Bend, Ind., and nearby Niles, Mich.

He prepared at Lake Forest Academy. While at Princeton he majored in economics, was on the freshman football team, was president of the Glee Club, and was a member of Theatre Intime and Quadrangle Club.

During WWII, Sam was a member of the Army Ordnance Department and was assigned to special services with the Japanese military government and attained the rank of captain. Postwar he entered the family firm, G. E. Meyer and Son, eventually becoming president. In 1987 “at the risk of incurring the wrath of founder great-grandfather Gottfried in the hereafter, I sold out.”

Sam also served as a director of a savings and loan association, was active in the local chamber of commerce, the county planning commission, and the watershed commission. Fishing, “frustrating golf,” and landscaping his rural homesite “on the banks of the beautiful St. Joseph River” were his interests.

His classmates extend their sympathies to his son, Samuel III; his daughter, Deborah; and Mrs. John M. Dunnuck Jr. w’58.

The Class of 1940


George H. Found ’40

George died Jan. 4, 2003, in North Conway, N.H. — “God’s Country,” in his words.

He prepared at North Terrace HS in Schenectady, N.Y. At Princeton he majored in physics. He captained the cross-country team, was on the varsity track, skiing, and class wrestling and swimming teams, and was a member of Key and Seal Club.

After receiving a doctorate of engineering from Yale, he was an executive with Arthur D. Little and Dow Chemical before founding his own specialty metals company, Kearsarge Metallurgy Corp. His many civic and outdoor activities included skiing, fishing, and deepwater sailing. His daughter, Susan, speaks for all when she writes, “To those who knew him best, George was both the dynamic entrepreneur, yet sensitive and supportive husband, father, teacher, friend. His warmth and wisdom are instilled in those who were fortunate enough to have shared in his pursuit of excellence and love of life.” George is survived by his wife of 25 years, Janet; his first wife, Shirley; four children, John Stephen, Bruce, James, and Susan F. Anderson; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and stepsons Roger and Mark Howard. To them all, his classmates extend their sympathies.

The Class of 1940


Samuel T. Hubbard III ’40

Sam died July 2, 2002. Having prepared at Hotchkiss School, he was on the freshman crew at Princeton and a member of Colonial Club. He left at the end of sophomore year to attend New York University of Commerce.

Sam served in the Air Material Command during WWII; active in the Reserve, he resigned in 1951 as a lieutenant colonel. Happily married to Lillian Taylor and with a growing family, he moved to Rochester, N.Y., working for the investment counseling firm of Howe and Rusling as vice president and director. Sam also served the Princeton Club of Rochester as a board member, was chairman of AG, and a member of the schools and scholarship committee.

Raising Labrador retrievers, golfing, sailing, and travel were his outside interests. Sam lost his first wife to cancer in 1975; he remarried Shirley McCormick Mills, bringing into the family two more children. He is survived by a daughter, Frances Hubbard Schenck; two sons, Samuel Jr. and George; and his stepchildren, Rick Drake and Katherine Cody Jones. To them, his classmates extend their sincere condolences.

The Class of 1940


Roger P. Kavanagh Jr. ’40

Roger died July 25, 2002. He attended Port Washington [N.Y.] HS before entering Princeton with the Class of ’40.

Serving in the Army Ordnance Department during WWII, he was awarded the Bronze Star for duty in the European theater as a captain. Later, in the inactive Reserve, he was promoted to major.

After joining American Homes Inc. in 1945, and working there until 1953, Roger became president of Kavanagh, Smith and Co., a publicly traded company engaged in building in Greensboro, N.C. He was past president of Greensboro Home Builders, director of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and was appointed by the governor to the board of North Carolina’s Conservation and Development Dept. He was also active in the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Greensboro and High Point.

Roger enjoyed family activities, tennis, and travel. His classmates wish to extend their sincere condolences to his wife, Elizabeth Gibb Kavanagh, sons John and Roger III ’75, and nephew, Eric J. Gertner ’88.

The Class of 1940


Charles D. Kuehner ’40

Charlie died Jan. 7, 2003, at Princeton Medical Center. He prepared at Trenton HS, and at Princeton majored in economics, was a member of the Westminster Society, manager of the Student Magazine Agency, and was president of both College Opinion Surveys and Terrace Club.

He received his MBA and PhD from NYU. During WWII he served as regimental ammunition officer in the Army in France and Germany, and in the economic division of the US military government in Berlin.

After 35 years in the Bell System, he became director of investor relations for AT&T. He served as president of the Princeton Club of Trenton. In 1989 he founded the Task Force on Ethics in Princeton, and was its first president. He was editor of Capital and Job Formation, a board member of the George Washington Council, president of his PTA, and public relations chairman of Mercer County Heart Assn. An avid gardener and trekker, he scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Predeceased by his first wife, Winifred Vickery, he is survived by his wife, Carol Wehrheim; daughter Constance; son Charles Jr.; a granddaughter; and a sister, Alma Wood. To his family, his classmates extend their sincere condolences.

The Class of 1940


John Bordley Rawls ’43 *50 h’87

Jack died at home on Nov. 24, 2002, following several years of declining health. He was 81 and held the title of University Professor Emeritus at Harvard.

A Baltimore native, Jack prepped at Kent School in Connecticut before coming to Princeton. He served for three years in the infantry in the Pacific theater during WWII, returning to study for his PhD in philosophy under the GI Bill.

After a brilliant teaching career at Princeton, Cornell, and MIT, Jack arrived at Harvard in 1962. He was to remain there for 29 years, until he retired in 1991. His writings on problems of justice and moral philosophy, including his masterful A Theory of Justice, are widely considered to be the most important contribution to political philosophy in the 20th century.

Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Margaret “Mardy” Warfield Fox; four children, Anne, Lee, Alexander, and Elizabeth; and four grandchildren. To the entire family, we extend our condolences.

The Class of 1943


Frederick O’Reilly Hayes ’45

Fred died June 30, 2002. He was a resident of Utica, N.Y. He entered Princeton from Utica Free Academy and remained only a year, transferring to Hamilton College near his hometown. After being elected to Phi Beta Kappa he obtained his degree from Hamilton. Fred received graduate degrees in economics and government from Harvard and worked in the Bureau of the Budget in DC, before becoming an assistant commissioner of the Urban Renewal Administration in 1961 and deputy director of the Community Action Program in the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1964.

In the administration of John Lindsay, Fred was the budget director for the City of New York and then moved to Lexington, Mass., to organize his own public policy and management consulting firm.

Fred retired in 1997 and moved back to his hometown to resume his love affair with the Adirondacks. Fred taught at Yale and at Boston U. and wrote several books on public policy. He returned to Princeton many times in later years to serve on the advisory council of the Woodrow Wilson School.

In 1948, Fred married the former Ann Spears, who survives him, along with their two sons, Reilly and Christopher, daughter Sara, and grandson Alexander. The class expresses its sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1945


George Stewart Quay II ’45

George died Nov. 8, 2002, of cancer. He prepared for Princeton at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Cottage Club and played both varsity basketball and baseball. He received his master’s in economics from the U. of Pittsburgh. As a captain in the 15th Air Force, George saw combat as he flew 60 missions as a B-24 pilot over Italy and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Before graduating from Princeton he married Rosemary Ague, who died in 1991.

During his long residence in Beaver, Pa., George was in management with several different companies, specializing in sales and marketing, and, eventually, in the steel industry. After he retired, he spent time in Florida, where he had a home in Delray Beach. George is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Miller; his brother, Robert; son George III; daughter Judith Froelich; seven grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The class expresses it sympathy to all of the family.

The Class of 1945


George Henry Way Jr. ’52

George died of complications from pneumonia on June 10, 2002, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He and his wife, Gene, had observed their 49th wedding anniversary just four days earlier. After his memorial service family and friends gathered in the midst of his beloved rose garden and apple orchard, at their home of 25 years in Davidsonville, Md.

George wrote in our 50th book, “No. 9 Middle Dod was a happy place in ’51 and ’52 — four engineer-bandsmen shared the suite.” The four were Ed Loeffler, Bill Pierson, Dave Smith, and George; Dave alone survives now. George graduated with honors in basic engineering and was called to active duty as second lieutenant. After separation in 1954, he began a 38-year career in railroading, marked by a passion for research and the development of junior colleagues as peers. From 1954-72 George worked in research and supervision of track maintenance with the Pennsylvania, and Baltimore and Ohio Railroads. He then joined the Assn. of American Railroads and was vice president for research and tests from 1985 until he retired in 1992. George was a fellow of the Permanent Way Institute in Great Britain.

George is survived by Gene; a son, Lawrence; and a grandson, Zachary. To them, the class extends our deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1952


Charles W. Gregory ’55

Bill died Nov. 18, 2002, at Princeton Hospital from complications of prostate cancer. Born in Thayer, Kan., he came to Princeton from Las Vegas [Nev.] HS. At Princeton he was an English major and a member of Prospect Club.

Bill spent most of his professional life as a senior research associate at the Colgate Palmolive Research Center in Piscataway, N.J., where he was responsible for developing new computer technology.

His passion, however, was photography. Bill was a self-taught photographer who exclusively worked in black and white, with the exception of some of his commercial assignments. His photographs were featured in solo exhibitions at the J&J Consumer Products Gallery in 1999; the Bernstein Gallery at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton in 1998; and the Cameron Gallery in Princeton in 1997. His photos appeared regularly in Garden State Home and Garden, the Trenton Times, and the Princeton Packet. Bill also prepared a photographic record of the work of the sculptor Joe Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Schwartz, son Charles Jr., daughter Elizabeth Rylak, stepchildren Lisa and Eric Schwartz, brother Jim, and three grandchildren.

The Class of 1955



Shippen died of colon cancer Aug. 27, 2002, in Hancock, Maine, where he had lived for 11 years. A military historian, he spent many years in the publishing business. He worked for Harper’s and The Atlantic Monthly, founded Quest Magazine, and wrote many humorous stories and poems.

Before coming to Princeton, Ship graduated from the Canterbury School in Milford, Conn. After attending Notre Dame, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1952, and served with the First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, in the Korean War. He then graduated from OCS in Bainbridge, Md.

Majoring in sociology at Princeton, he was a member of the Veterans Club and Cap and Gown. He rowed on the crew, played 150-lb. football, and was active in IAA volleyball and softball. He left Princeton after our junior year to work with the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank in NYC. In 1955 he married the former Lee Greeff. They lived in Redding Ridge, Conn., for 32 years before moving to Maine. He is survived by his wife and their three children, Michael, Hillary Baker, and Jennifer Crowley, and five grandchildren. The class extends sympathy to all his family.

The Class of 1956



Bill died Nov. 15, 2002, at his home in Wheaton, Ill., after an 18-month struggle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Born in 1940 in NYC, and raised in Elkton, Md., Bill graduated from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del., where he roomed with George Brakeley. There he was managing editor of the school paper and the literary magazine. At Princeton, he majored in politics, was in the ROTC, and ate at the Terrace Club. He roomed sophomore and junior year with George Cain.

Following service as an Army officer and a brief stint with a newspaper, he spent 20 years with Container Corp. of America before embarking on a career in real estate with Coldwell Banker, his employer until his death. Bill’s lifelong interests included photography and music, especially classical and theater pipe organ music and instruments. He was very proud of Princeton — and his perfect record of AG participation.

He is survived by Kathy, his wife of 41 years, sons William Jr. and Stephen, four grandchildren, and his brother. With them, the class mourns his passing.

The Class of 1961


Richard D. Marquis ’71

Rick died Oct. 16, 2002, of a brain tumor. He came to Princeton from Thayer Academy, played freshman baseball, and majored in politics. He roomed all four years with Ron Senchesak and Rick Bowe, though his friends were drawn from wide and disparate groups.

While at Princeton he met his future wife, Carol Clayton. They remained in love for 26 years and had a son, Richard, and a daughter, Lauren. Rick loved being a dad, and the camping trips the family took throughout the West when the kids were younger were the favorite times of his life.

Rick earned his MBA from Boston U. and also attended school at York U. in Toronto. In 1979, he and Carol moved to Wilmington, Mass., where he was a general manager at H.P. Hood, a large regional dairy producer. For his final five years, Rick was a partner in Manchester Creamery.

In addition to Carol and his children, Rick is survived by his mother, Erma Marquis. His classmates offer them sincere condolences.

The Class of 1971

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