November 19, 2003: Memorials


Newt died of pneumonia Aug. 26, 2003. He was 96.

He prepared for Princeton at Lawrence-ville. At Princeton, he was manager of freshman track, manager of Interscholastics, and a member of Triangle Club and Cap and Gown. After graduating, he received a master’s in business from Harvard.

He then worked for an insurance company in Montgomery, Ala. In 1937, he came to Chicago to work as an investment banker for Lake Michigan Mortgage. By the time he left in the early 1960s, he was the company’s president. He worked until retirement in 1977 at Evanston Federal Savings and Loan Co., which he helped start and where he became chairman of the board.

He was active in the Barrington [Ill.] Countryside Assn., a group formed to protect local landowners. He helped form District 220 of the association, serving as its board president.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; a daughter, Albertine Burget; a son, Charles; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. To all of them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1929



Peter, a former editorial chairman and trade books publisher at Simon & Schuster and an author in his own right, died July 31, 2003. He was 92.

Peter began his career at Simon & Schuster in 1945 as an editor. He was named executive editor and a vice president in 1957, was publisher of the trade books division from 1966 to 1972, and retired as chairman emeritus of the editorial board in 1984.

An avid tennis player, he also earned a reputation as an editor of books by well-known sports figures and their ghostwriters. Among them were Jack Nicklaus, Rod Laver, Bill Tilden, Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg, Roger Angell, and Ted Williams.

Peter graduated from the Lawrenceville School. He left Princeton as a junior to work at a bank and help support his family through the Depression. In WWII he served in the Army and saw combat in Europe, earning a Bronze Star. He was discharged as a captain.

After leaving Princeton, Peter worked for 10 years at Provident Loan Society of New York, rising to assistant vice president. The company, which makes loans on jewelry and other valuables, was established by wealthy New Yorkers to help people hurt by the 1892 financial panic. He told of that chapter in his life in his book, God Bless Pawnbrokers.

Peter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Antonia Holding Schwed; two daughters, Katharine H. Wood and Laura S. Schwed; two sons, P. Gregory ’73 and and Roger E. ’79; and six grandchildren.

The Class of 1932



Hugh died peacefully at home Aug. 3, 2003. He attended St. Alban’s School in DC, graduated from Princeton with high honors in 1932, then earned a master’s from Princeton, and a degree from Yale Law School.

At Princeton he was on the lacrosse and soccer squads, and a member of St. Paul’s Society Interclub Committee, ROTC officers’ club, class memorial committee, class executive committee, and Court Club.

He worked for the SEC until joining the Army in 1940, ending his service in 1945 as a colonel. He was awarded the Army’s Legion of Merit, the Croix de Guerre with Star by France, and the Croix de Guerre with Star and the Order of Leopold by Belgium. After the war he returned to the SEC for a year, then served as general counsel to the House of Representatives Select Committee to investigate disposition of surplus property. He next went into private practice with Pitney, Hardin, Ward and Brennan in Newark. In 1949, he founded the Princeton law firm of Smith, Stratton & Wise, which is now Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan.

His wife, Cynthia, died in 1990. He is survived by three children, daughters Douglas Anne Wyble and Nancy Larson; his son, Hugh D. Wise III ’64; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, to whom the class sends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1932



Nat died July 1, 2003; he was 89.

A longtime Princeton resident, he was a noted composer, poet, author, and lecturer. A graduate of St. James School in Maryland, where he was valedictorian, he attended Princeton, NYU, and the Mannes School of Music.

In 1942 he joined the Navy, serving in the Pacific theater until 1945 and leaving as a senior grade lieutenant. In 1949 he received a master’s in music from Princeton. He then taught music at Princeton and Westminster Choir College. He next composed music and began a productive writing career.

His first major work of fiction, Scotland’s Burning, was published in 1954. Many others followed, including The Perennial Philadelphians, a 1963 NY Times bestseller; First Families (1970); Palaces for the People; A Social History of the American Art Museum (1977); and two books of poetry.

Among many community activities, he was cofounder of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra, and served on the boards of the English Speaking Union, Historical Society of Princeton, Friends of the Princeton U. Library, and the Friends of Music.

Nat was predeceased by his sister, Julia Atteberry. He in survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Clinton Burt; a daughter, Margery Smith; a son, Christopher; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

The Class of 1936



Jack died at age 90 on Apr. 16, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz., of heart complications. He also suffered from macular degeneration and could no longer see to read, which was his favorite activity.

He graduated from Bronxville, N.Y., High School. We of ’36 regret that he was with us at Princeton for only three years.

In the 1930s he was associated with the Thomas A. Edison Co. in DC. During WWII, he worked in DC with the Lend Lease Administration, which later became the Foreign Economic Administration. He served as chief liaison officer for the Army and Navy in charge of sales of surplus aircraft. In 1945 he resigned from government service to return to Edison as district manager of its Columbus, Ohio office. That year he married Elizabeth E. Monson, who survives him and lives in Scottsdale.

In 1964 Jack and Elizabeth moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he became manager of the Henderson Hazel Co., engaged in pricing electric and plumbing items and parts. He later purchased the company and renamed it the National Pricing Service. In 1977 he sold the company and retired.

The Class of 1936



After a brief illness, Bob died Aug. 5, 2003, at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster, Mass.

Born and raised in Montclair, N.J., Bob graduated from Montclair High School, and at Princeton majored in classics, and was a member of the band and headwaiter at the University dining halls.

During WWII and the Korean War, he served as a Naval communications officer.

Thereafter, he worked for Prudential Insurance Co. for 41 years and was active in community affairs in Montclair. He was a member of Union Congregational Church, where he served as deacon and president of the congregation. Upon retirement in 1979 Bob and his wife moved to Chatham, Mass., where they lived for 23 years, and where he was a member, deacon, trustee, and choir member of the First Congregational Church of Chatham.

He is survived by Jeanne, his wife of 61 years; two sons, Lawrence and Russell; a daughter, Nancy Brunone; a brother, Burke Ketcham; a sister, Virginia Howkinson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The Class extends its condolences to them all.

The Class of 1938



Gould died peacefully at San Rafael, Calif., May 3, 2003.

He came to Princeton from St. Alban’s School and majored in history. He was a member of the yacht club all four years, becoming fleet captain as a senior. An oarsman on the 150-lb. crew, he later became its manager and a member of the managers’ club. He was also on the interclub tennis and squash teams, and a member of Tiger Inn. Throughout his life, he competed enthusiastically as a glider pilot, sailor, and golfer, and was domino champion of two social clubs.

Professionally, Gould was president of Pandick Press, a publisher of corporate reports, and associated with McKinsey, the management consulting corporation.

In WWII he attained the rank of colonel, serving as a general’s aide in France and Egypt, where he had drinks with King Farouk, hit golf balls off a pyramid, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Gould is survived by his wife, Carol; his son, Gould Creighton Jones; his daughter, Lindsey Lowe; his former wife, Joan Hughson; and four grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1938



George died Feb. 20, 2003, in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

He was born and raised in Kittery, Maine. He had deep roots in New England, including being a descendant of Richard Warren of the Mayflower, a signer of the Mayflower Compact.

George was educated at Hebron Academy in Maine; Princeton, which he left before graduating; U. Va.; and U. Va. Law School. He served as a Naval Reserve officer for 20 years, with active duty in the Pacific during WWII, at Pearl Harbor, Subic Bay, and Midway; and again during the Korean conflict at the office of general counsel in DC.

George also served as a civilian attorney for the Navy for 25 years at posts in DC; Yokosuka, Japan; London; NYC; and Philadelphia.

George was always an active member of the Episcopal Church, supporting one in Kamakura, Japan, and serving on the vestries of Episcopal churches in Alexandria and Philadelphia.

George’s wife, Nancy, predeceased him. He is survived by a daughter, Elisabeth W. Marshall; a son, George, III; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The class extends condolences to George’s family.

The Class of 1938



Chiz died Aug. 17, 2003. Thirteen honorary pallbearers for this former class officer and lifelong supporter of Princeton included Bob Marshall, Ray Schweizer, Harry Turner, and Larry Morris. Other classmates at the Aug. 24 University Chapel services were Ed Farley, Jack Geisel, Gene Gillespie, Gordon Griffin, and Bob Hazlehurst.

Chiz prepared at Sewickley Academy and Kent School. At Princeton he majored in politics, and participated in freshman baseball and 150-lb. football. He also was president of Tiger Inn, a member of the managers’ club, Orange Key and Interclub Committee.

During WWII, Chiz was a forward air observer in the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and was awarded the Silver Star during the battle for Anzio, reaching the rank of captain. He was called back into service in the Korean War. Following his service, he became president of Roxbury Carpet Co. After 18 years, he joined the University’s Development and Planning Office and later became an investment counselor. He served on the boards of Westminster Choir College, Princeton Alumni Assn. of New England, and the Alumni Council.

Chiz is survived by Miney, the former Marian McCague, his wife of 61 years; four daughters, Lainey, Cynthia, Meg Ryan and Christine; son, Duncan; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Allison Vulte. To them all, his classmates extend deep sympathies.

The Class of 1940



These are the words of old friend George Hamid: “Herb, known to his friends as Hyp, left us Aug. 8, 2003. His nickname resulted from a hypnotism course in his senior year as a psych major. The ‘Hyper’ became ‘Hyp’ even after he graduated with honors and Sigma Xi.”

Prevented from joining WWII armed services as a result of a broken neck while attending Elmira [N.Y.] Academy, he did everything he could as a civilian to help.

Hyp’s life and business were in Elmira, where after graduation he married Doris Baker. Their marriage would last 60 years. His primary business was insurance. When asked, “Why do you have so many small accounts when a couple of big ones would better serve you?” he answered, “I get to know more people.”

People were his devoted interest. Anyone close to Hyp with a problem sought him out. He never turned a deaf ear. Former class treasurer and editor of our 40th yearbook, he never missed a reunion from 1946 through 2000, and attended almost always with Hamid and Arthur Schmitt.

Princetonians attending Hyp’s Elmira services were George Hamid, Charlie Swartwood ’39, Bill Tryon ’53, son Mike ’71, and daughter-in-law Carol ’78. To them, daughter Kate, and widow Dorie, the class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1940



Lou died May 13, 2003, of renal failure, in South Burlington, Vt. He was 85. Raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where his family owned a construction and land development business, he moved to the US in 1929 and prepared at Lawrenceville , where he displayed outstanding talent in literature and tennis (he later became Central American tennis champion).

At Princeton Lou collaborated in writing the book and lyrics for the ’41 Triangle Club show Any Moment Now. Having dropped out after junior year, he engaged in playwriting and published his first book of poems, Of Mute Insensate Things, in 1942. Lou returned in 1945 to study journalism and finish college. The following year he published Days of Dust.

In 1952, after his father died and Lou returned to Honduras to run the family business, he married Maria Dolores Solorzano. They raised three boys and three girls. These endeavors left little time for the “speculative pursuit of writing plays.” To that, other literary activities, and his family, Lou devoted full time after retiring in 1983.

Lou’s family loved him deeply as a “wonderful husband and father.” To Maria, the children, and 16 grandchildren, the class extends its sincere condolences for the loss of a beloved and talented classmate.

The Class of 1942



Richard died July 27, 2003, in Yale-New Haven Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 81.

Born in Princeton, he served in the Navy during WWII. Following graduation from Cornell U. College of Medicine, Richard trained at Massachusetts General and Yale-New Haven hospitals. He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology and was an assistant clinical professor at the Yale U. College of Medicine. Richard practiced diagnostic radiology for 30 years in New Haven.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Janet Miller; two sons, Robert and Philip; and a daughter, Pamela D. Harvey.

To all the survivors, we offer our deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1943



Hal died at home in Rapidan, Va., Aug. 28, 2003, after months of struggle with congestive heart failure.

He prepared at Deerfield, and his father was a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. He majored in the English department’s American Civilization Program, and was active as a manager of baseball, and member of Prospect Club. He served as a combat engineer in the Army. In addition to his bachelor’s from Princeton, Hal received a master’s in education from U. Va.

He served as a teacher and coach at Woodberry Forest School for 16 years before becoming headmaster of Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina. After 10 years there, he was the administrator of Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg until retirement in 1982.

He and his wife, Ellen, made their home thereafter in Rapidan, where he was active with Habitat for Humanity and the Orange County Historical Society.

His love for Princeton never failed. To Ellen; their children, Charlotte, Harold III, and Margaret; and five grandchildren, his class sends its regrets.

The Class of 1944



Our only classmate from North Dakota, Gordy died July 25, 2003. He had a distinguished medical career, specializing in cancer research and treatment.

He was one of the founders of the Princeton Nassoons musical group. At our 50th reunion they sang their famous arrangement of “Perfidia” with Gordy as lead second tenor.

He majored in biology, was a member of Quadrangle Club, and roomed with Bill Zinsser. He left to enter Columbia’s Medical School in 1943 under the Navy V-12 program, and received his Princeton degree in 1946, the year of his MD degree.

After his medical residency, the Navy sent him to Cairo to a research unit studying tropical disease. Four years later, he began oncological research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in NYC, remaining there until retirement in 1989 except for a period of private practice in Fargo, N.D., where he sang in musical comedy productions.

He is survived by his wife, Narda; four children from his first marriage, Lucille, Pamela, Debbie, and Barbara; and many grandchildren, to whom we send our regrets.

The Class of 1944



Bob died at Cedarfield Retirement Home in Richmond, Va., Aug. 5, 2003.

After high school in East Orange, N.J., he attended Upsala College before joining the Air Force. He was a 1st lieutenant/navigator when his plane was shot down in the South Pacific, earning him the Air Medal. He transferred to Princeton in 1945 and received his AB degree in 1946, after which he graduated from Harvard Business School. A career in insurance followed as general agent of New York Life in the Richmond area. In 1986 Bob helped found Fidelity Federal Savings Bank, serving as board chairman until his retirement in 1995.

A music buff, Bob served on the boards of the Virginia Opera and the Richmond Symphony.

He is survived by Ruth Bennett, whom he wed in 1949; their son, Robert; and two daughters, Carol Ann and Kathryn Joy. The class joins them in mourning a loyal Tiger.

The Class of 1946



Frank died in Houston June 8, 2003. He was 75. He was born and grew up on the family farm near Bridgeton, N.J. His ancestors built the Happy Hill farmhouse in 1860 and the brick house on the adjacent farm in 1768. The farms were his for all of his life.

A graduate of the Westtown [Pa.] Friends School, Frank graduated from Princeton with a bachelor’s in basic engineering. He sang in the Glee Club, was assistant manager of the student refreshment agency, and was in Cloister Inn.

His career consisted of three different phases. As a young petroleum engineer, he spent 21 years in Saudi Arabia. On leaving Saudi Aramco, he returned to his farms, producing vegetables and grain, and operating a beef cattle feedlot. He was involved in local politics and civic affairs. He returned to the oil business in 1975.

Frank was proud of his Princeton heritage and thought it “a springboard into the world.” He was a loyal Princetonian.

He is survived by his widow, Bonnie; son Frank III; daughters Carol, Valerie, and Mary; and eight granddaughters. His classmates share their loss.

The Class of 1948



Chet died Aug. 22, 2003, in Fort Myers, Fla., where he had lived since retiring in 1983. He was 78. His wife, Ruth, predeceased him in November 1992.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Chet was a Peddie graduate. At Princeton he earned his BS in engineering. He was in the Marine V-12, rowed on crew, and was a member of Key and Seal.

After earning a master’s degree in business administration, and a stint at the Stevens Institute of Technology, his professional career was in major power plants. He worked for DeLaval Steam Turbines, Stone and Webster, and finally, for Burns and Roe, where he was a vice president and director at the time of his retirement.

Chet was an avid golfer until his knees gave out. He also served as president of the Fort Myers Beach Art Assn., and was active in investment and computer clubs.

Chet was always an enthusiastic Princetonian, giving credit to Princeton for his ability “to see the big picture.” He is survived by his son, Chip, and daughters, Susan Mucari, and Sandra Roberts.

The Class of 1948



Jack died July 31, 2003. He had been deeply interested in the schools in Mount Vernon and Fairfax County, Va., where he lived for many years. He died of heart failure just after completing a presentation to the school budget task force.

Jack came to Princeton from Hackensack, N.J., via the Moses Brown School. He was swimming manager, joined Cloister Inn, majored in the School of Public and International Affairs, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors. After college, he entered the foreign service, serving in Japan, Malaya, and New Zealand. He was political adviser to the high commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands during the period when Okinawa reverted to Japan, receiving the Army’s highest civilian award for his work. Jack later returned to Okinawa as consul general.

Retiring after a 27-year career, Jack earned a degree from Georgetown Law School that he used in practice and on behalf of his community interests. His friends will remember his dedication, integrity, and kindness.

Jack is survived by Frances, his wife of 48 years; two children, Mimi Clark and John; three sisters; and four grandchildren. His father was in the Class of 1922. To the family, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1950



John, one of our most engaging members, died Aug. 21, 2003 at his Wonder Lake, Ill., home after a period of declining health. He had undergone unsuccessful knee surgery several years ago, and Canterbury School classmate and college roommate Peter Carney said John fell early this year, broke his hip, and serious complications occurred.

At Princeton John was a member of Cap and Gown and the club’s historian. Musically gifted, he was an officer of and sang in the glee clubs and octet. As president of the Chicago Club, he made it one of the most active regional organizations.

By his own admission he could win most three-cushion billiard matches. Fittingly his thesis topic was “A History of French Cuisine,” and after 21 months as a lieutenant in the field artillery, he returned to his native Chicago and joined the family business, Harding Restaurants. When the restaurants were sold, John became counselor for Chicago’s firefighters and their families.

Carney, Ed Duffy, Jack McGovern, Ned Jannotta, Jim Otis, and Buzz Taylor were pallbearers. John leaves his wife, Jacqueline; sons John F. III, Martin J., Stephen J. Bolger, and Paul M. Bolger; daughter Christina Ann; and seven grandchildren. Like them, we mourn his death.

The Class of 1953



The class officers recently learned that Hays MacFarland died March 24, 2001. Hays prepared for Princeton at Phillips Exeter Academy. He became a history major and was a member of Key and Seal Club. Subsequent to Princeton, he served in the Navy for three years and then pursued a career in advertising. The class sends its sympathy to his daughters, Carey and Margo, in their loss.

The Class of 1954



Derek Dungan Niblo died Aug. 30, 2003, at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., after a 10-year battle with prostate cancer.

Derek entered Princeton after graduating from Harvard Military Academy. He majored in engineering, was a member of Quadrangle Club, Orange Key, the campus fund drive, and chairman of the engineering council. After graduation, he served in the Navy in the Far East as a lieutenant. He subsequently graduated from Harvard Business School and returned to Southern California to start a contracting and real estate business. He held numerous posts at civic organizations including the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. The class sends its sympathy to his wife, Cynthia; daughters Hillary and Heather; son-in-law Howie Klauser; and grandchildren Kate, Caroline, and Camille.

The Class of 1954



It is with great sadness that the class reports the loss of Rob Trowbridge, who died of a pulmonary embolism Sept. 8, 2003.

The son of Cornelius ’21, he graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. At Princeton, he was involved in numerous activities including the Triangle Show, Glee Club, and Ivy Club. Subsequently he graduated from Harvard Law School. He remained devoted to Princeton, sponsored our mini-reunion in Salem in 2002, and was a persistent and talented fundraiser for Princeton, Phillips Exeter, and other organizations. His career followed many paths including politics, nonprofit organizations, and Yankee Publishing Co., which he helped grow into a multi-

million-dollar publisher. He served three terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and three terms in the Senate as chairman of the Finance Committee.

He remained devoted to singing and performed in many roles in local productions. The class extends its profound sympathy to his four children, Jaime, Cor, Beatrix, and Phil; his ex-wife Lorna; his three sisters; and eight grandchildren.

The Class of 1954



Thomas Samford died at his home in Opelika, Ala., Aug. 8, 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Thomas was a Naval ROTC student and member of the Nassoons. He joined Campus Club and was president his senior year. Majoring in political science, he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Thomas served in the Marine Corps and then attended law school at the U. of Alabama, where he graduated with one of the highest grade averages in the school’s history. He practiced law in Opelika before becoming chief counsel for Auburn U. for the balance of his career. Thomas received many honors and awards during his life. He was a childhood friend and Princeton roommate of Winston Smith T.

For much of his life, Thomas struggled with various cancers. He patiently endured years of painful and debilitating treatment. During this time, his Christian faith deepened. He spent most of his retirement witnessing to his belief in Christ. He often said that if he had not experienced such a lengthy and painful illness, he would never have discovered the love and care of God.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, four children, 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The Class of 1955



Our class sadly announces the death of our first honorary classmate and beloved father of our classmate Bill, George H. Heyman Jr., who died peacefully in NYC May 31, 2003, after an extended illness. He was 86.

Mr. Heyman was our first of only a handful of honorary classmates. He was a great benefactor of our class, and a friend and adviser. A noted philanthropist with wide-ranging interests, he was a member of Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb’s executive committee, and held other senior posts there in the late 1970s and early 1980s, after being president of Wall Street’s Abraham & Co. He was president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY from 1969 to 1971, a trustee of NYU and its medical center in the 1980s and 1990s, and chairman of NYU’s trustee development committee.

He graduated from City College of NY and received an MBA from NYU. He served in the Army in Iceland, France, and Germany during WWII, finishing as a captain.

He is survived by his wife, Edythe, whom he married in 1946; two sons, Bill ’70 and John; and two grandchildren. To each, our class extends its most heartfelt sympathy.

Ave atque vale.

The Class of 1970



Erika G. Hernquist died June 28, 2003, after battling brain cancer for 21 months. An amazing blend of wit, intelligence, sensitivity, and strength, Erika grew up in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

At Princeton, she earned an AB in mathematics, studied art history and French, and competed on the women’s rugby team. Friends recall her “vivacious dancing” that belied her mild-mannered-student exterior.

After graduation, Erika worked for 10 years with the National Security Agency and earned a master’s in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins. A good athlete, she completed the Detroit Free Press Marathon in ’91 and, outside work, enjoyed being a museum docent, manning a domestic-violence hotline, mountain hiking, whitewater rafting, and skydiving.

In 2000, Erika joined In-Q-Tel in Virginia, but soon signed up to work with CRI in San Francisco as a crypto logical mathematician. Twelve days after arriving in San Francisco, she suffered a massive seizure caused by a brain tumor.

Erika is survived by her loving parents, Lois Ann and Richard Hernquist ’63, her brother, David, and her grandparents. Those of us who knew Erika will proudly carry on her memory and the good times we shared with her. We will miss Erika greatly.

The Class of 1991

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