March 9, 2005: Memorials
HILBERT S. SABIN ’32
Hib, a retired urologist who had a private practice in Washington, D.C., before becoming assistant chief of surgery for the Veterans Administration, died Dec. 28, 2004. He was 94.
Hib was born in Hastings, Neb., and raised in Washington. He prepared at St. Alban’s School. At Princeton he was a member of Triangle Club and Quadrangle Club. Freshman year he roomed at 46 Hill with W.B. Kerkam; sophomore year at 22 Blair with C.R. Train; junior year at 312 Walker with C.R. Train, M.L. Monroe, F.A. West, and R. Carey; and senior year at 312 Walker with G.B. Agnew, A.D. Hall, M.L. Monroe, and F.A. West. He received a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1936. He did a surgical internship at John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore and a surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Hib joined the Army Medical Corps at the beginning of World War II and served as a surgeon in the China-Burma-India theater. After the war, he returned to Washington, where he was in practice until he retired in 1973. That year, he began working for the Veterans Administration as assistant chief of surgery. He retired again in 1985.
His wife of 52 years, Katherine Sabin, died in 1998. Survivors include two daughters from his second marriage, Ann Norman and Barbara Daley; and a son from his first marriage, Hilbert Sabin Jr.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, to whom the class extends sincere condolences.
The Class of 1932
WILLIAM HARDWELL LUDLOW ’33
Bill died Dec. 21, 2004, in the Unitarian Universalist House in Germantown, Pa., where he was a longtime resident. He was 93.
A native of Madison, N.J., Bill earned a master’s in political science in Chicago in 1949 after receiving his bachelor’s from Princeton. Bill married Wilma Chitterling in 1933. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority in the late 1930s. When World War II was declared, Bill was a conscientious objector and worked in alternative service for mental instruction in West Virginia. Bill held planning jobs in San Francisco, Baltimore, New York, and other cities before joining the Philadelphia Development Authority in 1966. He retired in 1977 as director of programs.
In retirement, Bill moved from West Mount Airy to Wyndmoor, Pa., and devoted more than 60 hours a week to peace and antinuclear causes. He wrote letters to the editor and traveled to Washington for marches and to speak with congressmen. “I can remember holding a candle in a march in the Old City against nuclear arms,” he said. Bill carried the torch and called his family into action. He also devoted time to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends Peace Committee.
Bill is survived by a son, Mark, a daughter, Katharine, and two grandchildren. Wilma died in 1981. We will miss Bill and his efforts to keep the world peaceful.
The Class of 1933
JOSEPH SHERMAN FRELINGHUYSEN ’34
Following an illness of several years, Joe died peacefully Jan. 8, 2005, 16 days after the death of his wife of 67 years, Emily Lawrance Frelinghuysen.
During World War II, Joe served as commanding officer of an Army field artillery battery in North Africa. He was taken prisoner during a night reconnaissance mission and after 10 months escaped from a German prison camp in Italy. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in 1943.
He was the author of Passages to Freedom (1990), the story of his capture and escape, and co-author with Dr. Paul J. Kiell of Keep Your Heart Running (1976). Joe began running at 57 and eventually “ran in and finished,” as he proudly noted, “11 marathons, the last one at age 65.”
Surviving are his four children, Margaret F. Kurzman, Joseph S. Jr. ’63, Susan F. Van Roijen, and Barbara F. Israel; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.
The Class of 1934
EDWARD TONER CONE ’39
The salutatorian of our class and the first undergraduate to have an original musical composition accepted as a senior thesis, Ed died Oct. 23, 2004, following complications from open-heart surgery.
After service with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, Ed joined the Princeton faculty in 1946, teaching music theory, history, and composition until his retirement in 1985. During that time he produced two of the 20th century’s most influential books on Western music, Musical Form and Musical Performance and The Composer’s Voice. Both were classics in the field.
A superb pianist and a fabled lecturer and teacher, Ed contributed in many ways to the intellectual life of the University. He was a senior fellow emeritus of the Council of the Humanities and received an honorary degree from the University in June 2004. Having received a Guggenheim Fellowship in musical composition in 1947, he went on to compose works for piano, voice, chorus, orchestra, and chamber ensembles. Some of these were performed at a very moving “Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Edward T. Cone” at the University Chapel in November. We, his friends and classmates, also give thanks for the life he shared with us.
The Class of 1939
ALLAN MACDOUGALL JR. ’41
Allan died of a cerebral hemorrhage Oct. 3, 2004, at UCLA Medical Center.
He prepared at Taft School and then St. Paul’s. At Princeton, he majored in economics. He played freshman and JV hockey, was a member of ROTC, completed the CAA Pilot Training Program, and joined Tower Club. Going right into the service, Allan was sent to Fort Sill, Okla., but then transferred to the Transportation Corps and served in the North African and Italian campaigns, being mustered out as a captain in 1946.
After the war, he received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh while working at People’s First National Bank. In 1952, Allan moved to Los Angeles to work in banking, but soon left to start his own business, Community Antenna, which he sold in 1958 to become an E.F. Hutton broker. In the 1960s he wrote the Morning Market Analysis radio program, and in the 1970s hosted a popular television show covering financial news and analysis. A certified financial analyst, Allan left Hutton in 1976 to go with Crowell Leedom as director of research.
Allen is survived by his wife, Marilyn Knight MacDougall; his sons, Allan III, Randall, and Alexander; daughters Loraine Miller and Polly Oliver; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1941
Ned died at home in his sleep Dec. 22, 2004.
He prepared at Ponce de Leon School in Florida and Utica Academy. At Princeton he majored in modern languages, won the Alden Memorial Prize in French, and graduated with honors. He was a member of ROTC, the University Band, and Court Club. After military service in the United States and Italy with the 88th Infantry Division, he returned to Princeton, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1950. He retired as a professor of modern languages at North Carolina State University after 25 years.
Ned published numerous texts on French grammar, the most important of which are Le Pont-Neuf (four editions) and Reading French in the Arts and Sciences (four editions). The latter, first published in 1957, is still in print nearly 50 years later. For many years he was the leading authority on using electronic language laboratories to teach foreign languages. His book, The Language Laboratory and Modern Language Teaching, was a standard reference and had four English editions. It was also published in German, Italian, Japanese, and Finnish. His final book, a translation of the 300 maxims of the Duc de la Rochefoucauld, is due to be published this year.
Ned is survived by his friend of 30 years, the Rev. W. Wayne Lindsey, hundreds of appreciative students, and a nephew, James Keeley.
The Class of 1941
GEORGE GERE THOMPSON ’42
George, son of W.N. Thompson 1908 and father of J.B. Thompson ’71, died Nov. 21, 2004, at Heritage House in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
He prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Princeton he earned honors in chemical engineering, joined Tower Club, and roomed with lifelong friend Jack Ormond. George’s “memorable activities” included varsity football and the Triangle orchestra.
During World War II, George supported the war effort as a petroleum refinery engineer before enlisting in the Marines. During his 31-year professional career George made his mark in the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries. He retired in 1978 as technical superintendent of Allied Chemical’s nylon intermediates plant in Hopewell, Va.
In 1947 George married Betty Skuse. She blessed him with three sons, Jim, Bill, and Dave. Education and social concerns had been dominant themes in both the Skuse and Thompson families. Following those family themes, Betty returned to college to prepare for teaching in the Peace Corps with George. In 1978, two years after Betty’s death, George joined the Peace Corps and spent eight years teaching chemical engineering at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. The institute awarded George an honorary Ph.D. in 1992.
The class extends deepest condolences to George’s surviving son, Bill; to Jack Ormond; and to his partner, Margaret Anderson.
The Class of 1942
PHILIP LIVINGSTON AZOY ’45
Phil died March 29, 2004, at his home in Chatham, N.J., after a long illness.
He entered Princeton from Columbia High, the son of Anatasio Azoy ’14, and the third of five Azoys to graduate from Princeton. Phil joined Terrace Club and was active in several religious groups. His education was interrupted by service as a military intelligence officer in the European theater. He also spent more than two decades as a member of the Army Reserve.
Returning to Princeton, he received a degree in politics in 1948 and entered training in trust management at National City Bank in New York City. Phil received an MBA from New York University in 1957 and a degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers in 1963. He then joined Irving Trust Co. as a trust officer, later becoming a vice president.
In 1950 Phil married his childhood friend, Elizabeth Fowler, a financial reporter for the New York Times for many years. After retirement from Irving Trust, he worked for the Army at Picatinny Arsenal and as business manager of the St. Andrew’s Society, one of the oldest charitable organizations in New York state. In addition to Libbie, Phil is survived by his daughters, Katrina Azoy and Cynthia Rooke, and one grandson. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
WILLIAM SILVERS BORDEN JR. ’45
Bill died Sept. 29, 2004, at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Son of William S. Borden ’15 and brother of Walter I. Borden ’50, he entered Princeton from Blair Academy. Before graduating cum laude with a degree in economics in 1947, Bill participated in football and track, and joined Dial Lodge, Whig-Clio, and the International Affairs Club.
Bill served as a field artillery forward observer officer with the 42nd Division during World War II, seeing combat and receiving a Bronze Star. He joined his father’s insurance company, becoming president in 1968. He lived in Titusville, N.J., for almost 35 years before moving to Princeton. He founded W.S. Borden Real Estate Co. and became a certified residential appraiser. Bill taught insurance law at Rutgers and Rider universities and worked for the state of New Jersey as a real estate review appraiser in the Farmland Preservation Program.
Bill was active in class affairs, and his services were attended by Abbotts, Barnhart, Carruthers, Kimberly, and J.B. Smith, and by close friend Edgar Buttenhein ’44.
Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia Mentus Borden; son William S. III; a sister, Barbara Floyd; and three grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
THOMAS ENNENGA ’45
Tom died June 20, 2004, from complications of pneumonia in Freeport, Ill., his lifetime hometown.
Tom entered Princeton from Lawrenceville, son of Oscar Ennenga ’14. In 1944, he married Ida Louise Curtis and in 1945 received a degree in economics magna cum laude and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
He served with the 1st Marine Division as an artillery observer officer in Okinawa and China during World War II. Returning to Freeport, Tom became president of E&W Clothing House, a chain of stores founded by his grandfather in 1880. Tom was heavily involved in his community. He served on the board of the First National Bank of Freeport, and was active in Rotary International, the Chamber of Commerce, and Grace Episcopal Church. He served on the local school board, founded Highland Community College, and was a director of the Jane Addamsland Park Foundation.
Working with Ida Louise, he renovated the Cedar Creek Homestead birthplace of Jane Addams, founder of Hull House and the League for Peace and Freedom. Ida Louise’s failing health prompted Tom to start a corporation to manufacture wheelchair accessories. She died May 19, 2004. A son, T. Curtis, also predeceased Tom in 1992. He is survived by son George ’69, and daughters Constance E. Starns and Lucie E. Gadenne. The class extends sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
Jim, son of trustee emeritus John G. Buchanan 1909, died peacefully in his hometown of Pittsburgh Dec. 5, 2004.
Jim came to Princeton in 1942 from Shady Side Academy. He majored in philosophy and was active in the Glee Club, Nassau Hounds, Campus Singers, and Colonial Club. After receiving an MBA from Harvard in 1948 and working for First Boston, he returned to Princeton and earned a Ph.D. in classics in 1954. During Jim’s distinguished academic career, he was an assistant professor of classics at Princeton and secretary of the Alumni Schools Committee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Methodist University, and later professor of classics at Tulane University.
Jim was a true renaissance man — a popular professor, author, devotee of the arts, avid traveler, and baseball fan. Active in community service, he volunteered his time to the New Orleans Symphony, public television, and literacy programs. He also served as a trustee of Trinity Episcopal School, as an elder in his church, and president of the Tulane chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
After retirement in 1987, Jim and his wife, Joanne, returned to Pittsburgh. Joanne died a few years ago. He is survived by five children, Susan, Edison, Constance ’78, James, and Charles, and by seven grandchildren. To them all, the class extends deep sympathy.
The Class of 1946
JOHN ROSS MARSHALL JR. ’47
John died Feb. 5, 2004, in Mount Dora, Fla.
He came to us in 1946 after graduation from Lawrenceville and two years of Navy ROTC. While at Princeton, John joined Dial Lodge, was married, and lived off-campus. He graduated in October 1947, a hectic time when many in our fragmented class passed each other like ships in the night.
John earned an MBA from New York University and worked for Pfizer in New York, becoming vice president and comptroller.
Because of his short time at Princeton, few of us knew him well. An intellectual with wide and deep interests, John was a prolific reader. He enjoyed diverse literature ranging from early American historical works to Shakespeare and P.G. Wodehouse. Although he could not carry a tune, John passed on a love of music to his children — especially Beethoven and Gilbert and Sullivan, whose subtle humor mirrored his own.
For many years John and his family summered in a country home deep in the Berkshires where he built gardens, stone walls, wells, and rewarding friendships with neighbors. He enjoyed well-argued challenges to his rather conservative views.
We are sad at the passing of our gifted classmate and extend sympathy to his wife, Reba; his children; brother Steve; and sister Judy.
The Class of 1947
EDWARD L. PINNEY ’47
Ed was born in Gauley Bridge, a small town embedded in Appalachian West Virginia.
In 1943 the Navy dispatched him to Princeton for V-12 premed training. He went on to earn his medical degree and then to Korean War service as medical officer in a destroyer division. He next trained in psychiatry and for 30 years he practiced, taught, and wrote in New York and later in Texas. In 1989 he married Frances (his second wife) and moved to a busy practice in West Virginia with sojourns in Puerto Rico.
For our 40th Ed wrote: “I have done what I always wanted to do, practice psychiatry and pursue knowledge of it.” Indeed, he published many articles and two books in his chosen field.
Reared in a strict and authoritarian tradition, Ed found liberating “intellectual stimulation” at Princeton. He questioned some of his earlier assumptions, notably the value of strict retribution for wrongs — suggesting that “demanding an eye for an eye can create a lot of blindness in the world.”
Ed died Sept. 27, 2004. He was a loving person, especially remembered by all of us who knew him. To Frances and to Ed’s three children by his first marriage, we send this tribute with affection and sympathy.
The Class of 1947
JAMES DAVID ARMITAGE ’48
Jim died Jan. 8, 2005, in Boulder, Colo., while being cared for by his children.
Jim came to us from Lawrenceville, was in Quadrangle, and graduated with an AB in chemistry in 1950. He and Debbie were married in 1954 and had six children. After graduation Jim joined his father, Elwood S. 1904, and his brother, John L. ’38, at John L. Armitage & Co. in the manufacture of chemical coatings. Most of his career was spent in sales. For a while he was in the company’s laboratory and was issued several US patents. He retired in 1988.
Jim had a love of flying and was an active pilot for more than 30 years. He always enjoyed hunting, skeet shooting, sailing, and tennis. He coached youngsters on the hockey rink for many years. In ruminating about his life, Jim said: “I must admit that the greatest trophies I have are not the ones hanging on my wall but perhaps my wife, six children, and the wonderful years at Tigertown.”
To Debbie; children Douglas, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Lacey, Matthew, and Clifford; brother John; and sister Adra Fairman, the class offers its condolences. Jim was through and through a Princetonian.
The Class of 1948
ROBERT SOUTH BARRETT IV ’48
Bob, a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Djibouti in East Africa from 1989-91, died of cancer Dec. 24, 2004, at Georgetown University Hospital. He was 77.
Bob lived in Washington and Charleston, S.C. He began his Foreign Service career in 1953 and served as a consular and diplomatic officer in Iran, Cambodia, France, Martinique, Vietnam, Lebanon, and Bermuda. He was chief of mission in Madagascar in the mid-1970s and was a Middle East specialist at the United Nations. He retired in 1992.
Bob was born in Berlin. He grew up in Paris, Washington, and Alexandria, where he graduated from Episcopal High School. At Princeton he played intramural tennis and basketball and dined at Cloister. His AB was in politics. He earned a master’s in economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Bob played tennis all his life and kept a skipjack for sailing on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, and even to the Bahamas.
To his widow, Mavis; daughters Jane and Elizabeth; and his brother, Tupper; the class extends condolences on the death of a very special and loyal Princetonian.
The Class of 1948
CARL R. NUTZHORN ’49
Carl died July 12, 2004, after a brief illness. He was 76 and had attended our 55th reunion last spring.
Carl prepared for Princeton at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He served in the Marine Corps at the end of World War II. At Princeton he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and graduated with honors in 1951. He served as vice president of Cloister Inn. He received a law degree from Columbia in 1955.
Carl spent his working life practicing law with firms in New York and in his own practice in Aspen, Colo. He was a member of the American Arbitration Association and Phi Delta Phi. He maintained a wide range of intellectual interests, both scientific and political, and was a proponent of oxygen-hydrogen energy systems as far back as 1964.
Carl had no family or next of kin. His classmates wish him peace.
The Class of 1949
EARL L. SHIMP ’50
Earl died Nov. 6, 2004, in a hospital near his lifelong home in Pennsville, N.J.
Earl graduated from Salem [N.J.] High School. He was in the Army Air Corps from 1943-46, stationed in Alaska as a cryptographer. One of our married veterans who lived off-campus, he studied electrical engineering before leaving Princeton and graduating from the Philadelphia Institute School of Trades. Later he graduated from the Goldey Beacom Business College of Wilmington. He retired in 1989 after 37 years of service with Atlantic Electric.
At our 10th reunion, Earl wrote kindly of his Princeton experience. A member of the Christian Science Church, his life throughout was strongly influenced by his religion.
Our condolences go to Valerie, his wife of 55 years; his son, Robert; brother, Robert; sister, Jean; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1950
Don died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 5, 2004, in San Jose, Calif. He was a generous man who lived his life with dignity and honor.
During World War II, Don and his sister were taken from a West Coast relocation camp by the Quakers and he was sent to the George School in Pennsylvania. At Princeton, he roomed with Craig Wallace and Mel Carey, was a member of Court Club, and graduated with honors in electrical engineering.
After earning a master’s in Princeton’s engineering program in plastics and a short stint as a researcher, he went to California to work for North American Aviation. In 1958, he moved to the Bay Area to work for Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. and spent his career there in aerospace engineering. In retirement, Don enjoyed golf, bridge, poker, and woodworking. His greatest passion was fishing. He took pride in sharing his “catch of the day” and his smoked salmon with others.
We are saddened by Don’s death and extend our sympathy to his children, Kathy, Craig, Judy, and Mark; his sister, Janet Araki; and his seven grandchildren.
The Class of 1950
J. BRINLEY OWEN JR. ’55
On Sept. 18, 2004, Brin, an avid sailor, died peacefully in his sleep on his sailboat while anchored in Santa Barbara harbor at the end of a weeklong cruise. His wife was with him.
Brin grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and graduated from Lower Merion High School. At Princeton, he was an oarsman. He stroked the 150-pound freshman boat to an undefeated season, and as a sophomore stroked the 150-pound varsity boat to an undefeated season and the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges championship.
Brin was a mechanical engineer, and after a tour of duty as a supply officer in the Navy, joined Armco Steel Corp. He worked in sales until his retirement as an executive sales manager in 1991. Brin moved to the West Coast in 1966 and settled in Palos Verdes Estates, in a house with a view of the Pacific. Sailing was the best part of his life, and he loved his boat and cruising the Pacific.
Brin is survived by his wife of 48 years, Fay Holden Owen, a sister, four children, and eight grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to his wife and family.
The Class of 1955
ANTHONY FISHER BRUNS ’57
Tony died of a massive heart attack Dec. 29, 2004. A Fort Myers, Fla., resident, he was visiting his daughter in Scottsdale when he died.
Tony majored in architecture and was a member of Cannon Club. A gifted musician, he was often on the piano at Cannon after dinner. At 6’ 5”, uncommonly handsome, and cheerful, he was a beloved classmate. In the years after graduation, Tony lived at 333 West 57th St. in New York City, the nefarious apartment that housed several classmates.
Tony served in the Air Force and then moved to Florida, where he remained. For the last several years, Tony had been a caregiver to his wife, Pat, who died in June 2004. Always an optimist, he anticipated a return to normalcy after his wife’s death. In October, Tony purchased a piano to resume playing but it was not to be. The class extends its sympathy to his children Allyson, Christopher, and Kevin, and two grandchildren. We miss Tony deeply.
The Class of 1957
WILLIAM A. MARR JR. ’61
Bill Marr died July 31, 2004, after a long struggle with liver cancer, in Irvine, Calif., where he lived for many years, .
Born in Medford and raised in Swansea, Mass., he came to Princeton from Joseph Case High School. At Princeton he was a member of Cannon and played football the first three years, missing senior year because of an injury. His major was psychology. He roomed with nine other Cannon Club members in Rockefeller Suite.
After Princeton, Bill earned a master’s at the American Graduate School of International Management and, after stints with major banks in Pittsburgh and California, he embarked on a career as an entrepreneur who embraced a number of businesses, including startup banks and, in interesting contrast, a bakery. At the time of his death he was a special education teacher at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Along the way he also acquired a law degree.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie, son Christopher, and daughter Samantha. The class joins them in mourning his passing.
The Class of 1961
PHILIP ANTHONY ROTH ’64
Tony died July 15, 1992, of lung cancer while living in London. He was 49.
A native Californian, Tony attended University High School in Los Angeles before coming to Princeton. Majoring in art and archaeology, he also found time to be on the golf team. He earned a master’s in art history at Harvard, moved to Florence, and then moved to London, where he remained.
A distinguished international art dealer and a respected art historian, he taught art history in England for several years at Beaver College and established himself during the 1980s as one of London’s leading specialists in European sculpture. His many discoveries included masterpieces by artists as varied as Andrea del Verrocchio and Gianlorenzo Bernini. In 1991 he received the first Leonard D’Oro prize for discovering a previously unknown terra-cotta model of The Executioner by del Verrocchio.
Tony married Priscilla Brandschaft, a psychoanalyst at London’s Tavistock Clinic, in 1969 and they had two sons, Gabe and Zack. He was laid back, immensely charming, and had a wonderful sense of humor; there were few art dealers and art historians in London with whom it was more fun to spend time.
To Priscilla and her sons, we extend deepest condolences.
The Class of 1964
THOR I. EKLUND ’68
Thor died May 2, 2004, from esophageal cancer. He was 57.
Born in Philadelphia, Thor prepared at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J. At Princeton, he majored in aeronautical engineering, joined Key and Seal, and formed lifelong friendships with roommates Ken Kreis, Rich Jagacinski, and Alex Zarechnak.
Thor received a Ph.D. from Brown in 1975. After working at the Naval Air Propulsion Center in Philadelphia, he joined the FAA Technical Center in Pomona, N.J. He spent his career there, retiring in 1997 as manager of the fire research branch. He held two patents related to the ventilation of smoke from aircraft fires, and received numerous awards for his writing and research in preventing fuel-tank explosions and improving aircraft fire safety.
Upon retirement, Thor started a consulting company and became the stay-at-home parent for his two sons, while his wife began working full time. Initially treated in 1997, Thor continued to work, read extensively, travel with his family, and collect pottery while in remission.
To Thor’s widow, Mary ’76; sons Robert and Andrew; and mother Mary V. Eklund, the class extends heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1968
JAMES D. P. FARRELL ’81
James died suddenly at his Wayland, Mass., home Nov. 29, 2004. He was 46.
James was raised in Weston, Mass., and graduated from Belmont Hill School, where he played soccer, hockey, and baseball.
At Princeton, James majored in English and was a member of Cap and Gown. Senior year, he led the varsity hockey team as captain and earned a varsity letter all four years. His Princeton legacy includes building lifelong friendships with many who treasured his warmth and quick wit.
After Princeton, James played professional hockey in Italy before earning a law degree from Boston College in 1986. Following law school, he worked as an aide to New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman, and then joined the Department of Justice, where he worked in environmental enforcement. At the time of his death, he was assistant attorney general overseeing compliance with the Massachusetts Brownfields Act, which establishes grants and other incentives for the cleanup and development of contaminated property.
To his loving wife, Martha Pyle; children Joseph and Isabelle; his parents, Dr. David J. and Dorothy Farrell; brothers John B. and David J. Farrell; and sister Dorothy Shelton, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1981