May 11, 2005: Memorials
GEORGE FROST KENNAN ’25
Diplomat and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian George F. Kennan, who gave the name “containment” to post-World War II foreign policy, died March 17, 2005, at his Princeton home. He was 101.
He was born Feb. 16, 1904, in Milwaukee. Upon college graduation, he entered the foreign service, holding various postings. He was assigned to Berlin at the outbreak of World War II, and was interned for six months after the United States entered the war.
Kennan was appointed ambassador to Moscow in 1952, resigned from the foreign service in 1953, but returned to it in 1961 as ambassador to Yugoslavia.
Identified only as “X,” Kennan laid out the general lines of the containment policy in the journal Foreign Affairs in 1947. His article also predicted the collapse of Soviet Communism decades later. “It is clear that the main element of any U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of a long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies,” he wrote.
Last year Princeton held a conference honoring Kennan’s career. “International relations consists of fractured story lines and fleeting images, and George Kennan had a remarkable gift for seeing the very weave of history before him,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell said.
Kennan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Albert Einstein Peace Prize, the German Book Trade Peace Prize, and the Gold Medal in History from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
He is survived by his wife, Annelise Sorenson Kennan; daughters Wendy, Grace K. Warnecke, and Joan K. Griggs; and a son, Christopher J.
The Class of 1925
THOMAS DAVID FLYNN ’35
Born in Los Angeles, Tom died April 12, 2003, while on a family vacation in Puerto Rico.
At Princeton, his performance in economics and election to Phi Beta Kappa were outshone by his athletic prowess in the minds of his classmates. He excelled on the varsity hockey and tennis teams (captaining the latter in his senior year), and was voted ’35’s best all-around athlete upon graduation.
Post-Princeton, Tom received an MBA in accounting from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business in 1938 and spent a short time working for the Federal Trade Commission. In 1940 he joined Arthur Young & Co. as a CPA and partner, rose to senior partner, and was named vice chairman of the accounting firm’s management committee before retiring in 1975. A few months later came a call from New York Gov. Hugh Carey, who appointed Tom the first chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp. (Big MAC), then being set up to save New York City from what was regarded as potential financial ruin.
Tom’s civic and social interests didn’t ebb in the years that followed. He served as a trustee of Columbia University for 28 years and after moving from Sands Point, N.Y., to Princeton, was elected president of ’35.
Survivors include his wife, Harriett Howland Flynn, daughters Susan and Christine, son John H. Flynn, and six grandchildren.
The Class of 1935
THOMAS FRETZ MOYER ’35
Born in Allentown, Pa., on May 8, 1913, Tom died in Clearwater, Fla., March 27, 2003.
He prepared for Princeton at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where he was a member of the lacrosse and track teams, the Glee Club, and an active participant in the debating and drama clubs. At Princeton he majored in economics, joined Key and Seal, and again played varsity lacrosse and sang with the Glee Club. Then it was on to NYC, where, except for Navy service as a gunnery officer aboard a destroyer escort during World War II, he worked for the American International Marine Agency and became a vice president before retiring in 1978.
During much of this period Tom kept a summer home in Garrison, N.Y., from where he could reach the golf club “frequently” and do “more than a little” summer sailing. Then, in 1995, he and his third wife, Mary Dunn Moyer, decided to flee the cold New York winters and move to Florida full time.
Mary died in 1998. Tom’s survivors include Thomas F. Jr., son of his first wife, Mary Jo Wheatley; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson, T.F. Moyer IV.
The Class of 1935
ROBERT A. HULL JR. ’36
Bob, of Dalton, Pa., died Sept. 9, 2004. He was 90. His father, Robert A. Hull, was in the Class of 1905.
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Bob majored in economics at Princeton and graduated with honors. He was captain of our freshman cross-country team, was on the varsity track team for two years, and was a member of Campus Club.
His first jobs after graduation were as a stockbroker in Chicago and New York, and in the Labor Department in Washington, D.C., where he provided job training for immigrants and the unemployed. During World War II he was a Red Cross volunteer in England and France for three years as a field director attached to military units.
In 1945 he became vice president of the former Haddon Craftsmen Co., a position he held for 34 years. He and his late wife, Louise Shepard Hull, owned the Spring Hill farm in Dalton. Bob was a board member of the Abington Community Library, a supervisor of Abington Township, and was a member of the Countryside Conservancy.
He is survived by his daughters, Susan Hull Constantine, Margaret Hull, Lala Zeitlyn, and Lucy Hull; brothers Lewis and John; a sister, Barbara Richardson; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Class of 1936
WILLIAM McCOMBS HARDY ’38
Mac died Jan. 14, 2005, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A native of Little Rock, Ark., he prepared at Hill School before coming to Princeton with Frank Smith, with whom he roomed for four years. At Hill he was active in football, track, and publications.
At Princeton he continued in track, and was a member of Triangle and Charter Club. He majored in geology, graduating magna cum laude and with membership in the Society of Sigma Xi.
During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps. After the war, he began his career as an independent consulting geologist in the oil and gas industry. While residing in Myrtle Beach, he did extensive consulting in Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1944 he married Frances Scarborough, who died in 1966. Mac was a Presbyterian and a member of Rotary International.
He is survived by his second wife, Phynis Lamenta Stewart Hardy, whom he married in 1970; two sons, William Jr. and Mosley Wilson; and four grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to all of Mac’s family.
The Class of 1938
JOHN CRAWFORD POGUE JR. ’38
Crawf died Jan. 31, 2005, following a brief illness.
Crawf prepared at Cincinnati Country Day School, Hotchkiss, and Choate. At Princeton he majored in English, earned a letter in track, and was a member of Cottage Club and the Glee Club.
In World War II, as a captain in the Army Air Corps, he helped establish the Air Sea Rescue Forces. He was wounded on a rescue mission and received a Presidential Unit Citation with four battle stars.
Postwar, he returned to Cincinnati to work in his family’s department store where, as vice president and division manager, he created branch stores and helped the business grow to become one of the Midwest’s premier retailers.
Divorced from his wife, Helen, in 1959, he married Martha Dunn and moved to California, where he worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and began to pursue his passion for painting, eventually becoming recognized throughout the area for his unique portraits. Crawf also was active in many community activities and was considered a renaissance man.
He is survived by Martha, his five children, a stepson, 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1938
EDWARD CASPER STOKES II ’38
Ed died Jan. 21, 2005, at the St. Barnabas Hospice of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.
After preparing at Lawrenceville, he majored in history at Princeton, where he was on the junior varsity swim team and graduated with honors.
Ed earned his law degree from Rutgers University Law School. He then served as a commander in the Navy during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, and was involved in the invasion of Okinawa. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, having served as the communications officer on the USS McKinley.
Ed was born in Allenhurst, N.J., but lived most of his life in Little Silver before moving to Middletown, N.J., in 1996. He served as a member of the Little Silver Board of Education. His wife, Helen Moen Stokes, died in 2000. Surviving are three sons, Edward C. III, Brad K., and Richard C.; and five grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its deep sympathy.
The Class of 1938
BENJAMIN COATES ’39
Ben died Dec. 7, 2004, in Haverford, Pa.
All his life he carried warm memories of his home in Philadelphia, saying that people who grew up there in those days found it the most attractive place in the world to live. But he was to see much more of the world. In World War II he served as naval intelligence officer in Bombing Squadron BV 107 stationed in Natal, Brazil. The Brazilian navy awarded him the Order of the Southern Cross, the Brazilian Navy Medal of Merit, and the Brazilian Emeritus Medal.
In 1946, after graduating from University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ben bought and ran Coates Board and Carton Co. in Stroudsburg, Pa. He briefly owned W&J Sloane, but soon ventured into the oil-tanker business, launching his first, at 50,000 tons, in Nagasaki followed by two 300,000-ton tankers. In later years he owned land on which he enjoyed riding horseback. He raced horses in France, once winning the Prix de Marcel Boussac. In 1981 he established two Konoe Scholarships at Princeton in honor of his Princeton friend, Prince Fumitaka Konoe.
Ben is survived by Nancy, his wife of 61 years, his son Benjamin Jr. ’73, daughter Theodate, and two grandchildren. We offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
JAMES MOTT FRENCH ’39
Jim died at his home on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jan. 31, 2005.
He came to us from Hotchkiss and went on to the University of Michigan Law School. From 1941-45 he served as a major in the Army Field Artillery in the European theater. His unit, attached to Patton’s Third Army, landed at Utah Beach and fought all the way across to central Germany. He was involved in the relief of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded five decorations and four battle stars.
Jim and his brother co-founded the City National Bank of Detroit. He also served as president of the French Mortgage and Bond Co. and the Twin Gates Corp. He was president of Wayne State University Press, the Michigan March of Dimes, and was a director of the Dominion Forge and Stamping Co.
Known for his warmth, Jim loved being surrounded by family and friends. He was an avid sailor, skier, golfer, reader, and inveterate traveler. He and his wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen Carrig, visited almost 100 countries.
Mary Ellen survives him, as do their four children, Mary, Rebecca, James Jr. ’73, Catherine, and seven grandchildren. We extend to them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
FREDERICK HERBERT HOFFMAN JR. ’41
Herb died Feb. 18, 2005.
A lifelong native of Columbus, Ohio, he prepared at Columbus Academy. At Princeton he majored in economics and graduated with honors. A member of Tiger Inn, he roomed with Carmichael in his sophomore, junior, and senior years, and also with Appel and Fogg, senior year. After college, Herb attended the University of Michigan Law School, and then practiced law for nearly 60 years, mostly with the Columbus firm of Chester, Wilcox and Saxbe. He also served on the Ohio Ethics Commission.
Herb was past president of the Columbus County Club and the Columbus Club, and was a member of the Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sally Hanna Hoffman; his son, Herbert III; his five daughters, Betsy Schaknowski, Anne Porter, Susan Cook, Sally Derrick, and Jane Hoffman; as well as 16 grandchildren.
The Class of 1941
HOWARD ISHERWOOD ’41
Ish died in Jupiter, Fla., Nov. 26, 2004.
Coming to Princeton from Newark [N.J.] Academy, he majored in modern languages and joined Cannon Club. Senior year he roomed with Brightman, Amberg, and Bill Jennings.
He served two tours in the Pacific as a fighter pilot. Shot down once, Ish was credited with shooting down five Japanese planes and with seven assists, earning two presidential citations. At one time he flew protection for George H.W. Bush’s torpedo squadron.
Following discharge as a lieutenant commander, he attended Rutgers Law School. Admitted to the bar in 1951, Ish first joined the Newark law firm of Lum, Fairleigh and Foster. He then entered a partnership with state Sen. J. Stanley Herbert in Asbury Park. For many years he maintained a general practice that eventually was joined by his son, Thomas ’70. Retiring in 1991, Ish moved from Rumson, N.J., to Florida.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Jeanne Barbara Hensler Isherwood; four sons, Robert, Thomas, William, and Michael; his daughter, Betsy Katz; numerous grandchildren; and his brother’s daughters, Virginia and Margaret, whom he raised. He had also welcomed into his home a longtime family friend, Ada McKnight, and her son, Larry.
The Class of 1941
STEPHEN ELKINS REPPERT ’44
Steve died in Bridgeport, W. Va., Nov. 12, 2004, after an extended illness. He was 83 and had served as a trustee for Davis & Elkins College, in Elkins, W. Va., from 1975-93. After many contributions there, he established the Reppert Endowment for the Chaplaincy in 2002.
Steve prepped at Lawrenceville. At Princeton, he earned numerals in basketball, majored in mechanical engineering, and was a member of Tiger Inn. Roommates included Edward Wilson and John Tytus. He was a Navy LST executive officer during World War II and served 20 months in the South Pacific.
After working in the family coal business, he founded Reppert Fuels Inc. in 1964, and retired in 1983. A longtime active member of Presbyterian Church governing bodies — often called “Mr. Presbyterian” — he served in Clarksburg, W. Va., and in state and national posts. He also was a 50-year Mason, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Steve is survived by his sons, Stephen R. and Clifton E.; three daughters, Susan McElroy, Sarah Lowndes, and Janie Porter; two brothers, Alfred R.’40 and Dr. Edmund H. ’45; a sister, Nancy Jonathan; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to all.
The Class of 1944
ERWIN F. SCHOENBRUNN ’44
Erwin died Jan. 18, 2005, at home in Ridgefield, Conn., after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 83.
Raised in New Jersey, he attended Plainfield High School and Union College before transferring to Princeton as a junior in 1942. He was a member of Key and Seal Club.
Due to service in the Army Signal Corps, including 18 months in the Philippines, Erwin’s graduation was delayed until 1947, when he earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering with high honors. Erwin later earned a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania.
He held respected research positions in several chemical companies, but put business behind him after retirement from American Cyanamid. He continued beekeeping and running, finishing several marathons and half-marathons with good times. Erwin volunteered at Danbury [Conn.] Hospital, read seriously, and remained active on committees and teaching at his Lutheran church. He and his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, traveled extensively.
In the beginning, Erwin attended Reunions every five years, but before the 50th began to attend annually with Dorothy.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Frederick R.; three daughters, Carol Lambiase, Mary Magnoli, and Laura Bradford; six grandchildren; and a brother, Alfred G. To them all, we’ll miss him.
The Class of 1944
WILLIAM FRANKLIN WHITBECK JR. ’46
Bill died Jan. 11, 2005, in Northern Neck, Va.
Born in Irvington, N.J., he was a graduate of Columbia High School and entered the class in 1942 to study humanities. He participated in swimming and track. From the V-12 Program, he entered the Marine Corps, served aboard ships, and was commissioned second lieutenant. He earned an MBA at Columbia University, married Shirley Dixon, and began a retailing business in Norfolk, Va.
In 1951 he was recalled to service in Korea, spending seven months in frontline combat and earning the Bronze Star for his bravery. He then moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., to earn a Ph.D. in business administration at the University of North Carolina. For more than 30 years he taught at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. A man of broad interests, Bill participated in many civic groups and enjoyed family life with his three sons, William, Thomas, and Christopher.
Predeceased by his first wife, he is survived by his widow, Barbara, his children, and four grandchildren. To them all the class extends its sympathy.
The Class of 1946
RICHARD J. BELLET ’49
Dick died Oct. 22, 2004, after a five-year struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 76.
Dick prepared for Princeton at East Orange [N.J.] High School. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, winning Sigma Xi Society honors. He designed the class beer jacket and was a member of Terrace Club.
After graduation Dick attended Columbia and received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He began his work career with Hooker Chemical Co. in Niagara Falls, worked for Texas U.S. Chemical Co., and then with Honeywell until his retirement in 1985. He later worked briefly as vice president of research for Ken-Tile Co.
After his family, Dick’s greatest love was sailing. When he retired, he bought a 43-foot yacht and spent two years sailing the Caribbean with his wife, Jane, who survives him. Dick also derived great pleasure from teaching others to sail.
Dick’s first marriage, to Eleanor Coons, ended in divorce. They had four children, Richard, Lisa Collins, Thomas, and Craig, who survive their father. He also had four stepchildren, five grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren. To all of them, the class extends sincere sympathy on their great loss.
The Class of 1949
PHILIP A. BENET ’49
Phil died Nov. 19, 2004. He was 77.
Born in Paris, he was a World War II veteran of the Navy and also served in the Korean War, returning to Princeton to graduate in 1953. He majored in biology.
Upon graduation Phil took a job with Ciba as a pharmaceutical researcher. In 1969 he switched careers and became a travel agent. He later went into the import business in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., importing wines, foods, yachts, and cars until his retirement.
Phil is survived by his wife, Lona; three sons, John, Bruce, and David; and two grandsons. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them on their loss.
The Class of 1949
GALE F. JOHNSTON JR. ’49
Buck died Oct. 29, 2004, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77.
He prepared at Webb School in St. Louis. At Princeton he majored in history and was a member of Quadrangle Club, serving as its secretary. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Buck started his work career with Mercantile Bank and later became a securities broker with Smith, Moore & Co. He also served on the Ladue [Mo.] City Council for 25 years as councilman and council president. Buck was a member of the St. Louis Area Council for the Boy Scouts and also served on the national executive board. He was international ambassador for the World Scouting Organization. His scouting honors included the Silver Beaver and the Order of the Condor for his service to South American scouting.
Buck is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Gale F. III and Houston; two daughters, Emily Martens and Miriam Vangel; and four grandchildren. The class joins his family in mourning the loss of this man who truly lived a life of service to others, and extends deepest sympathy to them on their loss.
The Class of 1949
CHAUNCEY B. THUSS ’49
Chauncey died Feb. 4, 2005. He was 77.
He prepared for Princeton at Baylor Military Academy, and at Princeton he majored in biology. He served in the Navy as an aviation cadet from 1945-46. He was a member of the Flying Club, Outing Club, and Elm Club.
After graduation Chauncey attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and specialized in orthopedic surgery in the family clinic. He was honored by the State of Alabama for his 50 years of medical service. His hobbies included horseback riding, Alpine snow skiing, water sports, and flying.
Chauncey is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Chauncey Jr. and Michael; two daughters, Deborah McLaughlin and Elizabeth Gilbert; and seven grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them on their loss.
The Class of 1949
JOHN R. WILSON ’49
Wilse died Dec. 7, 2004. He was 78.
He prepared for Princeton at Gilman Country School, and at Princeton he majored in politics. He was on the lacrosse team and sang with the Glee Club. He was a member of Cap and Gown.
After graduation Wilse received a law degree from the University of Virginia. He worked in Baltimore at the family firm until 1964 when he moved to Cleveland and entered the investment business. He eventually started his own company, Portfolio Securities Transactions Corp. Wilse enjoyed singing all his life and was also an avid gardener. He won numerous medals for his vegetables at the Geauga County Fair over a number of years. He also actively pursued his family history as a hobby.
Wilse is survived by two sons, John R. Jr. and Charles B.; daughter Clarke W. Leslie; and five grandchildren. The class extends its sincere condolences to them on their great loss.
The Class of 1949
Stephen J. Kearney ’50
Steve died Jan. 7, 2005, at his home in Naples, N.Y., after battling brain cancer for several months.
After graduating from Worcester Academy, he enlisted in the Navy and was selected for its V-12 program. At Princeton, he pitched for the baseball team and was a member of Elm Club.
His roommates, Harry Johnson, Mort Kelly, and Jim Lindsay, and other close buddies Joe McDonough and Norb Nelson, all World War II veterans, resided in Henry Hall as freshmen and in Patton as sophomores. Steve was a loyal Red Sox fan for 70 years and finally saw his team win the World Series. Harry Johnson nostalgically recalled a time in 1947 when he and Steve went to Yankee Stadium to a Bosox game at which Ted Williams played.
Steve’s business career was primarily with the Gunlocke Company, makers of fine wood furniture for schools, universities, and government agencies. He served as sales manager in several territories, including California, Massachusetts, and New York.
Our sympathy goes to Anne, his wife of 51 years; sons David and Stephen; daughters Sally Rhoads and Diane Harter; sisters Elizabeth West, wife of John ’43, and Eleanor Penniman; sister-in-law Betty Kearney, widow of Paul ’43; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Class of 1950
John W. Prescott ’50
John died Jan. 25, 2005, of natural causes in his Vermont home. He was 81.
A graduate of Williston [Mass.] Academy, he served in the Army Signal Corps for three years during World War II. During the second half of his hitch, his battalion operated in the China-Burma-India theater. A Princeton son (his father was in the Class of 1910) John majored in economics and was a member of Tiger Inn.
After graduation he joined his family business in Keeseville, N.Y. Eight years later he started his own wholesale lumber business. He worked alone for the next 10 years and then joined a small, northern New York firm. In 1978 he moved to an Albany lumber company from which he retired in 1988.
John’s bachelor life was altered in 1972 when he married Cami Starbuck, a widow with two grown children, and moved to her Westport, N.Y., farm on Lake Champlain. In 2000 they moved to Williston, Vt., to be near Cami’s son.
In retirement, he kept busy with golf, lawn work, and winters on Amelia Island [Fla.] Plantation. He especially enjoyed his work with the Literacy Volunteers of America.
Our condolences go to his wife, Cami, his stepchildren, and extended family.
The Class of 1950
KEITH GARRISON SCHNEBLY JR. ’51
Keith died March 21, 2005, in Richmond, Ky., following a prolonged illness during which he never lost his spirit and sense of humor.
He prepared for Princeton at Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pa. At Princeton he was a member of Colonial Club, the 150-pound football team and the varsity track team. He majored in history and graduated with honors. His roommates were Bill Askin, Jim Hardie, and Loyall Edge. After graduation he attended the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in insurance. His studies were interrupted by service in the Army Field Artillery, where he attained the rank of first lieutenant.
Upon returning in 1955, Keith joined the insurance firm of Deacon, Schnebly & Co. In subsequent years he was associated with several major insurance brokerage firms. He belonged to the Society of the War of 1812 and the Color Guard of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution. In his younger years, he enjoyed skiing, squash, and tennis.
Keith is survived by his children Keith G. III, Libby, Nancy, and Emily; 11 grandchildren; his former wife, Nancy McCurdy Schnebly; and his longtime companion, Sandra Gibbs. We join them in mourning his passing.
The Class of 1951
Frederick L. Witsell ’54
Fred died in Denver, Colo., March 3, 2005, from prostate cancer, which he had been battling for a number of years.
A devoted native of Colorado, Fred prepared for Princeton at Denver’s East High School. He was a member of Princeton’s wrestling team for four years and majored in history, writing his senior thesis on Joseph Wood Krutch. Fred was a member of Charter Club and president of the Rocky Mountain Empire Club. He roomed with Alan Herrington, Harry Moul, Jean Smith, and Jack Zeiler.
Fred practiced law in Denver and was a partner in the firm of Kelly, Stansfield and O’Donnell. He retired in 1995 and divided his time between Denver and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Fred and his wife, Shirley, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last August. In addition to Shirley, he is survived by his daughter, Gina; sons Fred and David; and four grandchildren. The class extends its heartfelt sympathy.
The Class of 1954
W. Richard MullAn ’57
Dick died Feb. 5, 2005, victim of a hit-and-run accident in Tucson, Ariz. At Princeton he majored in Spanish civilization, joined Key and Seal, and was active in Triangle Club.
Dick always had a wicked sense of humor, referring to his Princeton years as majoring in “Triangle, spirits, and Spanish civilization.” His senior year roommates included Jerry Raibourn, John Henneman, Bob Fletcher, and Perry Smith.
Upon graduating he joined Ted Bates & Co. in New York, working there for more than two decades and rising to senior vice president of client services. He also was associated with Ally & Gargano. He was known for his sharp humor and kindness to others. A memorial service at St. James in New York City was well attended by classmates and friends.
Our class extends its sympathy to his daughter, Alexandra ’88; and his son, Peter ’91; brother Robert; and grandchildren Nicholas and Katherine.
The Class of 1957
Warwick Breckenridge Moore ’62
Breck died Dec. 27, 2004, at his home in Woodbridge, Va., from pancreatic cancer. He was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 17, 2005.
Breck came to Princeton from the Bolles School and his home was in Dunedin, Fla. While at Princeton he was active in the naval ROTC, was a member of Cloister Inn, and majored in mathematics.
Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the Navy and attended flight school in Pensacola with classmates Al Zink and Jim Dugan. He served two tours in Vietnam on the carrier USS Oriskany, flying F-8 Crusader jets, and later gravitated toward the intelligence field, where he spent the rest of his career — first in uniform and later as a civilian in the Office of Naval Intelligence. He became head of the undersea warfare capabilities section and authored a definitive work on the subject used by Pentagon and congressional planners. He was known for his professionalism and a great sense of humor. He retired in 1999 and spent much of the intervening years traveling with his wife, Linda.
He is survived by Linda; two daughters from his first marriage, Shannon Nordstrom and Kelly Moore; his sister, Turza Allen; and his grandchildren, Sara Nordstrom, Jacob Tart, and Alexander Tart. The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1962
RANDALL MEADS CHASTAIN ’66
Randy died May 23, 2004.
He was born in Nampa, Idaho, and graduated from Jefferson High School in Edgewater, Colo., where he excelled in academics, sports, drama, and student government. At Princeton, he continued to excel academically, studying in the Special Program in International Affairs and writing his thesis on NATO; and in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including WPRB, Whig-Clio, Orange Key, and the Trenton Tutorial Project. He served as treasurer of Key and Seal Club his senior year.
After graduation from Princeton, Randy enrolled in Yale Law School, graduating in 1970 with an outstanding academic record. He practiced and taught law for most of his life, for many years maintaining a practice in Columbia, S.C., and serving as a full professor at the University of South Carolina Law School. Sadly, in the mid-1990s, a series of professional and legal lapses, which Randy attributed to depression and emotional problems, ended his legal and teaching careers.
Randy is survived by a daughter, Samantha Kovaz; a grandson, Stephen Kovaz; and a sister, Verna Morris. The class extends its condolences to all three.
The Class of 1966
Austin A. Wright III ’66
Austin died at his home, in Point Pleasant, N.J., Feb. 11, 2005.
Austin was born in Trenton. He graduated from the Peddie School and originally entered Princeton with the Class of 1964. After a break from college, he transferred to the Class of 1966 but did not graduate.
Following retirement in 2000, Austin devoted his time and energy to gardening, volunteering many hours a week with the Master Gardeners of Ocean County, N.J. He also enjoyed traveling and was an amateur mathematician.
He leaves his wife, Barbara Weber-Wright; his parents, Austin and Mary Wright; a stepson and stepdaughter, John and Joan Sutphen; and two brothers, Robert and Donald Wright. Our class extends its condolences to them all.
The Class of 1966
Paul M. Arnow ’68
Paul died March 28, 2005, after suffering a heart attack at his Wisconsin vacation home. He was 58.
Paul came to Princeton from Central High School in Phoenix, Ariz. At Princeton he majored in English, was captain of the varsity wrestling team, and ate at Tiger. After Princeton, he received a medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco in 1972, concentrating in infectious diseases. He was chief of infectious disease at the University of Chicago hospitals from 1987-2002. While there, he met and married Hilary Caldwell.
Paul helped in public health projects all over the world. In 2002, he decided to focus full time on international health issues, leaving academia to work at Boston-based Management Sciences for Health. However, the joy of family life persuaded him to return to research and teaching. His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders.
To Hilary, son Saul, and Paul’s surviving sister, Eleanor Gerst, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1968
JOHN F. WOODMAN *38
John F. Woodman died Oct. 12, 2002, in Auburn, Maine. He was 89.
Born in New Hampshire, John excelled early in school, winning the Dartmouth Medal for highest grades in high school and graduating from Dartmouth College itself with highest honors in chemistry in 1933. Eventually he won a Proctor Fellowship for further study at Princeton, where he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry.
John worked for the Philadelphia chemical company, Rohm and Haas, first in research and sales and then as head of the engineering laboratory concerned with Plexiglas acrylic plastics.
John sang with the company’s male chorus and organized a male quartet that performed at numerous barbershop society functions. In 1973 he and his wife, Mary, retired to Maine.
John is survived by Mary; two sons; a daughter; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
JOHN W. FORSYTH *41
At the age of 91, John Wiley Forsyth died Oct. 7, 2004, from a fall at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.
The first in his family to attend college, he earned a Ph.D. in biology from Princeton. During World War II he served in the Army Air Force, remaining in the Air Force Reserve until 1972. In 1946 he joined Texas Christian University, where he taught generations of premedical students. In retirement he and his wife, Mary, traveled the world.
John was predeceased by Mary, and is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
D. BRUCE WILSON *65
Donald Bruce Wilson died Aug. 28, 2004, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 70.
Raised in New Mexico, Bruce graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering in 1956. After three years of active duty in the Marine Corps, Bruce worked for Phillips Petroleum and then earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton. He taught at New Mexico State University for 23 years. Upon retirement he devoted himself to wide-ranging community service, including a bid for the state senate in 1988 and the U.S. Congress in 1992. A voracious reader, Bruce divided his reading time between thermodynamics, mysteries, and theology.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Aletta, their two sons and two daughters, and seven grandchildren.
RICHARD A. STUBBING *68
Richard Anthony Stubbing died Nov. 11, 2004, in Durham, N.C. He was 74.
Author of The Defense Game and public commentator on national defense and security, Richard received an M.B.A. at Harvard and was a mid-career fellow in the Woodrow Wilson School’s executive fellows program in 1967-68. After serving in the Navy during the Korean conflict, Richard worked in Washington, D.C., for 20 years in the Office of Management and Budget. He joined the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University in 1982 and retired in 2002.
Richard leaves behind his wife, Patricia; four children; and 11 grandchildren.
DONALD M. C. ENGLERT *32, Oriental Languages, Jan. 13, 2005
CASSIUS W. CURTIS *37, Physics, Dec. 17, 2004
WILLIAM MIEHLE *39, Physics, Dec. 27, 2003
ALBERT C. DAMBRUN *41, Economics, May 18, 2003
WALTER R. F. GUYER *41, Chemistry, Dec. 14, 2004
EDWARD F. NOLAN *41, English, Nov. 8, 2002
FRANK HARARY *44, Physics, Jan. 4, 2005
STANISLAV J. KRIZ *47, Geology, March 31, 2000
ARTHUR ROOT *47, Economics, Sept. 7, 2004
DONALD W. BLACKETT *50, Mathematics, Nov. 19, 2004
HAROLD H. WARREN *50, Chemistry, Dec. 23, 2004
EDWIN R. SHERMAN, JR. *53, Woodrow Wilson School, Feb. 26, 2005
ARTHUR M. ADLERSTEIN *58, Psychology, April 21, 2004
WILLIAM N. BROADWATER *59, Oriental Languages and Literature, May 30, 2004
DARVIN D. DAVIS *66, Woodrow Wilson School, Jan. 8, 2005
LEONARD S. SLAUGHTER Jr. *70, Woodrow Wilson School, Sept. 20, 2004
GEOFFREY C. HEMSTEDT *71, English, June, 2004.
RODNEY J. SAWATSKY *77, Religion, Nov. 27, 2004.
GILL-CHIN LIM *78, Architecture, Feb. 9, 2005.