June 8, 2005: Memorials
HENRY GERARD SCHWARTZ ’28
Henry Schwartz, one of the most distinguished members of the class, died of emphysema Dec. 24, 1998, in St. Louis. He was 89.
Dr. Schwartz was born in New York City and entered Princeton at 15. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and became a fellow in neurological surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he received a faculty position in 1937. A pioneer in his surgical specialty, he was the first American neurosurgeon to make direct electrical recordings from the human brain. During World War II he served in the North African and Italian theaters.
Outstanding clinical research, academic accomplishments, and surgical ability resulted in his appointment as professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis from 1946-74. Dr. Schwartz was an editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery and a member the numerous neurosurgical societies, but his greatest satisfaction came from the progress of younger neurosurgeons whose future careers he guided. In turn, they established the Edith R. and Henry G. Schwartz Chair of Neurosurgery in 1996.
His wife, Edith Courtenay “Reedie” Robinson, was a pediatrician who died in 1994. He is survived by three sons, Dr. Henry G. Schwartz Jr., Michael R. Schwartz, Dr. Richard H. Schwartz, and a sister.
The Class of 1928
ARTHUR M. CROCKER ’31
Art, or as he preferred, “Crock,” died in Naples, Fla., Jan. 11, 2005.
He was born in New York and prepared for Princeton at Aiken Preparatory School and at St. Paul’s in Concord, N.H. After graduation, Crock received his MBA at Harvard and worked in investment banking in New York City until receiving his commission in the Navy in 1943. He served in Iceland and the Pacific until his discharge as a lieutenant in 1945.
Crock served on the board of Sloane House of the YMCA in New York City. He was director of Planned Parenthood, secretary of the Constitutional Council for Forest Preservation of the North Shore of Long Island, and a member of many New York clubs including Piping Rock Club, Union Club, Princeton Club of New York, and the Down Town Association.
Gradually, he retired into the life that he loved in the forests of the Adirondacks and upper New England. Crock and his lovely wife, Barbara, traveled all over the world before settling for his last years in the comfort of Florida.
In addition to Barbara, Crock is survived by his children from his first marriage, Chester Arthur, Elizabeth Crocker O’Hara, and Marion L.; and by his stepchildren Tarrant and Harrington Putnam. Those in 1931 could always count on Crock, who was our current class president. He will be missed.
The Class of 1931
GORDON EAMES BROWN ’34
Gordy, class treasurer (1954-59), 30th reunion chair, and class president (1964-69), who spent “a wonderful 21 years” with the State Communities Aid Association in New York, died March 31, 2005, at Osborn Retirement Home in Rye, N.Y., after a prolonged illness. He was 93.
While at SCAA, the purpose of which was, in his words, “to influence government and other agencies to improve services for the poor, sick, old, young, infirm, and generally underprivileged,” he was associated with Johnny Oakes, a member of its board.
After retirement from SCAA, of which he was executive director, Gordy moved from Manhattan to Bronxville, where he kept busy as a volunteer at Lawrence Hospital, and as a board member of the local home-health agency and Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library. “All very satisfying,” he wrote, and “sufficient for an elderly fellow.”
Gordy’s first wife, Patricia “Patty” Lewis, died in 1982. He then married Lonita “Lonnie” Patt, whose late husband once shared bachelor quarters in Bronxville with Mal Johnson, Bill Oman, and Perry Sellon. Lonnie survives, as do Gordy’s son, Gordon E. Jr.; a grandson, Travis; and two stepdaughters.
In 1972 our class presented Gordy with our Award for Outstanding Achievement for his years as head of SCAA. The citation concluded, “Whatever he has undertaken, he has done with distinction.”
The Class of 1934
JOHN HILLYER PALMER ’34
Jack, who as class president from 1984-89, created our Special Assistance Fund (SAF) for undergraduates and made it the hallmark of his presidency, died April 6, 2005. He was 91. He had been a resident of Heritage Village, Southbury, Conn., since 2000.
From 1974-79, Jack was our vice president for Annual Giving and set a 45th reunion AG record hailed by the AG chairman as “a giant leap over the previous record by the Class of ’27.” The class presented Jack a certificate for “distinguished service.”
In our class directory for our 50th reunion, of which Jack was chairman, he wrote: “For practically all of my business career I have been engaged in buying, selling, and marketing consumer products. In the last 10 years I have been engaged in the management of small advertising agencies. I believe that one of the best experiences of my life has been the Class of 1934.”
Jack’s first wife, Isabel Lloyd, known to all as “Auntie Mame,” died in 1984. He then married Sally Compton West, who died in 2004. Jack had no children. A classmate Jack had thanked for an AG contribution wrote, “It’s you who deserves the thanks from me and from all the class for putting out this sort of effort, above and beyond the call.”
The Class of 1934
ROBERT K. MARDFIN ’36
Bob, a resident of the Seabrook in Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Oct. 28, 2004.
A graduate of the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, N.Y., he majored in modern languages at Princeton and was a member of Tower Club. In 1939 Harvard awarded him a law degree.
During World War II Bob served in the Army’s Internal Security Division. For 33 years he worked mostly in employee relations for Standard Oil of New Jersey, later Exxon. He retired in 1976, after raising his family in Darien, Conn. On Hilton Head Island he was a member of both the Sea Pines and Bear Creek golf clubs. In 1986 he won the Sea Pines club championship at age 71. During his lifetime he had three holes in one. His hobby was collecting golf balls with different logos and his collection totaled 7,352. He disposed of his collection in 2002. Bob was a life master of the American Contract Bridge League.
His wife of 61 years, Doris “Rusty” Ward Mardfin, died in 2002. He is survived by a son, Douglas Ward; daughters Janet and Gail; a daughter-in-law, Jean Kadooka Mardfin; son-in-law Thomas Concannon; four grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Miller; and three nephews.
The Class of 1936
ALEXANDER PYOTT SPENCE JR. ’36
Sandy died March 2, 2005, at home in Wilmington, Del. He was 91 and came from a long line of Princetonians.
Sandy attended Lawrenceville and graduated from the Morristown [N.J.] School. At Princeton he majored in English and was undergraduate president of Court Club. After graduation, he worked briefly in NYC as an accountant for Barrow, Wade, and Guthrie Company.
In 1939 he received a master’s in accounting from Columbia University’s School of Business.
From 1945-50, Sandy worked for three boat builders. In 1950 he became co-owner and president of Maury and Spence Inc., a yacht yard and boat builder in East Norwalk, Conn. During that time he and his wife, Janet, lived in Darien, Conn., where he was active in community affairs including being a Cub Scout Pack leader. In 1954 they moved to Wilton, Conn., and after his retirement they moved back to Morristown for 24 years. Their final move was to Wilmington to be closer to family.
Sandy is survived by Janet, his wife of 65 years; daughter Janet S. Kerr; sons Robert M. and Richard T.; Janet’s husband, Thomas A Kerr Jr. ’59; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1936
GORDON K. GREENFIELD ’37
Gordon died Jan. 7, 2005, after a short illness at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 89.
He came to us from Lawrenceville, majored in history, and was a member of Key and Seal Club. He volunteered for the Navy in World War II, serving on the USS Wyoming and later the USS Ludlow in the North Atlantic. He ended his service as a lieutenant commander.
For the next 12 years, Gordon was president of city specialty stores, including Franklin Simon and Oppenheim Collins. He was later president of two holding companies, American and Franchard corporations. He bought QTV as a fledgling equipment maker that had acquired the rights to the original TelePrompTer device for public speakers.
In 2000 he sold the company to a group that included its British management.
Gordon was a major benefactor of the Manhattan School of Music, a member of its board of trustees for 34 years, and chairman from 1981-94. In 2002, one of the school’s major concert halls was renamed the Gordon K. and Harriet Greenfield Recital Hall. Gordon also served on the boards of the Metropolitan Opera, Young Concert Artists, and the Santa Fe Opera.
Our condolences go to Harriet, his wife of 59 years; his daughters, Judith Six, Faith Lewis, and Hope Greenfield; sons Gordon Jr. and James; and seven grandchildren. We admired his knowledge, wit, and wisdom.
The Class of 1937
JOHN ARVID PETERSON ’38
John “Pete” Peterson of Seaside Park, N.J., died Aug. 17, 2004.
An avid swimmer, he became the youngest captain of the Seaside Park lifeguards and a member of the Seaside Park Lifeguard State Championship Team at age 16.
At Princeton Pete belonged to Cannon Club, was on the varsity swimming team, and graduated with honors in geology.
He was first employed by the Atlantic Refining Co. of Texas as a magnetometer operator with a geophysical oil exploration party. In 1940 he left Atlantic to join the Navy’s V-7 program and served extensively on active duty from 1942-46, including attendance at the Naval War College in 1945.
Postwar, after taking graduate courses at Princeton, Pete worked for DeLaval Steam Turbine Co. of Trenton as a testing engineer and calculator. In 1949 he returned to active duty and served as operations officer of a destroyer squadron in the Pacific until 1952.
Pete was also a founding trustee of the Lawrence Township YMCA.
His wife of 50 years, Elizabeth, predeceased him, but he is survived by two sons and five grandchildren, to whom the class extends deep sympathy.
The Class of 1938
WILLIAM VANCE BURLEY JR. ’40
Bill died March 18, 2005, at Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, surviving Lina, his wife of 60 years, by only eight weeks.
He grew up in Webster Groves, Mo., spending every summer vacation since childhood in Maine. After preparing at Westminster School, Bill majored in economics at Princeton. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Army and served in the 783rd Armed Field Artillery until 1945. Bill took courses at New York University from 1945-46. After business experiences with Price-Waterhouse and National Lead Co., he joined Titanium Metals Corp. of America in 1952, rising to executive vice president for finance by the time of his retirement.
Bill was treasurer of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and on the boards of St. Andrew’s Hospital and the Maine Art Gallery. His recreational interests were sailing, golf, bridge, chess, and skiing.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Jay Glaser; his sister, Doris B. Maxwell; his nephew, John B. Maxwell; and his wife, Carol. To them, his classmates express their sincere condolences.
The Class of 1940
REUBEN JAMES ROSS JR. ’40
Rube died March 28, 2005.
He prepared at St. George’s School, following his father, Reuben 1913, to Princeton. He majored in geology, graduating with highest honors as a member of Sigma Xi. He was a member of the freshman football squad, varsity 150-pound football team, club hockey team, Princetonian news board, and Student Tutoring Association, and was manager and secretary of Cottage Club.
He entered the Army Air Force in 1941, and was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant colonel and awarded the Bronze Star. From 1945-48, Rube attended Yale University, where he received a master’s and Ph.D. with honors. He began doing research in earth sciences for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1952, culminating in the publication of many papers and the chairmanship of the subcommission on Ordovician Stratigraphy of the International Union of Geological Sciences. Rube had a great zest for life, often saying his profession came close to what some people would call a hobby. He found time, nonetheless, for skiing, sailing, tennis, travel, and shooting over his late wife Jill’s championship field trial Irish setters. He also served on Princeton’s Schools and Scholarship Committee.
To his survivors, son Reuben III “Jamie” ’68; daughters Betsy Wahlberg, Deedee Ross, and Alison Hess; and six grandchildren, his classmates express their deep sympathies.
The Class of 1940
JOSEPH POTTS JR. ’41
We lost “Philadelphia” Joe Potts Feb. 28, 2005.
A native of Philadelphia, he prepared at Haverford School and majored in modern languages at Princeton. A member of the freshman football team, he joined Tiger Inn. He roomed with Pete Page all four years, adding Barrett, Carmichael, Fogg, Harris, and Hoffman at Walker his senior year.
Enlisting in 1941, Joe went through OCS and was commissioned in June 1942. He first served in the Field Artillery but transferred to the Air Corps. He was a bombardier with the 303rd Bomb Group, known as Hell’s Angels, flying out of England. Separated as a first lieutenant in 1946, Joe joined the family business, Potts Ice Cream, and became president before retiring in 1986. He was a former board member of the Northeast Ice Cream Association, past commander of his American Legion Post, and a member of the Merion Cricket Club.
Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Flagler Potts; a daughter, Linda Hague; two sons, Joseph III and James; and three grandchildren.
The Class of 1941
JOHN FAYERWEATHER ’43
John died Feb. 3, 2005, following a long and courageous battle against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 82.
He prepped for Princeton at Kent School, served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict, and graduated from Harvard Business School.
A longtime academic and prolific writer, John was professor emeritus of management and international business at the Stern School of Business at New York University. In addition, John authored 10 books about international business, founded and served as managing editor of The International Executive, a digest of articles of interest to the academic business community, as well as founding and being a fellow of the Academy of International Business.
He was a lifelong outdoorsman and ardent supporter of conservation causes.
Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Selina Fayerweather, John is survived by his sons, Charles and James; daughters-in-law Susan and Carol; and three grandchildren. To all his survivors, we extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies.
The Class of 1943
WILLIAM L. HUTTON ’43
Bill died at home March 4, 2005. He was 83.
Born and raised in the New York City area, Bill prepped for Princeton at Allen-Stevenson in New York City and at Choate. He graduated in 1943 from the School of Engineering, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. The Navy next claimed his attention and he served as a lieutenant in the Pacific theater during World War II. While on campus, Bill was a member of Colonial Club, and had as roommates at various times Charlie Miner, Dan Ridder, Lin Miller, John Norris, Bonnie Seggerman, and Bartow Farr.
For many years, Bill acted as president of T. Shriver and Co. in New Jersey, a family business. An avid sportsman, Bill raced “Star”-class boats in international competition and excelled in golf. He was a member of the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, N.Y., and later the Rio Mar Country Club of Vero Beach, Fla.
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Marcia Breen; four daughters, Consuelo Hutton, Linda Lamy, Cynthia Mack, and Muriel de Chabert-Ostland; and nine grandchildren.
To the entire family, we offer our most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943
FRANCIS J. RUE JR. ’43
Fran died Feb. 21, 2005, in Fort Myers, Fla., following a brief illness. He was 83.
He prepped for Princeton at Penn Charter in Philadelphia and St. Paul’s in Concord, N.H. On campus, he was a member of Colonial Club. Fran’s Navy service during World War II included stints in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters as a lieutenant aboard the destroyer escort USS William T. Powell. He received an MBA degree from NYU in 1950. Fran’s career included ownership of a plantation in Albany, Ga., and many years on Wall Street as a partner in the firm of Stillman Maynard. His most recent affiliation was with H.G. Wellington & Co. Among Fran’s many professional honors was life membership in the Center for Creative Leadership.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rosina; four children, Mary Broadhead, Francis J. III, Robin, and William B.; and nine grandchildren. To the entire family, we extend our deepest sympathies.
The Class of 1943
JAMES F. BELL ’44
Jim died Feb. 5, 2005, after a series of strokes. He was 82 and a ’44 stalwart.
Raised in New Orleans, he prepped at Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y. At Princeton registration in 1940, he began a lifelong friendship with Paul Temple. Jim majored in political science, graduating in 1943, was consistently on the dean’s list, and won several honors with the Varsity Debating Team.
Jim also was on the Princeton Tiger staff; editor of the Princeton Calendar, and a member of the Woodrow Wilson Honorary Society, Whig-Clio, the Speakers’ Bureau, Orange Key, and Tower Club. His roommates included Alex Ardrey, Hud Stoddard, Alan Watson, and Jim Affleck. After commanding a PT boat in the South Pacific in World War II, Jim graduated from Harvard Law School in 1948 and began a prestigious career in Washington, specializing in aviation and banking law. (See the family’s Web site at http://www.digitallyexpressed.net/jfbhome.htm).
Jim also found a rewarding spiritual conversion in the Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jill, “a charming Australian”; a son, Bradley; two daughters, Ashley and Sara; a grandson, Christopher; a brother, Bryan ’41; two nieces, Bee Gosnell ’78, and Barbara Barrett ’86; and a nephew, Bryan Jr. ’83. Our deepest sympathy goes to all.
The Class of 1944
THOMAS MICHAEL RAMSEUR JR. ’45
Tom died Jan. 27, 2005.
Tom prepared at the Hill School. At Princeton he joined the Field Artillery ROTC Unit and became a member of Ivy Club. He married the former Suzanne Tompkins in 1944 and left immediately for service in the Pacific theater as a liaison pilot with the 81st Infantry Division.
Returning to Princeton, he received an SPIA degree in 1947 and then earned a law degree from Columbia in 1950. He joined Debevoise Plimpton and subsequently White & Case, from which he retired in 1986. His colleagues said, “For a generation of White & Case lawyers, Tom was the embodiment of a mentor. He is best remembered for his generous and genial spirit and his unwavering devotion to his colleagues. The values and principles he contributed will remain part of the fabric of White & Case for years to come.”
After retirement he served on several nonprofit boards, including that of Silver Hill Psychiatric Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., did pro bono work for the Guggenheim Museum, and was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan. Tom served as vice president of the class.
In addition to his wife, Sue, Tom is survived by their children, Mike and Kate, and by two grandchildren. The class extends deepest sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
WILLIAM ANDREW JACKSON ’46
Bill died April 2, 2005, in Walnut Creek, Calif., after a brief illness.
He came to Princeton in the summer of 1942, a graduate of Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill., where he excelled in swimming. His father, Col. Ralph L. Jackson ’11, was headmaster there. Bill served in the Army from 1943-46 as a first lieutenant in the 88th Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy, winning the Bronze Star for bravery. He returned to graduate in 1947 and then did graduate work at Cambridge and Oxford.
He first taught history at Western Military, then for many years in schools in the Bay Area of San Francisco. He served again in the Korean War. Bill loved travel and circled the globe as well as leading many school groups to Europe.
A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by his brother, Charles B. Jackson. The class extends sympathy on the loss of an ardent Tiger, traveler, and sportsman.
The Class of 1946
WALTER CASTLE NEALE ’46
Walter Neale, known as “Terry,” died July 31, 2004, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he had lived the past few years.
He entered Princeton from Lawrenceville in the summer of 1942. After military service as a Navy ensign from 1943-46 in the Pacific, he graduated from Princeton’s SPIA program in 1947, earned a Ph.D. at the Columbia Graduate School of Economics, then taught in North Carolina and at Yale. In 1953 he attended the London School of Economics, then moved to Austin, Texas, becoming an economics professor at the University of Texas. He also taught at Punjab University in India for one year.
Terry continued to teach at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville until retirement. He is survived by his second wife, Anne, and his children, Jonathan, Caroline, Peter, Kathleen, and Douglas. To them all, the class extends deep sympathy.
The Class of 1946
FORD VAN HAGEN ’51
Van was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Chicago and died Sept. 25, 2004, in Springfield, Ill.
He was a 1945 graduate of Culver Military Academy and served in the Army for 18 months before attending Purdue University for his freshman year. At Princeton he was a biology major, active in the Nassoons and Triangle, and a member of Tiger Inn. He roomed with Pope Lancaster and Bill Stranahan.
Playing the piano was his lifetime devotion; in Springfield he was a founding member of Los Medicos Locos Band and the Medical Madness Variety Show, which ran for 12 years. Ford received his master's and medical degrees from Northwestern University Medical School in 1955 and served his internship and surgical residency at Passavant Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He practiced surgery for 41 years in Springfield prior to retirement in 2003 and taught in medical schools and directed surgery departments throughout his career.
He is survived by Judy, his wife of 40 years; two daughters, Amy and Jennifer; three children from a previous marriage, Ford Jr., Fulton, and Monica Bingham; his brother, George; and a sister, Mary Claire Ullram. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society for colon cancer research would be most appreciated.
The Class of 1951
ARNOLD G. FINK ’57
Arnie Fink died March 28, 2005, after a long illness.
While at Princeton, he majored in philosophy, joined Court Club, was intramural athletics director, and was a member of Hillel. Senior year he roomed with Art Horn and Mayer Lightdale.
After graduation Arnie did graduate studies at Hebrew Union College, Temple University, and Virginia Theological Seminary.
Upon graduation from Temple in 1962, he moved to the Philadelphia area, serving as rabbi of Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa. In 1969 he became rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Alexandria, Va., where he remained until his death.
His love was counseling across interfaith boundaries and also preaching. He remained active in Princeton class affairs, attending reunions and participating in many class trips.
The class sends its sympathies to his wife, Barbara; children Jonathan, Daniel, and Julie; and grandchildren Tanya, Rosa, Joshua, and Amanda.
The Class of 1957
RICHARD B. FISHER ’57
One of our eminent classmates and a University trustee from 1984-94, Dick died of prostate cancer complications Dec. 16, 2004.
He prepared at William Penn Charter School. At Princeton he majored in history and roomed senior year with Tom Williams. His activities included serving as University Chapel deacon, class officer, president of Ivy, and chairman of Interclub Committee.
After a stint at the admission office, Dick attended Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA in 1962 with high distinction and as a Baker Scholar. He then joined Morgan Stanley in 1962. From corporate finance to fixed income to equity and research, Dick rose to leadership of capital markets, then managing director and partner in 1970, president in 1984, and chairman in 1991. Under his leadership Morgan Stanley diversified and globalized. His sharp wisdom was joined with a powerful character and keen judgment.
A generous benefactor, his gifts to Penn Charter, Bard College, Princeton, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Classmates Fund for ’57 are well known.
He loved books, pens, cigars, watches, art, people, and especially his family. The class sends sincere condolences to his wife, Jeanne; his children Britton, Kate, and Alex; their mother, Emily; and his brother, David.
The Class of 1957
JOEL A. KRAUT ’58
Joel died Dec. 8, 2004.
At Princeton he was a member of Whig-Clio, secretary of the International Relations Club, and a member of Terrace. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude. He then earned a medical degree from Columbia University. After an internship at Bellevue and residency at Boston University Medical Center, he served with the 5th Air Force in Japan.
Joining Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1968, he later was on the faculties of Harvard and Tufts medical schools.
At Massachusetts Eye and Ear he established and directed the internationally recognized Vision Rehabilitation Center. His dream was to make vision rehabilitation available worldwide. Patients and friends set up the Joel A. Kraut Teaching and Research Fund to train visiting doctors in this often-neglected specialty.
Joel was appointed to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and received its Honor Achievement Award. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. In 2004 he was named Man of the Year by the New England Society of Eye Surgeons and Physicians.
Joel was a dedicated, caring, and compassionate physician, humanitarian, and visionary, beloved by patients and colleagues throughout the Boston community. To his wife, Ellie; son David; daughter Amy; and his sister, mother, and grandchildren, we offer sincere condolences.
The Class of 1958
J. WARNER BUTTERWORTH II ’59
Duke died April 17, 2005, in New York-Presbyterian Hospital, following a brief but courageous battle with lymphoma.
A native Philadelphian, he spent his adult life in New York City while escaping, as often as possible, to his beloved Adirondacks. He had just recently moved to Norwich, Vt.
Preceded at Princeton by his father and two older brothers, Duke prepped at South Kent School, joined Colonial Club, and majored in economics. His Princeton career was to become defined by his famous role as the strategist and stroke of the undefeated national champion lightweight crew that rowed on to win the Thames Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta.
After graduation, Duke served as an officer in the Navy, and went on to forge a career as a Chase international banker, with South America as his territory. But he was hardly done with Princeton, performing superbly for many years as our class agent, the constant connection that bound us together.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Townsend-Butterworth, and by their children, James and Diana, to whom the class extends its profound and heartfelt sympathy.
Mindful of his dedicated contribution to our class and recalling his exploits on the water, no words could better express the sentiment of our members than those Duke heard so often as he flashed, victorious, across the finish line on Lake Carnegie: “Way enough, Duke. Well rowed.”
The Class of 1959
Douglas A. Nadeau ’62
Doug died April 23, 2004, in Marblehead, Mass., ultimately done in by an 18-year battle with postencephalitic parkinsonism.
He was a lawyer, artist, illusionist, carpenter, sailor, and in his later years, our transgender classmate. As Doug, or as Donna, he was a multifaceted and exceptional person. Doug majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and was a member of Campus Club, rooming with Joe Irenas, Al Barr, and Jack Myers. He received a master’s in economics in 1963 from Yale, as well as a law degree in 1966 from Harvard. On a trip to the Far East in 1986, he contracted the encephalitis that caused severe neurological symptoms. His increasing disability forced his early retirement from the law in 1994. He endured three brain surgeries and consumed medication every two hours at the end. For his work as president of the Princeton Association of New England and his devotion to the disenfranchised in Boston, he received the Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton and the Super Class ’62 award.
Doug/Donna may have been an enigma to some, yet we all remember him as a fine human being who fought the good fight bravely. His devotion to Princeton knew no bounds.
Our classmate is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Lynn Lebow Nadeau; sons Ted ’87 and Greg; and their families.
The Class of 1962
CHARLES B. HUBER ’64
Chip lost his battle with lung cancer at home in Edina, Minn., Oct. 29, 2004. To paraphrase the words of John Milton, “We are the lesser for the loss, but the richer for having known Chip.”
Chip graduated from Springfield [Vt.] High School as an all-star football player and came to Princeton, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He was a member of Tiger Inn, where his warm sense of humor was ever-present.
In 1963, Chip and Dick Bolander created the “Halftime Runners” — heroes dressed in orange and black always vanquishing the opposition — much to the amusement of the fans. After Princeton, Chip worked in the high-tech field in the Boston area. In 1979, Chip and wife Andy moved to Santa Barbara, where they fell in love with California. They moved to Minneapolis in 1998 when Chip became an executive director with Seagate Technologies, but the dreams were always in California.
Chip served on Princeton’s local school committees and participated in alumni fund-raising activities. He brought to Reunions the spirit of good times remembered. In 2002, Chip received an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
Chip leaves behind Andy, his wife of 34 years; children Missy ’96 and Brian; and brother Edward. We join the family in mourning his passing and celebrating his life.
The Class of 1964
ROBERT S. CONROY ’70
Robert “Sandy” Saunders Conroy died Oct. 23, 2004, of a heart attack while playing in a tennis tournament at New Orleans [La.] City Park.
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Conroy and lived in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. He graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School and from Princeton, where he majored in architecture. He was active in inter-club sports and the Hi-Fi Agency, and was a member of Tower Club. He roomed with J. Douglas Pinney his senior year in Lockhart Hall.
Sandy was a consultant in historic rehabilitation and consulted on projects ranging from redevelopment of Federal Fibre Mills, Woodward Wight apartments, and the expansion of the New Orleans International Airport. He also was president of the board of City Park’s tennis club.
He was formerly married to Dr. Nancy Mellon. He is survived by a son, Robert Saunders Jr., and a daughter, Shannon M., two brothers, a sister, and a stepbrother, to whom the class extends its sympathy.
The Class of 1970
Richard Tomkins Gustavson ’94
After a courageous battle fighting brain cancer, Rich died peacefully at his residence in Alexandria, Va., Nov. 8, 2004.
Rich was born in Boston and graduated from the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Mass., in 1990. At Princeton, he majored in economics and was a member of Charter Club. He received his master’s in national security studies from Georgetown University in 1996.
Rich spent his entire professional career at the Central Intelligence Agency as a military analyst working on some of the most pressing national security issues of the day — terrorism, the Balkans, and Chechnya.
He is survived by his mother, Eliza Ann Gustavson; his father, Richard Eric Gustavson; his sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Douglas Rose; his niece and goddaughter, Madeleine McLane Rose; and many friends and colleagues. Rich will be forever missed by his family and all who knew him.
Donations may be made in Rich’s name to the Belmont Hill School and the Native American Mission of Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.
The Class of 1994
HSUEH T. CHANG *42
Hsueh Tseng Chang, tied by blood to significant events in Chinese history, died Dec. 5, 2004. He was 93.
Hsueh Tseng was born in Liaoning, China, son of the warlord Chang Tso-lin, who ruled Manchuria from 1916-28. Hsueh Tseng accompanied his father on that fatal journey when Japanese militarists bombed their train, assassinating the “Old Marshal.”
Hsueh Tseng went to school in Beijing, Oxford, and Princeton, where he received a master’s in politics. During World War II he served with the Chinese military mission in Washington. Later he joined the United Nations as a simultaneous interpreter, retiring in 1971.
LEONARD EISENBUD *48
Leonard Eisenbud died Nov. 30, 2004, in Haverford, Pa. He was 91.
Practitioner of science and student of its culture, Leonard earned a doctorate in physics at Princeton, where he studied under Eugene Wigner, who later won a Nobel Prize. Together they wrote Nuclear Structure, a theoretical investigation of the classification of nuclear states.
Recognized for his work on radar during World War II, Leonard had difficulty finding academic work during the McCarthy era. He spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and took a position at SUNY-Stony Brook in 1958. There he helped found an internationally renowned physics department, serving as its chair for several years in the 1970s. An excellent teacher and mentor, his interests in physics were broad.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth-Jean, and leaves behind children and grandchildren.
IRVING N. RABINOWITZ *57
Irving N. Rabinowitz died Feb. 16, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Princeton. He was 76.
A resident of Princeton for 55 years, Irving earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University while working as a computer programmer at the Institute for Advanced Study. Subsequently, he headed the computer section of the Plasma Physics Laboratory and later directed the computer center at Princeton. He taught computer science at Rutgers from 1969 until his retirement in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra, two daughters, and two granddaughters.
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