March 22, 2006: Memorials


Ben, one of the distinguished physicians in the class, died Dec. 19, 2005. His father and brother were Tigers, as were five cousins.

Ben came to Princeton from Hotchkiss, where he was on the publications board, foreshadowing interests in writing and photography. He spent summers sailing with the Cotuit Mosquitoes.

Ben’s sailing skills enabled him to spend college summers in Newfoundland with the International Grenfell Association, a fore-

runner of the Peace Corps that provided medical care for isolated Labrador fishing villages. Ben headed the Princeton branch, and this whetted his interest in medicine. He earned a medical degree cum laude from Harvard in 1934.

In 1933 he married Charlotte “Connie” Conover. The couple had three sons by 1942, when Ben began Navy duty at Bethesda Naval Hospital and aboard the USS Benevolence in the Pacific. He returned to practice in Hartford, Conn., as a gastroenterologist, and the couple had a fourth son and a daughter. Connie died in 1966 and Ben later married Helen Cobb Solomon, now deceased.

Ben published studies on the role psychology plays in medicine, and wrote a biography of his father-in-law Dr. Stanley Cobb, titled A Builder of the Modern Neurosciences.

To Ben’s widow, the former Marjorie Bennett; four sons; daughter Charlotte Cowan ’75; a sister; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the class sends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1930



Hugo, of Aiken, S.C., and Hobe Sound, Fla., died Jan. 31, 2006, two months after his 94th birthday.

A service was held in the Rutherfurd Chapel in Allamuchy, N.J., the family home. The Rutherfurd Chapel was also the site of a memorial service for Hugo’s wife, Francesca “Frankie” Villa Rutherfurd, who died in 1995. (Frankie Rutherfurd was the sister of Consuelo Villa Hamilton, the wife of John T. Hamilton II ’34, one of Hugo’s undergraduate roommates. Consuelo Hamilton died in 1972, “Hammy” in 2002.)

Hugo was the brother of Winthrop Rutherfurd ’28, who died in 1988; John P. Rutherfurd ’32, who died in 1987; and Guy G. Rutherfurd, who lives in New York. A sister, Barbara R. Knowles, the widow of amateur golfer Robert W. “Bobby” Knowles, died in November.

Hugo was an accomplished oarsman who rowed on crews at his prep school, St. Paul’s in Concord, N.H., and at college. A regular supporter of Princeton crew, he was a contributor in 1969 to the construction of the indoor rowing tank.

The Class of 1934


Bernard L. Hegeman ’40

Bernie died Dec. 26, 2005, in Gettysburg, Pa.

He prepared at Glen Ridge (N.J.) High School, following his brother, A.S. Hegeman Jr. ’35, to Princeton. He majored in art and archaeology, was on the gym team and in the creative arts program, and was a member of Gateway Club. He received a master’s from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

As he wrote in our 40th-year book: “I was drafted into the Army in July 1941. The Army had little use for archaeologists, so it retrained me as an electronics warfare and radar officer at Harvard and MIT. After duty in Guam, I was released in February 1946 and went to work for Western Electric.” In 1949, Bernie became a television engineer with Allen B. Dumont Laboratories. He later worked for Fairfield Semiconductor, designing equipment for the Department of Defense and navigation systems for the Pioneer Space Project. He operated Hegeman Laboratories for many years.

Bernie was a member of the North Jersey Historical Society, Creative Amateur Artists, the Order of Elks, the American Legion, and the Gettysburg Country Club.

He is survived by Marie Mimm Hegeman, his wife of 56 years; two daughters, Carol Ann Hegeman and Nancy Marie Bembridge; and four grandchildren. To his wife and family, his classmates express their deep sympathies.

The Class of 1940



Jim died at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital Nov. 16, 2005.

He prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Princeton, he majored in geology, graduating with highest honors and as a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s from Northwestern University in 1942 and a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1957. From 1944 to 1946, Jim served as a Navy lieutenant in the Pacific theater, mostly in the Philippines.

His geology career began in 1942 with the U.S. Geological Survey and ended with his retirement in 1984. He served as a manager and branch chief, among other positions, in many locations, including Custer, S.D.; Washington, D.C.; Jiddah, Saudi Arabia; Denver, Colo.; and Rapid City, S.D. But his home in Rapid City and cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota kept calling him back to the area where he had met and married Katherine Martens in 1946.

Jim also was the author of several publications in his field of geology.

His classmates wish to extend their sincere condolences to his surviving sister, Jeanette Bartram, and brother, Phil Norton.

The Class of 1940


William D. Snyder Jr. ’40

Bill’s classmates could always expect to see him at Princeton reunions and games; he told us to count on him at last year’s 65th. Sadly, a stroke intervened and Bill’s death followed Dec. 31, 2005.

He prepared at Trenton Central High School. At Princeton, he majored in history, was a member of Whig and the manager of Court Club. He received a master’s from the University of Virginia in 1951.

During World War II, Bill served as a captain in the Army Signal Corps. One of his stateside assignments brought him to Vint Hill Farms Station in Fauquier County, Va. Postwar, that area maintained its hold on him and he worked for the Fauquier school system for the next 31 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent of schools. Ada Claire Snyder, his late wife, of Alta Vista was the other lifelong Virginia attraction for Bill. They were married in 1944.

He was an avid bridge player, becoming a Life Master, the highest rank bestowed by the American Contract Bridge Association. Bill was chairman of the Fauquier County Library and a member of the Warrenton Appeals Board.

His classmates extend sincere sympathies to Bill’s survivors: his sister-in-law, Shirley H. Hughes; niece Winfree Ann Segal; and nephew S. Anderson Hughes.

The Class of 1940



Ote died Jan. 1, 2006, from skin cancer complications. He was 83.

The grandson of wealthy industrialist William Carney, Ote spent most of his childhood in Lake Forest, Ill. After attending Lake Forest Academy, Ote came to Princeton and graduated in 1943 with a degree in English. During World War II, he became a Marine Corps captain, flying missions over the Pacific islands for 22 months.

The author of some 17 books during his lifetime, Ote’s first, Love at First Flight, was completed in 1943, co-authored with a service buddy from Lake Forest. After the war, Ote contributed articles to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. As a screen and TV writer, he achieved high success with such shows as Dragnet, Zane Grey Theater, The Dick Powell Show, and many others.

Ote’s lifelong political conservatism led him to friendships with both Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

He is survived by Teddy, his wife of 58 years; two sons, John and Peter; and seven grandchildren. To the entire family, we extend our most heartfelt condolences.

The Class of 1943



Ed died April 4, 2005.

Ed, a resident of Blue Hill, Maine, entered Princeton with the large contingent from Exeter. His Princeton career terminated at the end of his freshman year for service with the 20th Army Air Force in the Pacific, where he was a crew chief on B-29s in the Marianas.

Ed then took up residence in Oklahoma and received a degree in natural science and engineering physics from Oklahoma University, where he took advanced Army ROTC, resulting in a recall to active duty in Korea as a field artillery lieutenant. This led to a distinguished Army career until Ed’s retirement in 1980, during which time he had tours of duty in the Pentagon and was deputy chief of staff for the Air Defense Command in Germany. In the course of his career, Ed married Joan Romlein, a self-described “Army brat” who was an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, and a wife, daughter, and granddaughter of the Army.

Joan predeceased Ed, but their two children, Edward Lambert III and Frances Elizabeth, survive. The class expresses its sympathy to the children.

The Class of 1945



Bill died Aug. 26, 2005, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss.

Bill entered Princeton from Woodberry Forest and joined Campus Club. His education was interrupted by service with Army intelligence in the Pacific theater as a Chinese interpreter. He saw combat in Leyte and Manila, and ended up in Tokyo.

Returning to Princeton, Bill received a degree in economics cum laude in 1947 and joined the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. in its Jackson, Miss., office. Bill had a long and successful career in insurance and was selected to the American College of Life Underwriters. He was active in community organizations, including Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Madison Chamber of Commerce. He also was an active member of the Episcopal Church.

Bill was predeceased by his first wife, the former Margaret Anderson, and is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his daughters, Mary Willis, Dorothy Patterson, and Brenda Haynes; and eight grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945


Harold MacKay Cashmore ’46

Mac died Dec. 5, 2005, in Virginia Beach, Va.

He joined the class from the Pingry School in September 1942. An engineer, he served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 as an aerographer (weatherman) with duty in the South Pacific and Brazil.

After his graduation in 1950, Mac married Dorothy Short, fathered two sons and a daughter, and worked in the truck divisions of Ford, Chrysler, and Mack Trucks. He owned his own business, MacKay Associates Consulting, before retiring.

He is survived by his children, Scott, Victoria, and James, and four grandchildren. To them, the class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1946


Donald A. Good ’46

Don died of a stroke Jan. 11, 2006, at Bermuda Village in Advance, N.C.

A native of Hackettstown, N.J., he attended Blair Academy before coming to Princeton in 1942. He served in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier from 1943 to 1945, then married Roberta Bowers and returned to Princeton.

He went into a family leather business in 1945, became founder and president of Good-McCree Leather Co., and remained in Hackettstown until 1987, when he retired to The Landings at Savannah, Ga. In 2000, Don moved to Advance, where he had summered and golfed with his family for many years. He also enjoyed sailing and stamp collecting. He was a director of United Jersey Bank.

Remembered for his good humor, enthusiastic friendships, and family life, he is survived by Roberta; his daughter, Carol; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. To them, the class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1946


Richard Charles Larson ’48 *49

Dick died Dec. 13, 2005, in Charlottesville, Va. He was 80.

A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Brooklyn Prep, Dick joined us in 1945 after a year in the Army. He graduated with highest honors in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He spent a year at the Graduate College studying economics.

His career in New York and Connecticut was in financial analysis and pension-fund investment. Dick retired in 1988 and moved to Charlottesville.

A loyal Princetonian, Dick attended major reunions and said that “attending Princeton was a most enriching experience in my life, shaping my intellectual confidence.”

Dick is survived by Vivian, his wife of 39 years, and their son, Ed. The class extends its condolences.

The Class of 1948



Engaging, explorative, philosophical Lou, of Winchester, Mass., died of prostate cancer Dec. 27, 2005. He was 78.

He came to Princeton in 1946 from Blair Academy, which named him Alumnus of the Year in 2000, and after serving in the Navy. Lou majored in economics, belonged to Dial Lodge and Whig-Clio, played intramural sports, and graduated in 1949.

Lou joined the family industrial hardware business, became its president, then established Schelling Manufacturing Corp., inventing the Tide Timer (the world’s best-selling tide clock). Endlessly energetic, he ran his business and was actively researching books on human locomotion and nutrition until his death.

Lou served as ’48’s reunion chairman, then class president from 1998 to 2003. His proudest accomplishments during his administration include the gift of the Class of 1948 Plaza facing Cannon Green, and development of mini-reunions.

At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Lou was every inch a gentleman. He and his wife, Joan, were known for their parties, often featuring martinis and oysters. Their marriage lasted 45 years, until her death in 2001. They enjoyed skiing, parasailing, and world travel when not devoting countless hours to their children, Beth and Steve, and six grandchildren. Lou’s brother, George ’43, predeceased him.

To Lou’s family and many friends, we extend heartfelt sympathy.

The Class of 1948


Thomas Shoemaker White Jr. ’48

A stalwart of our class, Tom White died Dec. 16, 2005.

Tom joined us by way of Peekskill (N.Y.) Military Academy in 1944 and graduated in 1949 in psychology. He was in the Army Air Force from 1945 to 1946. At Princeton, Tom played varsity lacrosse, sang in the choir, and was a cheerleader and a manager of the Beer Mug Agency. He dined at Cap and Gown.

After a stint at Bamberger’s and advertising work for Procter & Gamble, corporate personnel at Bristol-Myers provided a home from 1965 until retirement in 1989. Tom’s rise at Bristol was continuous and led to his being vice president in the office of the chairman, and a director.

Following retirement Tom continued to be active in civic affairs, including as a commissioner on the National Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, as a trustee of the Westport (Conn.) Nature Center for Environmental Studies, and as a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport. He was Santa Claus for the children of Devon Road in Green’s Farms, Conn., where he and his wife, Helen, lived for many years.

Tom is survived by Helen, his wife of 54 years; his daughter, Christine; sons Mark and Frank; and two granddaughters.

The Class of 1948



Al died Oct. 21, 2005, after a long struggle with cancer. He was 77.

He came to Princeton from Xavier High School in New York City, and majored in psychology. He was a member of the Glee Club, Theatre Intime, and Court Club.

After Princeton, Al served in the Army during the Korean War. He spent his entire working career in the textile industry, first in sales and marketing in New York, and then in manufacturing in Allentown, Pa. He was a board member of the National Knitwear Manufacturers Association, the oldest trade association in existence in the country at that time. He served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. Al also served on the board of the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley.

Al’s first wife, Carolyn, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son, Robert; daughters Marcia and Edith; and six grandchildren. He also is survived by two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Martin and Catherine Carr, and five step-grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them on their great loss.

The Class of 1949



Frank died May 30, 2005. He was 78.

Frank prepared for Princeton at North Plainfield (N.J.) High School. While at Princeton he majored in economics in the American Civilization program. He was vice president of the International Relations Club of Whig-Clio, and a member of the Model Senate and Court Club.

Frank spent his business career in the motion-picture industry as a financial manager at several studios and production companies. He also was an independent movie financier. After retirement he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and served as president of the Fort Worth Organic Gardening Club for a number of years. He also enjoyed traveling during his retirement.

Frank never married. His death is noted with sorrow by his classmates.

The Class of 1949



Sandy died June 17, 2003. He was 79.

He prepared for Princeton at Kent School and served as a Naval aviator in the Pacific during World War II. At Princeton he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Ivy Club.

Little is known about Sandy after he left Princeton. He was employed in New York for about 15 years before moving to San Fran-

cisco, where he was in the wine and spirits business. His last contact with Princeton was in the early 1980s. While he was in New York he reported being married with two children. By the time he reached San Francisco, he was divorced. There is no current available information about his family.

The Class of 1949



Chuck died Jan. 30, 2005, while residing near Washington, D.C. He was 81.

A graduate of Clinton (Ind.) High School, Chuck came to Princeton as a Marine V-12 student after combat service in the Pacific during World War II. At Princeton he majored in economics and graduated in 1948 with honors. He was a member of Tiger Inn.

After graduation, Chuck worked in advertising for L. Strauss and Co. until he was recalled to active duty as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was badly wounded in Korea. After long months in Bethesda Naval Hospital, he returned to active duty and remained in the Marines until retirement as a lieutenant colonel.

There is no information about Chuck’s family except that he may have had two children. His honorable service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam fulfilled the ideal of Princeton in the nation’s service. His class respectfully salutes him.

The Class of 1949



Kee Il was born May 1, 1922, in Taekwan, North Korea, the son of Jihung Choi, and died of pneumonia Dec. 1, 2005, in Brookline, Mass.

He came to Princeton from Keio University in Japan, majored in economics, and was a member of Prospect Club. He went on to Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. in economics. Thereafter he spent a period of time in a sanitorium in Worcester, Mass., to recover from a tuberculosis infection. Following that he was a professor of economics at the College of William and Mary, Vanderbilt University, and Worcester State College.

In 1991 he retired to travel with his wife, Cho Soon, to write, and to enjoy his grandchildren. His wife predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Choi ’78, and sons, Kee Il Jr. and William ’82.

A lifelong supporter of democracy and political freedom in his homeland, Kee Il organized expatriate groups in the United States during the ’70s and ’80s to promote democratic reform and civil rights in Korea. He will long be remembered as one of the first Koreans to graduate from Princeton. Kee Il felt privileged and blessed to have had the Princeton experience. His family may be contacted at

The Class of 1951



Keen was born May 2, 1929, in Doylestown, Pa., and died of respiratory failure Sept. 16, 2005, in Albion, R.I. He was the son of Wynne James Jr. ’24 and the great-grandson and namesake of William W. Keen Jr., a Civil War surgeon who performed the first successful brain-tumor operation in 1887.

Keen left Princeton in 1949 and served as an Air Force Russian language specialist in Europe until 1954. He then returned to Princeton, where he was a member of Colonial, and graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s in English. He did graduate work at Colorado State University.

Following a varied career, he retired in 1994 to Providence, R.I., where he edited and published the memoirs of Dr. Keen and a collection of fairy tales and fables told in spoonerisms.

Keen married Kathleen Connor in 1997; his previous marriages ended in divorce. She survives him together with his children, Linda Moes, Geoffrey, Michele Wagner, and Sarah; his brother, Wynne ’50; half-brothers Thomas James and Roger Crouthamel; his sister, Virginia Hlavsa; half-sisters Lisa Otto, Lee Reichert, and Mary Krauthamel-Lane; several nephews and nieces, including David Hlavsa ’84, Anne James ’79, and Caroline James ’05; and two grandsons.

The Class of 1951



Ed died of a heart attack Oct. 13, 2005, at his home in Stanley, Va.

Born Edward Welling in Yonkers, N.Y., Ed was adopted by his mother’s second husband, Clarence Nykwest. At Princeton, Ed participated in theater. Afterward, he served in the Coast Guard, sailing around the world twice and spending six months in Antarctica.

In the late 1960s, Ed covered the Washington Senators baseball team for the Washington Star. Later, he ran a newspaper in Mount Vernon, Iowa. In 1976, he and his wife, Beverly, acquired the Limestone Independent News, in Bartonville, Ill., and ran it themselves.

From the mid-1980s on, Ed lived in Alexandria, Va., and in Stanley, describing his occupation variously as author, poet, historian, and handyman. He was a frequent contributor of humorous notes and letters to newspapers and other periodicals, including a poetic lament to PAW after Bill Bradley’s loss of the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000. He also ran an online service offering assistance with writing projects.

Beverly died in July 2005. Ed is survived by his daughters, Rebecca and Katherine Nykwest, and by a sister and brother. They have the class’ condolences.

The Class of 1966



Dick lost his battle with cancer Nov. 17, 2005.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dick graduated from that city’s Alderdice High School, where he was valedictorian, student council and debating club president, and captain of the golf team. At Princeton he was in the Woodrow Wilson School, and wrote his thesis on the strained relations between Congress and the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He belonged to Quadrangle, served on the business staff of Triangle, and won the Class of 1876 debate award.

After Princeton, Dick graduated from Columbia Law School and embarked on an impressive legal career, which took him from a position with the Wall Street firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, to service as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to appointment as chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Atlanta, and finally back to Pittsburgh and private practice with his wife, Nancy Norkus.

Throughout his life Dick was an avid golfer. He also was a golf historian.

He is survived by Nancy; his brother, Jeffrey; and his parents, Marian and Robert. The class offers them its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1966



Katie, at the young age of 22, died in her sleep Sept. 20, 2005, at her home in Hillsborough, Calif.

Katie grew up in California and graduated from the Menlo School. Upon coming to Princeton, Katie immediately immersed herself in the Princeton community. She was president of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and a member of Cottage Club and the mock trial team. During her junior year, Katie moved closer to home and began attending Stanford University. At Stanford, Katie majored in sociology with plans to become a professor in the field, a career that would allow her to combine her intellectual curiosity with her genuine compassion for the world around her.

Those who knew Katie remember her generous spirit and the wealth of love she bestowed on all those graced by her presence. She spent her short life sharing her relentless enthusiasm and selfless kindness with friends and family. She planned to spend her adult life as a humanitarian, dedicated to improving the lives of others.

Katie was predeceased by her father, Robert A. Swanson. She is survived by her mother, Judy Church Swanson, and her sister, Erica. To them and to her friends, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 2005

Graduate Alumni


Donald T. Chalkley, director of civil rights for the National Institutes of Health in the 1970s, died of pneumonia May 30, 2005. He was 85.

A native of Louisiana, Chalkley grew up in Baltimore and attended Oberlin College in Ohio before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. Subsequently, he earned a master’s at Amherst and a Ph.D. in biology from Princeton. After a brief stint teaching at the University of Notre Dame, Chalkley worked at NIH in institutional relations in the division of research grants. He was director of civil rights there when NIH came under scrutiny for the inadequate oversight of human-use research, some of which involved prison inmates waiving rights to claims of injury. “Give us hell,” Chalkley told one reporter, “I guess we deserve it.”

A lifelong railroad enthusiast, Chalkley collected model trains and railroad books, and wistfully recalled the days when, as a teenager, he hopped rides on Georgetown trains.

Chalkley was predeceased by his second wife, Virginia, and a daughter, Carol. He leaves behind five more children and two stepchildren.



Gilmore Stott, retired educator and mentor to generations of Swarthmore students, died of a heart attack May 4, 2005. He was 91.

Born in Indiana, Stott earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Cincinnati. In 1938, he won a Rhodes scholarship after fulfilling the athletic requirement with a three-month canoe trip and long-distance bike ride. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer under Gen. George Patton, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and receiving the Bronze Star.

After the war, Stott earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton. As assistant to the director of the Institute for Advanced Study, he acted as chauffeur for Albert Einstein, an Institute faculty member.

Stott spent his career at Swarthmore, where in addition to teaching, he served variously as assistant dean, director of financial aid, associate provost, and special assistant to the president. He retired in 1985.

Passionately involved with music, Stott and his wife, Mary, joined the college orchestra and held musical soirées in their home. He took his last violin lesson the day before he died.

Predeceased by his wife, Stott is survived by two sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren.



Ellen Fagenson Eland, nationally regarded scholar of managerial diversity, died in Reston, Va., Sept. 25, 2005, of brain cancer. She was 51.

Eland received an undergraduate degree from SUNY at Buffalo and a doctorate in psychology from Princeton. At George Mason University, where she taught since 1987, she focused on problems women faced in the workplace, particularly the lack of mentors. She wrote numerous papers and edited a book of essays on this and related issues. In addition, she was active in animal welfare.

Eland leaves behind her husband, David Kodner *81, and a daughter, Kelly.



Firoozeh Khazrai, accomplished pianist and language instructor, died July 21, 2005, of brain cancer. She was 46.

Khazrai was born in Tehran, Iran. She spent a year in the United States as an American Field Service exchange student, then returned to a revolutionary Iran. In 1986 she moved permanently to the U.S., earning several degrees, including an MFA in music from Princeton.

Khazrai was fluent in eight languages. From 1998 until her death, she taught Persian in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Khazrai is survived by her husband, Shadi Tahvildar-Zadeh, and her two children.


JAMES A. WHITE *63, Mechanical Engineering, Oct. 3, 2005

FREDERICK NAGLE JR. *67, Geology, Nov. 6, 2005

THADDEUS G. DANKEL JR. *69, Mathematics, Nov. 10, 2005

HENDRA ESMARA *72, Woodrow Wilson School, Aug. 13, 2000

This issue has an undergraduate memorial for Richard Charles Larson ’48 *49.

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