June 7, 2006: Memorials
Silvio Henry Lopez ’29 *30
Si, the last secretary of the Class of 1929, died April 6, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Fla., two weeks short of his 97th birthday.
He was the son of Jose M. Lopez-Guillen 1889 of Madrid, Spain, and Havana, Cuba, and Harriet Clarkson Marsh of Princeton. Three brothers, Juan M. Lopez ’22, Joseph C. Lopez ’29, and Carlos Lopez, all predeceased him. Si was born and raised in Princeton, graduated from Princeton High School, and entered the University at 16. He was a member of Court Club and lettered in water polo. He majored in chemistry and after one year in the Graduate School, he joined DuPont in Wilmington, Del., where he worked for the next 42 years.
After retirement, he divided his time between Delaware and Florida before moving to Florida full time in 2000. Si was an avid golfer and delighted in shooting his age, which he accomplished several times from age 85 to 94.
While his father and brother Juan were both Episcopal priests, Si kept up the family tradition by serving as vestry member, senior warden, and lay reader at Episcopal churches in Delaware and Florida.
Si is survived by his wife of 70 years, Weston Hawley Lopez; sons John H. ’61 and Thomas M.; daughter Linda Weston Lopez; and grandchildren John Paul Guillen Lopez and Katharine Lopez.
To the end, Si was a most loyal son of Princeton and his class. “Old Nassau” was played at his memorial service.
The Class of 1929
JOHN WESLEY HAUBNER ’34
Wes Haubner, a retired patent attorney associated with General Electric Co. for 42 years, died March 26, 2006, of an apparent heart attack in Media, Pa., where he had lived since August 2000. A proud and devoted Princetonian, he was buried in his bright orange reunion jacket. He was 92.
In 1953, after a stint at GE’s headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y., Wes accepted a position with the Philadelphia Switchgear Division of GE as head of its patent office, and he moved to Wallingford, Pa. Throughout his professional career, he was a member of the bar associations of New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
In 1936, Wes married Marion Q. Myers of Wilmington, N.C., who died in 1999. The following year he married Dolores M. Farley (nee Ritter), who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Alice H. Stott and Josephine “Joey” H. Yocum; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A third daughter, Mimi, died in 1958.
The Class of 1934
WILLIAM BRIDGES HUNTER ’37
Bill was born in Louisville, Ky., and died Feb. 10, 2006, in Greensboro, N.C. He was 90.
Bill came to Princeton from the University of Louisville in 1934. He majored in English, and after graduation, he pursued the study of English as his life’s work. Before becoming an English professor, Bill worked for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Retail Credit Co. He later graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Ph.D., specializing in Milton. He was a founding member of the Milton Society of America, editor of A Milton Encyclopedia, and author of many scholarly articles.
Bill taught English at Mary Baldwin College, Wofford, Baylor, the University of Idaho, Macalester College, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Houston. He also was a Fulbright professor in India. He loved music and played the flute in the Spartanburg, S.C., orchestra. He had a passion for art, history, Biblical studies, science, gardening, travel, hiking, and chocolate.
The love of Bill’s life was his wife of 65 years, Margaret Jackson, who survives him along with his sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Eris Hunter and Jim and Louise Hunter; his daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Tom Wright and Penelope and Lee Carr; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Our fond remembrances and loving sympathy go to his family and many friends.
The Class of 1937
Thomas Charles Armstrong Jr. ’39
Tom died Nov. 1, 2005, following a brief illness, in Greeley, Colo., where he had moved four years earlier. He was 87.
Following graduation, Tom attended Columbia Law School and was admitted to the New York bar in 1942. He enlisted in the Army, where he served as a first lieutenant in the Signal Corps with occasional JAG assignments from 1943 to 1946. He worked for Prentice-Hall from 1946 to 1983, rising to senior managing editor of its Federal Tax Service, which generations of accountants and lawyers have used to decipher US tax codes.
Tom was active in church and civic affairs in Hackensack, N.J., and enjoyed traveling with his wife, Amalie, until her death in 1972. He married Charlotte Hall and moved to Upper Saddle River, N.J., and he was widowed again in 2001.
Princeton remained a central focus of Tom’s attention throughout his life, whether introducing his son, Thomas R. ’66, to the campus at age 2, or his grandson, Gregory R., at a similar early age, or traveling with our class on its many world journeys, or attending reunions by the dozen, including our 65th.
Tom is survived by his son; daughter Diane Rochester; stepson Douglas Hall; 12 grandchildren (including Gregory ’99); and 21 great-grandchildren. To all, we offer sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Richard Dillon Jr. ’39
Dick died Dec. 5, 2005, at his apartment in Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, Del.
Dick had a long and successful career in public relations, beginning with Macy’s in New York, and moving on to his position as an editor of House and Garden in New York and Chicago. He established his own public relations firm in New York in 1951, and kept at it until retirement. He served as national director of public relations for the American Society of Interior Designers, executive director of the Resources Council, and executive secretary of the Decorative Fabrics Association — positions that required a great deal of world travel. Closer to home, Dick was involved in the restoration of the White House through the American Institute’s gift of the new White House library.
Dick was preceded in death in 2005 by Gregg Arendt, his friend and business partner for more than 50 years. He is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Kirk; his nephews, William E. Kirk III and Richard Dillon Kirk; his niece, Susan Kirk Ryan; and their many children. Dick’s family is grateful to his many caregivers, who helped in the closing months of his life. To all his extended family, we offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Ike Simpson Kampmann Jr. ’39
Son of I.S. Kampmann 1905, a lifelong San Antonian, distinguished lawyer, and avid supporter of many civic causes, Ike died Jan. 5, 2006, in Houston’s St. Luke’s Hospital six weeks after open-heart surgery.
In 1942 he was called to active duty as a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to the southwest Pacific, where he served four years in the Sixth Army headquarters, including a year as aide-de-camp to Gen. Walter Krueger, whom he accompanied to the signing of the Japanese surrender.
Back home Ike’s labor for numerous civic organizations was highlighted by his co-founding of San Antonio’s Visiting Nurse Service, filling an underserved community need. Ike worked diligently in the Republican effort to make Texas a two-party state, including running, unsuccessfully, for state Senate against incumbent Democrat Henry Gonzalez. A fourth-generation member of First Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon and a ruling elder. Dear to his heart were Princeton Reunions and class trips.
Ike was preceded in death by his daughter, Helen; son Ike III; and sister Carolyn Lasater. He is survived by his wife, Beechie; daughter Megan; brother George; three stepchildren; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. We offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Harrison Brand III ’40
The Washington, D.C., area was the lifetime focal point for Harry. He was born there, as was his wife, the former Patricia Phillips Slattery; he raised his family and conducted his insurance business there, and it was there he died Feb. 11, 2006. In later years, the Brand home was in Arlington, Va.
Harry prepared at St. Alban’s School. At Princeton, he majored in economics and was a member of the Glee Club, a Princeton Summer Camp counselor, and a member of Cannon Club.
In 1952, he established his own insurance-brokerage firm after gaining experience in the field at Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co.; then followed partnerships in two firms. Harry served on the board of governors and executive committee and was treasurer of the Chevy Chase Club, and was a trustee of Holton Arms School.
As a member of the Princeton Club of Washington, he served as a 1940 Annual Giving representative, chairman of the Schools and Scholarship Committee, and as club president. For some years, he sang with ex-Nassoons and Whiffenpoofs in what they called the Augmented Eight.
Harry is survived by Patricia, his wife of 64 years; and four children, Harrison L., Peter S., Louise B. Williams, and Barbara A. Brand. His classmates express their deep sympathies.
The Class of 1940
Lawrence B. Morris Jr. ’40
Our former class president, corporate lawyer, investment banker, and community activist died March 22, 2006, from lung cancer and renal failure. He was and ever will be “Bugle” to his classmates.
After preparing at Taft School, he majored in history at Princeton, was on the Daily Princetonian business board, and was a member of Cottage Club. Larry earned his law degree from Harvard in 1948 after military service from 1941 to 1946, advancing from private to a highly decorated major in the Army Signal Corps.
He married Betty Ann “Gus” Harvey in 1946. Larry was with the firm of White & Case from 1948 until 1969, eventually becoming a partner. He subsequently was president of Dean Witter and briefly worked for Wertheim & Co. before returning to law as a partner with Patterson, Belnap, Webb & Tyler until retiring in 1983.
Larry was a director of Pandick Press, Dictaphone Corp., and the American Stock Exchange; a longtime trustee of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of New York; president of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust; and an active Princeton alumnus as a member of the Graduate Council.
To his wife, Betty Ann; children Lawrence B. III ’69, Michele Carballude, and Anne Keyser; and six grandchildren, his classmates extend sincere condolences.
The Class of 1940
JAMES ANDERSON ELKINS JR. ’41
Jim died in Houston Feb. 21, 2006.
A Texan born and bred, he came to Princeton from The Hill School. He majored in economics and graduated with honors. A member of Charter Club, Jim was circulation manager of the Princetonian and a member of Triangle Club.
After graduation, he joined First City National Bank. He retired as its chairman in 1988, having grown it into First City Bancorporation with 48 banks, all in Texas. He served as a director of American General Insurance, Cameron Iron Works, Eastern Airlines, Freeport McMoran, and the Hill Samuel Group Ltd.
Always active in civic activities, Jim was a trustee or director of Baylor College of Medicine, Princeton University, St. John’s School, the Smithsonian Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the University of Houston Board of Regents.
Predeceased by his wife of more than 54 years, Margaret Keith Wiess, Jim is survived by his children, Elise Joseph, James A. III ’74, and Leslie Sasser; and 10 grandchildren, including Jennifer Joseph Laporte ’99 and Jim IV, who will join the Class of 2010.
The Class of 1941
Dean A. Allen ’47
Dean’s life was grounded in his deep-seated values and marked by energetic, voluntary participation in many social and political causes.
In 1944 the Navy sent him to sweep mines off Japan. Returning to Princeton, he married his longtime sweetheart, Princeton “townie” Alice Huntington. After earning a Ph.D. in psychology at Berkeley, Dean taught for three years at Princeton and then became dean of students at Roberts College in Istanbul for what he called three “beautiful, exciting, romantic” years.
After a stint at Bowdoin, he became chief of psychology for student services at UMass, Amherst, where explosive growth had suddenly produced 20,000 students, many “alienated” by their impending conscription into the Vietnam War. Counseling them led Dean to launch a local peace center and initiate many other community activities.
His life, which ended Nov. 1, 2005, was celebrated by Amherst’s newspaper with a full page reciting his many community services and glowing tributes by those he had befriended and inspired.
To his “best friend” Alice and their family, we tender our celebration of a remarkable classmate.
The Class of 1947
Henry Disston II ’47
After a long struggle with cancer, Henry died Feb. 14, 2006.
He was an engineer at Princeton, graduating in 1949 after service in the Air Corps. Henry married Elise Cosgrove of Grosse Point, Mich., the mother of his children, who, sadly, died in 1973. Happily, two years later he married the very lovely Mary Clay.
Henry was an officer at Henry Disston and Sons, Inc., a famous tool manufacturer in Philadelphia. Before retirement he was production manager at Brooks Instruments in suburban Philadelphia.
Music was an important part of Henry’s life. For many years he sang with Philadelphia’s famed Orpheus Club, and he was a tenor with the choir of St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill for 50 years — an unparalleled accomplishment. At Princeton he and classmate Ed Clay entered a singing competition sponsored by the music department. With a few hillbilly sons and an
audience packed with friends, the duo won first place on the applause meter. Wonderfully coordinated, Henry also excelled at sports. His wit and humor won him many friends.
To Mary; his children, Henry Jr., Michael, James, and Elisa; six grandchildren; and his sister, we offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1947
Francis N. Kirchhof ’47
Many of us remember Fran for his buoyant humor and enjoyable antics as a fellow V-12er in the summer of ’43.
After three happily remembered years of Navy service, Fran returned to Princeton, graduated in 1949, and began a promising career in the construction business. In 1952 he married Sylvia Fitzpatrick; they had six children but were divorced in the late 1970s. In 1979, Fran married the ever-loyal, loving Ann Matthews, who wants Fran’s history to be told, here, with candor and sympathy.
In our 25th yearbook Fran bluntly told us how his promising business career had deteriorated into a struggle with alcohol. At that reunion, after excessive drinking, he sought the help of our admired classmate-in-recovery, Ace Bushnell, and received it for many years. There were substantial periods of AA sober living but, alas, relapses that often ended in tragic experiences. Throughout many difficult years, Ann stood by Fran with love and loyalty.
Fran died in peace Oct. 29, 2005. At his memorial service his longtime friend and priest delivered a memorable affectionate tribute, which was followed by a moving playing of Fran’s beloved Navy hymn.
To Ann and the children, we send this tribute to our fondly remembered friend, coupled with our heartfelt sympathy.
The Class of 1947
ALBERT F. BRUN ’49
Albert died Aug. 14, 2005. He was 81.
He prepared for Princeton at Teaneck (N.J.) High School and transferred from Wesleyan in November 1945. He served in the Navy from 1943 until his discharge in 1946. He served in the Pacific theater as a MoMM1C prior to selection for the Navy V-12 Program. At Princeton he majored in economics and was a member of Tiger Inn.
Albert spent his working career with General Electric Co. in sales and retired in 1984 as a sales manager. After retirement he pursued his passions of golf and cooking.
Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia. His survivors include sons Paul, Michael, and Jim; a daughter, Mary Beth; his longtime companion, Ruth Kratus; and five grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them in their loss.
The Class of 1949
CHARLES GORDON CARROLL III ’49
Gordon died Sept. 20, 2005, of pneumonia. He was 77.
He prepared for Princeton at Millbrook. While at Princeton he majored in politics and graduated summa cum laude. He was a member of Triangle Club and Cap and Gown Club. After graduation Gordon served for three years in the Army during the Korean War. He then spent three years working in advertising for Foote, Cone & Belding in New York before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a movie producer. His credits include Cool Hand Luke, How to Murder Your Wife, and Alien.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Lynne, and his brother, Robert. The class extends its sympathy to them on their loss of this very talented man.
The Class of 1949
EDWARD L. KERN ’49
Ed died Jan. 19, 2005, at home in Gilbert, Ariz. He was 77.
He left Princeton to join the Navy and was a Naval aviator from 1950 to 1956. While at Princeton he was a member of Whig-Clio.
After leaving the service, Ed went to work in publishing and spent five years in the field of school yearbooks. He then became a professional scout executive with Boys’ Life magazine and rose to associate publisher of the magazine division. Ed ended his scouting career as director of communications for the Los Angeles Council in 1989. He then moved to Bear Valley Springs, Calif., and became owner and publisher of the monthly BVS CUB newspaper.
Ed is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son, Larry; a daughter, Trundy Ferro; two grandchildren; and his brother, George C. ’47. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them on their loss.
The Class of 1949
Robert H. Alexander ’50
Bob died Feb. 26, 2006, in Columbus, Ohio, where he lived with Frances, his wife of 52 years.
Bob came to Princeton from the John Burroughs School in St. Louis. He studied geology and belonged to Charter Club. He graduated in 1951, though he retained his class identity with us.
Following graduation, he served two years as an ensign in the Coast Guard, and then earned a master’s in petroleum geology from the University of Texas in 1955. After nine years working in Texas, he moved to Columbus, where he was involved with drilling and producing oil and gas wells for 25 years. As Bob wrote, he “took the big step from management to ownership” in 1991 and formed Absolute Energy. In 1997 he turned operations over to a partner, though he still enjoyed going into the field to follow exploration progress. He remained president until his death.
Professionally, Bob served three governors on the Ohio Oil and Gas Board of Review.
When not in the field, he played golf and boated in Michigan, near a cottage that had been in the family for more than 70 years, and in Florida.
We extend our sympathy to Frances; his daughter, Lisa; sons Charles and Robert; five grandchildren; and the extended family.
The Class of 1950
JOHN W. BALLARD ’50
Jack, a former class president, died at home in Hightstown, N.J., Feb. 9, 2006, after a long battle with a brain tumor.
Jack graduated as a four-letter man from University City High School in St. Louis, and served two years in the Navy prior to Princeton. Earning a degree in politics with high honors did not hinder him from participating in many campus activities and rowing for four years. He belonged to Cap and Gown.
Early on, he joined Mobil International, where he held executive positions with its foreign operations in human relations and energy economics for 30 years. He retired in 1984, but worked as a training consultant until 1995.
Immediately upon retirement, Jack and Phoebe, his wife of 55 years, enthusiastically started their Turning Points Co., through which they co-authored several books on retirement and conducted career and life-transition seminars.
Jack served our class and Princeton well. We are indebted that he and several classmates insisted that some of our 25th-reunion memorial insurance funds be given to the economics department. The initial gift has grown 15-fold and provides significant income to the Center for Economic Policy Studies.
We share Jack’s loss with Phoebe; his sons, John Jr., Robert, and Michael; daughter-in-law Amy; and grandchildren David and Katie.
The Class of 1950
GORDON M. LOOS ’50
Gordon died Feb. 3, 2006, in Haverford, Pa., of complications from liver disease.
Gordon was born in Nanjing, China, but grew up in Princeton. He served a year in the Navy before joining our class. He sang in the choir for four years, belonged to Prospect Club, and graduated with highest honors in biology. He went on to Harvard for a master’s in biology and did research for two summers in Woods Hole, Mass.
He worked for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton for two years before joining the staff of the American Board of Surgeons in Philadelphia in 1956. There he served as director of arrangements, which included certification examinations in general surgery. He retired from the board in 1991.
Gordon was a prodigious letter writer, liked writing poetry, and delighted in inventing words and making puns. His interests also extended to painting, classical music, and lending his baritone voice to several singing groups. He and his wife, Marilyn, whom he met through classmate Bob Stevens and married in the University Chapel in 1959, lived in Radnor, Pa., until 1999, when they moved to a senior community.
We extend our sympathy to Marilyn; his son, Jonathan; daughter Elizabeth; and brother Donald.
The Class of 1950
Reuben Lindsay Walker ’50
Reuben “Red” Walker died Jan. 27, 2006, in Beaufort, S.C.
Red, as he was known at Princeton, was with us for just two years. During that time he was president of the Spanish Club, reflecting his Santiago, Chile, birthplace, and was a member of Cottage Club. Prior to Princeton he served two years in the Navy. He went on to the University of Mexico, where he majored in Spanish and graduated with honors in 1950.
His career started with the Socony Vacuum Oil Co., but in 1954 he joined Texaco in foreign sales. He retired as a general manager of Texaco, having posted time in Lagos and Nigeria early in his career, and later in numerous South and Central American countries, where he savored their lifestyles. It was in Colombia that he met and married his late wife, Alice, in 1953. In recent years he lived in Virginia and South Carolina.
We extend our sympathy to his son,
Tom; his daughter, Anne; and his three grandchildren.
The Class of 1950
WILLIAM LATHROP BAUHAN ’51
Bill was born April 5, 1929, in Princeton, the son of noted architect Rolf W. Bauhan ’14 and of Elizabeth Lathrop Bauhan, daughter of the painter William L. Lathrop, founder of the art colony in Bucks County, Pa.
Coming to us from the Solebury School, Bill majored in history and was a member of Colonial Club. He left in our sophomore year and returned to graduate in 1952. Following three years in Army Intelligence he went on to Oxford, where he met and married Elizabeth Anne Forbes in 1956.
They settled in New Hampshire, and in 1959, Bill bought a publishing house that became William L. Bauhan Inc. He edited and published poetry and local authors. His strong interest in architecture and local history led to his being the first president of the Dublin (N.H.) Historical Society, which he co-founded with John Harris.
Bill’s other passion was gardening. He and his wife lived in a house in Dublin built in 1826 on 13 acres with a beautiful walled garden and a barn for the publishing operation. Bill died there March 9, 2006; Elizabeth had died in 1990.
Their children Patrick and Sarah survive, as do Bill’s brothers, Hobart and John ’55; and his grandsons, Spencer Werth and Renn Bauhan.
The Class of 1951
Samuel V. Noe Jr. ’54
Sam died March 4, 2006, after an extended struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Born in Louisville, Ky., he graduated from the Louisville Male High School. At Princeton, he majored in architecture, was a member of Key and Seal Club, and was active in WPRU and publications.
After graduation, he was the recipient of three Fulbright scholarships. He studied architecture at North Carolina State and obtained a master’s degree in urban design from Harvard University. In 1963, Sam began a 35-year career in teaching urban design at the University of Cincinnati. That career included many major urban projects, as well as teaching, researching, and consulting in the Middle East and southern Asia. He also drafted legislation for historic preservation.
While serving on many planning committees and lecturing throughout the world, sailing remained Sam’s favorite pastime. He loved the challenge of navigating, the beauty of the sky, the sea, and the peacefulness of nature.
The class extends its sympathy to Lynn, his wife of 50 years; his sons, Stephen and David; and granddaughters Dominga and Samantha.
The Class of 1954
William Keene Boley Jr. ’55
Bill died Sept. 8, 2005, of congestive heart failure at his home in New Hartford, N.Y.
After two years at Princeton with our class, Bill joined the Army, returning to the Class of 1957. He was a member of Dial Lodge and roomed at Witherspoon with Hank McClure. Both Hank and Jerry Sandler ’57, along with Bill’s brother, John ’56, were ushers at his marriage to Patricia Anne Sebastian in 1957.
Bill was a marketing executive with Howland-Steinbach for more than 20 years. The successful removal of a massive brain tumor prompted his decision to part ways with the corporate world and pursue his lifelong desire to teach. He became an educator at Mohawk Valley Community College, where for 22 years he taught economics, business law and management in the classroom and online.
In addition to being a strong businessman and a passionate educator and mentor, he was an avid downhill skier, tennis player, woodworker, gardener, and jazz aficionado. His recent years were spent happily hosting family and friends at “Pop-Pop’s” lake in the lower Adirondack Mountains.
Bill is survived by Patricia, his beloved wife of 48 years; a daughter, Marylynn; sons William “B.K.” III, Christopher, and Todd; and eight grandchildren.
The Class of 1955
HARVEY SCOTT McMILLIN JR. ’56
Scott McMillin died March 29, 2006, in Ithaca, N.Y.
A native of Pittsburgh, Scott came to Princeton to study engineering, but after his introduction to Shakespeare, he switched to the English department. In 1957, Scott married the former Sally Ann Hyde. After OCS in Newport, R.I., he received a commission in the Navy, spent his service time at Fort McNair in Washington, and concurrently earned his master’s degree in English at George Washington University.
After the service Scott and Sally moved to California, where he received a doctorate from Stanford. He joined the English department at Cornell in 1964, and was still actively engaged in teaching Elizabethan and modern drama, as well as American musical theater, at the time of his death. A beloved professor at Cornell, Scott received a distinguished teaching award in 1972, co-founded the Harlem Literacy Project, published numerous books and articles in his field, and played piano in a local jazz group for many years.
Scott loved Sally; his sons, David, Paul, and Andy; his three grandchildren; Shakespeare and the theater; the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers; long walks in the woods; and annual visits to England. He will be sorely missed by his family, many friends, and students.
The Class of 1956
T. CUYLER YOUNG ’56
Cuyler died Feb. 7, 2006, in Toronto, where he enjoyed a distinguished career, was honored as senior Fulbright fellow and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was curator emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum.
In 1963, having received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, he became a curator of the Near Eastern and Asian Civilizations Department of the Royal Ontario Museum, and a professor at the University of Toronto. In 1986, he was named director of the museum, a post he held for seven years, during which time he presided over the design and creation of the Egyptian gallery. Until retirement two years ago, he continued to teach at the University of Toronto. He was involved in and headed archaeological excavations in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran — his birthplace — where, while on a dig in 1959, he honeymooned for three months in a mud-brick village.
At Princeton, he won a JV letter in 150-pound football, participated in the Whig-Clio debate, held membership in Cloister Inn, and wrote his senior thesis on “Canaanite Fertility Religion” for the Department of Near Eastern Studies.
The class extends deep sympathy to his wife, Pam; daughters Katherine and Bridget; son Timothy; and granddaughter Meredith Helen.
The Class of 1956
John Porter Hine ’61
John died Jan. 9, 2006, in the Weiss Hospice Unit of Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., six months after the diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor.
The son of the late John P. Hine ’36, John was with us through sophomore year. After a stint with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, he completed his education in 1964 at Washington and Jefferson College. He then embarked on a career in admissions and financial aid in higher education, first at Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow College in Pittsburgh, and later at the College of New Rochelle in New York.
John retired to his native Killingworth, Conn., where he was active with the Killingworth Library Association and other civic and philanthropic organizations.
In 1991 John married Joanne Liberatore, who survives him, as do his stepdaughters, Karen and Kristen; and their families, which include two grandchildren; and two brothers.
In our 40th-reunion yearbook, John observed wryly that Princeton “taught me some things about myself, mainly that I had to get more serious about my education and my future.” We wish only that we had seen more of him over the years, and we join his family in mourning his passing.
The Class of 1961
PRESCOTT PABST WURLITZER ’72
Pres Wurlitzer died Jan. 27, 2006, at his home in Fox Point, Wis., of complications from ALS.
He came to Princeton from Whitefish Bay (Wis.) High School. A member of Princeton Inn College, he majored in politics and spent his junior year at the University of Hamburg. His many close friends in ’72 included Fred Dunn and Clay Fowler.
Pres earned a master’s at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and served the Foreign Service for 15 years, with postings in Santo Domingo, Stuttgart, Harare, Bonn, and the State Department in Washington. He then returned to the Milwaukee area, where he was an exemplary citizen, active in work for numerous museums, libraries, civic organizations, and literacy programs, including Common Cause and the Pabst Mansion (he was the great-great-grandson of beer baron Capt. Frederick Pabst). He organized a Milwaukee exhibition of the works of the political cartoonist Jules Feiffer. His Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel obituary was fittingly headlined, “Wurlitzer saw world, returned to do good.”
Pres is survived by his widow, Frances Frederick Wurlitzer; his parents, Rymund P. and Margaret H. Wurlitzer; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews. To them and to his many friends and admirers, the class extends its sincere condolences.
The Class of 1972
DONALD J. MARTINO *54
Donald Martino, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, died of cardiac arrest Dec. 8, 2005, aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean. He was 74.
Born in Plainfield, N.J., Martino began lessons in clarinet, saxophone, and oboe at age 9. Soon thereafter, he began composing. Over the course of his apprenticeship, which included an MFA at Princeton, he studied with Roger Sessions, Milton Babbitt *92, and Luigi Dallapiccola. Martino capped his teaching career at Harvard, where he remained for 10 years. In 1981 he became a member of the Institute of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1987 a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He retired in 1993 to devote himself to composition.
Considered an unapologetic Modernist, Martino’s atonal works were dense and lucid, difficult yet alluring, intellectual as well as dramatic and romantic. His chamber work, “Notturno,” won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize. His 1981 “Fantasies and Impromptus” was hailed by one critic as a “landmark of American piano music.” At the time of his death, he was happily composing on his laptop and electric keyboard.
Martino is survived by his wife, Lora; their son, Christopher; and his daughter from an earlier marriage, Anna Maria Martino.
ERNEST G. SCHWIEBERT JR. *60 *66
Ernest Schwiebert, architect and piscatory expert, died of renal cancer Dec. 10, 2005 in Princeton, N.J. He was 74.
Schwiebert spent his childhood in the Midwest, attended Ohio State University, and earned two doctorates at Princeton in architecture and the history and philosophy of architecture. Having served in the Air Force, he specialized in planning airports and military bases. Traveling on business, he also visited some of the world’s best fishing streams, feeding a passion that had begun during boyhood vacations on the Pere Marquette River in Michigan.
Schwiebert wrote volumes about angling. As an undergraduate, he made his first original contribution to the sport in Matching the Hatch (1955), in which he advised making artificial flies in imitation of just-hatched insect nymphs that swim en masse at the water’s surface. In addition to numerous articles, he is perhaps best known for Trout (1979), a seven-pound book on the history of fly-fishing, with the author’s own illustrations.
A founder of Trout Unlimited, Schwiebert advocated the release of caught fish — only fitting for a traditionalist who professed that “trout were gentlemen.”
Schwiebert is survived by his wife, Sara; his son, Erik; and two grandchildren.
WYATT E.F. JAMES *68
Wyatt E.F. James *68, a computer programmer and inventor of imaginary places, died of cancer Jan. 12, 2006, in New York. He was 62.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa. James grew up in the United States and in England. He studied English as an undergraduate at the University of the South and as a Woodrow Wilson fellow at Princeton. After several years in publishing, he took computing classes and eventually rose to systems analyst at Metropolitan Life.
As “Grobius Shortling of Brooklyn,” James created a multitude of Web domains on the Internet in his leisure hours. He reviewed gritty who-dunits for his mystery list. He wrote an original guide to the castles and ancient monuments of Great Britain. And, a true tour de force, he invented imaginary castles in an imaginary country, posting maps, architectural plans, and antiquarian notes for dozens of imagined historic sites. “You have to be a compulsive sort of person to do this sort of thing,” he wrote, “but it is a lot of fun, rather like making balsa model airplanes from scratch, or making a quilt or tapestry.”
James leaves his wife of 25 years, Susan; two siblings; and many nieces and nephews.
THEODORE P. WILLIAMS *59, Chemistry, May 2, 2003
DAVID L. BOWLER *64, Electrical Engineering, Dec. 22, 2005
ROBERT W. CARRUBBA *64, Classics, Dec. 12, 2005
HALUK M. DERIN *72, Electrical Engineering, Feb. 24, 2002
JOSEPH L. GREENBERG *77, English, Nov. 6, 2005
ALBERTO O. MENDELZON *79, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, June 16, 2005
CURTIS W. LASELL *80, Music, Dec. 20, 2005.
NORMAN P. WILL *83, English, Sept. 15, 2005
KARL P. PETERSON-BUENGELER *87, Woodrow Wilson School, Nov. 30, 2005
WAYNE O. WILSON *98, Religion, Nov. 1, 2005
This issue has an undergraduate memorial for Silvio Henry Lopez ’29 *30.