November 22, 2006: Memorials
HERMON EMERSON SMITH JR. ’34
Herm Smith, vice president of Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. in Lynn, Mass., until it was sold and he retired, died Aug. 9, 2006, in Ossipee, N.H. He was 94.
Since retiring in 1974, he had been an active volunteer, driving for the Red Cross and performing all sorts of duties at the Salem (Mass.) Hospital, where, in 1989, he received the Pauline Davenport Volunteer Award in appreciation of his outstanding contributions and distinguished record of service.
During World War II, Herm served as a major in the 697th Field Artillery Battalion, and he was the author of The Informal History of the 697th Field Artillery Battalion about its travels from Italy to France, Germany, and Austria.
Herm’s marriage to Catherine Campbell in 1936 ended, after two children, in divorce in 1945. He later moved to Marblehead, Mass., where he met and married Priscilla Dillingham of Swampscot, and had two more children. Priscilla died in 1982. Surviving are Duncan C. Smith ’58, Hermon E. Smith III, Pamala Dillingham Harvey, and Norman Slade Smith; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1934
CHARLES ROLFE STEVENS ’38
Charles Stevens died Aug. 14, 2006. Graveside services were held at Fort Logan National Cemetery outside Denver Aug. 21.
Chuck, as he was known, prepared at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Ill. At Princeton he majored in chemistry and graduated with honors in military science. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Sigma Xi. He participated in many campus activities, including Triangle Club, Charter Club, and the Princeton Tigers Orchestra. He also was cadet captain of Princeton’s Field Artillery ROTC.
During World War II, Chuck served in the China, India, Burma theater with Army Air Corps Intelligence and was awarded a Bronze Star. Postwar, he earned a master’s from the University of Denver in 1968. He worked for the EPA until his retirement in 1992. He was a lover of jazz, Shakespeare, Emerson, science, the environment, teaching, and philosophy.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Carla Sherva Stevens; his son, Gilman; his daughter, Carrie Marie; and two grandchildren. The class extends its sincere condolences to them all.
The Class of 1938
ROBERT CLARENCE WALDEN JR. ’38
Bob died Aug. 18, 2006.
At Princeton Bob majored in chemistry, earning departmental honors his junior year, and was a member of Elm Club. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1942, he immediately joined the Navy. From 1943 to 1945, he served as a medical officer aboard the destroyer USS Ludlow and earned three battle stars. In 1948 he resigned from the Navy and began his residency at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C.
In 1954 he became a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Thereafter, for 40 years, he offered his help to women and their families in his practice in obstetrics and gynecology in Manchester, Conn. Requesting no flowers or contributions in his memory, Bob urged that his relatives and friends make every effort to enjoy the love that life offers.
Olga Evsiechick Walden, Bob’s beloved wife of 51 years, predeceased him in 1997. He is survived by three sons — all physicians — Thomas, Robert, and Peter, to whom the class extends its most sincere condolences.
The Class of 1938
Lawrence Adams Baker Jr. ’39
Larry died April 28, 2006, at his home in Palm Beach, Fla.
Larry served in the Army during World War II. During his service, he was a member of the cast of the USO musical show This Is the Army, which was written by Irving Berlin to boost morale in the U.S. during the war.
Larry left college early, and as soon as 1938 he was enjoying a career in theater — performing, stage managing, and producing. He participated in many theatrical productions at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y.
Upon his mother’s death in 1964, he spent much of his time taking care of his father, until his father died in 1980. He then joined the advisory board and museum committee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport (R.I.) Casino. His father had founded the National Tennis Foundation, the financial arm of the Casino.
Larry is survived by his wife, Cynthia Cheatham, whom he married in 1979, and three stepchildren. We offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
James Myers Finch Jr. ’39
Jim died May 4, 2006, at Whitney Center in Hamden, Conn.
A retired official of the New Haven Railroad, Jim was a railroad buff all his life. He recalled visiting the Princeton railroad yards on a football weekend with scores of special trains from New York and Philadelphia. This interest led him to undertake graduate work at Yale, where, in 1940, he earned a certificate in rail transportation.
After serving as a major in the Army Transportation Corps during World War II, Jim began his career in railroading with the New York Central. In 1946 he transferred to the New York, New Haven, and Hartford. There he held a number of supervisory positions, eventually becoming vice president of planning and research. Then came the years of railroad mergers, causing Jim to be employed by Penn Central, Conrail, and Amtrak. He retired in 1975.
Away from the tracks Jim loved sailing on Long Island Sound, cross-country skiing, art, music, and travel to exciting places including Turkey, Russia, and Scandinavia.
Jim is survived by his wife, Ann, four sons, and eight grandchildren. To them, we offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Robert Haskins ’39 *40
Bob died April 17, 2006.
A native of Richmond, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Princeton and went on to earn a master’s in aeronautical instrumentation from MIT.
At Sperry Gyroscope Co., where he worked as a project engineer, Bob developed a flight instrument that is standard on aircraft today. As a naval officer, Bob was assigned to the bombing and torpedo section of the Bureau of Aeronautics, working on high-priority projects including defense against kamikaze attack.
From 1946 to 1973 he founded and managed a number of companies whose operations included Air Force development projects that were forerunners of inertial navigation, automated instrumentation cameras, and digital computer systems for simulation and analysis. He was a successful scientist and entrepreneur and the owner of more than a dozen patents.
Bob was always game for adventure — racing powerboats, skydiving off mountains, and flying his Cessna.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah, and is survived by their daughter, Casa Huger Bacot; three granddaughters; a grandson; four great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons. To them all, we offer our sincere sympathy on their loss of this extraordinary man.
The Class of 1939
David Gulick Nes ’39
Dave died of cancer May 27, 2006, at his Owings Mills, Md., home.
Dave had a spectacular career as a State Department officer. But first he did graduate study at Harvard and was briefly a Baltimore Sun reporter before becoming a divisional assistant at the State Department in 1942. He enlisted in the Army, attained the rank of captain, and was awarded a Bronze Star while fighting in the Burma campaign during World War II.
Appointed a Foreign Service officer in 1946, Dave held many posts over the years that put him in the thick of the action. In Cairo in 1967 he was running the U.S. embassy at the time of the Six-Day War with Israel. He helped evacuate 500 Americans from Egypt, for which he received the Superior Honor Award from the Secretary of State upon his retirement in 1968. In the 1970s, Dave returned to Princeton as a Mideast expert and lecturer.
Both sailing and golf were very important to him. He sailed each summer from Galesville, Md., to Northeast Harbor, Maine, and played golf until his last summer.
Dave’s wife, Elizabeth, died in 2004. He is survived by their five daughters and two grandsons, to all of whom we offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
SHELBY REES LEE JR. ’42
Shelby, grandson of James Lee Jr. 1853, died Dec. 30, 2005, in a hospice in Memphis.
He prepared at the Harvey School and Hotchkiss. At Princeton he majored in geology and received his commission in Army Field Artillery during the ROTC ceremony at our commencement. He served for three and a half years in World War II. He lost a brother, James ’43, in the war.
Soon after his discharge as a first lieutenant, Shelby embarked upon a successful career as a self-employed real-estate manager. In 1950 he married Margaret Gunther. They had twins George and James, and Shelby and Harrison. Tragically, Harrison died in a highway accident caused by a propane carrier.
Upon Shelby’s retirement after 50 years running his business, he and Margaret were free to enjoy their five grandchildren. He was a generous supporter of local charities.
Avid, multifaceted reader and staunch conservative that he was, Shelby openly shared with us his somewhat startling views on politics, the state of the nation, and Princeton in our Twenty Five Years Out and Fifty Years Later.
To Margaret, the surviving sons, and the grandchildren, the class conveys its deepest condolences.
The Class of 1942
WILLIAM WHITLEY ASHLEY ’43
Bill, who practiced internal medicine for 60 years, first in San Francisco, then in Eureka, Calif., died of cancer Aug. 6, 2006, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
A San Francisco native, Bill prepared at Lawrenceville, where he was known for his acting talent. At Princeton he was active in Theatre Intime and belonged to Cannon Club along with his brother, the late R. Kirklin Ashley ’45. After graduating from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1945, he served as a Navy lieutenant junior grade in the Pacific.
In San Francisco he was an instructor in medicine at the University of California and assistant in medicine at Stanford Medical School. Bill served on the boards of Califor-
nia State University, Humboldt; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka; and Eureka General Hospital. He is remembered as a compassionate physician and superb diagnostician.
In his 50s, Bill designed and built a cabin in California’s Trinity Alps, where he spent his happiest hours with his family. He was a skilled storyteller, expert carpenter, and voracious reader of Chinese and British historical novels. He belonged to the Bohemian Club of San Francisco, where his quick wit was well appreciated.
Survivors include Ann Cleary Ashley, Bill’s wife of 44 years; his first wife, Joan Taylor Ashley; seven children; and six grandchildren, including Elizabeth Cobb ’99.
The Class of 1943
NORMAN FELT SHELTON RUSSELL JR. ’43
Norm was the consummate volunteer for Princeton as a fundraiser, career services adviser, and reunion worker. He was our most recent class agent. He was special gifts chair for our 60th reunion, class treasurer from 1988 to 1993, P-rade marshal from 1991 to 1996, and Planned Giving chair. He died of pneumonia March 22, 2006, at his home in Ringoes, N.J., after a yearlong illness. He was 85.
A banker, Norm retired in 1981 as vice president of First Pennsylvania Bank after 35 years there. He also was board chairman of J. T. Hirst & Co., a lumber and construction-materials firm in Leesburg, Va., and served on the boards of other companies.
Born in Haverford, Pa., Norm prepped at St. Paul’s School. At Princeton he majored in SPIA, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated with high honors. He belonged to Colonial Club. He was a field artillery captain in Europe during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Vivianne Hooppaw Russell; daughters Anne G. Barrett ’79 and Barbara Flight ’81; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
Our classmate, the Rev. Peter Funk, conducted services April 3, 2006, in the University Chapel, with eulogy by Norm’s college roommate and fellow St. Paul’s alumnus Jim Clements. Many classmates attended.
The Class of 1943
ANDREW FLEMING WEST II ’43
Andy died Feb. 2, 2005, of congestive heart failure in Desert Regional Hospital, Palm Springs, Calif. He was 83.
He prepped at Riverdale Country School in New York, where he was on the football and track teams. At Princeton he majored in economics, graduating with honors. He was on the freshman cross-country squad and a member of Key and Seal Club. He was the grandson of Andrew Fleming West 1874, who, for many years, was dean of the Graduate School.
Andy worked for Sperry Corp. for more than 40 years and was chief financial officer at retirement. He then traveled throughout the country in a motor home. About 16 years ago he settled in an RV resort in Cathedral City, a southern California desert community. He then spent time equally between southern California and South Dakota, working summers at Mount Rushmore while golfing and hiking in the California mountains during winters. Eventually, Andy’s health deteriorated and halted his physical activities.
Andy is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Davis, whom he married in 1978; a daughter, Pamala Winters; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a brother, John West.
The Class of 1943
ALEXANDER HARRISON BRAWNER JR. ’45
Harry Brawner died June 27, 2005.
He entered Princeton from the Menlo School in California, following his father, A. Harry Brawner 1921, and preceding his brother, Bob ’52. At Princeton, Harry was president of Court Club. He served with the Sixth Army Air Force in the Caribbean as a combat intelligence specialist. He received a degree in history in 1947 and joined the family paint and glass company in San Francisco. The following year he married the former Ann Lowry.
Harry’s company was sold to Hunt Foods in 1963. He then joined Bank of America, becoming a senior vice president and head of the North American division, taking responsibility for all bank activities in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Harry ended his career at Bank of America as president of its New York division and then joined Toronto Dominion Bank’s California division, becoming its chief operating officer. He retired in 1982.
Harry was active in many organizations, including serving as a trustee of Menlo School, Menlo College, and New York Law School.
Ann predeceased Harry, but he is survived by his daughter, Carolyn; and sons James, Brandon, and William. The class expresses its sympathy to them and to his brother, Bob.
The Class of 1945
William James Baird ’46
Bill Baird died of cancer June 16, 2006, in West Vancouver, British Columbia, where he had lived since 1972 with his wife, Anne.
Born in Philadelphia, he attended the Episcopal Academy there. His Princeton years were interrupted by service in the Army Air Corps, flying European missions and earning 15 battle stars as a B-24 pilot.
Bill made his career in life insurance in Philadelphia, Ohio, and Vancouver. Squash, tennis, and golf were his favorite sports, and he loved to sing in church and barbershop choruses.
Bill is survived by Anne; four children, Laurie, Wendy, Amy, and Matthew; and four grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them all.
The Class of 1946
James Carrington Pitney ’48
Jim Pitney, president of the Class of 1948 from 1978 to 1983, fell while working on his boat in Maine, never regained consciousness, and died Aug. 27, 2006. It was the final chapter in his great love of the sea and of sailing.
Jim, a tower of strength in our class who was held in great respect and affection, came to us from St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts. At Princeton he played baseball, was in Cap and Gown, and graduated with honors in S.P.I.A. Jim took great pride in his Princeton provenance; his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Henry Pitney 1848, preceded him to “the best old place of all.” His son, Jamie ’71, and three grandchildren are Princeton graduates.
Jim served the law profession for 50 years. His first assignment was clerking for William J. Brennan of the New Jersey Supreme Court (later a member of the U.S. Supreme Court).
The great love of his life was Mimi, his wife for 59 years. His three sons and eight grandchildren were the joy and pride of his life. A great sadness for Mimi and Jim was the 1974 death of their lovely daughter, Theodora, after a long illness. Theodora had been accepted to the Class of 1978.
To Mimi, Jim’s sons, and grandchildren, the class expresses its condolences.
The Class of 1948
CHARLES L. HORN JR. ’49
Charlie died Aug.18, 2006. He was 79.
He prepared for Princeton at the Blake School and served in the Army from 1945 until 1947. At Princeton he majored in economics. After graduation in 1950, he went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1953.
Charlie spent 38 years with the law firm of Faegre & Benson specializing in real estate and title law. He was very active with the Nature Conservancy and helped in the acquisition of several state parks for which he was awarded the conservancy’s Green Oak Leaf Award. He was also the lawyer for the Minneapolis Girl Scout Council for more than 20 years. He was honored by the Minnesota Bar Association for his work with the legislature in amending statutes to simplify real estate procedures.
Charlie was predeceased by his first wife, Nancy. He is survived by his children from that marriage, a son, David; a daughter, Louise Dias; and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his second wife, Barbara, and an extended family of stepchildren and grandchildren who were very important to him. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them all on their loss.
The Class of 1949
VICTOR MAUCK JR. ’49
Victor died July 3, 2006 of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 78.
He prepared for Princeton at the Haverford (Pa.) School. His tenure at Princeton was interrupted by two years of service in the Navy, and he chose to complete his education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
His working career began in the family businesses, Norristown Asbestos & Paper Co., and the John Wood Co., which manufactured water heaters. When his father died in 1956, Victor took over the companies. He later sold them and invested in other businesses. He owned a toy company, a company that made toilet-bowl cleaner, and finally a radio station. He sold all of the businesses and retired in 1980. He continued to be active in civic affairs in Montgomery County, Pa.
Victor is survived by a daughter, Tony Butterfield, and two granddaughters. The class extends its sympathy to them on their loss.
The Class of 1949
HENRY N. TIFFT III ’49
Henry died Aug. 8, 2006, after a short illness. He was 78.
He prepared for Princeton at Hotchkiss School. Henry majored in politics at Princeton and was a member of Colonial Club. He served in the Army from April 1946 until October 1947.
Henry had a long tenure as an executive at First National Bank, now Citibank. He was also senior vice president at First Federated Savings and Loan and ended his career at Connecticut Bank and Trust in Stamford, where he was active in a number of community organizations including the Norwalk Maritime Museum and the Stamford Philharmonic. He also served as president of the Princeton Club of Vero Beach, Fla., where he had a long and active retirement that included golf, fishing, sailing, and numerous other activities.
Henry is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons, William and Phillip; and two grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them on their loss of this man of humor, integrity, and loyalty.
The Class of 1949
ROBERT MCKAY ’50
Bob died June 26, 2006, in Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital after a long illness. He was 81.
Bob left Loomis School at 18 to join the Air Corps and piloted B-17s on combat missions in Europe. At Princeton he belonged to Quadrangle Club and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1952.
After a short stint with the government in patent law, and some overseas travel, he joined the New York law firm of Pennie & Edmonds. He retired as a partner of the firm in 1985.
Retirement gave Bob the opportunity for increased world travel and community activity in New Canaan, Conn., where he lived since 1960. He belonged to the local Presbyterian Church, was a member of several country clubs, and was our class treasurer from 1975 to 1980. He enjoyed golf and tennis. At our 50th he reported having two new knees, adding, on a light note as he was wont to do, that they made him an inch taller, but frequently set off airport security alarms.
Bob leaves Emily, his wife of 49 years; daughters Ruth Campbell and Isabel Thompson; and a son, Bob; to whom we extend our sympathy.
The Class of 1950
PRENTICE TALMAGE JR. ’50
Prentice Talmage died July 4, 2006, at his home in Far Hills, N.J.
“Prent” or “P.T.,” as he was known on campus, graduated from St. Andrew’s and served in the Coast Guard from 1944 to 1946, most of the time in the Pacific theater. He transferred to Princeton from Trinity in 1947. He belonged to Colonial Club and majored in economics.
He met his wife, Sylvia Woolworth, on a Nantucket, Mass., beach in 1950 and married her the next year. After living in New York City for three years, they moved to Far Hills and soon made their home on 22 acres of rural property. From there he commuted to New York, where he worked on Wall Street for more than 50 years.
A member of the New York Stock Exchange, Prent was still going to the floor every day until his retirement in 2003. He was an avid ice hockey player and loved tennis. He was a member of the Essex Hunt Club, having been on its board for many years, and of the Somerset Hills Country Club. His father was Prentice Talmage ’24.
We extend our sympathy to Sylvia, his two daughters, and four grandchildren.
The Class of 1950
RALPH FREW PETERS ’51
Fly fisherman, wing shooter, conservationist, government bond trader, and loyal friend, “Tigger” died of prostate cancer July 20, 2006. He was 77.
The son of Ralph Peters Jr. 1908 and Helen Frew, Ralph was born March 21, 1929, raised on Long Island’s North Shore, and came to us from Deerfield. At Princeton he majored in economics, was president of Cottage Club, and played varsity lacrosse. He roomed with Jack Davis, Duke deConingh, Bill Dwight, Clint Gilbert, Don Mathey, Gerry Mayer, Neil McConnell, Don Scott, and John White.
As a Navy officer he served on the USS Coolbaugh during the Korean War. His entire business career was with the Discount Corp. of New York, a primary dealer in U.S. government securities, of which he became chairman and CEO in the 1980s.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Ann Marie; five children, Louise P. Arnold, Reid Izaguirre, Ralph F. Peters Jr., Peter C. Peters, and Melvyn T. Peters; nine grandchildren; his sister, Helene Victor; his great-nephew, Towson Remmel ’07; and his faithful spaniel, Max. His marriage to Jean Coulter Crane ended in divorce; his second wife, Diana Clayton, died in 1997. Memorial contributions may be made to the Montana Land Reliance, Box 355, Helena, MT 59624.
The Class of 1951
ANSON W.H. TAYLOR JR. ’51
Born July 2, 1929, Anson was the son of Anson Wales Hard Taylor ’19 and nephew of Joseph S. Young ’19.
He prepared at Pomfret, was an SPIA major, business manager of the Princeton Tiger, member of Quadrangle Club, and roomed with Giff Malone and Peter Rounds. In 1954 he received a law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the law review and awarded the Order of the Coif. He and Marilyn Asbury were married Aug. 20, 1955.
Anson’s legal career began with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius but was interrupted by three years of service in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps. In 1964 he joined the legal staff of the Philadelphia National Bank and in 1969, joined the legal staff of IU International Corp. as general counsel. In 1986 he became a partner in the law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz.
A preservationist, land conservator, fox hunter, equestrian, and family man, Anson contributed much to his community and particularly, to the Radnor (Pa.) Hunt.
He died of a stroke March 31, 2006, and is survived by Marilyn; their children, Stuart, Laura Gorham, and Anson III ’83; and his sisters and brother, Anne Hicks, Audrey MacLean, Isabel Clay, and Barnabas McHenry ’52.
The Class of 1951
Robert F. Marler Jr. ’54
Robert Marler died Sept. 1, 2006, from congestive heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., Bob graduated from Clayton (Mo.) High School. At Princeton he majored in chemical engineering and enjoyed many campus activities. After graduation, he worked on offshore oil rigs for Shell Oil before being drafted into the Army in 1955. He served in counterintelligence and returned to Shell after his tour of duty.
Bob then earned a master’s in English literature in 1961 and a doctorate in American literature in 1970 from George Washington University. He started his career at Temple University in 1966. Over the next 28 years, he became professor of literature, head of the English department and international studies program, founder of the American Studies program at Temple Japan, associate provost and vice president for continuing education. He won the Norman Foerster Prize for the best article in American literature in 1974.
After suffering a heart attack, he retired in 1994 to Benton, Pa., where he became active in community affairs, taught fly fishing and wrote Fishing the Delaware Valley, which was published by Temple University Press.
The class extends its sympathy to his wife, Janet; daughters Mary Beth and Pamela; son Timothy; and two grandchildren.
The Class of 1954
Thomas C. Garrity ’59
Tom died May 25, 2006, at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Few of us knew Tom. He left Princeton early in our sophomore year, when he roomed briefly with Stu Hutchinson and Dave West. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came to Princeton from Palm Beach High School following his family’s move to Florida. According to Dave West, Tom was a prominent member of the freshman golf team, a point borne out by his later career accomplishments.
After leaving Princeton, Tom attended the University of Missouri, where he also excelled at golf. His obituary in the Kansas City Star notes that he “dominated the Kansas City golf scene in the late 1950s . . . played on the PGA Tour in 1960 and 1961, but . . . gave up tournament golf to establish a stable environment for his family.” He then earned a degree in landscape engineering from the University of Florida, became a golf course architect, and later moved into executive positions in the golf equipment industry.
Tom is survived by his wife, Joanne; his daughter, Anne; his son, Jeff Goss; a sister; a brother; and two grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its sympathy.
The Class of 1959
Frank Fay Janney ’61
Frank Janney died of cancer May 31, 2006, at his home in Vershire, Vt.
Born in Morristown, N.J., Frank came to Princeton from Lawrenceville. At Princeton he majored in French and Spanish and took his meals at Cottage. After Princeton he served in the Army in Korea and earned a Ph.D. from Harvard in Spanish literature.
Frank taught at Dartmouth for a decade before founding Ediciones del Norte, a Spanish literature publishing house. Teaching and publishing took him to Mexico, South America, and Spain. More recently he taught Spanish at Mountain School in Vershire.
An accomplished musician, Frank performed as a classical guitarist with the Thetford Chamber Singers and Opera, Etc. His outdoor activities included fly fishing, hunting, and riding to hounds in the north country of Vermont.
His wife, Laura, said: “I will miss Frank as a man, a fellow troubadour, and a wise and witty friend who never, ever took ‘no’ as an answer, no matter how improbable the scheme. His answer was, ‘Take a chance.’”
Frank is survived by Laura; three sons; a daughter; a stepson; a brother; and five grandchildren. We join them in saying farewell.
The Class of 1961
Frank V. Mignogna ’61
Frank died May 29, 2006, in Greenwich, Conn., of a squamous cell carcinoma.
His medical specialty was otolaryngology, cranio-maxillofacial, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Ironically, his own cancer was the very disease he treated for 40 years.
A native of Jersey City, N.J., he attended Dickinson High School. At Princeton, Frank majored in politics and was vice president and social chair of Terrace Club. Who will ever forget the big-name jazz bands that he consistently produced for major parties and the crowds they attracted? Frank also was photo editor for the Prince, a member of the premed society, and roomed with Witherspoon, Diener, Wollmershauser, Marino, Nettrour, and Novak.
A cum laude graduate of New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, Frank entered private practice and served on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and on the editorial review board of the American Journal of Surgery.
One of Frank’s passions was raising Old English Sheepdogs. In our 40th yearbook, he was pictured with his dog rather than his wife, Holly, who remarked that “his priorities were clear.”
In addition to Holly, Frank is survived by children James and Lisa; son-in-law Anthony; grandchildren Jake and Julia; and his “shaggy three.” We join them in mourning his passing.
The Class of 1961
Joseph Weston Segura ’61
Joe Segura lost his battle with mesothelioma, a form of cancer, May 23, 2006, at his home in Rochester, Minn.
Born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1940, he grew up in Louisville, Ky., and entered Princeton from St. Xavier High School. At Princeton Joe majored in psychology, took his meals at Cloister, and roomed with Doug Kerr, John McCobb, Phil Shambaugh, Jeff Morgan, and Ray Unger.
Joe attended med school at Northwestern, spent two years as a Peace Corps physician in Chile, and did his residency at the Mayo Clinic, where he spent the rest of his career. As its Carl Rosen Professorship of Urology, he was a distinguished urologist who specializied in the treatment of kidney stones.
Obituaries for Joe that appeared nationwide mentioned his international leadership in the field and his many publications, professional association leadership positions, and awards. In endourology, an endoscopic kidney technique, he was considered “the father of the field.” In a tribute, his colleagues wrote, “We will not see the likes of him again — old school, honest, hard-working, 100 percent reliable, always there for you.”
Joe is survived by five daughters, Alison ’91, Sarah, Cynthia, Leal, and Felice; two granddaughters; two brothers; and a sister. We join them in mourning the passing of our classmate.
The Class of 1961
JANICE M. ENAGONIO ’80
Janice died Jan. 16, 2004, after a promising career as a physics researcher. Following a long struggle with bipolar disorder, she took her own life.
While still in high school in Gaithersburg, Md., Janice delved deeply into science, exploring physics at a local college, where a professor urged her to apply to Princeton. While on campus, she majored in physics, writing a thesis that her mother, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, said even she found difficult to understand.
Janice spent some of her summers during college working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. Research she conducted with a physicist there led her to the University of Colorado, where she earned a master’s in atmospheric science and a doctorate in physics. Janice specialized in high-energy particle physics and published papers on topics including “The Physics of Charm and Beauty,” which dealt not with human attributes but with two of the fundamental particles that make up matter.
Janice developed bipolar disorder in her 20s and was able to work only sporadically in recent years. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Enagonio, and five siblings, to whom the class extends its deep sympathy.
The Class of 1980
William Rockwell Dederer ’99
Bill died Aug. 17, 2006, while entertaining children with disabilities at a summer camp.
He was born June 3, 1977. As a child, he performed widely as a boy soprano, singing with many renowned opera companies. He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1995.
At Princeton, he earned a degree in East Asian studies and a certificate in theater and modern dance. Bill was a member of Ivy Club, the track and cross-country teams, director and arranger for Shere Khan, and a performer in BodyHype and various dramas and musicals. Four of his summers were spent studying or teaching in the Republic of China.
As a creative arts specialist at Fostertown ETC School in Newburgh, N.Y., and CS 6 in the Bronx, Bill spent his career composing, directing, and producing original operas and musical performances.
Bill is survived by his parents, William B. and Julia Ary Dederer. Memorial gifts may be made to The Trustees of Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover, MA, 01810, designated to the William R. Dederer Fund. The class extends sympathy to Bill’s family and friends.
The Class of 1999
ARNOLD A. ROGOW *53
Arnold A. Rogow, political scientist and author of psychoanalytic biographies, died Feb. 14, 2006, in Manhattan from complications of a stroke. He was 81.
Perhaps best known for his book, A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Rogow married his psychoanalytic knowledge as a practicing psychotherapist to his academic concerns as a political scientist and biographer. Hamilton, he argued, was a manic depressive whose obsessive hatred of Burr led to the duel — and the decision not to fire — which ended Hamilton’s life. Rogow’s Freudian approach to politics and the past earned him an international reputation.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Rogow lost both his parents in early childhood. His college studies were interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the Battle of the Bulge and won numerous medals. He had the distinction as well of befriending Gertrude Stein while in Paris and giving her his combat infantry badge.
After the war, Rogow earned a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton and taught for many years at the University of Iowa, Stanford, and City College of New York, from which he retired as professor emeritus.
Rogow is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and his companion, Martha Moraes.
WILLIAM F. HART *28, Chemistry, April 12 2006
GORDON L. KEYES *44, Classics, July 28, 2005
JAMES P. BURLINGHAM *49, Chemical Engineering, March 13, 2006
HERBERT R. MUETHER *51, Physics, Dec. 24, 2005
GORDON E. BAKER *52, Politics, Jan. 13, 2004
VIRGIL M. ROGERS *54, Oriental Languages and Literature, Dec. 16, 2005
ROBERT F. SMITH JR. *55, Philosophy, April 4, 2004
NEVILLE C. DONOVAN *56, Civil Engineering, Jan. 30, 2006
PAUL E. PARISOT *56, Chemical Engineering, March 9, 2006
JESS R. BUSHMAN *58, Geology, Feb. 19, 2006
JOHN W. HOPKIRK *58, Politics, Feb. 22, 2006
GUSTAV B. HENSEL *63, Mathematics, March 12, 2006
PETER K. TAKAYAMA *64, Sociology and Anthropology, April 19, 2005
ARTHUR J. COLLINSON *65, Woodrow Wilson School, March 4, 2006
WILlIAM M. LEARy JR. *65, History, Feb. 24, 2006
MARIO L. GRIEBEN *66, Woodrow Wilson School, Nov. 21, 2005
LYNN GLOVER III *67, Geology, March 5, 2006
MICHAEL R. SCHNEPS *71, East Asian Studies, Dec. 24, 2005
BARRINGTON KING *73, Woodrow Wilson School, March 28, 2006
This issue has an undergraduate memorial for Robert Haskins ’39 *40.
YOUNGJAI KIEM *95 s*00, Physics, 2002
MARK R.V. SOUTHERN *97, Germanic Languages, March 15, 2006
SUJOY BANERJEE *02, Electrical Engineering, March 17, 2006