January 23, 2008: Memorials
EUGENE CLIFTON GERHART ’34
Gene Gerhart, prominent Binghamton, N.Y., attorney, editor-in-chief of the New York State Bar Journal, author of many articles on legal subjects and two judicial biographies, and author of the books Liberty and Natural Law and Lawyer’s Judge, died of pneumonia Oct. 27, 2007. He was 95.
In 1974, Gene won our class’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for his work as “a lawyer’s lawyer,” writer, editor, and community leader. Among his many activities, he was board chairman of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Co.; chairman of the board of SUNY, Cortland; a member of the New York City, New York state, and American bar associations; and 1961 president of the Broome County Bar Association. He was our interim class treasurer following the death of Fred Hamilton in 2003.
In 1976, with the help of his good wife, the former Mary Schreiber, Gene inaugurated and hosted the first of our most enjoyable “away football game” weekends, coincident with the Cornell game at Ithaca. These mini-reunions lasted for 17 more years at locations from Vermont (for a Dartmouth game) to Virginia (where Princeton played William and Mary).
Gene is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Catherine and Gregory Landon and Virginia and William Mason; and his grandchildren, Mary Mason, John and Alicia Landon, Charles Landon, James Landon, and David Mason.
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JOHN EDGAR McHARG ’38
Jack McHarg died Sept. 9, 2007, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J.
Born in NYC, Jack had resided in Brielle, N.J., for more than 20 years. He prepared at Columbia High School, where he was a member of the orchestra and acted in dramatics. At Princeton he majored in economics and graduated with honors. He also was a member of Gateway Club. For many years he worked as a utilities analyst and was a regular communicant of St. Denis Catholic Church in Manasquan, N.J.
Jack was predeceased by his wife, the former Marie O’Donnell, in 1986, and by his son, Michael McHarg, in 2007. He is survived by four daughters, Mary Anne Hogarty, Patricia McCabe, Kathleen McHarg, and Nancy Quaglia; a daughter-in-law, Kristine McHarg; a brother, Owen McHarg; a sister, Dorothea Dowd; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. To all of them, the class extends its deep sympathy.
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WOLFGANG KURT HERMANN PANOFSKY ’38
Wolfgang “Pief” Panofsky, one of the youngest but most distinguished members of the class, died of heart failure Sept. 4, 2007, in California.
Born in Berlin, the son of art critic Erwin Panofsky, he came to America in 1934 and became a citizen in 1942. At Princeton he was a member of Sigma Xi and graduated with highest honors in physics and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Thereafter, he studied, researched, and taught at Cal Tech (where he earned a Ph.D. in 1942), Berkeley, and Stanford.
After acting as a consultant to the Manhattan Project during World War II, his advice to the State Department in the 1950s on monitoring radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear-bomb tests contributed to the signing of an international treaty banning such tests. No “Star Wars” advocate, Pief always believed in peace through international cooperation.
At Stanford, Pief improved the design and operation of the existing linear accelerator, which earned him the directorship of Stanford’s prestigious accelerator research program. Later, he built a more powerful collider that led to the discovery of new forms of matter. Pief published more than 60 scientific papers during his brilliant career and received numerous honors.
Pief was married to Adele DuMont, who predeceased him, as did his brother, Hans, also ’38. The class extends deepest sympathy to Pief’s five children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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JOHN CASWELL STODDARD ’38
John died July 14, 2007, near Mystic, Conn., where he had lived for several years.
John grew up in Garden City, N.Y., and came to Princeton from the Pomfret School. He was a member of Colonial Club and manager of Triangle Club.
In 1941, John married Jean McKenney, who died in 2006.
During World War II, John joined the American Field Service and drove ambulances in Italy, surviving harrowing artillery attacks.
Postwar he worked in international business, and during the next 30 years, held positions with the State Department and the U.S. Information Agency in Santiago, Quito, Florence, Bangkok, Vientiane, Belgrade, and Rome. He and Jean also lived for stretches in Washington, D.C., where he earned a master’s degree from American University in 1971.
In retirement, John lived in Madison, Conn., where he was instrumental in saving the historic 1685 Deacon John Grave House. In May 2004, the class bestowed on John its Distinguished Service Award “for effectively personifying the Wilsonian ideal and Princeton tradition of ‘selfless service to one’s fellow men.’”
John’s brother, Brooke Stoddard ’37, predeceased him in 1965. The class extends sincere condolences to his son, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.
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Joseph Clift Cornwall ’39
Joe died peacefully Aug. 14, 2007, at home.
After graduation he received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1942. Later that year he was commissioned an ensign in the Navy, and he served for the duration of the war. He then became a corporate secretary for Wallace & Tiernan Inc., the manufacturing company begun by his father-in-law, Charles Wallace.
After Barbara Wallace, his wife of 44 years, died, he married Elizabeth Hillard Eddy. Joe died only four weeks after he and Betty celebrated their 21st anniversary.
Joe was a lifelong supporter of nonprofit institutions, and after retirement, served as trustee for many personal trusts and foundations. He was a founding board member and chair of the Fund for New Jersey, a private foundation committed to public-policy initiatives in the state. In 2001, the Newark campus of Rutgers University opened the Joseph Cornwall Metropolitan Center for research, analysis, and formulation of data on the New Jersey urban environment.
Joe is survived by Betty; the children from his first marriage, daughters Elizabeth Cornwall and Pamela Duncan and sons John W. and Joseph F. Cornwall; a stepdaughter and stepson; and 12 grandchildren. We offer them our sympathy in their loss of a wise, kind, and generous gentleman.
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Alfred R. Barbour ’40
Al Barbour, of Squirrel Hill, Pa., and Barbados, West Indies, died Sept. 27, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary Louise Dunnington.
He graduated from the Kiski School. At Princeton, he earned a bachelor’s in chemistry, was on the fencing team, and was a member of Court Club. Al was a World War II veteran who served as a captain in the Army cavalry in the Aleutians and Italy.
After the war, he joined the family business, Roessing Bronze Co., becoming its president in 1961. He also was a director of Randall Graphite Bearings Inc. and on the Council of the Brass and Bronze Ingot Industry.
He held memberships in the Pittsburgh Golf Club, the Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, University Club of Pittsburgh, Longue Vue Club, and the American Founders Society. He served East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh as trustee, elder, and deacon. Al also was a lifelong collector and student of stamps.
His classmates offer sincere sympathy to his daughters, Melissa Ann Barbour Sutton and Mary Louise Hatvany; his son, Alfred Dunnington Barbour; and four grandchildren.
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Dell M. Printz Jr. ’40
We were saddened to learn that Dell died Oct. 23, 2007, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He and his wife of 58 years, the former Grace Bradbury, were residents of the Bethany Beach, Del., area.
He graduated from Evanston [Ill.] Area High School. At Princeton, he earned a degree in economics. After a short career with Carnegie Steel, Dell enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He covered the Pacific area, from the Solomons to Peiping (now Beijing), aboard the USS Sarasota, as an aerographer chief petty officer until 1946.
After a period with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of New York, he was one of the original employees of TV Guide magazine in Radnor, Pa. He retired in 1987 after 35 years of service as director of research and development.
In addition to his publishing career and participation in many civic and professional associations, Dell’s accomplishments included being a contract bridge master as well as playing minor-league baseball with the Chicago White Sox in the early 1940s.
His classmates extend their sincere sympathies to Grace; their sons, Dell III and Dixon; their daughters, Deirdre, Daryl, and Dylan Pugliese; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
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Burr S. Swezey ’40
Burr, a legend in his time, died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home in Lafayette, Ind.
He prepared at Jefferson High School in Lafayette and at Exeter Academy. At Princeton, he majored in economics, was on the varsity basketball team, was advertising and circulation manager of the 1940 Bric-a-Brac, and was a member of Cannon Club. He later attended the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.
During World War II, Burr enlisted in the Navy, serving in the Pacific and at the Great Lakes Naval Station as commander.
Following the banking and community-affairs legacy of his ancestors in the Lafayette area, Burr became president in 1957 and later CEO of Lafayette National Bank (now Chase Bank). He retired in 1988.
He served on the board of directors and was president of numerous local and state civic organizations. He was the recipient of the Marquis de Lafayette Award in 2000 and inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2004. Governors Branigan, Whitcomb, and Bowen recognized him as a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest award bestowed by Indiana governors, in 1967, 1974, and 1978.
Burr was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, the former Anne Louise Cole. His classmates extend sincere condolences to his survivors, son David, daughters Karen Frickey and Elisabeth Mathewson, and three grandchildren.
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Alvin Warren Wilkinson ’40
Warren, who lived in Vero Beach, Fla., in recent years, died Sept. 13, 2007, while in hospice care after a long bout with cancer.
He prepared at Belmont Hill School. At Princeton, he majored in history, was assistant manager of Triangle Club and a member of Elm Club.
He earned a law degree from Harvard in 1943. His career began in New York City, where he specialized in antitrust law and was recognized for setting a New York Court of Appeals precedent in 1958. Returning to his childhood home area of Boston, he became a senior partner at Peabody, Brown, Rowley & Storey.
After retirement, he and his wife, the former Nancy Wyman, lived briefly in Brunswick, Maine, before relocating to Vero Beach. Warren was an avid reader, horseracing enthusiast, traveler, skier, lifelong golfer, and former member of the Vero Beach Country Club.
Warren was predeceased by Nancy. He is survived by his companion, Carolyn Hughes; his sister, Mrs. John Clapp; six children, Sarah Baldwin, Alexandra Wilkinson, Diana Abdul Wahab, Elizabeth Lane, A. Thomas, and John Warren Wilkinson; and 10 grandchildren. To them, his classmates extend their sincere sympathies.
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JOHN ELLIOTT KROME ’41
Jack died Sept. 8, 2007, at his home in Norfolk, Va.
Born in Homestead, Fla., he came to Princeton from Indian River School in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Majoring in civil engineering, he became president of the Princeton chapter of the Society of Civil Engineering. He roomed with Charlie Williams and Dana Knowlton.
After a year of graduate study, Jack enlisted in the Seabees in 1943 and was commissioned in 1944. After diesel school, he joined the 126th Seabees unit in the Pacific. After his service, Jack spent 11 years working for the Florida East Coast Railroad and then for the Seaboard Airline Railroad. Next, he started Coastal Prestress Co., which produced prestressed concrete products for highway construction. For the last 25 years of his life, Jack was a partner in Krome and Lindeman Engineering Consultants.
Active in local and state engineering societies, Jack also served 13 years on the City of Norfolk Design Review Committee and was a past president of the Princeton Club of Hampton Roads.
Jack is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margery Loomis Krome; his son, Alan; his daughters, Elizabeth, Sara, and Margaret; and six grandchildren.
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CLIFFORD OFF Jr. ’41
Cliff died Jan. 28, 2000.
Cliff came to Princeton from The Gunnery. He majored in geology, was on The Tiger business board, and joined Cottage Club. He roomed alone the first two years, but then joined Henry Hillman and Dave Burroughs for junior and senior years.
Entering the Navy as a midshipman in 1942, he served on battleships, destroyers, and LSTs, separating as a lieutenant.
After his service, Cliff joined lnsul-Mastic Corp. in Pittsburgh, becoming sales manager and director. He moved to Chase Chemical Co. in 1955 as manager of polyurethane sales. He retired and moved to Avalon, N.J., in 1982.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Off.
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RICHARD GERRIT POOLE ’41
Pickle died June 13, 2007, at his retirement home, Stonebridge, just outside Princeton.
He was a graduate of the Hotchkiss School and majored in geology at Princeton. A member of the freshman hockey and tennis teams, he played on the championship 1941 hockey team, and was awarded the Blackwell Cup as the player who, in sportsmanship and influence, most contributed to the sport.
In 1942, Pickle was commissioned an ensign in Naval intelligence. During his four years in the service, he spent 30 months in the central Pacific and the interior of China. After separating from the Navy, he joined Rome Cable Co., leaving in 1966 to take his family to Grenoble, France, where he began studying for his next career as French instructor at Princeton Day School, where he was also hockey and tennis coach. He retired in 1979.
He was a member of the Nassau Club, Bedens Brook Club, Pretty Brook Club, and the Nassau Gun Club. He served on the boards of the Experiment in International Living and the Langeloth Foundation.
Pickle is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann Rooney Hochschild Poole; his daughter, Kathrin; his sons, Richard, Peter, and Walter; and eight grandchildren.
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LOUIS SCHWAB ’41
Lou died Aug. 8, 2007.
A native of Cincinnati, he graduated from the Walnut Hills School. At Princeton, Lou majored in chemistry and graduated with honors. A member of Tower Club, he roomed with Ed Gamble and Alan Clark.
After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1944, he served in the Army, separating as a captain. During his residency in Boston, Lou participated in early breakthrough studies of bacterial resistance and the use of penicillin. Later, he helped in the development of artificial heart valves and a cardioscope for direct inspection of the interior of the heart. In 1995, he was granted a patent for an apparatus to better administer tests for tuberculosis.
Lou began a pediatrics practice in Cincinnati in 1958, and served as professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and president of the medical and dental staff of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He also helped form the first cystic fibrosis clinic.
In 1972, he became medical director of the North Shore Children’s Hospital in Salem, Mass., as well as assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Harvard. In 1974, he became medical director of Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, from which he retired in 1985 to resume pediatric practice in Xenia, Ohio. He retired in 1988.
Lou was predeceased by his wife, Anne Keville Schwab. He is survived by his three sons, Louis III, John, and Bill.
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THOMAS COURTENAY JENKINS WHEDBEE ’41
Courtenay died of Alzheimer’s disease June 11, 2007, at his longtime Baltimore County home, Shawan Farms.
He prepared at Gilman Country School. At Princeton he was on the freshman 150-pound crew and graduated with honors in history. A member of Ivy Club, he roomed with Basil Wagner all four years, joined senior year by Jack Dorrance and Bob Terry.
Enlisting in the Marine Corps, Courtenay became senior artillery officer aboard the battleship USS West Virginia. During the battle of Leyte Gulf, the West Virginia and five other battleships won a decisive victory over the Japanese. He won a Bronze Star, and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1946.
Courtenay joined the First National Bank of Maryland in 1948 and retired as senior vice president in 1973. He was a past president of Children’s Hospital in Baltimore and served on the board of the National Confer-
ence of Christians and Jews, the Maryland Children’s Aid Society, the Baltimore Urban Coalition, and the Old Central Savings Bank.
After retirement, he devoted his life to his three loves: his wife, Grace Miller Whedbee, who died in 1986; his farm; and his spiritual development. Courtenay was a very active member of the Knights of Malta.
He is survived by his son, Thomas, and two grandchildren.
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Gherardo Gherardi ’42
Gherardo “Zeke” Gherardi, a pathologist and teacher, died Sept. 6, 2007, in an automobile accident near Hearne, Texas. He was 86.
Zeke was born in Lucca, Italy. In 1933 he and his mother followed his father to Trenton, N.J., where he graduated from Trenton High School.
At Princeton Zeke majored in biology and graduated with high honors. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and was a member of the fencing team.
In 1945 he graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following medical training he served as a surgeon in the 24th Infantry Division in Japan, separating as a captain.
In 1954, Zeke moved to Boston as a pathologist, first at New England Medical Center, and later at the Framingham Union Hospital. He was an associate professor of pathology at both Tufts Medical School and Boston University Medical School, and served from 1975 to 1976 as president of the New England Society of Pathologists.
Zeke was a warmhearted man who was devoted to his late wife, Celeste, his family, his students, and his Italian heritage. The class sends sympathy to his children, Mark and Peter ’83; his stepchildren, Ronald Banay and Roberta Kelly; and eight grandchildren.
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John Swinton King ’42
John S. King died Aug. 30, 2007, of lung cancer in Ann Arbor, Mich.
John prepared at the Detroit University School. At Princeton he majored in politics and was a member of Elm Club. After graduating with high honors John was recruited into the Navy’s top-secret VT Proximity Fuze project. After the war, John (by this time having switched from politics to physics) enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1953. He then joined the Navy Nuclear Propulsion project managed by General Electric and played a major role in the birth of the nuclear Navy.
In 1953 his wife, Betsy, contracted poliomyelitis and thereafter was confined to a wheelchair. John’s care of her (and her support of him) were expressive of the warmth and integrity of their characters.
In 1959 John came back to the University of Michigan as a teacher and researcher in nuclear physics. From 1974 until 1979 he served as chairman of the Department of Nuclear Engineering. Under his guidance the department achieved a national and international reputation. He retired in 1989 as professor emeritus.
Betsy died in 1985. The class sends condolences to John’s son, John Jr.; his daughters, Elizabeth and Frances; four grandchildren; and to his friend, Joan Matthews.
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S. Stoney Simons ’42
S. Stoney Simons died Oct. 1, 2007, at the Foulkeways at Gwynedd, Pa., following a stroke. Stoney was born in Charleston, S.C. He prepared for Princeton at the Fountain Valley School. In college he played 150-pound football, was a member of the Undergraduate Council, and was president of Ivy Club.
After graduation, Stoney joined the Navy as a flight intelligence officer. He flew on numerous bombing missions, including one in which his plane crashed into the Pacific. Stoney and the rest of the crew were picked up by a destroyer after a crewman on that ship spotted them in the water — just in time. After six weeks convalescing in a hospital, he married Virginia Cooke and returned to the Pacific, only to be saved from further combat by the dropping of the atomic bomb.
After the war, Stoney worked in development and research for Smith, Kline & French. In 1968 he shifted to banking as a vice president of Western Savings Bank in Philadelphia, and in addition was affiliated with numerous nonprofit organizations.
Stoney was the quintessential Southern gentleman, soft-spoken and gracious. The class sends sympathy to Virginia; their sons, Stoney Jr. ’67 and Richard ’70; their daughters, Elizabeth Mittermiller, Ellen, and Anne; and 15 grandchildren.
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William Julius Thompson ’42
Bill Thompson died Sept. 21, 2007, in Greenville, S.C., of a ruptured appendix.
He was born in Springfield, Mass., and prepared at the Loomis School. At Princeton he roomed with David Robinson, joined Court Club, and majored in electrical engineering. As an undergraduate, he already was engaged to Jacquelyn Elton of Princeton, with whom he shared a 61-year marriage.
For 31 years Bill was an electrical engineer for Delco Products, a division of General Motors. In 1976 impaired hearing prompted him to retire to Hilton Head, S.C., where he was able to indulge his passions for golf and reading. He was particularly attracted by novels of adventure and the military, such as those written by Tom Clancy and W.E.B. Griffin.
Bill devoted his later years to the around-the-clock care of his wife, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. In 2005 he moved to a retirement community in Greenville, where he was living at the time of his death.
To his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Kevin Duffy, and his grandson, Kyle Duffy, the class sends its condolences.
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CARLYLE BARTON JR. ’44
Carl died Sept. 12, 2007, of cancer. He was 85.
A former partner in his father’s Baltimore law firm, Niles, Barton & Wilmer, Carl was long active in area civic and philanthropic affairs. He came to us from Gilman School, majored in history, played varsity hockey, and managed the varsity lacrosse team. He was a member of Charter Club. His roommates included Art Fulton, Bill Brooks, Ray Dykema, Dave Ross, Barney Holland, Lloyd Rives, and John Murdock.
Graduating in 1943 with a commission in the field artillery, Carl served in the liberation of the Philippines. He earned a law degree from the University of Maryland. He was active in the Maryland National Guard and the Prisoners’ Aid Association of Maryland, served with the National Mental Health Association, and helped found the Commerce and Industry Combined Health Appeal, the Baltimore Community Foundation, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
He fished off New Jersey and North Carolina beaches, using a yellow jeep with a radio tuned to other fishermen, and gave us a page of wry humor in our 60th-reunion book.
Carl is survived by Mary, his wife of 39 years; son William C. Barton; stepdaughters Virginia McKee, Ann Brezniak, and Charlotte Lord; and five grandchildren. We send all of them our sincere condolences.
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JOHN SARGENT LATHROP ’44
John died July 9, 2007, in Fishers, Ind., outside his hometown of Indianapolis. He was 84.
He came to us from the Park School in Indianapolis, where he was active in publications, football, and basketball. He and Jack McLeod, who also came from Park, roomed together in 131 Henry through 1943. John, whom we also knew as Jack, majored in history, graduated in our accelerated program in 1943, and served as an Army Air Corps captain in the battle for Okinawa. He later joined the John J. Madden Furniture Co. in Indianapolis and served 25 years as its president.
An avid golfer who shot two holes-in-one over the years, he was a charter member of the Crooked Stick Country Club and Innisbrook Golf and Country Club in Florida. He attended Catholic churches in both Indianapolis and Palm Harbor, Fla.
John is survived by Jane, his wife of 60 years; two daughters, Susan Boor and Nancy Brown; three sons, John M., Homer, and Robert Lathrop; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Our condolences go to all the family.
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ROBERT R. STERRETT ’44
Bob died Sept. 25, 2007, in a hospital near his home in Stafford Township, N.J.
Born in Cranford, N.J., he attended Cranford High School, where he was once athlete of the year, and Mercersburg Academy, excelling at the latter in tennis, basketball, and baseball, and as senior class president.
At Princeton, Bob was active in basketball and baseball, served on the board of the Princeton Engineer, and was a member of Tiger Inn. His roommates included Austin Kellam, Wally Kearns and, at Tiger Inn, George Kinniry. He majored in chemical engineering.
Bob left to join the Navy in 1943 and earned several medals as a gunboat communications officer in major Pacific island campaigns. He returned to earn his bachelor’s in 1947, then worked for AT&T for 35 years before retiring in 1984.
He spent his retirement years between Manahawkin, N.J., and Vero Beach, Fla., where he continued playing tennis at the Sea Oaks Tennis and Beach Club. Earlier, the family lived in Summit, N.J., for many years.
Bob is survived by Joan, his wife of 28 years; his daughters, Beth and Marta; and a granddaughter, Corinne. Our sincere condolences go to all of them.
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WILLIAM SCHOONOVER DECKER II ’45
Bill died Aug. 9, 2007.
Bill prepared for Princeton at Montclair Academy in New Jersey. He joined Dial Lodge, but also joined the V-12 program and was commissioned in the Navy. He saw combat as navigation officer on an LST in the Pacific theater.
He returned to Princeton to receive a degree in economics and then took a law degree from Rutgers. He practiced law with his father in Jersey City. After the death of his father, the firm bore Bill’s name and became the oldest continuous family law firm in Jersey City until Bill’s retirement in 2004. Bill served on several boards in his community, including Stevens Academy, where he became president of the Board of Trustees. He was the attorney for Provident Bank and served on its board and executive committee for many years.
Bill is survived by his brother, Eugene Shaw Decker, and by his partner of 53 years, Laurence Gantt Taber of Madison, N.J. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.
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KENNETH ADOLFO MILLS ’45
Ken Mills died Aug. 4, 2007.
Ken prepared for Princeton at Choate, and joined Dial Lodge. In addition to continuing his impressive hockey career, Ken became a mainstay at WPRU, establishing a lifelong connection as a member of its board. He served in the Pacific as a radio operator aboard the USS Fremont and then returned to Princeton to receive a degree in history magna cum laude. Ken also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Upon graduation he married Jane King, with whom he had two daughters and a son. In New York, Ken was an impressive contributor to two aspects of the city. He was very active in the Democratic Party as a frequent delegate to presidential conventions, and also served as president of the Broadcast Promotion Association (now PROMAX & BDA) from 1975 to 1976. Ken served more than 20 years as vice president of communications for the Katz Media Group before becoming vice president of press relations at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he worked until his retirement in 1994.
Jane predeceased Ken. He is survived by his daughters, Polly and Penny; his son, John; and four grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.
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THOMAS MARSHALL HOWE NIMICK JR. ’45
On Oct. 4, 2007, the class lost possibly its most noted philanthropist when Tom Nimick died of cancer.
Tom prepared for Princeton at Shady Side and St. Paul’s. He joined Colonial Club. He enrolled in the Navy V-12 program and gave three years of service to the Navy before returning to Princeton to receive a degree in chemistry in 1948. He then graduated from Harvard Business School and entered a lifelong career of contribution to his beloved Pittsburgh area.
Among the many organizations that benefited from Tom’s devotion were Shadyside Hospital, the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art, the Powdermill Nature Reserve, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Princeton University, and St. Edmund’s Academy. While serving as president of Nimick Co., Tom organized activities from Forbesway, his lovely estate in Ligonier.
In 1954 he married Florence Lockhart, who predeceased him. Subsequently, Tom married Theresa Hunt (Dr. Theresa Whiteside), who survives him along with his son, Charles ’83; daughters Cathleen and Victoria; stepson George Whiteside; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, George ’48. Tom’s father was Thomas M.H. Nimick Sr. ’15. The class extends its sympathy to the family.
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GARDINER BOOTH PARKER ’45
Gardiner Parker died Jan. 31, 2007.
He entered Princeton from The Hill School and joined Key and Seal. His Princeton career was interrupted by service with the 7th Army. Before returning to college to receive a degree in psychology in 1948, Gardiner had served in both Germany and the Philippines.
Gardiner earned a graduate degree at the University of Alabama and went to work in personnel for state governments in Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina. He always was active in his community, the Presbyterian Church, and in civic clubs.
In 1964 he married Barbara Thompson Church, and thereby acquired three stepdaughters, all of whom survive him. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.
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RICHARD RUSSELL TETTELBACH ’45
Dick Tettelbach died May 14, 2007.
He entered Princeton from University School in Cleveland, Ohio. Dick joined Key and Seal and was active in wrestling and baseball. His war service was with the 102nd Infantry, which saw combat in Europe. He was awarded two Bronze Stars.
Returning to Princeton, he received a degree in economics in 1948. He married Wanda Heath of Akron, and joined the Chain & Manufacturing Co. in Cleveland.
The class lost contact with Dick, but it is known that he is survived by Wanda, three sons, and a daughter. The class extends its sympathy to the family.
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THOMAS ANDREW WALLACE ’45
Tom Wallace died Nov. 8, 2005.
He entered Princeton from Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Okla., and joined Cloister Inn. His Princeton career was interrupted by service with the 7th Marines, which saw combat in Okinawa and then service in China.
Returning home, Tom married Geraldine Jones of Oklahoma City and received a law degree from Columbia. He then entered law practice in his wife’s home city.
After producing three sons and a daughter, Tom and Geraldine divorced. His second wife, Rebecca, died shortly after Tom passed away. The children survive, and the class expresses its sympathy to them.
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DANIEL BAUGH BREWSTER ’46
Daniel Brewster died Aug. 19, 2007, of liver cancer at his home in Owings Mills, Md. He was 83.
Dan came to Princeton from St. Paul’s School in 1942 and volunteered in the Marines shortly thereafter, serving in Guam and in Okinawa, where he was wounded and decorated. He had a strong allegiance to the Marines, from which he retired 30 years later as a colonel.
After the war he attended Johns Hopkins, and obtained a law degree from the University of Maryland in 1949. The following year he was elected to the first of two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, and then served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1962, at age 39, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he was a co-sponsor of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as a measure to create the Assateague Island National Seashore. He retired from politics in 1969. Dan described himself as a happily retired farmer.
Dan is survived by his wife, Judy Lynn Brewster; sons Gerry L. ’79, Daniel B. Jr., and Dana F.; daughters Danielle B. Oster and Jennilie; his brothers, Andre W. II ’47 and Walter; a sister, Frances Cochran Smith; and stepchildren Kurt Aarsand and Krista A. Bedford. The class extends sincerest sympathy to all.
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ERNEST CHAUNCEY SAVAGE Jr. ’46
Ernest Savage died Oct. 26, 2007, at Crossland Communities, Pa.
Ernie prepared at Germantown Friends and the Pomfret School before entering Princeton in 1942. He enlisted in the Army, serving as a PFC from 1943 to 1946 and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Returning to Princeton in 1946, he joined Ivy Club and graduated magna cum laude in 1948 as a Woodrow Wilson School major. He went on to receive a master’s in U.S. history from Harvard.
Ernie taught history and coached baseball and soccer teams at St. Louis Country Day School, Millbrook School, and Tower Hill School in Wilmington, where he was head of the history department. He retired from Tower Hill as assistant headmaster in 1986.
He was justly proud of his direct lineage to Thomas Savage, who arrived in Jamestown, Va., in 1608. Ernie’s branch of the family had the longest direct line (through the male side) back to Thomas Savage in the United States.
Ernie’s many Princeton relatives included his grandfather, Charles Chauncey Savage 1873; his father, Ernest C. ’19; his father-in-law, Frederick T.J. Clement ’21; and his wife’s grandfather, Augustus Trowbridge, former dean of the graduate school.
His wife of 54 years, Sarah Trowbridge Savage, predeceased him. He is survived by his son, Thomas Littleton Savage; his daughters, Marion Recht, Jane Riley, and Margaret; and two sisters, Jane Roberts and Anne Barnum.
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JOHN WELDON YORK ’46
John York died Sept. 5, 2007, following a long illness.
He was educated at the Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, the Buckley School in New York City, and St. George’s School in Newport, R.I. He came to Princeton in June 1942 and enlisted in the Air Force the following January, where he served until December 1945. From 1949 to 1954 he was employed by Drexel & Co., and in 1954 joined Western Saving Fund Society, where he advanced to senior vice president and stayed until his retirement in 1981.
John was chairman of the board of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Zoo, and a trustee of the Theodore Presser Foundation. Upon his retirement, John moved the family to their summer residence in Prouts Neck, Maine.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Eleanor Rulon-Miller; two children, John W. Jr. and Eleanor Tricarico; and five grandchildren. To them all, the class extends its sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1946
Lawrence J. Hatterer ’47
A pre-med major in the V-12 program at Princeton, Larry served in the Navy and graduated in 1949. He earned a medical degree in psychiatry from Columbia in 1951 and soon married Myra, also a psychiatrist, who became both “loving wife” and “professional partner.”
In addition to practicing psychiatry and teaching, Larry wrote numerous professional works, and increasingly centered his career on providing public-health services in the field of drug addiction. He authored The Artist in Society and other books on such diverse subjects as homosexuality and addiction. These and other artistic accomplishments led to “intense involvements in cross-country lecture tours and [the world of] high-end, fast New York creative society,” he said.
To escape that “earthly ball,” Larry and Myra built a home in rural Pawling, N.Y. — “1,200 feet up” with vast views of quiet farmland. They were also avid lovers of outdoor sports and travel to exotic spots in Asia, capped by their participation in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
Larry celebrated both Princeton and the successes of his two Princeton daughters: Julie ’79 and Jane ’83.
He died on July 13, 2007, having lived life to the hilt. Celebrating this accomplished classmate, we send fond wishes to his family.
The Class of 1947
George R. Montgomery ’47
After serving in the Navy as a pharmacist’s mate, George returned to Princeton and graduated in 1949.
He hastened back to his beloved hometown, New Orleans, married Ann Kock in 1950, earned an MBA from Tulane in 1951, and became a founding partner of a successful local advertising and public relations firm.
From the outset, George distinguished himself as a civic activist par excellence. He served on the boards of the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Symphony, and the Interracial Council of Business Opportunity, among others.
Closest to his heart was a long-term, ultimately successful project to transform New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo from a local embarrassment to a national treasure. He also helped in the election of New Orleans’ celebrated mayor, Moon Landrieu, who later praised George as “an incredible friend . . . The city is deeply indebted to him.”
George was a loyal, energetic alumnus who served our class and Louisiana alumni activities in many capacities.
After a long illness, George died Feb. 15, 2007.
Celebrating his enviable record of service to others, we send fond wishes and sympathy to George’s beloved family, his wife, Ann, and their three children.
The Class of 1947
William Weeks Davenport ’48
Bill Davenport died Aug. 2, 2007, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Reston, Va.
He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa. At Princeton he was in Elm, Whig-Clio, and the Radio Amateur Club, as well as developing a love of flying. He graduated from SPIA after serving in the Navy, where he rose to lieutenant commander.
Bill joined American Airlines as a pilot in the early 1950s and retired in 1984. He received the Captain’s Chair award and other commendations. For his efforts in emergency situations, he received a commendation from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1964 and from the Coast Guard in 1984.
After retiring from American Airlines, he flew planes for recreation and became a line inspector for the FAA.
Bill was a ham radio operator and a member of the Grey Eagles, an organization of retired American Airline pilots. He was a part-time actor and a Shriner who rode palominos and wore a fez in parades. He never failed to make people laugh, his family said.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannie , and three children, William Davenport, Carroll McCarthy, and Ginny Davenport Tsenebis.
The Class of 1948
CHARLES ROBERT BEATTIE JR. ’51
According to former ’51 president Bill Brown, when Charlie Beattie died the class lost not only its longtime Annual Giving agent but also a tireless worker on behalf of the University, for which he had a deep and abiding love.
Charlie was born in New York April 12, 1929, son of Charles R. Beattie ’25. He prepared at Pomfret School and at Princeton was an economics major, a member of Cap and Gown, and roommate of Peter Fleming, Roby Harrington, and William Iler. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the Marine Corps as a first lieutenant. After four years with New Jersey Bell, he moved to the Bank of New York Investment Department, where he worked for 30 years until retirement.
In 1955 Charlie and Jane Richardson were married. They raised their three children, first in New York City and then in Katonah, N.Y., where they lived for 27 years before moving to Hilton Head in 1999.
Charlie died March 1, 2007, of congestive heart failure. He is survived by Jane; his daughters, Brenda Ucich and Wendy Reed; son Bruce; five grandchildren; and his sister, Mildred Helen Knapp. His brother, Ernest, predeceased him.
The Class of 1951
PAUL THOMPSON BRENNER ’51
Paul was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, and came to us from the Peddie School. His parents were Helen Thompson and J. Paul Brenner ’18, and his uncle was Clarence Brenner ’15.
Early on he transferred to The College of Wooster in Ohio, from which he graduated. He served in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean War. He and his first wife, Dorcas MacKay, had four children, Charles, Paul, Sara, and Margaret.
For many years he was involved in driver education and testing for the state of Ohio. Paul was an active man: In 2000 he fulfilled his dream of doing every trail and water route in Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior. He sang with the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Philharmonic Chorus. He gave blood regularly, for a grand total of 21 gallons of whole blood and 93 apheresis donations.
Paul died of liver cancer Jan. 12, 2007, in Van Wert, Ohio. His second wife, Elsa Malkin, predeceased him. He is survived by his four children; two stepchildren from his second marriage; 10 grandchildren; his sister, Martha Brenner; cousin Frederick C. Brenner; and his close friend, Phyllis Ayres.
The Class of 1951
RICHARD VIRDIN EVANS ’51
Dick was born March 29, 1930, in Baltimore, and came to us from Roland Park Country School and Gilman.
At Princeton he was an SPIA major, sang in the Glee Club, went out for wrestling and lacrosse, and was a member of Campus Club. He roomed with his brother George “Heb” Evans ’49, Robert McLean ’52, Richard Sands ’49, T.N.F. Shaw ’47, and Robertson Wendt ’50. Thereafter, Dick served as a second lieutenant in the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.
Dick earned a Ph.D. in engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1959. He taught at the University of Michigan, UCLA, and Case Western Reserve, and retired from the University of Illinois after teaching business administration there for 30 years. Dick married Elizabeth Eaton in 1958.
He died of three unrelated cancers Jan. 28, 2007, his brother, Heb, and sister, Ellen, having predeceased him. Dick’s lifetime love of learning and his long bout with cancers led his family to request that memorials be sent to The Carle Foundation Hospital Pediatric Oncology Research Fund, 611 West Park, Urbana IL 61801.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; their daughters, Dorothy, Sally, and Margaret; a son, Richard; and four grandchildren.
The Class of 1951
JOHN MOORE UPDEGRAPH JR. ’51
John was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Elizabeth, N.J., and came to us from Union High.
At Princeton he earned a bachelor’s in engineering, was vice president of Campus Club, and roomed with Marsh Arnold ’52, Tom Baird, and Irvin Greif ’52. John was in the NROTC program and spent three years in the Navy as a lieutenant junior grade on destroyer duty aboard the USS Picking during the Korean conflict. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1956 and married Frederica Deitrick in 1957.
John had a varied and highly successful business career, primarily as a management consultant, starting out with Procter & Gamble for three years, then with McKinsey & Co. Inc. for 12 years, eventually becoming a principal in the firm and establishing its Zurich office. He returned to the States and worked in the Northeast until his retirement in 1990.
John died March 20, 2007. He is survived by his former wife, Frederica; their daughter, Rebecca Updegraph ’82; sons John III and David; grandchildren Joshua, Darya, and Matthew; and his brother, Charles. The family would particularly appreciate donations in John’s memory made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The Class of 1951
A. ROBERT ARNSTEIN ’52
Bob Arnstein died April 30, 2007, at Bainbridge Island, Wash. He had retired from the practice of medicine and moved to Bainbridge Island three years earlier.
Born in St. Louis, Bob came to Princeton from the John Burroughs School. He majored in chemistry and achieved high honors. He was a member of Cannon Club and the Pre-Med Society. Determined to study medicine and under the cloud of the Korean War, Bob left Princeton at the end of his junior year and entered Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Subsequently, he trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford University Hospital. He moved to Detroit and became chief of endocrinology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He left academic practice in later years and began private practice and teaching at William Beaumont Hospital in suburban Royal Oak, Mich.
Bob was a dedicated and compassionate physician. He was able to combine the science of medical practice with the art of patient care. His love of medicine was exceeded only by his love and devotion to his wife, Rita, their three sons, and five grandchildren. To them and to his brother, Frederick, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1952
JOHN FOSTER McCUNE ’52
Jack died May 9, 2007, of acute leukemia.
He was born in Pittsburgh. At Princeton, Jack majored in history. He belonged to Tiger Inn and was president his senior year.
After graduation Jack served in the Army’s Counter-Intelligence Corps. He taught history at Choate School for 11 years and obtained a master’s degree from Wesleyan University. In 1966, Jack began teaching at St. Albans School for Boys in Washington, D.C., where he earned the sobriquet “Gentleman Jack” that graced him the rest of his life — except on the tennis court, where he became known for his ferocious game.
Jack served as history department chairman, assistant headmaster, college counselor, and headmaster. He was a creator of the Washington National Cathedral Scholars Program and served on numerous school boards. A colleague described him “as an extraordinary teacher who was one of the gentlest people I know, who drew the best out of everyone who met him, and who was a mentor to a generation of teachers.”
Jack is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 50 years; a son, John F. Jr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Jewett; five grandchildren; and a sister. We extend deepest sympathy to them all.
The Class of 1952
PHILLIP EDWARD DAUM ’53
Phil died of esophageal cancer Oct. 14, 2007, at the Villages Hospice in The Villages, Fla.
He attended Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh prior to entering Princeton. He was a member of Campus Club. After graduation he fulfilled his Army ROTC obligation in pure Tiger style: He helped run an anti-aircraft operation on Staten Island.
Upon his discharge he joined Alcoa and spent most of his career in the international branch. He enjoyed much travel during his business years, living in such diverse places as New York, Switzerland, Jamaica, Hong Kong, and Miami. In 2000 he moved from Miami to The Villages in central Florida. He still traveled the world, but as a tourist with his wife, the former Elizabeth Jean Jardine, whom he had married in 1964. She is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, and had been a radiology technologist.
Phil attended recent reunions and enjoyed seeing old friends. In retirement he enjoyed collecting stamps. He was a member of North Lake Presbyterian Church, sang in the choir, and was a volunteer with Homebound, a Meals-on-Wheels program.
Phil is survived by Jean, sons Bruce and Stuart, and brother David ’60, who kindly prepared this memorial. We offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1953
Peter J. Hasslacher ’54
Pete Hasslacher died March 4, 2007, in Mesa, Ariz.
Born in Bronxville, N.Y., he attended Portsmouth Priory and the Hackley School. He chose mechanical engineering as his major at Princeton. He was a member of Court Club and was active in a variety of campus activities including the Sports Car Club of America.
After graduation, Pete worked for a period of time in the aircraft industry with Pratt & Whitney. For several years he owned a sports car dealership in Mesa. He was a member of the American Management Association in New York City, and also served on the commission of Maricopa County Parks in Waddell, Ariz.
Pete is survived by his wife, Kathryn; 10 children; and 19 grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to all of them in their loss.
The Class of 1954
Thomas A. Williams ’57
Tom died Oct. 30, 2007, of complications from kidney cancer.
While at Princeton he majored in chemical engineering, played freshman football and baseball, and was chairman of the senior prom. Senior year he roomed with Dick Fisher. After graduation, he earned an MBA from Harvard in 1960.
Tom joined Foote Mineral Co. in 1965, later becoming its president. Foote merged with Newmont Mining Corp. He retired in 2000 as CFO of Houghton International Inc.
In 1962 he married Julie Dill. They lived in Rosemont, Pa., where they had three children, Daphne, Arden, and Carter. Tom loved tennis, squash at Merion Cricket Club, golf, and especially gardening and landscaping. He loved his country place in Maine, where family gatherings were held, and cruising the quiet coves there. He was an active Republican and director of the Shipley School.
The class sends its deep sympathy to Julie and the children.
The Class of 1957
Thomas Parsons Kellogg Jr. ’58
Tom died Aug. 4, 2007, of complications from a 50-year battle with diabetes.
Tom entered Princeton from Deerfield Academy. At Princeton he played soccer for four years and was a member of Ivy Club. His roommates were George Allen, David Montgomery, Jerry Savitz, and Had Talbot. After graduation he served two years as a lieutenant in the Navy. Immediately thereafter Tom married Jane Ritchey, with whom he had a wonderful 47-year marriage, resulting in three sons, a daughter, and 10 grandchildren, of all of whom Tom was immensely proud.
Tom spent most of his career with Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., initially working with the bank’s corporate clients. In 1968 he was transferred to Melbourne, Australia, where he served as the bank’s representative with its Australian affiliate. Upon his return in 1973, he moved to the petroleum sector and for the remainder of his career worked with clients in “the oil patch.”
A fine athlete, Tom evolved into a very competitive golfer in Darien, Conn., Watch Hill, R.I., and even Australia, where he remained a member of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. A tournament was named in his honor at the Misquamicut Club in Watch Hill.
Tom was intensely loyal to his family and many friends who will sorely miss him. To Jane, his children, grandchildren, and two sisters, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1958
LOUIS JAMES BRANGAN ’60
Jim died of colon cancer April 13, 2006.
He was raised in Lansdowne, Pa., but spent most of his adult life in Franklin Lakes, N.J. At Princeton he majored in sociology and roomed with Dave Carlin, Pete deVos, Walt Dick, Art Elgin, and Jay Howson. Jim was a member of Cannon Club and was a three-year starter on the varsity basketball team, where he was known as “Hawk” because of his great shooting eye. He scored 1,062 points in his career, was first-team All-Ivy, and won the Bunn Award his junior and senior years. Jim was captain of the 1959-1960 team that won the Ivy League Championship.
After a short career in the investment business, Jim began a teaching and coaching career in Franklin Lakes. His basketball teams were very good, and he ultimately became the school’s guidance counselor. In the mid-1980s he moved into the real estate business with a partner and was quite successful, owning and operating several apartment buildings.
Jim remained close to basketball as an evaluator of Big East basketball officials, and was an avid golfer. His wife, Eleanor, and two sisters survive him. The class extends its deepest sympathy to all the family.
The Class of 1960
DAVID FARRINGTON SEXTON ’66
Dave died unexpectedly Sept. 26, 2007, while on a business trip in Boston. He lived in Greenwich, Conn., and had a summer home in Sargentville, Maine.
Dave graduated from the Hotchkiss School. At Princeton he was a member of Ivy Club and Navy ROTC. He majored in English and wrote his thesis on Joseph Conrad. After graduation he was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy and served three years, rising to full lieutenant.
After the Navy, Dave earned a law degree at the University of Pennsylvania and then joined the New York firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. From there he went to First Boston Co., where he began an illustrious career in investment banking, specializing in international finance.
At the time of his death he was global alliance representative for North America at IBS Securities, a Tokyo-based bank, and senior adviser to Milbank Roy & Co. of New York.
Dave was active in community affairs and enjoyed bird-hunting and sailing. He was a past commodore of the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club in Brooksville, Maine.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, Ann; his sons, James and Christopher; his daughter Ashley; and the rest of his family.
The Class of 1966
KEVIN MICHAEL GRANISON ’80
Kevin died July 15, 2007, of congestive heart failure after a career that began in the insurance industry and culminated in his leadership of the family video business.
Kevin joined the class from Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, N.J. At Princeton, he majored in politics. After 10 years at Allendale Insurance, Sedgwick James & Co., and Marsh & McLennan, Kevin left insurance to follow the entrepreneurial path he had enjoyed as a teenager, when he won two international trips through Junior Achievement’s business mentorship program. Kevin joined Granison Productions Inc., a videography service founded by his father, Oscar Granison. Kevin went on to lead the company when his father died in 2006.
Kevin served as a director of Union County Junior Achievement and the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of various computer clubs. A trustee of Roselle United Methodist Church, he delighted in his niece Jasmine’s dance and music recitals, and enjoyed watching Yankees baseball and playing golf. He was pursuing a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Phoenix.
The class offers condolences to Kevin’s wife, Debra; his sister, Joanne Marcella Berry; and his stepmother, Angel Patricia Granison.
The Class of 1980
Israel Halperin *36
Israel Halperin, a brilliant mathematics professor who successfully faced down espionage charges in Canada in 1946 and 1947 during the Gouzenko Affair and became an influential campaigner for human rights, died March 8, 2007. He was 96.
Following graduation from the University of Toronto, Halperin earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1936, under Professor John von Neumann. He returned to Canada in 1939 as an assistant professor at Queens University.
After military service, he returned to Queens University, but in early 1946, he endured 13 months of detention, spy accusations, and a trial before the Canadian Government dropped the charges. It took another 14 months for Halperin to be restored to his university position. Among the testimonials sent on Halperin’s behalf was a letter from the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton signed by Albert Einstein and 11 others.
In 1976, Halperin retired from the University of Toronto. He is credited with introducing operator algebras to Canada and completing two substantial manuscripts left by the great von Neumann.
In 1999, the New York Academy of Sciences gave him its Pagels Award for advancing the human rights of scientists around the world.
Halperin is survived by his wife, Mary, whom he married in 1940, and their four children.
Miles S. Rogers *52
Miles S. Rogers, a retired psychological research scientist, died Aug. 14, 2007, at home in Hesperia, Calif. He was 80.
After serving in the Navy during World War II, he received a bachelor’s degree in math and psychology from the University of Washington, where he was a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. Rogers attended Princeton as a psychometric fellow and earned a master’s and a doctorate in psychology. He then held faculty status at Harvard and UCLA before working as a corporate research scientist.
Rogers was in the forefront of the computing age with the Burroughs and Unisys corporations, and their predecessors, before retiring in 1989. He performed psychological research for applications varying from the space program for NASA to the school lunch programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also designed automated psychological-testing systems that used computers as they evolved from room-sized machines to microprocessors.
Along with his wife, he was a founding member of the Wonderwheels Unicycle Drill Team, which performed in parades and shows throughout North America from 1964 to 1974.
Rogers is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte, four children, and six grandchildren.