April 2, 2008: Memorials


Herb died Jan. 18, 2008, at his California home.

Herb was born in Germantown, Pa., and graduated from Germantown Academy, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. At Princeton, he was on the boxing, 150-pound football, and lacrosse teams. He was an All-American defenseman in lacrosse.

Herb belonged to Cap and Gown, majored in psychology, and graduated with honors. He roomed all four years with Jack Holton and junior and senior years together with Bill Sayen.

After graduation, Herb joined Philadelphia’s 1st Cavalry troop. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a lieutenant aboard destroyers.

After the war, Herb married Margaret “Marge” Maroewich of San Francisco and returned to Philadelphia to become vice president at Provident Trust. In 1962 he moved to San Francisco, where he became senior vice president at the Bank of California. Herb was an avid sailor and competed in sailboat racing in the San Francisco Bay area.

He was predeceased by Marge and their son, George. He is survived by his son, Herbert Jr.; his daughter, Lane Norton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. To them all, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1938


Wolfgang “Pief” Panofsky, one of the youngest but most distinguished members of the class, died of heart failure Sept. 24, 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 linear accelerator 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 is survived by his wife, Adele DuMond Panofsky; five children; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His brother, Hans ’38, predeceased him. The class extends deepest sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1938


Fred died Dec. 6, 2007, in St. Augustine, Fla., following hip surgery necessitated by a fall in early November.

Fred was born in Hollywood, Calif., and graduated from Phillips Andover Academy. He entered Princeton in 1934, but pursuing his passion for the sea, he received his appointment in 1935 to the Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated with the academy’s Class of 1939.

At the Naval Academy, Fred majored in engineering and rowed crew. A submariner during World War II, Fred sailed his own sloop until well after his retirement from the Navy in 1967.

After retiring, Fred and his wife, Cynthia, moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where he joined the administration of Jacksonville Episcopal High School, serving initially as provost and later as assistant headmaster. He also taught mathematics and oceanography and coached tennis and crew. He retired from teaching in 1977, when he and Cynthia moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., where he was a vestryman at Christ Church, and for a time, a volunteer fireman.

Fred is survived by two sons, John and Carl, and a sister, Barbara Tully, to whom the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1938


Jim died Jan. 1, 2008, in Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., after a short illness.

Jim grew up in Maplewood, N.J., where he attended Columbia High School. At Princeton he majored in economics and was chairman of the house committee of Arbor Inn.

For most of his career Jim worked for National Biscuit Co. in a variety of sales and managerial positions until his retirement in 1982, when he moved from Short Hills, N.J., to Summit. He also maintained a home in East Hampton, N.Y., where he and his family spent their summers and where he was a member of the Devon Yacht Club.

Jim was predeceased by his wife, Beverly. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Linda Taylor; two grandsons, Jonathan and Christopher; and a great-grandson, Harris; to all of whom the class extends sincere condolences.

The Class of 1938

Arthur Hemphill Bolte ’39

Art died Dec. 1, 2007, in Gulfport, Miss., after a brief illness.

During World War II, Art served in the American Field Service for five years as an ambulance driver in the Middle East, North Africa, Italy, and Austria. He then re-entered the furniture business and married Loretta O’Reilly. He later became a supplier of construction materials for various companies and was ultimately transferred to Florida, where he and his family enjoyed many years in the Holly Oaks community. He became involved in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Community Council and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.

After Loretta’s death, Art joined his daughter Jeanette’s family in Pass Christian, Miss. He became a Katrina refugee for nine months and happily moved back into his home early last year. In his new community he participated in the Friends of the Library, the historical society, and the chamber of commerce.

Art leaves his daughters and their husbands, Jeanette and Bill Morrison and Gail and Bob Carter; two grandsons, Nick and Toby Carter; and many admiring cousins and in-laws. To them all, we extend our sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1939


A lifelong resident of Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill., Zeke died Jan. 10, 2008.

He prepared at Bell School and The Hill School. At Princeton he majored in psychology, played freshman hockey and baseball, lettered in varsity hockey, and was a member of Ivy Club.

After an initial few years in coaching and administration at Lake Forest Academy, he became a partner in the investment firm of Mitchell Hutchins and its successor firm, Paine Webber Mitchell Hutchins. Retiring in 1988, Zeke became a partner in publishing a Washington newsletter, Washington Focus.

He was very active in community affairs, serving on the boards of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest Academy, St. Timothy’s School, and The Hill School. He was the founder of the Lake Forest Academy Day Camp for Children. He also served on the Princeton Schools and Scholarship Committee.

Zeke married Constance McBride in 1949. She predeceased him, as did their son, John. He is survived by sons Tim ’74 and Jesse; daughters, Susan Greenwood and Constance Coleman ’82; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His classmates offer their sincere sympathies to all the family.

The Class of 1940

Laurence Rolf Russell Dawson ’42

Larry Dawson died Dec. 4, 2007, in Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Larry was the son of John C. Dawson Jr. 1912. His father and mother were killed in an airplane crash when he was 6 years old, and he was raised by an aunt. He attended the Millbrook School, where he was later a longtime trustee.

At Princeton, Larry was on the freshman football team. He joined Key and Seal, majored in psychology, was a member of Sigma Xi, and graduated with honors.

After serving in the Navy as supply officer on a destroyer escort, Larry returned to the civilian world and a life of service to liberal causes. Initially he acted as Illinois director of the United World Federalists and simultaneously undertook intensive study of Russian.

In 1953 he and his family moved to California, where became a film producer. Larry Dawson Productions specialized in documentary films. He was director of the Sierra Club’s film program, and served as a director of the Experiment in International Living and the San Jose Symphony. Larry could be counted on to support any organization directed toward human betterment.

The class sends condolences to his wife, Jimmie Dawson; his children, Richard, Bruce, John, and Mary; four stepchildren; three grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

The Class of 1942


Sam, a longtime resident of Wallingford, Pa., died Oct. 19, 2007, in Maryland. He was 84.

Born in St. Louis, he chose Princeton over Penn and Harvard because we offered the best scholarship, but he forever loved us. He majored in politics, played intramural sports, joined Orange Key, and was president of Prospect Club. His roommates included Sid Howell and Bob Wood.

Sam graduated in 1944, served briefly as a military train escort, and began his career with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He continued to work for its successors, Penn Central and Conrail, before retiring as director of personnel and labor relations.

“His life was about people, not things,” wrote a daughter. “His particular gift was setting examples for others,” added his son. Sam once stood in front of a house in a blue-collar Philadelphia suburb to ensure that, for the first time, an African-American could live in it, and he was stoned as a result. He enjoyed baseball (following first the Cards, then the Phillies), body surfing in the ocean, and defending the rights of the individual.

Sam’s wife, Ann, whom he cherished, died 20 years ago. One son, Samuel Jr. also predeceased him. Survivors include his son, Bruce; daughters Tina Hammond, Suzanne Hetzel, and Edith; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. We, too, honor his spirit.

The Class of 1944


James De Loache died Dec. 19, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, where he had lived his entire life.

He entered Princeton from Hotchkiss in June 1942. He joined the Naval Reserve that fall and was transferred to Cornell the following year. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Princeton. However, after the third semester he returned to Dallas to join his father in the residential real-estate business, and in 1950 switched to running his mother’s extensive family farms.

Jimmy was active in many endeavors, including the oil business and business investments. One of his fun experiences was having a part in the development of Addison Airport in Dallas, which was the largest privately owned airport in the country at the time it was constructed. He never lost the love of flying he developed in the Navy, and owned and operated aircraft for more than 40 years. In addition to three homes in Texas, he had a founding interest in a ranch in Montana. He and his family enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Frances Kennedy; five children; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1946


Walter S. Furlow died Jan. 14, 2008, in Washington, D.C., from a brain injury resulting from a fall in 2001. He was 82.

Sam entered Princeton in the V-12 program in the fall of 1942, majored in medieval history, and graduated cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

His first job — with the State Department’s Diplomatic Courier Service — took him throughout the Americas and the Middle East, most memorably to Cairo.

He studied at Harvard Law School from 1948 to 1951, and then worked as counsel in the Navy Department until joining a private law firm in Washington in 1955, where he specialized in estate planning and management. He was eventually named partner in the firm Lambert & Furlow.

In 1975, Sam became a lecturer on wills and trusts at Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America, and three years later, was named an assistant professor. He taught a full course load while maintaining a private practice in estate law until his accident in 2001.

Sam’s wife of 18 years, Barbara Alice Blair Furlow, died in 1972. He is survived by his sister, Mary Furlow.

The Class of 1946

Richard Henry Webster ’46

Richard H. Webster died Nov. 24, 2007, in Washington, D.C., following respiratory failure. He was 82.

Harry was born in Norfolk, Va., grew up in Providence, R.I., and entered Princeton in the summer of 1942. During the war he served three years in the medical corps in the Far East, returning to Princeton in 1946 and graduating from SPIA in 1948.

Following graduation, Harry spent one year at Harvard Law School, was married, and in 1949 joined the CIA, from which he retired in 1973. He served tours in Madrid, London, Rhodesia, and the Netherlands, and traveled widely in Europe and Latin America. He spent most of his summers in Maine and winters in Costa Rica. Only two months before his death, he joined the class’s cruise on the Mississippi.

Harry’s wife of 45 years, Ann Waddell Gordon, predeceased him in 1994. He is survived by his companion, Betty Wanamaker; two sons, William ’73 and Armistead ’79; two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret McManus; and seven grandchildren. To them and to Harry’s many friends, the class offers profound sympathy.

The Class of 1946

Francis N. Iglehart ’47

Ike’s life was marked by notable public service.

Joining in the Army’s soon-aborted Army Specialized Training Program in ’43, he was abruptly transferred to combat in the European theater. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, winning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Returning to Princeton, he married Harriet Stokes in 1947, carried his first-born in the P-rade of 1948, and graduated in 1949. He then earned a law degree from the University of Maryland and settled into a Baltimore practice.

During the 1950s, Ike fought many battles for the integration of schools and against racial discrimination in restaurants and real estate. In the 1960s he chaired Baltimore’s Human Rights Commission and fought for affordable housing. In the 1970s he worked to preserve the rural character of his beloved Baltimore County from the ravages of indiscriminate development.

During these battles, Ike also fought successfully to recover from a life-threatening case of polio. In our 50th yearbook he reported that he was struggling against Parkinson’s disease by continuing to enjoy his great passions for fox hunting and sailing. He finally lost that battle Dec. 28, 2007.

Celebrating his rewarding life, and continuing loyalty to Princeton and ’47, we tender this tribute to Harriet and Ike’s four children.

The Class of 1947

Wallace D. Van Siclen ’47

Wally served with the Marines in the Pacific theater and rejoined our war-torn class in 1946.

Graduating in 1949 he took up graduate studies at Tulane, and met and married Evelyn Schroeder.

Wally’s field of graduate study — medieval English and old French poetry — provided him with a unique academic expertise that he never exploited. After a few years of teaching, he reversed his career course, joined the Newark office of Merrill Lynch, and moved to Fair Haven, N.J. During the long commute between rural Fair Haven and Newark, Wally honed his bridge skills by playing with Life Masters.

Retiring after 32 years as a securities officer, he enjoyed teaching his three daughters the art of sailing, both small-boat racing and blue-water cruising. Wally’s prowess as a sailor was recognized when he became commodore of Monmouth (N.J.) Boat Club. In later years he and Evelyn took up cruising to foreign countries — this time as “relaxed passengers on 800-foot ships.”

Wally died Nov. 6, 2007. His entries in all our yearbooks reflect his loyalty to fabulous ’47; his wonderful, wry humor; a love of family; and a happy, rewarding life. We extend warm wishes to Evelyn and her daughters.

The Class of 1947

Stephen Guild Kurtz ’48

Steve Kurtz, principal emeritus of Phillips Exeter Academy, died Jan. 24, 2008, of pancreatic cancer.

He will be remembered at Exeter for the faithfulness and the generosity with which he served the school. He facilitated the transition in the early days of coeducation and brought women into the mainstream of Exeter life.

Steve joined us by way of Stony Brook School on Long Island. He was a member of Prospect. He sang with the Nassoons, was president of the Glee Club, and graduated with a bachelor’s in history. He and Jeanne, daughter of Dean Francis Godolphin ’24 *29, were married in 1947 and produced a daughter and two sons.

Steve’s career was in academia. His Ph.D. was from Penn. He taught and coached at Kent School for five years before being appointed a Fulbright professor at Wabash College. At various times he was on the faculty of Hamilton College, William and Mary, and Columbia and also served as interim president of Athens College after his distinguished tenure at Exeter.

Our condolences are offered to Steve’s children, Sharon, Thomas, and Stephen, and four grandchildren on the death of a remarkable educator.

The Class of 1948


Rubin died Feb. 10, 2007, in the San Francisco Bay area, where he had a private medical (radiology) practice.

He came to Princeton from Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn. Majoring in German, Rubin wrote his thesis on “The Shakespearean Influences on the Young Goethe.” Senior year he roomed with Jim and Bob Cochran, Clem Cohen ’56, and Charles Moskos ’56.

Rubin’s interests were broad — from opera to motorcycles, from social work to flying. Bob Cochran said, “Rube had a highly developed moral sense, a high intellect, and a questioning mind. He was dedicated to making life better for his race and for all.” His clubmate at Prospect, Paul Parham ’54, has fond memories of Rube’s cooperative attitude.

Rubin came back, for the first time, to our 50th, and enjoyed it thoroughly. He was as charming and entertaining as his entry in our 1955 at 50 class book. He was able to comment humorously about the admission of Princeton’s first African-American undergraduates, Rube being one of them. He was grateful for his Princeton experience, the professors he studied under, and the students with whom he associated, and especially for the broadening of his understanding and horizons.

The class extends deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and colleagues, and invites them to contact us as they deem appropriate.

The Class of 1955

Frank C. Whittelsey ’57

Frank died Jan. 29, 2008, after a courageous 14-year battle with cancer.

He left Princeton in the middle of his freshman year for academic reasons. Frank graduated from Bowdoin College and Columbia Business School. He was co-founder of Estabrook Capital Management, and maintained homes in Vero Beach, Fla., and Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was a board member of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

He leaves his wife of 26 years, Lynn; a brother, Arnold; and many nephews. The class sends sincere condolences to all the family.

The Class of 1957

Charles Alstin Smith ’59

Chuck Smith died at home Sept. 24, 2007, of cancer.

Born in New York City, Chuck spent his youth in New Jersey and attended Scotch Plains High School, where he played baseball and football. At Princeton, Chuck played freshman and JV football, ate at Cannon Club, joined WPRB, concentrated in electrical engineering, and participated in the Keycept program.

After graduation he fulfilled his Navy ROTC commitment by serving as engineering officer aboard the destroyer John W. Weeks in the Mediterranean. He was especially proud to have served in the Navy; the “Navy Hymn” was sung at his memorial service.

After the Navy, Chuck earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School and embarked on a career in corporate finance and manufacturing. He worked for several major companies during what he described in our 25th-reunion yearbook as his “pursuit of excellence.” He retired in 2002.

As his children grew up, Chuck coached youth sports (“boys and, never again, girls”). Later, he enjoyed traveling and golf. He was an active member of the Mason (Ohio) United Methodist Church, where he served as a communion steward.

Chuck is survived by Sandy, his wife of 45 years; his sons, Timothy and Christopher; a daughter, Heather Smith-Gorain; and five grandchildren.

The Class of 1959


John Coe died Jan. 20, 2008, of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in Baltimore, Md.

He entered Princeton from St. Paul’s School and majored in philosophy and English. After serving in the Army, John decided on a career in social work. He received an MSW from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975. He worked at the Maryland State Office of Aging in Baltimore for almost 30 years.

John was a caring, devoted, and loving man who helped to care for his wife, Julie H. Kryder-Coe, as she battled cancer before she died in 2003. He had a keen sense of social justice and a quick wit. He was an avid birder and naturalist who knew innumerable species of birds, trees, and plants.

John is survived by his two children, Kirsten and Justin Coe; and his two brothers, Robert ’57 and Peter Coe. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1960


Doug died Jan. 26, 2008, in Baltimore of complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Baltimore and prepared for Princeton at St. Paul’s School for Boys in Brooklandville, Md. At Princeton, Doug sang in the Glee Club and the Chapel Choir. A member of Charter Club, he majored in English.

Doug’s career was in advertising and public relations. He worked as an executive in several organizations, including the Johns Hopkins medical institutions. He created the Next America exhibit for what became the planned community of Columbia, Md., and also worked on early advertising campaigns for the Village of Cross Keys, Md.

In 1994, he became vice president of the North Charles Street Design Organization and also worked with numerous academic clients, including the University of Chicago and Vassar College. He retired in 1999.

Doug sang in the Baltimore Symphony Chorus and more recently with the Handel Choir of Baltimore. He played the piano nightly and regularly read French. He also enjoyed sailing on Chesapeake Bay.

Doug is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Mary Joyce Klapproth; his daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer Forsyth, and Whitney Forsyth Hazzard; and two grandchildren. The class extends sympathy to all the family.

The Class of 1960


Henry died Dec. 7, 2007, from complications following cancer surgery. He resided in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Henry was born in Chicago and prepared for Princeton at Lancaster (Ohio) High School. At Princeton, he was a member of Court Club, ROTC, and Whig-Clio. He withdrew from Princeton in June 1958 and continued his studies at Ohio University and the University of Michigan Law School, from which he graduated in 1964. Henry practiced law in Columbus, Ohio, until 1979 and then was in private practice in Fort Lauderdale.

His sister, Louise McAllen; his niece, Lily McAllen; and his partner of 14 years, Shelley Jean Wood, survive Henry. The class extends its sympathy to them.

The Class of 1960

John Gordon Hopper ’61

John “Jack” Hopper died Sept. 26, 2007, of congestive heart failure at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

Jack entered Princeton from LaGrange (Ga.) High School. At Princeton, he majored in politics, was a member of Quadrangle Club, and roomed in Patton Hall with Marty Watson and Jay Webster.

After earning a master’s in education at Temple University, Jack was vice president of Independent Educational Services in Princeton, and later became director of the Kingsbury Center in Washington, D.C. In 1972, he retired from that position on disability, having suffered an incapacitating brain injury.

In 1974 he became a resident of the Innisfree Village in Crozel, Va., for brain-injured adults. He later relocated to the Building a Bridge Foundation in Charlottes-

ville, within easy reach of his wife and children in Washington. John fought with courage and resolute strength to maintain and enjoy the best life he could, despite the assaults of fate.

Through it all he was supported and is survived by his wife, Ethna Brennan Hopper; his daughter, Ailish Hopper Meisner ’91; and his son Jasper Hopper. The class extends its deep sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1961

Stephen C. Hansen ’62

Stephen C. Hansen died of brain cancer Aug. 21, 2007, at home in Fox Chapel, Pa. He was diagnosed with the disease last May.

Steve entered Princeton from St. Paul’s School, majored in politics, and was a member of the Republican Club and Pre-Law Society. He roomed with Guy Rutherfurd and the late Lewis Van Dusen, dined at Ivy, and wrote his thesis on Nasser’s social reforms in Egypt.

After earning a law degree at UVA, Steve was elected to the state assembly from NYC’s Silk Stocking District. He subsequently served as undersecretary at HUD and special assistant to the chairman of the FDIC.

Steve became chairman and CEO of Dollar Bank of Pittsburgh, the largest mutual bank in the United States still privately owned by depositors. Under his 34-year leadership the bank grew five-fold in assets and expanded into Ohio.

Warning bankers against weakening the Bank Holding Company and Glass-Steagall acts, Steve foresaw the negative results emerging in our banking system. He was determined that the bank remain “mutual” and give back to its community.

The class extends condolences to Steve’s widow, Ethel; his son, Lee; grandchildren Victoria and William; and his aunt, Barbara C. Emeny.

The Class of 1962

William Whipple Jr. *36

William Whipple Jr., a retired Army brigadier general, Rhodes scholar, and civil engineer, died Aug. 23, 2007, in Princeton. He was 98.

Whipple graduated from West Point in 1930, went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and later studied civil engineering at Princeton. During World War II, he was on Gen. Eisenhower’s Allied Headquarters staff, after which he served on Gen. Lucius Clay’s staff in Berlin.

Returning to the United States in 1947, he led the Army Corps of Engineers in planning the water resources development of the Columbia River Basin.

He also served as division engineer for the southwestern United States. Following his retirement in 1960, Whipple was chief engineer for construction of the 1964 New York World’s Fair under Robert Moses — successfully completed and within budget.

A recognized authority on water resources, Whipple served as director of the New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute at Rutgers, and was later an important member of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. He authored more than 100 books and articles on water supply, navigation, flood control, and power generators.

A member of the Old Guard of Princeton, Whipple is survived by his wife of 23 years, Alice; four children, including William Whipple III ’60; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Frederick E. Balderston *53

Frederick E. Balderston, emeritus professor of the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, died Oct. 18, 2007, of emphysema. He was 84.

A volunteer ambulance driver for the British Army from 1943 to 1945, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell in 1948 and 1950. In 1953, he received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton, and then went to Berkeley as an assistant professor.

In the 1960s, he was California’s savings and loan commissioner, which helped him become an expert on the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. He also held high-level positions in the University of California system, and was involved in education management outside the university.

Balderston officially retired in 1991, but continued to teach. He received the Berkeley Citation, the school’s highest honor, for his service.

His first wife, Judith, died in 1993. He is survived by his second wife, Elizabeth, four children, and five grandchildren. end of article

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