Memorials - May 20, 1998
Carleton Putnam '24
Carleton Putnam, airline pioneer, biographer, and writer, died Mar. 5, 1998, at his home in Charlottesville, Va., of pneumonia.
After Princeton, he became an aviation enthusiast. He earned his LLB in 1932 from Columbia Law School. Instead of practicing law, he turned a small California airline into a larger midwestern airline, Chicago and Southern, which merged into Delta in 1953. He was Delta's chairman of the board. He moved to Virginia to be near the Library of Congress, where he researched the early life of Theodore Roosevelt. His book Theodore Roosevelt: The Formative Years appeared in 1958 to critical acclaim.
In a Newsweek interview, Carleton said, "I decided early in life, being an American, that I would like to satisfy two needs of my nature. One was the need for the life of action, the other was the need for the life of the mind." He remained on the board of Delta until his death. He was a trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Assn. and a member of the Cosmos, Chevy Chase, and Princeton Clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Esther MacKenzie Willcox Aughincloss, a daughter, three grandchildren, a stepdaughter, and three stepgrandchildren. He was previously married to Lucy Chapman Putnam. Donations may be made to the Theodore Roosevelt Assn., P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.
The Class of 1924
David Harvey Phillips '25
Harvey Phillips, historian, oilman, and world traveler, was born in Bradford, Pa., Oct. 5, 1901, and died there Feb. 1, 1998. He was a community leader, known for his memory of Bradford events and his worldwide travels.
He attended the Deane School in Santa Barbara, Calif., and the Hill School, where he was secretary of his class for 70 years. At Princeton Harvey was circulation manager of The Daily Princetonian and the Nassau Herald, treasurer of the Philadelphian Society, and a member of Cap and Gown. After graduation, he served terms as our class secretary; he was our class president at the time of his death.
Following graduation, he traveled around the world with his roommates Lew Mack and Bill Oliver.
Harvey was a third-generation oil producer. He was on the boards of the First Community Chest and YMCA, a member of Kiwanis, president of the Bradford Civic Music Assn., and a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, where he was secretary of the vestry for 50 years. He wrote the 100 Year Centennial edition of the Parish history.
His wife, Mary Louise Parker, predeceased him. He is survived by his son, David '56, three daughters, Mary Kunz, Susan Johnson, and Martha Bond, and eight grandchildren.
The Class of 1925
David Williams '26
David Williams, or the "Lollipop King" as he was lovingly known to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and generations of neighborhood small fry, died of a massive coronary at his home in Lewiston, Maine, on Aug. 29, 1997. He was 92.
At Princeton David rowed on the 150's and was a member of Cloister Inn. Upon graduation, he went to the Harvard Business School, earning his MBA in 1928. Shortly thereafter David married Parthenia D. Davis, always the love of his life. Parthenia predeceased him on Mar. 25, 1995, after 66 years together.
David was lucky to have a job in the Depression '30s. He worked for several Wall Street firms. Toward the end of that decade, he switched from investing to merchandising, becoming a buyer at Lord & Taylor and, later, an executive with Cheney Brothers, a fabric manufacturer.
In 1957 David left business for academia, teaching economics at Bates College in Lewiston until he retired in 1974. He was not only a professor but also served as dean of students at critical times.
Princeton remained in David's heart and meant a great deal to him. He is survived by three sons, Morton D. '54 , David L. '57 , and Richard R., two sisters, a brother, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1926
Howard Richmond Merriman '28
Hap Merriman, a lifelong resident of Providence, R.I., and Little Compton, died Nov. 16, 1997, at the Chaffee Nursing Home in East Providence. His wife, Anne Kilvert Merriman, a leader in women's activities in Providence, had predeceased him on June 15, 1991.
Hap attended St. George's School in Newport, R.I. At Princeton he majored in economics, was a member of Cap and Gown, and served on the executive committee of the Class of '28 for some years.
Following graduation he was a partner in the Miller and George Investment Firm, which later merged with Advest, where he became v.p. and served until he retired in 1996. He was in the Navy during WWII, attaining the rank of commander.
He was on many boards and clubs and was a church vestryman, but his great love was sailing. He had three sons, and he sailed and raced with them for three decades with the Sakonnet Yacht Club, where for some time he was commodore. He was also an avid golfer, playing in state amateur championships. He is survived by his three sons, six grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. The class extends its sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1928
Charles Humbert Tinsman '28
Hum Tinsman died Sept. 1, 1997, in Shawnee Mission, Kan. He attended Kansas City Country Day School. At Princeton he majored in economics, was a member of Terrace Club, and was active in Triangle Club.
Following graduation he worked for a year at the Chase Natl. Bank in Chicago, taking courses at Northwestern. In 1929 he returned to Kansas City and in 1930 was married to Julia Elizabeth Chandler.
Through the years Hum had interests in many businesses. He organized and was president of two petroleum companies, but his main interest was in banking. He was on the board of several banks and participated in mergers and in establishing new banks.
He was president of the Board of the Helping Hand and a director of St. Luke's Hospital. With others he organized the St. Luke's Hospital Foundation for Medical Education and Research. He was on the vestry of St. Andrews's Episcopal Church, where he received the Bishop's Medal for distinguished service to the Diocese of West Missouri. He was a trustee of the Linda Hall Library and a fellow of the Nelson Art Gallery.
He enjoyed golf, tennis, flyfishing, and, in recent years, gardening with his wife. His sons are Humbert Jr. '55 and James '56. His classmates express their sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1928
Grant Tozer Waldref '33
Grant died Oct. 1, 1997. He came to college from Stillwater, Minn., having prepared at Exeter. He was in the Glee Club and Triangle and belonged to Elm Club.
He went to Harvard Business School after graduation, then returned to Minnesota and began a lifelong association with the Interstate Lumber Co.
During WWII, he served in the Navy in the Pacific and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. At the time of our 20th reunion, Grant was president of the lumber company and listed his hobbies as competitive sailing and squash. He became a winter resident of Naples, Fla., in 1956.
Tim Kilty '55, who went to Princeton because of Grant, reports that Grant founded the Tozer Scholarship Foundation in 1946 through a family trust and that "in 50 years, 500 students from the St. Croix Valley (on the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin) have received scholarships totaling $30,000,000." Tim adds, "He was a kind and gentle man whom I will miss a great deal."
Grant is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his son Grant Jr., and stepsons David Girk and Charles Girk, to whom we extend sympathy.
The Class of 1933
S. Donovan Swann Jr. '34
Don Swann, a summer theater impresario and etcher following his father, Don Sr., and mother, Rita, died of heart failure Feb. 22, 1998, in Baltimore, where he was born. He was 87 on Feb. 6.
In his vocation since 1960 at the Etchcrafters Art Guild in Baltimore, he oversaw the publication, exhibition, and sale of original etchings by about a dozen artists, more than 100 of them by himself and many more by his father, who died in 1954.
Don's Hilltop Theater, Maryland's first professional summer-stock company, of which he had been a founder in 1938, brought to Baltimore such stars as Charles Coburn, Joan Blondell, and Edward Everett Horton. Don featured many of them on a TV program he hosted each week.
A neighbor and playwright who began working with Don in the 1940s said of him after his death, "He was a kind of golden child who remained throughout his life a big, happy kid."
Don is survived by his wife of 10 years, Kay Sutley; a stepson and two stepdaughters; a sister, Evelyn S. Keller, and two nieces. A brother, Francis E. '35, died in 1983. To Don's family we offer our sincere sympathies.
The Class of 1934
Burchard Miller Hazen '36
Beach died Jan. 22, 1998. A graduate of Peddie, at Princeton he majored in geology and was a member of Cannon Club. Over a span of 15 years he was our class v.p. and secretary and was a longtime member of our class executive committee. In 1966 he initiated the sending of birthday cards to classmates.
After graduation he was associated with Harriman Ripley, Inc. During WWII, he was a major, Field Artillery in the Rhineland.
After the war for many years he was owner and president of the NYC insurance brokerage firm of Joerns and French, Inc. Beach served on the boards of his local Community Chest, Day Nursery, and Boy Scouts, and was a v.p. of the Orange [N.J.] Free Library, the Princeton Club of the Oranges, and the Rosedale Cemetery.
Beach is survived by his wife, Emily French Hazen, daughter Barbara H. Glidden, son Burchard M. Jr., sister Mary H. Alesbury, brother Joseph C. Jr. '35, and two grandchildren. His brother Joe, secretary of the Class of '35, writes, "Beach was an unusually friendly person. Making friends seemed to be his hobby, and he became a friend of everyone he met." Beach will indeed be missed.
The Class of 1936
Sidney Bayley Silleck Jr. '36
Sid died Mar. 6, 1998, after a long illness. A graduate of Deerfield Academy, at Princeton he majored in psychology and was a member of Key and Seal Club. For many years he was our class photographer and was on our class executive committee.
During WWII, he served in the Merchant Marine as a warrant officer aboard troopships. Returning to civilian life, he worked in executive positions with advertising leaders Young and Rubicam and Kenyon and Eckhardt. He retired after serving as marketing and sales manager for Chemical Bank.
In 1982 Sid and D. Haven Scott issued the Class of 1936 Football Folio including many old newspaper articles describing our varsity years as a national football power, having lost only one game. Other classes supplied several great stars. Our freshman team was undefeated and unscored upon. We reprinted the Folio in our 50 Yearbook.
Sid was a founder of the Branford [Conn.] Trolley Museum, which has grown to a large number of renovated street cars operating over a one and one-half mile track along the shore.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine W., sons S. Bayley III '62, John G., and Thomas B., daughter Katherine W., three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Sid will be remembered as a loyal Princetonian and classmate.
The Class of 1936
Robert Ballentine '37 *40
Highly honored Johns Hopkins U. biology professor and recipient of many fellowships, Bob Ballentine died of acute leukemia Jan. 17, 1998, survived by his wife of 30 years, Dorothy.
Bob prepared at Montclair H.S. At Princeton he majored in biology, was awarded the John DeWitt Sterry Junior Fellowship in Biology, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees at Princeton. Next came the Rockefeller Institute and Columbia with time off at California Institute of Technology. As an associate professor at Rutgers, he spent 1948-49 as a scientist at Brookhaven Natl. Laboratories, then in 1949 started a career at Johns Hopkins U. that lasted until he retired in 1979. Following that, as an emeritus associate professor of biology, he continued to teach into the 1990s. At Columbia during the war Bob conducted research on the chemotherapy of gas gangrene and later at Hopkins investigated micronutrient elements, cell-membrane chemistry, and other related subjects.
Bob was an accredited judge of the American Orchid Society and produced a number of hybrid plants. An ardent environmentalist, he was a member of the board of directors of the Maryland Conservation Council, a member of the trustees of the parks of the Natl. Parks and Conservation Commission, and a member of the inner circle of the Nature Conservancy.
The Class of 1937
Peter A. Leventritt '37
World-caliber bridge player and winner of 13 national titles, Pete Leventritt died Dec. 6, 1997, of complications from diabetes, leaving his tuna-fishing expert wife Faith, and stepdaughters Hope Igleheart and Cary Igleheart. His brother David '35 died in 1985.
At St. Paul's, Pete played baseball, hockey, and tennis. At Princeton, he joined Cloister, where, if you yelled "Fourth for bridge," Pete showed up.
He tried professional hockey, then advertising with Brown & Tarcher and Lord & Thomas. He was thrown out of the Army after two days because of injuries from an automobile accident at St. Paul's. Pete turned to bridge as a teacher at The Card School, which he founded. The space is too short to list all his championships. He represented North America in the world team championship, contesting the Bermuda Bowl, on four occasions. Each time, he and his teammates were defeated by the celebrated Italian Blue Team.
His regular partner in world and national championships was the late Howard Schenken, one of the world's best players. Together they created the Big Club system, based on an Italian model.
In 1961 he married Faith Igleheart; they honeymooned at a world championship in Buenos Aires. In 1968 and 1982, Pete coached South African teams for the world championship in France.
The Class of 1937
Oliver G. Stonington '37
Outstanding urologist Stony or Ollie Stonington died Feb. 4, 1998. He left five children by his first wife Kate, who died in 1983, three stepdaughters by Anne, his second wife of 14 years, and 13 grandchildren.
Stony was magna cum laude at St. Paul's, where he was active in football, hockey, baseball, and crew. He majored in politics at Princeton and was a member of Cottage Club and the championship hockey and soccer teams.
He entered Harvard and Yale Medical School and had postgraduate training in urology surgery as a captain in the Army at Hines Veterans' Hospital in Chicago. As professor from 1956-77 and head of the division of urology, department of surgery, at Colorado U. Health Services in Denver, he was nine times honored as the Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year and in 1975 received the American Urological Assn. award for Most Outstanding Research. He received three national awards for developing a method of culturing the prostatic malignant cell to fight cancer.
Hockey continued to be a lifetime sport -- he played on an amateur team in Denver and won medals in Senior Olympic Ice Hockey Championships in California.
The Class of 1937
Edward James Beattie Jr. '39
Leading chest surgeon, lung cancer specialist, and medical educator long affiliated with Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, Ted died Feb. 27, 1998, at Beth Israel in Manhattan. The cause was malignant melanoma.
From the time he earned his MD at Harvard Medical School in 1943, Ted fought to defeat cancer. He pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, bringing surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists together for patient care. Throughout his career he was an educator -- to his colleagues and staff, to hundreds of international medical graduate students, and above all, to his patients. From 1966-83 he was chief medical officer at SloanKettering. He then moved to the U. of Miami to set up its cancer center. Two years later he was back in NYC to join Beth Israel as chief of thoracic surgery. He became founding director of its Kriser Lung Cancer Center, one of the first in the country to deal exclusively with lung cancer.
We offer our sincere sympathy to Nicole, his wife of 20 years, his son Bruce, brother James, and his grandson as we salute our distinguished old friend in a last farewell.
The Class of 1939
Benjamin Franklin III '39
Ben died Jan. 1, 1998, in San Francisco, where he had made his home since 1986. His ashes will be interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in June 1998. From Princeton Ben went on to Yale Law School and graduated in 1942, going immediately into the Navy, where he served in submarines until 1946. One of the subs he served in was the USS Quillback, which surfaced within sight of the Japanese coast to rescue a downed American fighter pilot. Ben was awarded the Submarine Combat Pin with 3 stars.
After the war he worked as a lawyer in Morristown until 1961, when he joined the Rockaway Corp, eventually becoming president. At the same time he served in the New Jersey Legislature until 1970. He was chairman of the New Jersey Mental Health Commission.
In 1973 he formed his own consulting firm, Benstuart Corp., in NYC, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Then in 1986 he moved to San Francisco as a tax consultant.
Ben and his wife, Alice Abell, were divorced in 1974. To Ben's sons Benjamin IV and Alan Brook, his sister Freida, and his brother Alan '43, we extend our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Charles Foster Limberg '39
On Dec. 28, 1997, after a long bout of illness, Charlie died at the Mari de Villa Retirement Home in West St. Louis, Mo. Until his retirement in the late 1970s he operated the Limberg Cutting Tool Co. for more than 25 years, representing manufacturers of industrial cutting and shredding equipment. During WWII, he served as a pilot in the AAF 320th Bombardment Group, flying 40 missions (Africa-Sardinia) and earning eight Air Medals.
We remember Charlie not only for his convivial style at all our gatherings but also for his prominent performances in our Triangle shows in both cast and chorus line. He earned freshman numerals in soccer and lacrosse and became a cheer leader in senior year.
Charlie and Suzanne Shapleigh were married in 1946. Suzi and their three daughters, Suzanne Mason, Virginia, and Jennifer Carmichael, gave him what support they could through his last few tough years. To them and his six grandchildren we offer our condolence as with them we say our last goodbye.
The Class of 1939
Nelson Whitman '39
Neil died Dec. 15, 1997, at his home in East Falmouth, Mass., after a brief illness. A lifelong research chemist, he began his career at Dupont after earning his PhD in chemistry at MIT in 1942. He held several patents. In 1966 he moved to Simsbury, Conn., where he had been born, to conduct a family business and act as consultant in chemical engineering. In 1987 he made a final move to Falmouth, an area familiar to him and his family as a favorite vacation spot over the years.
Wherever he lived, Neil indulged his love of singing. A member of the University Choir all four years, he was active in the Dupont Chorus in Wilmington and was involved in Gilbert and Sullivan productions with the Simsbury Light Opera Company. Another early hobby was working with radiocontrolled model planes. When he decided to improve their power source, he was the first person ever to get an allelectric model seaplane to fly, and he became a recognized expert in the field. Yet Neil always told us his family was his greatest hobby. And so we send sincere sympathy to those he cherished: Helen Davis, his wife of 54 years, his daughters Susan Oates and Nancy Van Doren, his son Timothy W., and seven grandchildren.
The Class of 1939
Herbert Allan Boas Jr. '40
Herb Boas, son of Herbert A. Boas '09 and longtime resident of New Canaan, Conn., died on Feb. 21, 1998, in the Norwalk Hospital. He prepared for Princeton at Hotchkiss and Andover, but left college during our sophomore year. After a period with NBC and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., he served in the Air Corps, flying in the B29 aircraft as a lieutenant.
Herb chose a business career involving marketing, sales, and personnel. Initially with ChandlerEvans Corp., he went on to an association with Bristol Brass Corp., Sinclair Refining Co., the Budd Co., and General Steel Industries. His final position prior to retirement was with Keating, Grimm, and Leeper in NYC as executive recruiter.
Throughout his life Herb was keen on shooting and fishing. He was a member of the New Canaan Senior Men's Club and the Country Club of New Canaan.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mildred, two daughters, and five grandchildren. The class offers its deepest sympathy to the entire family.
The Class of 1940
Richard Bernay Harding '40
Dick Harding died Mar. 3, 1998, at Greenwich Hospital. He had lived in New Canaan, Conn., for more than 45 years. Dick came to Princeton from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Preparatory School with the Class of '39 but joined '40 after his freshman year. At college he was captain of the wrestling team and a three-time Eastern collegiate champion in the 118lb. class. Tiger Inn was his club. During WWII, Dick was an officer in the Navy in the Atlantic and the Pacific.
After connections with several construction firms and completion of structural engineering studies, Dick founded in 1950 the very successful Humphreys & Harding Inc., a company extensively involved in industrial, commercial, and institutional construction. In addition, Dick was active on the New Canaan Town Planning and Zoning Commission. Golf and tennis were his sports.
Surviving Dick are his wife, Betty; two sons, including Richard B. '66; two daughters, and 10 grandchildren, to all of whom we offer our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. In '40's 50th Year Report Dick wrote, "I believe Princeton means more to me now than it did when I was an undergraduate," certainly a gracious sentiment and one often expressed by '40 members and other Princetonians.
The Class of 1940
Albert Simons Jr. '40
That '40 trooper and southern gentleman, Albert "Fish" Simons, died Jan. 6, 1998. He had not been well for some time. Fish was a friend throughout the years, and his company at Reunions, class dinners, etc., was looked forward to with keen anticipation.
Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., and educated at the College of Charleston, Princeton, and Yale Law, Fish graduated with history honors, managed varsity crew, and was a popular Colonial Club figure. After a year at law school, he entered the Army; he won a Bronze Star for meritorious service on the Italian front. He retired from the Reserve as lieutenant colonel.
After law school, Fish joined Sinkler & Gibbs in Charleston, becoming a partner with a reputation for brilliance in municipal-bond financing. His sense of public service was practically limitless -- City Council member, director of the S.C. Historical Society, Charleston Library Society member, 17 years on the Charleston County Board of Assessment Control, founder of the Caroline and Albert Simons Center for Preservation, and president of the Charleston Club. He enjoyed duck shooting, dove hunting, and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Caroline, four children, and nine grandchildren. His brother is Stoney '42. We send them our deepest sympathy and share their grief. Farewell, old friend. How we will miss you at future gatherings.
The Class of 1940
Charles Thelin Turner '40
On Feb. 10, 1998, Baltimorean Charles "Bucky" Turner, a loyal, enthusiastic, and supportive classmate, died at his home. Classmates Jack King, Ridge Melvin, Beau Pearre, and Harry Turner attended his services. Bucky entered Princeton with the Gilman School group, earned engineering honors, and joined Charter Club. He was a superb lacrosse player -- varsity captain and AllAmerica goalie. During WWII, Bucky was a naval gunnery officer with the rank of lieutenant. Our class president from 196165, he provided the necessary leadership for our 25th reunion.
Initially an engineer with Koppers Co., Bucky joined the family's Flynn & Emerich Co., where he patented several machinery innovations. Later he was with WardTurner Co. In 1970 he became a travel agent, organizing many trips for his Maryland friends and classmates. Bucky was active in the Maryland Society of Colonial Wars, on the Kernan Hospital Board, and as past president of the Maryland Churchman's Club and the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Maryland.
He is survived by his loving wife Peggy, four daughters, three sons, 13 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. All have our sincere sympathy. Bucky's roommate, Billy Lynn, has characterized him best: "He had a sparkle like the end of a fuse which would explode with excitement and fun." Farewell, Bucky, we will miss you.
The Class of 1940
Thomas M. Longcope III '41
Shorty died in Essex, Conn., Dec. 30, 1997. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease. His wife of 46 years, Elizabeth Lefferts, survives.
A son of '05, Tom prepped at St. Andrews, was a 150-pound crew man, and clubbed at Cottage. Perhaps mistakenly believing in senior year that his chances of graduating were only 50-50, he left for a job in the nylon division of duPont. His ROTC commission then came through, and he shipped to SW China to train for fighting with the Chinese against the Japanese. "Mostly rear guard stuff." His team was in on the surrender of Peking, and he ended up a major on Wedemeyer's staff.
After a stint in the textile business in NYC, Tom joined Time, Inc. in ad sales. In 1963 he opened the first of several car dealerships in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. He retired to Beaufort, S.C., in 1975, and summered at Maine's Mt. Desert Island, where he could keep up with Bill Lippincott and Paul Miller and indulge his lifelong love of sailing. After Tom's health began to deteriorate, he and Betty moved to a retirement community in Essex.
In addition to Betty he is survived by son Jeffrey, daughter Deborah, and five grandchildren. It is sad to lose a gentleman so modest, accomplished, and cheerful.
The Class of 1941
Kendrick Vernon Weisbrod '41
Kendrick Vernon "Bill" Weisbrod, fondly called "VK" by classmates, died Mar. 4, 1998, in Huntington, Long Island, of cancer.
He prepared at Solebury [Pa.] School, and at Princeton majored in English. He spent much time with three other poets and musicians: Will Stanton, Allen Ward, and Val Worthington. They were lifelong friends.
After a year as a surveyor in Trinidad, he served in the Navy as code and cipher officer on the USS Monrovia in the Pacific through WWII. He learned the book-export business at William Heinemann in NYC, then moved to England and started L & B Export Agencies, exporter of English and European goods to North America. In 1955 he married Mary Kendrick. They moved to the U.S. in 1975, with two dogs and a cat, and to Long Island in 1980.
Bill was a lifelong sailor and devotee of wooden boats. He spent hours designing and redesigning his boats, interrupting only to sail, spend time with Mary, walk his dog Zeke, and enjoy music. A classical music aficionado, Bill played the piano and violin.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary, and numerous surrogate children (many were offspring of his classmates), who were welcomed into Bill and Mary's home and life as they traveled through England and through adolescence.
The Class of 1941
Thomas Means Dugan '42
Tom Dugan died in July 1997 at College Manor, the retirement home where he had lived for many years, in Lutherville, Md. Although Tom had continued his studies in painting and drawing for about 10 years after graduation, his poor health prevented him from pursuing an active career. Before moving to College Manor he had been hospitalized for many years.
Tom joined the class from Exeter, majored in politics, served on the editorial board of the Sovereign, and was a member of Terrace Club.
Frances Marie Barrow, whom Tom married in 1953, predeceased him several years ago. Tom had no known living relatives at the time of his death.
The Class of 1942
R. Stuart Jenkins '43
Stu died at his home in Radnor, Pa., Feb. 18, 1998, following a long illness. He was 76.
A Pittsburgh native, he was a graduate of Upper Darby H.S. During WWII, Stu served with the Army for three years in the ETO. He was discharged as a first lieutenant and holder of the Bronze Star.
Earning his JD degree in 1949 from Penn Law School, Stu began a career at the bar that spanned over four decades: senior partner of the firm Schroeder, Jenkins and Raymond in Media, Pa., through 1991; then continuing in practice with his son, David, and sister, Sarah, in the firm Jenkins, Jenkins Jenkins.
Stu was an active member of the St. John's Presbyterian Church in Devon, Pa., for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel W. Funk Jenkins; two daughters, Mary Stuart and Ann Taylor Rizzo; a son, David S.T.; and a sister, Sarah. To the entire family, we offer our most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943
Frank Sherman Clowney Jr. '45
Frank Clowney died Jan. 1, 1998, at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego. Frank suffered from poor health in recent years and was forced to miss his 50th reunion.
Frank and his brother Bill, sons of Frank S. Clowney Sr. '18, entered Princeton from Mercersberg Academy. Both joined Cannon Club; Frank headed the Glee Club. He maintained a lifelong interest in singing groups, joining the University Glee Club in NYC and the OffSounders in Greenwich, Conn., where he resided for more than 40 years with his wife, Patter, the former Eleanor Atwood, a Vassar graduate whose father, uncle, and brother were Princetonians.
Frank took his degree from the School of Public and Intl. Affairs and was a field artillery officer in WWII. Family activities chair for our 25th reunion, he became class treasurer for the following five years.
Frank followed his father and brother into the insurance business, starting with INA, and joining Fred S. James & Co. in 1969, as a v.p.
Frank's other lifelong interest was sailing; he sailed on Long Island Sound with the Riverside Yacht Club. Frank and Patter were proud of their three children, Frank III, Fred, and Jane Schroeder. In addition to Patter and his children, Frank is survived by 10 grandchildren. The class expresses its deep sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
Robert Hemphill Morrow Jr. '50
Bob Morrow died of lung cancer on Oct. 16, 1997, at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 72.
Bob prepared at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia where he was in the Honor Society and captain of the baseball team. After graduating in 1943, he spent 194345 in the Army Air Corps as navigator in B25 bombers. At Princeton, Bob played baseball, majored in economics, and was a member of Quadrangle.
Bob spent his career as a paper and packaging specialist, retiring as v.p.-sales from Alling and Cory Paper Co. He was given the Golden Eagle award in 1991 by the National Paper Trade Assn. Among his accomplishments was the development of an integrated paper stand for road flares for the Bristol Flare Co. and the industrial learning manual still in use today.
During retirement, Bob was a volunteer broadcaster for the Assn. for the Blind radio and was on the board of Upsala, a historic mansion in Germantown. He was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, where he was an avid squash and bridge player.
Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dicky, a son, Robert H. III, and a daughter, Cynthia O'Keefe, to whom the Class of '50 sends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1950
John Williams Cochran '53
John Cochran, who died Nov. 5, 1997, was born in Boston but grew up in China, where his parents were medical missionaries. One of John's roommates, Marty Litke, recalled that John attended Peking American School until Mao Tse-tung came into power. John's father, Williams '25, was put in a concentration camp for a period, and John was evacuated back to the U.S. He completed his secondary schooling at Deerfield.
On campus, John joined Dial Lodge and the Republican Club and was an excellent debater in Whig-Clio's Model Senate. Classmate Bob Frye joked that he and John pursued different courses except for the happy times when they met with Marty and Bill Scragg '53 for bridge and libations. John majored in politics and served two years in the Army. He earned his law degree from Harvard and became primarily a securities law attorney. John and his wife, Carol, lived in Edina, Minn., where he was active in Volunteer Lawyers Network and was a longtime member of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church. The Cochrans and Litkes graced our Mar. 6, 1996, class notes when they were shown on a midwestern bird-watching trip. Our heartfelt condolences to Carol, daughter Caroline, mother Mary, twin brothers James B. II '55 and Robert C. '55, and sister Ann Hunt.
The Class of 1953
William Ladd Hallowell '53
William "Kip" Hallowell, who died Oct. 26, 1995, was just as quiet on campus as he was with the class after graduation. Born in Boston and raised in Bermuda, he prepared at Saltus H.S.
Some of us who would gripe while trudging down to those 7:40 a.m. Mil. Sci. classes at the armory remember that Kip often walked with the group of grumblers. He would smile but never complain and rarely entered into the conversation, which, looking back, is understandable given the time of day. He majored in history, was a member of Prospect Club, and was active in Whig-Clio. He roomed in 26 N. Edwards all four years. His last address was in Montclair, N.J., and there was no communication with '53. Now thanks to our classmate Dr. Pierre Mancusi-Ungaro, we know that Kip was an accountant and was with NBC when he chose early retirement. He never married, his death was due to cancer, and there was no next of kin, according to Edmund Mancusi-Ungaro, Pierre's cousin and Kip's attorney.
Kip was a gentle person and we miss him. We regret that he did not stay in touch, and we are most appreciative to Pierre for supplying the above information.
The Class of 1953
James Bould Reckard '53
Jim Reckard, the mighty mite of Princeton's heralded 1949-50 freshman basketball team, died of lung cancer Jan. 16, 1998, at his St. Marys, W.Va., residence. Jim grew up in Huntington, W.Va., and graduated from its high school.
Frosh and varsity captain Fred Tritschler said Jim was "a quick point guard who really knew the game" and contributed significantly to the freshmen winning all the Dillon Gym home games and finishing with an enviable 10-2 record. Fred said the diminutive Jim had the skills to play at Princeton's level today. Jim transferred to West Virginia U. in the middle of his sophomore year where he starred in basketball and joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduation and service as a captain in the Air Force, Jim returned to St. Marys to operate the family-owned mercantile business. Longtime West Virginia friend Phil Hill '52 talked with Jim the week before he died about the great success of the Tigers' 1997-98 team. When hearing of Jim's death, a saddened Carl Lyle, who roomed with Jim on campus, said it was our loss and West Virginia's gain when Jim returned to his native state. It was also '53's loss when he died. Sympathy is extended to Jim's wife, Barbara, daughter Kaki, sons Eric and Joe, and five grandchildren.
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Kenneth Koken Stocker Jr. '53
Ken Stocker, who made a memorable musical impact during our stay at Princeton, died Feb. 24, 1996. He was a native of Allentown, Pa., and lived there most of his life.
A superb drummer, he formed his own orchestra, Ken Stocker's Dance Band, and spread joy to followers of the big-band sound on Prospect Street and off-campus for three and a half years. In addition, Ken played drums for the Roundhouse Eight, a jazz combo also in much demand at the eating clubs, and set the beat for the 1951-52 Triangle Club Orchestra. Ken was such an avid "drummin' man," roommate John Leinfelder recalls, that often, late at night, Ken would get out of bed and practice on their living room radiator with his drumsticks. The tapping resounded throughout the dorm, and students knew where to go to beg good-naturedly for quiet. Ken was chairman of Charter Club's entertainment committee, served on the board of WPRU, belonged to the advertising club, and majored in politics. At his death, Ken was president of Kensol Chemical, makers of fine metal maintenance products. Deep sympathy to wife Judy; sons Kenneth III and Dennis, an Air Force captain who plays drums; and daughter Deborah Swann. Ken helped many of us forget our troubles and get happy.
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Peter J. Auger '55
Peter Auger died Feb. 24, 1997. in Park Ridge, N.J. Born in Paterson Sept. 10, 1932, he was reared in several northern New Jersey communities. Peter attended Lawrenceville, where he played baseball and soccer. At Princeton, Peter majored in economics, joined Terrace Club, and played IAA baseball and football.
After a tour of duty in the Air Force, Peter began a 36year career with N.J. Bell Telephone Co. He held several positions over the years, ultimately becoming a director of the Totowa facility until he retired in 1992. Peter was active in scouting and served for many years on the executive board of the Passaic Valley Boy Scouts of America. His avocations included golf and tennis; he was also an avid reader.
Peter is survived by his wife, Susan. children Linda, Peter, and Susan, and six grandchildren. To them the class extends its deepest sympathy.
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Alfred du Pont Dent '55
Alfred du Pont Dent died Aug. 21, 1997, of a lymphoma.
Born in Wilmington, Del., where he spent most of his life, he prepared at St. George's School. He majored in politics, participated in crew, and joined Cap and Gown Club. He left after sophomore year for naval service and in 1958 earned an AB from Penn. He joined Laird and Co., stockbrokers.
In 1965, Al became a trustee of the Nemours Foundation, established by his grandfather Alfred I. du Pont to provide health care for children and the elderly. Al soon began a 20year legal battle with other trustees for control of the foundation, then estimated at $700 million. He felt the trust was not earning enough on its investments or distributing enough, and was enriching the trustees. His suit resulted in large payments to support the du Pont Hospital for Children and establish clinics for the elderly. These funds continue to flow as his grandparents intended.
Al was a top backgammon player, an avid golfer, and, as a racehorse owner, a familiar figure at Delaware Park and the Derby. He worked at the brokerage firm of Brittingham and Co. and the foundation until illness forced him to retire. To his wife, Eleanor, and daughters Susanna and Sylvia, the class extends its deep sympathy.
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William J. Kingston Jr. '55
The Rev. William J. Kingston Jr. died Oct. 9, 1997, in his sleep. He had suffered from diabetes and cardiovascular problems in recent years and had retired in 1995.
Born in Riverside, N.J., he came to Princeton from Burlington H.S. Bill majored in history, joined Prospect Club, and was active in the chapel choir, the Wesley Foundation, and the S.C.A. Cabinet. He roomed with George Bashore.
Bill continued his education at Drew U. School of Theology and was ordained as a United Methodist minister in 1960. He served for four decades at a number of Central and South Jersey churches. Bill had an encompassing sense of duty, and accepted as his own the needs, problems, and pains of his parishioners. For most of the past 15 years, he was an active trustee of the Princeton Wesley Foundation.
During a student internship at Kingston and Hopewell churches, Bill met summer organist Betty Ann Voorhees. They married in 1959, and she has been minister of music at most of his churches. Bill loved books, words, and history. He was active in scouting and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and church landscaping.
In addition to Betty Ann, he is survived by brothers Albert, Jack, and David, children Ann Roberts and Steve, and two grandsons. To them, we extend our deepest sympathy.
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Edward A. Reeve '55
Edward "Ted" A. Reeve died July 17, 1997, of a brain hemorrhage from an accidental fall. Born in Cleveland, he attended Cleveland Heights H.S. At Princeton, he studied electrical engineering, joined Campus Club, and participated in freshman lacrosse, the swimming team, and several I.A.A. sports.
After graduation, Ted joined IBM in Owego, N.Y., as a development engineer for military guidance systems. Following a stint in the Army, he returned to IBM and, in 1961, married Gaynor Davis. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Syracuse. Ted enjoyed camping, canoeing, scuba diving, skiing, and bridge. Prior to our 35th reunion, he and Gaynor moved to San Diego, where he continued working for IBM. At the time of his death, he had retired from IBM and joined Computer Sciences Corp.
After Princeton, Ted continued his athletic activities, especially swimming and running. At our 40th, he swam in the alumni meet, anchoring the winning medley relay and placing second and 12th in individual events. Shortly before his death, he competed in the Senior Olympics in Phoenix. He ran in several marathons, including NYC. The Reeves actively supported the student-exchange program at U.C.S.D., where a memorial fund in Ted's name has been established.
To Gaynor, their children Douglas and Narelle, and five grandchildren, the class extends its deep sympathy.
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Ronald L. Scott '55
Ronald L. Scott died July 16, 1997, of an aortic aneurysm at his home in Garrison, N.Y. A native of Lowell, Mass., he came to Princeton from Lowell H.S., where he was valedictorian and president of the Natl. Honor Society.
At Princeton, Ron majored in chemistry, joined Cannon Club, and played freshman lacrosse and I.A.A. hockey. After graduation, he served as a pilot in the Air Force and the N.Y. Air National Guard, eventually retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
During the 1960s, Ron worked in the theater on both coasts as a singer and actor. In 1969, he began graduate study in anthropology at Columbia U., where he was a student assistant to Margaret Mead for five years. In 1969, Ron cofounded Argus Archives, dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to the use and misuse of animals, which rapidly became a force for animal wellbeing. From 1994 until his death, he directed Two Maudes, Inc., a foundation supporting animal rights causes and organizations. Ron was also a director of the Halcyon Foundation, the U.S. affiliate of the American Museum in Bath, U.K.
The class extends its deep sympathy to his sister Janet A. Scott, his longtime companion David Finkbeiner, and his niece and nephew.
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C. Louis Grimm '58
We are saddened to report the death of Lou Grimm on Dec. 27, 1997, after battling a long illness. Lou, a native and lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, matriculated at Princeton from Shawnee Mission H.S. At Princeton he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Charter Club.
Many will remember Lou's gifted banjo playing and singing as he enlivened parties at Charter and around the campus. Like many artists, Lou had a depth that was not always evident at those gatherings. Those who knew him well will also remember his reflective and philosophical side, his intense curiosity and desire to leave the world a better place.
Lou's principal career was the design engineering field, and he held several patents. He also designed experimental aircraft, and at the time of his death was working on alternative nonpolluting sources of energy. He found time to be a patron of the arts and the devoted head of a large family. For the last nine years, Lou and his wife, Joan, had been raising a second family with two of their grandchildren.
The class extends its deepest sympathy to Joan, sons Michael, Douglas, and Andrew, daughters AnneMarie and Mary Kay Grimm-Dyke, and seven grandchildren.
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