October 10, 2001: Memorials

Tom Halladay ’31

Tom was born Sept. 16, 1909, in Englewood, N.J., and died Apr. 10, 1999, in Oxford, Pa. following a lengthy illness.

He prepped at Hotchkiss, and when he arrived at Princeton ventured into several fields, such as freshman football, gym and track squads, cross country squad, second squad polo, Clio Hall, and Court Club.

For a spell after graduating, he worked in a Wall Street brokerage firm and after an interlude of horse farming went to work for the Deepwater Plant of the Dupont Co. In Jan. 1942, he entered the field artillery of the Army, and served as battery officer in Europe. He held the rank of first lieutenant when he was discharged in Sept. 1945.

Thereafter, Tom became a dairy farmer in Lancaster and Chester Counties.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche Halladay; three sons, David, Tom Jr., and Brian; and four great-grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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Prentiss B. Reed Jr. ’31

Prentiss was born May 4, 1908, in Montgomery, Ala., and died Nov. 6, 1999, at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, Ill. He was 91.

He graduated from Scarborough School in Scarborough-on-Hudson, N.Y., and in 1927 entered Princeton, where he was a member of Clio Hall. In 1919 he left the university to work for the Otis Elevator Co. in order to have, according to him, “contact with the working class.” He left Otis to engage in the fire insurance business. Then he went to R. H. Macy & Co. In 1942 he found his niche in the Army Ordnance Corps, where he “moved around a great deal in the U.S. and the Far East.” He served on the general staff of the Far Eastern Command and in the Korean Communications Zone Headquarters and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1966 he retired as executive officer of the Frankfort Arsenal, after having written two books, Personal Leadership for Combat Officers and A New Look for Army Logistics.

Surviving are his daughter, Susan Dunsmore, his sisters, Eleanor R. Alter and Dolly R. Wageman, two nephews, and one niece. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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Charles Joseph Repka ’31

Charlie was born Nov. 15, 1905, in Budapest, Hungary, but lived for many years in Newark and Elizabeth, N.J. On Mar. 3, 2001, he died at the Willowood Nursing Home in Great Barrington, Mass.

He prepared at Newark Central H.S. and the Institute of Arts and Sciences. At Princeton he won the Princeton Club of New York Prize for greatest improvement during freshman year, Princeton Club of Newark Scholarship, Kimball Memorial Scholarship, and the Goodman Memorial Scholarship. He was a member of track squad, championship class football team, Cliosophic Society, Catholic Club, Catholic Choir, and University Club.

In the outside world, Charlie spent his first years teaching, first at Mount Pleasant Hall in Ossining, N.Y., and at New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson. He then went with Prudential Insurance Co., where he remained until he became an actuary for the state of New York. By 1975 he had had enough of it, and retired.

Surviving is one grandchild, as far as can be determined. The class extends its sincerest sympathy to all members of the family.

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Wallace Howard Smith ’31

Red, one of the most loyal of all Princetonians, was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Joplin, Mo., and died Mar. 25, 2001, in Kissimmee, Fla. His clothes, his house, his actions, his glassware — everything had some Princeton identification.

He prepared at Mercersburg, and at Princeton he was on the freshman baseball squad, Glee Club, choir, and a member of Elm Club. He even wrote his own obit, and we were able to squeeze this bit in: “After graduation he was Florida representative for Hercules Powder and, in what he considered the luckiest decision of his life, married Mary Roess. Red set out to amass as many titles as he could, and they included city commissioner, mayor, president of the Kiwanis Club, founding member of the Park Board, president of the Chamber of Commerce, commander, American Legion Post, founding board member of the Golf & Country Club, president of the Rotary Club, church elder, all the while being Brooksville, Florida’s Movie Exhibitor.”

Red is survived by his daughters, Mary Townsend and Julie Roess-Smith, son, Martin F., and four grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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Charles Henry Stevens ’31 *32

Charles was born Aug. 15, 1910, in Jersey City, N.J., and died Mar. 6, 1985, in Ossining, N.Y. He was single, an only child, and had very few (if any) close relatives.

He graduated from the Peddie School and entered Princeton in Sept. 1927. There is no record of his activities as an undergraduate, but it is recorded he earned an MA in classics in 1932. He taught at a number of schools, including Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and the Cathedral Choir School in Manhattan. When last heard from, he was on the faculty of Briarcliff H.S.

The class sends its deepest regrets to the family.

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Philip E. Robinson ’32

Philip E. Robinson died Apr. 29, 2001, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was 90.

Born May 6, 1910, in Philadelphia to Philip Ely and Mary Eaves Gillespie Robinson, Philip attended Princeton and Union College, in New York. He married Helene in 1961.

Philip worked at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Silver Spring, Md., for 28 years. He lived in Mountain Home since 1974, when he moved from Maryland. Philip enjoyed ham radio, music, flying, gliding, sailing, and fishing. He was a Protestant.

He is survived by daughter Susan Holman and her husband, Donald; daughter Patricia Yamaoka; stepsons Michael Shah and John Bruce Shah; a stepdaughter, Patricia Anne Swartz; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; a brother, Albert; and a sister, Katherine.

The class sends its condolences.

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Thomas Miller Lasater ’33

Tom Lasater died on May 7, 2001, at his home on the Lasater Ranch near Matheson, Colo. He was 90.

He was a lifelong steward of nature and the founder of the Beefmaster breed of cattle. Tom graduated from Phillips Academy and attended Princeton, but following the death of his father returned to his father’s ranch. In 1940 he married Mary Caroline Casey, who died in 1980. In 1931, using what remained of his father’s Hereford and Brahman herds along with some purchased Shorthorn bulls, Tom initiated the cross-breeding program that culminated in the Beefmaster breed of cattle. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in 1954 recognized Beefmaster as the second breed created in the U.S. In 1948 Tom moved his cattle operation to Colorado. In 1950 he was a founding member of the Pike’s Peak Cattlemen’s Assn., a member of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Assn., and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. During his career he received numerous awards in recognition of his pioneering work in cattle genetics and range stewardship.

Tom is survived by a daughter, Sally, and five sons, Laurie ’63, Dale ’65, Lane ’68, Alan, and Brian, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The class will miss this strong man with his original thoughts.

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Sedgwick Snedeker ’33

Sned died May 8, 2001, of pneumonia. He was 92. He lived in Laurel Hollow, Long Island and Palm Beach, Fla. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. At Princeton he was on the varsity track team, the football squad, and crew squad. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1936. Sned was the third member of his family to practice law with the firm Snedeker and Snedeker in Brooklyn. Sned specialized in real estate law. He successfully argued O’Neil vs. Brooklyn Savings Bank before the U.S. Supreme Court. He later practiced law with Paul O’Dwyer. The two of them managed to change the official founding date of New York from 1664, when the British landed, to 1625, when the Dutch landed. These two also incorporated Dutch emblems into the seal of New York. He worked for the Salvation Army and enjoyed tennis and sailing.

Sned is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Naudin, and two children from his previous marriage, Thomas Steele and James Phyfe. He is also survived by three stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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Charles Claxton Cowing ’39

Charlie died Feb. 20, 2001, of heart disease, which he had had since his first cardiac attack in 1985. According to Marion, his wife of 60 years, he died instantly and peacefully in her arms at their home in Temecula, Calif., “so peacefully,” she added, “even his pacemaker didn’t go off.” Throughout his career Charlie was involved in all phases of personnel management, first in Pennsylvania and then in California. Always an advocate for education, at the time of his retirement he was with the LA city schools.

Charlie was a glider pilot from the age of 15, so it’s not surprising he joined the Army Air Corps in WWII, became a member of the famous 100th Bomber Group, flew 27 missions, and received five citations, four from General Doolittle: the Air Medal, three Oak Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Back home he was always a family man first, delighting in his daughter, Anne, granddaughters Melanie and Melissa, and great-grandson Connor. To Marion and all the family he loved, we offer our heartfelt sympathy.

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Richard George Woodbridge III ’39 *49

After a short illness Dick died at the Medical Center of Princeton on May 2, 2001. He had recently become a resident of Meadow Lakes, the retirement community near Princeton, his home throughout his career. In college years he combined his love of literature, serving as editor of the Nassau Lit, with his bent for scientific development, taking his degree in chemical engineering, followed by obtaining his MA and PhD in organic chemistry from Princeton as well as doing graduate work at MIT and Columbia Business School. All this led him to the investment department of the New York Life Insurance Co. in 1949 where he was responsible for their investments in high-technology companies until he retired in 1979.

He is survived by his wife, Josie, daughter Mary, son Richard, and four grandchildren. With them we bid farewell to Dick with his own words written as class poet for our 60th:

From glory unto glory, we pilgrims of

bright heart

Left long ago the heaven which was our


We shall re-enter heaven on the other side

of dark

To find again the Splendids who never left

our heart.

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Joseph G. Bradshaw ’40

After several years of declining health, Joe died on May 13, 2001. He was 82. For the past eight years, he lived at Pine Run Community in Doylestown, Pa.

Always the loyal classmate, affable companion, and leader, his greatest satisfactions were in his family and his good works at the two educational institutions that helped frame his life endeavors. He was a trustee at Peddie School and, until he retired, served as alumni secretary and business manager at Princeton. Joe was particularly pleased to follow in the footsteps of Don Griffin ’23.

Graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Joe worked for Koppers Co. of Pittsburgh for 18 years in a variety of managerial capacities, before joining Princeton.

From 1964 until 1993 Joe and his family lived at Squire Lea Farm in the Pittstown, N.J., area. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Carey Bradshaw, his daughters, Jane B. Gilbert and Laura Bradshaw, and his brother, Thomas W.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family on the loss of this devoted Princetonian.

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George H. Cadgene ’40

George died Jan. 23, 2001, in Belleaire, Fla., where he had moved in 1989 from Verona, N.J., two years after the death of his first wife, Norcisse E. Kunz.

In 1989 George married Betty Johnson, who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters, Marie Jean and Norcisse Suzanne, as well as two sisters, to all of whom the Class of ’40 extends its deepest sympathy.

George came to Princeton in 1936 from Newman School in Lakewood, N.J. In 1940 he received a degree in chemical engineering from Princeton.

He did graduate work at Penn State, Ohio State, and St. John’s U. From 1944-46 he was in military service in Oak Ridge, Tenn., working on the Manhattan Project. Thereafter, he spent the next 42 years with a series of companies, where he was primarily engaged in purchasing the essential oils from all over the world needed in the compounding of flavors and fragrances.

George’s services to our class and Princeton included serving as class president, secretary, treasurer, class agent, and representative over a period of 50 years. He was an outstanding member of this class, and we all will miss him.

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Theodore Burroughs Fryer Jr. ’40

Ted Fryer died Sept. 2, 2000, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 83. It had been a long illness; but he was surrounded by his family at the end.

Ted was born in Philadelphia and educated at Episcopal Academy, and at Princeton he earned his AB in geology. During WWII, he served in the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army’s Air Force in North Africa, Italy, and France.

With a lifelong career in oil and gas exploration as a geophysicist, Ted saw himself as a globetrotter. "Most pleasant and rewarding were six years in Paris with field work in the Loire Valley. We were married there, and our two children were born there. Less pleasant were eight years in Libya, where we experienced the Six-Day War and the revolution."

Princeton laid claim once again to Ted in retirement, when the Fryers established their principal residence there, with a second home on Lake Geneva in France. His last few years were spent in the Durham-Chapel Hill area.

To his wife, Mayke Helena Stallaert

Fryer; his sister, Emily Fryer Hill; his son, Marc Boudewijn Fryer.; his daughters, Gwendolyn Fryer and Pamela Gray; his

four grandchildren, and one great-grandson, his classmates extend their sincere


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Cameron Mackenzie ’40

After a brief illness, Cameron Mackenzie died Apr. 1, 2000, in Harbor Nursing Home in Hingham, Mass. He was 82.

Born in Providence, Mack attended Providence Country Day School and Lawrenceville. His department at Princeton was geology; his club, Tiger Inn; he played football and rugby.

From Sept. 1940 through June 1946, he was a member of the Army Field Artillery, attaining the rank of captain in the European theater. Later Mack became district manager for New England with the American Cyanamid Co.

The Princeton Alumni Assn. of New England enjoyed his vigorous support in the offices of president and board member. He also served as regional chair for AG, schools committee, and was an Alumni Council member.

He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and belonging to many sporting organizations, including Atlantic Salmon Assn., Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Hingham Yacht Club, Cohasset Golf Club, and the National Wildlife Federation.

To his two sons, Bruce C. and John M.; his daughter, Heather M. Eck; and his five grandchildren, his classmates extend their sincere condolences.

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Robert V. McMenimen ’40

Bob “Mickey” McMenimen was proud and happy to be a newspaperman, “a career to which I looked forward since I was 12 years old,” he wrote in our 40th reunion yearbook.

Following graduation, he first worked as a reporter for the Plainfield Courier News and then for the Newark Sunday Call, before settling at the Newark Evening News, where he rose to become managing editor. During WWII, he served as a Marine Corps combat correspondent in the Philippines and during the occupation of Nagasaki, Japan.

Bob came to Princeton from Governor Dummer Academy, was an English major, and a member of Campus Club. During these years, he dated Eleanor De Camp of West Orange, N.J., a fellow New York Yankee fan, to whom he was married 60 years (they spent some of their honeymoon in Yankee Stadium).

Following his retirement from journalism, the McMenimens were often in residence at their summer home in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Bob died in Maplewood on May 21, 2001.

He is survived by Eleanor, two sons, a daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, all of whom have our warmest condolences.

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Robert M. Minton ’40

Bob Minton graduated from Morristown [N.J.] H.S. in 1935, was accepted at Princeton, but since this was during the Depression, worked for a year as a runner on Wall Street. He then entered with us in the fall of 1936, creating a loss to ’39, but bringing his wit and wisdom to the Class of ’40.

He was managing editor of the Tiger, chair of the Undergraduate Dance Committee, and a member of Cannon Club. Following graduation he worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter, during which time he met and married Lal, his wife of 58 years.

Bob then became a reporter for the old World-Telegraph; then for many years abroad with Radio Free Europe before settling in Concord, Mass. As a freelance writer, his articles appeared in the nation’s leading magazines. He also wrote several books, but he always had time for Princeton and his class, serving as class secretary and assembling our 50th reunion yearbook.

In Mexico in early 2000 he became ill and died on Mar. 9. His memorial service was attended by classmates Fuller, Sauer, Rogers, and Shultz. With Lal, their daughters, Cronan and Helena, and their three grandchildren, the class shares the loss.

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Joseph Spencer, of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, died Nov. 3, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. He was 86. He came from a Princeton family, including his father, Frank N. Spencer 1905, and his brothers, Ridgeway ’30, Frank Jr. ’33, and Harold ’37.

Joe was originally in the Class of 1937, but his college years were interrupted and he graduated with a degree in biophysics in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for the Steel Services in Richmond, Va., and became treasurer of Southern Machine in 1950. Joe and his wife, Maude, particularly enjoyed their life at River Hills Plantation, just south of Charlotte.

While at Princeton, he was an avid runner; his gentle spirit and subtle mind touched many who knew him. Joe remembered with special fondness classmates Bill Shand and Tak Takami. Good books, good music, philosophy, trains, golf, and family — those interests illuminated his life.

To his wife, Maude Farley Spencer; his daughter, Susanna S. Horner; four sons, Joseph, Jr., David B., Edwin N., and Thomas S., his brother, Frank N., Jr.; his two sisters, Polly S. Groves and Jane S. Burke; and 11 grandchildren, the class extends its sincerest condolences.

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Harold Anderson Jerry jr. ’41

Jerry died June 9. Coming from Plattsburgh [N.Y]. H.S., he majored in politics at Princeton, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with high honors. He joined Cloister Inn and roomed with Bill Carney, and later Joe McFarland.

Commissioned in 1941, Jerry served five years in the field artillery, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

After Harvard Law School, he practiced law in Elmira, N.Y. He served in the New York Senate, 1958-62 and joined the Rockefeller Administration in 1963 as director of the Office of Regional Development.

In 1967 Jerry was appointed executive secretary of the Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the Adirondacks, leading to legislation providing development plans for the Adirondack region, protecting against large-scale development and the preservation of open space.

He maintained his lifelong love of the Adirondacks, serving as president, chair, and director of numerous Adirondack organizations.

Appointed to the N.Y. Public Service Commission in 1973, he served for 24 years.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jocelyn Rogers Jerry; a son Harold A. III ’69, two daughters, Danielle Jerry and Jocelyn Wolcott; and eight grandchildren. Another son, Philip ’95, choreographer and leading dancer of the Joffrey Ballet, died in 1996.

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Lunsford Richardson Preyer ’41

The Honorable L. Richardson Preyer died Apr. 3, 2001. A lifelong resident of Greensboro, N.C., he graduated from Woodberry Forest.

At Princeton, Rich majored in English, was on the 150-lb football team, the golf team, and was vice president of Tower.

During WWII, he served four years as gunnery officer and executive officer on the destroyer Duty in the Atlantic and Pacific, earning the Bronze Star for action at Okinawa.

After Harvard Law School, he became a Greensboro City judge, then a North Carolina Superior Court judge, before he was appointed federal judge of the Middle District Court.

Elected to Congress in 1968, Rich served six terms, including chairing the Select Committee on Ethics, and the Committee on Assassination of Pres. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Again in Greensboro, he involved himself in community life, serving on and chairing countless civil and charitable organizations. The Greensboro Federal Courthouse and Post Office are named in his honor, the L. Richardson Preyer Federal Building.

He was preceded in death recently by his wife of 53 years, Emily Harris Preyer, and his brother William Yost Preyer Jr.

He is survived by his sons, Richardson Jr. ’70 and Britt; daughters Mary Norris, Emily ’81, and Jane; three brothers and 12 grandchildren.

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George Cook Young ’41

George died June 13, 2001, just one month to the day after the death of his wife, Fran.

Arriving at Princeton via the Princeton Country Day School, Rumsey Hall School, and Hotchkiss, Porky majored in geology and hockey. He was captain of our championship 1940-41 hockey team.

A member of Ivy, he also joined the 21 Club and the Right-Wing Club. He roomed variously with Rembert, Lewis, Davies, Flynn, Ferris, Burkham, Wall, and Lippincott.

Entering the Army in Sept. 1941, he served first with the 38th Division, then was assigned to the Field Artillery Board at Fort Bragg, before shipping out to the Philippines, and retired as captain in 1946.

George spent his entire business career with the National City Bank (now Citicorp), retiring in 1978 as assistant to vice president in the financial management department. Porky continued his hockey career with the St. Nicholas hockey club and then coached Little League Hockey for many years.

His first marriage to the late Majorie Munn ended in divorce. In 1950 he married Frances Lineaweaver. They are survived by four sons, George Jr., Henry, Matthew, and James; his daughter, Martha Tholen, and six grandchildren.

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William Johns Andrews ’42

Bill died May 2, 2001, of melanoma at Layhill Center in Silver Spring, Md. A CIA researcher, he retired in 1981.

Coming to Princeton from Knoxville [Tenn.] H.S., Bill majored in physics and was a member of Court Club. He spent four years in the Army Signal Corps, mostly in the Aleutian Islands, as a 1st lieutenant during WWII. After the war he received a master’s degree and a doctorate in physics from the U. of Virginia. He came to Washington in the late 1950s and worked briefly at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and for several small consulting and research companies before joining the CIA, where he worked 17 years before retiring. He did volunteer work also for the Bethesda YMCA and Boys and Girls Homes and Community Services, Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; two children, Barbara and Robert; and four grandchildren; to all of whom the class offers its most sincere sympathies.

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Bill died June 11, 2001, from complications of Parkinson's and heart disease, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton, Mass. He retired in 1999 as a general partner in The Palmer Organization, a venture capital firm he cofounded in 1972.

Preparing for Princeton at Darlington School, Bill majored in chemical engineering and graduated with honors. Joining Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, after earning a chemical engineering graduate degree at Princeton in 1943, he was involved in the designing and planning of processing facilities. He received an MBA from Harvard in 1948 and, after five more years with Standard of Indiana, he moved to Boston, where he joined American Research and Development Corp., a venture capital firm specializing in funding technology startups. Twenty years later he cofounded Palmer.

Bill was overseer or trustee of several organizations, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory of Music, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and the Lahey Clinic. A devoted Princetonian, he established a scholarship fund for deserving undergraduates.

To his wife, Marge; to his children, William and Gretchen; and to his three grandchildren the class extends its deepest sympathies.

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John Edward Keyes ’42

John died Mar. 30, 2001, at his home in Shelburne, Vt. A talented musician, he devoted his business career to accounting, but derived great pleasure and satisfaction from playing viola on a regular basis with the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra.

Preparing for Princeton at Exeter, John majored in music and was a member of Tower Club. Because his 4F classification prevented military service he went on to graduate school, receiving an MBA from Columbia in 1948. He worked as an accountant in two public accounting firms and a manufacturing company in the NYC area. He also became a CPA in New Jersey. He then moved to Montpelier, Vt., becoming a partner in the accounting firm Briggs, Keyes & Co. He later formed his own firm, which he operated until he retired in 1982. In addition to his participation with the Vermont Philharmonic he was active in the Green Mountain Club and the National Assn. of Accountants.

Predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, John is survived by his sons, Lawrence and Philip, and two grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its most sincere condolences.

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Albert Emanuel Penalosa Jr. ’42

Al died May 21, 2001, in New Preston, Conn. For much of his career he was actor, director, and producer in theatre, movies, and TV, until he switched to public relations. Illness forced him to retire in 1982.

After preparing for Princeton at Baldwin [Long Island] H.S., Al majored in English, was a member of Dial Lodge, and a mainstay of Theatre Intime in his undergraduate days. He eventually turned his extracurricular activity into a profession. During WWII, he served in the Navy, in the European theater as a lieutenant (j.g.). He said that retirement provided an opportunity to reflect and readjust values, to return to important moral and spiritual truths, to continue creative efforts that got sidetracked in the hurly-burly of establishing a career — a chance to return to one’s faith and receive spiritual support.

As Al never married the class offers its condolences to all his friends and admirers in his chosen field, entertainment.

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Philip Haynes Schaff Jr. ’42

When Phil died June 11, 2001, in Evanston [Ill.] Hospital, of a viral infection, the class suffered a most grievous loss. A loving husband, caring father, and dedicated Princetonian, he lived an exceptionally full and accomplished life. Retired chairman and CEO of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, he also served as a trustee of Princeton, president of his class, and was one of our most prolific fundraisers.

Phil prepared for Princeton at Mercersburg Academy, majored in history, and was a member of Charter Club. During the war he flew P-38 photo-reconnaissance missions from China and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses. Following the war he joined Leo Burnett, in Chicago, ultimately succeeding the founder as chairman and CEO. He also collected inspirational phrases, which he included in the autobiography he published, on his 80th birthday, for family and friends. As a compassionate man with an incredibly agile mind, he served on the boards of many local and national organizations. He will be sorely missed.

To Mary, his wife of 53 years; to his five children, Glad, Doug, Nancy, Susie, and Johnson; and to his 13 grandchildren the class offers its most profound condolences.

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Richard Seidler ’43

The class lost Dick on May 5, 2001, at the age of 80.

A native of South Orange, N.J., he lived in Maplewood before moving to Chester some 30 years ago.

During WWII, Dick served with distinction in the Navy, and participated in the Normandy invasion of 1944.

A member of the Newark Rotary Club, Dick was owner and president of the Seidler Chemical Co. in Newark from 1947 until he retired in 1998.

Dick’s wife, Jean, predeceased him. Survivors include three daughters, Diane Shapiro, Barbara Faigle, and Cathy Seidler; a son, Richard Jr.; and five grandchildren.

To the entire family, we offer our most heartfelt condolences.

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Gardner R. Cunningham ’45

Gardner Cunningham died on May 15, 2001, at a nursing home in Doylestown, Pa., with his family at his side. He suffered a stroke six years before, and his health steadily declined. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Maj entered Princeton with the large Lawrenceville contingent and roomed in Hill, joining Cap and Gown. Maj served in the Army as an officer with the 13th Armored Division. He then took a degree in 1946 in economics cum laude and served for two years as assistant dean of admissions for the university. He married the former Charlotte R. Nelson in 1948 and joined the William Zinsser Co. in New York. Maj became president and CEO of Zinsser, manufacturers of surface coatings and polymers. Maj served on the board of the Kent Place School in Summit, N.J. He became interested in the Skytop Lodge resort in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, where he maintained a home and served as president of the Pocono Hotels Corp.

In addition to Charlotte, Maj is survived by sons Gardner R. Jr. ’76 and Todd, by daughters Shelley, Tracy Lobur, and Kim, and by five grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.

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Larry MacIver died of a heart attack in his Milwaukee home on Jan. 2, 2001. His memorial service was in the city’s Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Our class was represented by longtime friend Chips Chester, who prepared most of this memorial.

A graduate of the Milwaukee Country Day School, Larry spent a year at Choate before entering Princeton, where he majored in economics, and was president of Elm Club.

After graduation, Larry attended naval OCS at Newport, R.I., and served for three and one-half years in the Pacific. He and Ann Ross were married on Feb. 8, 1958.

Larry’s professional life was spent exclusively in the insurance business. After several years with small fire and casualty companies, he joined Allen Bradley Co., from which he retired in 1988 as risk manager. He found major satisfaction in community and church work, especially the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation, and Jarambee Community School. Larry served in the major leadership roles of his congregation, and was a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.

Larry is survived by Ann, his daughter, Janet, his son, Ross, and three grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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Peter Paddock died at home in Cashiers, N.C., on Sept. 18, 2000, of cancer and heart disease. His memorial service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers.

A native of Grosse Point, Mich., Peter attended St. Paul’s School. At Princeton he majored in English and belonged to Tiger Inn. At graduation he was commissioned an ensign in the Navy; he served two years, attached to amphibious forces and training duties. Opting for the "mail room" at J. Walter Thompson in Detroit, Peter began what he described as 35 years of "normally frenzied business pace," holding key managerial positions within the Thompson organization, planned community developers in Houston, and finally his own consulting firm in West Palm Beach, Fla.

With his wife, Karen, in place as administrator of Wyndham House, their final venture, Peter turned to his life-long dream, and pursued graduate study in the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization. He received a master’s in anthropology from Florida Atlantic U. in 1995. Upon retirement he served as a visiting professor at Western Carolina U.

Peter is survived by Karen, his twin daughters, Pamela and Lydia, and his son, Peter. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family.

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Responding to a brief note about Ned Snyder's death on May 18, 1999, Tom Leary wrote the following remembrance as a long-time friend and Princeton roommate:

"Ned did not graduate with our class and had secluded himself from his Princeton friends for many years. Nevertheless, he will be remembered as one of our most talented and personable classmates.

"Ned was triple talented. He could write songs with snap and wit in the style of Cole Porter, or with the haunting beauty of Noel Coward. At the same time, he could design and build scenery for the Triangle Club. He was a sturdy friend.

"Ned never fulfilled his youthful promise, and perhaps because of it, he shut out his Princeton friends in later life. But I know that he treasured his Princeton memories. I saw him last about 10 years ago for dinner in his tiny New York apartment, overflowing with Princeton memorabilia — old photos, programs, articles, and invitations. We reminisced for hours. But I could never coax him out of his seclusion.

"Ned was the only child of parents who predeceased him. He never married and leaves no survivors, other than fond memories. R.I.P."

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Martin Albert Dale ’53

Marty, who came to Princeton on a William Cane Scholarship, and later showed his gratitude by establishing his own scholarships and fellowships, died Apr. 24, 2001, at Longboat Key, Fla.

Over the past decade more than 90 sophomores have received the Martin A. Dale Summer Awards and five seniors have been given his annual fellowships.

Born in Newark, N.J., Marty graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He belonged to Key & Seal Club. He received a Fulbright Scholarship, studied at the U. of Strasbourg, and obtained his master’s with honors at Tufts U.

Among his numerous overseas positions were vice consul to Marseilles, vice consul and acting principal officer to Nice, and 2nd privy counselor and economic advisor to Prince Rainier of Monaco, where he helped develop the principality’s economic resources.

Marty is survived by wife Berteline, sons Charles ’78, W. Gregory ’81, and Eric, daughter Pamela Grace, stepson John Baier, and sister Irene Goldfarb. Among ’53 members at the service of thanksgiving for his life at the University Chapel was past class president Cliff Lindholm. Marty’s life was a productive and meaningful one. He was truly a principal player on the international stage.

The Class of 1953

William Francis Dwyer II ’56

Will Dwyer died of cancer on Jan. 11, 2001, at his home in DC. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Will spent his freshman year with us, then transferred to the U. of Rochester. While at Princeton he was a member of Whig-Clio and AFROTC. Will received his JD degree from Southwestern U. of Law in LA, and was admitted to the California and DC bars.

Active in the Republican Party, Will was a delegate to the GOP National Convention in 1972 and a New York presidential elector. He was a congressional administrative assistant in 1962, and later communications chief for the GSA.

Following nearly two decades in the private sector, Will served as a congressional counsel and press secretary, and in 1997 became communications director for the House Government Reform Committee.

He retired from federal service in 1999, rejoining his Washington law firm, Drath and Dwyer. Will appeared on stage and in TV commercials, and wrote and performed in a one-man play about Patrick Henry.

Will is survived by his wife, Constance Drath, their two children, F. Scott and William F. III, two children from his previous marriage, Elizabeth Sellers and

Geoffrey, two sisters, and two grandsons.

The class offers its sympathy to each of them.

The Class of 1956

William T. Shinn ’57

Bill died on June 6, 2001, in Richmond, Va., from complications from Parkinson’s disease, which he had had for 25 years.

Entering Princeton at age 16 from Washburn H.S. in Minneapolis, he joined Tower Club and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Russian studies in the Woodrow Wilson School. He received a master’s degree from Harvard in 1959 and also studied for a year at Moscow U.

Bill had a distinguished career as a diplomat, serving in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1960-93. His assignments took him to Poland, Germany, France, the U.S.S.R., and DC. He was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT) 1971-73, served as deputy director of the NATO office, head of the Soviet desk, and U.S. Consul General in Leningrad (1982-83).

He also received the Foreign Service Distinguished Service Award. Bill regarded his profession’s primary mission to be the achievement of peace and goodwill on earth.

To his daughter, Elisabeth Stigall, his son, Robert, his four grandchildren, and his sister, Ann, the class offers its deepest condolences. Contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.

The Class of 1957

Walter Livingston Titus ’57

Walt died April 22, 2001, of a heart attack while playing chess. At Princeton he majored in English, joined Key and Seal, and roomed with Phil Torrance ’58 in his senior year.

Upon graduating, Walt attended Columbia University’s graduate school in English, and then pursued his lifelong career of teaching, first at the Gunnery School in Connecticut and then at Princeton Country Day School in New Jersey.

In 1964 he married Louise. Billy was born in 1965. They moved to Bayshore, N.Y., in 1968 where Walt taught until he retired in 1996.

Walt was born with spina bifida. At Princeton he used a three-wheeled bike to get around. For the last 25 years of his life he was confined to a wheelchair. This in no

way prevented his active life of teaching, sailing, woodcarving, and his many civic

boards, including the Nature Conservancy, Southside Hospital, Great South Bay Yacht Assn., South Shore Waterfowlers, Bayberry Yacht Club, and Seatuck Environmental Assn.

The class sends its sympathy to his widow, Louise, son Bill, brother Peter, and sister Marcia.

The Class of 1957

Franklin S. Wearn II ’59

Frank Wearn died on Nov. 18, 2000, at the Cleveland Clinic, of a ruptured aorta.

Born in NYC, Frank prepared for Princeton at Brooklyn Technical, where he was a class officer, football player, and

member of the honor society. At Princeton he played freshman football, sailed with the Yacht Club, and belonged to Whig-Clio.

Frank joined Elm Club shortly before leaving Princeton in his sophomore year, after which he received a degree in history from Columbia.

Following military service Frank studied law at Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, where he was a member of law review.

Upon graduating he served a Court of Appeals clerkship, then established his own law practice in 1972 in Mentor, Ohio, where he remained until moving his office to his home in 1984.

While maintaining an active legal practice, Frank participated in community matters, serving as legal adviser, acting administrator, and board president of a Montessori school for handicapped and retarded children.

A dedicated Princeton alumnus, Frank served many years on the Alumni Schools Committee.

Frank is survived by his wife, Martha, his son, Franklin III, and his daughter Alexandra. His daughter Sarah predeceased him in 1983. The class extends its sincerest condolences to his family.

The Class of 1959

Marshall West Jenney ’63

Marshall Jenney, several times honored as Pennsylvania’s leading breeder of thoroughbred racehorses, died Nov. 26, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, of complications of a rare virus and heart disease. As operator of Derry Meeting Farm near Cochranville, Pa., he bred Danzig, which won all three of his races and then sired 156 stakes winners.

Born in Wilmington, Del., Marshall went from Hun School to Princeton, where he studied American civilization, wrote a history thesis on William F. Buckley, played squash, ate at Ivy, and rode as an amateur steeplechase jockey. He worked briefly in Wall Street before settling in Chester County and creating his farm. Among his other great horses was Mrs. Penny, a champion in England and Ireland and the winner of the Prix Diane (French Oaks) at Chantilly.

Forever possessed by an infectious enthusiasm for living, Marshall was a noted amateur steeplechase rider, an accomplished whip (driving four-in-hand), a fly fisherman, and a marksman.

The class sends condolences to his wife, Bettina; his two daughters, Anne West Jenney Darrow and Laura Symington Roe; his father, John Lord King Jenney ’25; his stepdaughters, Lindsay S. Scott and Sally Jenney Scott; a brother, Jay; and eight grandchildren.

The Class of 1963

Ralph L. Stanley ’74

Ralph “Steamer” died of melanoma on Apr. 2, 2001. He faced a harrowing illness with bravery and his incomparable wit and humor. Ralph was from Tenafly, N.J., and came to Princeton from Exeter. At Princeton Ralph played varsity baseball, was a member of Cap and Gown, and majored in English literature. He went on to graduate from Georgetown U. Law School. In 1981 he joined the U.S. Transportation Dept. and served as chief of staff to secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole. In 1983 Ralph was appointed to head the U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. In 1992 Ralph joined Bechtel, and later worked on the expansion of the Portland, Oreg., light-rail system and the economic development of the surrounding land. Stanley Park in Portland is named in honor of his work.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Beverly, his mother, Barbara Stanley Guillot, and his brother, Rick. Anyone who knew Ralph was captivated by his sparkle and wit. Donations in Ralph’s honor can be sent to the Ralph L. Stanley Memorial Fund, Office of the Recording Secretary, Princeton University, PO Box 140, Princeton, NJ 08544.

The Class of 1974

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