December 17, 2003: Memorials


Bart Hawley, former president of Hilton-Hawley Co., his family’s printing and litho inks manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, died Sept. 24, 2003, of congestive heart failure at his Indian Hill home. He was 92.

He graduated from Princeton in 1932 with a degree in politics. He was manager of the gym team, and a member of Minor “P,” Iron Rim Club, and Charter Club.

After college he returned to Cincinnati to join the family business. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served as a lieutenant at the procurement and material office in San Francisco until the war’s end. He again returned to Cincinnati to become president of Hilton-Hawley, where he stayed until the company was acquired by Borden Inc. in 1961. He then was a regional manager of the printing ink division until retiring in 1975.

Bart married Alexina Wilder, with whom he had a daughter, in 1939. They divorced in 1944. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Catherine Taylor Boyd Hawley, in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Hawley; two daughters, Alexina Lane and Kitty Schmidt; two sons, Charles Hawley and Frederick Hawley; stepson Edward Wagner Terrill; stepdaughter Pam Treverton; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild, to all of whom we extend our condolences.

The Class of 1932



William F. Wright, 93, a retired advertising executive and world-class golfer, died Sept. 15, 2003, at his home in Wayzata, Minn.

After graduation from the Hill School and Princeton, Bill began his advertising career in Philadelphia with the F. Wallis Armstrong Agency.

His next job was with J. Walter Thompson Co., where he began a 28-year career. He was account representative on the Champion Spark Plug, Shell Oil, and Ford Motor accounts. He retired as a vice president and director in 1963.

Bill successfully combined advertising and golf. He played on the Hill and Princeton teams. He joined Pine Valley Golf Club in 1958, became a trustee in 1963, and honorary lifetime member in 1998.

At the time of his death he was a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrew’s, Scotland; Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield, Scotland; Rye Golf Club in England; Woodhill Country Club, Wayzata; and the Everglades Club, Palm Beach, Fla.

Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret O’Brien, and his sons, William and Denis. He is survived by his wife, Rosita Hawley Wright; and her children MacDonald Hawley, James Hawley, Lisa Hawley, and Lane Hawley Cole; his children, daughter Susan Burden, and son Peter Wright; and four grandchildren, to all of whom the class sends condolences.

The Class of 1932



Chic Doak, an unusually versatile classmate, died Sept. 9, 2003, at home in Devon, Pa., of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 92.

Chic attended Friends School and Exeter, and after Princeton, began work in his family’s woolen mill. During WWII he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the occupation of Berlin. In 1946, he married Priscilla Johnson and returned to the mill.

He retired from the mill in the late 1960s. He then began his enjoyable life. He liked to paint, cook, watch birds, write poetry, and write of his war experiences. Priscilla says his main passion was mountain-climbing. He climbed mountains all over the world, including Norway, Switzerland, and Wyoming. He was a longtime member of the Main Line Unitarian Church, where he was involved with religious programs and presided over a number of Sunday services. People looked forward to his services.

In addition to his wife, Chic is survived by a son, Jonathan; a daughter, Diana Donahue; and four grandchildren. Chic added a light touch to all our class activities. We will miss him, as will his family.

The Class of 1933



Henry McIntyre, an active dedicated volunteer, died Aug. 18, 2003.

After graduating from Princeton, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he earned a law degree at Northwestern in 1936. He then worked as legal adviser to the Office of Price Administration. He served a as gunnery and field artillery instructor during WWII. He then participated in several real estate projects in Palo Alto. He was very active in civic projects, serving as chairman for Eisenhower’s campaign in the Bay Area in 1952, and on several hospital boards. He served the national Alzheimer’s Assn. from 1987 to 1997. His greatest interest was in proper population control. He founded the Population Resource Center.

Henry is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Bob and Shelby; two daughters, Virginia Stache and Penny Racheff; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His first wife, Winnie Wheeler, died about six years ago. Henry will be greatly missed by his extended family, his friends in ’33, and the many charitable organizations he supported.

The Class of 1933



Buzz Sloan was born in Ardmore, Pa., and died in Burr Ridge, Ill., on July 18, 2003. He was 92.

Buzz attended Phillips Exeter Academy and left Princeton after junior year. He obtained his BA degree from the College of William and Mary in 1960. After Princeton, he engaged in sales work in the New York and Philadelphia areas. In 1939, he married Jane Travers and also joined Mathiesen Alkali Works.

He entered the Army in chemical warfare service and served in the China-Burma-India area. He was discharged as a major. He taught mathematics at several private schools, including Princeton Country Day School, until his retirement in 1978. Jane died in 1995.

Buzz is survived by daughter Virginia Edmonds, son Edward, and six grandchildren. We will miss Buzz. He was a devoted Princetonian.

The Class of 1933



Johnny Scully, of Winchester, Va., died Sept, 25, 2003. He was the former president of Winchester Cold Storage Co., which he once described as “primarily an apple house, along with other related activities,” and an ardent golfer.

Johnny left college junior year, returning in the fall of 1933 with the Class of ’35. In 1967 he was returned to the Class of ’34 at his own request. Johnny met annually with ’34 classmate Hank Miller of Hagerstown, Md., when the seniors’ teams of their respective golf clubs played each other. Reporting on one of their recent encounters Johnny wrote, “Hank looks so young, my fellow golfers have trouble believing we were classmates.”

From 1941 to 1946 Johnny served with the 5th Air Force in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. After the war he stayed in the Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel.

Johnny was married in 1940 to Fenton (Nelly) Nelson, and they had two sons and two daughters. Fenton died in January 2002. Surviving, besides the children, are eight grandchildren.

The Class of 1934



Doug died peacefully of natural causes Aug. 26, 2003, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., where he had moved in 1981.

Born in NYC, he prepared at Pomfret School. At Princeton he was elected manager of the 150-lb. crew in 1936, and was a member of Cap and Gown Club. He left college at the end of sophomore year and went to work for the Corn Exchange Bank & Trust Co.

During WWII, Doug served as a captain in the Army Air Force, thereafter returning to continue a 40-year banking career at the Discount Corp. and Franklin Savings Bank in NYC. He enjoyed his membership in senior golf, the Union and Anglers clubs, and Piping Rock Club, where he served as treasurer. He was an active member of St. John’s of Lattingtown Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alison Brewster Fairchild; sons John D. and Peter L.; and six grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends deep sympathy for their loss.

The Class of 1938



Jim died in San Francisco Oct. 25, 2001.

He came to Princeton from Harrisburg [Pa.] Academy, majored in politics, and was a member of the University choir, the band, and Dial Lodge. He earned a degree from Dickinson Law School and practiced law for many years in the Harrisburg area. He was active in local politics. He served on the Middleboro Airport Commission, played vigorous golf and tennis, and had a major role in a local production of Lady in the Dark. He and his wife, Elizabeth, joined several of the postwar class trips to Europe. Both he and Elizabeth donated their bodies to the U. of California for medical research. They have memorial markers at Elizabeth’s hometown of Henderson, Ky.

Surviving are their three children, Will, Lisa, and James Jr., and two grandchildren, to whom the class extends its sympathy and warm regards.

The Class of 1938



Dorr died March 15, 2003, in San Antonio, Tex., where he had lived for many years after retiring from the Air Force as a brigadier general.

Dorr came to Princeton from Philadelphia. He was strong, athletic, interested in sports, and played on Princeton’s football teams. He left after two years, a Depression casualty, but always had great affection for Princeton.

In 1966, he received our Class Distinguished Service Award. Dorr was our most-decorated classmate, with 92 combat missions and 187 combat hours over the Mediterranean and Europe in WWII. His commendations included the Air Medal with Eight Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Legion of Merit. These decorations reflected the range of his service, from shooting down Messerschmitts in the Italian invasion to planning and directing the air invasion in southern France. Later, he had command responsibilities at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio and at the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado Springs. After retirement, he was a consultant for Raytheon in the United Kingdom and Boston.

Dorr’s wife, Karolen, died in 2000. He is survived by their three children, Doreen, Howard, and Luisa Inez, and four grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1938



Tiny died of cancer July 23, 2003, in Burlington, Vt., where he had lived for 53 years.

He was well known in the area for his small, elderly apple orchard — “elderly” because of the venerable varieties he lovingly cared for. His life’s work was teaching. He received his PhD in English literature from Yale in 1949 after four years (1942-46) with the Army in antiaircraft artillery and serving as an academic instructor. In 1949 he accepted a position in the English department at the U. of Vermont, where he taught until his retirement in 1985. A beloved and respected teacher, he was an encyclopedic source of information for his colleagues. For 33 years, he was the treasured faculty adviser to the senior honor society, Mortar Board.

Tiny and Carolyn Elley, also a graduate student at Yale when they met, were married in 1944. He was a great dad to their four children, inventing toys and playground equipment for them. He enjoyed skiing and playing tennis on the court he helped build behind their house, and in later years, spent summers tending his orchard.

To Carolyn, their four children, and five grandchildren, we offer sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1939



From the Princeton Office of Communications came the following: “David Coffin, a longtime faculty member in Princeton’s Art and Archaeology Dept. who influenced generations of scholars with his authoritative research on Italian Renaissance garden and landscape design, died of heart failure Oct. 14, 2003.”

Dave prepared at Greenwich [Conn.] High School. At Princeton he majored in art and archaeology, graduating with highest honors in humanities, and election to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Whig-Clio and Court Club.

During WWII he served in the Army’s European theater. His postgraduate studies were at Yale and Princeton, where he earned an MFA in 1947 and a PhD in 1954. After teaching fine arts at the U. of Michigan from 1947-49, Dave joined Princeton’s faculty as lecturer in art and archaeology, becoming department chair in 1964.

Among other publications, he wrote two award-winning books, The Villa d’Este at Tivoli, 1961; and The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome, 1979. His latest will be published in January 2004. He also earned many awards, including Princeton’s Howard T. Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

To his survivors: his wife, Nancy; his daughters, Elizabeth Coffin-Allerhand and Lois Coffin Jenny; his sons, Peter and David; and eight grandchildren, his classmates extend sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1940



Alumni Records recently received word that Um and his wife, Martha, had both died; he on May 31, 1998. We truly regret the interval of elapsed time without a memorial in his honor.

Preparing at the Lawrenceville School, Um followed his father, Lester Scott Kafer 1902; his uncle, Howard Gilmour 1903, and several cousins to Princeton. He majored in English and graduated with honors. He was on the freshman and JV crews.

Um joined the Newark News in 1941. As he wrote in the Class of 1940’s 25th yearbook, “After 11 of the happiest years of my life on the Newark News, I resigned (as state editor) to move to Florida.” He obtained a degree from Stetson U. College of Law and started practice as a partner in the firm of McDonnell and Kafer in Winter Park, Fla.

In 1965 he was president of the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Central Florida. Um enjoyed music, reading, sailing, and tennis.

He is survived by his son, Warren Scott Kafer ’66, from his first marriage to Helen Moss. To Warren and Um’s other surviving relatives, the class extends belated sympathy.

The Class of 1940



Jack died Oct. 10, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He prepared at Lake Forest Academy in Chicago. At Princeton he majored in economics, was on the freshman football, tennis, and winter track teams, and was a member of Triangle Club.

He left Princeton his junior year to join the Ray H. Muhlan Motor Co. in Paducah as vice president.

Jack was an entrepreneur. Soon he was president and owner of Columbia Amusement and Realty Co., serving as vice president of the board of the National Assn. of Theater Owners, and a frequent speaker at regional and national conventions. In addition to operating movie theaters, he was a real estate developer. He received many awards for service to business and civic endeavors, including Boy Scouts, Community Chest, the United Negro College Fund, and Junior Achievement.

An avid sportsman, Jack played golf and tennis, and enjoyed sailing. He was one of the founders and the first commodore of the Kentucky Lake Sailing Club.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, June R. Keiler; two sons, John III and Steve; a daughter, Ann Whitney Whelen; and five grandchildren. To them, his classmates wish to extend their deep sympathies.

The Class of 1940



Harry died Aug. 8, 2003, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center. He prepared at Lakewood [N.J.] HS and Peddie.

His father, Harry E. Newman 1904, was a pitcher on the Princeton baseball team. Our Harry followed that tradition as a center on the football squad and member of the track team. He also was a member of the yacht club and Cannon Club.

After serving in the Army in WWII, he moved his family to South Carolina. There he raised Black Angus cattle, bred horses, “and dabbled in the Republican scene” while working for Deering Milliken Textile Co. He continued his management career with Milliken and J.P. Stevens in NYC well into his 80s, a tribute, according to the Asbury Park Press, “to his enduring work ethic.”

The Press also praised Harry as “a wonderful sailor who enjoyed Barnegat Bay, where he sailed his Class-A Cat Mary Ann.” He was a member of the Lavallette [N.J.] Yacht Club, where the family had a summer home.

He was predeceased by his wife, Natalie Rogers, and a daughter, Jill. To his survivors, four sons, Harry III, John, Peter, and Michael; daughters, Dianne McCammon and Mary Ann St. John; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, his classmates extend their deep sympathies.

The Class of 1940



It seems such a short while ago that Ed was anticipating another productive sugaring season from his Pennsylvania maple trees and another vigorous hike in the mountains he loved. It was not to be; he died suddenly in Keene Valley, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2003.

“Princeton,” he wrote in our 50th Reunion book, “has been part of the family: father (Edward Otis Stanley 1906); two cousins; big brother (David ’37), and son (Jonathan ’68).”

Ed prepared at Montclair and Deerfield academies. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, graduating with high honors, and inclusion in Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. He followed with a master’s and a PhD in the same halls.

He worked in management for Rohm and Haas Co. in the US and Far East until 1976, then worked as an independent consultant on environmental energy sources.

In 1948 Ed married Alice K. Davies, who shared his enthusiasm for world travel, mountain-climbing (Mounts Olympus, Parnassus, and Kilimanjaro), tennis, and hiking. He is credited with two first ascents in the Adirondacks in the 1930s. Old Nassau drew him back regularly.

His classmates extend their sincere condolences to Alice; his sons, Jonathan ’68 and Bevan; two grandsons; two granddaughters; brother David; and sisters Emily Hirsch, Margaret Wiener, and Mary Culbertson.

The Class of 1940



“The Lion” died Sept. 9, 2003, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. His lifelong athletic pursuits were dampened in recent years but, ever the optimist, he said, “I can still play golf, but horseback riding, jumping, and skiing are out. My one claim to fame is that I grew by an inch and a half (through hip replacement). I surely couldn’t run the half-mile anymore.”

After Polytechnic Preparatory, he followed relatives Archibald ’11 and James McLean ’14 to Princeton, where he majored in biology and graduated with honors. Lion participated in Cane Spree, cross-country, wrestling, track, rugby, and JV football. He was a member of Cannon Club.

He received his MD from Cornell in 1943. From 1944 to 1946, he served with the 1st Marine Brigade as a lieutenant.

Completing his residency in 1947, he opened the Veterans Administration Hospital in Montrose, had a private practice in neurology, and became commissioner of mental hygiene in Dutchess [N.Y.] County. He was on the staffs of two hospitals.

His first wife, Mary Alice Reed, died in 1968; his second, Oonagh Molony, in 1995. To his survivors, daughters Barbara, Lynn, and Janice Schaaf; sons Mark and Michael; and six grandchildren, his classmates offer their deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1940



George died June 29, 2003, after a long, debilitating illness.

He came to us sophomore year, having spent his freshman year at Williams College. He previously graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy.

An English major, George roomed with John L. Scott.

Enlisting in the Army Air Corps in December 1941, he became a gunner on B-17s, seeing combat first in the Australia-New Guinea theater, then transferring to Europe in October 1943.

He flew 35 combat missions, winning the Airman’s Medal and the Purple Heart. Discharged in October 1945, he attended Columbia Law School, receiving his degree in 1947.

George re-enlisted in 1949, serving in the Judge Advocate Division in Germany, Japan, Korea, and other locations. He retired as lieutenant colonel after 24 years of active military service.

Moving to Arlington, Va., he spent the next 26 years in civil service before retiring, for a total of 50 years in the nation’s service. Active in local politics, he served on the vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. George ran in many marathons, right up to the time he became incapacitated.

He is survived by his wife, Birgit Tisell Richardson, whom he married in December 1957. His interment was at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

The Class of 1941



Fred, a lifelong resident of the Syracuse area, died unexpectedly Aug. 20, 2003.

He came to Princeton from the Pebble Hill School. A member of Campus Club, Fred majored in economics. He left college after junior year and enrolled in the Syracuse U. College of Medicine, graduating in Decem-ber 1943.

After his internship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, he served in the Army Medical Corps and was discharged as a captain after serving three years.

Fred then completed four years of postgraduate training in cancer surgery at the Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases (Sloan-Kettering Memorial) in NYC.

Returning to Syracuse in 1952, he practiced as a general surgeon until his retirement in 1989. Since then he was an active member of the Syracuse Rose Society while living in Fayetteville, N.Y.

Fred was predeceased by his wife, Mary. He is survived by his daughter, Susan; his son, Charles; and grandson, Christian.

The Class of 1941



Jack Larsen, father of 12, progressively a physicist, engineering administrator, patent lawyer, and educator, died at home in Des Plaines, Ill., Aug. 2, 2003, from Parkinson’s complications.

He prepared at Tecumseh [Mich.] HS. At Princeton, he graduated with high honors in physics, was a member of Gateway Club and, in his first career, was a physics department instructor and group leader in a radio telemetry project. A pioneer in guided-missile electronics after a “hitch in the Army” and a master’s in mathematics from Michi-gan, he began his second career as a government engineering administrator, working on the USS Nautilus and the original Polaris missile team. For his contributions, he received the Presidential Certificate of Merit and Navy Meritorious Civil Service Award.

After earning JD and LLM degrees from George Washington U., he began a career in patent law at Bell Telephone Laboratories. By our 25th, Jack had entered his fourth career teaching patent, trademark, copyright, and aerospace law at Suffolk U.

Jack and Rosemary, his wife of 56 years, truly enjoyed raising their family, as was evident from grandson Mike Dwyer’s moving eulogy at Jack’s memorial service. To Rosemary, her four daughters, eight sons, and 20 grandchildren, the class extends its deepest condolences for the loss of a remarkable classmate.

The Class of 1942



Jim died Jan. 5, 2001, after a long illness.

Jim entered Princeton with the large contingent from Lawrenceville and joined Cap and Gown. He left Princeton for WWII service in the Army.

Jim later married the former Lynn Meredith of New York and became an account executive with Prudential-Bache Securities in Princeton. Subsequently he joined the brokerage firm of A.G. Edwards, also in Princeton, retiring in 1997. Prior to his illness, Jim was active in several sports, especially enjoying golf and tennis.

Jim is survived by his second wife, Evelyn Pardy Dean; and two children from his first marriage, son Peter H. and daughter Leslie M. Miller; and four grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945



Lee Hill died Apr. 1, 2002. He entered Princeton with the large contingent from Exeter, ahead of his brothers, Eugene D. Hill ’47 and W. Speed Hill ’57.

At Princeton, Lee played basketball, but because of the war, Lee accelerated his studies and received a degree in chemical engineering in 1944, becoming the first graduate of the class to be called to military service. Lee was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and inducted into Tau Beta Pi.

As a technical sergeant with the Army Corps of Engineers, Lee was involved with the Manhattan Project for research and development of the atom bomb. After military service, he joined Monsanto Chemical Co. in Dayton, Ohio, where he lived and worked for many years.

In addition to his brothers, Lee is survived by his son and namesake, Lee R. Hill Jr. ’84; three nieces, Virginia Martinson ’78; Julie Beck ’82; and Madeleine Vedel Hill ’89. The class extends its sympathy to this large and loyal Princeton family.

The Class of 1945



The Rev. Dave Marshall died Nov. 29, 2002.

Dave entered Princeton from Shadyside Academy. He was a stalwart on three varsity teams: football, basketball, and baseball. Dave was captain of the baseball team and was awarded the John Poe Cup and the William Roper Trophy. A member of Cottage, he also belonged to the undergraduate council and was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.

Bill received his degree in English cum laude in 1945 and graduated from Grace Theological Seminary in Ridgewood, N.J., in 1947, then becoming pastor at Ridgewood’s Grace Church. He married the former Lorraine Johnson in 1947.

In the late 1980s, Dave retired from Grace Church and moved to Cape Cod, where he assisted a variety of churches. During his 36 years at Grace Church, he was able to serve on mission boards in East Africa and South America. The class was privileged to have Dave address our 45th-year memorial service in the University Chapel in 1990.

In addition to Lorraine, Dave is survived by three sons, Bruce, Lawrence, and John, and by a daughter, Judy Adare. The class extends its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945



Harry Phillips died Mar. 14, 2003, in Durham, N.C., from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Harry, a prominent leader in the Presbyterian Church, entered Princeton from Peabody HS in Pittsburgh. He received a degree in English summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1945. Thereafter, he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he was ordained a minister in 1946. In 1950, he was awarded a theology degree from the U. of Edinburgh, Scotland, and in 1951 was ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., awarded Harry a doctor of divinity degree in 1964.

Prior to becoming the executive presbyter of the Presbytery of NYC in 1974, Harry served in pastorates in Mendham, N.J., St. Louis, and Dallas–Fort Worth. As executive presbyter, he was the chief administrator for the governing body of more than 100 Presbyterian churches in NYC.

Harry was predeceased by his wife, the former Joanna Beattie. His survivors include his brother, the Rev. James M. Phillips ’49; three sons, Harry III, John, and Bruce ’78; and five grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to all the family.

The Class of 1945



Sandy Taggart, a lifelong Indianapolis resident, died Sept. 27, 2003. Grandson of Alexander L. Taggart 1904, who founded the Colonial Baking Co. of which Sandy became president and chairman, he founded the Taggart Corp. and the Fourwinds Corp. to develop real estate and marinas.

After attending Park Country Day School, he entered Princeton in 1942 to major in economics. After service in the Army Air Corps in India, he graduated in 1948.

Sandy greatly enjoyed singing and touring with the Triangle Club and acting in local theater. Tennis, sailing, skiing, and golf also engaged him. He was a committed volunteer for Goodwill Industries, the YWCA, the United Fund, and the United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school. For Princeton, he headed special gifts committees, and led game and reunion cheers with gusto.

His first wife, Joan, predeceased him in 1992 after 40 years of marriage. Their children, Alexander IV “Rip” ’76, Leesy ’78, and Lynn DeVoe; Sandy’s brothers Henry G. and Michael ’53; a sister, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons; and 10 grandchildren survive. His second wife, Phyllis, whom he married in 1993, died in 2002. Sandy also is survived by her children, Jennifer Weaver, Howard E. Sullivan III, and Kathryn Hanley. To them all, the class extends sincere sympathy.

A long, fond locomotive for Sandy: Hip, hip, hip, siss, siss, siss, boom, boom, boom, BAH! Sandy, Sandy, Sandy!

The Class of 1946



Walt died Aug. 22, 2003, of congestive heart failure. He was 82.

He was born in Dendron, Va., near where his ancestors landed in 1627. He grew up in DC and graduated from Central High School. He joined the Navy in 1942 and fought in five major battles in the South Pacific.

Walt joined us in 1946 in the V-12 program. He was active on the football and baseball teams, especially known for his speed of foot. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret “Peggy” Martin in 1947. Their best man was the irrepressible Hal Rogers. Walt, Hal, Jim Pitney, Bob Meyer, and John Pell joined WWII companions Tom Finical ’47 and Gerry Sheridan ’47 for occasional reunions of miscreants from the 1945 era.

Walt’s professional career was with C&P Telephone in DC, where he ultimately became director of government communications, directly involved with the White House from Eisenhower through Carter.

Peggy and Walt suffered tragedy in March 1972 when their daughter-in-law and 4-year-old grandson were killed in an automobile crash.

In addition to Peggy, Walt is survived by his daughter, Dianne Boatwright, son Walter Jr., and three grandchildren.

The Class of 1948



Nick died July 4, 2003, after a full life in academia and social action.

At Princeton, Nick majored in English, was on The Tiger editorial board, won the Class of 1922 Poetry Prize, and belonged to Cloister Inn. After Army service for two years and a short teaching stint, he earned master’s and doctoral degrees in English at the U. of Florida. He went on to Louisiana State U., where he taught for 30 years and authored numerous scholarly works.

Active in the 1960s civil rights struggle, he was investigated by the Louisiana Joint House/Senate Un-American Activities Committee and declared “not a Communist.” The LSU Library has his civil rights-era papers in a special collection.

In 1987, following his third Fulbright Senior Lectureship appointment, Nick retired to Seattle. There he volunteered at Seattle’s largest homeless shelter, was active in the outreach programs of St. Mark’s Cathedral and served on its vestry, and taught at Edmonds Community College.

Nick, an avid reader, also was an enthusiastic low-stakes blackjack player who for 10 years traveled quarterly to Reno.

To his wife of 51 years, Amelia; children Thomas, Nicholas III and Ellen; a grandson; brother Arthur ’54; and a sister, goes our sympathy.

The Class of 1950



T-Willy died May 25, 2003. His home for many years was in Villanova, Pa.

T-Willy graduated from St. Paul’s in Concord, N.H., in 1944. After serving two years in the 82nd Airborne he entered Princeton. He majored in electrical engineering, belonged to Colonial Club, participated in interclub sports, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated with high honors.

His early professional career included a series of engineering and sales positions. In 1962 he started the Roberts Engineering Sales Co., which sold electronic and control equipment in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. At our 50th, T-Willy reported he was using experience acquired from his business to teach computer use to the elderly.

T-Willy loved traveling and woodworking, and making many things for his family, which was always foremost in his life. He was left with four daughters and a son when his first wife, Patsy, died of cancer in 1972. In 1976 he married Jane, whose three sons and daughter gave his blended family nine children, all of whom married and added 20 grandchildren to the Roberts clan.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Jane Savage; his sisters, Louise Stengel and Gainor Roberts; his children; grandchildren; and nephews.

The Class of 1950



Russell died at home in NYC Oct. 22, 2001, after a long illness through which he battled gallantly.

Born in Lake Forest, Ill., he prepared at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass. At Princeton he received a degree in modern languages, and was a member of Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, and Key and Seal Club.

After serving as aide-de-camp to an Army general during the Korean War, he returned to NYC, where he successfully pursued a career in finance, investments, and filmmaking. In the late 1970s he sold his seat on the NY Stock Exchange, moved to England and then to Palm Beach, before returning to NYC and further financial ventures.

Russell had a lifetime special interest in writing and producing plays and screenplays. He helped revive the El Morocco nightclub, launched a school for backgammon-playing, helped establish a distinguished young sculptor, and patented an invention.

Russell was celebrated in memorial remarks by his stepdaughter, Valerie Livingston, for his well-honed wit, his theatrical sense of ceremony, and his ability to remain a gentleman in even the most trying of circumstances.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy, and a stepson, Bret Livingston, as well as his stepdaughter. To them, all his classmates extend their deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1952



Ted died of apparent heart failure at his home in Cos Cob, Conn., Apr. 7, 2003. He grew up in Wayne, Pa., and graduated from the Haverford School. He enlisted in the Navy during junior year, and graduated with the Class of 1956.

Ted had a varied career with IBM, which included working in the Americas and the Far East, and with IBM Credit Corp. Early in his career he and his wife, Linda, moved to Connecticut, where they raised three sons and were involved in many activities. He held successive leadership positions in the Greenwich [Conn.] Presbyterian Church.

After retiring from IBM, Ted started a new company that provided services in writing, editing, and voiceovers for radio. His civic interests also expanded into teaching seniors how to use computers, and using his carpentry skills with Habitat for Humanity.

In our 50th Reunion book, Ted expressed regret at not having a full four years with our class, but showed his loyalty in other ways. Two of his sons graduated from Princeton: Alan ’87 and Bruce ’92. Son Scott graduated from the College of Wooster.

In addition to Linda and their sons, Ted is survived by two daughters-in-law, two grandsons, and two sisters. The class extends deepest sympathy to the entire family.

The Class of 1952



Courageous and ever optimistic, Bill died of cancer July 21, 2003, in Sante Fe. N.M.

He met his wife, the late Ellen Bentzen, while serving as a lieutenant in the field artillery in Colorado Springs. Bill was involved in geological exploration throughout his career. Daughter Betsy said geology “appealed to his theoretical grasp of mind and he derived lifelong satisfaction from it.” His early fieldwork was on the Navajo Indian reservation; then he proceeded to travel the world “in search of liquid treasures in mother earth.”

Hotchkiss classmate, college roommate, and fellow Cottage Club member Jim Dana remembered Bill’s enthusiasm and represented the class at Bill’s funeral.

Jim said the program used the following quote from Bill that appeared in our 50th Reunion book: “I would never have believed that I would be doing what I’m doing now or that I would be enjoying it so much more than anything else I would have chosen.”

Bill leaves behind sons William W. Jr. and Alexander H.; daughters Melissa A. and Elizabeth K. (both of whom are married but kept the Peabody name in honor of their father); six grandchildren; and his companion Dinah Simms. We share in their loss.

The Class of 1953



Tiny, aptly described by roommate Charlie Ringwalt as “a gentle giant who never made an enemy,” died of a degenerative disease Aug. 31, 2003.

He lived in Columbus, N.J., and coped with his illness with dignity. Representing ’53 at his funeral were Fred Powell and Bill Sutphin. Bill said the church bulletin called Tiny “a lawyer and shepherd.” Tiny was good at both professions. After finishing Rutgers Law School, he established his own firm, Rogers & Smith, and concentrated on land-use law. During his 40-year legal career, he was counsel for many planning and zoning committees in Burlington [N.J.] County. He raised prize-winning sheep and was his county’s 4-H Sheep Club leader for 20 years.

Tiny majored in politics, was on the track team all four years, and took his meals at Cannon Club. After graduation he joined the Marines, was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, and was discharged as a first lieutenant. In 1956 he married Elizabeth Hall, who survives him, as do sons Robert and Tony, daughters Anna Shuster and Amy Rensberger, and eight grandchildren. They have our deep condolences. Goodbye, old friend. We shall miss your sense of humor, keen insight, and unwavering conservatism.

The Class of 1953



John Newell died Aug. 21, 2003, in Richardson, Tex., after a long battle with heart disease.

John came to Princeton from the public high school of Alpine, Tex., a small town in the southwest Texas desert, where he was the valedictorian of his class. At Princeton, John studied electrical engineering. He played trumpet in the marching and concert bands, and was a member of Terrace Club.

John was the son of W. John Newell Sr. ’29, and the brother of Tom Van Auken ’57.

Midway through his junior year, John married his high school girlfriend, Imajean Gray, left Princeton and continued his studies of electrical engineering at the U. of Texas, graduating in 1956.

After graduation, John joined Chance-Vought Aircraft in Grand Prairie, Tex. He remained with the firm 40 years as it went through various mergers, acquisitions, and sales. He retired in 1996 from Lockheed Martin Vought Systems as director of engineering systems. He was passionate about music, electronic gizmos, good grammar, and strong writing.

John is survived by his second wife, Helen Tweed Newell; six children; four stepchildren; two grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

The Class of 1956



Our class, the University, and many others who either knew or were touched by him lost a dear friend with the death of Miles Parr Haszard Seifert on Oct. 3, 2003, after a courageous battle with intestinal cancer.

Just a week before his death, Miles attended his 50th reunion at his other beloved alma mater, the Salisbury School, where he was honored by the christening of the Miles P.H. Seifert ’53 Theater. Miles entered Salisbury at 12, after immigrating with his family to the US from Australia.

At Princeton Miles majored in religion and was active in interclub activities as a member of Tower Club. In 1980 he founded Gray, Seifert and Co., where he served as chairman and chief investment officer until joining Barrett Associates in May 2003 According to his associates, “For 23 years Miles headed the firm with singular wit, inspiration, integrity, intelligence, and irrepressible spirit. He filled the halls and our hearts with his dynamism.” Besides being a Salisbury trustee, he was a finance committee member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to his beloved wife of 45 years, Linda; his three sons, Jeffrey, Tim, and Chris; five grandchildren; his brother, Marshall; and sister, Sylvia. We share in their loss.

The Class of 1957



Bob died of a heart attack on the Saturday afternoon of Reunions, June 1, 2003.

Born in Aliquippa, Pa., Bob came to Princeton from Kiski Prep in 1950, withdrew to serve in the Navy during the Korean War, then returned in September 1955. A civil engineering major, Bob served as vice president of Key and Seal, and played both freshman and varsity football.

Bob’s formal career was in construction, spending almost 25 years with Rutgers as a construction management engineer. But his informal career, and the one we knew, was as Princeton’s number-one sports fan (he and Marion, his wife of almost 44 years, entertained and fed many members of the Princeton basketball teams for the last 35 years); our class’s indomitable Reunions manager; and the unofficial mayor of the Princeton campus. It seemed like he knew everyone, and they knew him — from the University president to the cooks in the campus center.

Bob and Marion were fixtures on campus, often seen with one or more of their daughters. Bob exemplified Princeton, its spirit, and all the Princeton traditions we hold dear. The class is establishing a memorial in Bob’s name.

To Marion, and daughters Ann, Kathy, and Phyllis, the class extends deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1959



Rick died of a heart attack Aug. 7, 2001, at his home in Newport News, Va. He was 61. Princeton classmates Jack Pearsall, Jim Todd, Rich Bowen, and Bob Ludgin attended the funeral.

Rick prepared at Christchurch School. At Princeton, he majored in politics, was treasurer of Key and Seal, served as business editor of the Daily Princetonian, and played freshman soccer. After graduating cum laude from Princeton, he attended Darden School of Business at U. Va.

A lifelong resident of Newport News and community leader in that area, Rick was president of Abbitt Realty Co., Inc., which was founded by his father in 1946. Begun as a brokerage firm, the company subsequently opened management and real estate insurance divisions. Rick was a member of numerous real estate associations, and served on the boards of Ronald McDonald House in Richmond, Peninsula Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Virginia Living Museum, and several other organizations. He was active in Princeton’s alumni association.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Smith; two sons, Matthew Moore and Stephen Meredith; two daughters, Laura Lenz and Joanna Heath; his mother, Catherine Abbitt; a sister, Emily Woodrum; four grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. Another daughter, Margaret, and his father, Meredith Webb Abbitt, predeceased him.

The Class of 1962



Dave McCarroll died Dec. 6, 2002.

Dave prepared for college at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis, where he was a National Merit finalist. He then followed his brothers, John C. McCarroll ’57 and Henry Relton McCarroll ’58, to Princeton.

At Princeton he majored in English and wrote a thesis titled “Ulysses Chaos and Cosmos.” If that title is daunting, it could not have been any more complicated than Dave’s submission to our 25th Reunion book, which cited Plato, Kant, Phaedrus, Wittgenstein, and Walt Disney, among others.

Dave roomed with Lauson Cashdollar and Dick White, and was a member of Quadrangle Club. He was active in a number of campus activities, including freshman soccer. Following Princeton, Dave earned a master’s in English at U. Va. and a master’s of library science at the U. of Missouri–Columbia.

Our last correspondence with Dave indicated that he was an instructor in the arts and sciences at the U. of Missouri–Columbia. His daughter, Sarah, reports that during his last several years, he devoted himself full-time to his favorite pastimes, reading and gardening.

To his daughter, his sister, Sarah Hunsaker, and his surviving brother, Henry, the class extends its heartfelt sympathy.

The Class of 1966



The class of ’89 remembers the life of Fort Worth, Tex., classmate David Hyles, who lost his lengthy battle with cancer of the esophagus June 18, 2003. David is remembered by one old friend for his “friendly candor, his modest temperament, his scholarship, athleticism, and his gentle dedication to doing what was right.”

“David was an ambassador of what was best about Texas to the older corridors of tradition and intellectual pursuit on the East Coast,” remembers another friend. He was 36, and never stopped being proud to have been a Tiger, both on the varsity football field and in the lecture hall. The class extends its sympathies to David’s wife, Amy Blevins Hyles, and their two young children, Zachary and Jordan.

The Class of 1989



Raymond Walters Jr. was 91 when he died Aug. 30, 2003, in Columbus, Ohio.

A retired editor for the NY Times Book Review, Walters was known for his “Paperback Talk” column, which ran weekly in the Times throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. In that column Walters chronicled the paperback book revolution that altered American publishing and American popular culture. A compilation of these columns, Paperback Talk, appeared in 1985.

Walters, who did postgraduate work in history at Princeton and took a doctorate in that field at Columbia, also wrote biographies of two American statesmen.

The Graduate Alumni



Henry Hemmendinger died Aug. 16, 2003, in Princeton. He was 88.

Recognized as an authority in color science, Hemmendinger took his doctorate in astrophysical sciences at Princeton. His career as a physicist working on color measurement, specification, and control spanned 50 years, most recently as a consultant operating Hemmendinger Color Lab from his home. Hemmendinger was also a passionate gardener particularly devoted to the cultivation of the rare blue gentian.

Predeceased by his first wife, Miriam, his longtime companion, Sylvia Crane, and his daughter, Carol Selikowitz, Hemmendinger is survived by his sons, David and Mark; two brothers; and five grandchildren.

The Graduate Alumni



Simeon Hutner died after a long illness Sept. 19, 2003, in Middlebury, Vt. He was 85.

As a graduate student in economics at Princeton, Hutner interrupted his studies to serve in WWII. Involved in reconnaissance and interrogation, he took part in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. At war’s end, he completed his PhD and joined the Wall Street investment firm later known as Pulsifer and Hutner.

Hutner served as president of the Assn. of Princeton Graduate Alumni from 1977-78. He is survived by his wife, Frances, and four of his five children.

The Graduate Alumni



Nadav Safran was 77 when he died of cancer July 5, 2003, in State College, Pa.

An expert in Middle Eastern politics, Safran had the unique perspective of a Jew born in Cairo and trained in the US, including at the Woodrow Wilson School. He taught government at Harvard and directed the Center of Middle Eastern studies there until the Harvard Crimson revealed his receipt of research money from the CIA. Although his scholarship was never questioned, he resigned from the directorship in 1986. Safran leaves his former wife, Anna, and daughters Nina, Abigail, and Elizabeth.

The Graduate Alumni



George Galavaris, an expert on Byzantine and Greek art, died in March 2003. Born in Athens, Greece, Galavaris studied at the U. of Athens before earning a PhD in art and archaeology at Princeton in 1958.

He spent his career at McGill U. in Montreal, retiring in 1994. Considered one of Canada’s best teachers, Galavaris was an authority on Byzantine manuscript illuminations, and a scholar of exceptionally broad interests ranging from philosophy to poetry to the liturgy. Because he also painted professionally, played piano in home performances, and published short stories, Galavaris will be remembered by many as a modern Renaissance man.

The Graduate Alumni



Kathleen Wilkes died Aug. 21, 2003, after a life spent working on behalf of oppressed intellectuals in Eastern Europe before and after the fall of communism. She was 57.

Born in England to a family of Anglican vicars and Eton masters, Wilkes received a PhD in philosophy at Princeton, then returned to St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, as fellow and tutor. Descended from the 18th-century radical John Wilkes, she publicly expressed mild socialist views and eschewed organized political protest. She preferred to work behind the scenes, spending her vacations on secret sorties behind the Iron Curtain. Committed to the disinterested pursuit of knowledge amongst oppressed intellectuals in Czechoslovakia, Poland, and later Croatia, Wilkes promoted philosophy as a compelling means of emancipation. She gave seminars to dissidents, delivered books and materials to underground publishers, and made contact with beleaguered colleagues — always one step ahead of the secret police.

For her valor during the Serbian shelling of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik and her devotion to the restoration of academic life there, Wilkes received, in recent years, many honors. According to the London Times, Wilkes was, in fact, “a seismic force, whose place in modern history is all the greater for being largely unknown.”

The Graduate Alumni



John Gerhart, international expert on African agriculture and land use, died at age 59 July 15, 2003, in NYC of cancer of the appendix.

At the Woodrow Wilson School Gerhart first examined the green revolution in Africa for his PhD. He spent 29 years with the Ford Foundation, ultimately as director for Africa and the Middle East, and then became president of the American U. in Cairo, where he continued to balance the fundamentalism of Islam with Western-style academic freedom. A prominent birdwatcher, Gerhart also promoted traditional African arts.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; by his daughter, Leslie; and his son, Nathaniel.

The Graduate Alumni



After a long illness, Demetrius McDowell died in NYC Aug. 17, 2003. He was 38.

He had all but completed his doctoral dissertation in American literature on Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James. In the course of his graduate work, McDowell went blind as a result of encephalitis. He was able to continue his studies by means of the computer-aided transformation of written materials into vocal playback. McDowell also contributed articles on film, theater and music to the Rutgers Observer. He is survived by his parents, John and Virginia McDowell, and by his companion, Laurence R. Taylor.

The Graduate Alumni

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