Memorials: December 20, 1995
Albert S. Barnes '22
Albert Barnes died at the West Melbourne (Fla.) Health Care Center Aug. 28, 1995, after suffering a stroke on Aug. 7. He had moved from Vero Beach to Melbourne after his wife passed away in 1986. He is survived by his half-sister, Mrs. Norman Smith, son Craig, and his former daughter-in-law, Mrs. Judie Barnes, who was very helpful with the preparation of this memorial. She reported that Al had been in good health until the stroke, doing the crossword puzzle every day and enjoying the company of Ms. Edith Munroe, a good friend and companion.
Al was born in Paterson, N.J., and attended high school there. He joined Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania immediately after college and retired 45 years later in 1967. In our 50th class directory he reported that he had made over 3,500 lectures to company employees over a 12-year period when he managed the employee benefit department. Al was a lifelong Shriner and he and his wife, Olive, sang in the Methodist Church when they lived in Mays Landings, N.J., and later in Vero Beach. According to Al, they found an ideal retirement home in Vero Beach and had been very happy there. Al and Olive celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1981.
The Class of 1922
Frank Scott Cooper Jr. '31 *32
Frank S. Cooper Jr. died Oct. 20, 1995, at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital. Born in Roanoke, he graduated from Roanoke H.S. and Mercersburg. At Princeton he belonged to Tower Club, and in 1932 he earned a graduate degree in civil engineering.
He worked in the construction and operations departments at Rockefeller Center until 1942, then joined U.S. Rubber Co. as a chief engineer. In 1945 he moved to Mobil Oil Corp., where he held various positions related to the corporation's foreign operations, involving travel to many parts of the world. He retired in 1971. He belonged to the America Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Princeton Engi-
Coop lived in Darien for 38 years, the last nine in South Norwalk. A member of St. Luke's Parish, he served on the building committee, on the parish vestry for seven years, and was a warden for six. He was on the Darien board of finance for seven years and a member of the representative town meeting for six. His hobbies included tennis, gardening, woodworking, and refinishing.
His wife, Josephine King, predeceased him in 1986. Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Cooper Washburn, Rev. Nancy Cooper Cameron, and Mary Cooper Scott; a brother Paul S.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. To all these, sincere sympathy is extended by his friends and classmates.
The Class of 1931
William George Larsen '41
On Sept. 26, 1995, the class lost one of its most popular members with the death of Bill Larsen.
Bill grew up in Lima, Ohio, and attended Lawrenceville School. At Princeton he began his premedical education. As one of our most enthusiastic cheerleaders and a very active member of the Triangle Club, he was known for his outgoing zeal and for his enjoyment of life in every way. He was a member of Charter Club and graduated with honors.
To pursue his medical calling, he went to Harvard Medical School, where he graduated in 1944-but not before marrying Josephine Boswell, who was so much a part of his life for 52 years. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and then completed his education at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC.
Bill and Jody moved to California in 1954, where he practiced surgery and became chief of staff at Mills Hospital in San Mateo. Always vitally active in numerous parts of their community, Bill and Jody still delighted in raising a family: William G. Jr. '66, Kathryn L. Curtis, and Robert L. To them, to their mother, and to the four grandchildren, we send our deep sympathy on the loss of a devoted and memorable husband, father, and friend.
The Class of 1941
Robert Sutton Saalfield Jr. '42
Bob died Oct. 11, 1995, in Savannah, Ga., his home for the past 20 years. He had been in ill health for some time and was on oxygen for emphysema at the time of his death.
Coming to Princeton from Hill, Bob majored in politics and was a member of Cottage Club. During the war he spent four years in the AAF with the Air Transport Command, serving in the Indian, African, and Chinese theaters. In addition to attaining the rank of major, he was awarded a battle star and the Chinese memorial.
After the war, he spent nearly 20 years in the publishing business in the Midwest, with Time, Inc., and Newsweek. In 1974 he moved to Savannah and as president of Professional Realty Co. managed the real-estate-investment arm of the investment banking firm, Martin & Seward. An avid golfer, his accomplishments were immortalized in Golf Digest with a five-line reference to his "Hole in Three" (after two out-of-bounds shots on a 185-yard, par three hole).
To his wife, Irene; to his children, Robert III, Betty, Windley, and David; and to his seven grandchildren, the class extends its most profound sympathies.
The Class of 1942
Leslie Langdon Vivian Jr. '42
The class, the university, and the Princeton community lost one of its most respected and well-loved individuals when Bud Vivian died Oct. 18, 1995, at his home in Vineyard Haven, Mass. For several years he had battled prostate cancer with grace and humor, never complaining. He retired from the university in 1986 as associate secretary and director of community affairs, after a lifetime of service to Princeton. This was covered in greater detail in the Nov. 22 paw.
Bud came to Princeton from Hotchkiss. In addition to athletic activities, he served on the undergraduate council, was chairman of the student-faculty association, class v.p., as well as secretary and president of Cap and Gown.
During WWII, he served in the 13th Armored Division and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal, and he attained the rank of major. After the war, his involvement with the class continued as a member of the executive committee and as the third president of the class. With typical modesty, using the whimsical pseudonym, Haynon E. Moose, he chronicled the contributions of many classmates in the 50th yearbook, never mentioning his own.
Along with his wife of 53 years, Tita; his son, Leslie III '67; and his daughters, Elinor, Ann, and Mary, we mourn the loss, but celebrate the life, of a loving, caring, dear friend, and classmate.
The Class of 1942