Memorials - December 1, 1999

David C. Knowlton '31

Dave Knowlton died Aug. 23, 1999. He was 89. Born in Detroit, Mich., he lived in Bronxville, Rochester, Buffalo, and NYC, but for the majority of his life, he lived in Watertown, N.Y.

He was educated at Hotchkiss before entering Princeton, where he was a member of the polo, pistol, and rifle teams, Glee Club, choir, and Quadrangle Club.

In 1931, Dave joined the paper manufacturing firm Knowlton Bros. He was the fourth generation of the family associated with the firm. He started in the beater room and 10 years later was elected secretary of the corporation. In 1944 he was elected v.p., and in 1948 succeeded his father as pres. In 1972, he became chairman of the board.

He was on the board of govenors of the American Paper and Pulp Assn., on the executive committee of the Pulp and Paper Industry's Advisory Council to the Dept. of Commerce, was a past president of the Assn. of Pulp Consumers, and served numerous community organizations as director or trustee.

Surviving are his wife Jane; two daughters, Elizabeth K. Parker and Katrina K. West; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Pamela Knowlton; a sister, Katherine McLane; and six grandchildren and a nephew. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

The Class of 1931

James Young Deupree '42

Jim Deupree died of cancer Sept. 19, 1999, in Boston. He retired in 1972 from Procter & Gamble, where he worked in various management capacities.

Coming to Princeton from Governor Dummer Academy, Jim stayed only through the middle of sophomore year, returning to Cincinnati to work for Procter & Gamble. During WWII, he served as a B-17 navigator in the European theater with the AAF. Resuming his career with P&G after the war, he became superintendent at the flagship plant in Cincinnati and later assumed similar duties in Quincy, Mass.

He and his family developed a love for the Boston area, summering on Cape Cod and in the Adirondacks, before retiring to Naples, Fla., where he was on the boards of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and First Natl. Bank of Naples. A dedicated sailor, he was a commodore of the Naples Yacht Club.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Jim also was characterized as "one of those unusual people in terms of how sweet, considerate, and helpful he was to other people, employees, and friends. He was beloved by many, many people."

To his widow, Mary Louise, daughters Janet and Margot; sons Charlie and Steve '69, stepson, David '72, stepdaughter, Sally, and his 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, the class extends its most sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1942

Irving Bowdoin Kingsford '42

Irv died of pulmonary emboli Sep. 22, 1999, at the Medical Center at Princeton. Following a career in prefabricated home sales, communications, and venture capital start-ups, he retired to Princeton, where he was very active in civic affairs.

After attending Groton, he majored in politics at Princeton, graduating with honors and receiving honorable mention for the Lyman H. Atwater prize in politics. He was also a member of Terrace Club. During WWII, he spent four years with the U.S. Army field artillery in the American theater, attaining the rank of captain.

Following several years with Gunnison Homes as sales manager, he worked briefly in product planning for RCA in NYC. He then turned to the venture capital field as v.p. of the investment and brokerage firm Walker & Hart. He was a trustee of Miss Mason's School, the Stony Brook Watershed Assn., and served on the boards of Hopewell Township Planning Committee, Friends of the University Art Museum, the Nassau Club, and Terrace Club. He was very active in '42 class affairs, managing off-year reunions.

To his widow, Lewie, sons Daniel and Michael, daughter Kathleen, stepdaughters Anne, Betsey, and Eleanor, and his three grandchildren, the class offers its most profound sympathies.

The Class of 1942

David D. Metcalfe Jr. '44

Dave Metcalfe died of a virulent form of leukemia on Sept. 24, 1999. He wrote the following for his funeral in St. Louis, which was attended by more than 500 people: "I want this to be a service of thanksgiving for my friends-those in school, at college, in the Marine Corps, at work or at play on the golf course-for they, to me, are what life is all about."

Dave came to Princeton, following his father ('04), from St. Louis Country Day. He majored in politics, was a cheerleader, and a member of Cottage and Triangle. After three years as a marine in the Pacific, he was called to serve in the Korean War, where as a captain, he landed at Inchon in Dec. 1951. He was a lt. col. in the reserves.

His career started with Brown Electrical Supply and continued as v.p. of Guarantee Electric, where he was a consultant at his death. Dave was a vestryman at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. He served as president of the Princeton Club of St. Louis, was on the club's schools and scholarship committee, and served a term as class treasurer. He especially enjoyed squash and golf.

To his wife of 36 years, Nancy, his sister, Jane Culver, four Orthwein stepsons and 11 step-grandchildren, the class extends its sympathy on their great loss.

The Class of 1944

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