Raymond Budington DeRidder
Raymond Budington DeRidder, Esq. of Saratoga Springs, NY died peacefully on May 30, 2017, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, after a fall at home.
Born October 19, 1933 in Albany, he was the son of the late Jacob Raymond DeRidder and the late Jean Budington DeRidder of Monmouth County, NJ. Raymond attended high school at the Gunnery, in Washington, CT, graduating in 1952. He earned a B.A. degree in History from Princeton University in 1956 and was commissioned a second Lt. in the Marine Corp, serving through 1958. Ray went on to study law at Rutgers University Law School, graduating in 1961 with a LL.B.
Ray had a private law practice in Monmouth County, NJ, and was counsel to the Monmouth County Board of Social Services. He also sat on the boards of the Monmouth County Youth Detention Center, the Center for Rehabilitation Programs, and the Community Services Council. Ray retired in 1991 and moved to Saratoga Springs, NY. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling. Ray was an active member of the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, serving for many years as chair of the Stewardship committee and in the Joyful Hope choir. He also served on the Saratoga County Arts Council board.
In 1956, Ray married Margaret Djerf (deceased) of Brooklyn, NY. They had two sons, Jacob Raymond DeRidder III (deceased), and Karl Budington DeRidder of Schuylerville, NY. In 1978, Ray married Mary Dittmer of Wheatland, ND, in Little Silver, NJ. Survivors include Ray’s wife, Mary, son, Karl, sister and niece, Barbara and Suzanne Cottrell of Shavertown, PA, and his grandson, Joshua DeRidder of Stroudsburg, PA.
A Memorial Service was celebrated on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY. Ray donated his body to the Albany Medical College. Interment will take place in the family plot in Greenwich, NY, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ray’s memory to the music program of the United Methodist Church, or to Rubin Dialysis Center, 59C Myrtle Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY.
The family would like to thank all those who supported Ray through his illness, especially Dr. Rachid Doui and the staff of the Rubin Dialysis Center, and the compassionate staff of the Neurosciences Unit at Albany Medical Center.
Published in The Saratogian on June 4, 2017.
John C. Simon
John C. Simon was born February 8, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA and died March 10, 2017 in King of Prussia, PA from complications related to dementia.
He was a member of the Cum Laude Society at the William Penn Charter School, class of 1952, and held a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University where he graduated with the class of 1956. He served as a Captain in the United States Army from 1956-58, stationed first in Fort Bliss, TX and later in Swedesboro, NJ. After leaving the service, he spent two years working in the family real estate business before establishing himself as an independent real estate developer, a career he held for the next fifty years.
An active member of his community, he was committed to smart growth and community development. He was first appointed to the Radnor Township Planning Commission and later served as a member of the Radnor Township Comprehensive Plan Blue Ribbon Committee. He was an avid fan and booster of Villanova basketball starting with the formation of the Big East. His passion for Wildcats basketball endured until the end.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Benedict Simon, a sister Joan O'Connell, daughters Laurie Hodrick (Bob) and Jennifer Simon (Adam Meyer), sons John Simon (Claire) and Scott Simon (Hillary), and seven grandchildren. He was infinitely proud of all of them.
A service will be held in August at The Chapel of the Transfiguration in Jackson, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to The William Penn Charter School, Surrey Services for Seniors, or St. John's Hospital Foundation/Living Center Project in Jackson, Wyoming.
Published in Main Line Media News on Mar. 26, 2017.
Richard Allyn Baker
Richard Allyn Baker, ""Dick"", 82, a longtime resident of Annapolis, died peacefully on November 18, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The cause was pneumonia and complications of Parkinson's disease.
Born on January 30, 1934 in Annapolis, Dick spent some of his childhood in Bloomsburg, PA. After graduating from Annapolis High School in 1952 as valedictorian, he enrolled in Princeton University. A proud member of the class of 1956, he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and was a member of the Terrace Club. After two years of service in the Army, he began his career at the newly formed National Security Agency. Before he married he took an extensive tour through Europe, which formed many cherished memories.
Dick and his wife moved their growing family from Washington, D.C. to their newly built house in Winchester-on-the-Severn in 1968. His commute to Fort Meade ended in January 1994, capping just over 38 years of government service. The rear window of the car proudly displayed the stickers of his four children's colleges.
During his retirement years, Dick continued his membership in the H.L. Mencken Society, trips to see the Orioles play, and collecting books, maps, and railroad literature. He spent an enjoyable 15 years as a volunteer at the Annapolis Visitors Center, sharing his knowledge of the city's history and architecture. The staff at the West Street library branch knew him well; his children knew of his celebrity status and enjoyed bringing him in to use the computer to do searches and to pick up books, videos, and audio material. Although many of his travels took place in his chair, he traveled to Germany in 2006 to visit his newly wed son and daughter-in-law.
Dick served as a walking encyclopedia to his immediate family and beyond. He amassed a print collection estimated to exceed 20,000 pieces, rich in World War II literature, travel guides, atlases, maps, and periodicals. As his mobility decreased over the recent years, Dick's precious cats Menckie and Mo Mo provided many hours of diversion and entertainment at home. He passed his love of cats onto his children and grandchildren.
Son of the late F. Ernest Baker, former City Treasurer of Annapolis, and Fay. I. Baker, Dick leaves behind his four children, their spouses, and his former wife Mary Lou Baker. Geoffrey Basil Baker of Annapolis, Jeremy Norton Baker and Annie of Winchester, MA, CAPT Anthony Power Baker, USN, and Stephanie Fallon, stationed in Stuttgart, GE, and Juliet Fay Baker and Colleen Johnston of Portland, OR. In addition, he is survived by five granddaughters, Lucy and Jane Baker, and Jamie, Ella, and Claire Baker.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org (Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777).
Published in The Capital Gazette on Nov. 22, 2016
James MacDowell Markert
James "Jim" MacDowell Markert was born in Rocky River, Ohio on March 13, 1934 to Fredric Shafer "Jim" Markert and Francine MacDowell Markert. He passed away on March 9, 2017, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, James MacDowell Markert III, and is survived by his wife of 58 years Barbara Yazdi Markert, his children Dorothy "Dorie" Markert Cornwell, James "Jim" MacDowell Markert, Jr. and Marian "Molly" Markert Nur; and their spouses, ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sister, Dorothy Markert Ozzello, as well as many other loving family members and friends.
Jim was a member of the Baha'i Faith for the last 18 years of his life, serving on a National Finance Advisory committee, as well as other local committees. Earlier in life he graduated from Rocky River High School, then went on to attend Princeton University where he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. He received an MBA at Harvard University. While at Harvard, Jim met his bride-to-be Barbara Yazdi, and they married in 1958. Initially they lived in California, then the East Coast, before finally moving back to Southern California where he was the Treasurer at Fluor Corporation
Jim was extraordinarily active in family life and was a very involved and attentive husband and father. He placed a very high emphasis on education for his children, commuting a long distance each way to work so that they could attend school in a top-notch school district. He also was concerned with others, serving for many years as a scoutmaster and encouraging others in their studies and careers, including women and minorities. He served as a class fundraiser for many years, ensuring better opportunities for future Princeton students. He was also an excellent photographer.
Later, after the children had grown, Jim and Barbara moved back to Massachusetts where he worked for Perini Engineering and Construction for the final chapter of his career, serving as Chief Financial Officer and active in many formative mergers and acquisitions for the Perini group in his role as Chief Financial Officer.
Shortly after retirement Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, which he battled valiantly and courageously for the final 19 years of his life. Jim was a force of nature, a "tall man in a hurry", working hard on behalf of his community and family. His battle with the ravages of Parkinson's was notable for his complete lack of self-pity and absence of complaints. He remained concerned about the welfare of his family and his inability to play and interact with his grandchildren as he had wanted due to his severe illness. His involvement with the Baha'i community and reliance upon prayer later in his life was remarkable to behold.
Jim was a man with a strong moral compass, a true humanitarian, a generous philanthropist, a loyal friend and devoted to the principles of the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of humanity.
His funeral was held on Friday, March 17th at 2:00 at the Aycock Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. A burial service was held after the funeral at Riverside Memorial Park 19351 County Line Rd., Tequesta, FL 33458
Published in The Boston Globe on March 16, 2017.
Sidney Burr Brinkerhoff
Sidney Burr Brinkerhoff died peacefully in Bellevue, WA on January 5, 2017 surrounded by family. Sidney's life was marked deeply by his philanthropy, his passion for history, his love of the environment and all animals.
Sidney graduated from Princeton University, with a degree in American History and shortly afterwards made his home in the Southwest. He was former Executive Director at The Arizona Historical Society, served as President of the Community Foundation of Southern AZ, and actively supported a variety of nonprofit organizations including Therapeutic Riding of Tucson and co-founding The Parent Connection.
In the mid 1990's, Sid moved to the Pacific Northwest and immersed himself in the beauty and conservation needs of this area. He worked vigorously for Barack Obama's campaign and served on the Board for People for Puget Sound. In recent years he devoted his energy to his spiritual home on Orcas Island, WA and in Tucson, to the Presidio San Augustin Del Tucson. Sidney was a friend to many, a lover of good conversation, with a ready smile and an indomitable, generous spirit. And for all this, his greatest pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. We will always feel his presence through the horned toad, the bumble bee and the Orca whale and in the all the places, near and far, where he left his mark!
Sidney is survived by his children, William, Laura, Aaron and Ariana and grandsons, William and Alexander. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting The Presidio San Augustin Del Tucson and Therapeutic Riding of Tucson. Please A Celebration of The Life of Sidney was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Presidio San Augustin Del Tucson, 196 N. Court St., Tucson, AZ.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on January 22, 2017.
Peter W. McDavitt
Peter McDavitt of Cambridge, MA, died on August 31, 2016 at age 81.
Pete, a graduate of Princeton and MIT, who spent a year at King’s College, Cambridge, UK, and a retired aeronautical engineer, avid reader, music lover, active outdoorsman, sports fan and community volunteer, died peacefully after a long illness.
Beloved husband of Dr. Julie R. Ingelfinger, father of Sarah McDavitt Woods and her husband, Ted and William McDavitt and his wife, Anya; stepfather of Erich Ingelfinger and his wife Trina, Franz Ingelfinger and his wife, Cynthia, and Katherine Ingelfinger. Loving grandfather of Lelia, Elizabeth and Ansel Woods and Carter and Spencer McDavitt, as well as Oscar, Iris, Marcus, Nate and Maeve Ingelfinger; brother of Edith Lott and her husband, Ellis His first wife, Barbara Nelson McDavitt, predeceased him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cambridge Family and Children’s Service: 60 Gore St., Cambridge, MA 02141.
The following is a beautiful memorial for Pete, which was posted on the DeVito Funeral Home website:
Peter William McDavitt—A Personal Perspective
Shortly before dawn on August 31, 2016, Peter William McDavitt (Pete), slipped away—the ending of a very long, debilitating illness with too many complications to enumerate. He would have been 82 on October 30th. Pete faced the challenges his ailing body imposed on him bravely and with grace. He said on many occasions that he was grateful to have a long goodbye, during which he could talk about many things with those close to him. Even when he became too weak to get out of bed on his own, or even to roll over, he said he was glad that he could still welcome the day and see the sunset from the lovely corner room he occupied at the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, MA.
Pete believed in “doing” more than in “saying” when it came to almost anything, although he could be a charming raconteur. He was kind but critical, and he was easily amused. He loved being alive.
Pete was born in Bronxville, NY, and spent most of his childhood in Hartsdale, NY, where he loved to roam about on his own with his friends—it was an era when children could just hang out without parental supervision. “Life was freer,” he would say. And then he would go on to add that staring out the window without a list of “to do” stuff, inventing games with friends, and romping anywhere at will provided him a wonderful boyhood. He went to public schools, played sports and engaged in student government. He loved to recall his undistinguished high school varsity football career by recounting that his coach once yelled at him from the sidelines at practice, “McDavitt, you’re not big, but you sure are slow.”
He came from a family, he would say, “with two only children.” His sister Edie McDavitt Johnsen Lott, was 14 years his junior. So, she was only 4 years old when he left for college. His father, Marcellus B. McDavitt, was an engineer who had a distinguished career at Bell Labs, and his mother, Helen Peterson McDavitt, a former teacher, was primarily a homemaker.
Pete went to White Plains High, which had a tiger as its mascot. It was then fitting that Pete went on to another school with a tiger mascot, Princeton University, where he concentrated in aeronautical engineering. Pete adored the place—his roommates, and his Tiger Inn buddies. He worked very hard, achieving honors, and played just as hard. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree at MIT, followed by a year in the UK in Cambridge at King’s College. The pals he made all through school remained lifelong friends.
At King’s College, Pete broadened his love of classical music, enjoyed lengthy dinners filled with heady discussions, and had a brief rowing career in the “Bumps” race. He was proud to have had drinks in his own rooms with Dean Acheson, and to have met many heady thinkers and musicians.
Following his year in the UK, Pete embarked on a career in aeronautics, starting at Kaman, going on to Sikorsky but then was recruited to the Pentagon as a civilian hire, first as one of MacNamara’s “whiz kids.” Subsequently, after 10 years Pete left the Washington area and worked at Hunnewell in Minnesota, and later, in Massachusetts.
During college Pete discovered rugby, which he played for many years, enjoying, he would say, a game that had as its major goal, “working up a thirst for beer,” and included an opportunity to learn many delightful, bawdy songs (which he would sing at great length to anyone who would listen, if the setting was right). He coached rugby until he was nearly 60.
Pete was a bachelor longer than most of his friends, but when he met Barbara Nelson at a picnic, he was smitten, and they were married in 1964. Their marriage was harmonious and truly happy. They had two children, Sarah and Bill, who now have families of their own. Barbara was one of those people who made friends with everyone she met, and people would tell her their life stories after just a few minutes. Barbara and Pete had a lively social life with friends and with their extended family. Sadly, Barbara developed a rare condition, sideroblastic myelodysplasia in 1990; there was no effective therapy. She succumbed in 1997. Though devastated, Pete was glad, he said, to have been able to be with her and do many things during the 7 years she had remaining after the diagnosis.
In the year following Barbara’s death Pete made the decision to retire early, after which he devoted his energies to volunteer activities and to catching up with the liberal education he felt needed expansion (he would say that being an engineer had involved so many nerdy courses of empirical thinking that he had neglected the arts). Pete also missed having a life partner. He met a number of women, but during that time became pals with Julie Ingelfinger, a physician and mother of three young adults, who would have been, he would say, “picketing the places where I was working in the 60s and 70s.” Though both spent months discussing their many differences and agreeing they should just be great friends, they spent even more time having lively discussions about other things and enjoying shared passions for the arts and the outdoors. Both gradually realized that they had fallen in love in spite of themselves. They were married on Labor Day Weekend in 2000.
Together, Pete and Julie had 10 grandchildren. They enjoyed a rich, happy life together. They enjoyed each other’s families, and sharing their differing traditions. Their time together included travels to various parts of the world, usually initiated by a work trip of Julie’s that was piggy-backed onto a holiday. Those travels enabled Pete to reconnect with old friends all over the world, some that had begun as far back as elementary school.
Pete loved classical music, reading and almost any outdoor activity. He particularly relished delving into one composer’s works or one author’s writings, often cataloguing them. In his 70s, Pete read all of Proust for the first time, and he delighted in it. Pete belonged to a music listening group, and also to Harvard Musical Association. He particularly loved the writings of Lawrence Durrell and the music of Haydn. On one trip to France he and Julie went on a long side trip just to visit Durrell’s home and, on another, to see where Haydn had composed some of Pete’s favorite works.
Among the many volunteer activities Pete enjoyed, his favorite was Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, a small organization that has as its mission “to strengthen and support families so that their children can be raised in loving and nurturing homes.” CFCS also links mentors with children who could benefit from having a “big brother” or “big sister”. Pete was paired with 7-year-old Sal Carrero, now grown and a college graduate. Sal has been (and will continue to be) an intentional member of our family. Pete also volunteered for Young Audiences of Massachusetts, Re-Seed, and other groups.
A few years ago, Pete wrote his life story, saying, “my motive is simply to share what I believe has been a happy, interesting, and different life, and perhaps to inspire my grandchildren (and others) to explore and find enjoyment in trying out things they might not do otherwise. And I hope some of my stories will provoke chuckles.” He went on to enumerate the things that “made (him) tick.” These included family and friends, getting things done, sports, travel, (engaging in) reading, music and the arts, being surrounded by nice things, saving money, being a technology Luddite, and having a good time. He followed that with a list of his bad habits. (The reader may see some of the introductory remarks at the end of this note.)
Pete was a loving and devoted father and grandfather to his children—Sarah and her husband Ted Woods, and their children, Lelia, Elizabeth and Ansel, and to Bill and his wife Anya McDavitt, and their children, Carter and Spencer. He was also a devoted stepfather and grandfather to Erich Ingelfinger and his wife, Trina and their children, Oscar, Iris and Marcus; Franz Ingelfinger and his wife, Cynthia, and their children, Nate and Maeve; and to Katey Ingelfinger.
Pete’s sense of the world changed as he went through life. He once was the president of the Young Republican Club of Hartford, CT, and strongly believed that armed strength was the way to peace for the world. Over time, he came to believe that universal education and jobs, fair treatment and opportunity were far better options. He had high hopes for the planet, and his wish was that his grandchildren will work to make the world a more cooperative and peaceful place.
Pete did not believe in a conscious hereafter. He felt that his molecules would mingle with the firmament in some way. And he is now at rest.
Walter Darby Bannard
Walter Darby Bannard, a Color Field painter whose elegant, severe abstract paintings of the late 1950s and early ’60s were the springboard for a lifetime’s exploration of color, form and the physicality of paint, died on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Miami. He was 82.
The cause was complications of liver cancer, his wife, Kathleen Staples, said.
Mr. Bannard, whose keen critical intelligence was reflected in his many essays on art, spent more than half a century elaborating and revising the distillation of color and form that made him an important voice in the nascent Color Field movement, sometimes called postpainterly abstraction.
Soon after graduating from Princeton, where he found common cause with the painter Frank Stella and the critic Michael Fried, he experimented with swirling, turbulent paintings, using new materials like alkyd resin, before arriving at a refined minimalism that confronted viewers with an isolated, luminous geometric form — usually a disc or a square — hovering over a single-color ground.
“Something was staring right back at you like it was another person,” he told the online magazine Artcritical last year. “That idea just fascinated me. I thought, this is the best way to present color — make it into a painting, but just barely.”
The critic Clement Greenberg included him in the pivotal show “Post Painterly Abstraction” at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1964, and the Museum of Modern Art showed his work the following year in “The Responsive Eye.” Mr. Bannard was on his way.
Over the years, he ventured into new territory, dissolving the geometry of his early painting, loosening the brushwork and complicating his surfaces with polymers and gels that lent a topographic quality to his work; it often suggested a strange landscape seen from a great height.
In every phase, Mr. Bannard showed a subtle color sense all his own, and a knack for deploying his forms in a slightly unnerving way, keeping viewers captivated and off-balance.
Walter Darby Bannard, usually called by his middle name, was born on Sept. 23, 1934, in New Haven. His father, Homes, was a railroad manager who moved the family often from one assignment to the next, to New Jersey and, during World War II, to Washington. His mother, Janet Darby, was a homemaker.
His taste for modernism surfaced early. At 11 he noticed, in the color section of a Sunday newspaper, a clown painting and a reproduction of a painting by the British abstractionist Ben Nicholson, with the question “Which kind of art do you like?” He voted for Nicholson, the butt of the joke.
“I said to myself, well, I sure know what I like,” he told Artcritical. “In fact I’m going to cut it out and put it in my wallet.”
After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, Mr. Bannard enrolled in Princeton, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1956. At college he became absorbed in painting and soon began experimenting in the manner of Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. An exhibition by the American abstract painter Barnett Newman suggested to him that his urge to focus on a simple, central image was correct. “That told me that I had permission to do what I was doing,” he told Artcritical.
He had his first solo show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1965. In 1973 the Baltimore Museum of Art organized a retrospective exhibition that traveled to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Like many of his Color Field contemporaries, Mr. Bannard embraced new mediums that allowed him to expand his visual vocabulary. First came alkyd resins, then acrylics, applied with rollers and rags. Later he adopted tinted gels and polymers, which he applied with squeegees and, in the “brush and cut” series he began in the late 1980s, commercial floor brooms. He began thinking of color, he said in a 1990 catalog essay, “as a liquid, flowing over and settling on a roughened surface, changing as it mixed and dried.”
As a critic and commentator, Mr. Bannard wrote frequently for Art in America, Art International and other publications. In 1976 he organized and wrote the catalog for a retrospective of the work of Hans Hofmann at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden in Washington.
In 1989 he became chairman of the art department at the University of Miami.
Mr. Bannard’s first two marriages ended in divorce. In addition to his wife, Kathleen, he is survived by two sons, William and Trevor; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Elizabeth Snookey.
After a period of neglect, Mr. Bannard began attracting renewed attention in the last decade when the Berry Campbell Gallery presented shows of his earlier work. “These colors are still radiant,” the critic Phyllis Tuchman wrote in Artforum, reviewing work from the late 1950s and early 1960s exhibited last year. “And the artist’s pale palette is as uniquely personal today as it was fifty years ago. You can’t even apply a name to his hues.”
The critic and art historian Barbara Rose organized an exhibition of his work as part of “Painting after Postmodernism: Belgium-U.S.A.,” which opened in September in Brussels. An exhibition of his recent paintings is scheduled to open at Berry Campbell on Oct 13, 2016.
Written by William Grimes for The New York Times, October 7, 2016
A version of this article appears in print on October 8, 2016, on page A18 of the New York edition with the headline: Walter Darby Bannard, Exponent of Art’s Color Field Movement, Dies at 82.
Frederick Parker Banyard
Frederick Parker (Skip) Banyard, born in Neptune, New Jersey and faithful servant and friend to all that had the pleasure of his acquaintance, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ yesterday morning, July 14, 2016 in Savannah, GA.
Devoted husband to Doris for more than 60 years, Skip spent his entire life in the service of his country, his family, his community, and his faith. With honor, humility and a never-ending dedication, Skip filled his long life with accomplishments whose impacts resonated not only with both those he worked with, but with anyone who had the great fortune of crossing his path.
A graduate of Ridley College preparatory school located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (class of 1952), Skip attended Princeton University, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Economics. Skip then enlisted in the United States Army later in 1956 and was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey and was honorably discharged in 1958. It was while he attended Princeton that fate and divine intervention brought him together with the former Doris Juanita Mucciolo, the love of his life, while working during the summer as a lifeguard at the Lido Beach Club on Long Island, NY with Doris as a waitress/server. Following graduation from Princeton in 1956, with a degree in Economics, Skip married Doris on June 29, 1956 in New York City.
Recognized early on for his keen analytical skill and gift for numbers, Skip attended New York University at night for a Masters of Business Administration between 1960 and 1963, and subsequently became a Certified Public Accountant in 1963, setting forth a long and distinguished career as a CPA, Commercial Banker, and Chief Financial Officer. After leaving Price Waterhouse and New York City in 1973 for greener pastures, Skip joined Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, PA as Assistant Comptroller. It was this introduction to banking that led Skip to Bethlehem, PA and First Valley Bank in 1978, where he joined as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and helped turn the failing bank around and led it to prosperity and growth, being promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1985. After First Valley Bank was purchased by United Jersey Banks (UJB) in 1987, Skip continued his career at UJB until his retirement in the mid-1990s.
While in Bethlehem, Skip faithfully and expertly served his community a member of the Board of Directors for local chapters of the YMCA and the Financial Executives Institute (FEI). A man of varied interests, one of Skip's keenest passions was playing tennis, which helped lead him and Doris to Savannah in 1999. A lover of yard work, crossword puzzles, and tennis, Skip remained steadfastly positive in his outlook, playing doubles several times a week until his early 80s. Many times Skip would come home from tennis and never made it into the house, working in the yard for several more hours.
His dedication to his wife and family was exceptional; he quietly and consistently provided his entire life, and never demanded anything in return. He led by example and instilled an extraordinary work ethic in his children and all he touched. He and Doris opened their home to Doris' mother and aunt, not once, but twice, out of love and generosity; caring for them through their retirement years. His presence, dedication, and consistency stayed with you and his memory will enrich all of us forever.
Of particular thanks in their tender and meticulous care for him in recent months, the family is particularly thankful for the neighbors of Sundew Road, Karen and Gary Hickman, the Schneiders, Betty Myers, as well as the extraordinary and kind care givers at Hospice Savannah. They are a gift to us.
Skip is survived by his wife Doris; brother Richard Otis Banyard and sister-in-law Sharon Croydon Banyard; children Linda Jane Theresa Banyard Higginbotham, Leslie Frederick James Banyard II, and Jonathan Parker Michael Banyard; niece Kimberly Marie Knapp and nephew Charles Edward Banyard; grandchildren Julia Marie Higginbotham Engel and Claire Fox Higginbotham Speer, Leslie Frederick (Skip) Banyard III, Kyle Fitzgerald Banyard, Jennifer Louise Banyard, Frederick Parker Banyard II (Parker); and daughters-in-law Nancy Fitzgerald Nealon Banyard and Kimberly Ann Brackett Banyard.
A Memorial Service was held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Savannah. Interment was private. Memorial donations can be sent to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Parkway, Savannah, GA 31406.
Published in Savannah Morning News from July 15 to July 16, 2016.
Dr. Paul H. Karr, Sr.
On May 29, 2016, Paul Harrison Karr, M.D. died, having loved and been loved by family and many, many friends.
Paul was born March 14, 1935 in Flint. After graduating from Flint Central, he attended Princeton University and graduated with a degree in engineering. This was followed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical School where he met his wife, Josepha. They were married while he completed his schooling and she worked as a nurse at the hospital. After he graduated from medical school, they returned to Flint where he did his internship at Hurley Hospital.
In 1961, Paul opened his practice in family medicine with the help of his wife who was the nurse and receptionist. As their family and practice started to grow, Joey focused on the family and Paul continued to run the medical practice with the help of a number of long time employees, including Peggy, Marge, Bev, and Angie. For 28 years, with the exception of the two years that Paul was honored to serve his country as a member of the United States Army, he provided exceptional, compassionate medical care to the patients that became his second family. He was fond of saying that he loved to practice medicine but that it was his relationships with all of the patients that were so special.
The importance of relationships was a constant. His family was his life. Paul was an outstanding role model as a father, husband, doctor, and friend. He never missed one of his children's sporting events, concerts, or other special events in their lives. He enjoyed nothing more than making plans for the many adventures he and Joey would take their grandchildren on.
Other important long term relationships that he appreciated included the Nomads and his medical school friends. Paul was a firm believer in physical activity whether it was volleyball with the Nomads, golfing, his daily walking, weights, or swimming, or even backyard whiffle ball with his children and all the neighborhood kids where he was the pitcher and umpire.
Paul never lost his passion for learning. He loved to help his children and grandchildren with their science fair projects. Later in life, he took up amateur astronomy and birding. He took multiple classes in photography which fit with his love of the arts. He was always excited to go to the theater to see a show. Other passions later in life included genealogy and playing bridge. Paul was an organizer, whether it was a party or a family trip. Each summer while the children were living at home, the family would travel to a different location within the United States or Canada. After the children had grown, he and Joey expanded their travels and ultimately visited all 50 states, Europe, South America, and Australia.
His organizational skills, as well as his desire to serve others, were critical to the initial operation of the Genesee County Medical Society Free Medical Clinic. For this work, he received the Doctors and Their Families Who Make a Difference Award from the Michigan State Medical Society in 1997 and a Hero of Medicine Award for Service to the Community from the Genesee County Medical Society in 1999.
In March of 2013, Paul lost his wife of 54 years, Joey. He was able to find a companion in Sally Stevens. This allowed him to expand his circle of friends and continue to pursue his many passions, as well as develop new ones. Among the additional friendships, he treasured his relationships with Sally's children, Jennifer (Scott) Kingsland and Bill Pirret. Paul is survived by his daughter Ann Kuhl and son Paul Karr (Sandra), daughter in law, Michelle Karr, six grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrea, Tyler, Ryan, Colby, and Kalen, one brother, David (Barbara), several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Genevieve (Rickerby) Karr, his son Joseph, and two sisters, Gloria Fauth and Jennifer Pinney. A celebration of Paul's life was held Monday, June 6, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church, 746 Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502. Rev. Paul Ytterock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to causes that were close to Paul's heart: Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite100. Southfield, MI 48033 or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St, 29th floor, New York, New York 10005.
Published in Flint Journal on June 2, 2016.
John O. Bodman
John O. Bodman, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away May 8, 2016. John was born December 28, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Survivors include his wife, Susan (Cahoon) Bodman; children, Susan (Brad) Roselle, John H. (Wendi) Bodman, Mark W.(Jesica) Bodman; grandchildren, Lindsay Bodman, Jessica Alles, Alyssa Alles, McKenzie Roselle, and Hannah Roselle, five great grandchildren; step children, Lynda(James) Neese, Kris(Scott) Brannan, Mike(Nichole) Lesley, Iza, Sam Lesley, step grandchildren, Justin(Courtney) Weintraut, Ryan(Mary) Harrison; sisters, Mary Emily Kenner, Jean W. Bodman; brother, George H. Bodman.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Pricilla Rodgers, Joan Millspaugh; brother, Winston Bodman.
John graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from University of Maryland.
John held a number of leadership positions throughout his career. He began as Senior Chemical Engineer, Standard Oil of California from 1956-1961, manager, marketing, and assistant to the president for Microdot, Inc. from 1961-1964, various management positions within Kerr McGee Corporation from 1964 -1988, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amax Coal Sales Company from 1988-1991.
John was founder and Chief Executive Officer of John O. Bodman Consulting, a national, international, and emerging business and litigation consulting firm, as well as founder and Chief Executive Officer of John O. Bodman Company, Inc., a firm investing in /owning domestic and international companies, joint ventures and partnerships.
His major accomplishments included consultant to major utilities and fuel suppliers on strategic planning issues, expert witness in major coal supply arbitrations and litigations, consultant to energy ministries in Russia and the Ukraine on the restructuring of their coal industries, arbitrator in three panel and single arbitrator cases, successfully commercializing small corporations by taking an active day by day role in management, negotiated, executed and renegotiated long term sales agreements in the coal industry, managed Kerr McGee Rifining, managed and consolidated numerous pension plans, group health plans, and salary structures, established and managed Kerr McGee's first Corporate economic analysis department, and coordinated the purchase and centralization of 22 companies by Kerr McGee in the Ag Chem industry in less than 4 years.
He was associated with Junior Achievement, going from Advisor to Local Board to Regional Board, and finally to the National Board of Directors, member of The Junto of Indianapolis and Crooked Stick Golf Club. He was on the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and Treasurer for the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home, Inc.
Family and friends gathered for the funeral on Friday, May 20, 2016 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. You are invited to visit the website www.leppertmortuary.com to share a personal memory of John, and sign the guest book.
Donation Information: Indiana United Methodist Children's Home, 519 W. Camp Street, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 17, 2016.
Dr. Jon E. Courtney
Dr. Jon E. Courtney of Lawrenceville, passed away on January 7, 2016 at the age of 80 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Trenton, NJ. Dr. Courtney spent most of his life in in the Mercer County area.
Dr. Courtney was a 1952 graduate of the Hun School in Princeton and 1956 graduate of Princeton University. After graduating from Yale Medical School in 1960, he served in the United States Navy.
Dr. Courtney always enjoyed being a part of the medical field as a psychiatrist, an occupation that afforded him the opportunity to help others. He worked at Carrier Clinic before going into private practice in Mercerville for 35 years.
The son of the late George W. and Dorothy Courtney, he is survived by his wife Carol of Lawrenceville; his son Patrick, daughter in-law Amelia and three granddaughters Jackie, Ava and Sadie, all of Pennington. He is also survived by his brother, George W. Courtney Jr. of New Port Richey, FL as well as many nieces and nephews.
The memorial service was private. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dr. Courtney’s memory may be made to Stand Up To Cancer www.standup2cancer.org.
Posted on January 10, 2016 by M. William Murphy Funeral Home.
James Gibson, 81, passed away December 20, 2015. He was born May 30, 1934 in Abington, PA and retired to Fleet Landing Atlantic Beach.
Jim attended Princeton University and served 24 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1980 with the rank of Captain. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Katrina; sons James III (Ann), Blair (Sheryl), Keith, Geoff (Margaret); Katrina's children, Paul (Evelyn), Jimmy (Kathy), Laura (Art), Linda (Victor); grandchildren, Jaime, Daniel, Saran, Cassie, Geoffrey, Gaby, Sophia, Sean, Jacinda, and Ariana; great-grandchildren, Lucy and Grayson; first wife, Gail.
A Memorial Service was held on December 29, 2015 in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Naval Memorial Fund.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 23, 2015.
John Ledwith Shanley
John Ledwith Shanley, known to many in Ave Maria, passed away October 18, 2015 at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples at age 81. He was a familiar sight in Ave Maria, often riding around town in a golf cart accompanied by his faithful dog, Birdie.
After attending high school in Mineola, NY, John graduated from Princeton University in 1956 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then received a law degree from Fordham University and was admitted to the New York Bar.
John spent several years working for the Sperry Rand Corporation in New York and Utah, as engineer and attorney coordinating the contracts for the development of the Polaris Missile System, the first to be fired from a submarine. A nature-loving and peaceful man at heart, he went on to open and operate a wholesale greenhouse business for over thirty years. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, The Ivy Guild designed and shipped living ivy topiaries and plants along the East Coast. John's work appeared at the White House under President Reagan, The Plaza Hotel in New York, and Sesame Place in Pennsylvania.
John met his wife, Brenda, in 1974 on Long Island, New York. They travelled the country together with an adventurous spirit and love for each other and their travels included spending an afternoon with Mother Teresa.
The Shanley family traced their ancestors to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American saint.
John retired to Ave Maria in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; brother Michael and wife Ann; daughter Susan and husband Drew Turner; daughter Mary Rose and husband Warren Siao; grandchildren John, Claire, William, Katherine, Johnny, Patrick, and Ryan. He was predeceased by his sister Nancy and brother James.
His funeral Mass was held on October 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ave Maria oratory. Donations may be made to Franciscans of the Renewal, Missionaries of Charity, Bronx, or Naples Cat Alliance.
Published on Friday, October 23, 2015 in The Ave Herald.
David T. Dillon
David Turley Dillon passed away in his sleep on July 26, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
David was born in Texas to John A. and Virginia M. Dillon the youngest of three sons. The family moved to New Jersey where he and his brother Michael Peter (aka Peter) were co-captains of the football team at Mountain Lakes High School in Denville.
David attended Princeton University and was a member of ROTC. After graduating in 1956, with a degree in Political Science, he joined the US Air Force. He flew in F-89 interceptors and was a radar instructor. He was proud to have trained the first Navy squadron in radar interceptors.
While stationed in Waco and visiting San Antonio, he met Rowena M. McNeel. They fell in love and were married in July 1960. For over forty-five years, until her death from breast cancer in 2005, they remained in love.
David was president of Citizens Frost Bank on Fredericksburg Road from 1961 to 1989.He loved helping people and investing in their success. Ahead of his time, he would often visit his customers at their place of business.
He and Rowena were passionate about art and throughout their lives together sought it out. They collected folk art from Mexico and Central America as well as New Mexico. They also supported the San Antonio Museum of Art with enthusiasm and helped to create the Con Cariño exhibit.
In his later years, David took up painting. Through the encouragement of Alberto Mijango and others he continued to paint until Alzheimer's made it impossible. In 2004, he had a one man art show which sold out.
David loved hiking, traveling, entertaining and dancing with Rowena. His close-knit community of friends here in San Antonio was very dear to him. David was a man of great kindness who loved children, young people and things of beauty.
David is survived by his children Rena (René) Cruz, Reilly (Stephanie) Dillon; grandchildren, Rene' Cruz III, Shelby Dillon and Hannah Cruz. We will miss his riotous laughter, his many yarns, his joyful embrace when greeting you and his gentle soul.
A graveside service was held on August 3, 2015 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David's name to the Music & Memory at https://musicandmemory.org/donate-now/, The Alzheimer's Association , 7400 Louis Pasteur, Ste #200, San Antonio, TX 78229, or the Good Samaritan Center, 1600 Saltillo Street, San Antonio, TX 78207.
Published in The Express-News July 29, 2015.
John B. Ford
John B. Ford passed away peacefully at age 80 on March 15, 2015. He is survived by Jill, his loving wife of 38 years, daughters Sandra Mendler (husband Charles) and Debra Peters, sons John Ford, Jr. (wife Jacqueline), Russell Ford (wife Christine), and Douglas Ford (wife Karolina), 8 grandchildren, brother Kenneth Ford, and brothers-in-law Mark Hunsberger and Jack McSweeney.
John began his career with the Bankers Trust Company in 1956 after graduating from Princeton University. Six years later, he joined Aubrey G. Lanston & Co., a government securities dealer on Wall Street. He retired in 1991 as Chairman of the Board.
John and Jill moved to Arizona full-time in 1998, and have made many wonderful friends in the area. John will be greatly missed by all those who have been blessed to know him. His smile and gentle manner were comforting to all.
A memorial service was held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Road, Carefree.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Foothills Caring Corps, P.O. Box 831, Carefree, AZ 85377.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2015
John E. Martin, Jr.
John E. Martin, Jr. passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015.
Born in La Grange, Illinois, he was the son of John E. and Catherine (Dryden) Martin, Sr. John graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., as well as Princeton University. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and its reserves.
Membership at both Firestone and Portage Country Clubs gave him the opportunity to enjoy his love of golf and to mentor his grandchildren in the sport by helping them develop patience, honesty, a positive attitude, and to show respect for others.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, "Sybby"; sons, Ted and Tom; grandchildren, Catherine, Sarabeth, Philip (Ollie), and Joseph.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Patel and the Summa Cooper Center for all their care and support of John.
Private services will be held at a later date for the family.
Memorials may be made in John's honor to either: The Summa Foundation, 525 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44304 or The 1st Tee of Akron, Attn.: Frank Stams, 2000 South Hawkins Ave., Akron, Ohio 44314.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 14, 2015.
James O. Westmoreland
James O. Westmoreland of Cornville, Arizona, died Monday, September 21, due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was 80 years old.
Jim graduated from Princeton University in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Germany. He then worked for Bell Labs in New York City and Columbus, Ohio. He completed graduate studies in Bologna, Italy, at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies leading to a career with the U.S. Department of State, first as a Foreign Service Officer assigned to Italy, Kenya and South Africa and later as a consultant for the State Department cultural and educational affairs. In 1971 he earned a Master"s degree in African Studies. Upon retirement, he and his wife Linda traveled extensively before settling in Arizona. Jim had a personal commitment to the Meals on Wheels program, volunteering for over a decade delivering meals to homebound elderly.
Jim is survived by his wife Linda Kahn Westmoreland of Cornville, Arizona; his two daughters, Susan Westmoreland (Andy Schiller) of Wellesley Massachusetts, and Jill Westmoreland (Parker Shanahan) of Raleigh, North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Max Schiller, Sarah Schiller, and Grace Westmoreland. Because of Jim's dedication to Meals on Wheels, it is the wish of the family that donations be made to the Verde Valley Senior Center in memory of Jim Westmoreland for the Meals on Wheels program. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 681, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
Robert T. Strommen
Robert T. Strommen was born on September 17, 1934, in Pittsburgh, PA. He died on June 19, 2015, surrounded by family. While home from Princeton University in 1955, he met his future wife, Joyce, at a church corn roast, and they were married after a three year engagement on June 14, 1958. They had four children and were married for 57 happy years at the time of his death. Upon graduating from college, Robert entered the seminary and became a minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Robert touched many lives during his 80 years. His passions were social justice and his family. He had his first parish church in Larimer, Pennsylvania, but was quickly drawn to the emerging civil rights and social justice movements of the 1960’s, culminating in several trips to Mississippi to register black citizens to vote. He left the parish for a position as the Minister of Metropolitan Mission of the UCC in Philadelphia in 1967. For the next eight years he brought a progressive Christian spirit to a variety of political and economic justice causes as part of the church’s ministry. He was well known for one incident where he was shown on the nightly news chasing after a mounted policeman who had just knocked down an African-American teenager and refused to give his badge number.
In 1976, he and his family moved again, to Westfield, New Jersey, so Robert could work for the Board of Homeland Ministries of the UCC in the health and welfare division. He cut his teeth there on the JP Stevens boycott, and he spent those years advocating for the poor and for fair labor practices across the country. In 1988, he was appointed as the Association Minister for the Western Reserve Association of the UCC’s Ohio Conference and re-located to Lakewood, Ohio. For the next 12 years until he retired, he oversaw the running of the association, and with other leaders started new churches for new communities of faith and founded the first LGBT church in the conference’s history.
After his retirement in the year 2000, he continued to be active in social justice causes, with a particular passion for fairness in labor practices and equality for LGBT people everywhere. He served as co-chair of the Cleveland branch of Jobs with Justice, fighting for a living wage for workers, and he and his wife, Joyce, were a constant fixture at any protest, hearing, or event where equality for gays and lesbians and transgendered individuals was being promoted or fought for.
Throughout his life his family was always just as important as seeing justice done for everyone. He and his wife were a devoted couple for the entirety of their marriage. He was also a loving and supportive father and grandfather, with a great sense of humor. He was an omnivorous reader and was proud to be called an intellectual. He was also an avid and loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan and supported the team no matter where he lived; being a fair man, he would also support the local team, unless they were playing the Steelers. His gentle and wise manner earned him many friends and admirers over the years. He will be greatly missed by many, but most particularly by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Joyce, his four children Erik, Beth, Gayle, and Ingrid, and three grandchildren, Matthew, Melissa, and Jennifer.
Donations in Robert's memory can be made in his name to one of the causes he cherished and fought for in his life: The United Church of Christ Open and Affirming Coalition, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and/or Planned Parenthood.
Posted on Forevermissed.com
Frederick Walker Prichard, Jr.
Fred Prichard, who died on May 15, 2015, was born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1934, son of Fred Walker Prichard and Elizabeth Smith Prichard. Fred graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1952 and Princeton University in 1956 with a degree in mechanical engineering. From 1956 to 1959 he served his country in the U.S. Army and in 1959 began his career at Union Carbide, which spanned several decades and took him from Charleston to New York City. Fred spent his retirement years in Palm Beach, FL, and later, Bonita Springs, FL, where he was active in the community, especially the Princeton Club of Southwest Florida, as well as various charities.
In his role with the Princeton Club of Southwest Florida, he served as Membership Chair, setting an all-time record for Club membership, and was still serving on the Board of Directors at the time of his death. In 2008, he organized and managed the inaugural appearance of the Princeton Triangle Club in Naples, FL, where he sold out the house for their performance.
Fred leaves behind a wife, Rhonda, four children, four grandchildren and two sisters. He will be most remembered for his fun-loving personality, musical talents and charitable spirit.
Robert J. Doub
Robert J. Doub, former president of Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co. who was also an inveterate power boater, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at his Ruxton home of heart failure. He was 80.
Robert Jack Doub was born in Washington and raised in Baltimore. While a student at McDonogh School, he played football, basketball and lacrosse. During his senior year, he was presented the Maryland State McCormick Unsung Hero Award for football. He was later inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduating in 1952 from McDonogh, he entered Princeton University, where he continued playing lacrosse as well as rugby and football. While a student at Princeton, he was a member of the Nassau and Cottage clubs.
He served in the Army for two years and in 1958, he went to work in Baltimore for IBM as a computer salesman. In 1967, he became the owner of B.R. Smith Co., which was a power transmission distributor.
Mr. Doub, who was known as Jack, had been president of the Bearing Specialists of America.
He was a founding partner in 1979 and later owner of Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co., which was associated with the Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital.
Another founding partner was Dr. Raymond M. Curtis, a pioneering hand surgeon who had founded the internationally known center that is named for him.
The equipment helped advance occupational therapy in general, and hand therapy specifically, offering therapeutic techniques to recovering patients that kept pace with Dr. Curtis' groundbreaking micro-surgical techniques. Mr. Doub sold the company in 2004 and retired.
Jack was a member of the Baltimore Rugby Club, where he continued playing the sport until he was 40.
He was the longest-serving trustee at McDonogh, family members said.
Jack enjoyed spending summers in Annapolis, where he sailed the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Tiger Stripes, his 40-foot-long Tiara powerboat. He spent winters in Naples, Fla., where he liked to play golf with his many Princeton and Baltimore friends who also wintered there.
"In his 58 years as a Princeton alumnus, he never once missed the annual reunion, where he continued to enjoy the company of classmates and teammates," said a son, Brian C. Doub of Sherwood Forest.
Mr. Doub was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and Center Club. "One of his most treasured invitations was to attend the Bohemian Club in the redwood groves of California," his son said.
In addition to his son, Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Rita Johnson; two other sons, John Doub of Washington and Bruce Doub of Richmond, Va.; and eight grandchildren.
Services were private.
Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun
April 12, 2015
Harry A. Hoffner
Dr. Harry A Hoffner, born November 27, 1934, in Jacksonville, Florida, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Hilton Head, SC. Dr. Hoffner is survived by his wife Winifred, their three children David (Cherry), Karen (Robert) Walker, and Lee (Theresa), and two grandchildren, Samantha Panger and Maija Panger. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Masters, a resident of Tacoma, Washington.
Harry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by his family, his church, and his many friends. But it is a consolation for us to know the many things he had cause to be happy about. He knew a deep peace with his Creator and Redeemer; and he knew that his family shared his faith. He was married to his beloved wife, Wini, for 56 years. Over the years of his life, Dr. Hoffner had a profound influence on the faith and spiritual growth of many people.
There were many spheres in Dr. Hoffner’s life, and one of primary importance to him was his work and academic life. He earned his B.A. Cum Laude from Princeton University in 1956 and continued his studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary, obtaining a Masters in Theology in 1960, and then took up study at Brandeis University, earning an M.A. in 1961 and a Ph.D. in Ancient Mediterranean Studies in 1963.
Dr. Hoffner’s first teaching post was at Wheaton College, where he taught Hebrew and Biblical studies from 1963 to 1964. He returned to Brandeis in 1964, teaching ancient Near Eastern languages as an assistant professor of Anatolian studies. Dr. Hoffner left for Yale in 1969 to be an associate professor of Assyriology and Hittitology, and in 1974 settled at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute. Dr. Hoffner was the John A. Wilson Professor of Hittitology and was the Executive Editor of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary until his retirement in 2000. He co-founded the Chicago Hittite Dictionary with Hans Gustav Güterbock in 1976.
Harry was delighted to serve Jesus Christ. He surrendered his life to his Lord at Princeton, and gave himself continually in the service of teaching His word, most notably as the teaching leader for the men’s Bible Study Fellowship class in Oak Park, IL, which he helped to establish. He was a twenty year member of the Chancel Choir of College Church in Wheaton. He continued to teach the word of God through many venues. Soon to be released by Logos Bible Software is his final work, a commentary on I and II Samuel.
As a family, we are very appreciative of the deep gratification our father received from his participation in these communities and individual lives. The work he did, and the people with whom he collaborated were of great value to him, and for that reason, to us as well. We want everyone to know how grateful we are for the joy that he received from his work, his coworkers in his field and his friends and loved ones.
A memorial service was held on March 17, 2015 at College Church in Wheaton, 332 E. Seminary Ave, in Wheaton, IL.
Perry Lorimer Burns
Perry Lorimer Burns, 79, a resident of Gulf Stream, FL and Greenwich, CT, died peacefully surrounded by his family, including his beloved lab, Stryker, on February 28, 2015 due to Lewy Body Disease. Perry, the son of David P. Burns and Maryella Warner, was born April 10, 1935, in New York City and grew up in Larchmont, NY. He attended Rye Country Day School, and graduated in 1952 from St. Paul's School of Concord, NH. He graduated from Princeton University in 1956, where he was a member of the University Cottage Club. He then served two years in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant-jg aboard the mine sweeper, U.S.S. Fearless, mostly in the Mediterranean.
After an honorable discharge he tried sales in his family coal business but the sirens of Wall Street were too strong. He started at First Boston in 1959 in institutional equity sales, joined Faulkner, Dawkins & Sullivan in 1967 in the same capacity but switched to fixed income research where he created "Bondstat," a predictor of corporate bond rating changes. He survived several mergers and completed his career as an executive vice president and director of Fixed Income Research at Lehman Brothers in 1990. Along the way he earned his MBA at New York University.
After retiring, he was an active volunteer and board member of the Literacy Volunteers of America, Stamford/Greenwich for six years. In 1994 he joined the Greenwich Council, Boys Scouts of America as a board member, a Cub Scout leader, and later Pack 5 leader.
As a board member, he chaired or co-chaired the annual golf tournament for almost 20 years, raising more than $2 million. In 2003, Perry was given the Greenwich District Award of Merit and in 2011 he received the distinguished service award, the Silver Beaver, the highest award given to a volunteer. Perry had a great sense of humor and was a master raconteur. He was passionate about his family, his friends, his jokes, golf, fishing, bird shooting and gardening. He was a life member of The Round Hill Club in Greenwich and a member of Club Limited for over 45 years.
Perry was very devoted to his children and tried very hard not to miss a dance recital, art opening or sporting event. He was "Mr. Mom," encouraging his wife, Joan, to pursue her career. It is indicative of the kind and gentle man Perry was by the way he accepted his suffering in the last several months without complaint and even joked about his weird hallucinations.
Perry was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, David and Peter, and his first wife, Linda Fulton. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joan Blissert, four children, Lorimer (David Benson), Perry, Jr. (Jolie Parcher), Samantha (Kip Robbins) and Robert, five grandchildren, his brothers' sons and five sisters-in-law and their families.
A memorial service celebrating Perry's life was held on May 15, 2015 at 11:00AM at Stanwich, Church, 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich CT. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greenwich Council, Boys Scouts of America or a charity of your choice.
Published in Greenwich Time from Mar. 27 to Mar. 30, 2015.
Ian Donald Stuard
Ian Donald Stuard died January 28, 2015, in Haverford, PA, from complications of frontal temporal lobe disease.
Don was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Genoa, New York, the son of Dr. Henry Donald Stuard and Evelyn Covey Stuard. He graduated from Darrow School in 1952, Princeton University in 1956, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1961. He completed his residency in pathology at Yale University in 1966 and served two years as a captain in the Air Force. He became a member of the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and in 1979 became chair of the Department of Pathology at Reading Hospital in Pennsylvania. He finished his career as Chair of Pathology for the Mercy Health System in Philadelphia. Morphology was his great interest and he was an outstanding diagnostician.
Don married Susan Mosher in 1957; his three children are Ian Donald, 1963, Charles Covey, 1964, and Susan Sherman, 1970. His wife, children, and six grandchildren survive him.
During retirement, Don sat on the Alumni Council of his medical school and became a fund-raiser for them and for Darrow School. He served as class agent for his 50th reunion at Princeton University. He loved and cared for Squaw Island in the 1000 Islands where he cheerfully built docks and a boathouse. He was an avid squash player and sailor; he skied enthusiastically and he loved to dance.
Don will be missed by his loving family and many friends.
A memorial service for Don will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Princeton University Chapel, followed by a reception at the Nassau Club in Princeton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Reachout56-81-06, c/o Center for Civic Leadership, 12 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ 08540-6813; or on the website www.princetonreachout.org.
Philip R. Mayhew
Philip R. Mayhew, retired Foreign Service Officer and one time "Post" reporter, died January 9, 2015 of cancer.
Philip was born on a military base in San Francisco on December 1, 1934. He was the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Gordon Mayhew. With his parents he lived in the Philippines before WWII and in Washington State and Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton in 1956 with highest honors in English.
After military service he was briefly a general assignment reporter for the Washington Post. Joining the State Department in 1961, Mr. Mayhew served in Laos, the Congo, Jordan, VietNam and in Thailand twice. He also served on detail to the former U.S. Information Service, the Defense Department and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He was awarded meritorious or superior service awards from the State Department and two of these agencies
Following his retirement, Philip was presented with the Order of the White Elephant by the King of Thailand for service to U.S. - Thai relations. In retirement in Washington Mr. Mayhew was a member of a foreign affairs group, the Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) and the Arlington Seniors Golf Club.
There are no immediate survivors. There will be no services.
Coleman Barr Brown
The Rev. Dr. Coleman B. Brown, 80, of Hamilton, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2014. A beloved teacher, minister and mentor to generations of seekers and students, he was Colgate University’s chaplain and professor of philosophy and religion for nearly three decades.
For several years, Brown endured Lewy body dementia; though the disease sapped his strength and mind, his spirit remained affirming and strong, and he was patient and brave throughout.
He was born June 27, 1934 in Evanston, IL, a son of Lloyd Warfield Brown and Nancy Coleman Brown and older brother of David Warfield Brown (Princeton Class of 1959). He attended public schools in Evanston, graduating from Evanston Township High School in 1952.
A history major at Princeton University, Brown graduated in 1956, magna cum laude, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. As a student, Brown received the honor prize for the outstanding senior; he was president of his class his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was a Chapel deacon and commissioned in ROTC.
Following that, he entered Union Theological Seminary in New York City and received a B.D. (M. Div.) in 1959. He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, Presbytery of Chicago, in March 1963, where he served an inner-city church, Olivet Presbyterian, until 1968. He was active in the civil rights movement, clergy protests against the Vietnam War, and community service throughout the 1960s. He was a Graduate Fellow at Union Theological Seminary from 1968-1970, studying the works of Martin Luther King Jr. and Reinhold Niebuhr. He joined the faculty of Colgate University as an instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the fall of 1970. In the early 1970’s, while a member of the Colgate faculty, he served as the supply minister to the Millers Mills Community Church in West Winfield, NY. He received his Ph. D. from Union Theological Seminary in 1979.
At Colgate, while continuing to teach courses on religion and philosophy, he served as the University Chaplain from 1974-1989. Students of many backgrounds found his courses life-changing and profound; and the vibrant fellowship of the ecumenical University Church that he led welcomed “believers, seekers and doubters,” as he often said. He was Acting Dean of Students 1976-77 and served as chair of his department from 1993-1996. Upon his retirement in 1996, he was named Professor emeritus and Chaplain emeritus, continuing his pastoral counsel, part-time teaching, and extensive correspondence with many former students, friends and colleagues.
Coleman was the recipient of the Phi Eta Sigma (Student) Teacher of the Year Award in 1992; the Colgate Alumni Corporation Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993; Colgate Administration’s Prize for Inspirational Teaching in 1996; and the Unitas Award from Union Theological Seminary in 2007. He was also given an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Ursinus College, State College, PA, in 2007. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Classmate award given by the Princeton Class of 1956. Even as Lewy body dementia took a toll on his body and mind, his affirming spirit burned bright and in May 2014, he was delighted to win the Pierpont “Pete” Noyes Memorial Courage Award for “never giving up, facing problems, hard work, and cooperation” from the Chenango Water Exercise Group.
On August 18, 1956, Coleman married his high-school sweetheart Irene Catherine Mayer in Evanston, IL who survives. Also surviving are his brother David and family; children Justin L. Brown and Sabine Tibbetts of Ipswich, MA; Susan R. Brown-Zimmerman and Joel Zimmerman of Melrose, MA; Bradford C. and Shannon Brown of Charlotte, NC; Joshua E. Brown and Zoe Richards of Burlington, VT; and ten grandchildren Miranda, Rosalie, Silas, Coleman, Danielle, Caleb, Abraham, Sarah, Anna Josiah, and Isaiah.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Coleman Brown will be held a Colgate University in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Coleman and Irene Brown Scholarship Fund, c/o Colgate University, 10 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346, www.colgate.edu/makeagift; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Garrett M. Heher
Garrett M. Heher, 79, of Princeton passed away Dec. 4, 2014, at Stonebridge at Montgomery Health Care Center in Skillman, NJ. Born in Trenton, he was a resident of Princeton.
Mr. Heher was a partner with Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher and Brennan in Princeton and later started his own law practice in Princeton. He sat on the boards of the Eden Institute in Princeton, the Nassau Club in Princeton, and the Atlantic Foundation. He served on the Committee for Character for the New Jersey Bar Association, and also served on various committees with the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He was chairman of the Graduate Board of the Princeton Charter Club. He was a member of the Federal Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of New York City, the Mercer County Bar Association, and the Princeton Bar Association.
Gary addressed his pursuits with both integrity and a sense of humor. He was a great story teller and conversationalist, and could always relay a current event after his detailed daily read of "The New York Times." He enjoyed most spending time with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
Gary was a graduate of Villa Victoria Academy, the Lawrenceville School, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan Law School. Son of the late Anne Egan and the Honorable Harry Heher, associate justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and brother of the late John "Jack" and Harry Heher, Jr., he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gretchen Walsh Heher; a son and daughter-in-law, Garrett Walsh Heher and Maureen Dwyer Heher of Essex, CT; two grandchildren, Catherine and William Heher; a sister-in-law, Elissa Heher of Maplewood, NJ; a brother-in-law, Allan Richard Walsh of Philadelphia; also, nieces and nephews.
Services and burial in the family lot at St. Mary's Cemetery in Trenton were private.
Published in The Times, Trenton, on January 25, 2015.
John Leslie Douglas
John Leslie Douglas died in San Antonio November 1, 2014. He was born February 14, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas to Leslie Alan Douglas and Avis Sutton Douglas. A life-long resident of San Antonio, John graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1952 , furthered his education at Princeton University, and received a BS in Geology from the University of Texas. Later in life, John received a MA in Counseling from St. Mary's University.
John was involved in several business ventures in San Antonio including Spires-Douglas Buick Company, Viva (Mini Mansions) bookstore, the Twig bookstore, and real estate interests. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry numerous times throughout his life. He was also an affiliate of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockport, Texas. John was an active participant in the local Faith Alive movement and Bible Study Fellowship. He was a member of various social and civic clubs including the Kiwanis Club, the Conopus Club, the San Antonio Country Club, the Town Club, the Order of the Alamo, the German Club, and Club Giraud.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Spires Douglas (Frannie); brother, David Douglas; sons, Gene Douglas and wife, Ruth, John Spires Douglas and wife, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Edith Douglas, Will Douglas, John Kelly Douglas, and Charlie Douglas; nephew, Scott Douglas and many other family members and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of Colonial Gardens Memory Care Community and caregivers Maribel Patino, Jose Garcia, Pablo Campos and Fred Parham.
A memorial service was held on November 5, 2014 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 312 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX. For those who wish, a contribution can be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or a charity of choice.
Published in Express-News on Nov. 4, 2014.
Richard Edwin Clark M.D.
Richard Edwin “Bonzo” Clark, M.D., devoted husband of Nancy Clark; father of Karen Kushner and Todd Clark; stepfather to Wendy Erler and Leigh Lynch; and Poohbah to nine grandchildren, died peacefully October 22, 2014, at Sherwood Oaks. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Clark.
Dr. Clark graduated from St. Louis Country Day School in 1952 and Princeton University in 1956 with an honors degree in chemical engineering. He then graduated from Cornell Medical School in 1960. An inventor all his life, he took particular pride in his work with the AB-180, a left-heart assist device designed to help failing hearts. At the request of Dr. George Magovern, Sr., he came to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh where he established the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research Center (CVPRC) and began his work with Dr. Magovern and his sons, Drs. Jim Magovern and George Magovern, Jr.
Before retiring, Dr. Clark served as a visiting professor at Oxford University in England where the AB-180 was successfully implanted into the chest of a young woman who is alive and well today. Another significant contribution was his work with The Society of Thoracic Surgeon where he served as chairman and worked tirelessly to develop a national database which continues to expand and grow in importance. At the end of his career, the Society established The Richard E. Clark award given annually to recognize the uniquely outstanding scientific paper each year. Dr. Clark was also the Chief of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) which is now part of the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Retirement provided the opportunity for more fishing trips and room for many activities and tinkering in his shop, including building and flying light model airplanes.
His wife continues to believe he secretly wished he could fly. On Sunday, he always made time to watch his beloved Steelers. Most importantly, he found ample time to enjoy his nine grandchildren and to make yearly trips with Nancy to the English countryside.
A memorial service was held on November 8, 2014. at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Arrangements by Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 26, 2014
Wilfred Morioka passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He lived in La Jolla with his wife, Jean. They were married for 57 years.
Born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Wil attended Punahou School in Honolulu, received an NROTC scholarship to Princeton University, where he studied biology and received All Ivy League status in fencing. He graduated in 1956. He trained as a pilot in the Navy, with duties on the U.S.S. Shangri-La until 1959. He attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating in 1963. He rejoined the Navy to train as a flight surgeon, and was assigned to a squadron at the First Marine Brigade in Kaneohi, Hawaii.
Wil did a residency in Otorhinolaryngology at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, graduating in 1972, after which he joined the ENT staff at the Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego. He became a member of the ENT staff at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, and retired in 2001.
In retirement, Wil enjoyed golfing, playing tennis, working at the USS Midway as a docent and spending time with his family.
Wil is survived by his wife, Jean; his four children, Leigh, James, Tim and Peggy, and Peggy's husband, Steve Yamamoto; his three grandchildren, Travis, Allison and Tyler; and his three brothers, Thomas Morioka, William Morioka, M.D. and Howard Morioka.
A memorial service was held on October 27, 214 at the Miramar National Cemetery. A celebration of his life will follow at the Officer's Club, Miramar Marine Corp Air Station. Wil was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful man, and will be greatly missed.
Published in U-T San Diego on Oct. 19, 2014
John "Dick" Neulen
Dick Neulen, who passed away on September 16, 2014 at the age of 80, was born on August 10, 1934 to Lester and Marion (Cameron) Neulen in Englewood, NJ. He graduated from Princeton University in 1956 and soon after served his country as a Lieutenant in the Navy. Dick was an avid golfer, and enjoyed the sport even more so following his retirement from Donnelly Marketing in Stamford, CT.
Dick is predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Bridget C. Neulen. He is survived by his brother, Cameron Neulen of Tenafly, NJ; son Barry and his wife Wendy Neulen of Alexandria, VA; daughter Brenda and her husband Michael Kiely of Nanuet, NY, and step-grandchildren, Daniel and Kaitlyn Kiely.
Services were held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY followed by a private cremation
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick Neulen's memory may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
Published in The Journal News on Sept. 20, 2014.
Michael C. Shillaber
Michael C. Shillaber, 79, of Lawrenceville, NJ, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Hamilton Continuing Care Center.
Born in New York City, NY, Michael resided in the Princeton area since 1946. He retired in 1990 after 36 years as an employee and owner of William Barthman Inc., a family-owned jewelry business in New York City.
Michael graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1952 and attended Princeton University, Class of 1956. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956, attaining the rank of sergeant. Upon his discharge, he was a member of Springdale Golf Club and Trinity Church in Princeton.
Surviving are his wife, Jane G. Shillaber; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael C. Jr. and Susan, David R. and Catherine; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christine's Hope for Kids Foundation, P.O. Box 190, Hopewell, NJ 08525.
Published in The Times, Trenton, on July 30, 2014.
Robert K. Lewis, Jr.
Robert Kendall Lewis, class of 1956, passed away June 1, 2014 in Akron, OH, when he was unable to continue his fight against the strength of time and the problems of aging.
“Luig” was the son of Robert K. and Alice Lewis and came to Princeton from Lake Forest High School (Ill). Junior and senior years he roomed with John Rutgers, John Martin, Sam Shelburne, Fritz Reidlin, Ray Waggoner, and Lou Lagomarsino. A Classics major, he was also the Business Manager of Triangle. It was as an usher at John Martin’s wedding that Bob met his soon to be wife, Ruth Husted. They were married in 1957
Following graduation from Michigan Law School in 1959, he was variously an attorney for the US Army, attaining the rank of Captain; an Assistant county prosecutor for Summit County (Akron) Ohio; attorney for Abbott Laboratories; in private practice in Akron as a partner in the law offices of Alpeter, Diefenbach, Davies, Koerber and Lewis; the attorney for Firestone Tire, and after taking early retirement from Firestone, he was a solo practitioner in Fort Myers, Florida until his full retirement and return to Akron in 1999.
Professionally he was a member, (secretary, or treasurer or chairman) of Ohio, Akron, Illinois, Fort Myers and Lee County (FL) bars, a Selective Service Board member, a trustee of the Akron Law Library Association, and a member of the board of the Akron Better Business Bureau. He successfully argued four cases of first impression in the Ohio Supreme Court, and his one Petition for Certiorari in the US Supreme Court was granted – and his client’s death sentence voided without brief or argument.
Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth of Akron, daughter Robin and her husband LeRoy Harvey, and granddaughter Danielle Hatziyannis, all of Falls Church, VA. He was awarded military honors and interred at Ohio Western Reserve Miliary Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio on June 5, 2014.
Thomas S. Fulmer
Thomas S. Fulmer, 79, of Princeton, NJ, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the University Medical Center of Princeton from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Born Aug. 31, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, to O. Kline Fulmer and Lois Fulmer (nee Hoover), Tom attended elementary and high school in Douglaston, Long Island, NY. He graduated from Princeton University in 1956 with a BA degree in architecture, and in 1961 completed a graduate degree at the MIT School of Architecture.
Tom served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960 and retired with a rank of Lt. JG. While in the Navy, Tom was stationed aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Ault (DD698), spending most of his time in the Mediterranean and the North Sea as the operations department head.
After graduating from MIT, Tom joined his father's firm, Fulmer and Bowers, Architects, in Princeton, NJ. The partnership became Fulmer, Bowers & Wolfe in 1980 and Fulmer and Wolfe Architects in 1984. Tom practiced as Thomas S. Fulmer, Consulting Architect, from 1993 until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and several other professional organizations. His firms produced construction designs for business, health care, education, government, institutional and television buildings in the northeastern US and elsewhere. In the Princeton area, a list of projects would include four of the first five office buildings at Carnegie Center, the Princeton Medical Group, Mercer Engine Company No. 3 firehouse, additions and renovations for the Little Brook, Community Park, Johnson Park and Hun schools. Fulmer and Bowers was the architect of record for Jean Labatut's design of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, and Tom's parents were members of the school's Council of Founders.
Tom lived in Princeton for all of his adult life, including 15 years in a house on The Great Road which he designed. He was an active participant and leader in the Princeton community, serving on the township zoning board, the affordable housing board, and was a director of Princeton Area Family and Children's Services. He served for a term as president of the Princeton Ski Club, where he met his first wife. Tom sang bass in the Nassau Presbyterian Church choir and he was a longtime member of the Bedens Brook Club and the Rotary Club, and was a trustee of the Nassau Club. He joined the Old Guard of Princeton in 2008.
Tom was also a trustee of the Princeton University Campus Club and served in many roles for the Princeton Class of 1956, receiving the Distinguished Classmate Award in 2014. He was inducted into the Society of the Claw for his 19-year service to the P-rade Marshal Corps, an honor only bestowed on high performing reunion leaders. For the past seven years Tom enthusiastically served as a touring docent for the Princeton University Art Museum, a position he found highly rewarding.
All who knew Tom will remember him as a true gentleman and devoted father who always put family first. He had an amazing ability to solve problems and expressed himself beautifully in prose as well as poetry. Tom was a world traveler studying the architecture and art history of each locale. He enjoyed his early morning walks, dancing, sailing, tennis, skiing, music, theater, design and reading. He was a wine connoisseur and faithfully tried to complete the New York Times crossword puzzle each day.
Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Fulmer (nee Hemminger); his parents, and his sister, Lois Sonya Fulmer. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Hughes-Fulmer (Peggy); his son, Scott Fulmer; his daughter, Christine Goss (Oliver); and his beloved granddaughter, Thea Goss. He is also survived by his brother, David Fulmer (Carol Ann), stepchildren, Margaret (Gary) Bender, James Hughes III, Susan Hughes, Mary Beth Tevebaugh (Peter) and Katie Redmond (Aiden); and 14 additional grandchildren.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ. Condolences may be left at www.matherhodge.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tom's name to the Thomas S. Fulmer Memorial Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation, 15 Princess Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Published in The Princeton Planet, August 4, 2014
Thomas Latta Waite
Thomas Latta Waite died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014 surrounded by his family at his home in San Francisco.
Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 31, 1933, to the late Stanley E. and Josephine S. Waite, Mr. Waite graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University and Columbia Business School. He married his first wife, Annette Clark, and together they raised their family in Berkeley, California, where he worked as a consultant in marketing research.
As a stay-at-home father (unusual for the 1960’s), he never shied from serving his community with creativity and good humor: from directing first graders in building cigar box guitars to serving as a deacon and moderator at the First Congregational Church. An art history major at Princeton, he maintained his love of art throughout his life by painting and weaving and served for many years as a docent at SF MOMA.
In 1992, he married Hinda Silberstein with whom he enjoyed traveling to exotic destinations, working in real estate and continuing his lifelong patronage of the arts.
Mr. Waite’s special role in their lives will long be cherished by his three daughters, Lucy, Josephine and Flora Waite; their respective partners, Kristin Lucas, Paul Rosky and West Barba; and three grandsons, Stanley B. Rosky, W. Thomas Barba and Wesley R. Barba; as well as his first wife, Annette C. Waite. Mr. Waite was predeceased by his brother, Stanley E. Waite, Jr., and his second wife, Hinda S. Waite.
Donations in Mr. Waite’s memory may be made to the Myositis Association.
A memorial reception was held in the Fireside Lounge at The Sequoias, 1400 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, California, 94109, on Saturday July 19, 2014.
Published online by Working Media, Inc.
William Elis Hoglund
Bill Hoglund died unexpectedly of complications from a blood clot at his home in Harbor Springs, Michigan on Sunday, June 8th, 2014.
Bill was born in Stockholm, Sweden on August 22, 1934. He graduated from Taft School in 1952, Princeton University in 1956 and the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business in 1958. He married Beverly Jane Scales in Birmingham, MI in 1958.
Like his father and brother before him, Bill spent his entire career at General Motors Corporation. He was known for his unwavering integrity, his passion for cars, and his true enjoyment of all people. Bill could always be counted on to speak his mind honestly, regardless of the political consequences of voicing his opinions.
Highlights of his 36-year career included positions as General Manager of Pontiac, President of Saturn, Chief Financial Officer, and finally, Executive Vice President of General Motors and member of the Board of Directors.
Bill was also widely respected for his work on charitable and corporate boards outside of GM. Through his service to Habitat for Humanity, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Skillman Foundation, the President's Council on Sustainable Development under President Clinton and countless other organizations, Bill gave back generously to his communities.
Most recently, he helped to found the Naples Community Church in Naples, FL. There, he sang in the choir and surprised everyone with his beautiful voice.
Bill spent as much time as possible on Lake Michigan, sailing, boating or simply sitting on the porch doing the crossword puzzle, and he spent a lifetime perfecting his golf swing. Above all, Bill loved his family and made them the single most important priority in his life.
If you ever found yourself on the streets of Harbor Springs on a summer evening, you probably saw Bill Hoglund with any combination of children, grandchildren and dogs in tow, licking Yummies ice cream cones and humming along to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline.
Bill was predeceased by his daughter Susan Hoglund, 1961 to 1979. He is survived by his wife, Bev; his children, Melissa Hoglund, Cindy Hoglund Shannon and Steve Shannon, Peter Hoglund and Amy Mayhew Hoglund; his grandchildren, Drew Shannon, Donald Effler, Stuart Shannon, Susan Effler, Maggie Shannon, Alex Effler, Kemper Hoglund, Peter Hoglund, and Abby Hoglund; and his best friends, Sandman and Bubbles.
A reception celebrating the life of Bill Hoglund will be held at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club, Harbor Springs, Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and a memorial service will be held in Naples in the fall.
Donations can be made in Bill's honor to the following organizations:
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Michigan, Harbor Plaza, 8460 M119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, 11145 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34113.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Published in Naples Daily News on June 12, 2014.
Joseph Badger Shelor
Joseph Shelor 79, slipped away silently to the Elysian Fields after a valiant 10-year battle with debilitating health issues on May 28, 2014. Ever the officer and gentleman, he died as he lived, exemplifying The Episcopal High School's motto: Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter (bravely, faithfully, joyfully).
Born in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, Joseph graduated from The Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia in '52 with advanced standing and as a monitor. He went to Princeton University, joining the Cottage Club, and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in '57 with a B.S., belonging to Kappa Sigma fraternity. UVA awarded him a Master's in Arts in teaching chemistry in '81. After serving in the Navy as a Lt. j.g. aboard the USS Platte, he returned to E.H.S. where he taught math, religious studies and chemistry, coached track and field, football and instituted the game of lacrosse as a school sport. He was also a fierce competitor on the squash court.
Mr. Shelor inspired and infused a love of learning in generations of young men and women in his 45 years of service. He demanded their best as his philosophy was "prepare, participate and persevere." The chemistry lab was named in his honor, as well as a lacrosse award given in his honor by his 1972 undefeated hall of fame lacrosse team, Captain Charlie Bagley and Crease Attackman Beau Wilson spearheading the concept and raising the funds to make the MVP Award a yearly event. He was master to many and servant to all.
His survivors include his sidekick and loving wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Hardy Blanton "Bonnie" Shelor; and his three much-loved daughters, Jennifer Shelor Glenn (Eric), and her two sons, Joseph Matthew Malone and James Austin Malone; E. Wiley Shelor Hunnicutt (Philip), and her two children, Robert Isaac (Zack) and Lily Elizabeth; Natalie Shelor Sinclair (Brendan), and their daughters, Mackenzie Diana and Madeline Eliza. Three of his six siblings, Susan Shelor, Edna Ann Williams and Nancy Wynn, survive him; as well as his brothers-in-law, Charlie Blanton and wife, Chris, and Andrew Blanton and wife, Alison; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Joseph was a patriot and scholar, who loved his family whole-heartedly and they him. One-of-a-kind and a kind, good man, he will be deeply missed.
Special thanks to New Century Hospice, Jennifer, Lorie, Rachel, Jen, Claudia, Jenny and Alexa, as well as Jasmine Tyler and Taliah Murry of Always Best Care Senior Services, who brought great comfort in his final years.
Services were held on June 2, 2014 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 12291 River Rd., Richmond, Va. 23238. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Pendleton Stevens, of Clearwater, Fla., died Sunday, April 27, 2014 from complications of his past cancer treatments.
He was born June 25, 1934 in New York City, the only child of Marjorie James and Edwin Pendleton Stevens, and was educated at The Harvey School, St. Paul’s School and Princeton University.
Pen began his career in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and that is where his passion for radio and audio engineering began. His early career saw Pen rise in the ranks of audio engineering focused on news for both the Radio Press and United Press International. During these years, Pen was instrumental in the coverage of many historic events including the Olympics, the early Gemini and Apollo space flights, and the major national political conventions of the ’60s. The second half of his career was where his passion for engineering and electronics merged with his sense of audio, and he spent the next 25 years becoming one of the best audio engineers in the country. Pen is best known for his work with Record Plant recording studios in both New York and Los Angeles, where he was technical director and designed and built most of the sounds stages and recording studios. During this time, Pen also helped trail-blaze the first “mobile studio,” putting a recording studio in an 18-wheeler to record live performances; and he helped develop the synchronization system for digital recording of the first digitally scored movie, “Annie” and the second Star Trek movie, “The Wrath of Khan.”
Through his work, he developed many personal friendships and was instrumental in working with many great artists of the ’70s and ’80s, including Neil Diamond (his favorite), Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Kiss and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Far more important than his professional accomplishments were his personal qualities of compassion, generosity and fortitude. He experienced many personal tragedies: his first wife, Alix Moncheur Loree, died of lung cancer in 1980, leaving him with two adolescent boys; his eldest son, Philip Lyman, died unexpectedly in 2004; his daughter, Alice Pendleton, was murdered in November 2013; and he had cancer three times, undergoing aggressive treatment with serious sequelae and multiple hospitalizations. Through it all, Pen exhibited uncomplaining courage, determination and tenacity. He leaves an invaluable legacy of strength, loyalty and unspoken but enduring unconditional love for his children and grandchildren.
Pen loved to read, work on his computer, and attend the sports events of his children and grandchildren. During his retirement, he spent many hours volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Maine, Pennsylvania and in Los Angeles for the Jimmy Carter Work Project. He was also on the board of directors of various community nonprofit organizations. He was passionate about the outreach work of his church and did the computer work for the children’s programs at St. David’s as well as co-directing the holiday food baskets project in Kennebunk.
He is survived by: his wife of 31 years, Dorothy Mikelonis of Clearwater, Fla.; his sons, Mark Pendleton, his wife Anne and their sons Zachary and Maxwell of Lexington, Mass., and Edwin Pendleton II, his wife Cecilia and their son Cooper of Los Angeles; his only close relative, his cousin, Elizabeth Williams and husband Pat of Sand Springs, Okla.; members of the Loree and Mikelonis families; and his beloved Maine Coon cats.
Private burial services were held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. A memorial service is planned for this summer in Kennebunk. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alice L. Pendleton Library, P.O. Box 77, Islesboro, ME 04848; or to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St., Boston MA 02114 to support the work of Dr. Daniel Deschler. Always respectful to and compassionate with Pen, Dr. Deschler’s surgical expertise extended Pen’s life far beyond statistical expectations, giving his family extra treasured years with him.
Posted in the Journal Tribune: Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Marshall T. Rice
Marshall T. Rice, 79, of Quonochontaug, RI, died peacefully at home under the compassionate care of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island on December 14, 2013. He was the cherished husband of Betsey (Hofer) Rice. He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Thornton) Rice.
Born in South Orange, New Jersey on Jan. 19, 1934, he was the son of the late Anna Mary (Marshall) Cronin and James Kearney Rice.
Marshall was a graduate of Kent School (1952) in Kent, CT, Princeton University (1956) and General Theological Seminary (1959), NYC.
During the 1960’s and ‘70’s, he served in several Episcopal parishes, first as curate at Christ Church, Hackensack, NJ, then as rector of the Church of the Atonement in Fair Lawn, and later as rector of Christ Church in Ridgewood, NJ. In the 1980’s and ‘90’s, he was the founder and principal of Marshall Rice Associates, an executive search consulting firm that specialized in not-for-profit organizations. He then served as Deployment Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, interim rector of Trinity Church, Newport, RI, and as Retired Associate Clergy at Christ Church, Westerly, RI.
Active in 1960’s civil rights activities, he was proud to have marched with Dr. King in the March on Washington in 1963 as president of the New Jersey chapter of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity.
He also served as board member and capital campaign co-chair of the Chorus of Westerly, president of the Charlestown Land Trust, and moderator of Central Beach Fire District, Quonochontaug, RI.
Marshall was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and treasured friend. He was an avid tennis player who also enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, kayaking and traveling with his family. He was keenly interested in environmental concerns, particularly relating to marine wildlife.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Cindy Kirtland and her husband Joe of Red Hook, NY; Jim Rice and his wife Cait Goodwin of Newport, OR; and Alison Kolozsvary and her husband Andrew, of Exeter, NH; by two step children, Sarah Hall Soss and her husband Marc of Bradenton, FL; and Josh Hall and his wife Julie of Charleston, SC; and by six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren: Tim, Betsy, Sarah, Sophie, Margee, Noah, Logan, Lindsay, and Courtney.
He is also survived by his sisters Melinda (Rice) Potter, Surrey (Cronin) Elwell (Rob), and Tia (Cronin) Schlaijker, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Saturday December 21st at 1:00 PM at Christ Church in Westerly, RI. Donations in his memory may be made to Christ Church, Westerly, Episcopal Charities of Rhode Island, or the Chorus of Westerly.
Published in The Westerly Sun December 18, 2013.
Herbert Christian Paschen, Jr.
Herbert Christian Paschen, Jr. died in his sleep September 29, 2013 at the age of 79.
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934, Paschen graduated from Princeton University in 1956 with a degree in psychology. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1956 to 1960. From 1960 on, he had a successful career in advertising until he retired to Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico with his wife, Pat, in 2001. For many years, Paschen was active with the Navy League.
Herb is survived by his wife, Pat, children Herbert III and Judson, along with grandchildren. He is also remembered by his sister, Lynn, and extended family members.
A memorial service was held in Chicago.
Published in the Guadalajara Reporter October 18, 2013
Thomson C. Murray
Tom Murray passed away on November 3, 2006. He was a graduate of Hotchkiss School, came to Princeton as a football candidate based on his school's championship team. He soon found other interests, among them the ROTC Mounted Troop. He joined The Ivy Club and made many good friends, including Bevis Longstreth, Frank Peabody, Denny Crimmins, and Charlie Obrecht. His roommate was Jerv Janney.
After Princeton he married Bobbie Purvis of Honolulu and spent two years in Frankfurt, Germany in the military. Following his military service, he moved to Mill Neck, Long Island and worked for 30 years for his good friend, Nelson Doubleday '55, at Doubleday & Co.
Among his many interests, he played the bagpipes and paraded down Fifth Avenue in New York in full regalia on St. Patrick's Day. Upon his retirement Tom formed a small company, Interstate Directory Publishing Co., through which he wrote and sold license plate books and games.
Tom is survived by his wife, Bobbie, his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Cynthia Murray, his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Bill White, two grandchildren, Turner and Cynnie White, and brothers Robert Nelson Murray ’60 and G. Donald Murray ’52, deceased 7/26/13. Father, G. Donald Murray, was class of ’21.
Due to an oversight, “TC’s” passing was never documented in the Alumni Weekly, and we extend sincere apologies to his family. This memorial was written by his daughter-in-law, Cynthia Murray, and received in August, 2013.
Edward Benjamin Clark Lukens
A passionate traveler and raconteur, Ben Lukens, 78, a resident of South Portland, ME, died of heart failure on May 26, 2013 at Sedgewood Commons Nursing Home in Falmouth, ME. Ben was born July 26, 1934, in Chestnut Hill, Penn., the son of Lorraine and Lewis Lukens.
After attending Chestnut Hill Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H., Ben attended Princeton University, where he studied American History and was a member of the Cottage Club, graduating in 1956. He also served as a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and the Pennsylvania National Guard.
After graduation, he worked for J. P. Morgan Bank in Paris, where his responsibilities included helping special clients during their European vacations. He got to know the hidden-gems of the city: bistros, theaters, walks--and shared a drink at Harry's Bar with Ernest Hemingway. (Rather than fawn over the famous writer, Ben mentioned that he'd been a student at Princeton of one of Hemingway's fiercest critics--upon hearing this, Hemingway invited Ben to pull up a chair.)
Later in life, he moved to Portland, home of Disston and Denton cousins, and worked there for many years as a Child Protective Supervisor. He enjoyed spending his summers in Northeast Harbor, where he had grown up vacationing, and where he continued to overlap with his extended family.
Ben is survived by his two brothers, Lewis, of Middletown, Conn. and Robert, of Wyndmoor, Penn. and many cousins, nieces and nephews, with whom he maintained close ties. He was predeceased by his son, Peter; and by his two sisters, Lorraine of Chestnut Hill, Penn. and Marie, of New York City.
A memorial graveside service will be held this summer at the cemetery in Northeast Harbor where Ben will be buried next to his son Peter. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 1, 2013.
James A. Bennett
Jim Bennett, of Gladwyne PA passed away on May 21, 2013.
Born in Washington, DC to Margaret Steinmetz Bennett and Capt. Claude H. Bennett (USN), both of Philadelphia, PA, Jim attended William Penn Charter School and Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA. Upon graduation, he went to Princeton University, the Great Class 1956, of which he was current Class President. He was a member of The Ivy Club and in the Army ROTC.
Following Princeton, he joined The Philadelphia National Bank, then served 4 1/2 years in the Army, much of it in Augsburg, Germany. Upon returning to PNB, he worked on National accounts for over 35 years. He retired in 1996, and began to give back to his corporate community. He was president of The Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania, served on the Board of the Harrison Hoxie Smith Foundation, was a Deacon of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. At BMPC, he served as a moderator of the Deacons and on the Hunger Committee. He was a member of The Merion Cricket Club, where he served on the Board of Governors; The Gulph Mills Golf Club, and the 138 Club.
A lifelong lover of sports, he played baseball and football in school. As an adult he picked up tennis, platform tennis, soccer and golf. He enjoyed coaching and mentoring youth sports and activities. He became an avid lacrosse and soccer fan, following his children's and grandchildren's teams, and any game near or far!
He will be remembered by so many friends, as he was a happy and generous man who had the gift of making a connection with those he met. Jim was that rare breed, a true gentleman.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Margaret Tryon Bennett (Margo); sons, James A. Jr. (Mary) and C. Douglas (Carol); daughter, Karin Micheletti (Rob), and nine grandchildren of whom he was very proud; brothers, Cmdr. Peter C. - USN, ret. (Nancy) and Claude H. III (Carol), sister Peggy Wenzel.
A Memorial Service was held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010. Interment Private.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation. In honor of Jim Bennett, 130 s/ Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA. 19010.
Published in Main Line Media News on June 2, 2013
Galen Jefferson White, Jr.
GALEN JEFFERSON WHITE, JR., 79, died on May 20, 2013 at home, after a long illness.
Galen was born on January 27, 1934, in Jackson, KY, to Galen Jefferson White and Minnie Jameson White. In 1941, the family moved to Lexington, and several years later to Louisville. Galen, a member of the Athenaeum Literary Society, graduated from Louisville Male High School. At Princeton University, he joined Tiger Inn and majored in history, graduating in 1956. After three years in the army, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, earning his law degree in 1962.
During his senior year at Princeton, Galen traveled from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie, NY, for a date, arranged by friends, with Vassar College sophomore Ethel Story Wright of Philadelphia, PA. Their courtship, which endured small geographical separations and a large difference of opinion over the rules of the game Monopoly, led to their marriage on October 18, 1958.
Galen practiced law first in Philadelphia, with the firm Dechert, Price & Rhoads. In 1968, Galen and Ethel moved with their three daughters to Louisville, where Galen joined Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and where their son was born. Later he became a partner at Boehl, Stopher & Graves. Galen especially enjoyed mentoring and working with younger lawyers. He retired from full-time practice in 1998.
A member of the Lawyers Club and of the vestries of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, and of St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Harrods Creek, Kentucky, Galen served nine years as chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky. He was chairman of the board of St. Francis School, Goshen, KY and served on the boards of Ars Femina, the Visiting Nurse Association and Just Solutions. After his retirement, he volunteered as a docent at Farmington, as a reader for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and with the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Some of the joys of his later years included traveling with Ethel to visit their children and grandchildren, adding to his collection of lead soldiers, and meeting every Wednesday with his lunch posse.
Galen is survived by his wife, Ethel; his four children, Joanna Kille, and her husband John, of Arnold, MD, Caroline, of Northampton, MA, Catherine Banigan-White, of Easthampton, MA , and Galen III, of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren, Alexander and Andrew Kille and Charlotte Banigan-White; his two sisters, Ann W. Anderson and Margaret W. Flintom, both of North Carolina; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his son-in-law David Banigan-White and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Banigan-White.
Galen will be remembered for his vigorous mind, his love of music, his ability to recognize a friend he had not seen in decades, his unwavering sense of fairness, his delightful sense of humor, his quiet courage, and his warm and generous heart.
A memorial service was held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, followed by a reception at his home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Francis School, 233 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202 or Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, 433 Chestnut St., Berea, KY 40403.
Obituary published in The Courier-Journal from May 21 to May 23, 2013.
Wendell R. Inhoffer
Wendell R. Inhoffer, 78, of Woodland Park died Friday May 10, 2013.
Born in Passaic, Wendy resided in Clifton, Lake Forest and Little Falls before moving to Woodland Park 17 years ago. He was a 1952 graduate of Clifton High School and a 1956 graduate of Princeton University. He later served in the US Army.
Wendy was employed by the Passaic Valley Water Commission as General Superintendent and Chief Engineer for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1995. He continued as a private engineering consultant to date.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie E. Duplin of Woodland Park, by a daughter, Mary Louise Inhoffer-Stose and husband, Mark Stose of Ringwood, by a son Gregory A. Inhoffer and wife, Melissa Jo of Crestwood, KY, by three grandchildren; Mary Katherine Stose, Daniel G.W. and Johnny N.J. Inhoffer, by a brother Richard L. Inhoffer and wife, Edythe of Colorado Springs, CO, by two nieces; Carolyn Montes and Andrea Inhoffer, by a nephew Scott Inhoffer and by his dear friend, Glory Smith of Clifton.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday, May 17, at Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 787 Franklin Lake Road Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.
Donations in honor of Wendell Inhoffer to the Northwood Hockey Scholarship Fund, c/o Perry Babcock, Northwood School, P.O. Box 1070, Lake Placid, NY 12946 would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Obituary provided by the Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton.
Collier Barnett, 79, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas surrounded by his cherished wife, family and friends. He lived his life to the fullest and will be remembered by those who knew him as a man of integrity, generosity, compassion and enthusiasm. He was always full of heart.
Collier graduated from New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, IL and Princeton University in 1956, and served 2 years as an officer in the US Navy from 1956 – 1958. He has lived in Dallas since 1978 and in recent years split his time between Dallas and his summer home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Collier embraced challenge and distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur, having started more than 5 successful ventures during his professional life, including Barnett TeleDirectors, Ltd; Lone Star Amusements; Auto Vend; and Payroll Central, Inc.
Starting in his younger days as a high school varsity football player and throughout his life, Collier was an avid sportsman and competitor as he participated in many sports activities. His best days were spent with friends on the golf course, and playing tennis and croquet. He loved all games - board games, card games, especially gin and bridge.
Collier was a devoted servant starting as an Eagle Scout. He served on mission trips to Honduras in connection with St. Luke’s Church and is a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrews. Additionally, he was a member of the Dallas Ski Club, Trillium Links and Lake Club, Cedar Creek Racquet Club and the Cooper Aerobics Center.
Above all else, Collier loved spending time with his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Ransom Barnett, his children, Sally Jourden and her children Steven and Nicholas; Steven Barnett and his children Sarah and Samantha; and Hilary and Langley Steinert and their children, Nicholas, Max and Alexis.
The family would like to thank Dr. Minal Barve, Dr. Divi Puttagunta, Dr. Gregory Pollock, Dr. Riva Rahl and the Cooper Clinic for their excellent care.
A service in memory and in celebration of Collier Barnett’s life was held on March 12, 2013 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5923 Royal Lane in Dallas. A memorial service will also be held in Cashiers, North Carolina at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Mary Lee’s House, A Child Protection and Advocacy Center in Tampa Florida, www.maryleeshouse.org; or Good Shepard Episcopal Church, Cashiers, NC; or St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX; or to a charity of your choice.
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David P. Hamilton
David Hamilton, writer, critic, consultant, and teacher in the field of concert music and opera, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at his home in Manhattan. He was 78.
Music critic for The Nation (1968-94) and contributing editor for High Fidelity (1967-83), New York music correspondent for the Financial Times, London, (1969-74), associate editor and regular contributor to Musical Newsletter (1971-77), guest music critic of The New Yorker (1974), member of the editorial board of Opera Quarterly (since 1983), contributing editor of Opus (1984-88), he has also written for Opera News (and served on its advisory board) and The New York Times (Arts and Leisure), and served on the editorial boards of The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1986) and The New Harvard Dictionary of Musicians (1996). His writing was recognized by ASCAP/Deems Taylor Awards in 1975 and 1998. He published two books, and contributed to several others.
Producer of the Metropolitan Opera’s Historic Broadcast Recordings series, and consultant for their audio archives and broadcast features, David also programmed and annotated several dozen CDs for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and produced for the N.Y. Public Library a complete edition of The Mapleson Cylinders, 1900-1903, an extraordinary series of live recordings made at Metropolitan Opera performances more than a century ago, which received Grammy nominations for Best Historical Album and Best Program Notes in 1986.
Born January 18, 1935, in New York City, he studied at Princeton University, from which he received the degrees for Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in 1956, and at Harvard University, where he received the degree of Master of Arts. Among his teachers were the composers Milton Babbitt, Edward T. Cone, and Walter Piston, and the scholars Arthur Mendel, Oliver Strunk, John Ward, and Gustave Reese. After completing his B.A., he received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for study at the University of London. Following receipt of his graduate degrees, he served as Music Librarian at Princeton (1960-65), then moved to New York City, first as assistant editor of music books at the firm of W. W. Norton & Co., Inc, and as chief music editor from 1968 until 1974. He continued as a consultant and outside editor for Norton until 2001.
David leaves no next of kin, but will be deeply missed by loving friends and colleagues.
by Maxime Ohayon
Dr. Malcolm Campbell, faculty member in the history of art department of the School of Arts & Sciences from 1961 until his retirement in 1996, died on January 27, 2013 at his home in Portland, Maine at the age of 78.
Born on May 12, 1934, Dr. Campbell studied at Princeton University where he earned his BA (magna cum laude 1956) and MFA (1959) as well as his PhD. His 1962 dissertation in the department of art and archaeology was devoted to the baroque painter and architect Pietro da Cortona.
He joined the history of art department at Penn as an instructor in 1961 and was promoted successively, attaining the rank of full professor in 1978. At the time of his retirement, he was the Class of 1965 Professor.
During his 35 years of teaching he trained more than 30 graduate students, many of whom now hold faculty and curatorial positions in leading universities and museums in the United States and Europe. In addition to serving as the department chair, Dr. Campbell was a dedicated leader of the School of Arts & Sciences, holding the positions of assistant dean and vice dean of the College and associate dean for the humanities (1985-1988). He was also interim dean for the School of Fine Arts (now School of Design) from 1994 to 1996.
Dr. Campbell was one of the leaders of the shift in art history scholarship from a singular focus on great artists to a broader consideration of cultural forces, most especially the role of patrons. The center of his research was renaissance and baroque art and architecture in Tuscany and Rome, where he studied Medici art patronage during the ducal and grand ducal eras and the making of major public works of art.
Dr. Campbell published many articles and reviews, and his Pietro da Cortona at the Pitti Palace (Princeton University Press, 1977) is one of the foundation stones of modern baroque scholarship. He served as book review editor of The Art Bulletin and was an active member of the international committee for the Pietro da Cortona exhibition which opened in 1997 in Rome and of the organizing team for The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome exhibition in 2000 at the PMA in Philadelphia. He curated several exhibitions in Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery, including The Eye of Piranesi, Views of Ancient and Modern Rome in the Late Eighteenth Century in 1988.
During his long and productive career, he received many awards and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Italy, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
Dr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Joan Campbell, who for 19 years was an assistant dean in the College of General Studies (now LPS); daughter, Cathy; son, Christopher and his wife, Lisa; and son, Colin and his wife, Gail; and grandchildren, Ruby and Hart.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the John McCoubrey and Malcolm Campbell Student Travel Fund, History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, 3405 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6208.
Jay Cleveland Harbeck
Jay Cleveland Harbeck, 78, died January 18, 2013, from acute myeloid leukemia. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. After graduating from Pingry School in 1952 he entered Princeton University, graduating in 1956 magna cum laude with a BA in the Special Program in the Humanities. Jay was a member of the swim team and in his senior year was the recipient of the War Memorial Trophy in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the team.
Jay was a Fulbright Scholar and studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg. Jay was a Captain in the United States Air Force and served as an Officer in the Strategic Air Command Division from 1958 to 1964. In 1962, he earned his MBA from Harvard University.
Jay raised his family in Rumson, New Jersey and retired to Fripp Island, S.C. in 2001. He worked on Wall Street for 40 years and retired as a First Vice President Portfolio Manager from the Merrill Lynch Asset Management Division in 2001.
In 1978, Jay was ordained as a permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church and served in that capacity for 35 years.
Jay's wife, Ella Anne Philips Harbeck predeceased him, but he is survived by his three daughters, Dorothy, Claire and Jean, and five grandchildren. Jay will be missed by all.
Harry Jean Haon III
Harry J. Haon, III, age 78, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 after a brief illness.
Harry was born in London, England. He graduated from Tower Hill School and Princeton University. Harry was a member of the Sierra Club, the Inland Bays Foundation Inc. of Sussex County and served on the Fenwick Island town council for many years. He was also a volunteer with the Wawaset Maintenance Corporation.
Harry is survived by his wife Carolyn, two sons; Jay Haon of Philadelphia, PA and Andy Haon of Seattle, WA, a sister, Anne Cook, of Devon, PA, step-daughter, Eliza Craig of Tucson, AZ, step-son Peter Craig of Heidelburg, Germany, a niece Phyllis Wechsler, of Pittsburgh, PA and nephew George Cook of Lancaster, PA. He was the Pied Pieper to Miles, Lila, Ian, Kellen, Noah , Chloe, Alex, Jason and many others, young and old who followed his words of wisdom and dedication to mankind.
A celebration of Harry's life is being planned for late July. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club, 100 West 10th Street, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the Inland Bays Foundation Inc. of Sussex County, 118 Riverview Drive, Dagsboro, DE 19939.
Published in The News Journal from January 27 to January 28, 2013
Jay John Evans
Jay Evans died of pancreatic cancer at a hospice in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 7, 2012.
Jay came to Princeton from Scranton Central High School. He was a star sprinter on the varsity swimming team and its captain his senior year. A member of Cap and Gown Club, he was a cheerleader and a chapel deacon. He majored in English and wrote his honors thesis on the Bronte sisters.
From the AFROTC he moved on to a career in the Air Force, serving as a transportation officer in Germany, after which he taught at the Air Force Academy’s prep school in Colorado Springs and undertook graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Denver. He then entered the private sector in sales and later in financial planning.
The break-up of his second marriage and the almost simultaneous deaths of his younger brother and his parents in the mid 1970s, followed by a brief return to Scranton from Colorado Springs, were accompanied by a radical change in Jay’s behavior, though only years later was he diagnosed with schizophrenia. He led a solitary and Spartan life until his death.
To his second wife Rochelle; to Cary Calvin and Phoebe Eggerling, the children of his first wife Connie who predeceased him; to Adam Olhausen, Ivy LeDonne, and Carrie Colley, the children of Rochelle; and to his three grandchildren, Ella, Gunnar, and Gracyn the class extends its condolences.
Charles Wolsey Pratt
Charlie Pratt died peacefully at home in Exeter, NH on May 27, 2012.
He was born in Boston, grew up in Concord, MA, and came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter Academy where he returned to teach high school English in 1966.
Charlie married Joan Callaway in 1963 with classmates John D'Arms, Bevis Longstreth and Peter Barrett as ushers. In 1984 they moved four miles from Exeter to Brentwood, NH to own and operate a small commercial apple orchard, "Apple Annie". Charlie was active on town committees and worked hard on land protection issues until 2011 when it came time to retire from farming and move back into Exeter.
From childhood, Charlie had been writing poetry, and his farming, teaching, traveling , and family experiences, inspired the publication of several books, most recently "From the Box Marked Some are Missing: New and Selected Poems", Hobblebush Books, 2010.
Charlie was very fond of his Hockey Teammates and attended Princeton Hockey Team reunions in New York whenever he could, most recently his 50th in 2011.
He was especially devoted to his two children, Sarah and Tim, their spouses and his five grandchildren. Gatherings at Apple Annie or at the family summer place on Cape Cod were surely the high points in his life, and his entire family is grateful for the gentle and generous person he was before brain cancer took him so suddenly.
A service to celebrate Charlie's life was held in Phillips Church, Front Street, Exeter, NH on June 16, 2012.
Remembering Charlie Pratt Through His Poetry
Friday, March 29, 2013
Charlie's poetry was read by his widow, Joanie, and classmate, Bevis Longstreth at:
Ten River Terrace (at Murray Street)
New York, NY 10282
John Gouverneur Mosher
John Gouverneur Mosher, who wrote extensively on Japanese culture, died on September 27, 2012 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. He was 77. The cause was cardiac arrest.
Mr. Mosher graduated cum laude from South Kent School. He entered Princeton University and enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Upon graduation from Princeton, he went on active duty at the U.S. Naval Communications Station at Kamiseya in Japan where he developed a love of Japanese language, history and culture. He became proficient in Japanese and married Nadeshiko Yamaguchi. His most important work was “Kyoto, A Contemplative Guide”, which remained in print continuously from 1964 to 1999. He was motivated by his disappointment in the books available at that time on Kyoto. It told the story of Kyoto's history through studying a succession of temples and palaces. One reader called the book "the best guide to anything, anywhere." Other works included Japan Caught Passing, Japanische Postamter in China und der Mandschurei mit Kwantung 1876-1922 (in German) and Japanese Post Offices in China and Manchuria. Mr. Mosher became a recognized expert on Japanese postage stamps and over the years wrote 22 articles on this subject for a German Philatelic magazine – all in German.
Mr. Mosher lived for nearly 20 years near Salzburg, Austria where he taught skiing and sang in the Salzburg Opera.
On his return to the United States in 1983, he joined USIA where he directed overseas cultural and policy programs. He and one staffer, Saul Gefter, arranged for one Afghan per province to be taught print, video and voice media skills. The International Herald Tribune reported in 1989 nine "dirty tricks" by the Americans which forced the Soviets to leave Afghanistan. One of the "dirty tricks" was his project which the Soviets called a "Dirty American propaganda campaign against the peaceful intentions of the Soviet Union . . ."
While at USIA, Mr. Mosher also served as United States member, U.S. Olympic Committee. In 1988 he became International Director, Special Olympics International. He negotiated official recognition by National Olympic Committees on site in many countries such as Brazil, USSR, Germany, The Gambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Austria and Latvia. Traveling to many parts of the world with Sargent Shriver, he helped expand the Special Olympics program from 57 to 119 countries. He retired in 1992.
Mr. Mosher continued to write extensively in retirement. He authored “Unavoidable Germans: Art vs. Politics, and the Consequences”, which described how a man such as Hitler could become the dictator of a country known for its philosophers, artists and musicians. He also contributed editorial columns under the banner, desde Washington, for the newspaper El Informador in in Guadalajara, Mexico. A selection of these columns was later published in his book, 2000 desde Washington.
Mr. Mosher was a founding board member of Post-Classical Ensemble. He worked closely with Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez and Artistic Director Joseph Horowitz to make the ensemble a highly successful pioneering experimental musical laboratory in the Washington, DC cultural arena.
Mr. Mosher's first marriage ended in divorce. He is survived by Diane Lewis, his wife of 27 years.
Posted on-line by DignityMemorial.com, September 29, 2012.
Jack Thompson, Jr.
John (Jack) Silvey Thompson, Jr. of Ardmore, PA, passed away on July 23, 2012 at the age of 77.
Jack graduated in 1952 from Swarthmore High School, where he played many sports and was Captain of the football team his senior year. Following graduation, Jack entered Princeton University, choosing to study Basic Engineering. He joined Ivy Club and played freshman and varsity football, where he was the center for three years. He enjoyed recounting details of every game with his teammates. Jack’s senior year roommates were Bob Aldrich, Mort Chute and Herb Paschen.
Princeton was close to his heart, and he was proud that three generations of Thompsons were Princeton alums. After graduation in 1956, Jack did graduate work at Claremont University, and later on, he became a member of the Nassau Club in Princeton.
Jack spent his career in the business world working for INA Corp, Philadelphia; Crocker National Bank in San Francisco as a Senior VP- Strategic Planning and Human Resources; Transamerica Corp, San Francisco as the Assistant to the Chairman, President and CEO, Director of Personnel & Administration; Sealed Air Corp as Vice President and GM of the Western Division; McKinsey & Co.; Avisun Corp.; and Union Carbide. Prior to retirement, he was a director, consultant, investor and partner in multiple ventures and companies.
Jack is survived by his wife, Betty Lou, and his sons, Christopher and Michael. He was predeceased by his son, John III, and his sister, Marianne Burt. Jack is also survived by three step-children, Henry Chapman, Katharine Michalka and Karen Chapman, nine grandchildren, and one nephew.
To honor Jack, there was a memorial service in the Princeton University Chapel on Friday, September 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Betty Lou invited all those attending the service to a reception at the Nassau Club in Princeton immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Jack’s memory may be sent to:
Princeton ReachOut 56-81-06
c/o Center of Civic Leadership
12 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-6813
Bill McCandless died on May 23, 2012. He was born on September 6, 1934 in Beaver Falls, PA, son of Genevieve (Leigh) and Joy Young McCandless. He attended St. Mark's (Preparatory) School, Southborough, MA, where he played football, baseball, and basketball.
After graduation in 1952, he entered Princeton University, where he played football and was a proud member of the Cap & Gown Club. Bill never forgot his ongoing friendships from his student days, attending as many football games over the years as he could and always using Cap & Gown as his “home base”. Bill married Patricia Pendleton Smith of Washington, D.C. in 1955 with whom he had three children, but the marriage ended in 1975. His subsequent marriage to Lyla Day Selby in the late 70’s lasted for 22 years.
Following graduation in 1956, Bill worked for U.S. Steel, then U.S. Pipe & Foundry before joining Xaloy, Inc. where he eventually became President. He lived most of his adult life in Bucks County, PA, and was involved with numerous organizations, as well as with Trinity Church, Solebury, where he served as a vestry member.
In 1970, he bought the old telephone “switching office” house on Swans Island, Maine, which he and his family renovated to use as a vacation home, but it became more than. It was, forever after, his most favorite place on earth. His dream was to live there all year round and write, but duty and business prevented that wish.
But even above Swans Island, his loyalty, enthusiasm and love of Princeton University was the touchstone of his life. He served both as President and Vice President of his Class in the 1960s and 1980s. A crowning achievement involved his founding the ReachOut56 program, which recently partnered with the classes of 1981 and 2006. The program has provided mentoring of urban area students towards pursuing a college education. It also provides selective scholarships to Princeton graduates, who will engage in a public service project for a year after graduation. ReachOut 56/81/06 will be a lasting legacy to Bill.
He is survived by his partner of almost a decade, Diana Sargent of Ambler, PA, three children, William W. McCandless, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, DeForest G. McCandless of MA, and Virginia Pendleton McCandless Ballou of Bethany CT and eleven grandchildren. Donations can be in his name and sent to Princeton University Class of 1956 Anuual Giving, P.O. Box 5357 , Princeton, NJ 08543.
A memorial service will be held on August 25, 2012 at Bill’s old house on Swans Island, Maine. For those wishing to attend, please contact Bill’s daughter, Ginger McCandless Ballou, whose telephone number is 203-901-9554, and e-mail address is: Ginger.Ballou@coxinc.com for details.
D. Daniel W. Gardiner
D. Daniel Willard Gardiner, 77, died on May 15, 2012. Born July 19, 1934, in Philadelphia, Dan attended The Episcopal Academy and graduated in 1956 from Princeton University, where he majored in history and American studies and was captain of the squash team. He was active in the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary.
During his adult life, Dan lived in New York City, Long Island and Chappaqua, N.Y., Little Compton, R.I., and, most recently in Princeton, N.J. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst and, for most of his career, a partner in the asset management firm W.H. Reaves & Co., specializing in the telecommunications industry.
After retiring in 1998, Dan became a passionate leader of Princeton ReachOut56-81-06, and, in 2007, his Princeton classmates presented him with the Distinguished Classmate Award for his contributions. ReachOut56-81-06 is a philanthropic effort of Princeton's classes of 1956, 1981, and 2006. Its projects include coordinating college guidance programs and other volunteer efforts in underserved schools, and the annual award of one-year fellowships to graduating Princeton seniors who seek to implement public interest projects they have designed.
A tournament player in several racquet sports, Dan also relished a good game of family doubles and was thrilled when he finally had enough tennis-playing grandchildren to host a family tournament.
Dan is survived by Joyce Warren Gardiner, his wife of 40 years, his brother, John F. Gardiner, Jr., Dan's five children, Daphne Trotter, Willard Gardiner, Sargent Gardiner, Michael Gardiner, and Meg Gardiner, and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Princeton University Chapel, on the main campus in Princeton, New Jersey. Donations to PrincetonReachOut56-81-06 are welcome at www.princetonreachout.org/donate or by check to PrincetonReachOut56-81-06 at 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Peter M. Wright
Pete Wright, who passed away peacefully on May 14, 2012, was, in his time, an academic, a librarian, a journalist, a pilot, and, above
all, a family man.
He was born in Albany, New York, on 19 April 1934 to parents Moorhead Wright
Junior and Carolyn Andrews Wright, with connections on his mother’s side going
back to Benjamin Franklin, and on his father’s to the first governor of Arkansas. He
grew up with his brother Lee in Schenectady, NY, and subsequently moved to
Winnetka, Illinois, and Chappaqua, New York, following his father’s management
responsibilities with General Electric. He graduated from New Trier High School in
Chicago, where he had been the editor of New Trier News, the school journal.
He attended Princeton University, majoring in English for his Bachelor of Arts
Degree. During his time there he was President of the University Press Club, and
provided university and town news for the New York Times, most famously a front
page article on Albert Einstein’s death. He was also a member of the US ROTC
Program, and graduated as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He served two years’
active duty, principally in Homestead, Florida, where he was Public Information
Officer for the base. At the end of his term he had the rank of first lieutenant.
After Princeton, he worked for the Library of Congress in Washington DC in the late
nineteen-fifties, preparing material on international affairs for Congress speeches,
which led to his increasing interest in the field. After a year’s study in the University
of Bologna (becoming fluent in Italian), he enrolled in Washington DC as a PhD
student at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins
University. His thesis was on Theory and Practice of the Balance of Power, 1486-
1914, which was immediately published by Dent. He subsequently strengthened the
philosophical basis to his studies, mainly in ethics and theory in international politics,
with many articles published on these themes.
At SAIS Lawrence Freedman encouraged him to apply for a vacant position in the
renowned Department of International Politics at the University College of Wales,
(later Aberystwyth University), the founding department of the subject in the UK.
Pete started there in 1965, and, as well as teaching and writing on theory and ethics,
he bolstered the library intake as departmental librarian. He was also a pioneer in the
early days of computer literacy, and encouraged his colleagues in the new related
skills. In addition he arranged a prestigious series of lectures and conferences, and
edited the related papers. He was always generous, sympathetic and popular with
students, being for many years the staff member of the student society and assisting
with its journal; and he initiated the Aberystwyth / University of California student
exchange. He was especially pleased to be elected a founding member of the
European Association of Departments of International Politics, and he started the
journal for this association. He stayed with the Department at Aberystwyth for over
30 years as lecturer and then senior lecturer.
In the town life of Aberystwyth Pete had many other interests. These included joining
the voluntary coastguards as well as the 4th Aberystwyth Scouts’ support committee.
He was involved in many theatrical productions, especially as lighting technician. He
took a keen interest in the development of his children’s primary school, St Padarn’s,
again lighting their concerts and plays, and helping with improvements to the
playground. He also produced and edited the parish magazine Cross Ties for St
Winifride’s, and was a Eucharistic minister.
In March 1968, in Washington DC, Pete had married Rosemary Arundel, a Classics
lecturer at Aberystwyth, and they had four children. As the children grew up, he
instilled in them a love of learning, and filled the house with books and papers. He
was a great family man, and always enjoyed the company of the children, and then of
his young grandchildren, as well as keeping in touch with the American side of the
family in his extensive travels. When asked once what two words defined him he
replied ‘father’ and ‘husband’. He was always considerate and thoughtful, as his
friend Jim Piscatori writes: ‘There could not have been a gentler or more helpful
person, and his kind-heartedness saw me through many sticky situations’. Over his
last years he showed rare patience and courage in dealing with his illness, and never
complained about the restrictions it placed on him.
In 2007 Pete and Rosemary had purchased an apartment near Chania in western Crete,
arranged its construction together, and enjoyed their visits there. On the morning of
14 May, 2012, Pete passed away peacefully on the veranda, falling asleep in the sun,
facing the view that he loved. His requiem mass was in the old city of Chania, with
his subsequent burial in the small Franciscan cemetery there. He is survived by his
wife Rosemary, children Thomas, Catherine, Edward and Helen, and grandchildren
Ella, Robbie, Amelia, Bethan, Tim, Megan, Leo and Tomos.
George Veeder Burkholder, M.D.
George Veeder Burkholder, M.D. passed peacefully on Sunday April 15, 2012. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 31, 1934 to Margaret Veeder Burkholder and Theodore McCoy Burkholder, M.D. and was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margaret Ann Wetzel.
George graduated from The Harvard School for Boys, Princeton University and Cornell Medical College. He served as a surgical intern and resident at Cornell University in New York City. While serving his surgical residency, George met the love of his life, Gretchen “Sweet Pea” Schneider, a nurse at Cornell. Thus began an epic love story.
After their marriage on April 20, 1963, George and Gretchen moved to Los Angeles where George completed his urology residency at UCLA. He later studied Pediatric Urology at The Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England. He then served as Assistant Chief of Urology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and attained the rank of Major in the United States Army. After his time at Brooke, he and Gretchen moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he was on the teaching staff at the Cleveland Clinic. George and Gretchen then returned to San Antonio where he established his private practice in urology and settled in to raise a family.
George was a founding partner of the Urology Clinic of San Antonio, the largest urology practice in South Texas. During his 35 years in practice, he served as Chief of Staff at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital and sat on several hospital and foundation boards. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association, Texas Medical Association, Bexar County Medical Society, Southern Society of Urological Surgeons, a founding member of the Trans-American Urologic Researchers, and was board certified in urology. He was also a member of the Conopus Club, the San Antonio Country Club, the Argyle Club and the First Presbyterian Church where he served in the Ushers Guild.
George and Gretchen loved to travel the world. He was an avid golfer and tennis player, and at the age of 60, he won the National Men’s Doubles Tournament. George was an exceptionally devoted grandfather and loved to spend time with his family in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, creating many priceless family memories. He was an accomplished artist and left behind a legacy of beautiful bronze sculptures and paintings.
Dr. George Burkholder earned the respect and love of his patients, colleagues, friends and family throughout his life. He will be fondly remembered for his kind, compassionate nature, his vibrant personality which lit up every room, his ever present smile, his love of life, his inquisitive mind, but most importantly for his incessant and unyielding dedication to his fellow man. Those who had the unique pleasure of knowing Dr. Burkholder, “Dr. B”, George, Daddy, Dad, Papa Bow-Tie Guy and Sweetheart will miss him more deeply than words can express, but there is great solace in knowing that the Lord has called home one of his great servants: “well done my good and faithful servant, well done.” Matthew 25:23
George is survived by his adoring and devoted wife of forty nine years, Gretchen Schneider Burkholder, his daughter Heidi and her husband, Todd Michael Binet, his son, Matthew McCoy Burkholder and his wife Courtney, and his six precious grandchildren who knew him affectionately as “Papa”: Hailee Elizabeth, Michael Luke and George Burkholder Binet; Taylor McCoy, Benjamin James and Abigail Grace Burkholder.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be sent to The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Foundation 6211 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201 or to the San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78229.
Published in San Antonio Express-News on April 20, 2012
Ralph Jeffers "Jeff" Belford II
Ralph Jeffers "Jeff" Belford II, 77, of Monmouth Junction, N.J., passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Princeton, N.J. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Princeton University Chapel.
Jeff was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Princeton to Dr. Ralph Belford and Ruth Pine Belford. He had two younger sisters, the late Alix Belford Stevens, and Professor Ann Belford Ulanov, a professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
Jeff grew up in Princeton and spent summers in Buck Hills Falls, Pa. He attended Princeton Country Day School, followed by Phillips Exeter Academy, graduating in 1952, and then Princeton University, graduating in 1956. He married Ann Sexton Kennedy on April 30, 1960, and together they had five children. Jeff later married Sarah Cirrincione on Dec. 9, 2004, and formed strong bonds with her children.
He was a fine soccer player and singer in his school years, and loved golf throughout his life. He was also accomplished at tennis, swimming and bridge, was a voracious reader and loved crossword puzzles.
Jeff's career was spent as a marketing executive for pharmaceutical companies, later as a career counselor, and then several years working at the Gallup Organization.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and his five children, Jeb, his wife, Cee Cee, and their two children, Blair and Cecily, residing in Manhattan; Morgan and his wife, Christina, residing in Seattle, Wash.; Lincoln, his wife, Lorrie, and their two sons, Lochlan and Lincoln, residing in Asheville, N.C.; Benjamin, his wife, Samantha, and their daughter, Scarlett, living in New Orleans, La., and Tiffany and her partner, Thad, residing in Virginia Beach, Va.
He is also survived by Sarah's three children, Gabrielle and her husband, Christopher Norberte, residing in Chicago, Ill.; Frank, his wife Blanca, and their two children, Lauren and Samantha, residing in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Stephen, residing in Somerset, NJ; as well as Sarah's daughter-in-law, Stacey Tucker and her daughter Kayla, of Manalapan, N.J.
Published in Star-Ledger on April 13, 2012
John Raker Hudders
John Raker Hudders died Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Phoebe Home surrounded by a loving staff of care takers and a devoted family. He was born September 17, 1934 in Allentown, PA, the son of Atty. William S. Hudders, and Roberta Raker Hudders. Jack was the grandson of John and Estella Raker, the founders of Good Shepherd Home and the nephew of the late Dr. Conrad W. Raker. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (1952), Princeton University (1956, B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1959, J.D.).
After law school he served on active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army Reserve Intelligence Corps, retiring with the rank of Captain. Jack joined the law firm of Butz, Hudders & Tallman (now Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino) in 1960, and became a partner in 1966. He specialized in estate planning and corporate law. He was a member of the board of the Lehigh County Bar Association, and a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, the American Society of Hospital Attorneys and the Lehigh Valley Estate Planning Council.
Jack’s life was filled with community service. He was legal counsel and a former board member at the Good Shepherd Home of Allentown, and was also a founding member of the executive committee of the Good Shepherd Celebrity Classic golf tournament. He served as president, vice president and treasurer of the Baum Art School of Allentown and as a counsel for the Phoebe-Devitt Homes. He was also a member of the Board of Associates of Cedar Crest College, the Allocations Committee of the Lehigh County United Fund, the board of the Council Advisory Committee of the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the board of the Allentown YMCA. His government service included appointments as solicitor for the Whitehall Township Authority and the Upper Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board.
At Princeton, Jack was the head stage carpenter in the Triangle Club, a theatrical group, and a member of the Charter Club. After graduation, he continued his affiliation with the university as a member of the Alumni Associations Schools Committee and president of the Alumni Association of Eastern Pennsylvania. He stayed connected to the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a member of its Sharswood Law Club.
Jack was a director of several companies, including Lehigh Valley Oil, Bally Ribbon Mills, Royal Manufacturing, The Silberline Company and was a member of the Rotary Club of Allentown, the Lehigh Country Club and the Livingston Club. He was a former deacon and a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. He was also a member of the Tunkhannock Creek Association, a fishing club in the Poconos, and the St. Georges Club of Bermuda.
In 1997, Jack survived a near fatal auto accident and lived for another fourteen years with severe head trauma. His innate discipline, determination and pleasant demeanor continued until the end of his life. He died Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Phoebe Home surrounded by a loving staff of care takers and a devoted family. Lehigh Valley Hospital saved his life and Good Shepherd rehabilitated him on the same grounds where as a young boy he played basketball with the residents of the Home. He arrived at Good Shepherd in a coma and walked out with his sons six months later. He fought the good fight, defied all statistics and remained pleasant and cooperative until the end.
Jack is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sylvia, the daughter of the late Betty and Ed Stevenson; his sons William S. Hudders of Easton, PA and Thomas S. Hudders of Jackson Hole, WY; daughter Ann, son-in-law William; and granddaughter, Sydney Hudders McDonough of Branchburg, NJ. Jack is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Jill and Al Douglass of Allentown, sister-in-law and brother-in-law of Tampa FL, Elaine and Patrick Perkins, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Everyone adored and respected Jack for his caring nature and generosity of spirit. Non omnis moriar (not all of me shall die).
A service of remembrance was held on January 12, 2012 in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.
Contributions to his charities will be very welcomed. His wife and children also created the John Raker Hudders Endowment Fund for continuing education for the Brain Injury Staff of Good Shepherd Home c/o Jeanette Edwards, Good Shepherd Plaza, 850 South Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18103. Contributed in part by Edward Miller, former publisher to the Morning Call, and life long friend of Jack.
Published in the Allentown Morning Call on January 11, 2012.
William Lewis Susen
William Lewis Susen of Kennedyville, MD died on Friday, December 9, 2011 at his home. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Susen was born on December 8, 1934 in Evanston, IL. He was the son of the late William Hubert and Marguerite Mary Goacher Susen. He graduated from Culver High School. A thrill for him as a young man was meeting Donald Rumsfeld at a party his sister Jackie held, at their parents' house.
He graduated from Princeton University with honors where he was an Economics Major. He was on the Varsity Crew Team and joined an Eating Club, Princeton's alternative to fraternities. He met Shirley in Nuremberg Germany where she was teaching school at an American Service Base, and he had been drafted post Princeton. He recently recalled "I figured she was a German girl," but realized otherwise when her German gave her away when ordering another round of beer. He thought himself well off at the time, with $125 pay, of which $25 "was sent home." Impressionably, his lingering sign off for many years hence has been "As they say in southern Germany, auf wiedersehen, y'all!" He and Shirley saw much of Germany from his Austin Healy, which he brought back to the States, later to tear out the under carriage crossing an arched bridge to have their first look at the Cleveland Yacht Club. As an active member of The Cleveland Yacht Club, he enjoyed racing his Star Boat sails #5125, and socially motoring on The African Queen.
Bill worked in the family yarn dying business as did his cousin John Susen, Phoenix Dye Works, Inc. in Cleveland Ohio, of which Bill's father was President. He came to Chestertown with the recognition that a person spending so much time doing yard work on their Cleveland house on Lake Erie ought to be doing something more meaningful with the land. They bought a house in Chestertown, and soon thereafter bought the farm and built the house from the barn beams and boards where the barn stood. They quickly became integrated into the Chestertown community. He was involved with the Chestertown Wildlife Exhibition and Sale, Ducks Unlimited, the Soy Bean board, the nature conservancy, Maryland Grain Producer’s Association and the National Corn Growers Association.
Mr. Susen was predeceased by Shirley Buchanan Susen on December 16, 2004.
He is survived by Shirley's sister and brothers, Marilyn Monroe, James and George Buchanan, and her nephews and nieces, Michael Monroe, Doris and Nora Monroe, Cheryl McElhiney, Tom, Tim, and Nancy Buchanan, and Tonya Epple. He is also survived by his cousin John Susen, and John's children, by second cousins, and by nieces and a nephew survived by his sister Jackie.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 am at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. 130 Speer Road Chestertown, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 169 Queenstown, MD 21658, the Sultana Project, P.O. Box 524 Chestertown, MD 21620 or the Wildlife Exhibition and Sale P.O. Box 883 Chestertown, MD 21620. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
Hobart D. Betts III
Hobie Betts died on November 28th at Stony Brook Hospital in Stony Brook, New York from complications resulting from a fall. He was 78 and had lived in Sag Harbor, NY since 1985.
Born in Orange, New Jersey, he was raised in New York City and Englewood, NJ. He came to Princeton from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Hobie majored in Architecture and was a member and vice president of Colonial Club. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1957 (a bout of TB forced him to take a year off), and he received his Masters in Architecture from Princeton in 1961.
Betts began his career as an associate at Ulrich Franzen & Associates and opened his own firm in 1966. He won many awards including the A.I.A. Award for Excellence in Design. Betts was a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, taught Architectural Design at Columbia and served on the Advisory Council of the School of Architecture at Princeton. The Betts Auditorium in Princeton’s School of Architecture is named for his father, Hobart D. Betts, Jr. ’28.
Married to Glynne Robinson and subsequently divorced, Hobie is survived by his children: Elizabeth Betts, William Betts, and Katherine Betts ’86, his sister Bertha Betts, and his grandchildren Oliver and India Brown.
Robert Beardslee Rodgers
Many who attended the very moving memorial service for Bob, and those who were unable to be there to celebrate his wonderful life, have asked for the selections, which were read at the service by his daughter, Elisabeth. They are as follows:
"If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart... I’ll always be with you."
A.A. Milne – from Winnie the Pooh
"Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still,
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the same easy way which you always did.
Put no difference into your tone;
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect, without the shadow of a ghost on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well."
Henry Scott Holland
To laugh often and much,
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
Robert Beardslee Rodgers
February 8, 1935 - August 9, 2011
Born: St. Louis, Missouri
Lived: Princeton, New Jersey
Died: at his family's summer home in Frankfort, Michigan
Parents: Robert Buchanan Rodgers and Clara Russell Beardslee (both deceased
Wife: Sue Harrison Rodgers, Princeton, NJ (Married: St. Louis, Missouri - June 24, 1961)
Siblings: Frances Rodgers Crowell, Lincolnton, NC; Elizabeth Rodgers Hill, Frankfort, MI; John Russell Rodgers, Kirkland, WA
Children: Elisabeth Sue Rodgers, New York, NY; Robert Buchanan Rodgers II, Weston, MA; Stanley Harrison Rodgers, Minneapolis, MN; Katherine Ruth Palmer, Dunellen, NJ
Grandchildren: Emma Katherine Rodgers, Samuel McIntosh Rodgers, Michael Toalson Rodgers, Amelia Rose Rodgers, William Harrison Rodgers, Isabel Rose Palmer
Monsanto - St. Louis, MO (1957-1972)
BASF Wyandotte – Vice President/Logistics, Parsippany, NJ (1972-1993)
Various committees for the Alumni Association of Princeton University, especially the Princetoniana Committee and Alumni Relations Committee
President and Reunion Chairman, Princeton Class of 1956
Chairman, Princeton National Alumni Schools Committee
Elder – Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ
Board Member – Westminster Foundation, Princeton University
Board Member/Architectural Committee/Early settler – Michabou Shores Association, Frankfort, MI
Third generation member - Congregational Summer Assembly, Pilgrim, MI
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend to all... Engineer, builder, analyst, perfectionist, compulsive organizer, debater, mediator, fixer... Nature lover, preserver, sailor, grill master, builder of beach fires... Reader, wordsmith, collector, poet, writer of limericks... Gentle giant... and Tiger.
After a long career as an engineer and executive in both St. Louis, MO, and Mountain Lakes, NJ, Bob Rodgers made the leap and retired to Princeton, NJ, where he and Sue spent nearly 20 years deeply involved in the life of Princeton University as well as that of their church. They spent summers at their family home on the shores of Lake Michigan, where he contributed in myriad ways to the life of the community he had helped to create. It was in this beloved place that he died.
Bob Rodgers was a strong man, with a deeply intelligent presence. Loyal and generous to a fault, “he never met a stranger,” every friend he made became a lifelong one. He was also fiercely independent, stubborn, and not one to admit weakness or ask for help. Yet he was the kind of man who, when something or someone needed to be taken care of, found a way to make sure that it happened.
The following are just a few excerpts from what his friends and family have said:
The great man has fallen.....
He had the moral and spiritual strength of a colossus….....
He was the good Samaritan who rescued the stranger; he was the shepherd who left the 99 sheep to retrieve the one which was lost, and return it to the flock.....
Beneath his bright, analytical mind lay a most generous, loving, and sensitive heart, expressing gratitude and caring to others, acutely aware of those who needed help, quietly and humbly giving abundantly to those in need, and cheering on his family with celebration and joy upon their accomplishments. He greeted all with a huge, warm smile and, with Sue, welcomed all into their home.....
He lived the parables, walked the bible, and traversed the valley of the 23rd Psalm. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow him all the days of his life, and he shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.....
As Shakespeare said, 'Whence comes such another?'
A memorial service will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ, on Sunday, October 9 at 2:00pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, anyone who would like may donate to the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, an organization that was especially important to Bob. The website is: www.thecrisisministry.org
Donald F. Noonan
Donald F. Noonan, age 81, passed away on May 24, 2011. Don was born in Newark, NJ and attended Bloomfield High School. After high school, he enlisted in the USMC Reserve, serving in Korea where he was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received at the Chosin Reservoir. Following discharge from the Marine Corps, Don attended Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, where he majored in business, graduating in 1956.
After a career in business and finance in both the U.S. and Europe, Don retired from Chase Manhattan Bank in 1992 as a Group Vice President. After retirement he was a member of the International Executive Service Corps, consulting in Russia and for the Chinese Banking Association. In 1994, he and his wife, Christine, relocated to Williamsburg. He was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Church, where he served on the Financial Advisory Board and Landscaping Committee. He was also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1754, Korean War Vets, the Chosin Few, and the Tiger Inn at Princeton University. He was an avid reader and loved to discuss politics and current affairs as well as sports, and was a lifelong fan of the Giants baseball and football teams.
He is survived by his wife, Christine; his children, Lisa Noonan of Charleston, SC, Michael Noonan of McLean, VA, and Mark and Sasha Noonan of New Canaan, CT; and his four beloved grandchildren, Kyra Grace, Helena Ann, David McCord, and Madeline Riley Noonan.
The family received friends on Sunday, May 29 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. Services were held on Monday, May 30 at 10:00 AM at Ascension of Our Lord Church, 114 Palace Ln, Williamsburg. Interment was at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA on Tuesday, May 31. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Stephen W. Schneiderman
Steve Schneiderman died from emphysema on June 20, 2011. He lived in Wharton, NJ.
Steve grew up in Lawrence, NY and prepped at Woodmere, where he studied Latin with the poet and translator Rolfe Humphries. While in prep school he earned a spot as a pianist at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. For two summers he studied French at McGill University. He entered Princeton as pre-med, won the Stinnecke prize sophomore year for translation from Greek and Latin, and majored in Classics. Senior year he roomed with Jim Brazell
He belonged to Terrace Club, spent his junior year in France at the Sorbonne, and wrote his senior thesis on Aeschylus, supervised by Robert Goheen. He studied classics at Harvard, spent a fellowship year in Rome, and began teaching at Smith College. Later he taught at Barnard and Briarcliff College. His final career was in computational linguistics, working on programs that translated German and Italian into English. It helped that he could read nine languages and speak five.
Steve is remembered for his loving spirit, ready wit – he had a Jewish joke for every occasion – and profound learning. The class extends condolences to his sister, Linda Pollack, and her family.
Robert Easton Royes
Our friend and classmate Bob Royes died peacefully on April 18, 2011 at his home on Cape Cod. Army doctors discovered Bob had muscular dystrophy in the course of an ROTC physical our sophomore year. Fortunately, it progressed very slowly allowing him to have a successful career in accounting/taxation and a fulfilling life with his family and friends.
Bob graduated from Plainfield High School in NJ. An economics major at Princeton, Bob was on the social committee at Terrace Club, played IAA tennis, and was a member of the Thirsty Thursday Club. His roommate senior year was Skip Banyard.
Upon graduating, Bob earned an MBA from Rutgers. After several years with Price Waterhouse he moved into private accounting in the tax area.
Before retiring to Cape Cod, Bob lived in NJ and attended many football games and all his five year reunions through the 40th.
Bob leaves his loyal and supportive wife Julie, his sister Helen, his daughters Katie Boyd and Jenny Splaine, their husbands Robert and Neal, and five granddaughters Emma, Sophie, Maggie, Lizzie and Margot. Bob’s father also graduated from Princeton in 1928. We will remember Bob with affection as well as deep admiration and respect for a life well lived.
Peter J. Cohen
Peter Cohen died in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 2010 as a result of pancreatic cancer.
Pete came to Princeton from the High School of Music and Art in New York City, where he was active in student government, known as a concert pianist and fine bassoonist, and served as valedictorian.
At Princeton, Pete was active in Whig-Clio, managed the Princeton Band, and wrote for the literary magazine. He was a member of Prospect Cooperative Club. His senior year roommates were Julian Clark, Neal Steigbigel, Joel Greenblat, and David Handel. Pete received the Freshman First Honors Prize and was graduated with highest honors in chemistry.
After medical school at Columbia, Pete completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and then served in the Army, conducting research at Walter Reed and setting up a hospital in Japan for wounded soldiers from Viet Nam. He went on to chair the Departments of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado and the University of Michigan, conduct research on the effects of anesthesia on the brain, serve as an editor of Anesthesiology, and chair the Council of Academic Anesthesia Chairmen.
After retirement, Pete was graduated from Georgetown Law Center, served as policy analyst at the National Institutes of Health, and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown. He also chaired the Physicians’ Health Committee of the D.C. Medical Society and was vice chair of the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee of the D.C. Bar.
Pete is survived by his wife, Cynthia, a lawyer and philosophy professor who is at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown; two daughters, Holly Cooper, a lawyer, and Elizabeth Cohen, a documentary film maker; a son, Christopher J. Cohen, Director of Vaccine Safety at Glaxo, Smith, Kline; six grandchildren; and a brother, Nicholas Cohen, retired professor of immunology at the University of Rochester, class of ’59.
Peter Hersey, a resident of Kennebunk Beach, died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice on Sept. 29, 2010.
Peter was born in Boston, MA, on March 16, 1934, the son of Francis P. and Mary M. (Harris) Hersey. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University, class of 1956, where he was a member of Cottage Club. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958.
Peter was an executive for the family business, Hersey Products Inc., a water meter manufacturer based in Dedham, MA. While working in the company's Los Angeles office, he earned an MBA from the University of Southern California in 1964. He moved to Dover, MA. in 1969 with his family. He served on the board of South Boston Savings Bank for several years. After retiring from the family business, Peter served as the interim president of the bank in 1994.
After retiring, Peter and Judy moved to his family's summer cottage in Kennebunk Beach. Peter was a long-time member of Webhannet Golf Club in Kennebunk Beach, serving as club secretary for 17 years. He also served as treasurer of the Laudholm Trust, and on the boards of the Visiting Nurses Association and Southern Maine Medical Center.
Peter will be remembered by his family and his many friends for his cheerfulness, kindness, conviviality, and fine sense of humor, as well as his love of golf and the Red Sox.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth Hatch in 2007; and by his brother Bill in 1989. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Judy (Hofer); his son, Peter Jr. of Randolph, MA, and his daughter, Laura and her husband Nicholas D'Aiello of South Windsor, CT; a sister, Nancy Paulson of Greenwich, CT; and his sister-in-law, Kathleen Hofer of York. Other family members are son-in-law, David Hatch; nephews, Nils and Eric Paulson, and Trip, Nick and Christian Hofer. Peter was a devoted grandfather to Emily and Ben Hatch, and Mary Grace D'Aiello.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, St. David's Episcopal Church, Route One, South Kennebunk. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Peter's name be sent to:
The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd.
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Stewart B. Knower
Stewart "Tooie" Knower passed away as result of heart problems in Annapolis, MD at age 76 on August 24, 2010. He had collapsed three days earlier at his church’s Saturday morning men’s discussion group following his spirited defense of those who wish to build a mosque near the 9-11 site in New York City.
Tooie grew up in Jacksonville, FL by his beloved St. John's River and in Leesburg, VA, and he was an excellent horseman and sailor. He came to Princeton from Woodberry Forest School at Orange, VA and roomed for two years with Woodberry classmates, Carter Walker, Peter Oxenham and Collins Denny in Foulke and for another year with Oxenham and Denny in Blair. He lived in Cap & Gown Club during his senior year.
He was a member of a Princeton family. His father Henry was a member of the Class of 1919, his brother, Henry (“Barry”) ’54, and nephew Zach Knower ’88.
Tooie studied in the Art & Archeology Department where he majored in Art History, and on the side he took correspondence courses in Naval Architecture. He was a sailor at heart. After graduation, he and friends stopped in Cuba during a Caribbean cruise on his yacht "Gemini" and were arrested for gunrunning because they had a couple of guns on board. He was always proud of his mug shot which appeared in Cuban newspapers. He also loved travelling in the United States and abroad. He once bought shares in a gold mine in Borneo just so he would have an excuse to visit it – which he promptly did.
He worked in real estate, first in Northern Virginia and later in the greater Washington area. Early in his career when his finances were tight, he bought an apartment building and lived in its basement to personally oversee the operations of the building’s furnace and boiler. He soon became successful and found homes for many of “the good and famous” in the Washington area. His real estate clientele included many well-known and colorful people, such as Arthur Godfrey and Rudolf Nureyev.
In the 1960s, Stewart brought about the rescue of the Alexandria Lyceum while he was president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which he founded. His contacts were wide. Madeleine Albright was an old Washington Young Republicans Speaker's Club friend. When she became US Secretary of State, he wrote to her saying that he'd always known she'd make a good secretary some day. She loved his letter.
Tooie’s real estate company, King and Cornwall, generously supported a large, lengthy archeological project in Annapolis, MD, where he and his family moved in 1984. He was a longtime contributor to the Historic Annapolis Foundation, the Severn River Association, the Piedmont Environmental Council and many other environmental and wildlife organizations. He passionately advocated for environmentally sound development for more than 40 years and was still working toward a better balance between man and earth when he died.
The Class will miss Tooie’s keen intellect, encyclopedic knowledge, quiet courtesy and dry sense of humor. He was a master of the understatement and a loyal friend. Our prayers and sympathy are extended to his wife of 26 years, Kathleen Freeland, to his step-children, Sarah, Renny, and Jennifer Babiarz and their families, to his sister, Brooks Riley, of Munich, Germany, and to his sister-in-law, Rosemary Knower and her family. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent in his name to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, where Tooie was a member of the Vestry, at 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Randall Fraser Hipple
Dr. Randall Fraser Hipple, 76, of 1217 Woodmont Avenue, Williamsport, died Sunday, August 22, 2010, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark. with his wife Mary Ann by his side. Born March 18, 1934, in Williamsport and raised in Lock Haven, he was the son of Henry M. and Jane Lyon Fraser Hipple.
Randy was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy in 1952, Princeton University-A.B. in 1956, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine-M.D. in 1960 and Temple University-Master of Science (Obstetrics and Gynecology) in 1964. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1964 to 1966 during the Vietnam War, after which he joined Lycoming Obstetrics and Gynecology, Williamsport, in 1966 and retired from there in 1997.
During his professional career, Randy served in numerous capacities with the Lycoming County Medical Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He had held memberships in the Pennsylvania Medical Association, American Medical Association, a Diplomat of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania Gynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists and the Gynecologic Laser Society. He served in various positions at the Williamsport Hospital including Chief of Staff, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and President of the Medical Staff and at Divine Providence Hospital as Chief of Staff.
From 1972 to 2005, Randy served on the Williamsport City Council. He was President for 12 years and served on most of its committees. He had previously served with many community organizations including the Williamsport Community Arts Council, Lycoming County March of Dimes, Lycoming United Way, Sheridan School PTO, Local Government Advisory Committee of Lycoming County, Pharmacy Committee-Divine Providence Hospital, Lycoming County Medical Services Association, Northeastern Sickle Cell Association, Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, the Lycoming County Unit American Cancer Society, Princeton University, Rotary Club of Williamsport, Obstetric Task Force of Central Pennsylvania, National Sojourners, the Williamsport-Lycoming Foundation Community Advisory Board, the City of Williamsport Recreation Commission and Board of Health, the Williamsport Country Club and on the Board of the Friends of Joseph Priestley House. He was a direct descendent of Joseph Priestley.
Randy was a member of Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, serving as president of the Board of Deacons and the Trustees. He was a member of American Legion Post 1, the Young Men’s Democratic Club, John F. Laedlein Lodge #707 F. and A.M., Lycoming County Historical Society and Museum and the Executive Committee of the Lycoming County Democratic Party. He was honored for his strong commitment to historic preservation in 2005 when the “Dr. Randall F. Hipple Historic District” was designated in recognition of his efforts. In addition to the above, Randy received the following other Awards: Lycoming United Fund Campaign Chairman’s Award in 1971, Teacher of the Year-Family Practice Residency Training Program, The Williamsport Hospital in 1976, Brotherhood Award-Conferred by the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1981, Rotary Community Service Award in 1995, Lycoming County Medical Society Community Service Award in 1999 and the Williamsport-Lycoming Foundation Community Service Award in 1999. Additionally, he served on fundraising campaigns for the for many organizations, including: Divine Providence Hospital, the Little League Stadium Expansion, LIFT III, Lycoming United Way, Williamsport Community Arts Council, Williamsport Area High School Band, Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church and Princeton University.
Surviving are his wife of 12 years, the former Mary Ann Swan Schubert; a daughter, Stephanie P. (Kenneth) Young of Williamsport; sons, Scott W. (Marcie) Hipple of Baltimore, MD and Steven F. Hipple of Chevy Chase, MD; step-sons, Frank E. (Stephanie) Schubert II of Camp Hill, Peter C. (Angela) Schubert of Lewisburg and David R. (Dr. Yvonne) Schubert of Australia; a step-daughter, Krista S. (Brian) Clark of Newtown Square; a brother, Henry M. Hipple Jr. of Aurora, CO; a sister, Patricia H. Powers of Annandale, VA; grandchildren, Lauren P. Gruenhagen, Matthew F. and Kaitlyn W. Hipple and step-grandchildren, Hilary H. and Andrew A. Clark, Georgia B. and Amalia S. Schubert. Randy was predeceased by his first wife of 35 years, the former Janet Gale Walker, in 1994.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 25. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, Slot 816, Little Rock, Ark. 72205 or the Covenant-Central Organ Fund, 807 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
John Hill Tucker Wilson
John Hill Tucker Wilson, a leading investment banker who spent 33 years with Morgan Stanley before beginning a second, and equally distinguished, 17 year career in public service and philanthropy, died on August 12, 2010 at his home in Greenwich, CT after a valiant, five-year battle with cancer. He was 76.
John Hill was born on May 24, 1934 in Charlotte, NC. He graduated in 1956 from Princeton University, with a B.A. degree in history, magna cum laude, and a Phi Beta Kappa key. He was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, graduating in 1960. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence from 1956 to 1958.
At Princeton, John Hill was a member of Cottage Club, Captain of the rugby team, a member of the track team, and of enduring importance to ’56, a Founding Trustee of ReachOut 56-81. In 2001, he was a recipient of the Distinguished 1956 Classmate Award.
Throughout his life John Hill distinguished himself through force of intellect, boundless energy, innate leadership, extraordinary sense of humor and, most importantly, kindness and concern for family and friends. These qualities made him one of the most successful and productive citizens of his generation.
At Morgan Stanley, he was a Managing Director, serving in many capacities, including Head of the Financial Institutions Group and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division. During his 33 year (1960-1993) career with the firm his clients included many of the major corporate enterprises of the country. In 2005, he was one of the so-called "Group of Eight," former senior executives of Morgan Stanley and significant shareholders who organized to express their concern over the leadership, governance and direction of the firm.
John Hill’s accomplishments in the not-for-profit world transcended his outstanding success in business: as Trustee, and for five years Chairman, of Environmental Defense, a leading advocate for environmental causes. He also served as Trustee of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chairman of the Union Settlement Association in East Harlem, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Greenwich Hospital, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Brunswick School in Greenwich, Advisory Board Member of the Princeton University Environmental Institute, and a Co-Founder and Director and Officer of Classroom, Inc., an NGO that developed innovative technologically based teaching methods for use in public schools nationally.
In 1962, John Will married Sandra Wilson (no relation) of Rye, NY. This marriage of almost five decades was a fortress of love, strength and support not only for themselves but for their children, grandchildren and the exceptionally large number of friends this union touched through their 48 years together. He will be remembered particularly for the care and support he gave to his wife, family, friends and the community through and despite the health challenges of recent years and his remarkable ability to find contentment, even happiness, in the most challenging of circumstances.
Sandra survives John Hill, as do his four children, Tucker, Will, Emily and David, ten grandchildren, and his brother Tom ('54).
A Memorial Service was held on September 24, 2010 at 12 noon at the Round Hill Community Church located at 395 Round Hill Road in Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to any of his causes referenced herein.
John Clark May
John May roomed with Frank Peabody and Bevis Longstreth through four years at Princeton. For Junior and Senior years, they were joined by John Butsch and shared a suite in ’79 Hall with Jack Fritts, Slade Mills and John Hill Wilson. John was their true friend and friend to many others at Ivy, his eating club, and elsewhere throughout the University. He played half-back (?) on the Varsity Soccer Team and among his closest admirers was known as the “mole” for spending great chucks of time studying below ground in the Library.
John went on Medical School at Pennsylvania, served as a Captain in the Army, completed medical training at the Mayo Clinic and, then, returning to his hometown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he hung out his shingle and developed what grew into a large and highly successful practice in obstetrics and gynecology.
Along the way he married Edith Zimmerman, also of Lancaster, and together they raised four daughters, Bernice, Martha, Barbara and Dorothy, and one son, John. He died on June 22, just shy of his 49th wedding anniversary.
John’s contributions to medicine in general and to his patients in particular could fill many books. Many awards followed. His service to community took many other channels,as well, including life-long membership in, and Elder of, the First Presbyterian Church.
These landmarks define a life of high purpose and accomplishment, one all could aspire to and be immensely proud to have lived. But like most epitaths, they fall short in defining the man in full. John could be counted on to light a candle rather than curse the darkness. Not once or twice, but always. He was a natural leader who didn’t need to push others aside to be recognized. He was given to kindness and loyalty to those lucky enough to be his friends. And, above all, he shared with Cyrano de Bergerac that “panache blanc” of integrity that “sans nez” he wore throughout his life.
Mortimer Henry Chute, passed away on April 10, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 30, 1935, the son of Dorothy Ketels Chute and Mortimer Henry Chute, Jr. He was a seventy-year resident of Garden City, NY.
Mort was a former vice president of Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At the time of his death, he was a trustee of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, NY. A graduate of Garden City High School and Princeton University, he was a former chairman of the Princeton Alumni Council.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and received the rank of Major. He was a former trustee of Channel 21, Long Island; the Chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City; the U.S. Presiding Bishop's Fund; Friends World College and Wilson College. He served as vice president of the Princeton Club of New York. He was a former vice president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF and president of Bainbridge, Kimpton & Haupt, office supplies distributors.
Mort is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his four daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, Dorothy, and Margaret; his sons-in-law Hull Fulweiler, Peter Jankowski and Daniel Jamous; and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospital for Children, 29-01 216 Street, Bayside, NY 11360.
Services were private.
Published in New York Times on April 11, 2010
Henry Jones Ford II
Henry Jones Ford II died January 21, 2010 at Alexandria Hospital in Virginia after a two-year struggle with cutaneous leukemia. He was born in Baltimore, the son of Franklin Ford, class of 1913, and Kathryn Skilling Ford.
Hank was a grandson of Henry Jones Ford, Princeton Professor of Politics and Interstate Commerce Commissioner under Woodrow Wilson. He grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, DC. At Princeton he roomed with John D'Arms, played on the golf team, was an officer of Elm Club, and lived at the club his senior year. He graduated with a BSE in mechanical engineering, and worked for the National Security Agency in Washington and Laurel, MD. He became a fan of thorobred horseracing and spent many years as an owner and trainer.
Hank is survived by a sister, Virginia Fletcher of Lenox, MA, a brother, Franklin Ford, Jr., '55, of Bethesda, MD, a cousin, John Skilling MD '55 of Naples, FL, plus nieces and nephews including Jennifer Howlett '74, Crispin Littlehales '75, and Rev. Louise Howlett '83.
Frank Ford '55
6105 Stardust Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
James Clifford Rassweiler
James Clifford Rassweiler passed away on January 22, 2010. A graduate of Phillips Exeter, Princeton, and Harvard Law School, Jim worked for White & Case and then headed the international section of Bankers Trust Company’s legal department. He was highly respected in the international legal community.
Along with his professional skill, Jim had an unparalleled passion for life and learning. Every day was an adventure. He traveled extensively and spoke eight languages fluently, including Japanese, Thai and French. He was a true lifelong sportsman. As recently as last summer he was swimming a mile a day and playing soccer with all ages.
Despite his numerous accomplishments, his proudest moments involved his two boys, Andrew (Class of ’00) and Thomas (Class of ‘02), to whom he successfully passed on his love of life. We will miss his energy, kindness and sharp mind, but are grateful for his many years of health, and for all the adventures we shared.
A memorial service was held at the Quaker Meeting House at 15 Rutherford Place in downtown Manhattan on Friday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity in Jim’s honor.
Edward W. T. Gray III
Edward W. T. Gray III, of Manhattan and Remsenburg, NY, died on January 17, 2010. Founder, President and CEO of Analytic Asset Management; Founder and Board Chair of the Countess Moira Charitable Foundation; previously, founder, President, and CEO of Gray, Seifert and Co., and Senior Vice President of Bessemer Trust Company.
Graduate of Princeton University, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and Blair Academy. Member of Princeton Reach Out '56. Past President of the Rotary Club of New York and Chair of its Foundation. Trustee of the Lichtenstein Foundation. Director, United Nations Association of New York. Member of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Investment Advisory Committee; previously Warden and Vestryman of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Westhampton Beach, and Director, Westhampton Yacht Squadron and Westhampton Beach Family Counseling Services.
Member of the Union League Club (Library Committee). Previously Vice President and Trustee of the Newark Episcopal Diocesan Investment Fund and in Montclair, NJ, Senior Warden of St. Luke's Church and member of the Boards of Directors of the Mental Health Resource Center and the Salvation Army Montclair area. Coast Guard officer and veteran.
Skied on every continent, traveled extensively throughout fifty states and the world and was also an avid golfer, sailor, tennis and bridge player, and singer. In recent years, authored four plays. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Michele LeMoal-Gray; sons Taylor and Peter and daughter Carolyn and their spouses, Kathy, Donna, and Marc; grandchildren Brendan, Matthew, Stephen, Jessica, and Emily; sister Alice and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foundation of New York City Rotary Club or Family Counseling Service of Westhampton Beach, NY. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Memorial service planned for April 2010 in New York City.
Published in the New York Times on January 21, 2010.
Mundy Ingalls Peale, Jr.
Mundy Ingalls Peale, Jr., age 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at his Lake Kiowa residence after a long illness, and his life was celebrated during a service on July 11th at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, TX.
Mundy was born in Evansville, IN. on August 23, 1934. He married Pat Crawford on December 23, 1957 while serving as an Air Force Pilot and Radar Intercept Director flying T-33s at Hondo Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1961 as a Cost Analyst and held several supervisory positions during his 12-year tenure, including Cost Analyst Manager for three years in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
From 1979-1988, Mundy held the position of VP and Controller for Rockwell International's Electronics Operations and Avionics & Missiles Group. In 1988, Mundy became VP of Corporate Finance, Central Region, directing corporate finance activities for Rockwell's COO of Automotive and Electronics business. Mundy served as CFO for Marlow Industries from 1993-96 and left Marlow to join United Space Alliance, NASA's primary industry partner in human space operations, including the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. He was CFO at USA until his retirement in 1998.
Mundy graduated in 1956 from Princeton University where he majored in economics, and in 1961 from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration with an MBA. Mundy spent many years volunteering in Rotary where he was recognized as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He is also remembered as a caring, gentle, and honorable man with a passion for life and thirst for adventure.
He will always be revered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, whose selfless acts of kindness remind us that we make a life by what we give. Mundy's honorable character and sense of humility demanded love and respect from all who knew him. As a loving father to his children and grandchildren and mentor to countless of others, Mundy taught perseverance and courage through his actions and the importance of discipline with mercy and grace.
Mundy was preceded in death by his father, Mundy Ingalls Peale, former president of the Republic Aviation Corporation; mother, Betsey Farwell Peale; and sister, Georgia (Dickey) Sansone. Mundy is survived by Pat, his loving wife of 51 years; his children: Mundy Ingalls Peale III, Lalon Crawford Peale, and Danielle Peale Rook; grandchildren: Mundy I. Peale IV, Jon Peale, Hannah Rook, Hunter Rook, Hayden Rook, Holden Rook, and Julia Jane Peale; sisters: Sandra Farwell Eike and Betsey Peale Hardman. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Home Hospice P.O. Box 936 Gainesville, TX. 76241; First United Methodist Church 214 South Denton Gainesville, TX 76240; or The Rotary Foundation One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston Ill. 60201.
Chris Alan Korbakes
Chris Alan Korbakes passed away on May 1, 2009 after a 4 decade struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. He remained positive throughout and “never complained about the hand he was dealt”. His beloved wife, Maryanthe, predeceased him by 4 years. Chris is survived by his sister, Diana Rose.
Chris was born and raised in Chicago. There he attended and graduated from Northwestern Military Academy before being accepted at Princeton. As an undergraduate at Princeton, Chris majored in history. He participated in the Navy R.O.T.C program and was commander of the drill team. He was active in the Pre-Law Society, Orange Key, Whig-Clio and Campus Fund Drive. Chris' senior year roommates were Bill McMillan and Jim Tinsman.
Following graduation and a tour of duty as a 1st lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Chris entered Northwestern Law School from which he graduated in 1961. His principal activity was performing research for the American Judicature Society.
The class mourns the loss of a loyal Princetonian.
Edward William Pliska
Ed Pliska, former prosecutor, judge, defense lawyer and President-Elect of the American Judges Association, died October 31, 2006 after a year long battle with cancer.
While at Princeton, Ed starred in Theatre Intime productions and was on the editorial board of the Daily Princetonian. He was active in I.A.A. athletics and managed the freshman track team. A member of Key and Seal, Ed roomed with Fred Van Doornick, Pete Ambler, Bill Albrecht and Ted Halkyard.
After graduation, Ed got his LLB at night from the University of Connecticut and began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Santa Barbara, CA. He then became a prosecutor for San Mateo County until he was elected judge of the County Municipal Court in 1972. He also served as VP of the American Judges Association. In the 1070s, Ed taught Criminal Law and Constitutional Law at San Mateo Law School. He also hosted a TV and radio talk show, "Justice Forum".
During 40 years in the Bay Area, Ed appeared as actor and director for over 100 productions at amateur and professional theaters.
Ed is survived by Louisa, his wife of 47 years, 3 sons, a daughter and 2 granddaughters.
To Luisa and the family, the Class extends its deepest sympathy.
John E. "Jack" Margetts
John E. "Jack" Margetts '56 passed away peacefully on October 22, 2008 at Hospice Niagara, St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada, after a 6-year bout with cancer.
Born April 12, 1934 in East Orange, NJ, Jack spent his formative years growing up in Rutherford, NJ. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton, with a major in Modern Languages. Jack's graduating dream was to "travel and see the world". He fulfilled his dream through a sales and marketing career in the tobacco and distilled spirits industries.
Jack moved his family to Ontario, Canada in 1973 and lived there until his death. He retired as President of Fernanco International in 1992.
Jack is survived by his wife, Ana Maria; daughter, Adriana; son, Stephen; grandchildren, Jack and Madeleine; and brother, Robert.
Dr. Herbert F. Reilly, Jr.
Dr. Herbert F. Reilly, Jr. (Bert), of Glenville and Lake George, most beloved husband of Audrey A. Reilly (Audie) passed away on March 23, 2009 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Born in Flushing, N.Y. to the late Winifred and Herbert F. Reilly Sr., Bert's childhood was spent in Forest Hills, N.Y. He graduated in 1952 from Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University in 1956 and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1960. Dr. Reilly interned at the former Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vt. and completed surgical and radiology residencies at the Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y. and Hitchcock Hospital in N.H. He also served as a captain and general surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Reilly was an attending radiologist at Ellis Hospital and served as a department chairman from 1980-1991. He was an associate staff member at Sunnyview Hospital and Nathan Littauer Hospitals. He was a member of the American College of Radiology, the AMA, the NYS Medical Society, the NYS Radiological Society, the NENY Radiological Society and the AIUM.
Bert was a sensational husband, father and grandfather; his greatest joy was being at his summer home on Lake George with his family and beloved Golden Retriever "Lindy". Bert was an avid reader with a great interest in politics; he enjoyed golf, snow skiing, woodworking, music and especially ballroom dancing as a member of Cotillion and the Benedicts dance associations. He thoroughly enjoyed serving as a recent past president of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, the devotion to which was a true passion.
Besides his wife of 50 years, Bert is survived by five very precious sons and daughters-in-law, Bret and Nancy of Niskayuna, Dr. Christopher and Kendall of Delmar, David and Kristine of Stamford Conn., Eric and Rachel of Guilderland and Andrew and Joanne of Somerset, N.J. Also 13 cherished grandchildren, Brad, Michael, Nathan, Ryan, Kyle, Connor, Aidan, Fiona, Madalena, Gabriel, Kiera, Madison and Joshua; sister-in-law, Barbara Bond (Edward); cousins, nephews and twin great-nieces.
The family is deeply grateful for the extraordinary care and support by physicians and staff at Ellis Hospital and its residential center. The loving devotion of "our girls" from the Rely Health Care Center in Niskayuna will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations can be sent in his honor to Ellis Hospital Foundation, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, The BHUMC or the Mt. Grove Memorial Church at Huletts Landing, N.Y. in care of Bruce and Susan Young, Goldey Rd., Huletts Landing, NY 12841.