Class Notes 2012

Class Notes for December 12, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

REQUIESCANT - A surprising story was relayed to us by DAVE SMITH about at story published in the June 28, 2012 edition of the Houston Chronicle about the wreckage of a military plane being found on Colony Glacier 40 miles east of Anchorage Alaska. What is significant to us is that Dave’s classmate and roommate, EDWARD LOEFFLER, was traveling on that flight. Army officials estimate that it could take up to six years using DNA samples from family members to identify the remains of the 52 people whose lives were lost on board the flight.

We also learned from Henry Hilliard ‘43 of the death of his brother and our classmate RICHARD HILLIARD on 8/07/2012 in Henderson Nevada.

Finally we apologize for the misspelling of FREDERICK GLOECKNER’s name in the October 10 edition of the PAW.

KUDOS - On October 9th the University announced the establishment of the PAUL F. GLENN '52 Laboratories for Aging Research at Princeton under the leadership of Coleen Murphy, associate professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Under this $3,000,000 grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Professor Murphy will study the biological mechanisms that control the aging process.

NEW JOB - As you probably have noticed from the address on the dues request you received in the mail that following the death of RUDY LEHNERT your class Secretary will also serve as class Treasurer with the assistance of his law clerk, Susan Clay. Keep the dues payments coming!!

GREAT TALENT - LEIGH H. SMITH , designer of our Dancing Tigers logos, reports that his daughter Joanna P’87 is in the Art and Archaeology Department at Princeton and is the Co-Curator of an exhibition entitled "City of Gold - The Archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus which will be on display at the Princeton Art Museum until January 6, 2013.

Class Notes for November 14, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

REQUIESCANT - The Class was saddened with the news on September 18th that it’s Treasurer since 2007, RUDY LEHNERT, had lost his battle with lymphoma. Rudy, a long time supporter of Princeton athletics, was instrumental in working with the Princeton administration to arrange for the erection of the statue of RICHARD KAZMAIER honoring the 1951 Heisman Trophy winner together with installation of the plaque commemorating the members ‘52 who were awarded the Varsity P for football that year in front of Jadwin. Rudy’s memorial service saw a number class mates in reunion jackets in attendance including GEORGE and Ellen AMAN, BILL and MARY MURDOCH, JOHN CLUTZ, DON MALEHORN, TOM MANGAN, Barbara Coe and PUT BRODSKY. Rudy wore his Princeton tie, had football tickets in his jacket breast pocket and reunion straw hat in his hand. A true Tiger.

The class also learned of the death of JOHN WATSON SCULLY on September 12, 2012 in Vero Beach, Florida.

REGIONAL GROUPS - The regional luncheon groups continue to flourish. The spring luncheon in Carolina brought together BOB and Connie EBY, BANKS ANDERSON, BOB JIRANEK. PAUL LINDSEY, BILL PRITCHARD, ED SUMPTER together with host ED TIRYAKIN and wife Josefina. Early September saw the Philadelphia group consisting of GEORGE AMAN, STOKES CARRIGAN, GEORGE BRANTZ, TOM DAUBERT, PUT BRODSKY together with host CHARLIE SCHAEFER. Later in September, the Washington DC group of AL SAUNDERS, MIKE ELY, QUINCEY LUMSDEN, BARRY LOPER, BOB and PHYLLIS OAKLEY was hosted by your Secretary GEORGE TOWNER.

NEW OCCUPATIONS - TOM LEARY reports that he had completed an intensive course of instruction to be a qualified tour guide on the carrier Midway which is anchored at his home town of Coronado California. His last visit to a carrier was some 57 years earlier.

Class Notes for October 24, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS ...... If you don’t see an item that you sent in please check the Class Website for the comments of classmates which we were unable to include in the 300 word limit of Class Notes which we are now posting on the Class News page.

LOCATION: Many of the notes received tell of relocations by classmates.

VICTOR HALL reports that he and his wife of 57 years, Ginger, are still living at "The Pines" at Davidson, NC. They escape the summer heat by going to live at their condo on Sugar Mountain, NC. W. KENNEDY UPHAM reports that his one year at Princeton was a formative one and though he transferred to Maryville College in Tennessee he has tried to be supportive of Annual Giving as a class member. He was a Presbyterian minister and Sociology professor till 1997 and since then has been a retired volunteer living in Conway, Arkansas with my wife Joy. KEITH DAWSON reports that he still is a consulting endocrinologist and teaching/research Professor Emeritus in British Columbia. MALCOLM POWELL advises that he and his wife, Andrea, find themselves very busy with family & enjoying living in the Napa Valley, California. LUCIUS WILMERDING, II, reports that he and his wife, Adela, are hanging their hats in Old Lyme, CT. He says visitors are welcome. BILL TRULIO reports that he has finally retired. He spends half his time in Annapolis, MD and the other half of his time in the San Francisco South Bay area. WALTER STEPHAN report reports that his wife, Margaret, passed away in 2011 and that he has moved to the Cedar Crest retirement village in Pompton Plains, NJ.

REQUIESCAT - We have learned of the deaths of the following classmate. GEORGE FREDERICK "FRITZ” RIEGEL passed away August 24th at Kennebunk, Maine.

Class Notes for October 10, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS ...... On October 20, 2013, the Alumni Association has invited all the classes to be their guests at the Tiger Tailgate before the Harvard Game. The event will be held at Fine Plaza (just east of the stadium) from 10:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M.for a fun morning with food, beverage and a few surprises from the Alumni Association. Everything is free. You just need to R.S.V.P. at

‘52 AUTHORS - Bud Foulke and his wife Patty - have written the second edition of a "Visitor’s Guide to Colonial and Revolutionary New England” as a followup in a series that included "Mid-Atlantic America” and the "South”. Bill MacIlvaine and his son Rodman have put their knowledge and experience in bareboating into print in their book "Successful Bareboat Chartering: The Essential Guide for Captain and Crew”. For you landlubbers "bareboating is the term used to describe the act of chartering a sailboat that one lives upon, navigates and operates for a vacation.” Bill reports that he and his son have been bareboating for 41 years mostly in the Carribean but also in the Great Lakes, Central America and the South Pacific.

FOLLOWUP ON CLASS OFFSPRING - It appears that we have another double legacy to report. Tenley Eakin ‘07 is the grandaughter of classmates Dick Kazmaier and Jim Eakin.

TOP FLIGHT PERFORMANCES - Bruce Warren reports that having passed the US Coast Guard swim test he is still flying as an instructor pilot for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Cliff Barr continues his participation is the US Master Swimming National Championship at Greensboro, NC where he placed 6th.

REQUIESCAT - We have learned of the deaths of the following three classmates - Frederick Gloecker in British Columbia on July 6, 2012, John Schmid in Florida on July 29, 2012, and John Coleman in Alabama on July 30, 2012.

Class Notes for September 19, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

SOME ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS ...... As you know PAW limits the word count of Class Notes to 300. I have arranged with ‘52 Webmaster Steve Rogers that material not used in the Class Notes can be published in the Class News page or the new Class Forum page of the website. So please do continue sending items to me!! Also please bookmark the website and check it on a daily basis. It only takes a few seconds and you will always be up to date on all class news and comments!!!

ANOTHER 60th REUNION ITEM - Classmate Charles Renfrew writes that since he had a step grandson graduating this year, he and his wife Barbara, went to the Baccalaureate Service. The speaker was the noted author Michael Lewis ‘82. Lewis started off by saying that in 1982 as a graduating senior he also went to the Baccalaureate. All he could remember about it was that it was given by an old man. He could not remember who the old man was or what he said. Charlie noted that he had been the Baccalaureate speaker in 1982 but that obviously his was not a memorable speech. What goes around comes around!

CLASS OFFSPRING - Paul Mueller advises that his granddaughter, Kate Boyer, has been accepted for Early Action at Princeton. It turns out that she is also the granddaughter of classmate, David Boyer. That’s great Class teamwork!!

REQUIESCAT - We have learned of the deaths of the following nine classmates - T. Kirk Parrish on April 28, 2012, Ramon N. Ivey May 2, 2012, Joseph Silverman May 7, 2012, Michael Hamilton May 10, 2012, Evan Alloway May 11, 2012, Saturino L. Salas June 6, 2012, Tom Schmidt June 18, 2012, William C. Kappes, Jr. July 2, 2012 and Harold R. LeBlond, Jr. July 4, 2012

Class Notes for July 11, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

The great Class of 1952 showed its mettle once again as it broke two long time records for Major Reunion classes. Our 128 classmates in attendance topped the record for 60th Reunion classes and the mind boggling contribution to Annual Giving of at least $2,568,000 also set a record for a 60th Reunion class. All in all over 260 classmates, associates, wives, significant others, children and grandchildren were in attendance over the Reunion weekend. Many many thanks need to go to Don Malehorn and Mary Murdoch , the Reunion Chairs, for making this one of the best Reunions ever.


One of the highlights of the weekend was the dedication of the statue of Richard W. Kazmaier, Jr. ‘52 and the accompanying plaque in the plaza in front of Jadwin Gym presented by the Class of 1952. Pictured above are Joe Masi, Dick Kazmaier, Rudy Lehnert ‘52 Class Treasurer and Roger McLean.

The plaque read:

In honor of Richard W. Kazmaier, Jr ‘52, 1951 Heisman Trophy winner and the members of the Class of 1952 who were awarded the Varsity P in football.

Victor A. Bihl
Thomas J. Hennon
John F. McGillicudy
Robert E. Cowen
David F. Hickok
Roger D. McLean
John R. Emery
Richard W. Kazmaier Jr.
Russell S. McNeil Jr.
Gifford R. Hart Jr.
George C. Kline
Richard R. Pivirotto
Charles H. Hemminger
Joseph J. Masi
George E. Stevens
Presented by the Class of 1952

Among the other highlights of the weekend was the class Remembrance Service at the University Chapel led by our own special Reverends - The Rev. Canon Sam Van Culin and the Rev. Dr. Alexander C. "Sandy” Zabriskie. Those in attendance remembered the ninety classmates who had passed away since our 55th Reunion and were appreciative of the fine homily presented by classmate James. A. Baker, III.

The weekend also included the election and installation of the class’s officers for the upcoming five years. These included John J. Clutz, Jr., President; John P. "Put” Brodsky, Vice President; George C. Towner, Jr., Secretary; Rudy F. Lehnert, Treasurer; George M. Aman, III, Recording Secretary and Second Vice President; Donald M. Malehorn, Class Agent and Third Vice President; and Jeffrey Nunes, Alternate Recording Secretary. The Class gave a standing ovation to outgoing President Steve Rogers and Secretary Dan Duffield.

Also deserving of kudos for capturing the "Longest Distance Trip to Reunions Prize” were Stokes Carrigan and wife Diane who came from their wonderfully named home at Mundubbera, Australia, and Wim van Eeklelen who traveled to Reunions from his home in The Hague, Netherlands. Next on the long distance list were classmates who traveled from California and Washington state. Among the former were John Lowry, Tom Leary, Charles Harper, John Peak, Bill Gough, Dick Riordan, Bruce Macomber, Charles Renfrew, Paul Glenn, Bill Dunn, Robert Louden and Jay Master. Those coming from the Northwest were Jim Crutcher and Eric Merrifield
Class Notes for June 6, 2012
As submitted to the Princeton Alumni Weekly

This edition of Class Notes must begin with an acknowledgment of the outstanding dedication and service provided to the Class of ‘52 from our Secretary Emeritus Dan Duffield. After almost 15 years of service Dan has decided to pass on the Class Notes duties to your truly while he continues with Class Memorials and birthday cards. Please continue to provide information through the notes on your Class dues payment card as well as with your email messages.

HONORS. The University on November 22, 2011 announced the establishment of the Stanley J. Seeger ‘52 Center for Hellenic Studies. Seeger who died this past July had previously created the Hellenic Fund. President Tilghman stated "I am delighted that Hellenic Studies has assumed the name of its foremost benefactor”

LOCATION: There has been a great deal of movement by classmates. Tom Leary reports that he and his wife Stephanie have moved from Washington, DC to Coronado California. Still on the west coast Jim Rockwell has moved to a retirement community in Medford Oregon. Robert Bell reports that he is still doing well in Vero Beach Florida. Walt Culin and wife Carol in May 2011 moved to a nearby CCRC in Savannah, Georgia while Bruce Johnson and wife Denise moved back to their home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Jim Crutcher reports that after 44 years he and Barbara relocated to a smaller home in Seattle. Herbert Kaufman as a retired professor of Ophthalmology, Microbiology and Pharmacology together with is wife Maija have moved to Sarasota, Florida. They think it is Eden and so far have found no serpents.

REQUIESCANT: We have learned of the deaths of the following classmates John Emery on March 19, 2012, Marty Marsh on March 23, 2012, Tom Rhodes on March 25, 2012 and Hank Sherk on April 9, 2012.

Class Notes for May 2011
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Class Notes for March 2011
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Class Notes for February 2011
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Class Notes for January 2011
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