MEMORIALS: 2018-2020

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classmates and friends

Deaths of members of the Class of 1952 and their wives, depending on the understood wishes of the survivor, are reported to classmates by 52Net email. For the formal memorials, which are limited to 200 words, published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly since 1994, go to the PAW online and click on Memorials, by class or by name.  Since 2002 full obituaries and memorial tributes have been posted on the Class website by year of death.  With the launch of this updated website,  we welcome recent photographs as well as personal tributes.

The Class of 1952 Memorial Book Fund, launched in 1960 with a gift of $2000 from the Class Treasury, provides funds to buy ten books for the University Library in memory of each deceased classmate. Each has the bookplate and inscription shown at right, and the University Librarian writes the next of kin that the Class of 1952 has made the donation.


Warren Bruce, January 21, 2020 
Charles C. J. Carpenter, March 19, 2020

Marshall Peter Keating, February 29, 2020
Joseph Masi, January 11,  2020

John Ramsey Michaels, January 18, 2020  
Malcolm Wilson Payne, February 10, 2020

Robert Ellsworth VanMeter, January 13, 2020  
John Norton Winton, Jr., January 30, 2020


Arnold Appleton Barnes, September 8, 2019
John Peter Birkelund, May 10, 2019
Nicholas Rowland Clifford, May 25, 2019
Robert Cunningham Doherty, November 28, 2019
John Dana Fox, December 31, 2019
Samuel Adams Hartwell, July 11, 2019
John Kelman M. Hayes, November 1, 2019
Merrifield Wells Huff, October 8, 2019

Ledlie Irwin Laughlin, Jr, January 21, 2019
Richard Alan Macksey, July 22, 2019
Philip Stockton May, Jr, January 12, 2019
Roger Duncan McLean, March 17, 2019
Howard Martin Radwin, September 25, 2019 
Frank Everett Reynolds, January 9, 2019

William Paul Sadler, May 6, 2016
S. Jerome Seifer, September 7, 2019

Charles Dunlap Shriver, January 20, 2019
Christopher Spencer, September 7, 2019
Edward J. Streator, April 16, 2019  

James Robert Strohecker, January 30, 2019
Richard H. Talbott, April 11, 2019
Joshua John Ward, November 26, 2019 - no memorial
Donald Robert Weaver, May 6, 2019
Richard James Will, August 28, 2019
Alexander C. Zabriskie, March 4, 2019


John Fleming "Jack" Ball, March 9, 2018
C. Robert "Bob" Bell, October 9, 2018
John Putnam Brodsky, November 20, 2018
Frank C. Carlucci, III, June 3, 2018
Thomas Edward Dosdall, March 9, 2018
Michael E. C. Ely, October 18, 2018
F. Gualdo "Walt" Ford, Jr., May 23, 2018
Alfred Wild Gardner, December 3, 2018
James Smith Higgins, June 19, 2018
Donald Jelliffe, March 10, 2018 [no memorial]
Robert Stewart Krayer, April 17, 2018
Robert Kurtz Louden, December 9, 2018
Thomas Matter, May 8, 2018
Robert Bruce Middlebrook, April 22, 2018
William Stuart "Bill" Morgan, May 16, 2018
William Francis Murdoch, July 30, 2018
John Van Cortlandt Parker, June 26, 2018
William K. "Bill" Raymond, May 28, 2018
Beveridge J. Rockefeller, September 9, 2018
David Scott Rowley, December 18, 2018
Thomas Newland Vincent, May 25, 2018
Bruce Copelstone Williams, November 18, 2018
Lucius Wilmerding III, May 25, 2018
Purd B. Wright, November 22, 2018



   Dr. Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter, Jr. - January 5, 1931 - March 19, 2020  

Dr. Carpenter, a pioneering medical researcher, is remembered as a mentor to many doctors, an innovator in cholera and HIV/AIDS treatment, and a big-hearted family man. Carpenter was especially passionate about ensuring the fair treatment of all people, especially those unfairly disadvantaged by societal forces. 
Chuck to his friends, Carpenter was born January 5, 1931, in Savannah, Georgia, where his ancestors had fought in the American Revolution and the Civil War. When he was 5, his family moved to Birmingham, where his father and namesake served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. 
After attending public schools in Birmingham, Dr. Carpenter went to Lawrenceville Academy, where he graduated as salutatorian. For college, he traveled up the road to Princeton University, where he majored in English Literature and wrote his thesis on the poetry of Yeats. 
Carpenter attended medical school at Johns Hopkins. He was chief resident there when he met Sally Fisher, whose father, Dr. A. Murray Fisher, was known for his research on penicillin. They were married near Baltimore in 1958, and Sally often quipped that he married her because he was so impressed by her father’s research.
During a stint of research at NIH in Bethesda, the couple bore Charles, the first of three sons. Eighteen months later their second child, Murray, had come along. With two children under three years old, the family decamped for Calcutta, India which was in the midst of a cholera epidemic.
Carpenter’s lab studied cholera, and his team of researchers was instrumental in contributing to the development of oral rehydration therapy (ORT), a simple treatment that has saved millions of lives worldwide and that is still the treatment of choice today.  
Returning to Baltimore after two years in India, the Carpenters had their third son, Andrew. Carpenter soon became a tenured professor at Hopkins, and Physician in Chief at Baltimore City Hospitals, while continuing his cholera research. 
In 1973, he became Chief of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland. At CWRU, one of his innovations was to develop the nation’s first division of geographic medicine. His work took him to two dozen countries.
Carpenter moved to the Brown University Department of Medicine in 1986, where he was a professor of medicine, and Physician in Chief at The Miriam Hospital. In Rhode Island, Carpenter became focused on the care and treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. He served as the director of the Brown University International Health Institute, and the director of The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
Carpenter was among the first to recognize the extent of heterosexual transmission in AIDS worldwide, and this led to his pioneering work on HIV in women. In the 1980s, he started a program to care for Rhode Island state prisoners with HIV, a move that inspired some younger physicians to look at the larger issues of caring for people caught up in mass incarceration.
He also worked with colleagues in India and the Philippines to reduce the spread of HIV. For the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, he chaired a treatment subcommittee to evaluate the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Research, which took him to several countries in Africa. 
Carpenter retired in 2015 at the age of 84. He and Sally then moved to Falmouth, Maine, to be closer to their children. 
Throughout his career, Carpenter was known for his gentle bedside manner, and compassionate treatment of all patients. He was driven by the conviction that all patients deserve equal treatment, regardless of race, social status, gender, or sexual orientation. And he is remembered for collaborations with overseas colleagues, especially in Bangladesh, India, Japan, and Ghana.
Carpenter was a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, where he served on committees studying smallpox, and malaria. He also served as President of the Association of American Physicians, and Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was co-editor of seven editions of Cecil Essentials of Internal Medicine 
In 1998, he received the Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan for his contributions to the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program. In 2007, he received the Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine awarded to a physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership as the chair of a department of medicine.
Still, his children and grandchildren say he always had time for them. Sometimes this meant fishing with worms and bobbers from a rented rowboat, other times it meant an evening jog, a few sets of tennis, or a weekend pedal on his beloved East Bay Bike Path. 
Dr. Carpenter died peacefully at home on March 19, with his wife and sons by his side. He is survived by Sally, his wife of 61 years; his brother, the Reverend Douglas Morrison Carpenter, of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters Ruth Pitts, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Alex Cole of Short Hills, New Jersey; sons Charles, of Portland, Maine, Murray and Andrew, both of Belfast, Maine; and seven grandchildren. They suggest donations in his memory to the Immunology Center Patient Assistance Fund at The Miriam Hospital, or the Southern Poverty Law Center. A memorial service will be held later, when public gatherings are more prudent.



MARSHALL PETER KEATING - December 27, 1929 - February 29, 2020  

Past Treasurer of the Maritime Law Assoc., Marshall died February 29th, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in New York City on December 27, 1929 the son of Elizabeth Kirlin and Cletus Keating and remained in the City throughout his lifetime. He attended Deerfield Academy, Princeton University and Columbia Law School. He was active as an officer and member in a number of professional, business, charitable and social associations. His beloved wives Barbara Hasler Keating and Pegeen Eustis Keating predeceased him as did his dear and loving friend Judith H Harper, his sister Anne K. Jones and his brothers Cletus Keating, Jr. and Fr. Thomas Keating. He leaves surviving his daughters Elizabeth K. McCaslin, Susan J. Keating, and Mary A. Martin, seven grandchildren, and one great- grandchild. Funeral services, arranged by Dodge-Thomas Funeral, Glen Cove, NY, will be private and contributions in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Service of New York, NY 10001.
Published in The New York Times on Mar. 8, 2020


MALCOLM WILSON PAYNE  September 28, 1930-February 10, 2020   

Born on September 28, 1930 in Cleethorpes, England to Kate Gertrude and George Henry (GH) Payne, he died in his 90th year on February 10, 2020 in Bracebridge, Ontario after a short and courageous fight with cancer. Malcolm is survived by Joyce, his wife of 32 years, his ex-wife Daphne, and his sister Clare (Steve), and is pre-deceased by his sister Cynthia. He was a loving father to his children Neil (Mary), Jan (Peter), Gill (Ken), and Hugh (Tina), his step-children Janie, Lucy (Brad), Brenda (Ralph) and Andrew, and his grand-children Andrée, Alex, Simon, Benjamin, Samuel, Cameron, Tara, Haylie, Scott, David, Adam, and Fenn.

Malcolm spent his early years in England, attending Nevill Holt and Oundle schools, before moving to USA at age 18 to work and then attend Princeton University in New Jersey, where he majored in philosophy. He graduated in 1952 and moved to Ontario where he met and married Daphne and raised their children between a home in Toronto, a weekend cabin in Claremont and summertime cottages in Muskoka. He established himself as an investment portfolio manager, later specializing in precious metals and mining. In 1980 together with Don Foyston and Peter Gordon, he established Foyston, Gordon & Payne Investment Counsel. He was active as a board member of PSI for over 10 years. In 1987, he married Joyce Archdekin and in 1989, he and Joyce retired to Port Carling, Ontario. In his retirement, he partnered with Joyce to take up exploring the Muskoka lakes on his Nonsuch sailboat “Muskokat”, got serious about landscape photography, travelled the world, and became a model train enthusiast, as well as continuing his love of music, golf, gardening and bridge. In 2016, they decided to downsize and moved to their home in Bracebridge.

Malcolm had many hobbies but his love of golf and music were consistent throughout his life. He was a member of York Downs, Muskoka Lakes and Pinehurst Golf Clubs, all contributing to his 3 lifetime holes-in-one. His love of music ran the gamut from Burl Ives and Tom Lehrer to traditional Hawaiian songs, classical and opera. Whether he was playing the piano, guitar, or ukulele, he was an entertainer who loved to sing at any opportunity.

Malcolm will be fondly remembered for his focused wit and intelligence, as a proud, pragmatic, and tenacious leader, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed.

Thanks to the caring staff at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, and to the many community health-care professionals who provided in-home support. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be held on Friday February 14, 6-8 p.m., at Reynolds Funeral Home, 1 Mary St, Bracebridge. Funeral will take place on Saturday February 15, 1:30 p.m., at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 4 Mary St, Bracebridge



   JOHN NORTON WINTON  September 30, 1930-January 30, 2020

John Norton Winton Jr. died peacefully at home in Seattle on January 30, 2020.

John was born on September 20, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN to John Norton and Janette Maine. He attended Phillips Andover Academy and went on to graduate from Princeton University in 1952 with a degree in History. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, John received an MBA from Stanford Business School in 1956.

John worked for executive consulting firms in New York and San Francisco in the 1960s. In 1962, John moved to the Pacific Northwest and lived in Bellevue with his wife Mary Haynes for over thirty years until her death in 1995. Together with their two children, they enjoyed a family life that included hiking and fishing in the mountains of the Northwest as well as golf, scuba, sailing and international travel.

In 1972, John opened his own executive search firm in Seattle, Winton Huntington Associates, serving industrial, retail,

financial, and artistic institutions in the Pacific Northwest. After retiring in 1989, John attended the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington, where he received a master's degree and co-authored a number of articles on fisheries management.

John married Jennifer Potter in 1996, and together they traveled the world, visiting countries on all seven continents, often with family and friends. Friends eagerly awaited their annual holiday card to see to which exotic places their adventures had taken them. John often accompanied Jennifer on her many work trips to Africa, where they were stunned and deeply moved by the contrasts between the beauty of the landscapes and the poverty of the people.

John was a lifelong, passionate and very skilled fly fisherman, wading and floating the waters of all the major rivers and streams in the Northwest, particularly Montana and Idaho. In his 80's, he went on a family float trip down the middle fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, where his only complaint was that there wasn't enough time to fish! He took up tennis late in life, playing weekly, and keeping fit through almost daily visits to his favorite YMCA gym.

John and Jennifer had a wide and close circle of friends with whom they enjoyed a rich and full social life. Their home was constantly filled with laughter, discussions on topics of all stripes, vigorous political debate, raucous games of charades, good food and wine, and much revelry.

John held himself with the bearing of the Marine he was, shoulders squared. But he was not rigid, either in posture or behavior. John had his own ideas but was equally interested in the ideas of others; he asked good questions and he listened. He read extensively and kept current on world affairs, politics, and economic trends. His warmth, positive energy and generosity brought joy to his family and friends as well as the larger community.

John and Jennifer supported a number of organizations in the arts and higher education and several nonprofit organizations focused on global poverty reduction, micro-credit for poor women, and land rights for small farmers all over the world.

In addition to his wife Jennifer, John is survived by his daughter Kate and her husband John Baldwin of Seattle; son Graham and his wife Lisa LaRochelle of Irvington, NY, and four grandchildren: Erin and Kelsey Burns and Sam and Emmett Winton. John and Jennifer enjoyed their blended family and brought all their children and grandchildren together often. To the end, John remained close to Jennifer's family as well, including her sons, Adam Silver of Los Angeles, Ben and Karen Silver of Seattle, and her daughter Eve Wright of Seattle. John is also survived by his brothers, Jim Winton of Seattle and Bill Winton of Portland and other loving family members.

John expressed the wish that any contributions in his memory be made to the William D. Ruckelshaus Center ( or to the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment at Chatham University in Pittsburgh (

Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2020



  WARREN BRUCE  April 26, 1930-January 21, 2020  

Warren Bruce, 89, of Oriental passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at home.
Warren was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26, 1930, the son of Emma Kurz Bruce and Warren Cobine Bruce.
He graduated from John Burroughs High School followed by Princeton University where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering.
In 1953 he completed Officer Candidate School and flew as a Navy Flight Officer, including on the aircraft carrier, Intrepid. He retired as a Navy Captain, serving in the US Naval Reserve from 1953-1980. Following service as a Flight Officer in the US Navy, he completed a PHD in Physical Chemistry at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque. He taught chemistry at the University of New Mexico and worked on advanced concept nuclear reactors at Los Alamos scientific laboratory.
In 1962 Warren joined the E.I. DuPont Company in synthetic fiber research in Kinston, N.C. While with DuPont his positions included Technical Superintendent Orlon,Venture Manager Nandel, Venture Manager Kevlar, Manager Nylon R&D and Manager Dacron R&D.
He retired from DuPont in 1992 and worked as a senior consultant for Chemtex International in China, India, and Eastern Europe for two years. In 1999 he volunteered for the International Executive Service Corps in promoting Free Enterprise and Democracy in Egypt.
Warren was an avid sailor, retiring to Oriental, N.C. and participated in regattas and sailing clubs.
Warren served his community as Pamlico County Commissioner and was on the board of the Craven County Regional Airport. The July 4, 2007 Pamlico News announced "Fifty-eight years ago (in 1949) Warren Bruce first soloed over St. Louis in a Piper J3" and reported that he was awarded The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for over 50 years of safe flight operations in addition to his Master Pilot award from the FAA. His last contribution was as a certified Command Pilot with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviation Program, attached to D5SR Sector NC out of Air Station Elizabeth City.
His lifetime memberships include Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, US Naval Institute, C of C, the International Executive Service Corps., New Bern VFW, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Naval Institute, Coast Guard Auxiliary, VAH-(heavy attack squadron 7) Civil Air Control (Los Alamos, N.M.), and the Tailhook Association, Rotary,Civitans, Princeton Terrace Club, SCOO (Sailing Club of Oriental), UFO (Unite Flying Octogenarians), Los Alamos Parachute Club.
He is proceeded in death by his first wife in 1980, Karel Punch Bruce. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Marie Bruce of 38 years. They met at a clam bake on July 4th in Coupeville, WA. at the home of Warren's brother-in-law and wife, Tom and Janice Punch.
He is also survived by children: Warren Bruce IV (Sherie), Cindy Bruce Hughes (Tim), Tommy Anthony Bruce (Bella), David Cobine Bruce, Lisa Marie Blinn (Clay) Michelle Churchill Long (Jeff).
Grandchildren: Elizabeth Karel McCreary, Rachiel Lavina Musumarra, Sarah Joy Bruce, Audrie-Emma Bruce, Thomas Keenan Hughes, Colleen May Hughes, Jacqueline Terese Fugatt, John-David Constantine Bruce, Grayson Cobine Bruce, Lucy Auden Bruce, Clayton Stephen Blinn, Claire Elisabeth Blinn, Lacey Michelle Blinn, Andrew Paul Long, Ethan Charles Long, Bailey Marie Long and four great grandchildren.
A celebration of Warren's life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Oriental United Methodist Church at 404 Freemason Street, Oriental, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oriental United Methodist Church P.O. Box 70 Oriental, N.C. 28571 or PCAC (The Pamlico Parkinsons Network) P.O. Box 846 Oriental, N.C. 28571.



   John Ramsey Michaels, May 1, 1931 - January 18, 2020   

 J. Ramsey Michaels, 88, of Hamilton and formerly Portsmouth, NH, died January 18, 2020. He was born in Skaneateles, NY on May 1, 1931.

Ramsey was a theologian, a New Testament scholar, and ordained minister who for many years was a professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Southwest Missouri State University. He continued to teach occasionally as an adjunct professor at Bangor Theological Seminary in Portland, Maine, and as a visiting professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Author of numerous scholarly books, he is perhaps best known for his commentary on John which is a replacement volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series. He also published commentary on the works of Flannery O’Connor.

He is predeceased by his wife Betty L. Michaels and is survived by his four children, Carolyn Kerr of Hamilton, MA, Linda Donahue of Dallas,TX, David Michaels of Stoneham, MA, Ken Michaels of Jamaica Plain, MA; his nine grandchildren, William, Renee, Grace, Michael, Luke, Kyle, Stephen, Zoey and Jakob, and two great-grandsons, Theo and Abraham.

Ramsey graduated from Princeton University and went on to Grace Theological Seminary in Michigan where he met his wife Betty. He then got his Th.D. from Harvard Divinity School.  He spent sabbaticals in Germany, Israel and England, and traveled throughout Europe. He was a member of Middle Street Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, skiing, travel, palindromes and telling jokes. He was also a 1970 table tennis champion on a Nieuw Amsterdam ocean liner voyage. 

A memorial service will be held at the Middle Street Baptist Church, Court Street, Portsmouth on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Middle Street Baptist Church, 18 Court St, Portsmouth, NH 03801.



Robert Ellsworth VanMeter, November 10, 1930 - January 13, 2020   


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