Memorials 2009

Rudy Lehnert found the following obituary for our classmate Jack Smart in the Lawrentian, the annual report of Lawrenceville School:
        John R. "Jack" Smart of Chicago, IL passed away on August 12, 2009.  Born in Evanston, IL, Jack was 79 years old.  Jack entered Lawrenceville in 1945 and resided in Cleve.  He played varsity football and tennis, was part of the Program Committee, Periwig Business Board, and all-House track.  Jack earned his Major L in football in 1945 and 1946. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Princeton University.  Jack worked as a commodity trader at the Chicago Board of Trade.  He will be remembered as a loving family man who doted on his children and grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; and a son, John.

We've learned belatedly that PETER HOMANS '52 died on May 30, 2009. At Princeton he majored in English and belonged to Tiger Inn. His obituary from the University of Chicago is as follows:
          University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Peter Homans died Saturday, May 30 at a nursing home in Evanston. Homans, 78, had been suffering from the effects of a recent stroke.
       Homans, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Religious Studies in the Divinity School, is best known for his groundbreaking work on the relationship between religion and psychology in the process of mourning. Homans concentrated his teaching and writing on the histories, theories, and practices of mental and spiritual healing, especially on their roots in religious traditions.

          Homans was the author of three books: Theology After Freud, Jung in Context and most notably, The Ability to Mourn: Disillusionment and the Social Origins of Psychoanalysis. All of his works reflect a lifelong interest in the important place of cultural and religious symbols in the psychological life of the individual and the sociological life of a society. Homans was "especially concerned about loss and mourning as sources of individual and cultural transformation," said his daughter, Jennifer A. Homans.

          Homans also studied the symbolic and psychological aspects of contemporary cultures, and he spoke and wrote extensively on the ways that breakdowns in social certainties and regularities in society call forth a need for "meaning making" in order to restore cohesion. His last book is an edited collection, Symbolic Loss: the Ambiguity of Mourning and Memory at Century's End."

          Homans was born in New York City and received his undergraduate education in the humanities at Princeton University before earning a Bachelor of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1964.

          Homans taught social science and the history of religion at the University of Chicago from 1965 until his retirement in 2001. Rick Rosengarten, Dean of the Divinity School, said of Homan, "For over three decades, Peter Homans was a distinguished teacher and advisor to students at the Divinity School and in the University, and a leading thinker about psychology as a�if not the�decisive cultural expression of the 20th century."

          He also remembered Homans as a scholar who thought not only deeply, but broadly. "Whether in conversation or print, Peter was invariably meticulous and considered, yet he did so in a way that asked very large questions," Rosengarten said.

          A deeply caring and considerate teacher, Homans engaged generations of students with his cross-disciplinary approach. His research ranged from psychology to religion and from the humanities to social science and medicine. Homans' daughter described her father as always "quietly encouraging and sympathetic to individuals and research approaches that departed from the ordinary."

          He is survived by his wife, Celia; three daughters, Jennifer, Patricia and Elizabeth; as well as six grandchildren.

                 Thomas W.  Herbert '52died December 6, 2009 at his home in Houghton Lake, MI.  His daughter Nancy Thornley called Dan Duffield with the news.       
At Princeton, Tom majored in Sociology and was a member of Elm Club. He was Engineering Director of WPRU       
Tom worked as Treasurer of The Gage Tool and Machine Co., as an  independent CPA and as Vice President and Treasurer of the Kresge Foundation.       
 Barry Loper found Tom's obituary in the Houghton Lake Resorter at
                Secretary Dan Duffield has noted the report from the Alumni Council that our Classmate George Dayton III died November 18, 2009.  George had been in failing health for many years and by his own choice had had only minimal recent contact with the Class and the University.  He contributed to the 50th  Reunion Book of Our History, however, recording his "checkered early career" at Princeton, two premature departures, and a variety of experiences in business.  But he had "a wonderful, satisying life," he wrote, with a "great marriage" (his second, for over 30 years), "a part in raising a lot of children," and many grandchildren.  He said he might return for our 50th, but he didn't get there.            

Bob Lovell found the following obituary in the on-line Minneapolis Star Tribune:
 Dayton, George D., III age 80, died November 18, 2009 after a fall in his home in California. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Marion Dayton, and beloved wife, Jane. Survived by his children, Jeffrey, Patricia (Warfield), Ralph, Grace (Contro), and their half-brother, Anthony Strong; step-children, Sara, Dee, and John Harrison (Shannon); grandchildren, Carolyn, Brenner, Kenna, and Kessler Dayton; Chadwick and Julia Warfield; Abigail, Austin and Alexander Dayton; Marina and Gabriella Contro; step- grandchildren, Taylor and Jessie Harrison; sisters, Harriett Dayton and Margaret Ankeny (Pete); many nieces and nephews; former wife, Patricia Strong. George was a gifted competitive swimmer, talented guitarist and enthusiastic fan of motor vehicles of all kinds. He enjoyed friends wherever he lived - in Minnesota, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona, and California. A graduate of Blake School, he attended Princeton University and Macalester College.
         Geoffrey L. Tickner '52died November 26, 2009.  His son Geoff  '82 informed us and sent the following obituary:          Geof , 81, died on Thanksgiving, November 26, 2009. He was born June 9, 1928 in Buffalo, NY, the son of Reginald W. Tickner '17 and Helen Giblin Tickner.        
 Geof  grew up in Maplewood and Bay Head, NJ as the middle son of three brothers, Reginald Jr. and David Ames Tickner. He prepped at the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ and at Repton in England. He followed his father to Princeton University, where he was proud to be a member of the great class of 1952. From 1955 ? 1959, Geof served in the US Navy Reserve.         
After Princeton, he started his career in the chemical industry. He joined The Sherwin-Williams Company. He worked for The Sherwin-Williams Company for over 25 years in Manhattan, Greensboro, NC and Cleveland. He rose to the senior executive position of Group Vice President. Later Geof founded an executive recruiting firm and amanagement consulting business.        
 In 1986, he retired to Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, SC. He was an avid golfer, a reader of history, a chef and Anglophile.
          We've learned from Ed Masinter that classmate Philip B. Hilldied on November 18.  As reported by 52Net email, a service will be held for Phil at the Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, on Saturday, November 28, at 2 p.m.

Phil's obituary below was provided by his daughter, Liz.     
Philip Bonner Hill, 78, died on November 18, 2009, shortly after being admitted to Jefferson Memorial Hospital.   He died peacefully with his wife of 53 years, Lily Ritchie Hill, at his side.     
Mr. Hill was born on May 1, 1931 in Charleston, West Virginia to Philip Henry and Elizabeth Kerr Hill.   He lived his childhood in Charleston and later Sistersville, West Virginia.  After graduating from Williston Academy, now Williston-Northampton School, in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Mr. Hill attended Princeton University, where he majored in Politics.  He was a member of the University Cottage Club and thoroughly enjoyed Princeton and its proximity to New York City.  Mr. Hill was in the NROTC at Princeton and served on active duty with the United States Navy for two years following his graduation.      After the Navy, Mr. Hill attended the College of Law of West Virginia University, where he became a loyal member of Phi Kappa Psi.  After practicing law in Charleston for eight years, Mr. Hill moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to accept a position on the legal staff of the Equitable Life Insurance Company.        In 1970, Mr. Hill was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives, serving two terms.  In 1974, Mr. Hill was elected to the Iowa Senate.  During Mr. Hill?s legislative career, he was a major proponent of women?s rights and was recognized by The Des Moines Register as the most effective legislator in 1978.  In 1979, Mr. Hill was an adjunct faculty member of the Drake University Law School.      In 1982, partly for health reasons, Mr. Hill returned to Sistersville, West Virginia, to practice law with the firm of Snyder & Hassig.  Mr. Hill was actively involved with the West Virginia State Bar and served as president of The West Virginia Bar Association from 1998 to 1999.  In 1999, Mr. Hill "retired? and moved to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, but continued to practice law as "of counsel? with Bowles Rice in nearby Martinsburg, West Virginia.         Mr. Hill supported numerous charitable and alumni organizations.  He served on the board of The Des Moines Children?s Home, now Orchard Place, as well as the board of West Virginia Hospitals-East.  Mr. Hill was a dedicated Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.  After moving to Shepherdstown, Mr. Hill formed a strong allegiance to Shepherd University and supported the University in many ways.  Mr. Hill also served as an elder and taught Sunday school for Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.        Mr. Hill completed the Pittsburgh marathon on his 57th birthday, six years after quintuple bypass surgery and 17 years after his first heart attack.   Mr. Hill was an organizer of the Sistersville Striders and co-race director of the Striders Have Heart Walk.      Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Lily Ritchie Hill, Shepherdstown, WV; three daughters, June Fletcher-Hill (and her husband Larry Fletcher-Hill), Baltimore, MD, Liz Hass-Hill (and her husband Steve Hass-Hill), Chagrin Falls, OH, and Marian Hill Bergdolt (and her husband Robert Hill Bergdolt), Raleigh, NC; seven grandchildren, Paul, Colin, Will, Kay, Adam, Grace and Michael; and his sister, June Hill Peck, Charlestown, WV.      A celebration of Mr. Hill?s life will be held Saturday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.  Children of all ages are welcome to attend.  (A private interment will be held on a later date.)  In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to Shepherd University Foundation, Inc. ? Moler General Scholarship Endowment or to another charity of the donor?s choosing.
           Hal Arensmeyer '52died September 22, 2009, in Montrose, NY.  John Moore and Dan Duffield sent us the information.          
At Princeton Hal majored in SPIA and belonged to Key and Seal Club. His career was international business. Hal lived and worked overseas for thirty years. More recently he lived for six months per year in southwest France.        
 Hal leaves His wife Elliott, son John, daughter Caroline and one grandson.  
                       Jim Evans informed us that classmate John Harrington Smith, Jr.died in St. Louis, MO on August 26, 2009.  His graveside services were held on August 29 at Bellefontaine Cemetery.            At Princeton, John majored in English and was a member of Key and Seal Club.  His career was in the creative side of advertising with several major firms.  John played the oboe in  New York and Germany for 30 years and played 150  stage roles in St. Louis.  He leaves one son, John III, and two granddaughters.
          A curt note from a New York law firm informed us that classmate Walter Francis Bomonti  died on January 19, 2009. We have heard nothing else from or of Terry since he left Princeton in 1950. 
          Anthony H. Meyer '52died July 13, 2009, in Edgartown, MA, on Martha's Vineyard, his home for many years.  The cause was pneumonia following surgery for brain cancer.       
At Princeton, Tony majored in English and was a member of Charter Club. He left in his junior year to join the Army and returned to graduate in 1955.       
Tony worked in investment banking for Irving Trust and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was able to retire early to Martha's Vineyard where did pro  bono work for the Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown. He never married.        
 "Pete" Peters, whose late husband Landon Peters '52 was Tony's cousin, has sent us the link to the obituary for Tony in the Vineyard Gazette Online -  Pete and Landon's son Eric wrote the obituary, which tells of his family's generations-long association with Martha's Vineyard, his active life there, and the personality that earned him many warm friendships.
    Peyton Weary '52died June 26.  A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 1, at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA.          

Jim Wright has sent us the following obituary from the Charlottesville Daily Progress:
Peyton Edwin WearyPeyton Edwin Weary, 79, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on Friday, June 26, 2009, at home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet Gregory Weary; daughters, Terry Melton Robert of State College, Pennsylvania, Conway Weary of Asheville, North Carolina, and Carolyn Brandt Mark of Crozet, Virginia; sister, Leslie Weary Lillis Paul of Winona Lake, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Kathleen and John Melton, Charlotte, Samuel and Lindsey Taylor, and Martin and Peyton Brandt, and one great-granddaughter, Maya McDermott.He was pre-deceased by a sister, Catherine Weary Fiutko; and an infant son, Lewis Peyton.Doctor Weary was born in Evanston, Illinois, and was a graduate PhillipsExeterAcademy, to which he gave credit for establishing his life?s value, PrincetonUniversity, and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.He served in the United States Army as a Captain from 1956 until 1958.  Doctor Weary was a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Virginia serving from 1958 until 1999; he was Chairman of the Department of Dermatology from 1976 until 1993, and retired with the title of Emeritus Professor of Dermatology.  He held the Edward P. Cawley Chair in Dermatology from the University of Virginia.Among his many accomplishments, between 1964 and 1976, he organized and served as Chairman of the first year long Senior Medical Student Elective Program in the United States.  Between 1969 and 1994, he conducted 35 local and regional skin cancer screening clinics which were the first to be held in the United States and he was instrumental in establishing the AmericanAcademy of Dermatology (AAD) sponsorship of nationwide screening clinics that have occurred yearly since 1985 with over one million individual seen since inception of the program.  From 1972 until 1975, he served as Chairman of the Council of the National Program for Dermatology which helped restructure the AmericanAcademy of Dermatology, create a central office, establish a governmental liaison function and lay the foundation for Academy activities.From 1975 until 1982, Doctor Weary chaired the American Academy of Dermatology Council on Government Liaison and presented testimony before various Congressional and Agency committees on more than 50 occasions.  In 1978 until 1979, he served as a member of a Food and Drug Administration Interagency Task Force and was instrumental in the creation of The Orphan Drug Legislation of 1983.  From 1982 until 1990, Doctor Weary served as a trustee of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and served on the organizing committee for the International Medical Scholarship Program.  In 1984, he created the Academic Medical Center Preceptorship Program for Congressional Health Legislative assistant and other government agency personnel, to orient them to the structure and function of academic medical centers.  From 1985 until 1990, he assisted in the creation of the Coalition of Patient Advocates for Skin Disease Research.Doctor Weary held many high offices in his profession and received numerous awards for his public service.  Among other things, he served as President of the American Board of Medical Specialties from 1990 until 1992, which during his tenure promulgated standards for all medical specialties; President of the American Dermatological Association from 1992 until 1993; President of the American Academy of Dermatology from 1994 until `1995; and President of the National Association for Physicians for the Environment from 1994 until 11997. He was awarded the American Academy Dermatology Gold Medal in 1990, the Academy?s highest award.  He also received the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the EPA in 1995, the Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001, University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association Community Service Award in 2001, Medical Society of Virginia, The Emily Couric Community Advocacy Award in 2004, and The Elizabeth Scott Leadership Award in 2005.Although Doctor Weary was an outstanding contributor nationally and internationally during his professional career, he was most proud of activities he engaged in during his retirement.  In particular, he helped to enroll children in the Children?s Medical Insurance Program, helped to establish the Community Children?s Dental Center, and volunteered as a care provide in the Charlottesville Free Clinic.  He enjoyed his involvement the MillerCenter for Public Affairs.  He spent many happy and productive hours helping to educate the public about the impact of the environment on health.Doctor Weary enjoyed the love and caring support of myriad friends and, of course, his family.  He was will be remembered for his courage, especially toward the end of his life - when he never failed to see the glass as "half full?, his soft heart for anyone in need, his care of his family, he quirky sense of humor, and his desire to leave the world a much better place than he found it.   His passionate hope was that medical care will continue to be practiced faithfully and responsibly, and that those who follow will protect the earth and the skies above it for future generations.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made the F.I.R.S.T., Foundation of Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, 1364 Welsh Road G2, North Wales, PA 19454; the Community Children?s DentalCenter,; the MillerCenter for Public Affairs, or a charity of the giver?s choice.
       Rudy Lehnert reports that classmate Tom Hennonpassed away June 27 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ.  Tom's wife Audrey called Rudy on June 28 with the news.  Tom's son, Tom Jr., sent Rudy the following obit on July 1:

  THOMAS JOSEPH HENNON Formerly of Summit       

Thomas Joseph Hennon, 79, of Flemington, NJ, formerly of Summit NJ, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Hunterdon Medical Center with his family at his side.        
Born in Princeton, NJ, he was predeceased by his parents James Joseph and Constance Hall Hennon and a brother, James R. Hennon.           
Tom graduated from Princeton High School, the Lawrenceville Preparatory School and Princeton University. He was proud to have played on Princeton?s 1950 and 1951 undefeated football teams. Tom?s career was in the advertising/marketing business; his last position was held at Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York City.        
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey, and eight children.  Catherine and James W. Newman, Jr., Marcia Hennon Coviello, Thomas Patrick and Maryann Hennon, Ellen (Missy) and Gary Marx, James Brian Hennon, Anne Hennon Ortiz, John Christopher and Jean Hennon, and Elizabeth (Bit) and Dan Tarantin and 13 grandchildren.  Tom is also survived by his brother, John R. Hennon of Jensen Beach, Fla., and his sister, Mariana Lowe of Anacortes Island, Washington.      
In lieu of flowers, if so desired donations in his memory may be made to Pathway for Exceptional Children, C/O Department of Community Programs, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.        A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.    
          David R. Kass '52died May 21, 2009.  At Princeton he majored in Mathematics and was a member of Prospect Club.         
Following is an obituary provided by his son Michael through Don Oberdorfer.              
David R. Kass who died at his home in Shaker Heights on May 21, 2009 at the age of 77, was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He founded two actuarial consulting firms that bore his name and served on the Actuarial Standards Board, the organization which sets national standards for the actuarial profession.         
Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 16, 1931, he graduated from JamesMadisonHigh School in 1948.  A lifelong scouting enthusiast, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from PrincetonUniversity in 1952.  At Princeton, he was elected to Sigma Xi, the National Science Honor Fraternity and was a member of the Press Club, writing for various newspapers including the New York Times and Herald Tribune.          
From 1952 ? 1954, he served in the army during the Korean War, including a posting at the Pentagon.  He became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1959 and a charter member of the AmericanAcademy of Actuaries in 1965.  He and his family moved from Matawan (now Aberdeen), NJ in March 1970 to Shaker Heights., OH.         
In September 1971, David launched his own actuarial consulting firm, specializing in employee benefits. Over a twelve year period, the firm grew into Kass, Germain & Company, the largest independent actuarial firm in northern Ohio, serving clients including American Greetings Corp., Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Fisher Foods, Libbey-Owens-Ford, and Noranda, Inc. The firm was acquired by Johnson & Higgins of Ohio in 1983. In 1987, David started David R. Kass & Company where he worked until his retirement in 2001.         
In recent years, David provided expert testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He served as a member of the AmericanAcademy of Actuaries? Pension Committee from 1990 through 2007, when he was appointed to the Actuarial Standards Board. Through the course of his career he gave numerous speeches and lectures before regional and national professional organizations and conferences.         
He leaves Carole, his wife of 53 years, three children, Ruth (Bryan Lever), Michael, and Sara (Micah Zakem) and 2 grandchildren (Gavin Lever, Kira Kass Zakem).  After a private service, the family welcomes company at their home on:  5/24 4-7pm; 5/25 3-7pm; and 5/26 & 5/27 5-8pm at 17150 South Woodland, Shaker Hts., OH.         
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in his name be made to PrincetonUniversity,  Cleveland Opera, or your favorite charity.
            Classmate Ludlow Sebring Fowlerdied February 27, 2009.  He left Princeton before graduation. Lud owned and operated restaurants before our 25th reunion and enjoyed sailing.  We have heard nothing from him for 30 years.         

Rudy Lehnert has found the following on-line obituary:         
Ludlow S. Fowler, 79, of Delmar, died Friday, February 27, 2009, at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar, Delaware. He was born July 30, 1929 in New York City, a son of the late Ludlow S. Fowler and Elsie (Blatchford) Fowler. Mr. Fowler graduated in 1947 from St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA, then attended Princeton University. He worked on food preparation and club management where he held a variety of jobs over the years in those industries. His late father, Ludlow S. Fowler, noted trust and estates attorney in New York City, and founding partner of the law firm of Battle Fowler, graduated in 1917 from Princeton University and served as the best man at F. Scott Fitzgerald's wedding and a best friend of the noted American author. He is survived by nephews Larned B. Fowler, Kenrick G. Fowler and niece Hilary Nothrop; three great nephews and three great nieces. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
          James Evans Simpson '52died March 10, 2009.  At Princeton he majored in History and was a member of Quadrangle Club.      

 His obituary in the Birmingham News follows:       
SIMPSON, JAMES EVANS, born on August 7, 1930, died March 10, 2009. He is survived by his son, James Evans Simpson, Jr. and wife Jill of Larchmont, New York; his son, Karl Alexander Simpson of New York, New York; and their mother, Sandra S. Simpson; two grandchildren, Forrest and Peter Simpson; brother, Henry Simpson; his nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, Mary Steiner.         
Jim attended Birmingham University School, Lyman Ward Military Academy, Webb School, and graduated from Loomis Institute (1948), Princeton University (1952), and the University of Virginia Law School (1957). He served as a Lieutenant in the Field Artillery in Germany for two years.         
 He practiced law for over 50 years with the firm of Lange, Simpson, Robinson and Somerville and its successors. He was a delegate to the Democrat Convention in 1960 and was elected to the State Committee.         
He was a Trustee and Docent of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Vice Chairman of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, and had served in leadership positions with Independent Presbyterian Church, The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Metropolitan YMCA, Eye Sight Foundation of Alabama, and Lyman Ward Academy. He was on the Advisory Board of the U.A.B. English Department and the College of Arts and Sciences at Samford University. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was included in the registry of Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. He was a member of the Redstone Club, Mountain Brook Club and Alliance Francais of Birmingham.       
 Jim was a life-long student of history and had visited numerous battlefields in Europe and South Africa as well as in the United States. He was a linguist, having achieved fluency in French, conversational status in German, Spanish, Italian and Czech, and some knowledge of Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese and Magyar.        
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at Independent Presbyterian Church. Honorary pallbearers are John Wrinkle, Percy Brower, George Gowen, Lovett Baker, Ed Seagram, Honorable Peter Leisure, Allen Rushton, Bobby Parker, Hobart McWhorter and Clare Draper. The family requests that memorials be sent to Friends of the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Eighth Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203; or Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.
        Bruce Griffin Coe '52died on March 24, 2009 in Lambertville, NJ.  At Princeton, he majored in Economics and was a member of Elm Club.  After leaving during his junior year, to join the U.S. Army, Bruce graduated in 1956.        We've learned from Barbara Coe that  Bruce's memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 PM in the Meeting House of the Presbyterian church of Lawrenceville located at 2688 Main Street (Route 206), Lawrenceville, NJ. A reception in the Fellowship Center of the church will follow.       
Contributions in lieu of flowers may  be made to Isles, Inc., 10 Wood Street, Trenton, NJ 08618. Isles is a community development and environmental organization which Bruce supported for three decades.       

 The following obituary appeared in the The Times of Trenton, NJ for March 28, 2009.

Bruce Coe, 78, voice of NJ business, dies       

Bruce G. Coe, an official at several state agencies and the longtime leader of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association who was credited with boosting the organization's profile, passed away this week following a prolonged battle ,with cancer.        
Coe, 78, of Lambertville, served as president of the association for 14 years until his retirement in 1996. He hired top lobbyists and moved the association from Ewing to a new home across from the Statehouse while increasing revenues and membership, according to the NJBIA.        
Coe also served at a wide range at state agencies and commissions, helping establish new financial systems, guiding them through crises and spearheading reform efforts.        
"He was plugged into everything, and as you looked at his resume, at his history, you realized he knew what was going on around the state because he had worked on just about everything,? said Rep. Rush Holt, D-Hopewell Township, a good friend of Coe and his wife Barbara.        
Coe grew up in Massachusetts and Indiana and after graduating from Princeton University spent 20 years as an investment banker at Kidder Peabody.  He rose to the executive committee and retired in 1975, according to a biography prepared by a family friend.       
 He later worked under five New Jersey governors at several entities, including the state's Housing Finance Agency and Transit Trust Fund Authority, the NJ Water Supply Authority, the NJ Employment Security Council and commissions on spending and health policy.        
Coe ran for Congress in the 3rd District in l978, winning the Republican nomination but losing in the general election.  He later moved to the left, becoming an ally of Holt and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama.         
Coe's business background and personal skills made him an unusual but effective candidate, said Thomas O'Neill, the retired president of the Partnership for New Jersey where Coe was a member.        
"He was a brilliant person, but he combined it with brilliant charm, and there was a real affection he established with people," said O'Neill, who met Coe during the Campaign.  "He really liked the people he dealt with."       
 Coe went on to transform the relatively obscure NJBIA "into the state's leading voice for business in Trenton, " according to the association.  Under Coe the organization also promoted "good-government" reforms such as higher tax rates for the wealthy and better land use planning, according to the biography.
"The businesses of this state owe Bruce a great debt of gratitude, for he built an organization that ensures they are heard in the halls of state government," NJBIA president Philip Kirschner said.        
Coe served on the boards of several corporations. nonprofits and charitable organizations.  After retiring from the NJBIA he focused on fundraising for the Trenton community development corporation Isles where he and his wife co-chaired a $3.7 million capital campaign.       
Coe's first marriage, to Nancy Norling, ended in divorce.  He leaves his wife Barbara, five children and 13 grandchildren.
        George E. Stevens '52died March 16, 2009.  A service of celebration will be held Friday, April 3, at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT.  The following is the obituary for George published in the New Canaan Advertiser.    George E. Stevens, longtime New Canaan resident and former headmaster of the New Canaan Country School, died Monday, March 16, 2009, after a brief illness. He was 78.Mr. Stevens was the son of Raymond Donald Stevens and Annette Wells Stevens.Born on June 20, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., he graduated from Nichols School cum laude. Majoring in English at Princeton University, he was a member of the Cottage Club as well as the Senior Council, and was single-wing quarterback on the 1951 undefeated, nationally-ranked football team. A teammate was that year?s Heisman Trophy winner, Richard Kazmaier. Inspired by his mentor, Professor Lawrance Thompson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Robert Frost, Mr. Stevens decided against joining his father and older brother in the family business, Pierce & Stevens. Instead, he began a career-long commitment to education.He returned to Buffalo, and for five years, interrupted by a three-year stint in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he taught and coached at Nichols School. At the same time, he earned his M.A. in English from the University of Buffalo. Years later, Nichols honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus award and membership in the school?s Athletic Hall of Fame. During his naval duty at the 14th Naval District Intelligence Office in Honolulu, Hawaii, he taught night classes in English to inmates of Honolulu Prison. In 1956, on a blind date, he met Jill Rice Walker, a descendant of three of the original missionary families that sailed to Hawaii from New England in the early 19th century. A year later they were married in a garden wedding on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. They returned to Mr. Stevens? hometown, where he resumed his teaching responsibilities at Nichols School. During these years the Stevens? three sons ? Link, Scott and Jed ? were born.In 1963 Mr. Stevens was appointed headmaster of the New Canaan Country School, a pre-K through ninth grade school of 420 students. During his tenure of sixteen years, the school constructed three major buildings, initiated an endowment fund, and mounted a recruitment program to attract minority students. He was also extensively involved in the broader independent school community, at various times serving as board director and officer of several organizations: Fairchester Group of Independent Schools, Independent Educational Services, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, the Country Day School Headmasters? Association, and the Elementary Schools? Headmasters Association. In addition, for eight years he was a board director of the National Association of Independent Schools, serving as secretary and chairman of the Academic Committee.In 1965, with a group of teachers and parents of the Country School, Mr. Stevens founded a program named Horizons for disadvantaged children. Over the years it became a year-round academic, cultural and athletic enrichment program, and is now replicated in 20 communities nationwide. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary celebration of Horizons, Mr. Stevens was honored with this citation: "Your imagination conceived the idea; your energy sparked its creation; your commitment insured its success. On behalf of the thousands of Horizons children, whose minds and spirits you have enriched, we thank you and we honor you.?In New Canaan, Mr. Stevens worked closely with public school administrators on several projects and was a director of the United Way of New Canaan and the New Canaan Library.After his retirement from the New Canaan Country School, Mr. Stevens joined an educational consulting firm which became Stevens Associates.In addition to his beloved wife of 52 years, Mr. Stevens is survived by his children: George E. "Link? Stevens of Portland, Maine; Scott Stevens and Amy of Simsbury, Ct., Jed Stevens and Kerry of Darien, Ct., and nine grandchildren: Nick, Abigail, Will, Natalie, Jackson, Gretchen, Emma, Walker and Nate Stevens. Mr. Stevens is also survived by his sister, Annette Stevens Wilton of East Aurora, N.Y., and nieces and nephews. His brother, Raymond Donald Stevens, Jr., pre-deceased him. 
            Classmate Chauncey Loomismajored in English at Princeton and was a member of  Tiger Inn. His obituary from the New York Times for March 31 is printed below. It also gives information about his memorial service to be held on May 9.LOOMIS--Chauncey Chester Jr. of Stockbridge, MA died from cancer at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA on March 17, 2009. He was born on June 1, 1930 in New York to the late Chauncey and Elizabeth McLanahan Loomis. His older brothers John (Jock) . and Stanley Loomis died before him.       
 He attended the Stockbridge Public Schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Princeton University (AB '52, PhD) and Columbia University (MA). Before attending Columbia, Chauncey enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean conflict.  After finishing school, Chauncey briefly taught English at the University of Vermont, then in 1963 moved to Dartmouth College.  He retired from Dartmouth as Professor of English in 1997.         
In 1968, Chauncey led on expedition investigating the mysterious death of the early American explorer Charles Francis Hall, who was buried in northern Greenland during on unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole.  That trip resulted in Chauncey's book, Weird and Tragic Shores, recently republished by the Modern Library in the Expedition Series and which became the basis tor a PBS documentary.  He wrote many book reviews and articles including his innovative consideration of arctic landscapes in his essay "Arctic Sublime", published in the book Nature and the Victorian Imagination.        
Throughout his life, Chauncey followed his passion for exploration, conservation, photography and fly fishing. He filmed musk oxen off the coast of Alaska, searched for lost Inca civilizations in Peru, and caught (and mostly released) trout and salmon on many Continents.        
He was always involved in his various Communities and served on the boards of local and national institutions including the Housatonic Valley Association, Phillips Exeter Academy, the Hotchkiss School, The Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood.        
Chauncey is survived by his nephew Craig Loomis, a grand?niece Vivian Loomis, step-niece Claudine Scoville, step-nephews Reg Gignoux, Tom Gignoux and Thayer Gignoux, and their children Denny, Simone, Alex, Christopher and Madeleine Gignoux.       
 For all his protestations, he was welcoming and generous; he taught us much about thinking and living, about honesty and kindness.       
 A memorial service for Chauncey Loomis will be held at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Massachusetts on May 9th, at 4pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts may be made to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation at 271 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.  Please specify the Chauncey Loomis Fund; this is a fund established by Chauncey to help Berkshire County, MA high school students attend College.
              Classmate Edward F. Beatty, Jr., died January 25, 2009 in Villanova, PA.  Ted's memorial service will be on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.  A reception at the church will follow.             
 At Princeton, Ted majored in History and was a member of Elm Club. Afterward he graduated from Penn Law school and pursued a career in law with several Philadelphia firms.              

Ted's Obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer for February 6, 2009 follows:      
Edward F. "Ted" Beatty Jr., 78, of Villanova, a lawyer and real estate specialist, died of heart failure Jan. 25 at home .        Mr. Beatty joined the law firm of Saul Ewing in 1964 and became a partner two  years later. From 1981 to 1984 he was the firm's managing partner, and for 20 years he chaired its real estate department. He retired in the late 1990s.       
Mr. Beatty represented First Pennsylvania Bank when it moved to the newly built Centre Square building in 1973. In the early 1980s he represented the buyers of the historic Lit Bros. complex on Market Street and represented the developers of? Gallery II and One Reading Center. Later he was the attorney for Church Farm School when it sold valuable land in Chester County, and he represented the Cigna Corp. when it moved to One Liberty Place and Two Liberty Place.     
"He had the remarkable gift of providing the highest level of services to his many clients while training a generation of lawyers," said David S. Antzis, Saul Ewing's managing partner.       Mr. Beatty grew up in Chester County and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. After earning a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, he taught history for a year at the Hawken School in Cleveland before earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Saul Ewing, Mr. Beatty was an associate with the firm of Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia and was counsel to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.       For many years he was chairman of the Children's Seashore House. In the 1990s he oversaw the facility's move from Atlantic City to Philadelphia and its acquisition by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for use as a care facility for children with developmental disabilities and chronic illnesses. He served on the Radnor Township Zoning Hearing Board.        Mr. Beatty fly-fished in streams and rivers in Pennsylvania and Montana. "He considered fishing to be an intellectual challenge, a spiritual journey," his son, Ted [Princeton '83], said.       "There was a poetic quality to the way he saw life," his son said. "Baseball and his beloved Phillies were more ballet than gritty sweat, even through losing seasons. He loved art and music - from the folk songs of his childhood, sung nightly to his young children, to Strauss and Bach."       Mr. Beatty had fought Parkinson's and chronic heart disease for almost 20 years.        In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Nelson Beatty; daughters Cynthia Reese [Princeton '86] and Ann Beatty-Rose; two sisters; and nine grandchildren.       A memorial service? will be held at 11 a.m. February 7 at Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave., where Mr. Beatty sang in the choir.  Memorial donations may be made to the School in Rose Valley, 20 School Lane, Rose Valley, Pa. 19063.
               We lost an outsanding member of the Class of '52 January 4, 2009, when classmate John F. McGillicuddydied.  The funeral took place on Thursday, January 8, at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.  He is survived by his wife Conna, five children and several grandchildren.            
Art Christensen has sent us the text of a "local" obituary - from his (and John's) neighborhood newspaper, the LoHud (LowerHudsonValley) Journal News.   The paper notes that John was "one of the leading bankers of his generation," and "one of the most respected business leaders in the U.S."  He played leading roles in resolving the funding crises of New York City and   st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Chrysler, and was an advisor to Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush, as well as rising to the top position in Manufacturers Hanover Trust and its successor, Chemical Bank.  The paper also recounts the impressive list of civic, charitable, educational, and religious causes that John actively supported.       
 For the full text of the obituary, click here.  
For the obituary in the January 7 issue of the New York Times, click here.   
Dick Kazmaier's eulogy is on the Class News Page.         
 Art Christensen has reported the following on the service for John:         
      "Very full house at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye, NY.  Evidence of the many people's lives who were touched by John.  The Most Reverend Gerald T. Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of  New York, presided.  All John's children participated ending with eulogies by 'Kaz' and John's oldest son, Sean.  Reception followed at The Blind Brook Club where John had been President for 13 years.  Fittingly, one of the main rooms of the club had been dedicated as 'The McGillicuddy Room' in honor of John's service.  Class of 52'ers in attendance were; Joe Bolster, Art Christensen, Al Ellis, Joe Handelman, Dick Kazmaier, Hoby Kreitler, Tom Knight, Tom Mangan, Ed Masinter, Jeff Nunes, and Mimi Pivirotto."
We've recently learned that Karl Gustavus Roebling '52 died December 29, 2009, in Fern Park, FL.  He left Princeton for health reasons in our sophomore year, joined the Army for the Korean War and studied architecture at The University of North Carolina.Karl worked in real estate brokerage and sales mostly in central Florida. He also owned and operated Dynapress, a one-man independent press publishing mostly his own books, some of which can still be found on Amazon's list. See also He is survived by his daughter Anne, and son Karl.


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