Memorials: 2016

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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.

James Haldeman Armstrong, December 20, 2016
Ralph Mitchell Bomonti, December 20, 2016
Walter Willson 
Craigie, March 3, 2016
James C. Davis, October 26, 2016
Robert Wilson Dodd, June 15, 2016
Carroll Allen Ellis, December 18, 2016
Robert A. Engle, July 27, 2013
Edmond A. B. Garesche, III, September 18, 2016
Charles Little Harper, December 14, 2016
Bruce Warren Johnson, March 18, 2016
Franklin Kneedler, December 21, 2016
Robert Marlow Lovell, Jr., September 20, 2016
Trueman Million Martin, June 26, 2016
Casimir Edwin Max, January 1, 2016
Robert C. McDougal, August 29, 2016
George Christian Newlin, November 8, 2016
Harold H. Saunders, March 6, 2016
William Arthur Seavey, September 21
David Kellogg Siegel, January 23, 2016
John Lockhart Skeel, July 3, 2016
Howard Smith, January 28, 2016
James Douglas Sparkman, Jr., January 17, 2016
Frank Augustus Sparrow, February 20, 2016
Robert O. Y. Warren, December 1, 2016
Daniel R. Wilkes, December 4, 2016
Robert Paul Zabel, May 25, 2016

Frankiln Kneedler
May 31, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Frank graduated from St. George’s before joining us. His father was Henry M. ’25. Frank ate at Cap, majored in art and archaeology, and was on the swim team and in Whig-Clio. He roomed with Pete Ballantine, Arthur Parke, and Faris Kirkland.

His work included posts in a great range of nonprofit organizations, culminating in a succession of positions at the Mystic Seaport Museum, where he retired as deputy director. His earlier jobs included work for Manhattanville College and Union College, and serving as associate director of development at Princeton.

Frank held a great range of volunteer responsibilities in the world of museums and at the National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Textile History Museum, and the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library. He also volunteered for his church, St. Ann’s Episcopal in Old Lyme, Conn.

He died Dec. 21, 2016. Frank is survived by his wife, Sandy (Alexandra); their children, David and Amy ’89; and a cousin, William H. ’60. The class offers condolences to each of them on the loss of our loyal classmate.

Robert Curtenius 

Robert Curtenius McDougal
July 12, 1930 - August 29, 2016

Robert Curtenius McDougal, M.D. passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 in Portage, MI at the age of 86. He was born on July 12, 1930 in Chicago, IL. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen McDougal, Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Belinda McDougal and Laura McDougal both of Kalamazoo, MI; three grandchildren, Mataya Simmons, Sean Cummings and Georgie McDougal; a sister, Nancy (Bill) Fry of Chicago, IL. Robert will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and an immediate family only gathering will take place. Memorials may be directed to Family and Children Services.

Casimir Edwin Max
November 14, 1923 - January 1, 2016

C. Edwin Max, 92 of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, passed away on January 1, 2016, at his home. Mr. Max was born in Philadelphia, PA to Casimir and Stella Max. He served his Country during World War II in the US Army. He was a graduate of Princeton University and was President of the NJ Safety Council for 47 years. He retired in 1972. Mr. Max and his wife Connie lived at Seabrook Village for the last 4 years. They were parishioners of St. Leo the Great and Mr. Max was a member of the St. Joseph Society.

Mr. Max is survived by his wife of 61 years, Connie; his sons Thomas of St. Petersburg, FL, and Stephen and his wife Stephanie of Wayne, PA; his daughters Marianne Marcus and her husband Bob of Freehold, NJ, Christine Murphy of Pt. Pleasant, NJ, and Connie Max of San Diego, CA; his sister Irene Toczylowski of Berwyn, PA; his grandchildren Jennifer, Kelly, Michael, Matthew, Sarah, Kyler, Aidan, Ryan; great-granddaughter Parker; nieces Diane Roe and her husband Mike and Linda Whalen and her husband Curtis and nephew Eugene Toczylowski and his wife Linda.

John Lockhard "Jack" Skeel
August 25, 1930 - July 3, 2016

John (Jack) Lockhart Skeel died suddenly July 3, 2016. He was born August 25, 1930, to George and Lovine (Lockhart) Skeel. His early years were spent in Brecksville Ohio, and in 1944 moved to Chagrin Falls where he was a star football player and student. He accepted a scholarship to Princeton and his BBA from Case Western Reserve. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. His employment history in commercial sales included Clevite Corp. and Olinkraft.

Jack distinguished himself as a writer. During the 1960's when Chagrin Falls had exceptional teams, he wrote a weekly sports column, "Qitarterbacking With Skeel", first for the Chagrin Falls Exponent, then the Herald, and finally the Chagrin Valley Times. He was inducted into the Chagrin Falls Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. He also served on the village council in the 1970's.

Jack was the epitome of a sport's fan, especially football and horse racing and at one time owned several horses. He had a great laugh, always a good story to tell, and never failed with sport's statistics.

Jack was married to his dedicated wife, Beth (Bailey), for 53 years. He helped raise daughters, Karen Bartlett and Amy (Tim) Richardson. Later in life he was reunited with his children Linda (Will) Faddy, Jackie Messina (deceased), and Tom (Donna) Messina. Grandchildren include James (Rachel) Bartlett, Kelly Bartlett, Augusta (Chris) Kirk, Katherine Howard, Grant (Jessica) Howard. Great grandchildren are Margo Howard and newborn, Myles Bartlett. Jack's dog, Samantha, will miss him too. 
Gifts in Jack's memory may be made to the Chagrin Falls Historical Society.

James Haldeman Armstrong
November 18, 1929 - December 4, 2016

KALISPELL – James Haldeman Armstrong Sr., MD. Our father was born Nov. 18, 1929, in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Reverend James Newton Armstrong Jr. and Louise Storms Armstrong. He passed in his home on Dec. 20, 2016, after a prolonged decline from Parkinson’s disease and a bout with Lymphoma. Frontier Hospice assisted in his care and comfort. He was the son and grandson of Presbyterian ministers, his father having attended Union Theological Seminary in New York City during the Reinhold Niebuhr era. He spent his childhood on Long Island, growing up in Southampton, New York, enjoying the woods, the dunes and the ocean, swimming, fishing, clamming and duck hunting.

After graduating from Princeton University, he entered medical school in New York City where he first experienced the devastating impact on women’s lives who had sustained abortions from untrained, ill-equipped providers in clandestine settings. Later during his career as a physician and healer, and after the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, Dr. Armstrong incorporated safe, legal abortion work into his family practice in Kalispell, until his retirement nearly 35 years later. In addition, he found great satisfaction from delivering the babies of women he had himself delivered years earlier. He was recognized for his work by the ACLU of Montana in 1995, receiving the Jeanette Rankin Civil Liberties award for Human and Reproductive Rights. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation and received its meritorious recognition Burdick Award, some years after his office which he shared with Susan Cahill, PA-C, MSW was destroyed by arson in the early winter of 1994. Dr. Armstrong gained favorable decisions in legal suits before the Montana Supreme Court, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court defending women’s reproductive rights.

Dr. Armstrong entered the Navy in 1959 and was stationed at Patuxent River Air Station on Chesapeake Bay where he worked among four of the original seven astronauts, including Jim Lovell and Pete Conrad. "The Right Stuff” portrayed some of his experiences there. Seeking further medical training he completed a residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania before traveling cross country in the family station wagon to Montana with his wife, Dotty, two infant children and an English setter puppy in tow. The family home on Kalispell’s east side was chosen in part because of its close proximity to Flathead County Hospital and Hedges School. Kalispell had 24 physicians in 1964, and once the hospital moved to Buffalo Hill and another 100 physicians had arrived, Jim was often seen riding his bicycle to his office along the golf course, and up the hill for noon or evening rounds at Kalispell Regional Hospital. House calls were part of his practice, arriving equipped with his black leather bag and affable, compassionate bedside manner.

Dr. Armstrong chaired numerous hospital committees was president of the Flathead Medical Society and in 1980 served as president of the Montana Academy of Family Physicians. He was a six year Trustee of Montana Blue Shield (before "the merger”), served as a 20 year board member for the Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Center and as a founding board member for the Western Montana Mental Health Center. He was Medical Director for the Wilderness Treatment Center for seventeen years. He was a Kalispell School Board Trustee throughout the 1970s. As a member of the Presbyterian Church, he served as an Elder and then as Moderator of the Presbytery of Glacier in 1986, before resigning his church membership, critical of the "creeping fundamentalism” within American churches. Shamanistic studies and the Society for Scientific Exploration occupied his time in retirement, as well as raising and training yet another bird dog to seek out, point and retrieve pheasants, grouse, and ducks throughout Montana. He climbed many of Glacier’s peaks and skied much of Big Mountain, out of bounds of course, before the expansion.

Jim Armstrong is preceded in death by his parents, who died in their Kalispell retirement home. His wife of 39 years, Dotty passed of dementia 15 years after their divorce, and his companion P. Leslie Walker, PhD, also passed of dementia, living into her 90s. Jim’s eldest sister Deborah Sadowski of New York and Washington preceded him in death, and his younger sister, Mary Lou Langdell resides in Shelburne, Vermont.

Jim’s daughter, Maria "Ridie” Storms Armstrong resides in Carbondale, Colorado, and is employed by the Aspen Ski Company. Her eldest daughter Michela Millette lives in Portland, Oregon, employed with Keen and youngest daughter Katherine Millette attends NDSU in Fargo, North Dakota.

Jim’s son, James "Jamie” Haldeman Armstrong Jr. resides in Missoula, and is a physician with CostCare clinics. His daughter, Sarah Armstrong lives in Missoula and Phoenix, Arizona, and son, Eric Armstrong, lives in Missoula. Both are blossoming students.

Remembrance of Life will be at 10:30 a.m., April 22, (Earth Day) at the Shining Mountains Center for Spiritual Living in Kalispell. The family requests that any memorial gifts be directed to The Abbie Shelter and violence free crisis line, Citizens for a Better Flathead or the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana.

Daniel R. Wilkes
February 28, 1930 - December 4, 2016

Dan Wilkes passed away on 4 December.  He had a mercifully brief battle with an infection, and died knowing he had a loving partner and a caring and proud wider family, with him and nearby.  He was also fiercely attached to his family and friends everywhere, though visits to meet them had been less and less possible in recent years.  A low-key event will be held, for immediate family only, to mark his passing, and we will be in touch with you about other memorial arrangements.  In sadness but with loving memories,  Yours, Ursula, Bettina, Andreas, George, Rong Fen, Hannah, Laura, Noa and Yael

Robert Marlow Lovell
June 24, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Robert "Bob” M. Lovell Jr., 86, died peacefully at his home in Morristown on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, with family at his side.

Born in Orange on June 24, 1930, he was the son of Robert Marlow Lovell Sr. and the former Agnes Whipple Keen. His grew up in Glen Ridge and attended Glen Ridge High School and the Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., before arriving at Princeton University under the U.S. Navy ROTC program in the fall of 1948.

While at Princeton, Bob quickly concluded that he was better at writing about sports than playing them, and he devoted himself to his Tailing the Tiger column at The Daily Princetonian, rising to become the youngest sports editor ever. He covered all sports but particularly enjoyed writing of the exploits of his classmate, Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier, and the undefeated Tiger football team of 1951. He was a proud and devoted member of the Quadrangle Club Board and served many years as class secretary of the great Class of 1952.

After graduating cum laude with a degree in history, Bob served his country for three years on the destroyer USS Haynsworth and her sister ship, the Robert K. Huntington, earning a Korean Conflict medal. The ships circled the globe with Bob aboard, and he documented his tour of duty with a 35-millimeter camera, leaving a legacy of over 500 slides that represent a time capsule of the world in the mid-1950s. From Cuba to Japan and the French Alps to the Equator, Bob showed a glimpse of his artistic talents, but he did not pursue them; he headed for Wall Street.

In 1955, he began his career as a trainee with Halsey, Stuart and Company, joining Lehman Brothers in 1958 and staying nine years. He was a principal at New Court Securities Corporation of New York before landing at Crum and Forster Insurance Company as a portfolio manager in 1968 and moving with them to Convent Station. Bob was associated with Crum for the next 30 years, managing investments and creating successful spin-off companies such as First Quadrant Corporation and Seneca Capital.

Fiscally conservative but with Libertarian political leanings, Bob was a strong supporter of women in the financial sector when few women were hired to manage investments. Seneca Capital was named for the Seneca Convention of 1848, which pressed for women’s suffrage. Bob formed the company, named it, placed women in charge and watched it soar. He took great pride in his investment team: George, Maria, Rob, Dom, Claudia, Sue, Jeannette and Carl were a second family to him. His rallying cry at the office was, "We don’t mess around!” Bob served proudly for decades on the board of TIAA-CREF and Morristown Medical Center. He was on the board of trustees at American National Bank and Trust. He served on the investment committee of the American Foreign Insurance Association and the College of Insurance. His entire life, he was lauded for his investment acuity, integrity and ethics.

Bob married Barbara Jane Cronin in 1960. They lived in Montclair before moving to New Vernon in 1967, building a home Bob called Odd Lot. They raised four children and a succession of free-range dogs on top of Featherbed Lane.

He loved reading, listening to Mozart and keeping up with the news. He exercised every day at the Chatham Squash and Racquet Club. He reveled in his children’s accomplishments and gave generously to his beloved Princeton and to The Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. His family will remember him for his silly dog songs, his margin notations on everything he read, his remarkable ability to spot grammatical errors, and his stoic, uncomplaining acceptance of his decline in health.

Bob leaves Barbara, his wife of 56 years; and his children, Kimberley Hiscano of Basking Ridge, Kerry Haselton (Philip) of Bernardsville, Tony Lovell (Marissa Caney) of Cambridge, Mass., and Matthew Lovell (Colleen) of Oakland, Calif. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Kelsey and Garrett Hiscano, Laura and Emily Haselton, and Sasha and Carina Lovell; and by honorary family member Suzanne Gallagher Von Lengerke. His devoted brother, Douglas K. Lovell, predeceased him.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude to longtime caregiver Genevieve Winter and the staff of Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex, who made it possible for Bob to remain at home.

A memorial service will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Bob’s memory might consider a donation to Princeton University, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, N.J., 08453-5357 (; or to a charity of his or her choice.

Robert Wilson Dodd
February 25, 1930 - June 15, 2016

Bob came to Princeton after finishing at The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, the oldest all male prep school in the US. He was a major in art and archaeology, joined Charter and Westminster Fellowship and roomed with John Emery and Giff Hart.

He left us for the Marines and then finished at The College of Wooster, class of '56. He worked for IBM and, principally, aschief of billing for Cravath Swaine and Moore. His personal interests included Central Presbyterian Church and the Montclair Dramatic Club.

Bob died June 15, 2016, leaving his wife Ruth Ann and their children, Susan, Carol '82, and James, as well as Carol's husband, Anthony Oliva '82, to all of whom the class offers good wishes, with a salute to Bob for his service to our country.

written by John P.D. Moore 
September 12, 2016

George Christian Newlin
February 14, 1931 - November 18, 2016


George cannot be summed up in the 200 words permitted for a memorial by PAW. Nevertheless: he came to the class after Scarsdale High School, joined Terrace and majored in music, roomed--and wrote two Triangle shows—with Ed Streator, Sam Van Culin, Ned Snyder and Mike Hogan.

In 1952 he went to Yale for an LLB, then to Vienna to study piano and to sing opera there and in Salzburg. He served in the Army Medical Corps (1956-58). From 1958 to 1965 he was a legal associate at Milbank Tweed, then was counsel and held various management jobs in a number of business organizations until 1988. He married Janine Jordan in 1967 and was later divorced. They had a son, Nicholas, and George later adopted Elizabeth Coker.

George served pro bono in a number of public and charity organizations while compiling and publishing immense indices of the persons and places in the works of Charles Dickens and of Anthony Trollope. He gave much time to his club in New York, The Century Association, and just missed appearing there as Scrooge in his own adaptation of "A Christmas Carol” when he died on November 8, 2016.

For a better account see his entry in "The Book of Our History”, his incomparable gift to the class.

Written by John P.D. Moore ‘52, November 16, 2016

Tom Leary submitted the following:
     One of my roommates, George New, had a quiet and conservative manner that did not foreshadow his highly visible accomplishments in later life.  He majored in Music, sang in the Glee Club and Chapel Choir, and planted the piano like a professional.  But his classical music selections lacked the popular appeal of more rollicking tunes played by his other roommates and fellow Triangle Club members, Sam Van Culin and Michael Hogan.
           The son of a prominent Wall Street lawyer, George predicted a "Future in Law" in the 1952 Nassau Herald and earned his LLB at Yale Law School three years later.  But, he also continued musical studies in Europe, during the summers and after graduation, before he joined the Army to satisfy the then mandatory military obligation for men.
          George was severely burned when his Army barracks caught fire.  His near-death experience - vividly described in his 1952-2002 Class History -- may well have prompted his later intellectual adventures. 
           In 1958 George began a legal career in a leading Wall Street law firm, and later became in-house counsel for a major investment banking house.  He wrote that he next "threw off my legal frock and joined the money boys."  
           George had some spectacular successes and failure in various investment ventures before he found the vocation for which he will be remembered.  His 1952 classmates are already familiar with the monumental "Book of Our History" that George prepared in celebration of our 50th Reunion.  He did not simply organize the various answers to questionnaires that were send by classmates, he supplemented them with his individual research and recollections, in a vivid writing style.  This extraordinary volume provided a template for his even more detailed multi-volume studies of individual characters and issues in the complete works of Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and George Eliot.  The contributions of our once-quiet classmate are now widely recognized throughout the scholarly world.
          In his final years, George lived close to the Princeton campus in a modest apartment, with frequent visits to the Century Club in New York for special celebrations.  But, there were no more rousing reunions of the roommates.  Sam Van Culin and I were the only ones to hear George perform at the 60th reunion of our Class.
           George and I sometimes talked on cross-country telephone calls, which increasingly mentioned old-guy health concerns.  I was unable to reach him when I tried at the end of last year.  I did not know that he had died.

Tom Leary

Carroll Allen Ellis
September 5, 1930 - December 18, 2016

Allen was born in Valparaiso, Chile on September 5th, 1930 and grew up in Mexico City. He left Mexico in 1944to attend Culver Military Academy. He was a member of the Princeton Class of 1952 and was elected the first graduate president of the distinguished class of ‘52. While at Princeton he was elected as the Ivy Club president in 1950, and chairman of the Undergraduate Interclub Committee in 1951. Allen was voted by his classmates as the most respected member of his class. He was a member of the 1951 & 1952 Princeton Polo Club where he led his team as captain to the intercollegiate polo championship. 

He then served in the US Army artillery as forward observer, battery commander and general's aide. Allen served as a Lieutenant from 1952-54. His time in the army was followed by graduation from Harvard Law School.

Allen then went on to a successful investment banking career with First Boston Corporation. He led a $620 million financing for an agency of the government of Mexico, a $250 million commercial bank financing for the Republic of Colombia and a $20 million loan from the Hartford Insurance Company to a housing project in Lima, Peru. ​Allen had his own business providing governmental advisory and corporate finance services in the United States and primarily Mexico. He was a personal friend and confidant to the Mexican president, Miguel de la Madrid. 

Allen could always be counted on to do the right thing. ​He preached moderation while living a full life, loved traveling and road trips, respected all cultures, was a voracious reader and intellectually curious until the end of his days. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Sherrie, two daughters Erica Disch and her husband Raymond Disch, Ashley Forte and her husband James Forte, sons Reid and wife Amanda and Jamie and wife Ashton and six grandchildren; Cody, Sage, James, Hayden, Ivy and Savannah.


Ralph Mitchell Bomonti
February 13, 1930 - December 20, 2016

Ralph Mitchell Bomonti died on December 20, 2016 at the age of 85, from complications from diabetes. He is survived by Nancy his cherished wife. Ralph was the son of the late Curt and Merry Bomonti of Lausanne, Switzerland. He was also the twin brother of the late Walter Francis Bomonti. Ralph attended the Middlesex School, Princeton and Columbia University. After serving in Army Intelligence during the Korean War he became a guide on the Yukon River in Alaska

Charles Little Harper
March 23, 1930 - December 14, 2016

Charles Little Harper passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 14th at age 86, surrounded by family in his home in North Tustin, California.  A devoted father of 6 and grandfather of 23, "Charles" put his faith, trust and ultimate hope in Jesus of Nazareth and his gift of eternal life.   Born March 23rd, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois, son or Margaret Little Harper and Harvey Mitchell Harper of Winnetka, brother to Mitch and Kenny Harper, Charlie attended the Hotchkiss School and Princeton University.  A graduate in engineering, he was commissioned in the US Navy, serving 1952-4 in the Arctic and Mediterranean as LTJG.  Charlie was a mid-boat "engine room" rower in the famous Princeton crew team that took 2nd in the US Olympic trials to Navy, the boat that won gold for the USA in Helsinki in 1952.  In 1955 he married Alice "Patty" Fall with whom he had 6 children, Charles, Margaret, Greta, Alice, Serena and Paisley, raising their family both in Winnetka and Houston.  After Patty's death in 2003, he marries her youngest sister Margaret in 2004, mother of 4 and grandmother of 9.  They lives in Orange County, CA and in Joe's Pond, VT.  Charlie worked for his father, founder of the H. M. Harper Company of Morton Grove, IL, manufacturing stainless steel and high tech metallurgical extrusions with a workforce of over 2000.  He rose to the position of President over 2 1/2 decades with the company through 1978.  In 1981 he accepted a VP position with American Car and Foundry in Houston as CEO/General Manager of its WKM division, manufacturing high-tech subsea valves and related products for the offshore oil industry worldwide.  Charlie was an avid sportsman, sailor and outdoor enthusiast throughout his life, competing in star boat competitions nationally and in volleyball competitions locally; also introducing his children and grandchildren to skiing, snorkeling, SCUBA, waterskiing, canoeing, hunting and fishing.  His great legacy is found in his family, for whom he was a constant champion.  Exceptional dedication to family extended to church, philanthropic and community activities, including support of evangelism, school building projects and volunteering in retirement with the Silver Fox Advisors, Executive Service Corps and several churches, including most recently the Covenant Presbyterian church of Orange, CA, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday December 17th at 1 pm.  A family burial service will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, of Houston, Tuesday at 2 pm.

Robert O. Y. Warren
July 17, 1930 - December 1, 2016

Robert O.Y. Warren III, a 33-year resident of Suffield, CT and stalwart of the community whose long and successful business career was complemented by his dedication to a wide range of civic and volunteer activities, died on December 1 after a long illness. He was 86. 

Born in Baltimore, MD, Bob grew up in Wilmington, DE. He graduated from Kent School in Kent, CT and, later, from Princeton University in 1952. Following his service as an engineering officer in the U.S. Navy for two years, he joined Phelps Dodge Corp., where he rose to leadership positions that took him to Pittsburgh, PA; Rochester, NY; Fort Wayne, IN; and New York, NY. 

In 1977, Bob became president of National Musical String in New Brunswick, NJ, a division of Kaman Corp. that eventually was renamed Kaman Musical String and relocated to Bloomfield, CT. After that, he served for more than 10 years as an executive with several printing companies in the greater Hartford area. Upon retirement, Bob provided his business expertise to different non-profit groups as a consultant with the National Executive Service Corps. 

Over the years, he also was active in many Suffield organizations, including serving on the town's Ethics Commission and as president of the former Calvary Episcopal Church Pre-School, as well as being a member of the local Rotary Club where he was a recipient of its prestigious Paul Harris Award. 

However, it was Bob's involvement with the monthly Suffield Observer newspaper where he made some of his most significant contributions, helping transform it into a vibrant chronicle of the community that was strongly supported by local advertisers. In addition to being the publication's chairman for several years, he regularly compiled a popular "Food for Thought" column – all of which led to the newspaper creating a scholarship in his name in 2015 to be given annually to a college-bound senior who resides in Suffield. 

An avid sportsman who particularly enjoyed playing tennis, squash and platform tennis, Bob is survived by Margery, his loving wife of 60 years; his daughter, Lisa Johnson (Bruce) of Tampa, FL; two sons, Robert O.Y. Warren IV (Alice) of Trumbull, CT and Joseph W.C. Warren (Sarah Neimeyer) of Washington, D.C.; and seven grandchildren who brought him great joy; as well as two brothers, Dr. W. Stuart Warren and David B. Warren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, at Old St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 59 Tariffville Road, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Suffield Emergency Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078, or The Robert O.Y. Warren III Scholarship, c/o the Suffield Observer, P.O. Box 424, Suffield, CT 06078.

James C. Davis
April 7, 1931 - October 26, 2016

Dr. James C. Davis, 85, of Philadelphia passed away peacefully on October 26, 2016. Known to family and friends as Jim, he was born on April 7, 1931 in Orange, New Jersey to William Faber Davis and Mary Pennypacker Davis. He is survived by his brother Bill, son David and wife Susan, son Daniel and wife Yvonne and daughter Miriam and husband John and six grandchildren, Nathan, Kevin, Leah, Lauren, Kristen and Gabriel.

Jim obtained a BA in English from Princeton University where he was a reporter for the Daily Princetonian. While serving in the military in Italy he was once again a reporter and now also an editor for the army’s local paper. He developed a keen interest in Italy’s history as he fell in love with the country and its people, and especially a local, Elda, who became his wife. They soon married, and the two made their home in the US where Jim went on to earn his PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University. He later became a professor of European history at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught for 34 years.

Jim thought the world is a better place with lots of trees and flowers. He would pick up acorns and keep them in his coat pockets along with wildflower seeds and sow them in empty spaces.

In later years, Jim took a class and began to paint, mostly watercolors and acrylics of special spots in the hamlets surrounding his wife’s childhood home. Wanting to foster artistic interest in his grandchildren, he gathered old paint, scraps of wooden boards and painted old canvasses blank and then invited his family to a Jackson Pollack-inspired paint party. In Jim’s backyard, the family splashed and splattered paint and created their own masterpieces, later displayed in a gallery at the University of Pennsylvania and in their own homes.

An avid reader and lover of words, Jim penned several books, both academic and non-scholarly, including his own memoirs and a concise history of the world. Jim was always passionate about politics, an advocate for equality, and an ardent painter but most of all, he was known by all to be a kind, humble and gentle soul.

In lieu of flowers, Jim would have suggested contributions to Mental Health Association of Southeastern, Pennsylvania (ATTN: Donation Coordinator, 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th floor,Philadelphia,PA19107) or Alzheimer’s Association (8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102).

Edmond A. B. Garesche, III
February 20, 1930 - September 18, 2016

Edmond A.B. Garesche, III passed away peacefully at his home in St. Louis surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the age of 86.  Beloved husband for 64 years of Diane Raith Garesche; loving father of Diane Garesche Reed, Christy Garesche (Marc Boguslaw) and Laurie Garesche Clithero (Michael); dear Grandfather of five and step-grand-father of four; dear brother of the late Inez Garesche Bender.

Ed was a native St. Louisan and most recently a resident of Naples, FL. After graduating from St. Louis Country Day School in 1948 and Princeton University in 1952, Ed went on to complete his first year of law school at St. Louis University. He then began a life long career in the insurance industry before retiring as President of Safety National Insurance Company at age 65.

Thoughout his life, he pursued his passions of golfing, boating and flying. As you soar off to the Heavens, please waggle your wings at us. Our love for you will never die.

Service: A Memorial Service will be conducted at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Ladue, 110 North Warson Rd. at Ladue Rd. on Thursday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. A reception in the Church Undercroft will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the American Cancer's Society or to the charity of one's choice . 

William Arthur Seavey
August 28, 1930 - September 21, 2016

William Seavey, Napa Valley vineyardist, vintner, lawyer, and educator, passed away at his St. Helena home on September 21st surrounded by his children and the hills he loved.
Bill was born to Arthur and Dorothy Seavey in Los Angeles on August 28, 1930. As a young boy, he delivered newspapers on his bicycle to his LA neighborhood, and during World War II served as a neighborhood messenger, running from house to house to announce blackouts. In his youth, he developed a life-long passion for swimming in the Pacific Ocean and other cold bodies of water around the world.  
He attended public high school in Coronado, CA, graduated from Princeton University in 1952, and then went on to Harvard Law School where he met his future wife, Mary van Beuren, a junior at Radcliffe College. An accomplished jazz pianist, he wooed Mary by playing Cole Porter in the living room of her college rooming house as he waited for her to descend for their dates. Marrying in 1955, their life together spanned 53 years before Mary’s death in 2008.
The first half of Bill’s life was dedicated to public service, the law, and education. After spending a year in Switzerland studying at the University of Geneva, the couple moved to Bill’s hometown of Coronado where he served as Councilman and then Mayor, and also Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1965, he returned to Switzerland for two more years. There his family grew to five children and he completed a doctorate in international studies and climbed Mont Blanc. The family then relocated to Piedmont, CA where for seven years Bill was a lecturer in international law and economics, and Assistant to the President at Mills College. 
Following Mills, Bill returned to the law once again practicing in San Francisco with an emphasis on international matters. He represented a number of French wine interests as well as an art forgery case involving Joan Miró and a French art gallery. He also served as a founding director and for many years Secretary of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, President of the Alliance Française, President of the English Speaking Union, and a long-time member of the board of directors of the French American International School.
One year before his 50th birthday, Bill and Mary decided to purchase a remarkable parcel of land at the base of Howell Mountain near Lake Hennessey, acreage rich in viticultural and winemaking history. They founded Seavey Vineyard in 1981, and the second half of their lives was devoted to stewarding this land. The couple set out to replant south-facing vineyard blocks first planted to grapes in the 1870s and then abandoned with Prohibition. They restored an 1881 stone barn as a winery and barrel-aging cellar, and in 1990 began making wine from their own estate-grown grapes.
Bill was convinced that excellent wines could be made from the property’s steep hillside fruit and he patiently persevered in producing an age-worthy Bordeaux-style Cab that has come to be held in high acclaim. He immersed himself in every detail of viticulture and winemaking with a hands-on approach, laying out new vineyard blocks, tending the vines, constructing a larger tank room and cave, making harvesting decisions, and directing blending. After a day’s work, he loved to close his days with a walk in the hills with the dogs, a dip in the pool, and family dinner accompanied by Seavey wine.
Suited up for a bike ride to Lake Hennessey or a jaunt on his ATV, Bill was a daily visitor to the tasting room until a couple years ago. He could often be heard remarking "I’ve never bought a grape,” his characteristically understated way of reminding us all that not many old-school Napa Valley vineyard/wineries remain.
While he strongly encouraged his children to pursue their own paths, Bill harbored a hope that Seavey Vineyard would remain a family-owned winery for generations to come. His vision became a reality: all of his children are active on the land, and currently three of them serve as managing directors of Seavey while one of his granddaughters assists with branding and marketing.
Bill leaves behind his five children (Dorie, Art, Will, Fred and Charley), two granddaughters (Sarah and Annie Jefferson), and two grandsons (Jason and Cole Seavey).
The family would like to thank Diana, Jenny, Jose, Maira, Max, Robert, and Trini for their unparalleled caregiving, warmth, and love.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Land Trust of Napa County. Details about a memorial service will be shared at a later date.

Trueman Million Martin
December 21, 1930 - June 26, 2016

Trueman "Ted” Martin, 85, of Fountain Hills, AZ went to be with his Savior on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Ted was born in El Dorado, Ark. to Trueman and Helen Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Gwen; sons, Tad, Jonathan (daughter in law Janie) and Philip; daughters, Karin and Amy Aker (son-in-law Chip). Ted and Gwen have six grandchildren, Darragh Scott (Kaimi), Dannah Yamamoto, (Dylan) Daylon Martin (all from Oregon), and Will, Seth and Sam Aker from Fountain Hills. Darragh and Kaimi Scott, of Oregon, presented Ted and Gwen with an Arizona great-granddaughter, Myka, during a family reunion here in Fountain Hills at Thanksgiving time. Two of his three sisters are still living, Shirley Garison of El Dorado, Ark., and Marilyn Stutts of Dallas, Texas. A third sister, Patty Lou Dillaha of Little Rock, Ark. pre-deceased him.

Ted graduated from El Dorado High School and from Princeton University with a degree in general engineering. He received an MDiv and then a Th.D from Dallas Theological Seminary as he sought to be available to help others come to faith in Christ as God had called him to do.

He was a vital part of the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for 56 years, beginning the Institute of Biblical Studies for the staff. He taught and had administrative responsibilities at Cruʼs International School of Theology in Southern California for 23 years--often going overseas to teach as well.

Ted was interested in many things. Chiefly, he cared about connecting others with a personal faith in Christ. He and Gwen moved to Fountain Hills in 2009 from the mountains of southern California in order to be near one set of children and grandchildren. He enjoyed every moment at football games (the Marching Band was the chief attraction – Will, Seth and Sam played the tuba) and the Community Band and other concerts. He had many interests, enjoying bird watching, hiking, fly fishing, back packing--interests which the entire family shared, and which built a strong family bond.

His family will miss him every day. and each one is looking forward to seeing him again when their life is over. He will be buried in Sheridan, Wyo. and a memorial service will be held in Crestline, Calif. on July 30. Memorial gifts may be sent to Cru, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862, with a separate note designating "In memory of Ted Martin, ILA account 2295033.

Howard Smith
August 2, 1930 - January 28, 2016

SMITH--Howard, passed away on January 28, 2016 at the age of 85. Devoted husband of the late Reverend Elsie Smith, beloved father of Jean Smith (and Rodnie Nelson), Howard Smith, Jr. (and Pamela Hakim) and Lilla Smith (and Dale Goncher). Proud grandfather of Christopher, Hannah and Natalie. 

A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, he graduated from Choate and Princeton University. After service in the U.S. Army, he joined Virginia Dare Extract Co., a manufacturer of flavors which was founded by his grandfather. In 1961 he became President of Virginia Dare and retired as Chairman in 2009. Smith had a deep interest in the delivery of health care services in Brooklyn. He joined the Board of Lutheran Medical Center, now NYU Lutheran Medical Center, in 1963 and was elected chairman in 1966. 

Among many significant accomplishments, he spearheaded the move and expansion of Lutheran Medical Center to a converted factory building and facilitated the creation of the Sunset Park Family Health Center, which grew into one of the largest community health centers in the country. Under the aegis of LMC, he managed the creation of Shore Hill, a rent subsidized apartment complex for senior citizens and later Harbor Hill, another facility for the elderly. He oversaw the development of Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation adjacent to Lutheran Medical Center and established Health Plus PHSP, provider of community based health and medical services. In 2004 he retired as Chairman after more than 41 years of leadership. In 1976 he joined the Board of the United Hospital Fund of New York, the nation's oldest federated charity, and served as chair for nearly two decades. He was a member and past chairman of the boards of the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library Foundation and past vice chairman of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Smith was a director of the Dime Savings Bank of New York until its merger with Washington Mutual in 2002. He is a past director and past president of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States and a past director of the International Food Industry Suppliers Association. Additionally, he organized and served as the chairman of the United Lutheran Appeal for six years and was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for over 75 years. A true visionary who embodied the ideals of civic involvement and volunteer service, he made a lasting impact on his community and will be missed by all he touched. 

Visiting Tuesday, February 2, 4:00-8:00pm at Clavin Funeral Home, 7722 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn. Funeral Service Wednesday, February 3, 10:00am at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lutheran Augustana Center, 5434 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 or United Hospital Fund, 1411 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Robert A. Engle
April 24, 1930 - July 27, 2013

Robert A. Engle, 83, of Absecon, NJ, formerly of Beach Haven and Ewing Township, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  

Bob served as an F-89 pilot in the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the US Air Force Air Defense Command.  After being honorably discharged, he began his career with the NJ Department of Transportation. He retired in 1982 after 25 years of service.  Bob enjoyed his retirement and more recently appreciated the time he spent with the Absecon Senior Group.  Bob was a member of St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church in Galloway and was formerly a member of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Beach Haven.

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Engle (nee Bellis) and grandson, Jeffrey Adams.  He is survived by children, Deborah (Albert) Adams, William Engle, Robert Engle, Charles (Paula) Engle and Susan (Paul) Sharkey; also surviving are his grandchildren, Stephanie Adams and Sharon (Thomas) Schuler, Pamela, Eric and Megal Sharkey, Jake, Kelly and Grace Engle.  A memorial service will be held at St. Mark and All Saints Episcopal Church, 429 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ, on Thursday, August 1, 2016, at 1 p.m.  Interment will be at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church.  Arrangements under the direction of Parsels Funeral Home, Absecon.  For online condolences, please visit 

Robert Paul Zabel
July 20, 1928 - May 25, 2016

Robert P. "Bob" Zabel, Sr., passed away at his home on May 25, 2016. Bob was the only child of the late Paul and Ethel Zabel who deeply loved and were very proud of their son. Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years and love of his life, Joan Cohee Zabel; their three children: Nancy (Simon - Princeton '80) Sidamon-Eristoff (Princeton '81), Susan (Russell) Brandstetter, and Robert Jr., (Meggan); and eight grandchildren. 

Bob was born in Abington, PA, on July 20, 1928. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1946, were he was an All-American swimmer. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Marines. In 1952, he graduated from Princeton University. That year in Philadelphia, he began a 36 year career at the advertising agency N.W. Ayer, America's first advertising agency. After managing accounts such as AT&T, John Deere, and DuPont, Bob became Head of the Ayer Chicago Office in 1969. In 1973, he became President of Ayer and later Chairman and CEO of the Midwest Region of Ayer. 

Bob retired in 1988, to as he said quickly "fail retirement" and return to work as the Executive Vice President/Head of the Midwest for the Advertising Council. Bob has served as President of The Hadley Institute for the Blind and a Trustee for over 30 years, President of Kenilworth Union Church, President of Indian Hill Country Club, President of the Ocean Club of Florida, and President of the Princeton Club of Chicago. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 3:00 pm, at Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth, IL 60043, with a Reception at Indian Hill Club, Winnetka, IL, to follow. Info: or (847)675-1990.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 700 Elm St., Winnetka, Il. 60093,

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from May28 to June2,2016

Bruce Warren Johnson
November 6, 1930 - March 18, 2016

Bruce Warren Johnson, 85, died on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Cape Cod Hospital where he had been surrounded by family and friends. The cause of death was complications from cancer.

Bruce was born near Columbus, OH on Nov. 6, 1930, the son of Leroy and Margaret Johnson. From childhood he was exposed to the world of ideas, current events, and the arts by his talented parents. In a family memoir he described meeting people such as James Thurber and Carl Sandberg at the family dinner table.

He was a graduate of Columbus Academy, Princeton University '52 and the Harvard Business School '58. In the years between college and graduate school Bruce served in the U.S. Navy. As a young lieutenant he was stationed in the Philippines as second in command to the building of the U.S. Naval Magazine at Subic Bay involving over 5000 Navy personnel. At that time this activity was described as the largest earth moving project since the building of the Suez Canal. He often said it was this experience rather than his grades at Princeton that led to his acceptance at Harvard.

Bruce enjoyed a career in marketing and sales management with a concentration in the wine and beverage sector holding executive positions at the Heublein Corporation, United Vintners, Sterling Vineyards and Vineyard Brands. He also worked in the advertising industry as an executive vice president for Della Femina and Partners. His career blended well with a life long love of travel, fine wines, and food.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 39 years Denise Thorne Johnson, their son Nicholas of Boston, and three children from his first marriage: Sarah Marcum, Waco, TX; Bruce Johnson and his wife Olga of Dallas, TX; Meg Maloney and her husband Tom of Alamo, CA. He also had six grandchildren: Jackson, Charlie and Mia Maloney, Meg and Meredith Marcum and Natalia and Jasper Johnson.

As a young boy, Bruce summered at the family home in West Barnstable, a tradition that would continue throughout his life. In 2001, he and Denise bought their own home in Hyannis Port where they lived full time for the last five years and very recently moved to Centerville.

Bruce loved music and sang in choral groups for most of his life. Even though his singing skills were impaired in recent years he gave a memorable rendition of "September Song" at his 85th birthday party that brought tears to most of the guests.

Bruce will be remembered as a person of consummate grace, kindness and intellectual curiosity. He rejoiced in the telling of stories and exchange of ideas with friends, old and new. His willingness to engage in new enterprises included going to Slidell, LA after Hurricane Katrina to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. At 78, the oldest member of the building team from St. Mary's Parish. He also co-wrote a best selling guide "Secrets of The Wine Diva" with his dear friend Christine Ansbacher.

He was intensely devoted to, and proud of, his children and grandchildren despite his reputation for forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, and phone calls.

Bruce was an avid golf and tennis player, a member of the Hyannisport Club, the Cape Cod Men's Club, and the Harvard Club of Cape Cod. He was an active participant at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Barnstable where he was a member of the Music Committee.

A service in celebration of Bruce's life will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at St Mary's. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St Mary's Garden Fund, P.O. Box 395, Barnstable, MA. 02630.

Harold H. Saunders
December 27, 1930 - March 6, 2016

Harold H. Saunders, Assistant Secretary of State in the Carter administration and the recently retired Director of International Affairs at the Kettering Foundation, who spent more than 20 years in high foreign policy positions in the United States government, died on March 6, 2016, at his home.  He was 85.  The cause of death was prostate cancer.
          "Hal Saunders served with distinction under six U.S. presidents and was a significant figure in America’s international affairs for more than 50 years.   We were fortunate to have had his good counsel for much of that time,” David Mathews, Kettering Foundation president, said.   "In addition, we will remember his interest in young people.  He reached out to college students and built a network devoted to sustained dialogue, one of the primary themes of his work in recent years.” 
        "He tackled some of the greatest challenges of our times —  protracted conflict, destructive relationships, weak governance, dysfunctional democracy and the need for a new world view,” Dr. Mathews continued.
         After serving as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant and in the Central Intelligence Agency, Saunders joined the National Security Council staff in 1961 and served through the Johnson and Nixon administrations as the council’s Mideast expert, a period that saw the Six-Day War of June 1967, the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Kissinger shuttles.  He was appointed deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs in 1974, director of intelligence and research in 1975, and was appointed by President Carter to be assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs in 1978.
         During his tenure as assistant secretary, Saunders was a principal architect of the Camp David Accords and the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. In the early morning hours of November 4, 1979, a call was patched through to his home from Tehran, and over the next two hours he listened to the overrun of the American Embassy. For the next 444 days, Saunders worked tirelessly to free the American hostages, culminating in their release on January 20, 1981.
[Photo at right, provided by Carol Saunders, is signed "To Hal - With thanks for helping make our freedom possible.  Bruce Laingen, Algiers airport, January 20, 1981]
          For his contributions to American diplomacy, Saunders received the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Service, the government’s highest award for civilian career officials, and the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. After leaving government service in 1981, he was associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution for 10 years before joining the Kettering Foundation as director of international Affairs.  In 1981, he also became U.S. co-chair of the Task Force on Regional Conflicts for the Dartmouth Conference, the longest continuous dialogue between American and Soviet now Russian citizens.

         Harold H. Saunders was born in Philadelphia on December 27, 1930, and graduated from Germantown Academy there.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in English and American Civilization and received a doctorate in American Studies from Yale University in 1956.  He was president of his class at Princeton, later served on the Board of Trustees at Princeton and received the Class of 1952’s "Excellence in Career” award.
         Over the past 35 years, Dr. Saunders developed and practiced the process of Sustained Dialogue, which he described as a "five-stage public peace process” to transform racial and ethnic conflicts.   He was the author of four books, co-author of another and co-editor of still another, all dealing with issues of international peace.
          In 1999 he wrote A Public Peace Process: Sustained Dialogue to Transform Racial and Ethnic Conflict.  That experience led to his founding the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue (now the Sustained Dialogue Institute), which he served as chairman and president until his retirement on December 31, 2015. He is also the author of The Other Walls: The Arab-Israeli Peace Process in a Global Perspective (1985), Politics Is about Relationship: A Blueprint for the Citizens’ Century (2005), and Sustained Dialogue in Conflicts: Transformation and Change (2011).
         Through IISD/SDI he moderated dialogues among citizens outside government, from the civil war in Tajikistan to deep tensions among Arabs, Europeans, and Americans and all factions in Iraq.  More recently, he had been collaborating with established organizations in the U.S., South Africa, Israel and the Americas to embed sustained dialogue in their programs.
         Dr. Saunders was the recipient of many awards.  From Germantown  Academy, he received its first Distinguished Achievement Award in 2002.  He was given Search for Common Ground’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy in 2010.
         He served on the board for the Hollings Center, the executive committee of the Institute for East-West Security Studies and on the boards of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Internews,  and Partners for Democratic Change and had been a member of the International Negotiation Network at the Carter Presidential Center.  He served on the governing council of the International Society of Political Psychology, which presented him the 1999 Nevitt Sanford Award for "distinguished professional contributions to political psychology.” 
         He taught international relationships and conflict resolution at George Mason University and at Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.   He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.He was awarded honorary degrees of doctor of letters by New England College, doctor of international relations by Dickinson College, doctor of humane letters by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and doctor of arts, letters, and Humanities by Susquehanna University.  He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and had participated in a Roman Catholic-Reformed Churches dialogue.
          Dr. Saunders’ first wife, the former Barbara McGarrigle, died in 1973. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carol Jones Cruse Saunders, a son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Robin Stafford, daughter Catherine, a step-daughter, Caryn Hoadley, and her husband, Brad Wetstone, three grandchildren and two step-grandsons. 
        Burial is private.  A memorial service will be held at a future date. 
        In his memory, contributions may be made to his Sustained Dialogue Institute, 444 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20001-1512. [The foregoing was provided by his widow, Carol.]   
        The service was very well done and well-attended/  Aman, McLean, Loper, Lumsden, Crlucci, Ely, and Brodsky represented the Class.  Carol as you would expect organized a fabulous service and reception. Friends and ex-State Department personnel spoke glowingly of Hal, plus the children added their comments.  Roger took this picture outside which included Quincey Lumsden, Roger McLean, Put Brodsky, Frank Carlucci, George Aman, Barry Loper, and Mike Ely. Phyllis was in attendance but did not wear a jacket. Someone saw Jerry Canter at the back and may have left early. Barbara Coe came, also. Steve and Malehorn were not there.  These two letters were read at Hal’s Memorial and these are the copies that Carol had at the reception where she had many things about Hal - copies of his books, other memorabilia.  Carol gave me the copies that were on display to pass on to you for posting on the website.



Mar 7 2016
It is with heavy hearts that all of us at the Sustained Dialogue Institute mourn the death of Harold ‘Hal’ Saunders, our founder, mentor and friend. We unite in honoring a peacemaker whose exemplary life fully expressed the values and ideals of Sustained Dialogue, to which he was so dedicated.

We offer our deepest and most profound condolences to Hal’s wife Carol, his children, and the rest of their families.

Hal’s inspiring global leadership and pursuit of peace and dialogue was always an expression of the best manifestations of statecraft at the highest levels. Through his work in the Middle East, in Russia and elsewhere around the world, in his writing and his promotion of Sustained Dialogue in campuses, and through many other initiatives, he created countless opportunities to make a more peaceful world. But all who knew him were always struck by his matching humility, sincerity, openness and quiet faith. Hal’s was a life lived according to his vision.

Hal dedicated much of his life to government, serving under Presidents Eisenhower,Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter, and working on the Kissinger shuttle agreements, the Camp David accords and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty as Assistant Secretary for the Near East and South Asia. After leaving government work, Hal continued to live his dedication to peace processes, leading dialogues betweenSoviets and Americans; Israelis and Palestinians; Indians, Pakistanis, and Kashmiris; Americans and Chinese. It was through all of these dialogues that Hal conceptualized the foundations of the Sustained Dialogue process that has impacted so many of our lives.

In 1999, Hal’s passion for dialogue grew to include campus-based work. He collaborated with students at Princeton University, his beloved alma mater, as they worked together to transform his SD process into the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. Hal was deeply committed to advancing this work on college campuses throughout the United States and the world, and served as an inspiration for generation after generation of college students. Hal served as the President of the Sustained Dialogue Institute from its founding until 2013, and remained the Chair of the Board through 2015.

The honorable legacy and example that Hal leaves behind offers us and our world an inspiration and a challenge. His life reminds us that it is possible to create a better and more peaceful world through dialogue, whether between individuals, communities or nations. The many examples that surround us remind us of the ways he enriched the lives of all who have had the privilege to be associated with him.

These past few months several people compiled their remembrances of how Hal’s work has impacted their lives, which we published in a book,Letters To Our Mentor, and sent to him for his 85th birthday.If you would like to share your memories of Hal, we encourage you to do so here.In addition, please look out for an announcement in the coming months, as we are creating other ways to explore Hal's work and paradigm for those outside of campus contexts. To further support Hal’s vision and dedication to a world built on the power of relationships and sustained dialogues, you can give in his honor here.

Hal inspired each of us to make a positive impact in our communities. He often said, "I believe we have the skills to change the world.” It is with deepest gratitude and heartfelt sadness that we continue the work of upholding this vision of our mentor and friend, Hal Saunders.

We will share more news about memorial plans as they become available. Messages of condolence for the family can be sent to the Sustained Dialogue Institute, 444 N Capitol St NW, Suite 434, Washington, DC, 20001, or here.

Following is the tribute from DACOR [Diplomatic and consular Officers, Retired, Inc.]


Walter Willson Craigie
April 30, 1931 - March 3, 2016

CRAIGIE, Walter Willson, 84, of Richmond, died peacefully March 3, 2016. An accomplished investment banker, public servant and civic leader, he lived his life as a true steward, working tirelessly sharing his time and talent with family, friends, and the communities of which he was a part. 

Born in Richmond, he was the son of the late Walter Williams Craigie and Helen Walker Craigie. He also was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, J. Carter Walker and Harry Hurt Walker; his paternal grandparents, Frank J. Craigie Jr. and Mary Hopper Williams Craigie; and his sister, Harriet Craigie van Houten. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 59 years, Berenice "Beese" Dennison Craigie; his children, Anne (Mark) O'Hearne and Frances (Tom) Fitzgerald, who were his pride and joy; his dear grandchildren, Thomas O'Hearne, Marjorie O'Hearne, Emily Fitzgerald, Bridget Fitzgerald and Mallory Fitzgerald; his devoted brother, Carter (Kay) Craigie; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Walter was a proud graduate of the Woodberry Forest School (Orange, Va.), founded by his great-grandfather, Captain Robert Stringfellow Walker, and also Princeton University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War (retiring as Captain), and afterwards earned his master's of business administration from Harvard Business School, during which time he met his wife, Beese. He and Beese settled in Richmond, and he began his investment banking career at F.W. Craigie & Co., a municipal investment firm founded by his father and his uncle. In 1970, he left to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia as State Treasurer under Governor Linwood Holton and in 1972, as the first Secretary of Finance, serving until 1973. In these few years, he made significant contributions to the Commonwealth. Highlights include issuing bonds for the first time for Virginia state colleges and universities to fund infrastructure needs; overhauling the Virginia Supplemental Retirement System, which doubled its earnings and improved benefits to retirees without raising taxes; and the creation and expansion of the Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Housing Development Authority, and Virginia Education Loan Authority. 

In 1973, Walter returned to the private sector to work for Wheat First Securities, and later for Morgan Keegan & Company, but the Commonwealth continued to benefit from his municipal underwriting experience. For example, he used federal funds for the first time to finance municipal projects such as the widening of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike from 1974 to 1978 and the I-295 bypass of Richmond and Petersburg in 1980. During the 1980s, he worked to create the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Rail Transit Authority, and was instrumental in raising funds for the Dulles Access Road. Walter served for over 40 years as an advisor on state government finances and budgets under 10 governors: Governors Holton, Godwin, Dalton, Robb, Baliles, Wilder, Allen, Gilmore, Warner and Kaine. In 1982, under Governor Chuck Robb, he helped create and subsequently served on the Virginia Debt Capacity Advisory Committee until 2010. 

Outside of his professional accomplishments, his care for his community was shown through his relationship with many charitable organizations. He remained committed to his family school, Woodberry Forest School, offering his time and expertise over several decades as an innovative chairman of the board of trustees, and a dedicated trustee emeritus. He also served as a trustee for Collegiate School, where Beese taught and his daughters attended, and for Randolph-Macon College, his great-grandfather's alma mater, which awarded him the doctor of laws degree in 2008. Numerous other nonprofit organizations also benefited from his financial/investment expertise. In particular, he was a past president and trustee emeritus of St. John's Church Foundation, which is dedicated to the historical preservation of the St. John's Church, where his paternal great-grandparents attended services, and which has a stained glass window in memory of his great-grandmother, Annie Willson Craigie. He was also a trustee emeritus of The Montpelier Foundation, where he secured numerous Virginia state grants for the preservation of the Montpelier mansion. Other institutions include MCV Foundation, the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Union University and the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation. 

The family extends its profound gratitude to the entire staff at Westminster Canterbury Healthcare Third Floor Unit. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery will be private. A further memorial service will be held at Woodberry Forest School at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Woodberry Forest School, 402 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Va. 22989 or to St. John's Church Foundation, 2319 East Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23223.

Frank Augustus Sparrow
April 18, 1930 - February 20, 2016

I'm the secretary for the Class of '59 and I write with news of one of your more illustrious classmates, Frank Sparrow.  Sadly, I convey the news that Frank died on 20 February 2016.  I received this information from my classmate, great friend, and fellow Tiger Inn clubmate, Fred Pownall, who is married to Frank Sparrow's cousin, Susie Sparrow Pownall.

Although the news of Frank's passing is sad, Fred called also to relate some recollections of Frank that you may find worthy of publication!  Frank, having joined Tiger Inn, left Princeton sometime prior to graduation and entered the U.S. Air Force, flying fighter jet combat missions in Korea.  He left active duty after four or five years and returned to Princeton.  While there he continued to drill with the Air Force Reserve out of McGuire AFB on weekends, and it was in this capacity that he made his mark on Princeton.  He was known to "buzz" Palmer Stadium during football games ("there goes Sparrow"), and on one occasion flew in over Tiger Inn while a volley ball game was going on behind the club.  He came in "at chimney level" according to one of the participants, who all prostrated themselves on the ground as he screamed over, then rose to their feet cheering and waving as he disappeared over the treetops.

Fred wasn't sure whether Frank graduated from Princeton, but he completed all necessary courses for medical school which he completed, becoming the school physician at Choate, then practicing in Vermont.

Frank had a heart transplant at age 73 which apparently had run its course by age 86 when he recently died.

                                                                                                                                                                 JAY M. SIEGEL ‘59

David Kellogg Siegel
MApril 25, 1930 - January 23, 2016

Born April 25, 1930 in Providence, RI, David’s family moved to Mentor when he was very young. He grew up at Wood-Norton, which is now the Newell Creek development. His boyhood was marked by the beauty of nature, the discipline of farming, and the joy of good friendships.  David passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Kemper House in Mentor.

He was a graduate of Mentor High School, Class of 1948, Princeton University, Class of 1952, and Cleveland Marshall School of Law, where he received a J.D. in 1965. In between college and law school, he served in the Army Signal Corps from 1952-1954, during the Korean Conflict and earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He was a member of the Lake County Bar Association, Painesville Rotary, the Painesville Gyro Club, and a social member of Madison Country Club. Due to his love of history and culture, David and his wife, Julie, traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico, Canada, and to 49 of the United States – the latter on family trips in several generations of station wagons. He helped captain two fundraising campaigns for the expansion of Morley Library. He loved music, particularly when it incorporated a large-rank pipe organ. He was a fan of the Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, and a devout listener of WCLV.

David served as President of the Board of Directors for Lake Health Foundation and Western Reserve Counseling Services. He also served on the boards of Lake Erie College and Special Transportation Services, a forerunner of Laketran, and on the Vestry of St. James Church in Painesville, where he was a member since his childhood and where he met his bride.

David worked in Human Resources at Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ and Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company; in Management Development and Executive Search at Ernst and Ernst and was Vice President of Human Resources at Lake County National Bank. He later opened his own business, D. K. Siegel & Associates, which provided management consulting services.

He is survived by wife of 62 years, Julie Smith Siegel, of Willoughby; children, Libby (Tom) Hill, Kate (Ken) Olena, and John (Gail) Siegel; grandchildren, Jim (Sarah) Hill, Rob Hill, Will (Jessica) Olena, and Charlotte Olena; great-grandchildren, David and Ella Hill; sister-in-law, Ann Siegel Kitchen; niece, April Siegel Green and nephew, Raymond Siegel III.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond, Sr. and Esther Siegel and his brother Raymond Siegel, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations to the St. James Episcopal Church Foundation for the Soup to Service Campaign, 131 North State Street, Painesville, OH 44077.

James Douglas Sparkman
May 9, 1926 - January 17, 2016

On January 17, 2016 Jim Sparkman passed away peacefully in his bed surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 86 years old. 

James Douglas Sparkman, Jr. was born May 9, 1929 in New Rochelle, NY. He grew up in an historic family home and attended local schools in New Rochelle followed by the Gilman School and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Jim was a member of the Naval ROTC, the Cap & Gown Club and the Varsity Track Team where he was a recipient of the Keene Fitzpatrick Award his senior year. During his college years and beyond, he was also active in yacht racing, crewing in the Vallarta and Bermuda Races among others. 

Upon graduating from Princeton in 1952 with a degree in economics, he enlisted in the US Navy. He served as a Lieutenant JG aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Melvin R. Nawman assigned to the Atlantic Station Squadron until 1955. Following his time in the Navy, Jim briefly worked in California and on Wall Street before commencing a decade-long career in the liquor and spirits business with Schenley, Grant's and Peter Heering. During this time, he moved frequently within the United States, but was particularly fond of his time in Miami where he sailed at the Coral Reef Yacht Club, enjoyed trips to the Caribbean and met a lifelong group of friends. 

In 1968, while living in New York City, Jim purchased a vacation property in Manchester. He would move there permanently two years later and call it home for the next 45 years. While in Manchester, he founded Manchester Country Properties, a real estate firm that would be his principal business occupation for the next four decades. In the later half of his real estate career, however, Jim turned his primary attention and efforts to Manchester town planning and responsible development issues. He was acknowledged by the Giraffe Hero's Project in 1996 for "sticking his neck out" as a "development watchdog" in Manchester. 

In Vermont, he loved skiing at Bromley and renewed his love of running through long-distance road racing. Running competitively from his 40s through his 70s, he became a nationally ranked runner in his age group in the 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon distances. In the 1979 New York City Marathon, he was awarded 3rd place among men 50-54 with a time of 2:53:03. He found easy contentment in his adopted home of Manchester and the simple pleasures of life - his dogs & cats, sports, sunshine, and the Vermont Mountains. He loved a great meal and never passed on an opportunity for dessert. Ice cream was a routinely messy and always relished affair. Eternally youthful, he loved to laugh and tease. His quick smile and wicked sense of humor were ever-present. Emails and letters were peppered with hilarious quotes and jabs, mostly at the expense of himself. Gifts, gags and funny stories trailed him and his wide range of friends. He was enormously proud of his extended family and took a supportive interest in them until his final days. 

He is survived by a family he loved dearly: brother, Nick; son, Jamie, daughter-in-law, Jill, and granddaughter, Tabitha; nephew, Palmer; nieces, Anne, Robin & Pam; grandnieces & nephews, Jack, Henry, Brooke, Lucy, Charlotte, Victoria, Savanna & Brett. SERVICES: A memorial service is planned for 11a.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 at Trinity Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, NY where Jim will join his Huguenot ancestors, his parents, Jim & Kathleen and brother, Palmer in the family cemetery. A reception at the Larchmont Yacht Club is to follow.

Published in The Manchester Journal from Jan.22 to Feb.12,2016

With son Jamie        


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