Gift from his
classmates and friends
Deaths of members of the Class of 1952 and their wives, depending on the understood wishes of the survivor, are reported to classmates by 52Net email. For the formal memorials, which are limited to 200 words, published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly since 1994, go to the PAW online and click on Memorials, by class or by name. Since 2002 full obituaries and memorial tributes have been posted on the Class website by year of death. With the launch of this updated website, we welcome recent photographs as well as personal tributes.
The Class of 1952 Memorial Book Fund, launched in 1960 with a gift of $2000 from the Class Treasury, provides funds to buy ten books for the University Library in memory of each deceased classmate. Each has the bookplate and inscription shown at right, and the University Librarian writes the next of kin that the Class of 1952 has made the donation.
Donavin Baumgartner. April 3, 2017
Georgee Eades "Jerry" Bentley, Jr., August 31, 2017
George Murray Brantz, May 12, 2017
George E. P. Buxton, May 5, 2017
Jerome Wolf Canter, May 23, 2017
John David Herbert, March 27, 2017
Robert Alexander Johnston, Jr., May 31, 2017
George C. Kline, Sr., June 9, 2017
Donald Malehorn, March 16, 2017
Benjamin Allston Moore, Jr., February 18, 2017
John Alexander McGhie, January 17, 2017
Kenneth Negus, January 20, 2017
Geoffrey Nunes, September 10, 2017
William Lee Pritchard, February 25, 2017
Ben Hines Sparkman, January 12, 2017
Samuel Hopper Tucker, April 7, 2017
Roger Allan Wilson, July 10, 2017
George Eades "jerry" Bentley, Jr.
August 23, 1930 - August 31, 2017
Obituary for the Royal Society of Canada
Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, distinguished
Blake scholar, globe-trotting academic and raconteur extraordinaire, Jerry
Bentley died on 31 August 2017 at the age of 87. Jerry was born in 1930 in
Chicago to Gerald Eades Bentley and Esther Greenwood Felt. He received a B.A.
from Princeton in 1952, and a B.Litt. (1954) and D.Phil. (1956) from Oxford
University, writing all three of his theses on William Blake. In 1956 Jerry
became an English instructor at the University of Chicago and in 1960 moved to
the University of Toronto, where he remained for the rest of his career,
retiring as an emeritus professor of English in 1996. He continued his
research, scholarly writing and publishing until the month he died.
He married Elizabeth Budd in 1952 and they had two daughters, Sarah ‘80
and Julia ‘81. Beth was an active contributor to Jerry's research, a force
majeure in organizing memorable dinner parties for faculty and graduate
students, and a co-conspirator in planning academic travels and whimsical
adventures around the world. Jerry was a Fulbright lecturer at the Université
d’Algers in Algeria in 1967–1968, the University of Poona in India, 1975–1976,
and Fudan University in China in 1982–1983. He was a visiting professor at the University
of Hyderabad in India in 1988, and at the Australian Defense Force Academy in
1997. He was also a visiting resident professor at Princeton in 1992, the National
Library of Australia, 1989, Rockefeller Study Center in Bellagio, Italy, 1991,
Merton College, Oxford University, 1993, and Hatfield College, Durham University,
Jerry was the author and editor of over thirty books and numerous
articles, primarily on William Blake. Books include Blake records: documents
(1714–1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757–1827) and his family,
incorporating Blake Records(1969),Blake Records Supplement,
and extensive discoveries since 1988(2004);The Stranger from
Paradise: a biography of William Blake(2001);Blake books
supplement: a bibliography of publications and discoveries about William Blake,
1971–1992, being a continuation of Blake Books (1977)(1995);Blake
studies in Japan: a bibliography of works on William Blake published in Japan
1893–1993(1994); ed.,William Blake's Writings, 2
vols. (1978). His articles appeared in journals such as Times Literary
Supplement, Blake Quarterly and Notes and Queries. Jerry’s scholarly
achievements have been recognized through honors and awards that include the
Jenkins Award for Bibliography in 1978, and election to the Royal Society of
Canada in 1985.
Jerry and Beth were avid book collectors and in 2006 they donated their
Blake Collection to the Victoria University Library at the University of
Toronto. It is the most important Blake collection in Canada and through the
stewardship of the library it continues to grow.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Victoria
University Library where Jerry's Blake Collection lives on: http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/GEBentley.
June 24, 1930 - September 10, 2017
Geoffrey Nunes, of Westwood, Massachusetts, September 10. Beloved husband of Clare M. [Harwood] and dear father of Maggie Rogers of Owings Mills, Maryland, Geoffrey Nunes Jr. of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Jake K. Nunes of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Dear brother of Donald [deceased], and loving grandfather of Ada, Emmett, Nicole, Hadleigh, Alex, Samantha, and Claudia.
ROger allan wilson
June 24, 1930 - July 10, 2017
Roger Allan Wilson,
87, a longtime resident of Waynesboro and recently of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, died
Monday, July 10, 2017, at King's Daughters in Staunton. Born June 24, 1930, in Newark,
New Jersey, he was the son of the late S. Ralph and Ruth Donaldson Wilson. Roger grew up in Caldwell,
NJ, graduating from Grover Cleveland High School. He attended Princeton
University and the University of Louisville en route to his degree in Chemical
Roger served in the U.S. Army
and spent time in the Army Security Agency in Fort Devens near Boston, MA.
After his service in the U.S. Army, Roger returned to New
Jersey and worked at Repauno Works in the Explosive Department for DuPont. He
transferred to the Dacron Plant in Kinston, NC, where both of his children were
born. Roger then became involved in the development of Nomex fiber in the
Benger Laboratory of the Waynesboro DuPont Plant. Roger was active in his
church where he served as both deacon and elder, and enjoyed adding his bass
voice to the church choir. Roger enjoyed cooking for church suppers, and
distributed hundreds of loaves of banana bread at Christmas time over the
He is survived by his wife,
Helen M. Wilson of Stuarts
Draft, son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Allan and Jacki Wilson of Baltimore, MD, and daughter
and son-in-law, Janet and Scott Velenovsky of Montpelier, VA, twin sister,
Grace Millspaugh, and nephew, Mark Millspaugh of Ohio; and grandson, Matthew Wilson of Baltimore, MD. A memorial
service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 12, at Church of the
Brethren, 364 Bridge Avenue, Waynesboro, by Rev. Glen A. Holman of Hope
Community Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the
Building Fund of Hope Community Church.
george c. kline, sR.
November 4, 1929 - June 9, 2017
George C. Kline, Sr., 87, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away at
home on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Agnes (Kacsur) and
George C. Kline. George was the loving husband of Elizabeth A. (Tachovsky)
George was a very active member of St. Ursula Church. He was a lector,
Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Holy Name Society at church.
George was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic and Perkiomen Prep. He was
a member of Princeton University's class of 1952 and a member of the 1950
undefeated, Lambert Cup and Ivy League championship football team.
operating the family business, Kline's Beverage, George was the manager of
Bethlehem Sporting Goods for many years. He loved to garden and go to the beach
with his family. Faith and family were the most important things to George.
Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth
Kline; children, Mary Beth Kline Mulicka, George C. Kline, Jr. and his wife Annette,
Anne Kline Pohanka and her husband, Geoffrey, Regina Kline, Dr. Kathleen Kline
Mangione and her husband Carl and Connie Kline Wiegers and her husband Alex; 13
grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Jacqueline Burke and her husband
Richard and sister in law, Anne Marie Kline. George was preceded in death by
his brother Edward Kline.
Robert alexander johnston, jr.
August 3, 1930 - May 31, 2017
Jerome wolf canter
August 20, 1930 - May 23, 2017
Dr. Jerome W. Canter of Bethesda, MD, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the age of 86, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born on August 20, 1930, in Washington, DC, devoted grandson to Jacob and Annie Canter, and Jacob and Fanny Wolf; devoted son to Hattie Wolf of Washington, DC and Edward (Ned) of Gardner, Maine, Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy; four cherished sons, Douglas (Virginia Rafalko), David (Lisa Strope), Robert (Amanda Wasylik), and Daniel (Susan Smith); and 10 wonderful grandchildren, Elizabeth, Edward, John, Sara, Madeline, Nicholas, Sophie, Charlotte, Graham, and Theodore; and adorable great grandchild, Margaret.
After growing up in St. Albans, New York, and graduating from Brooklyn Tech High School (class of '48), Jerry attended Princeton University (class of '52), graduated from George Washington University Medical School (class of '55), and subsequently completed a five-year surgical residency at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1958, during his residency, Jerry participated as a member of the team that performed the first open heart operation in New York City.
From 1960 to 1962, Jerry served in the U.S. Navy, first as a Lieutenant and then Lieutenant Commander, serving part of that time as the surgical officer on the U.S.S. Intrepid, deployed to the Mediterranean with the Sixth Fleet. He then located to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area where he met and married Dorothy and developed a successful surgical career. From 1995 to 1997, while still a practicing surgeon, Jerry attended the Executive MBA program at the New York University Stern School of Business, receiving his MBA degree.
In 2004, Jerry retired from a fulfilling 42-year career as a general surgeon and began his second career as a financial investment advisor, a job he enjoyed for another 12 years. A devoted husband, father, and, grandfather; and skilled surgeon, trusted friend, and honored mentor, Jerry's full and accomplished life was filled with love and camaraderie. The family will hold a memorial celebration on June 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jerry's name to Sixth & I Synagogue, Washington, DC, (202) 408-3100; or Princeton University, "Class of 1952 Annual Giving Fund," (800) 258-5421.
GEORGE Murray Brantz
October 19, 1930 - May 12, 2017
On May 12, 2017. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Nadler). Devoted father of
Nancy Ginsberg (Fredric) and Amy Brantz Bedrick (Edward). Loving grandfather of
Daniel Ginsberg (Meaghan O'Connor), Rose Ginsberg (Ben Allard), Hannah Ginsberg
(Bob Proctor), and Nina Bedrick. Loving great grandfather of Samuel Ginsberg.
He was an Eagle Scout, and graduated from Central High School, Class 189,
Princeton University, and Harvard Law School. Mr. Brantz served in the Army
during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Major in the Army Reserves. He
was a Partner at Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen. Past president of HIAS, he
served on multiple boards including the Jane Austen Society of North America,
Morris Arboretum, and Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. He was a supporter
of many liberal, environmental and social service organizations, including the
Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, Delaware River Keepers, and was a
founding member of Common Cause.
He loved his family, sailing, and hiking and
traveling in England. Memorial Service was held Monday 1 P.M. at Keneseth
Israel, Elkins Park, PA. The family received guests at the Bedrick
George Edwart Preot Buxton
October 30, 1930 - May 5, 2017
George E.P. Buxton,
M.D., 86, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Rebecca Thompson Buxton, entered into eternal rest Friday, May 5, 2017.
His funeral service was be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in St. Andrews Church
Mount Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street, at 1:00 p.m. The family received friends on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT
CHAPEL, from 4:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m. A private interment will be held in
Indiantown Presbyterian Churchyard in Hemingway, SC.
George was born October 30, 1930 in Sumter, SC,
son of the late Julian Thomas Buxton and the
late Lucy Wilson Buxton. He was a graduate of
Woodberry Forest School, Princeton University and the Medical University of
South Carolina. He served in the United States Navy. George
was a retired anesthesiologist and a member of St. Andrews Church Mount
In addition to his wife Rebecca,
he is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Preot Buxton
Covington (Middleton Samuel Clayton Covington, M.D.) of Charleston, SC,his
daughter Paula Buxton Smith (Donald E. Smith,
Jr.) of Atlanta, Georgia; his daughter Sarah Risher Ingram Buxton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his son Mills Blake Buxton (Courtney Faust Buxton)
of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his daughter Rebecca Buxton
Walling Goggans (Craig Edward Goggans) of Austin, TX; his son George Edward Preot Buxton,
Jr. (David Eugene Erb) of Goose Creek, SC; and his daughter Louisa Buxton Hansen (Christian Dyrlund Hansen) of
Greenville, SC; his brother John S.W. Buxton
(Caroline Buxton) of Union, SC, his sister
Elizabeth B. Dietz (Burt Dietz) of Raleigh, NC; his grandchildren, Middleton
Samuel Clayton Covington, Jr. (Kristen Leigh Eads Covington), Sarah Elizabeth
Preot Covington, Laurah Lee Rivers Covington, Benjamin Harrison Andrew
Covington, Thomas Howard Stewart Covington, Sarah Margaret Smith, Anna
Elizabeth Faulkner Smith, Mills Blake Buxton,
Jr., Robert Claiborne Buxton, Edward Clayton
Walling, Christian Dyrlund Hansen, Jr., Isabella Louisa Anne Hansen, and
Alexander Ingram Thompson Hansen; and his great-grandchildren, Ivor Benjamin
Eads Covington, and Juno Leigh Rivers Covington.
Samuel Hopper Tucker
August 6, 1929 - April 7, 2017
Samuel H. Tucker, 86, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a pediatric
neurologist, died April 7 at his home in Galena, Md., where he had been living
since 1996. Dr. Tucker retired in 2000 after 38 years as a pediatric
neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in epilepsy.
He also taught for 20 years as an associate professor of neurology at the
University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
Raised in Chestnut Hill, he was a graduate of Phillips Exeter
Academy in New Hampshire and Princeton University, majoring in astronomy. He
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and completed a
year’s residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Queens Hospital in London. Dr. Tucker served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring with the
rank of captain.
He loved sailing, architecture and photography and had a
lifelong interest in raising exotic birds.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Robin Stockton
Tucker. Because of his interest in astronomy, he and his wife chose to be
married on shipboard on the Black Sea during the 20th century’s last total
eclipse of the sun on August 11, 1999. This inspired the ship’s first ever
on-board wedding with the captain giving Mrs. Tucker away.
He is also survived by sons, Alden S. Tucker, of Newport, R.I.,
and Dr. Robertson B. Tucker, of Philadelphia; their mother, Martha; a twin
sister, Elizabeth Tucker Ripley, of Philadelphia; stepdaughters Susan
Laquintano, of Galena, Md., Jacqueline Moses, of Earleville, Md., Crissa Robin
Carroll, of Kempton, Pa., and Ellisa Beth Budnick, of Rome, Ga.; a stepson,
Matthew Justus, of Cecilton, Md.; one grandson; and 14 step-grandchildren whom
he helped raise.
family service will be held at a later date at Ivy Hill Cemetery in the
Cedarbrook section of Philadelphia.
JOHN CARL PEAK
October 22, 1930 - April 26, 2017
John Carl Peak was
born in Denver, CO, to Paul Reed and Verl Nicol Peak. He received his BS in
Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and MS and PhD in Nuclear
Engineering from MIT.
He was employed by Sandia Corporation in Albuquerque, NM,
before going to OCS and his Navy service from 1954 to 1957. He was stationed at
the Naval Mine Depot in Yorktown, VA. In Williamsburg, he met Ernestine Barton
Cox of Warrenton, VA, and on November 12, 1955 they married. John's naval
service ended in June of 1955 and his life at MIT began in September of that
year. We had a grand tour of Europe before the hard work of graduate school.
Upon graduation, John accepted a position with General Atomic in San Diego. His
final career years were spent as director of the engineering and science
courses at the UCSD Extension Program.
During retirement, he researched and
wrote a book, "We Are Commanded To Love," with niece Marty Peak
Helman about John's grandfather, a circuit riding Methodist-Episcopal preacher
in Illinois. John was a member of Tau Beta Pi, La Jolla Presbyterian Church,
the Golden Triangle Rotary Club, the La Jolla Professional Men's Society, and
The 12:30 Club. He played drums in various bands and had eclectic musical interests.
He is survived by his wife Ernestine, sons Brian (Cheryl), and Alan,
granddaughters Rebecca, and Sarah Stevenson (John), and great-grandchildren
Alex, Katie, and Anna Stevenson.
John david herbert
September 8, 1930 - March 27, 2017
David Herbert, 86, died at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 27, 2017. Born:
September 08, 1930, Died: March 27, 2017. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Monday, April 3, at Wyoming Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, gifts to Wyoming Baptist Church or Culver Military Academy are welcome.
John Herbert was born on September 8, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of former Ohio
Governor Thomas J. HerbertaAnd Jeanette Helen (Judson) Herbert. John graduated with honors from Culver Military Academy before attending Princeton
University. After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star medal for Meritorious Service in the Korean War. Upon his return from Korea, John entered the University of Michigan Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. John worked as an Assistant in yhe Ohio Attorney
General's Office until he was elected to serve as Ohio's State Treasurer from
1963 to 1971. Following his retirement from public service, John worked as legal counsel for the Ace Doran Hauling and Rigging Company in Cincinnati.
John and his wife, Eunice, both music lovers, have been active members of the
Village Voices and the Wyoming Baptist Church Choir. John and Eunice were married on November 23, 1990, at Wyoming Baptist Church. A reception was held at their home in Springfield. They enjoyed vacationing at the condo in Cozumel and in
Florida with their friends from the Voices. They began flying kites at the beaches and became quite expert at it and also enjoyed snorkeling in the beautiful waters at Cozumel. At home they enjoyed short weekend trips on their motor scooters. John also became active again at Culver where he served on the Legion Board and helped to plan their alumni reunions. They both stayed active with the Village Voices, John as tenor and Eunice as accompanist, until the group disbanded after Christmas in 2012. The group had entertained at many places for 54 Years.
John was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Daniel Judson Herbert, his sister Metta Herbert Stevers Lewis, and his former wife, Joan Hoiles Herbert Voorhees. John is survived by his wife, Eunice Scherer Hagen Herbert, and her children Melissa Hagen and Thom Hagen. John is also survived by hissSister, Rosemary H. Tolliver, and his children, John David Herbert Jr., Kathleen Granger, Martha Owen, Megan Hayden, Susan Bruner; and 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces And 2 nephews.
DOnavin a. baumgartner
March 10, 1930 - April 3, 2017
Donavin A. Baumgartner, Jr., 87, loving husband,
father, and grandaddy, respected physician, wine connoisseur, and advocate of
conservative causes, died April 3, 2017 at Moorings Park.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Baumgartner is survived by his wife, Marilyn
"Mickey" of 65 years; three children, Donavin (Chip) Baumgartner III,
(wife, Diane) Peter (wife, Erin), and Karen Baumgartner Lambert (husband,
Dale); eight grandchildren; Donavin IV, Erika, Peter, Daniel, Catherine and
Rebecca and five great grandchildren; Donavin V, Ella, Leon, Anjela, and Owen.
Following in the steps of his grandfather and father, Baumgartner decided to
pursue a career as a physician. After earning an undergraduate degree from
Princeton University, Baumgartner entered Harvard University Medical School
where he graduated with honors. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Baumgartner's medical career spanned four decades with most of his professional
life being spent at Cleveland's St. Luke's Hospital, where he was
double-boarded in surgery and emergency medicine. He acted as the hospital's
Director of Emergency Services from 1982 to 1993 and, for most of those years,
also as Director of Trauma Services. Baumgartner also served as President of
the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, and the Ohio State Medical Association.
During his academic and medical career, Baumgartner was a sports enthusiast,
playing football at Princeton. He also appeared in many of the university's
theatrical shows, including the Princeton Triangle Show which was performed on
the Ed Sullivan television show in 1952.
He later became a successful amateur racing car driver. At one time in the
mid-1970s he held racing lap records at Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio and Nelsons
Ledges road courses.
A lover of fine wine, particularly Bordeaux, Baumgartner was responsible for
establishing the first Commanderie de Bordeaux chapter in Naples in the late
1990s. He served as its head, or "Maitre" for over 10 years and was
responsible for growing the chapter from a handful of Bordeaux enthusiasts to
over 35 members today.
He made many trips to Bordeaux, visiting the finest Chateaus such as Lafite
Rothschild, Chateau Margaux and La Tour. Baumgartner's private cellar spanned
over 2,500 bottles of wine from regions that included not only Bordeaux, but
also Burgundy and Champagne.
Despite his many accomplishments in the medical field and serving as head of
the Commanderie de Bordeaux, Baumgartner probably is best known to Naples
residents because of the many "Letters to the Editor" he wrote to the
Naples Daily News supporting the conservative political point of view.
Baumgartner Letter writing "campaigns" began when he was a doctor in
Cleveland. His letters to the editor appeared often in the Cleveland Plain
Baumgartner also loved to travel, was a member of the St. Andrew's Society
which promotes Scottish heritage, was a pilot, horseman, loved animals and will
always be affectionately known to many as Father Christmas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 8th at 2:30 p.m. at the Bower
Memorial Chapel in Moorings Park.
DONALD MOODY MALEHORN
November 18, 1930 - March 16, 2017
Donald M. Malehorn,
age 86, passed away on March 16, 2017 after a brief battle with leukemia.
Constantly in motion, he was a funny, well-loved attorney, hockey player, avid
sports fan and Princeton University advocate. He will most be remembered as the
patriarch of his family where he reigned as husband to Carol O'Neill, father to
Robert, Richard and Beth, and grandfather to six. He was known as "Red"
to his childhood friends and "Chief" to his grandchildren. He grew up
and lived his life in Morristown NJ, graduating from Morristown High School in
1948, Princeton University in 1952, and Columbia Law School in 1955. After a
brief stint in the US Navy, he practiced law in Morristown, partnering with
childhood friend Stephen B. Wiley. He was the attorney for the Morris School
District for many decades, dedicated board member of the Morris Educational
Foundation, and an enthusiastic member of Kiwanis. He enjoyed life to the
fullest as well as his career refusing to retire until he was 79 years old.
Contributions in his memory can be made to the Morris Education Foundation: Morris Education Foundation, c/o Morristown High School, 50 Early Street,
Morristown, NJ 07960, or www.morrisedfoundation.org.
There will be a memorial celebration of his life on May 6 at the Westin
Governor Morris, Morristown, NJ 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
in Daily Record on Mar.22,2017
John Alexander McGhie
June 23, 1930 - January 17, 2017
SCARBOROUGH - John Alexander (Alex) McGhie, most recently of Scarborough, died
on Jan. 17, 2017 at the age of 86. Alex was born in Evanston Ill, on June 23, 1930, to Malcolm Stuart McGhie and
Elizabeth Drake Platt. The family soon moved to New Canaan, Conn. where he
spent his formative years. He attended the Little Red School House before
entering The Taft School, where he excelled in mathematics. He earned a B.S. in
chemistry from Princeton
University, Class of 1952, and was a member of the Key & Seal
Alex joined the Navy and served as an officer onboard the "tin can"
USS Everett F. Larson from 1952 to 1954. His service was a defining personal
achievement of which he often proudly remarked.
He married Diana Brothers of Greenwich, Conn. in 1956. Alex and Diana started
their lives together in New York City, but moved to Garrison, N.Y. after their
first daughter, Claire, was born. There they raised Claire and her siblings,
Andrea, Gordon, and Mark, until their divorce in 1980. Alex and Diana rekindled
their friendship later in life and remained devoted friends to the end.
Alex left the R&D Department of the St. Regis Paper Company to partner with
his father and brother, Bruce, in McGhie Associates, Inc., a corporate
communications firm on Madison Avenue, NYC, where Alex specialized in financial
writing for the timber, paper, and insurance industries. The firm relocated to
New Haven, Conn. in the mid-1980s, at which time Alex established residence in
Lyme provided convenient access to the ocean and he became an accomplished
sailor. He sailed single-handedly between Connecticut and Downeast Maine
countless times. He was a gifted skier, a sport he took up as a child and
continued into his mid-70s. He was an accomplished amateur photographer of
great skill and sensitivity.
After his retirement from business in 1989 he soon realized that he was
happiest in Maine and left Connecticut for Cutler. He loved DownEast Maine and
was heartbroken when age-related infirmities necessitated his relocation to
Alex was affectionately referred to as "Grumpy" by his family, a
moniker he gamely considered apt. He is survived by four loving children, Claire McGhie of Edgewater N.J., Andrea
West of Ossining N.Y., Gordon McGhie of Cortlandt Manor N.Y. and Mark McGhie;
and daughter-in-law Tracy of Portland. His grandchildren are Alexis Bruno,
Taylor and Katie West, Drake and Cole McGhie; he has three great-grandchildren. A celebration of Alex's life is being planned. Persons interested in attending
may inquire at email@example.com . Current photo by Mark McGhie
William Lee Pritchard
August 8, 1930 - February 25, 2017
William Lee Pritchard,
M.D. died peacefully on February 25, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. He was born on August 8, 1930, in Hoboken,
New Jersey, the eldest child of Mary Warnike and Newman Lee Pritchard.
Bill was valedictorian
of his class at Morristown High School, graduated from Princeton University in
1952, and then attended Johns Hopkins Medical School. While in medical school, Bill met the love of
his life, the late Kathryn McLaren Pritchard. They were married in January,
1957. After completing his internship at the National Institute of Health,
where he served in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps,
Bill followed a mentor from Johns Hopkins to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta,
Georgia. He was Chief Resident in Neurosurgery from 1960 to 1963 and one of the
early graduates of that program. The Pritchards then moved to Charlotte where
Bill established his medical practice.
Bill was a gifted
neurosurgeon who saved or improved thousands of lives over his long career. He
cared deeply about his patients and their families. He was a state
representative to the Council of State Neurological Societies for several
years. He never lost his passion for the practice of medicine. He also applied
his intellect (and fine motor skills) to interests as varied as architectural
design, oil painting and restoring cars. He was a licensed pilot and general
contractor, an avid tennis player, golfer and life-long sailor.
He designed and built
the interior of a home in Hope Town, Abaco, which became the beloved
destination of many family vacations and a retirement home. Bill put his wood crafting and contractor
skills to work- handling all home repair and maintenance and restoring several
boats. He became an integral part of the Hope Town community- often providing
emergency medical care for residents and tourists and singing in the St. James
Methodist Church choir.
He loved music and sang
in the Princeton Glee Club, for the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and the
Cumberland Oratorio Singers. He derived
great joy from singing with the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church choir for the last
seventeen years of his life and the many friends he met through the choir.
Most of all, Bill had a
kind and generous nature. He was known for always offering help to those in
need; he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for many years and attended
every Good Fellows annual lunch for more than 50 years.
He is preceded in death
by his wife, Kathryn McLaren Pritchard and survived by his daughter Leslie
Pritchard and Lance Krolczyk of Minocqua Wisconsin, his son William McLaren
Pritchard and his wife Margaret Huckabee of Charlotte, daughter Amy Pritchard
Williams and her husband Philip Williams; and nine grandchildren - Allison
Penning, Chrissy Stephens, Sarah Anderson and Lacey Baccich; Kelly, Alex and
Isabel Williams; and Ellen and Elizabeth Pritchard, his sister Joyce Furst,
brother Robert Pritchard and many nieces and nephews. The Pritchard family extends its deep appreciation
to dear friend Elizabeth Hardrick.
A memorial service will
be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Center City Charlotte on Friday,
March 3 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
ALLSTON MOORE JR.
December 2, 1930 – February 18, 2017
Benjamin Allston Moore, Jr., 86, of Charleston, SC, husband of Judith Reed Moore, died peacefully Saturday, February 18, at his home on Tradd Street surrounded by his family. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017, St. Michael's Church, 71 Broad Street, 11:00 a.m. Interment, churchyard. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 30 Tradd Street, Charleston. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.
A native Charlestonian, Ben was born on December 2, 1930, the son of Benjamin Allston Moore and Susan Middleton Rutledge Moore. Ben's early education began at Miss Sadie Jervey's school followed by Charleston Day School and the Gaud School. Ben was a 1948 graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, where he received the Randolph Fairfax Memorial Medal for Character, Conduct, and Scholarship. He continued his education at Princeton University where he was a member of the University Cottage Club and the track team, winning the Ivy League championship for the broad jump. Ben also completed the Naval ROTC program.
After his graduation in 1952, he entered the Navy where he served for two years aboard the USS Thomas E. Frasier, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant JG. Upon his discharge, he entered the University of Virginia School of Law where he was editor of the Virginia Law Weekly. After graduating from UVA in 1957, Ben moved back to Charleston and joined his father's law firm, Moore and Mouzon. In 1970, the firm merged with another local law firm to become Buist Moore Smythe & McGee with offices at 5 Exchange Street. Ben's practice focused primarily on Civil Litigation and Admiralty Law.
Among his many professional accomplishments, Ben was the founder and first president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney's Association, co-founder of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, member of the executive committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and president of the Charleston County Bar Association.
Ben was actively involved in numerous charitable, civic and educational organizations, serving on the boards of Episcopal High School, St. Timothy's School, MUSC Health Sciences Foundation, Bishop Gadsden and the Charleston Library Society. He was especially passionate about Charleston Day School. He played an instrumental role in establishing it as a non-profit corporation in 1969, and became its first Chairman of the Board of Trustees. An avid outdoorsman, Ben loved sailing, hunting, and fishing throughout the Charleston Lowcountry. He was a member of the Megantic Fish and Game Club in Maine, and spent many wonderful years with his friends and family fly fishing for brook trout and enjoying his favorite cocktail at sunset overlooking Big Island Pond. One of Ben's greatest life experiences was being a co-owner of the Bon Ami, a 50-foot ketch, and sailing with close friends in the Expo '98 Round the World Rally. Ben was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the St. Cecilia Society, the Society of the Colonial Wars, the South Carolina Society, the Charleston Ancient Artillery Society, the St. George's Society, the Carolina Plantation Society and the Carolina Yacht Club. A lifelong member of St. Michael's Church, Ben served as both a Trustee and a Senior Warden.
Predeceased by his beloved brother Benjamin Huger Rutledge Moore, Ben is survived by his wife, three children, eleven grandchildren, and a stepson: Margaret Charbonnier Moore Miller (Blair) of Pennington, NJ; Susan Middleton Rutledge Moore Hoogland (Keith) of Chicago, IL; Benjamin Allston Moore III (Caroline) of Charleston, SC; Bam and Dana Miller; McLain (Jessica), Alex, Kathleen Michalek (Chase), Ben, C.C., and Sam Hoogland; Allston, Emily, and Maggie Moore; and William Reed Rawlings (Betina). Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Church, 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Charleston Day School, 15 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
December 23, 1927 - January 20, 2017
Kenneth George Negus, 89, of Ewing, NJ, passed away suddenly
at his residence on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Born in Council Bluffs, IA, he lived
in Princeton, NJ, for many years before his recent move to Ewing. He earned his
PhD from Princeton University and taught graduate level German literature at
Princeton University, Harvard University, Northwestern University and Rutgers
Kenneth served in the U.S. Army in Germany after the end of World
War II. He co-founded the Astrological Society of Princeton and was its
president for 44 years. He published Johannes Kepler's astrological writings,
wrote poetry, loved to garden and cook, take walks, sing and play classical
guitar. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan Negus, in 1997. Surviving
are his wife, Carol Raine; a daughter and son-in-law, Niki Giberson and Gary
(Port Republic, NJ); two sons and daughters-in-law; Chris Negus and Sheree
(Manchester, NH), and Jon Negus and Jacque (Palatine, IL), eight grandchildren,
and 10 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Friday, Jan.
27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1
Hamilton Ave., Princeton, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m., followed by burial at
Fountain Lawn Memorial Park in Ewing. Extend condolences and share memories at
TheKimbleFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the
Astrological Society of Princeton.
Ben Hines Sparkman
October 3, 1930 - January 12, 2017
Ben H. Sparkman (as written by him)
Trip Tik: Born 10/3/30 a sinner, Died 1/12/17 a saved believer
Church: Birth to 1939 East Dallas
Christian. 1940-1958 HP Methodist, 1958-2017 HPPC, Graduated to the Church
Schools: Armstrong, UP, Highland Park
High, 1946-48 New Mexico Military Institute, 1948-52 Princeton University, 1952-54
USAF, 1954 Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science
1958 Yea! Married Sally Ann Edmondson-My True Love! 1960 Here comes J. Howard. 1962 Hello Ben Jr. & later wife Linda. Jointly giving us seven grandchildren - Elisabeth,
Daniel (Hilary), Catherine, Jonathan, Luci, Adele & Belle
An almost son, Ty Edmondson, wife, Dana, Sally and Gigi
I love them one and all the mostest…
1970 AIMS Testing-Only to find I should have been a teacher. Oh! So that's why
I was so unfulfilled in my work which was in undertaking and followed with
Insurance Implementation (pre-need), a concept never previously used in Texas.
Retiring at 62, Cissie & I invested in our sons' friends that were doing
Some of which broke the bank. God is Good!
Lastly, in truth, I really did meet & chat with Albert Einstein.
God Bless Everyone. Have a great life. I surely did!
The family would like to extend their profound thanks and appreciation to Kofi
Ohene-Adomako, Pedro Esquivel, VNA Hospice nurses & the most awesome UP
Fire Department for their wholehearted assistance & care for Dad.