Sumner Rahr and Cynthia Woodger
died last week. A memorial service for Sumner will be held Feb. 20, 2 p.m. at the
Kennilworth Union Church, Kenilworth IL. Bruce plans a memorial service for Cynthia in the spring.
Bill died on August 6 from a melanoma which metastasized. He was dealing with this condition for 21 months though few of his friends knew of it. As his wife, Lili described it "Bill fought valiently against a disease that has no cure.
He thought he could tame the monstor, but failed."
David Fox Taylor residing at 2413 Windrow Drive, Princeton, New Jersey died suddenly August 13th at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Memphis on April 14, 1935, Mr. Taylor attended public schools there and, then, Columbia Military School before graduating from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1957. At Princeton Mr. Taylor was a member of Tower Club; his roommates were John Adams, John Chambers, Don Stevenson and Larry Wood.
In the United States Air Force Security Service, Captain Taylor was a member of the 6938th Radio Squadron Mobile, Wheelus Air Force Base, Tripoli, Libya. Upon leaving the service, Mr. Taylor returned to Memphis where he joined Ernst & Ernst and, then, Dallas, Merchant & Taylor. In the 1960s and 70s, he was associated with Kimbrough Towers Corporation an apartment building, retail shops and office building.
A long time resident of Johnson City, he lived on Seward Drive with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Alfred Taylor. In the 1980s and 90s, Mr. Taylor served on the vestry of St. John�s Episcopal Church. During his career in East Tennessee, he had been business manager of Tri-Cities State Technical Institute, controller of Tennessee-Virginia Energy Corporation, vice president of finance and treasurer of Millers Cove Energy Company and lastly with Edwards & Associates the world�s leading helicopter dealer.
In 2000, Mr. Taylor retired to Rossmoor, one of the nation�s earliest retirement communities in Monroe Township, New Jersey to be near his sister Diane Barringer. From there he moved to Princeton Windrows where he could see on a distant hill side the towers of Princeton University which he cherished so much. Along with his brother-in-law, Lew Barringer Class of 1959, he enjoyed cocktail hours, parties and evening meals with many Princeton grads at his new found off campus eating club.
Mr. Taylor leaves his sister, Diane Barringer, and sister-in-law, Carita Allen Crump widow of his brother, Jack. His children David Taylor, Jr of Washington, DC; Kimbrough Taylor and Fontaine Brown of Memphis together gave him eight grandchildren.
Donations may be made payable to: Classmate Fund 57 and mailed to Sheppard Davis, Trustee; Suite 1002; 401 Atlantic Avenue; Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Bob died Aug. 10, 2007, in Macon, Ga.
He attended Princeton on a naval scholarship and majored in history. He was active in Orange Key and the Under-
graduate Council. His senior-year roommates were Doug Beatty and Doug Kerin.
Bob was employed by Southern Cement and later by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Mutual Financial Group. In the Macon community, he was active in the Riverside Methodist Church, the Woodruff Sunday Class, and the Tuesday Prayer Breakfast. For more than 20 years, he was a member of the Optimist Club, which honored him three times � the only man to be so recognized.
He is survived by Joann, his wife of 48 years; son Robert; daughter Hope Shields; brother Frederick; sister Ann Knies; and several nieces and nephews. A devout and kind individual, he will be sorely missed.
Thomas A. Williams
It is with sadness that we report that Tom A. Williams died October 30, 2007 Tom had numerous medical issues over recent months, starting with knee surgery in May, followed by a stroke, and then cancer.
Pete died on August 25 in Taos, New Mexico when an ultralight aircraft (evidently something like a hang glider with an engine) crashed. Pete's children organized a memorial service for today in Taos. At least one classmate, Eldon Mayer, planned to attend.
The Taos News reported that "Adams flew over a group of hikers and waived at them, but a moment later, the hikers heard a crash." They rushed over and found him dead. The News wrote that an autopsy is to be conducted to determine whether a medical event was involved. The FAA also is investigating.
His son shared these thoughts
with us. Also, Eldon Mayer sent this letter
from Pete which he composed several years ago.
Speed Hill, an accomplished former professor of Renaissance English known internationally in that academic field, died in May 2007 after suffering Parkinson's Disease for several years. A memorial is in the PAW archives.
Dan Childs, died tragically and apparently in good health a month or so ago. Dan spent our freshman and sophomore years at Princeton, but transferred to Harvard when PU wouldn�t let him marry the love of his life, and graduated from there with the Harvard Class of 1957. He and I went to Portsmouth together and were roommates our freshman year in Henry Hall. Sophomore year we both joined a number of other classmates � including Dave Almgren, John Bonge, Tom Boodell, John Christiansen, Pete Colhoun, Greg Farrell, Tom Flagg and Tom (TWilly) Williams � in the initial version of the Executive Suite, which was housed in the 6th entry of Laughlin that year.
Dr. Paul Reich
died at his home in N. Falmouth MA on November 18. His memorial
and the essay
he completed for our 50th Reunion Book are presented here.
John C. Rinehart The class has just learned of John's death in November 2002. Shep Davis has assembled a memorial.
R. W. Apple
died on October 4 at his home in the Washington suburb of Georgetown. His obituary as presented in his paper, The New York Times follows
. Hodding Carter remembers
his friend. This is Hodding's report on the Celebration Night held in December at The Kennedy Center in Washington:
"Johnny himself could not have staged his memorial service any better.
The Eisenhower Theater's main orchestra section was all but filled to
the brim at the Kennedy Center, and a full dozen speakers, plus a MC,
touched on every aspect of his life with wit, warmth and irreverence .
Included were one senator, John McCain; one former British Foreign
Secretary, Lord Owen; five print journalists, past or present; Calvin
Trillin and Alice Waters (the latter two for those who care about food.
memories and eloquence in one package). I carried the ball as Ghost of
Apple Past. Also on hand on behalf of Princeton '57 were John Milton,
Henry and Louise Bessire, plus my Patt. Twenty-two restaurants and 10
vineyards were represented by their products and some of their owners at
the reception that followed. Betsy soldiered through to the end,
greeeting all and smiling throughout, as her two adult children
capped the on-stage proceedings with love and affection." HC
More Johnny stories here
courtesy of Hod Carter.
from Marvin Zim. Finally a PBS Interview with
Ed Goldman died Wednesday August 23 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
This information comes from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette courtesy of Jim Conner..
died January 15. A memorial will appear soon. This
is how one of our classmates remembered him.
Peter Kohler died September 23. Although he lived on a small farm across from LakePontchartrain near
New Orleans, his death evidently was not related to either recent hurricane. He retired as a MD with Tulane. A memorial service is planned in Milwaukee but no date has been set. The PAW will publish a memorial soon.
Steve Gregory died September 2, in Portland OR. Turhan has supplied this information on Steve's funeral: It will be Oct. 21 @ 10:30 a.m. @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral @ 147 N.W. 19th, Portland, Oregon.
If you'd like to make a contribution, the family would like it to go to the American Lung Assn.
If you have questions, Steve's daughter (Princeton '92) would be pleased to answer them. Her email is Helen.Gregory@mindspring.com. Her cell phone is 646-621-3559. Her regular phone, in Brooklyn (NYC) is 718-403-0097.
A memorial will appear soon.
Arnie died on March 25. The following conversation began in June as three classmates remembered him and the lives he influenced.
Tony Bruns Remembered
Our Classmate, Tony Bruns, has an obituary on Legacy.com. His daughter, Allyson Rogers asks that you vist and sign the guest book. Nate Bachman remembers Tony... (more)
Al French passed away October 19, 2004 after a 7 year battle with multiple myeloma. He had spent most of the last year pain free and smiling, though very weak, at the home of his daughter Allison in ... (more)
Wally Schwenk died on November 4, 2003 after a long illness. A memorial is being prepared.
Miles Seifert died in October 2003. A few weeks prior to his death, Miles wrote, �Finally I�m back at work. All the prayers and good wishes from my �57 classmates made me feel very special. The ordeal is not over as I will be getting some chemo but outlook is very positive. Our class certainly does �step-up.��.
Edward Said died on September 25th, 2003 after a long illness. An interview introduction exerpt, in lieu temporarily of a memorial, is attached. Robert Fisk remembers Edward: http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=03/09/26/1296321&query=edward%2Bsaid