Princeton University Class of 1966
We will post memorials, classmate memories, obituaries, and other information as they are received. The class Facebook page is an excellent place to post memories, and you will often find news of a classmate’s death on Facebook. You can help by contacting webmaster John Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In all cases of recent classmate deaths, please contact me (email@example.com) directly if you would like to be notified of funeral and memorial service plans. These plans are often made some time after the death. I'll also post the information on this page as it becomes available.
Occasionally we only hear about a classmate death years after it has occurred. Most memorials on this page, however, are for recently deceased classmates.
Recent Memorials and Memories
Col. E. Terry Mattke, USMC (RET.) (1944-2018)
Terry Mattke died April 18, 2018, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in the near future (check this page or the class Facebook page for information which will be posted when available).
Hussein Mohamed Adam (1943-2017)
, nicknamed "Hussein Tanzania", died on January 14, 2017. Click on the link for more regarding Hussein's eventful and distinguished life.
Orator Frank Woodward, Jr. '65 (1944 - 2018)
entered with the class of 1965 but graduated with our class and is in our Nassau Herald. The family seeks any stories alumni might have concerning Frank. For those interested, a memorial service will be held at Machpelah Cemetery, LeRoy, New York around about mid-summer. For those interested in further details, please contact his sister Helen Woodward Searle at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 941-412-4909.
Theodore Joseph Ronca '67 (1944 - 2016)
Ted Ronca matriculated with our class but graduated with the class of 1967. His death is recorded in the program for the February 24, 2018 Service of Remembrance.
Paul S. Pilcher (1945 - 2018)
Michael D. Case (1944 - 2017)
The class was saddened to receive news that our classmate Mike Case
died on April 9, 2017.
Thomas E. Greacen III (1944 - 2017)
The class recently received news of the death of our classmate Tom Greacen. Tom's wife Sharon sent us an email saying that he passed away on October 30, 2017. Click here for a brief online obituary.
Granville Guy Miller III (1942 - 2016)
The Class has received word that our Classmate Bob Miller died on December 19, 2016.
Thomas Joseph Pniewski (1944 - 2017)
Our classmate Tom Pniewski died on September 7 in New York City. Click here for more about Tom and memories of his life at Princeton and beyond.
Sener Ozsahin (1944 - 2017)
The class has received news of the death of Sener Ozsahin
on October 7 in Ankara, Turkey. Sener's son, Selim Ozsahin reports that the funeral was held October 8 at Ankara's Kocatepe Mosque
. Click here
for the PAW memorial, photos, and more about Sener's life at Princeton, where he was the first Turkish citizen to receive an Princeton undergraduate degree, and beyond.
Wilson Chukwunwike Obi (1940 - 2017)
The class has received the news that Wilson Chukwunwike Obi
'66 passed away last month. Ord Elliott sent us this news after talking with Wilson's son, Ogidi Obi, the youth tennis director at Ord's club.
Richard M. Segal (1944 - 2017)
, who matriculated with our class but graduated with the class of 1968,.died at his home in Maine on February 13, 2107.
Robert L. Johnson III (1944 - 2017)
Thomas R. Scott (1944 - 2017)
The Class of 1966 has learned of the death of Tom Scott
from a heart attack on May 17. San Diego State University has published an excellent memorial
to Tom. A celebration on Tom's
life was held Sunday, July 9 in the Balboa Park Administration Courtyard.
Albert G. Lee, Jr. (1944 - 2016)
The class has received word of the death of Bert Lee on December 24 at his home in Rumford, RI. Click here for the Providence Journal obituary.
Kent E. Johnson (1944 - 2016)
The class has learned of the death of Kent Johnson
on December 25. Click here
for Kent's obituary..
Edward Rudi Durkee (1944 - 2016)
The class has received word of the death of Ed Durkee
on December 12 at his home in Austin, TX. The burial ceremony will be on Monday, January 30 at 10:00 AM at the San Geronimo Cemetery in Sequin, Texas. Depending on who comes there may be a reception after the ceremony.
Donald Louis McCabe (1944 - 2016)
The Class of 1966 has received word of the death of our classmate Don McCabe
in Denville, NJ on September 17. Please click here
for Don's obituary, which includes condolences from '66 classmates.
David H. Kidd (1944 - 2016)
The Class of 1966 has received word of the death of our classmate David Kidd
on July 30 in San Diego, his home of many years, as a result of cancer. A memorial service will be held sometime in the Fall. More information on this event will be sent out to the class as it becomes available.
Brian H. Breuel (1944 - 2016)
With great sadness, we have learned of Brian Breuel
's death on May 29, the last day of our 50th reunion. There will be memorial service to celebrate Brian's life on Saturday, June 4th, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. in the Edith Memorial Chapel at The Lawrenceville School, 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ with a reception to follow in the Clark Music Building 12:00 - 2:00 p.m..
Stephen H. Wilson (1944 - 2011)
With great sadness we just learned that our classmate Stephen Wilson
died in January 2011.
William G. Warburton (1944-2016)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate William Warburton on January 31st.
Ralph Bodine (1942-2016)
The class is saddened by the news of the death of our classmate Ralph Bodine on March 7. For additional information about Ralph's life, please see the Victoria Times Colonist obituary.
O. Seaburn Eaton, III (1944-2016)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Burn Eaton on February 27th.
Dallas Dickinson '66 (1944-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Dallas Dickinson on December 7, 2015.
Paul Hudak '66 (1944-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Paul Hudak on July 27th. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Frederick G. Schonenberg, Jr '66 (1943-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Fred Schonenberg on December 10th.
Richard E. Palicki '68 (1943-2015)
Richard matriculated with our class and graduated with '68; his PAW memorial is here.
Lathrop P. Johnson (1944-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Lathrop Johnson on October 20th. For further information about Lathrop's life, please click here..
Jay Cross (1944-2015)
The class has just learned of Jay's death on November 6. Here is some information about Jay's life as well as numerous tributes and recollections from Jay's friends and colleagues, Twitter tributes, and additional comments on his Facebook page.
Jon Raggett (1944-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Jon Raggett on September 26th. For further information about Jon's life, please click here and here for the class memorial. There is a memorial to Jon in the Schools3 newsletter. Jon was the founding director, and his widow, Tory, is determined to keep the Schools3 program active in Jon's memory.
Robert Vincent Greco (1944-2015)
George Robert Hansen, Jr. (1944-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate George Hansen on March 23rd. For further information about George's life, please see class memorial
and the following link
Albert E. Smith, Jr. (1944-2015)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Al Smith on February 20th.
Gary W. Gilbert (1944-2015)
We are saddened to report the death of our classmate Gary Gilbert
on January 27. Also click here
Thomas S. Gilbert (1945-2015)
We are saddened to report that our classmate Tom Gilbert
was fatally shot January 4 in his New York City apartment.
Daniel Carmichael (1944 - 2014)
The class has just received news of the death of our classmate Dan Carmichael
on December 11 in Oklahoma City. Further information is in the Oklahoman obituary
William G. Wetzel (1944 - 2014)
With great sadness we report the death of our classmate Bill Wetzel
on November 14. Click here
for the full obituary.
Ronald Weinstein (1945 - 2014)
James Vernor Davis, Jr. (1944 - 2013)
The Class received word July, 2014 that James Davis
died last December 9. Click here
for the Chicago Tribune obituary.
Richard E. Fitzpatrick (1944 - 2014)
Peter Caldwell Wylie (1945 - 2014)
Anthony J. McEwan (1944 - 2014)
Tony's class memorial is here
. Click here
for additional memories from Nelson Hendler, Mac Simpson, and Carl Feldbaum, added March 27, 2017
Eric Lee (1944 - 2014)
Our classmate Eric Lee died on March 31; the class memorial is here
. For further information about Eric's life, please click here
. Click here
for Eric's service as secretary for the SS United States Trust.
Fred Hargadon (1934 - 2014) h'66
"Dean Fred", our honorary classmate, who admitted a generation of students (including many '66 offspring) from 1988 to 2003, died January 15. Please click here
for the University's memorial.
William Sean O'Donoghue (1944 - 2013)
Please click here
for Sean's obiturary.
Robert S. Ross, Jr. (1944 - 2013)
Please click here
for Robin's obituary.
Lawrence Wayne Brown (1944 - 2013)
Please click here
for Larry's obituary. In June, 2014, after the original memorial, we received a letter (click here
) from Tom Faix, Class of '47, who provided more information on Larry's career, including a copy of a Citation
he had received some years ago from the members of Princeton's Class of '47. As returning veterans from WW II they had been impressed with Larry's continued service during and after Vietnam.
Daniel F. Adams (1943 - 2013)
The class was saddened to learn of the death of Dan Adams in Windsor CA on August 25 of this year. Click here
for the PAW memorial and memories of Dan.
George Largay (1944 - 2013)
George died in his Woodbury, CT home on Tuesday, May 28. Please click here
for the class memorial along with "Reflections on Fifty Years of Friendship" and photos provided by Jon Dawson, thoughts on George's life presented at his funeral service by Terry Eakin and John Valiante (posted June 18), and John Slidell's memories (posted June 24). Click here
for the obituary and photo from the Waterbury American Republican newspaper.
Theodore D. Tieken (1944 - 2013)
Ted died peacefully on May 20. Click here
for the class memorial and here for the obituary, which includes a link to share thoughts and memories with Ted’s family.
R. Craig Johnson (1944 - 2012)
Craig passed away on June 18. Click here
for the notice in the Boxborough (MA) Beacon.
Barry Metzger (1945- 2012)
A distinguished international lawyer, Barry passed away December 22 in New York City. Please click here
for the New York Times obituary and Guest Book with numerous memories from Barry’s family, classmates, friends and colleagues.
John J. Nagorniak (1944 - 2012)
John died September 7 after a long illness. Please click here
for classmate memories and more, and click here
for the Boston Globe obituary.
Lex Allan Passman (1944 - 2012)
Lex died at home on April 29, 2012. Please click here
for the PAW and Dallas Morning News obituaries.
Michael Charles Tice (1944 - 2012)
Mike died May 18, 2012 of cardiac arrest, following a long battle with cancer. Click here
for classmate memories, photos, and more.
Charles A. Merlini (1944 - 2009)
for a celebration of Chuck's life.