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Remembrances of Alumni Day 2022

By Jeff Hammond '71, Reunion Chair


Alumni Day, in general, and the Memorial Service in specific, is a moving experience. It was perhaps even more so this year as we emerge from the pandemic. It is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of alumni (and recognize the extraordinary underclass students and alumni-to-be who receive the Pyne prize). At the same time the event calls us to remember and celebrate those friends and fellow Princetonians who have recently died, and all with whom we share a common experience and bond who have passed away. I was honored to represent the Class and place a carnation in the wreath during the afternoon Memorial Service. The non-partisan service, representing various major faiths (I can still hear the echo of the solitary chime of the Buddhist  bell), the choir, and the multicolored kites leading the processionals make for a memorable experience. At the end of the day one feels at once energized to do more, proud and humbled.


At the February 19 service--the first held in-person in 2 years--these Classmates were remembered and their lives honored:


Leonard G. Brown, July 2, 2020

Robert M. Browne, April 11, 2020

Steven L. Buenning, June 25, 2021

James C. Carmichael, July 30, 2020

Steven C. Charen, July 4, 2021

Jon C. Cieslak, October 11, 2021

William R. Elfers, November 28, 2020

Richard M. Ferrugio, November 15, 2021

J. Murray Goff, October 3, 2020

Cornelius L. Griffith, June 14, 2021

James E. Henderson, February 21, 2017

Ronald N. Hochman, November 16, 2019

John H. Huffstutler, September 24, 2021

W. Lawrence Joachim, April 22, 2021

James C. Krieg, February 10, 2021

Louis Harkey Mayo, August 13, 2020

Bruce Taylor Reese, April 4, 2019

John M. Rooney, October 17, 2018

Richard Sobel, March 2, 2020

Ted J. Swisher, July 8, 2021


Our Class website contains many messages written by classmates about their departed friends. To add a remembrance, login to the Class website and select My Profile on the right. Click the Remembrances tab then select the classmate you wish to remember in the dropdown list. Write your message in the box and click Save at the top when you are finished. Your remembrances will be seen whenever a classmate or surviving spouse looks up a deceased classmate in the Class Directory and views their profile. They will be also visible in the online yearbook when it appears in the future.


You may view a recording of the moving Service of Remembrance on the Princeton website here. This additional page also has recordings of the major award presentations and talks by Wilson Award winner Maria Ressa '86 and Madison Award winner Julia Wolfe *12.

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