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Welcome to our Class of 1961 web site!  If you are a classmate, please set up your username & password to access private pages and features if you haven't already done so. Click First-time sign up in orange Login box at right and follow the directions.  [NOTE: do not use suffix such as Jr. or III when entering your surname.]

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What's New?  PD article. 10/2/19 PAW column. Graber/Newens celebrate.Zirin on Morganthau. Adams's championships. Keyser's note. 58th reunion photos. Pam Kunkemueller dies. Patrick honors. Wong's grandson. Ben & Cookie go fish. Zirin's latest article.

Deaths posted within the last 6 months (click any name for details): Sim Rollinson. John McConnell. Mac Willcox, Dick Kersten. Charlie Morgan. Layton Runkle.

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 We are now in fiscal '19-'20 and our goal is 61%.

 As of 8/1/19, 1 classmate has paid dues for this year.

 Please log in and click here to see your personal payments history, pay your dues, and optionally donate to the scholarship fund and Foundation. (Note: login is optional; but
if you do, you can see your payments history and the system will auto-fill your information for you.) Dues payments and donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.

Virtual Yearbook

In the on-line "Virtual Yearbook" you can read about classmates, look at their photos (many were not in the print edition and most are in color). You can edit your profile, your essay, and add/delete photos as you see fit.  While logged on, click this link and use the navigation buttons on the top and right.

Directory Link (on left, second from bottom while logged on)

It has three selections: Classmates (you can look up details on anyone) My Profile (update your own details), Deceased (lists all those we've lost, including links to their memorials).     


  • Saturday, September 8, 2019, 4pm: Pre-rade for incoming freshmen at Nassau Hall. Class gathering at Nassau Inn taproom around 1:30pm. Chair: Joe Prather (email: veep@princeton61.org) with questions or to let him know you're coming.

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM: Class Gathering at Yankee Stadium for Dartmouth football game.



  • May 30 - June 2, 2019 58th Reunion. Chair: Joe Prather. Class Dinner Friday, May 31, 6 to 10 pm in the Weickart Atrium in the Louis A. Simpson International Building- speaker Jim Zirin. Please click here to sign up. These 41 are on board so far: Jim Adams, Sue & Jim Blair, Lee Blyler and his daughter Allison '88, Ellen & Peter Boer, Tamara & George Brakeley, Bob Chapman & Florence Sinofsky, Esther Clovis '12, Patty & Jon Hlafter, Gerri & Mike Horn, Suzanne & Justin Kimball,Cookie Krongard, Jim Lane, Ken Lomas, Lindsay Martinez '19, Maureen & Joe McGinity, Frank Novak, Peter Pettibone, Mary & Bob Pickens, Joe & Ev Prather, Eileen & Tom Pulling, Andreas Prindl & Deborah Robbins, Spence Reynolds, Charlie RIppin, Art Smith, Martha & Jim Wickenden, Carol Wojciechowicz, Marlene Hess & Jim Zirin.Photos, click here.

  • March 4, 2019- Golf outing at the Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, FL. Host: John O'Neill. Details and reservations: Joe McGinity. Lunch at the club. On board so far: Torell, Tim & Anne Mygatt, O'Neill, Earle, and McGinity. Ken Scasserra and son Marty will join us later for dinner.

  • February 23, 2019 Alumni Day. Click here for the University's information page, which includes the schedule of events and link to online registration. The Service of Remembrance is at 3pm in the Chapel.

    Click here for earlier events.

Our Class News page contains short items which appear from newest to oldest.  Some items appear on the Class Acts if they are longer.  We welcome your submissions but suggest you read our Guidelines.  You can see the roster of Class Officers (including their smiling faces).  Also, please go to the President's Page, and the Treasurer's Page.  Viewing and updating personal data requires classmates to login with their own i.d. and password.

Memorials are on the PAW website.  Past Class Notes are archived on PAW as well.

If you are a member or widow of the class, this is your site.  This medium serves as a valuable resource for news of the class.  Please tell other classmates!  Whether you have news about yourself or others, want to post a notice of a class event, or have other information of interest, please send it here.  Items will also be passed on to our class secretary, George Brakeley, for possible use in PAW.

On this site: You may click on links, which are in orange and underlined, to be transported to the page described (and you can use the "Back" button of your web browser to return), or to send e-mail to the person identified.  You may also click on the links at the left of all pages.  Clicking on a "thumbnail" picture with an orange border will display a larger and clearer image.

Click here for earlier past events.  Click here for the class song.

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