In Memoriam

Joan Adams A'54

Joan A. Adams A'54, 90, of Hampton Township, N.J. passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Newton Medical Center. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Joan was the daughter of Severo & Francesca Daizovi. Joan lived in Edgewater, N.J. and North Bergen, N.J. before she moved to Hampton Township in 1972.

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George Constantine Commandaros AR'51

George Constantine Commandaros AR'51, 98 of El Dorado Hills, CA (formerly of Pittsburgh, PA) died peacefully surrounded by his family on October 29, 2022. To read his obituary, please click here.

Al Wasserman CE'52

Al Wasserman CE'52 died at the age of 92 under a blood moon in Oakland on Nov. 7. He was surrounded by his wife, Ann, and his three children, Steve, Rena and Sherry. To read his obituary, please click here.

Dr. Albert "Sonny" Vaillant ME'53

 Dr. Albert "Sonny" Vaillant ME'53 , 91, of Woodbury passed away November 13, 2022. To read his obituary, please click here.

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