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Deceased January 3, 2017

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Hugh left us at the age of 88 in January 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He had retired to Vero Beach, Fla., after many years in California.

Hugh was president of the California Sugar and Pine Agency in San Mateo for 40 years, until 1997. He had earlier jobs in the wood products industry.

Hugh was another class member who prepped at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis. At Amherst he joined Phi Delta Theta, majored in chemistry and played squash and baseball.

In retirement, driving for the Indian River Volunteer Ambulance Squad and Meals on Wheels occupied his time, along with golf, bridge and travel. He is survived by two sons, Marc and Ian; a daughter, Mary Brock; and a brother, Tom.

John Priesing ’50