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Dr. Charles Henry "Pudsey" Classen, Sr.
1920 - 2003
Head Councilor in the '30s

Charlie Classen, Sr.Princeton Alumni Weekly:
Charles Henry Classen '34
Published in Apr. 9, 2003, issue

     Charlie, who practiced and taught pediatrics until he was 83, died of heart failure in his sleep Jan 10, 2003, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The chief of pediatrics at Bryn Mawr Hospital for 10 years, he taught students and physicians at area medical schools and hospitals, including the U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Charlie was a past president of the Philadelphia Pediatric Society and of the Philadelphia Allergy Society.

     "Treating the sick child," Charlie once wrote, "and the academics of medicine have been a challenge. I have enjoyed very much the family life with my wife and six children (two physicians). Tennis, squash, gardening, and trout fishing have been my main extracurricular activities."

     Charlie's first wife, Adrienne Charles Classen, died in 1946, survived by Charles Henrey, Jr. Scott and Beverly. In 1950 he married Jean Crooke, who survives, as does Charlie's brother, John '38. Also surviving are their three children, Peter, David, Ann, and and 12 grandchildren. To them, we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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