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John K. Longyear

John K. Longyear '47 died on June 24, 1956, in a Westchester, NY hospital. He and his wife, the former Ruth De Jeu '47, and their two children, John Paul and Judith, lived in Hawthorne, NY where John had been in business with his father for some years. John had been ill for several months. He was active in the Christian Missionary and Alliance Church and in other local affairs as he took his place as a good citizen of his town. This follows the pattern of the life John and Ruth led on Wheaton's campus where they were so warmly and happily remembered. During World War II John served as a Lieutenant in the Navy and was in the Pacific area for three years.