John C. Rinehart '57
John died in November 2002 after a long illness. Though he always loved his Princeton years, he was not able to return to reunions or maintain ties with '57. At college he joined Key and Seal and concentrated in architecture/engineering.
After Princeton, he did graduate studies at Washington University. He was in the U.S. Army 1957-61. when his education and Army tour ended he entered the family construction business, Westlake Construction Co. in st. Louis as an engineer and estimator.
When the business was sold in the 1970's, John worked at engineering assignments in Saudi Arabia. He was fascinated by arabic, writing an unpublished book on arabic verbs. In the 80's he was active in refugee relocation and was himself a foster parent for Vietnameze and Ethiopean children.
John retired at 58. when his wife, Pat wanted to be a nurse, he supported her career, saying (as Pat remembers) "it was a good investment for my old age."
The Class of '57 sends its sympathies to Pat and daughters Anna, Mary and Lailah.