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Wilbert Joseph Shinn
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1911
Death: Oct. 16, 1996

Wilbert Joseph Shinn '33
Joe Shinn died in Easton, Md., Oct. 16, 1996, two days after his 86th birthday. He lived in Princeton for many years, graduated from Princeton H.S., attended Hun School, and lived at home during college (Princeton Univ. Class of 1933). After college he spent two years surveying and then joined the New Jersey Geodetic Dept. He taught at Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., from 1939-42. During WWII he was a training supervisor at Grenier Air Force Base. After the war, he was a licensed land surveyor and professional planner for the State of New Jersey and was an expert at laying out subdivisions. At our 20th (reunion)he reported "a profitable hobby of restoring old farmhouses and shapely waterborne craft such as yawls, dinghies, and so forth." That helps explain why since 1978 Joe lived on Maryland's Eastern Shore. There he faithfully attended all Princeton functions and also those of the St. Andrews Society. A friend reported, "You should see the two of us in our kilts." Joe's first wife, Alice Thompson Shinn, died in 1969. He is survived by his wife, Lorna Carlin Shinn, whom he married in 1973, and by three children, Pamella S. Wooley, Peter S., and Melissa, four stepchildren, Nona, Jane, Judith, and John Chadwick, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
The Class of 1933
PAW (Princeton Alumni Weekly)- 02/19/97

Note: It is interesting to note that all three of the children of Wilbert and Hettie Shinn chose to use their middle names rather than their first names. (FWS)

 
 
Burial:
Princeton Cemetery
Princeton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Frank Sloat
Record added: Nov 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12509771
Wilbert Joseph Shinn
Added by: Frank Sloat
 
Wilbert Joseph Shinn
Added by: Frank Sloat
 
Wilbert Joseph Shinn
Added by: Frank Sloat
 
 
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