James Brooks Crummett, W’64, L’67 died on July 17.
The Ringoes, N.J., resident was a public defender in Philadelphia for
10 years, taught at Rutgers University and started his own practice
as trial attorney. His passions were law and golf. He is survived by his
wife, Linda (Landis) Crummett; his sister, Nancy Kaldoner; his children,
Brooks, Tracey, Neil, David and Michael; and grandchildren Colin,
Natalie and Lauren.
John F. A. “Jake ” Earley, L’51 died on July 14 in Gladwyne,
Pa. He was a star basketball player at West Philadelphia
Catholic High School for Boys and attended Swarthmore College
under the V-12 Navy College Training Program during World War II .
He graduated with a degree in engineering and then served aboard
the escort carrier USS Rendova in San Diego until 1946. After earning
his law degree from Penn, he was a patent attorney in New York City
and Philadelphia. He became a partner with the firm of Harding, Earley,
Follmer & and Frailey in Valley Forge, where he stayed for the next 40
years. He also taught business law at Drexel University for 22 years.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan English Earley; sons John,
Philip and Courtney; daughter Meredith; a brother; and four grandchildren.
A daughter, Bobbie Ann, died in 2005.