CLASS OF 1966
WILSON CHUKWUNWIKE OBI (1940 - 2017)
The Class has received word that Wilson Chukwunwike Obi—Nwike to his friends—died in Abuja, Nigeria on August 16, 2017.
Nwike was born in 1940 in Anambra State Nigeria. He attended the government secondary school in Afikpo, Nigeria, and graduated from Kings College, Lagos, where he played cricket and soccer and ran track.
At Princeton he majored in aeronautical engineering, belonged to Tower Club and the Pan African Student Organization, ran winter track, and played IAA sports. He roomed with Pete Andrus, Dieter Bloser, Joe Wilson, Bill Price, and Tom McLaughlin in 1938 Hall.
He continued his education after graduating from Princeton, receiving an MS from Brown University and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Stephens Institute of Technology.
Nwike began his career in aeronautical engineering before moving into programming and personal computers. He was a long-time resident of East Orange, New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife Chinwe, sons Ogidi (with whom he attended our 50th Reunion) and Kamsi, sister Caroline, grandchildren and nieces and nephews, to all of whom the Class extends its condolences.