Sean O’Donoghue died peacefully on October 3, 2013, from the effects of cancer.

Born in New York City, Sean grew up in Bedford, New York. He graduated with honors in history from the St. Paul’s School, in Concord, New Hampshire, where he played football.

At Princeton Sean majored in English and wrote his thesis on the works of Lawrence Sterne. He belonged to Charter Club and roomed with Ed Durkee and Clint Johnson.

After graduation he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. Following his Army service, Sean worked for the New York Stock Exchange and later as an Information Technology consultant. In recent years, Sean listed his occupation as a retired Internal Revenue Service auditor. He had lived most of his life in Manhattan.

The Class extends its sympathy to Sean’s brother, Michael, and to the rest of the O’Donoghue family.