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Vol. LXV, No. 14
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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Amos W. Stults

Edgar A. Riddick

Vincent L. Berger

Amos W. Stults

Amos W. Stults

Dr. Amos W. Stults, 100, of Hopewell, died on March 26 at Stonebridge Health Care Center, Skillman.

Born in Trenton, he spent his early years in Plainsboro. He graduated from The George School and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1935. He opened a veterinary practice in Hopewell that year and was active in his profession until 2009. During his long and distinguished career he was involved in many advances in public health and veterinary medicine.

Both he and his wife were well known and respected members of the Hopewell community. He was a member of Hopewell Masonic Lodge for over 75 years and the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He served as president of the Hopewell Board of Education and was a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, serving as President in 1955.

He received many awards during his long and distinguished career. Among them was an award for Distinguished Service from the NJMVA in 1979 and in 1984 he was a recipient of the Centennial Award from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

In December of 2010 he celebrated his 100th birthday with a party at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

Husband of the late Dorothy K. Stults, his wife of 65 years; and grandfather of the late Jacob Henry Stults; he is survived by his son, Dr. Amos “Bud” Stults; a daughter, Katherine Titus; and one granddaughter. He is also survived by his companion dog, Rusty.

It was his wish that his body be donated to Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School for research.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Scholarship Fund at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.

Edgar A. Riddick

Edgar A. Riddick

Edgar Arthur Riddick, 71, died March 30 at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton.

Born in Cape May, N.J., he moved to Princeton during his teen years. He was a graduate of Princeton High School, class of 1959, and attended Sumpter College in Sumpter, S.C. for two years.

He worked for the State of New Jersey for 30 years in the Department of Transportation where he retired. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton, a member of the Elks, and coached in the Princeton area for over 15 years. He was a shop steward for the Union for the State and a member of the Hit and Miss Rod and Gun Club.

Preceded in death by his father, Theodore Riddick; his mother, Edith Riddick; his brothers, Theodore Riddick Jr., Lester Riddick, and Ivan Riddick; his sister, Jean Stoner Harmon; and his son, Edgar Riddick Jr.; he is survived by his sisters, Keziah Sylvia Turner, Alethia Riddick, and Pamela Riddick Jackson; his children, Michael, Jerrell, and Keziah; four grandchildren; and his lifelong soul mate, Lenner Basnight.

The funeral service was held on April 5 at First Baptist Church, Princeton. Interment was private.

Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.

Vincent L. Berger

Vincent L. Berger, 90, of Leeds, Mass. died March 29 at his daughter’s home.

Born in Trenton on December 15, 1920, he was the eldest son of the late Walter Leo and Mary Berger. He was a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School, class of 1938.

In his early career he worked for the Borden Company and as a manager for Lehigh Valley Dairy Co. He moved to Northampton, Mass. in 1970 where he co-managed the Autumn Inn with his late wife, Irene. His outgoing enthusiastic personality and appreciation of music and the arts made him well suited as a “New England” innkeeper. He considered his family his enduring legacy.

Predeceased by his wife, Irene M. Berger; his daughter, Elizabeth Berger; his brother, Walter Berger; and his sister, Rita Wilson; he is survived by his wife, Jane Marie; his stepchildren, Eva Peters and Victor Menon; his children, Mary Berger, Irene Wright, Nancy Berger, Paul Berger, Jane Berger, Clare McConville, and Ann Wall; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers, Edward and Lawrence Berger; and his sisters, Amelia Dunphy and Marie Groffie.

The funeral was on April 2 at 9 a.m. at Pease and Gay Funeral Home, with a liturgy of Christian burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, 345 Elm Street, Northampton, Mass. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the VNA/Hospice Alliance, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, Mass. 01061; or the Covenant House, Times Square Station, PO Box 731, New York, N.Y. 10108-0900.

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