Jane R. Hoyt, 87, of Naples, Fla., died March 29 at Bentley Village Health Care Center. She had been a Princeton resident before moving to Naples in 1984.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Bert and Charlotte Ward Root.
A member of the Hopewell Valley Golf Club in Hopewell, and Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, she enjoyed playing golf and bridge.
Predeceased by her husband, Oakley Hoyt, in 2003, she is survived by a son, John of Springfield, Ill.; and two granddaughters.
Arrangements are by Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Elaine Williamson Jackson, 83, of Princeton, died March 29 at Princeton Care Center.
Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong resident of the Princeton/Lawrence area, and member of the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church.
Predeceased by her husband, Leonard Jackson, and a grandson, Darryl Crossland, she is survived by two daughters, Elaine Harrison of Chicago, Ill., and Joyce Crossland of Lawrence; three sisters, Marie Johnson of Trenton, Shirley Ganges of Ewing, and Jean Williamson of Princeton; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was April 5 at Mt. Pisgah Church. Burial was at Princeton Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.
Maurice Phillips, 88, of Lawrence Township, died March 29 at the University Medical Center at Princeton, after suffering a heart attack at home.
Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son of parents who immigrated from Europe ? his mother, Ida, from Poland, and his father, Alexander, from England. He grew up in Rochester, N.Y., then lived in Roosevelt, N.J. for 15 years before becoming a resident of Lawrence Township for almost 40 years.
A graduate of Cornell University in 1938, he earned his doctorate from New York University in 1966.
A clinical psychologist in private practice and a consultant to the Northeast Career Center, he was one of the first therapists at Trinity Counseling Service in Princeton, where he continued to work until his recent retirement.
A former farm manager, his property included many specimen plants and trees started from twigs. He enjoyed growing amaryllis flowers from seed, a process which takes more than seven years, and was tending more than 200 seedlings in various stages of development at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn; four daughters, Laramie Palmer, Charlotte Phillips, Elinor Tucker, and Jennifer Raics; a son, Charles; a sister, Annette Formicola; four brothers, Solomon, Joseph, David, and Milton; and ten grandchildren. His marriage to the late Lore Riedel ended in divorce.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road. Interment in Princeton Cemetery will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence Township Emergency Medical Services, Lawrenceville 08648.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Steven H. Spewak, 53, of Princeton, died March 29 in Alexandria, Va.
Born in Philadelphia, he had been a resident of Princeton for the past 20 years.
He was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned both B.A. and M.A. degrees; and the University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in business administration.
He was the proprietor of a management consulting practice with offices in Princeton and Washington, D.C. He was also an author, consultant, and lecturer on enterprise architecture planning to dozens of national and international organizations, corporations, and government agencies.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Spewak; two sons, Jonathan D. and Matthew C.; and a brother, Michael.
The funeral service was April 2 at Orland's Memorial Chapel in Ewing Township.
A period of mourning will be observed at the family residence in Princeton.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.