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Edward R. Farley Jr.

Harry H. Hall Jr.

Karl D. Pettit Jr.

Domenico Pirone

Frank Rathauser

Benjamin B. Tregoe Jr.

Memorial Service For Paul K. Weimer

Edward R. Farley Jr.

Edward Raymond Farley Jr., 86, of Princeton, died April 25 at home.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was the grandson of Irish immigrants. His parents were in the liquor and saloon business in Staten Island.

Educated on Staten Island and at the Lawrenceville School, he graduated from Princeton University in 1940 with an A.B. in political science. He went on to receive a J.D./L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1943.

He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1944 and joined the Wall Street firm of Simpson, Thatcher, and Bartlett.

In 1956, he joined Atlas Corporation, a uranium mining and holding company whose securities were listed on both the New York and American Stock Exchanges. Starting as vice president, he became president and CEO. The company engaged in mining operations in Moab, Utah, and the Marshall Islands. As a holding company, it once owned Madison Square Garden, as well as many cosmetic and household products.

During his career he served as chairman of the executive committee of Lincoln Savings Bank in Brooklyn and director of the American Nuclear Energy Council. After moving to Princeton in 1958, he became active in many community activities in Mercer County, serving as both a member and head of the board of trustees of The Lawrenceville School for 14 years, and as chairman of the board of The Medical Center at Princeton for 22 years. He was also active in the local Red Cross, a member of the Atomic Industrial Forum, a trustee of Dial Lodge at Princeton University, a trustee of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and a trustee of the Corella and Bertram Bonner Foundation.

In 1985 he was invested as a Knight of Malta by John Cardinal O'Connor. In 1987 he was honored as the Irishman of the Year by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Mercer County, Inc. In 1990, he was honored for his contribution to amateur football in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

Predeceased by a son, Thomas Joyce Farley, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Irene Daly Farley; two daughters, Nancy Farley Jarrell of Tucson, Ariz. and Jane Farley von Oehsen of Princeton; a son, Edward Ill of Sarasota, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. Following mass, family and friends are invited to share their memories at the Nassau Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 101 Drakes Corner Road, Princeton 08540.

Harry H. Hall Jr.

Harry H. Hall Jr., 79, of Princeton, died April 18 in the Princeton Care Center.

Born in Inlet, N.Y., he was a 1948 graduate of Princeton University, where he played on the undefeated golf team.

He was a United States Marine, serving during the Korean War.

He retired from Interwoven Sock Company, New Brunswick, as a sales executive.

He was a six-time winner of the club championship at Springdale Golf Club. He was also a member of Pine Valley Golf Club, where he won the Crump Cup in 1957.

Son of the late Harry H. and Madeline Wood Hall Sr., and husband of the late Mary B. Hall, he is survived by a son, Harry III of Plainsboro; a daughter, Virginia Wood of Neenah, Wis.; a brother, John P. Hall of Kingston, N.Y.; a sister, Mary J. Hutto of Colorado; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Karl D. Pettit Jr.

Karl Dravo Pettit Jr., 89, of Lambertville, formerly of Princeton, died April 14 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the first of seven children of the late Karl D. Pettit and Estelle Fitch Pettit, who moved to Princeton in 1922.

He attended Princeton Country Day School and The Hun School before graduating from the Ashville School in 1935. At Ashville he excelled in track and football, and was selected for the first team All Western North Carolina squad. He then attended Princeton University where he was a member of Cannon Club and the class of 1939.

He served during World War II as a Naval fighter pilot and as an instructor in the Navy Aviator's Night Fighter program. He remained in the Naval Reserve until 1959 when he retired as a lieutenant commander. Following the war, he raised his family in Princeton. He moved to Lambertville four years ago.

For his entire career, he worked in the mutual fund industry and as an investment counselor. He was sales director for Knickerbocker Fund from 1946 to 1952, president of Future Planning Corporation from 1952 to 1960, and a regional sales manager for Waddell & Reed from 1961 until his retirement in 2001.

He was a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers Ethics Committee from 1952 to 1960.

He was active with Princeton alumni activities.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Springdale Golf Club from 1948 to 1970. In Lambertville, where he attended the Presbyterian Church, he was known as a vigorous walker and sidewalk philosopher.

Predeceased by his wife, Ruth Aten Pettit, he is survived by his four children, Helen E. Pettit of Lambertville, Karl D. III of New Hope, Pa., Katherine P. Cruser of Princeton, and Dorothy R. Pettit of Westport, Conn.; three brothers, Walter of Piedmont, Calif., William of Princeton, and Samuel of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mary P. Funk of Princeton and Barbara P. Finch of Atlantic Highlands; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at Nassau Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Regional Ballet School's Ruth Pettit Scholarship for young girls. For information, call Barry Henson at (732) 249-1254, ext. 22.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Domenico Pirone

Domenico Pirone, 76, of Princeton, died April 15 in the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Pettoranello Di Molise, Italy, he was the owner and operator of Domenico Pirone Landscaping in Princeton.

He was a parishioner of St. Paul's Church and a member of the Princeton Italian-American Sportsman Club, the Societa Roma Eterna, and the Pettoranello Garden Club.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Pirone; a son, Mark of Chevy Chase, Md.; a daughter, Dana Pirone Garrity of Newtown Square, Pa.; a sister, Enrichetta Pirone Rossi of Pettoranello, Italy; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was April 20 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church. Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 47 North Clinton Avenue, Trenton 08609; or to The American Cancer Society of New Jersey, Mercer County Chapter, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 08648.

Frank Rathauser

Dr. Frank Rathauser, 91, of Princeton, died April 25 in Greenwood House, Ewing Township.

Born in Newark, he had previously lived in Trenton for many years.

He was a graduate of Lafayette College and New York University Medical School. He served his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and practiced general surgery. In 1958 he completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Philadelphia Children's Hospital and returned to New Jersey to become the state's first pediatric surgeon. He was on the medical staff at Princeton Medical Center and Capital Health System at Mercer and Fuld for many years.

He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Ronnie Hans Rathauser; two sons, Dr. John Rathauser of Kendall Park and Dr. Robert Rathauser of Belle Mead; a daughter, Bette Rosenberg of Woodbury, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing Township. Burial will follow at Ewing Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Greenwood House, 53 Walter Street, Ewing 08628.

Benjamin B. Tregoe Jr.

Benjamin B. Tregoe Jr., 77, of Princeton, died April 20 of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc.

Born and raised in California, he graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, Calif. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he received his bachelor's degree from Whittier College and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.

In 1958, he co-founded Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., an international management consulting firm headquartered in Princeton, which today conducts business in over 50 countries and 20 languages.

Mr. Tregoe was a leading lecturer and the author of several books. His first, The Rational Manager, which he co-authored with Dr. Charles Kepner in 1965, is recognized as a landmark publication in the field of management methodology. In 1993, he realized a long-held dream when he established the Tregoe Education Forum. The nonprofit organization provides middle and high school students with critical thinking skills needed to effectively solve problems, make decisions, and work together.

He served on the boards of directors of the J.M. Smucker Company, the National Alliance of Business, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Whittier College, Trenton After School Program, and Princeton Day School. He also served as chairman of an advisory committee to the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard.

He was a member and elder of Nassau Presbyterian Church, and a member of St. Simon-by-the-Sea Church in Mantoloking.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Gill Tregoe; a son, Benjamin III of Boston; two daughters, Elizabeth Gonzalez of Manhattan and Cynthia Richetti of Hopewell; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held on April 25 at Nassau Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tregoe Graduate Fellowship Fund at Harvard University, University Hall 3 North, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; or to The Cancer Support Group and programs of care of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540.

Arrangements were by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Memorial Service For Paul K. Weimer

A memorial service for Paul K. Weimer of Princeton, who died January 6, will be held this Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

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