Leona G. Bothwell of Montgomery died July 14 at the University Medical Center at Princeton, surrounded by her family.
Born and raised in New York City, she lived in Toronto before moving to Kendall Park, where she lived for 40 years.
A graduate of Thomas A. Edison State College in Trenton, she worked as a freelance writer and contributor to local newspapers. She was also an editor for the Judicial Department of the Office of Administrative Law in Trenton, and taught occasionally in the communications department at Rider University.
She is survived by her husband, John Marincas of Stonebridge at Montgomery; two daughters, Shara Pollie of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Alix Scott of Groveville; a son, Ian of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Joan Shirley Huggins, 77, of Princeton, died July 29 at Princeton Care Center.
Born in Chicago, she was a Princeton resident for many years.
She received her bachelor's degree in 1950 from Trinity College in Washington, D.C.
She was an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency and later worked part-time as an editor with Merck & Co.
She was a member of the Present Day Club of Princeton and was active in the Trinity College Alumnae Association, where she was a former chapter president.
Daughter of the late Gilbert Lyle Shirley and Ethel Hickey Shirley, she is survived by her husband, LCDR David Sherwood Huggins, USN (Ret.); three daughters, Jane Malia Re of Bridgeport, Conn., Denise Anne Zavitski of Richmond, Ontario, and Kate Therese Werner of Selinsgrove, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, August 3, at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a later date. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hands Together, P.O. Box 80985, Springfield, Mass. 01138.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Richard C. Kane, 93, of Lawrenceville, died July 31 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Princeton where he lived for 63 years, he resided for the last 30 years in Lawrenceville.
He retired in 1975 from Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, where he worked in the accounting department.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 76 of Princeton, the Lawrenceville Senior Citizens, and St. Ann's Church. He was also an avid surf fisherman.
Son of the late Richard and Catherine Kane and husband of the late Catherine Kane, he is survived by a niece and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue.
Firoozeh Khazrai, 46, of Princeton, died at home July 21 after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Born in Tehran, Iran to Mohammad Khazrai and Heshmat Ziaei, she attended the Hadaf primary and secondary schools there. She spent one year in Nyack, N.Y. as an American Field Service exchange student, graduating from Nyack High School in 1977. After returning to Iran, she attended Tehran University, studying music and English Literature. She continued her studies in the U.S. after moving to New York with her husband in 1986. She received her B.A. degree in music from Lehman College in 1988, M.A. in musicology from the City College of New York in 1990, and M.F.A. in musicology from Princeton University in 1992.
She was an accomplished pianist and had many piano students in Iran.
An avid lover of world languages, she learned eight during her lifetime, and was planning to learn more before she died. She became a full-time lecturer at Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies in 1998, teaching her native language of Persian, which she loved above all. A dedicated teacher, she worked hard on developing interactive tools for the learning of Persian. Her many years of studying Persian literature resulted in several research papers that she gave in conferences around the world and published in international journals. Until the day before her fourth surgery in February 2005, she was still teaching her language classes every day. Her plans for this year were to beat back her disease, finish her doctoral dissertation on Russian Opera, look for a new career in Iranian Studies, and watch her children grow.
She is survived by her husband, Shadi Tahvildar-Zadeh, and children Farshad and Darya.
Her body was cremated according to her wishes. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Church of Princeton on Saturday, September 10 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund that will be established in her name to support her children's education. For more information, visit www.anotherbirth.net.
Leslie C. McAneny, 68, a long-time Princeton resident, died July 26 at the University Medical Center at Princeton after a brief hospitalization following several years of ill health.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Herbert McAneny and Marguerite Loud McAneny, both of Princeton. She graduated from Miss Fine's School and from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, in 1958. While in Cleveland she sang with the Robert Shaw Chorale. She earned an M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1963.
She taught college dramatics and ran community groups for three years in the 1960s in northeastern Brazil as a Peace Corps volunteer. On her return to the U.S., she ran a settlement house in South Philadelphia for the city's Department of Recreation. She became a lifelong Phillies fan and made brief history by becoming the 111th champion on the TV Show Jeopardy. She ultimately resigned from her post with the city over policy differences with Philadelphia's then-mayor Frank Rizzo.
Returning to Princeton, she joined the Gallup Organization, where she remained for 21 years until forced by ill health to retire. She served as editor of The Gallup Poll Monthly.
She was active in the Princeton Community Players, directing several theatrical productions for the group.
She is survived by a brother, Colin McAneny, of Vicksburg, Miss.; a sister, Wendy Bradburn of Arlington, Va.; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.
At her wish, no formal services are planned.
Despite having no church affiliation, Ms. McAneny received support services from the Health Care Ministry of St. Paul's during her long disability. Her family therefore requests that memorial contributions be made to Health Care Ministry of St. Paul's, Inc., P.O. Box 1517, Princeton 08542.
Rick Robertiello, 87, of Princeton, died July 28 at Princeton Care Center.
Born in Princeton, he was a lifelong area resident.
He retired in 1982 from Princeton University Store as a buyer in the men's department after 33 years of service.
An Army Veteran of World War II, Third Armor Division, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 76 for 57 years. He was also a member of 40 & 8, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and an auxiliary member of Princeton Hook & Ladder.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eileen A. Caulfield Robertiello; a son, Jack of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Eileen Caito of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Felix of Issaquah, Wash., and Alfonso of Princeton; two sisters, Josephine Rousseau of Princeton and Elizabeth Perna of Plainview, Long Island; two grandchildren; and special friends Elizabeth and Richard Carnevale and their children Emily and Demetrios.
The funeral was August 2 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church. Entombment was in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 529, Princeton 08542.
Carl Walter Schafer, 69, of Princeton, died July 30 at University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Chicago, Ill., he was a resident of Princeton for 36 years.
He received his bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Rochester in 1958.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1961, spending three years as an officer on the U.S.S. Ranger.
From 1961 to 1969, he worked for the Bureau of the Budget in Washington, D.C., serving in 1968-1969 as director of budget preparation. He moved to Princeton in 1969 to be the Director of the Budget of Princeton University. He served Princeton as treasurer from 1972 to 1976, then as financial vice president and treasurer until 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he worked for Rockefeller & Co. in New York City. He then served as president of the Atlantic Foundation from 1990 to 2005.
Mr. Schafer served on the boards of directors or as a trustee for Frontier Oil Corporation, Roadway Express, McCarter Theatre, The American Bible Society, Labor Ready, UBS, Harding Loevner, European Investors and Guardian Groups of Mutual Funds, Nutraceutix, The Claremont Institute, Electronic Clearing House, Harbor Branch Institute, Hamilton & Co., The Johnson Atelier and School of Sculpture, The Bunbury Fund, and The Jewish Guild for the Blind. He was chairman of the investment advisory committee for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and president and CEO of Palmer Square Inc. He was also co-chairman of the New Jersey Task Force on Improving New Jersey's Economic and Regulatory Climate, a member of the investment committee of the William H. Donner Foundation, and chairman of the Robertson Research Fund endowing Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
He is survived by a son, MacHenry George Schafer of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruth Sarrica of St. George, Utah, and Margaret Simone of Youngstown, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eggerts Crossing Village, 175 Johnson Avenue, Lawrence Township 08648; or to the A-Team, Artists of Trenton, P.O. Box 872, Trenton 08605.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.