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Pauline D. Boecke

Alexander J. Bordash

James C.W. Chen

Florence T. Ishibashi

Tristam B. Johnson

Elizabeth F. Kauzmann

Janet M. Nystrom

Pauline D. Boecke

Pauline D. Boeckel, 67, of East Windsor, died July 29 at St. Peter¹s University Medical Center in New Brunswick.

Born in Princeton, she was a resident of East Windsor for more than 30 years. She worked for the Office of the Registrar at Princeton University for 45 years.

Daughter of the late Angelo Duva, she is survived by her husband of 33 years, Jim; her mother, Angelina Duva of Princeton; and two brothers, Frank Duva of Florida and Dave Duva of Princeton.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on August 3 at St. Paul¹s Church. Interment followed in Princeton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 08648-2304.

Arrangements were under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.

Alexander J. Bordash

Alexander J. Bordash

Alexander J. Bordash, 52, of Marlton, formerly of Princeton, died July 28.

He was employed as a senior technical analyst for Princeton Financial Services in Princeton for eight years. He was also a longtime local musician.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (nee Nagy) Bordash; his wife of 18 years, Carol; two children, Casey and Chelsea; and three siblings, Toni McCormick, Tina Fiumenero, and Elizabeth Allen.

The funeral service was July 31 at the Bradley Funeral Home in Marlton. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill 08034.

James C.W. Chen

James C.W. Chen, 73, of Princeton, died July 28 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he lived in Princeton for more than 30 years. He came to the United States in 1958 to study at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he earned a Ph.D. in biology. After completing a two-year post-doctorate at Princeton University, he taught biology at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. for three years, followed by 25 years as a biology professor at Rutgers University. He retired in 1993.

He is survived by his mother, Wu-Tsuei Chen of Los Angeles; his wife, Effie Chen; three daughters, Audrey Chen of Toronto, Ont., Bernice Chen of Brussels, Belgium, and Clarice Chen of Hopewell; four brothers and three sisters; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held August 1 at The Kimble Funeral Home. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Health Care System Foundation, Oncology Memorial Fund, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540.

Florence T. Ishibashi

Florence T. Ishibashi, 74, of Princeton, died suddenly July 25 while vacationing in Maine.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Ishibashi, and two children, Kris and Matthew.

Memorial donations may be made to the New York Times Neediest Fund.

Arrangements were by the Rackliffe Funeral Home, Belfast, Maine.

Tristam B. Johnson

Tristam B. Johnson

Tristam B. Johnson, 84, a lifelong Princeton resident and retired investment advisor, died July 31 at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly.

He suffered a stroke in November, 1999, and had been living at the home of his daughter, Katie Hill, in Columbus for the past two years.

Born in Princeton, Mr. Johnson attended Princeton Country Day School and Lawrenceville School before graduating from Yale with the Class of 1941. He joined the Army immediately after graduation and served during World War II as an intelligence officer stationed in Australia, where he intercepted and decoded Japanese communications. Upon his return to Princeton, he embarked on a long career as a stockbroker and investment adviser

After learning the brokerage business in New York City, he established the Tristam B. Johnson Company in Princeton before being asked to help start the Princeton branch of Laidlaw & Co. in the 1950s. He was later associated with Kidder Peabody, and with Hornblower Weeks & Co. in its Trenton office. Most recently he was with Paine Webber, now UBS Financial Services, where he continued to work long after retirement age.

Active in Republican politics in Princeton, he was elected to Borough Council in 1956 and served as Council President and then as acting mayor when Mayor Mac Sturges was stricken with a heart attack. In 1958 he ran unsuccessfully for mayor on the Republican ticket. He was the New Jersey chairman of the campaign to elect Nelson Rockefeller president.

In the early 1970s he was named financial consultant in the formation of the Stony Brook Regional Sewerage Authority, in which capacity he assisted in securing the multi-million dollar bond issue for the construction of the new sewerage plant on River Road. He was also a member of a statewide transportation advisory council.

He had a passionate interest in American history, especially the American Revolution. He became engaged in the concept of "living history² during the bicentennial reenactments in the Princeton area. He took on the characters of several French and American Revolution figures as a part of the reenactments of battles associated with the Revolutionary War, in order to bring to life the importance of the events of that era. One of his most cherished involvements included crossing the Delaware River during the annual reenactment of George Washington's crossing and the subsequent battles of Trenton and Princeton. He also helped create the Swan Foundation, an institution dedicated to preserving and displaying artifacts from the American Revolution.

A member and former president of the Princeton Rotary Club since 1951, he was also a member of the Nassau Club, the Bay Head Yacht Club, and Pretty Brook Tennis Club.

He was a longtime member and former elder of First (now Nassau) Presbyterian Church.

A devoted father and grandfather, he took great pleasure in touching the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great grandson, often with surprise visits.

Predeceased in 2002 by his wife, the former Eileen Douglas, he is survived by four children from his first marriage to the late Helen Harris Johnson, Kate L. Hill of Columbus, Tristam Jr. of Newfane, Vt., Thomas of Salt Lake City, and Elizabeth H. Johnson of Williamstown, Mass.; and two sons from his marriage to Barbara L. Johnson of Princeton, Jeffrey of Castleton, Vt., and Kevin of Newtown, Mass. Also surviving are two stepsons, Christopher Reeve of Bedford, N.Y. and Benjamin Reeve of Arlington, Mass.; 19 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his constant companion and caregiver, Rayfield Meyers.

A memorial service will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, on Friday, August 6 at 4 p.m., with a reception following at The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Swan Foundation, c/o The National Museum of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville 08560.

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

Elizabeth F. Kauzmann

Elizabeth Flagler Kauzmann, 77, of Princeton, died August 1 at Acorn Glen Assisted Living, following a long decline caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Born in Scranton, Pa., the only child of Dr. Charles S. and Katherine Adams Flagler, she grew up in Stroudsburg, Pa., and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1948 with a degree in biology. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

In 1949 she came to Princeton University and worked with Dr. Frank Johnson on the effects of high pressure on anesthetics, among other things.

In 1951 she married Prof. Walter J. Kauzmann of the Princeton University Chemistry Department. After the birth of their children she devoted herself to raising the family and volunteering for community organizations. She was integral in establishing the Central New Jersey chapter of Young Audiences, an organization that brings music into public schools. As a Mount Holyoke alumna, she helped for many years with its annual house tours in Princeton and surrounding communities, and with the Princeton Antiques Show, a fund-raiser run with the Wellesley alumnae association.

She took pleasure in cooking, music, theater, and dance. She traveled widely and particularly enjoyed lengthy stays in Denmark, India, Japan, and Nigeria. She spent most summers at the family cottage on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

She is survived by her husband, Walter; two sons, C. Peter of Skillman and Eric of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Lise Pacala of Princeton; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the fall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Janet M. Nystrom

Janet M. Nystrom, 63, of Richmond, Va., died July 20 at her home in Princeton, where she and her family have spent every summer since 1965.

Born in Trenton, she was the daughter of Helen Movshovitz and the late Abraham Movshovitz.

She was a 1963 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She held a master's degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Mrs. Nystrom worked for several years at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) in Richmond, and was recently retired as a paralegal at the Richmond law firm, McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe.

Predeceased by a daughter, Julia Gray Nystrom of Richmond, she is survived by her mother; her husband, Bruce Nystrom of Richmond; a daughter, Nika Haase of Swarthmore, Pa.; two sons, Marc and Scott, both of Richmond; a brother, Howard Movshovitz of Boulder, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial reception was held July 24 at the Nystrom home in Princeton. A memorial service was held July 28 at the St. Christopher's School chapel in Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher's School Foundation, 711 St. Christopher's Road, Richmond, Va. 23226.

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