James Montgomery Beck III, 77, of Princeton, died August 13 at home of cardiovascular disease. A longtime Princeton resident, he was a graduate of the Hun School and Princeton University.
Born in London to an American father and British mother, he came to the United States at the age of 10 in 1939, but returned to the United Kingdom after graduation from Princeton. He also lived at times in Newport, R.I., Hollywood, Calif., Savannah, Ga., New York City, Mexico, and Switzerland.
He had a varied career. He owned a restaurant in London. He also worked for an advertising agency in New York City, for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Georgia, and as a college librarian in Newport before retiring to Princeton to devote himself to historical research on his family. His American grandfather, James M. Beck, was a Congressman from Pennsylvania, Assistant Attorney General, and Solicitor General of the United States, and the author of a number of books on the U.S. Constitution. His British grandfather, Edward Priaulx Tennant, Lord Glenconner, was a Scottish Liberal Member of Parliament and financier who served as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Lord Lieutenant of Peeblesshire. His British grandmother, the Edwardian author Pamela Wyndham Tennant, was a member of "The Souls," an influential late 19th Century group of English art patrons, intellectuals, and politicians. His great uncle was British Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith, and his step-grandfather, Lord Grey, was British Foreign Secretary during World War I.
Mr. Beck was a former board member of the Princeton branch of the English Speaking Union, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Nassau Club, the Princeton Club of New York, and the Spouting Rock Beach Association of Newport, R.I.
He was predeceased by two half-sisters, Nina Marais and Diana Blow, and two half-brothers, Harold, 4th Baron Tennyson, and Mark, 5th Baron Tennyson. He is survived by his twin sister, Virginia Clare Beck of Philadelphia; an adopted son, David Lawson-Beck of Princeton; a half-brother, E.R.C Beck of Newport; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Interment in Princeton Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hun School of Princeton.
Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Boccanfuso, 84, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Princeton, died August 2 at home.
Born in Princeton, she had been a Pensacola resident since 1984.
Predeceased by her husband, Thomas Boccanfuso, and her parents, Michael and Marnia Penelli, she is survived by two sons, John of Cape May and Bob of Pensacola; a daughter, Dorrie Parsons of Pensacola; a brother, William Penelli of Hopewell; three sisters, Angeline Cefelli and Jane Madalon of Princeton, and Eleanor Mansue of West Windsor; and five grandchildren.
Burial took place in Pensacola.
Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5049 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, Fla. 32504.
Casper Charles Kennedy, 84, of Princeton, died August 10 at the University Medical Center of Princeton.
Born in Church Hill, Md., he was educated in the Wilmington, Delaware public school system. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired employee of the New Jersey Department of Labor.
He is survived by a brother, William A. Kennedy, Jr., a sister Lucretia Weddington.
The funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, at the Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Avenue, in Trenton. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J.
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