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Vol. LXV, No. 33
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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Kathleen A. H. Carje

Eleanor S. Dill

Kathleen A. H. Carje

Kathleen A. H. Carje

Kathleen Ann Hoff Carje, formerly of Princeton, died August 1 after a long fight against gastrointestinal cancer in Thornton, Co.

A twenty year survivor of breast cancer, she was born and raised in Princeton.

A 1961 graduate of Princeton High School, she attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She remained in Ohio during her 19-year marriage to the late Richard W. Carje, ex-mayor of North Ridgeville Ohio. She later moved back to Princeton and continued to raise her children in New Jersey.

She enjoyed driving trips and spent much time between New Jersey, Colorado, and California visiting family, historic sites, national parks, Cape May, N.J., and for many years attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Her other interests included various types of needlework, reading, music, and accumulating a vast collection of Alice in Wonderland books and memorabilia.

The daughter of the late Joseph S. Hoff II and Ruth Kathleen Hay Hoff; she is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Ann Carje-Coolidge; her sons Richard Carje and Kyler J. Carje; her sister, Barbara VanRiper; and four grandsons.

A viewing of ashes was held on August 14 in Lafayette, Co.

A burial service will take place on September 8 at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Moore Street, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345,; or the Hospice Care of Boulder & Broomfield, 1-303-604-5229,

Eleanor S. Dill

Eleanor Steele Dill, 92, of Palm Beach, Fla. and Oak Bluffs, Mass., died August 5 after several years of struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.

Born on January 21, 1919, in Paterson, N.J., she graduated from Ridgewood High School and secretarial school. She worked as a secretary before her marriage to John H. Dill, also of Paterson. They began a family while John served in the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., after which they moved to Ewing and finally Lawrenceville, where they raised their children.

She found time for many volunteer activities, including Girl Scouts, Junior League, the Republican Party, and most notably, the Lawrenceville Public Library.

After her husband’s death in 1965, she returned to work as an assistant in the college exam department of Educational Testing Service until her retirement. Eventually she left her beloved state of New Jersey to live in North Palm Beach, Fla., where she enjoyed the warmth and family visits until her health began to decline. Her last years were spent at the home of her daughter, Virginia.

Predeceased by a son in infancy, her husband John, and her son William Henry, she is survived by two daughters Suzan Nixon and Virginia Gregory, seven grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at the Lawrenceville Cemetery on August 22 at 11 a.m., where she will be laid to rest with her husband and infant son.

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

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