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Harriet G. Hitch

Null "Mark" Hodapp

Miriam C. Reed

Harriet G. Hitch

Harriet Green Hitch, 64, of Lawrenceville, died August 10 at home.

Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she has been a resident of Lawrenceville for 35 years.

She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University in 1962, where she was a political science major and a cello student of Janos Starker. She received her master's degree in political science from Rutgers University in 1973.

She wrote and helped design the book catalog for the Princeton University Press for 17 years.

A civil rights advocate and pacifist, she joined the Princeton Society of Friends (Quakers) in the early 1970s. She was also a volunteer for the Trenton office of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The daughter of the late Dorothy Kuersteiner Greene and Lee Seifert Greene, she is survived by her husband of 43 years, Thomas Tipton Hitch; two daughters, Rachel Hitch of Chicago, Ill. and Anne Collins of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Robert E. Greene of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this Sunday, August 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the Princeton Monthly (Quaker) Meeting House, at the juncture of Mercer and Quaker Roads. A reception will immediately follow.

In the manner of Friends, interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Friends Monthly Meeting, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton 08540.

Arrangements are under the direction The Kimble Funeral Home.

Null "Mark" Hodapp

Null "Mark" Hodapp

Null Marcus (Mark) Hodapp, 78, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died July 26 in Rockledge, Fla., following surgery from a fractured hip, complicated by pneumonia. A longtime Princeton resident, he moved to Cocoa Beach after his retirement from the Allen Bradley Co. in 1981.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Judge Null M. and LoRean D. Hodapp. He moved to Princeton in the early 1930s with his mother, a teacher at Westminster Choir College.

He attended the Nassau Street Elementary School where, in the second grade, he forged friendships with classmates Asa Bushnell, Jack Madden and Bob Wohlforth that would remain close for more than seven decades. By junior high school, the four friends had formed The K-LUB, a club limited to four members. Its durability is marked today by a brick on Palmer Square.

Mr. Hodapp served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, then graduated from Purdue University in 1949 with a degree in electrical engineering.

His first employer was the Cleveland-based Electric Controller & Manufacturing Co., which put him in its New York City office, then transferred him to Buffalo. When the company merged with the Square D Company, he moved to Ohio. In 1956, he was hired by Allen Bradley and became district manager of the firm's Dayton and Cincinnati offices, a position he held for the remainder of his working career.

He held memberships in the American Society of Electrical Engineers, Masonic-Verity Lodge, Purdue Alumni Association, and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

A talented magician, he was honored as Magician of the Year in the Orlando area in the early 1990s. He will be remembered for the entertaining magic shows he presented at engineering conventions throughout the country and at Princeton mini-reunions in various cities. He was especially adept with cards and sleight-of-hand, which he first perfected during his Princeton High School days. He was a member of the S.A.M. and I.B.M. magic societies.

He is survived by a son, Mark William of Pleasanton, Calif.; two daughters, Susan Stuart of Cincinnati and Lynne Clark of Sugar Land, Tex.; a sister, Eleanor Heim of Cocoa Beach; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 at the United Methodist Church, 3300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, with a Celebration of Life reception immediately following in the nearby Towers building.

His remains will be placed next to those of his mother in Princeton Cemetery after the memorial service in Florida.

Miriam C. Reed

Miriam C. Reed, M.D., 87, of Pennswood Village, Newton, Pa., died August 12 at Pennswood Village. She had been a longtime Lawrence-ville resident before her recent move to Pennswood Village.

Born in Newark and raised in Maplewood, N.J., she graduated from Cornell University in 1937 and Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1948. Her internship at Baltimore City Hospital was followed by a residency in dermatology at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her residency she returned to New Jersey to enter the practice of medicine in dermatology in Princeton. She practiced as a sole practitioner until 1981, when she joined the Princeton Medical Group. She retired in 1985.

While practicing medicine she taught for ten years at the University of Pennsylvania, organized the first meeting of the Women Members of the Academy of Dermatology, was program chair for the AMA Section Council in Dermatology, served on the American Academy of Dermatology By-Law Committee, was active in the scholarship and publications committees of the American Medical Women's Association, and was a member of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia.

She also contributed her time to the community, working actively in literacy programs in the Trenton area and assisting with the founding of the Cranbury First Aid Squad.

The daughter of the late Henry B. and Hazel H. Reed, she is survived by two sisters, Doris R. Babbitt of Asbury Park and Carroll M. Vickers of Lewiston, N.Y.; and a brother, Henry Reed Jr. of Billings, Mont.

The funeral service was August 17 at Penn Hall, Pennswood Village. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park, Hanover, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 1689, Merrifield, Va. 22116-9644.

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