Alise P. Warren, 76, of Princeton, died August 13 at Princeton Care Center, where she had resided for the past three years.
Born in Bay St. Louis, Miss., she also lived in Kokomo, Ind., and Ann Arbor, Mich., where she worked as assistant manager at Follet's bookstore. Settling in Los Angeles, Calif., she became a general manager for several carpet manufacturers, retiring in the 1960s.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Warren of Los Angeles; and a sister, Marlene Raboteau, and a brother, Albert Raboteau II, both of Princeton.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 18 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church.
Interment was at Trinity-All Saints' Cemetery.
Arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.
Karin Slaby of Princeton died peacefully at home on August 18. She was a former director of the Housing Authority of Princeton.
Born in Norway, the daughter to Elise and Carl Larsen, she grew up in New York City with her parents and two sisters, Gloria and Cathyrn. During World War II she worked at Republic Aviation Corp., where she met her future husband. Following her marriage to Steve Slaby on March 19, 1944, the couple travelled throughout Europe on a motorcycle, lived in Norway, and eventually settled in Princeton where Mr. Slaby began a long career at Princeton University.
In 1963, Mrs. Slaby began her career with the Housing Authority. During her 28 year tenure with the Authority, she initiated the construction of several new housing units, one of which, Karin Court, is named after her. She also provided support, advice, and friendship during the founding years of the Princeton Senior Resource Center at Spruce Circles, which she helped to create.
She was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Tonnessen. She is survived by her loving husband Steve; a daughter, Kristin Slaby; a son and daughter-in-law, Stefan and Donna Slaby; a sister, Cathryn Ether; and two grandchildren.
An open house will be held in her honor this Sunday, August 27, at the Slaby residence from noon to 6 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heifer International Foundation at www.heifer.org; or to the Princeton Resource Center.
Harold Mantell, 85, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Princeton, died August 12 in New York.
A resident of Princeton for more than 30 years, he was a public relations executive and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work spanned a wide range of topics, from the 1967 New York Yankees to the Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda.
Born in Manhattan, he received his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a masters from Columbia University. After the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy, and as a lieutenant commanded a group of landing craft in the South Pacific. Later, he became press officer for Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander of the Pacific Fleet. In 1944, during a visit to the Pacific, Eleanor Roosevelt was sufficiently impressed by Admiral Nimitz's 23-year-old press officer that she told him that if he ever needed help getting a job after the war, he could call her. Two years later Mr. Mantell called and, on the strength of the former first lady's recommendation, became public information officer for the American Association on Indian Affairs. It was the beginning of a half-century of work dedicated to public education.
His first job led to one at the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, where he helped make public health a national issue. He lobbied for the establishment of the National Cancer Institute and created some of the earliest anti-smoking commercials on television. Later, he formed his own public relations firm representing the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations in the area of public health.
As a teenager during the Depression, he had worked as an usher at movie theaters, learning the craft of filmmaking. After his first tour of duty during World War II, he had been put in charge of training films at the naval base at Norfolk, Va. In the 1960s he began writing and producing his own documentary films as part of public education campaigns, including the first documentary about industrial air pollution for the New York State Department of Health, and on community polio immunization for the State of New Jersey. He went on to make more than 100 documentaries, televised in New York on WNET and WNEW, nationally on PBS, and internationally. Among his favorites were Rebirth of Johnny, one of the first films to publicize the struggles of the mentally handicapped; Miracle in OR 5, the broadcast of the then new technology of open heart surgery; and Yankee Bat Boy, which chronicled the last year of the Mickey Mantle era of the New York Yankees, as seen through the eyes of the team's bat boy.
He started Films for the Humanities and Sciences, now known as the Films Media Group, based in Princeton, together with his wife Marianne in the early 1970s. In addition to producing new programs for television, the company began distributing the documentaries Mr. Mantell had made about some of his favorite authors, including e.e. cummings, Pablo Neruda, Robert Frost, Kurt Vonnegut, and Jorge Luis Borges. Over the years, broadcasters around the world came to rely on the company to distribute their programs in North America to schools and colleges. Films for the Humanities became the largest distributor of educational films in North America, and by the time of Mr. Mantell's retirement in the mid 1990s the company's catalog had grown from 30 to more than 8,000 titles.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marianne Mantell of Stuart; four children, Stephen of Chappaqua, N.Y., Michael of Princeton, David of Chicago, Ill., and Eva of Princeton; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.
Laura M. Hovsepian, 81, of Rocky Hill, died August 14 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Passaic, she had been a resident of Rocky Hill for more than 42 years, moving there from Rutherford.
She was a graduate of Trenton State College. Her career as a high school physical education teacher began in Ocean Grove. It was followed by many years as an executive secretary at White, Weld & Co., New York City.
She enjoyed many hobbies, including breeding and training Standard Poodles. She was on the board of Princeton Care Givers and a member of Nassau Presbyterian Church, the Watchung Mountain Poodle Club, and the Mothers of Twins organization.
Wife of the late John H. Hovsepian and sister of the late Katherine Weimer, she is survived by two sons, David of Carmel, N.Y. and Robert of Belmar; and one granddaughter.
The funeral service was Saturday at Nassau Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Lauren McFeaters officiating. Interment was in Rocky Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Blackwell Memorial Home, Pennington.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Humane Society.
Dmitri Z. Garbuzov, Ph.D., 65, of Princeton, died August 20 at home.
Born in Sverdlovsk, Russia, he had been a Princeton resident since 1994, working for Princeton University, then the Sarnoff Corporation, and finally Princeton Lightwave. He was a prominent physicist and a member of the Russian Academy of Science.
Son of the late Zalman Garbuzov and Natalia Polivoda, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Galina L. Minina; a son, Dmitri; and a daughter, Alina.
The funeral service was yesterday at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. Burial was private.
Mona A. Fisher, 80, of Princeton, died August 17 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Elizabeth, she was a lifelong Princeton resident.
She was the owner for many years of The Town Shop on Palmer Square.
She was a longtime member of the University Medical Center at Princeton Auxiliary, serving in numerous positions in support of the Hospital Fete. She was also an active member of the Princeton Republican Club and the Princeton Get-Away Club.
For many years, she and her husband hosted the Princeton University Class of 1946 Reunion Saturday night dinners at their home. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and in February, Mrs. Fisher was given a surprise 80th birthday celebration with most of her extended family in attendance.
Daughter of the late Gordon and Mary Mona Lecky Hall, and sister of the late Mollie O. Hall, she is survived by her husband of 60 years T. Burnet Fisher, P.E.; a son, Gordon of Lawrenceville; three daughters, Betsy Dalby of Freehold, Cathy Manly of Westerville, Ohio, and Mollie Anderson of Mooresville, N.C.; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held yesterday, August 22 at All Saints' Episcopal Church. A private interment preceded the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540; or to the Princeton University Class of 1946 Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2011, Princeton 08542.
Arrangements were under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
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