Philip K. Baltzer
Philip K. Baltzer, 80, of Raleigh, N.C., died August 20 in the presence of his wife, son and brother. The cause of death was cancer.
Formerly of Princeton, he retired to Raleigh in 1991.
Born in Quincy, Mass., he served in the Army in World War II, primarily in France. He then went on to pursue a passion for knowledge and a full family life.
He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from M.I.T., and Ph.D. in physics from Rutgers University.
He worked at RCA Laboratories in Princeton as a senior research scientist. During his time with RCA, he spent five years in Tokyo, Japan, as the director of the RCA research laboratory.
Because of his deep Christian faith and comprehensive knowledge of the Bible, he believed in setting a strong Christian example and sharing his faith with others. In that capacity, he served as an elder for many years at Westerly Road Church in Princeton.
He was an adventurous man who enjoyed the sea and travel. An avid sailor and swimmer, he spent summers at Long Beach Island, and later at a second home in St. Thomas, V.I. He enjoyed many opportunities to travel throughout the world. He also pursued interests in genealogy, stock trading, technology, and the study of Islam/Iraq; and enjoyed competing at bridge, Rummikub, cribbage, and chess.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise; four children, Russell of Ocean Isle, N.C., Helen Felts of Denville, N.J., Heidi Pavela of St. Charles, Ill., and Valerie Berinson of Raleigh; a brother, Robert of Livermore, Calif.; and ten grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held this Friday, August 27, at 11 a.m. at Bay Leaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bay Leaf Church Road, Raleigh.
Funeral arrangements are by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road, Raleigh, N.C. (919-876- 6900).
Pendleton Herring, 100, of Princeton, died August 17 at his home at The Windrows. A longtime Princeton resident, he was an influential political scientist and foundation executive.
The author of six books, he had, according to Austin Ranney in the International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, "greater influence on social science than anyone in his generation.²
Born in Baltimore, he earned B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the faculty of arts and sciences at Harvard University in 1928. While serving at Harvard as a professor, he was also appointed Secretary of the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration in 1936. During that decade he developed the case method of teaching public administration, which grew into the lnter-University Case Program in Public Administration.
From 1942 to 1947, he served as a consultant to the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, working with the Bureau of the Budget as an adviser on the records of war administration and on advisory committees for the unification of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. He was awarded the Navy Citation and Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 1946.
He left Harvard in 1946 to head the Atomic Energy Commission, and went on to become president of the Social Science Research Council in 1945, a position he held for two decades. Under his leadership, the SSRC sought to make the social sciences more rigorous and systematic by encouraging the use of quantitative methods and systematic theories. The SSRC was influential in transforming his field of political science from a largely legal and philosophical discipline to a behavioral science that drew on the methods and theories of sociology, psychology, and anthropology. After retiring from the SSRC, he directed the Foreign Area Fellowship Program, which provided fellowships for graduate study abroad.
His first book, Group Representatives in Congress (1929), was a pioneering effort based on interviews with representatives of labor unions, farmers, and business leaders. The Politics of Democracy (1940) argued the case for decentralized parties in American government rather than parties of greater discipline and purity. Presidential Leadership: The Political Relations of Congress and the Chief Executive (1940) offered an evaluation of the American presidency and the factors that influence executive-Congressional relations. The Impact of War: American Democracy Under Arms (1941), an analysis of American war mobilization, was widely regarded as an important synthesis of civil-military relations.
The recipient of two honorary doctorates, one from Princeton University (LLD, 1958) and the other from Johns Hopkins University (LLD, 1968), Mr. Herring was also given the Charles E. Merriam Award in 1979 and the Madison Medal in 1987 by the American Political Science Association. Johns Hopkins also presented him with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service in 2000.
He was the president of the American Political Science Association in 1952-53, chair of the Social Science Advisory Committee of the National Science Association, and a founder of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Following his 1968 retirement from the SSRC, he became president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, which supported the publication of the papers of Woodrow Wilson. He was also founding editor of the Public Opinion Quarterly, served as editor in chief of Public Administration Review, and was on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review
A member of the Cosmos Club and the Century Club, he had wide-ranging avocational interests. He wrote two volumes of poetry, and his paintings were frequently hung in the members¹ show at the Century Club.
His first wife, Katharine Minot Channing died in 1969. In 1971, he married Virginia Stamen Wood, who survives him along with his sons, James of Princeton and Thomas of Wareham, Mass.; a brother, Arthur of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Katherine W. Moore
Katherine Weston Moore, 71, of Trenton, died August 20 at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
Born and raised in Princeton, she had lived in Somerville for 25 years before moving to Trenton 25 years ago.
She retired in the early 1980s after more than 20 years of employment with Educational Testing Service. She later worked for the senior citizen program of the Urban League of Metropolitan Trenton, and most recently for the Trenton Board of Education, at Gregory School.
A longtime member of the NAACP-Trenton, she worked on many committees and NAACP-sponsored events.
Predeceased by her parents, Richard Weston and Sadie Adams, and her husband, Clifford J. Moore, she is survived by two daughters, Gina Moore of Washington, D.C., and Peggy Jackson of Trenton; a sister, Myrna Hicks of Kendall Park; two grandchildren; and a great- grandson.
Funeral services will be held this Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton. The viewing will be from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.
Orlinda Torres, 72, of Princeton, died August 22 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Born in Santa Fe, Argentina, she has been a Princeton resident for the past 18 years.
For the past 13 years, she had been employed at Liz Claiborne, Inc. Previously, she owned and operated Peg's Scrubboard, a laundromat at Princeton Shopping Center, with her husband.
Wife of the late Juan Carlos Torres, she is survived by a son, Erik Lawrenz of Marysville, Wash.; a brother, Darwin Borgogño, and a sister, Odulia Borgogño, both of Santa Fe, Argentina; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 8 p.m. this Friday, August 27 at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will be in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Friends may call Friday evening from 7 p.m. until the time of Mass at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.