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Emilio Tamasi

Alfred Sommer

Patricia C. Pell

Ward S. Hagan

Elizabeth Hill Bardwell

George J. Adriance

Emilio Tamasi

Emilio Tamasi, 89. of Princeton, died December 2 at home.

Born in Pettoranello, Italy, he had resided in the Princeton area since 1955.

He retired in 1977 after 24 years with Princeton =ACUniversity.

He was a member of St. Paul's Church.

Husband of the late Modestina Ciccone Tamasi, he is survived by a son, Jesse of Hamilton Square; two brothers; Achille of Pettoranello and Antonio of Canada; a sister, Bammbina Tamasi of Pettoranello; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church on December 5 following the funeral at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer, 94, of South Hadley, Mass., died December 8 in Longmeadow, Mass. He was a Princeton resident from 1953 to 1974, before moving to Waltham, Mass.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Berlin in 1934. Forced out of Germany by the Nazis, he found work in England in the emerging field of television, first at Baird TV, then at EMI. Throughout his career he was recognized for his contributions to the field of photoemissive materials. His inventions were considered of importance in the fields of high energy physics, medicine, biology, astronomy, night vision, and television.

He emigrated to the U.S. in 1953, where he continued his career at the David Sarnoff Research Labs in Princeton. Following his retirement in 1974, he served for 15 years as a consultant to Thermo Electron Corp. in WaItham. In 1990 he retired to western Massachusetts.

He was a dedicated pianist and lover of classical music, as well as an enthusiastic traveler and walker.

Predeceased three years ago by his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by three daughters, Jane Sommer of Northampton, Mass., Julia Sommer of San Francisco, Calif., and Helen Lennon of Hatfield, Mass.

The funeral will be private. Arrangements are by the Pease Funeral Home of Northampton, Mass.

Patricia C. Pell

Patricia Chancellor Pell, 68, of Princeton, died December 1 at University Medical Center at Princeton following a three-year battle with cancer.

Born in Wilmington, Del., she was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School. She attended Vassar College with the Class of 1956.

She was a volunteer at the Princeton studio of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, where she served as assistant studio director for 22 years.

Following her retirement, she became involved in practicing Pilates and Yoga. An avid reader, she was taking a course in Islam at the Evergreen Forum at the time of her death. She was a member of Trinity Church and its Social Justice Committee. She also belonged to the Fort Ticonderoga Association of Ticonderoga, N.Y.

She is survived by her husband, Stuyvesant B. Pell; two daughters, Alison C. Pell of Snohomish, Wash., and Sarah Pell-Stires of Ewing Township; a sister, Nancy Lamson-Scribner of Florida; a brother, Ira Doom of Moneta, Va.; and three grandsons.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 13, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Interment was private in Old St. Anne's Church Cemetery, Middletown, Del.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Jersey Unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 69 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540; or to Fort Ticonderoga Association Inc., P.O. Box 390, Ticonderoga, N.Y. 12883; or to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Ward S. Hagan

Ward S. Hagan, 83, of Princeton, died December 4 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. The cause was heart failure.

A graduate of Princeton University with the class of 1948, he was a former chairman of Warner Lambert in Morristown.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Aircorps at Pearl Harbor. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Susannah of London and Tracey of San Diego; a brother, Robert; and two grandchildren.

The funeral service was private. Arrangements were under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Hill Bardwell

Elizabeth Hill Bardwell, 83, of Newtown, Pa., died December 7 at Friends Nursing Home at Chandler Hall in Newtown. She had been a Princeton resident from 1960 to 1997, when she moved to Chandler Hall.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she moved in her teens to Colonial Heights, Yonkers, N.Y., where she attended Roosevelt High School and was elected vice president of her senior class. She went on to St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y., where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

In 1943, she married Lt. Charles Bardwell at the Naval Air Station in San Diego, Calif. After the war his Naval career took them to Newport, R.I., Norfolk, Va., San Juan, P.R., and Yardley, Pa. They moved to Princeton in 1960 after his retirement from the Navy.

She studied for a teaching certificate at San Diego State and Trenton State College.

An active golfer at Springdale Golf Club, she was also a member of the Present Day Club, the KKG Alumnae Club, and All Saints' Church. She particularly enjoyed playing bridge and socializing with friends.

Predeceased by a daughter, Susan, she is survived by her husband, Charles; a daughter, Ann Cooley of Hilton Head, S.C.; and one grandson.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 11, at 1 p.m. at All Saints' Church, All Saints' Road. Interment will follow at Trinity-All Saints' Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Denville 07834.

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

George J. Adriance

George J. Adriance

George J. Adriance, 81, of Princeton, died December 5 at The Windrows at Forrestal in Plainsboro.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was a graduate of Williams College, Class of 1944. He attended Harvard Law School for two years.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 104th Infantry Division where he received the Bronze Star.

From 1948 to 1956 he was a loan officer for lrving Trust Company, New York City. From 1957 to 1966 he was with Princeton Bank and Trust. From 1966 to 1997 he was an investment adviser with Clark, Dodge and Company, which later became Tucker Anthony & R. L. Day in Princeton.

An active community member, he served as a member of the Princeton Planning Board and was elected to the Princeton Township Committee. He was also a member of the Friends of Princeton Public Library, Kiwanis, and Rotary Club of Princeton, and served as a warden and usher at Trinity Church.

Predeceased by his wife, Anne Delano Adriance, he is survived by two sons, Jim of Washington, D.C. and Matthew of Oldwick, N.J.; five step-sons, Rick, Jeff, Geody, Bill, and Ted Delano; two sisters, Sarah Scoville of Culver City, Calif. and Louise Gardner of Hanover, N.H.; four grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542.

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

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