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Vol. LXII, No. 51
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Frank W. Daniels

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Frank W. Daniels

Frank W. Daniels, 74, of Princeton Junction, died December 13 at the University Medical Center at Princeton after a long illness.

Born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., he had been a resident of Princeton Junction for the past 35 years.

He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps.

He retired in 1991 as the Chief Financial Officer of Instinet Corp. in New York City. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton Junction.

Mr. Daniels was an avid New York Giants fan who enjoyed picking fantasy baseball and basketball teams. Above all else he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Gertrude Daniels, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie T. Daniels; two sons, Frank of Union City and Tim of New Hope, Pa.; two daughters, Mary Ann Springer of Crosswicks, N.J. and Karyn Daniels of Pennington; two brothers, Billy Daniels and Ronald Daniels; two sisters, Lorraine Lucas and Judy Golembeski; and four grandchildren.

The funeral service will be tomorrow, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. It will be followed at 11 a.m. by a funeral mass at St. Paulís Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday evening, December 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Princeton Health Care Systems Foundation, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540, attn. Coronary Care Unit; or to Eden Institute, 1 Eden Way, Princeton 08540.

Thordis Marck-Blend

Thordis (Teddi) Marck-Blend, 89, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Princeton, died October 30 in Bradenton.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she moved from Princeton to Bradenton in 1993.

She worked as an administrator in the Financial Aid Office at Princeton University, retiring after 24 years of service.

She was a member of the Princeton United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

She was a guiding light of faith, strength, wisdom, and love to her family and those who knew her, and will be remembered for the dance in her step, the hymns in her heart, and her jokes for every occasion.

Predeceased by husbands John Marck, William Marciniak and Martin Reef, she is survived by husband Robert Blend of Bradenton; a son, Jack Marck of Acton, Mass.; two daughters, Lynne McDonough of Bradenton and Sally Marck-McEwan of Orlando, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Marilynn Carstensen; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, December 20 at 1 p.m. at the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Street. Following the ceremony, burial will take place in a plot next to that of Mrs. Marck-Blendís first husband, John Marck, at Griggstown Cemetery, Canal Road, Griggstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10016; or to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Freda T. Smith

Freda T. Smith, 81, of Princeton, died December 16 at Robert Woods Johnson Hospital in Rahway.

Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong resident who attended Witherspoon Elementary School and graduated from Princeton High School.

She worked for a private family in New York City, returning to Princeton in 1954 to care for her family after the death of her mother. She became a full-time volunteer organizer with Eastern Service Workers Association in Trenton in 1978.

She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas F. Smith and Mary E. Smith of Princeton; and two sisters, Geraldine E. Washington of Princeton and Mary Jane McNeil of Piscataway. She is survived by three brothers, Thomas F. Smith Jr. and David M. Smith, both of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and John P. Smith Sr. of Trenton; a special sister, Maj. Brit Smith of Newtown, Pa.; and a special friend, Irene Cade of Trenton.

A viewing will be held at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home this Sunday, December 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The funeral service will be at Princeton United Methodist Church on Monday, December 22. For the time of the service, call (609) 695-9562.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eastern Service Workers Association, 6 West End Avenue, Trenton.

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