Mary Elizabeth Deas Hunt, 77, of Hamilton, died December 21 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Raised in Canton, N.C., she earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a M.L.S. degree from Rutgers University.
She lived in Ithaca, N.Y., and Princeton before moving to Hamilton, where she worked as a librarian for the Hamilton Township Public Library, retiring in 1992.
An enthusiastic reader, she was also active in the American Recorder Society and the Embroidery Guild of America.
Predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Deas and Robert Deas, she is survived by a son, Laurence, and a daughter, Margaret, both of Princeton; her former husband, Prof. Gilbert Hunt, also of Princeton; two brothers, James Deas Jr. of Conyers, Ga., and David Deas of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister, Ann Deas Pool, of Lilburn, Ga.; and one granddaughter.
Arrangements were under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Robert E. Clancy, 76, of Plainsboro, died Christmas Day at home. He had been a Princeton resident for more than 40 years.
Born in Chicago, Ill., he received his secondary education in Roselle before earning a degree from Princeton University in 1948.
He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.
A veteran of more than 25 years in the insurance industry as a general agent for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in New York, he was recognized nationally as a leader in the development of executive compensation programs and employee benefit plans. Professionally, he served as president of the General Agents and Managers Conference of the City of New York, and as president of the Massachusetts General Agents Association.
In 1981 he co-founded, with Glenn Paul, Clancy-Paul, Inc., a micro-computer sales and service company that expanded to seven locations in New Jersey. The company was acquired in 1988 by lnacorn, a New York Stock Exchange listed company.
A financial consultant, he advised individual and corporate clients in partnership with Sam Woodworth. He was also the owner of Clancy Realty Company, and served as a partner in P.M.R.C. Inc., developers of the Academy Court condominiums in Pennington.
He was a member of the Governor's Small Business Advisory Council and in 1989 was inducted into the Mercer County Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.
He was president of the Princeton University Class of 1948, Princeton Club of New York, and Princeton Area Alumni Association. He also served on the Council of Princeton University and the advisory committee to the Center for the Study of Religion.
His corporate directorships included the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, which he served as board chairman; the Council of Community Services, which he served as president; and the Medical Center at Princeton, Eden Family of Services, United Way of Mercer County, and National Conference of Community and Justice, all of which he served as a board member.
He was the recipient of the Edward and Irene D. Farley Community Service Award, Clara Barton Award from the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, and the Humanitarian Award from NCJJ.
He was predeceased by his wives Catherine and Barbara; a son, Kevin; and a daughter, Colleen. He is survived by two sons, Brian of Newton, Mass., and Sean of Lawrenceville; a daughter, Kerry DeYoung of Gainesville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated December 30 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman. Burial was in the family plot in Princeton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University Medical Center Foundation at Princeton, 353 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540; the American Red Cross, 707 Alexander Road, Princeton 08540; or The Eden Institute Foundation, 1 Eden Drive, Princeton 08540.
Arrangements were by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Dr. Anthony J. Biancosino, 57, of Princeton, died December 27 at Princeton HealthCare System following a battle with cancer.
Born in Trenton, he was a resident of Tullytown, Pa., before moving to Princeton.
He was a graduate of Temple University, Indiana University and the University of Calgary.
Known as "Dr. B" to his music students and colleagues, he was a music educator for 35 years, 26 of them at Princeton Regional Schools. He was the creator and conductor of the award-winning Princeton Studio Band, which was the only school band to perform at two presidential inaugural balls. Downbeat Magazine recognized him as their 2002 Jazz Educator of the Year. He was also the founder and conductor of the American Heritage Wind Ensemble.
Predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer, he is survived by his wife, Merrill; his children, Michole Biancosino, Rachele Masterson, Gabriele Biancosino, Anthony Biancosino II, Dominique Biancosino and Alexandra Biancosino, all of Princeton; three stepchildren, Barbara, Zachary and Rebecca Price; also of Princeton; a brother, Joseph Biancosino-Downey of Bristol; and two grandsons.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated December 30 at St. Paul's Church; burial was in Tullytown Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542.
Arrangements were by the Galzerano Funeral Home, Levittown.