Obituaries

Mollie S. Lenhardt

Gordon M. Loos

Rudolph C. VonColln

Arthur R. Wengel


Mollie S. Lenhardt

Mollie Susie Lenhardt, 91, of Philadelphia, a former longtime resident of Princeton, died January 28 at home.

She was a member of Church of Christ Church in Trenton.

Predeceased by her husband, Jordan L. Lenhardt, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Austin of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was February 4 at the Church of Christ, with Pastor Clarence Matthews officiating.

Local arrangements were by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton. Additional arrangements were by the Frank Funeral Home of Greenville, S.C.

Gordon M. Loos

Gordon Moody Loos, 79, of Haverford, Pa., formerly of Princeton, died February 4 at The Quadrangle in Haverford of complications of end-stage renal disease and of a broken femur suffered January 1.

He was born in Nanking, China, in 1926, where his father was treasurer at Gin Ling University. He and his parents were evacuated from the Nanking incident six months later. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Princeton, where his father served as business manager for the Princeton Theological Seminary. He attending public schools until 1944, then graduated from Mount Hermon Academy in January, 1945.

He served in the U.S. Navy from March, 1945, until he was honorably discharged in August, 1946 with the rank of electronic technician's mate, third class.

He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with the class of 1950. He earned a master's degree in biology from Harvard University in 1951.

He worked at Educational Testing Service in Princeton until 1956, when he moved to Philadelphia to begin employment as a layman with the American Board of Surgery. He remained there until his retirement in 1991.

His avocations were in the fields of music appreciation and singing, painting, poetry, and correspondence, including humor.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a son, Jonathan of San Francisco; a daughter, Elizabeth of Conshohocken, Pa.; and a brother, Donald of Sarasota, Fla.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the fine arts program at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010.

Rudolph C. VonColln

Rudolph (Rudy) C. VonColln, 75, of Princeton, died February 3 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Philadelphia, he grew up in Cape May, where he was a 1949 graduate of Cape May High School. He received an associate's degree in electronics engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

He served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952.

He worked as an electronics engineer for 32 years at Princeton University in the Accelerator Lab and later for the Geophysics Department.

He enjoyed sailing, fishing, flying model airplanes, and returning to his Cape May childhood home during the summer to enjoy the beach.

Son of the late Frank VonColln Sr. and the late Frieda Wink, he was predeceased also by his four brothers, Frank, Johnny, Fred, and Charlie. He is survived by his wife Else; his children Gary, Lori, and Eric; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m. at The Princeton Meeting of Friends at Stony Brook, 470 Quaker Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Association.

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

Arthur R. Wengel

Arthur R. Wengel, 97, of Princeton, died February 4 at Princeton Care Center after a long illness.

Born in Omaha, Neb., he was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and remained a lifelong fan of the Cornhuskers.

He came to Princeton in the early 1940s to become treasurer of Opinion Research Corp. In 1948 he founded his own accounting firm, Wengel Service Corp. He also owned Princeton Printing Company.

Active in many community organizations, he was president of the Princeton Rotary Club in the early 1950s.

He was pre-deceased by a son, David. He is survived by his second wife, Charlotte; a son, Douglas of Skillman; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

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