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John E. Blackton Jr.

Marguerite P. Burger

Norman F. Servis

Albert S. Toto Sr.

Erica H. Weeder

John E. Blackton Jr.

John Edward Blackton Jr., of Ewing, died February 2 at St. Francis Medical Center.

He retired after many years of service as a manager and buyer for Center Stationers in the Princeton Shopping Center.

Born in Pottsville, Pa., he had lived in the Ewing area for the past 50 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Normandy, France, Germany, and Central Europe. His decorations included the Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Incarnation Church, where he bowled with the Holy Name League. He was also secretary/treasurer of the Sherbrook Bowling League for many years, and a member of the American Legion Post 314.

Son of the late John Edward and Mary Bluff Blackton Sr. and brother of the late Dorothy Cassar, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgean Oswald Blackton of Ewing; a daughter, Donna Hill of Ewing Township; a son, Raymond of Stockton; a brother, Robert of Boyertown, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

The funeral service was February 5 at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home in Ewing. Burial was in Princeton Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C201, Princeton 08540.

Marguerite P. Burger

Marguerite P. Burger, 92, of Princeton, died February 1 at Acorn Glen Assisted Living Facility.

Born in Trenton, she worked for Public Service after graduating from business school. She later became a resident of Princeton for more than 60 years.

She started her own business, Bur-wick's Secretarial Services, which was located on Nassau Street for many years. After retiring, she did volunteer work as a paralegal, reading for the blind, and at Princeton Medical Center. She also served on the hospital's fund-raising committee. She was 80 when she decided to stay home full time.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry A. Burger; five sisters, Marie Jammer, Anna Pearl, Betty Repak, Agnes Petersen, and Virginia Kerwick; and a brother, Edward Vrabel. She is survived by a sister, Emily Moran of Brooklyn, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on February 7 at St. Paul's Church. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Hospice, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton 08540.

Arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.

Norman F. Servis

Norman F. Servis, 76, of Princeton, died February 3 at home.

A graduate of the Princeton Schools and the Police Academy at Sea Girt, he joined the Princeton Township Police Department in 1955 and in 1962 was appointed a Detective Lieutenant, retiring in 1985.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 76 of Princeton for 58 years, an exempt member of Engine Company No. 1 of the Princeton Fire Department for 45 years, a member of P.B.A. Local No. 130 of Princeton, and a charter member of the Myrtle Beach Club and the Hopewell Golf Group.

He enjoyed traveling, having visited 49 states.

Predeceased by his son Norman Servis, he is survived by his wife, Lee Nestor, and her son Thomas; his former wife, Dorothy Servis; a daughter, Sheila Servis of Princeton; a brother, Thomas of Millville; and one grandson.

The funeral was February 8 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard S. Kauffman officiating. Burial was private in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice Program at The University Medical Center at Princeton, 204 Bunn Drive, Princeton 08540.

Albert S. Toto Sr.

Albert S. Toto Sr., 91, of Princeton, died February 3 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Princeton and a lifelong area resident, he was the owner and operator of Toto's Market of Princeton, which was established in 1912 by his father and mother. Three generations of the Toto family worked together at the store; Mr. Toto retired from the family business in 1987.

He attended Princeton public schools and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.

He was one of the five founding members of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad. A member for 31 years, he served as president and treasurer.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 76 of Princeton, B.P.O.E. No. 2129 of Princeton, and Princeton Italian American Sportsman Club. He was also an avid golfer.

A parishioner of St. Paul's Church, he was a past president and treasurer of Golden Agers, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 636.

Son of the late Flory and Lucy D'Andrea Toto Sr., he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ida DiGueseppantonio Toto; a daughter, Lucille Rosendorf of Princeton Junction; a son, Albert S. Jr. of Pennington; a sister, Pearl Tamasi of Princeton; and two grandchildren.

The Funeral was February 7 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church.

Burial was in the family plot in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 529, Princeton 08540; or to St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540; or to Health Care Ministry of St. Paul's Inc., P.O. Box 1517, Princeton 08542.

Erica H. Weeder

Erica Hamilton Weeder, 64, of Princeton and Lawrenceville, died suddenly at home on January 30.

Born in Boston, she was a lifelong resident of the Princeton area, attending Princeton High School and graduating from Wellesley College in 1962. She later earned a master's degree in anthropology from Rutgers University.

A lifelong volunteer, she lent her writing talent and organizational skills to several environmental and educational concerns. From 1988 to 1998, she was Curator of Education at the Japan Society in New York City, and later did development work at the Princeton University Alumni Council. Most recently, she was a member of the board of directors of Inform, Inc., a New York City-based non-profit environmental research organization, co-chairing its development committee. She also served as president of the Wellesley Club of Central New Jersey and wrote grants for the Trenton Community Music School.

The daughter of the late Donald Ross Hamilton of Princeton, she is survived by her husband, Philip McIndoo of Lawrenceville; her mother, Eileen Hamilton Wigner of Princeton; a brother, David Hamilton of Flemington; a sister, Eleanor Hamilton Sienkiewicz of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Megan A. Weeder of New York City and Erica C. Weeder of Chicago; and two grandchildren.

The funeral was private. Friends and family will gather to celebrate her life at Prospect House, Princeton University, at 2 p.m. on February 19.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture Fund, c/o Physics Department, Princeton University, P.O. Box 708, Princeton 08544; or The Scholarship Fund of the Wellesley Club of Central New Jersey, c/o Susan Lohin, Director of Clubs, Wellesley College Alumnae Association, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, Mass. 02481.

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