William H. Bleacher
William H. Bleacher, 82, of Lawrenceville, died February 10 at the Merwick Unit of the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Quarryville, Pa., he resided in West Windsor before moving to Lawrenceville.
He retired after 40 years as a chemical technician with RCA of Princeton.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 148th Infantry, 37th Division in the South Pacific and earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. A member of American Legion Post No. 76 and DAV Chapter 41, he was a life member of the VFW of Hamilton Township. He was also involved in Boy Scout Troop No. 88 of Princeton and was a past president of the West Windsor Lions.
He was a member of the Princeton United Methodist Church of Princeton.
Son of the late William I. and Marybelle (Dorwart) Bleacher, and brother of the late Nettie Waltman, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley; two sons, John of Springfield, Va., and Gary of Lambertville; a daughter, Sheri Coleman of Burke, Va.; five brothers, Benjamin of Willingboro, Robert of Lakeland, Fla., Grant of Elizabeth, Pa., Harry of Quarryville, Pa., and Christopher of Corpus Christi, Tex.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 26 at The Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue, with the Rev. Dr. Gregory G. Young officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Princeton United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton 08542.
Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Sarah Hart Brodsky, 68, of Bronxville, N.Y., formerly of Princeton, died February 5 at Lawrence Hospital.
Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Princeton.
She was a trained concert pianist who graduated from the Yale School of Music and studied piano and flute in Vienna.
Predeceased by her husband, Murray Brodsky, she is survived by a brother, Brandon Hart, and several nieces and nephews.
Rhetta Mae Butler, 69, of Lawrenceville, died February 5 at Capital Health System-Mercer.
Born in Wilmington, Del., she lived in Lawrenceville for 47 years.
She was a 1953 graduate of Howard High School in Wilmington, where she was a cheerleader and member of the swim team.
She was a retired office management assistant for Eggert Crossing Village in Lawrenceville. She also worked as an accounts receivable clerk for Arm & Hammer in Princeton.
Daughter of the late Willie and Rhetta Mae Williams, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Dorena Butler, and a brother, Milton L. Williams. She is survived by a sister, Diana Williams of Willingboro; her former husband Lanny D. Butler Sr. of Lawrence; three sons, Lanny Jr. of Lawrence, Randall of Trenton, and David of Trenton; two granddaughters; and two special friends, Francine Barbara and Carla Stevenson.
The funeral service was February 10 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton; the Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong officiated. Interment was private.
Arrangements were by the Hughes Funeral Home.
James Gregg Dougherty Jr., 79, of Chevy Chase, Md., formerly of Princeton, died January 30 of melanoma, at his home.
He grew up in Princeton and Old Lyme, Conn. His parents were Gregg Dougherty, a professor of organic chemistry at Princeton, and Grace Ely Bassett Dougherty.
He attended Princeton Country Day School and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1943. A member of the 1947 class at Princeton University, his college career was interrupted by military service, two years in the Navy. He graduated in 1948 with a BSEE degree, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a master's degree in electrical engineering the following year.
He worked with Vitro Laboratories in Silver Spring, Md. from 1949 to 1991, becoming a senior manager of research projects in electronics design and manufacturing and obtaining three patents. After retirement, he worked briefly as senior advisor for Wideband Systems in Silver Spring.
He was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Chevy Chase Club, where he served on the board of governors from 1993 to 1997. He was an accomplished tennis player and golfer, winning many awards in high school, college, and club tournaments. He also loved to sail and frequently enjoyed day and overnight outings aboard his sailboat, Alcyone. In retirement he enjoyed genealogical research, spending the winter in St. Augustine, Fla., and traveling overseas with family and friends, especially members of the St. Albans School Flying Bulldogs.
He was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase and served in various volunteer capacities over the years. He also conducted interviews and fund-raising projects for Princeton University, Norwood School, Washington National Cathedral, and the Flower Mart.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne Marsh Dougherty; two sons, Gregg of Bethesda, Md. and James of Chevy Chase; a brother, Robert E. Dougherty of Princeton; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on February 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815; or to St. Albans School, Mount St. Alban, Washington, D.C. 20016.
Marjorie Louise Fryer, 84, of Southbury, Conn., formerly of Princeton, died February 8 at River Glen of Southbury.
Born in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Alice (Hall) Fryer.
She graduated from Greenwich (Conn.) High School in 1939 and was employed by Pitney Bowes for 45 years, where she was the executive secretary to Fred Bowes, Jr. for 25 years. At the time of her retirement in 1986, she was administrative assistant to Walter Hedley, Vice President for International Operations.
She was a 45 year resident of Greenwich before moving to Stamford, Conn., where she lived for 14 years and volunteered at St. Joseph's Medical Center, the American Red Cross, and the Stamford Museum. She moved to Heritage Village in Southbury in 1990, and later to Kensington Green, also in Southbury.
Predeceased by two brothers, Willis Fryer and James Fryer, and a sister, Catherine Wolfert, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 19 at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Wishes, P.O. Box 1074, Norwich, Conn. 06360.
David Mathey, 73, of Princeton, died February 10 at the Medical Center of Princeton after a short illness.
Born in New York, he was a resident of Princeton most of his life.
He attended Princeton Country Day School and Deerfield Academy.
He enjoyed golf and tennis as a boy and played in the junior National Tennis Tournament for boys under 15 years. While a student at Deerfield Academy, he was afflicted with a mind-crippling disease. Ultimately he found relief at The University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and was able to return home to Princeton and live a relatively normal life. Following the tradition of his father, Dean Mathey, he contributed to many charitable, educational, and civic organizations in the greater Princeton area.
He is survived by two brothers, Macdonald Mathey and Dean Mathey Jr., both of New York City; and by three gentlemen who cared for him for many years, Henry Kelly, Frank Coogan, and Edward Kelly.
John Michael Moore, 64, of Princeton, died February 13 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in New York City, he was formerly a resident of Point Lookout, N.Y. and New Canaan, Conn., before relocating with his family to Princeton in 1987.
A graduate of the Xavier Military Academy in Manhattan, he subsequently received a B.B.A. in marketing from Fairfield University and attended the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
He was proud of his service in the United States Army, having served two tours of duty with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, for which he was awarded both the Purple Heart Medal by President Lyndon Johnson and the Bronze Star Medal. During his military career, he served as Headquarters Commandant at both The Presidio of Monterey, Calif., and Fort Hamilton, N.Y.
Following his military service, he began a successful career in the real estate and mortgage banking industries. He held senior executive positions at Merrill Lynch, GE Capital Mortgage Corporation, Reliance Relocation Services, and GMAC Mortgage Corporation. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Institutional Lending of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.
An avid golfer, he was a member of the Bedens Brook Club and the Darien (Conn.) Golf Club. He also enjoyed traveling to international golf destinations.
Son of the late Michael A. and Marion V. Moore, and brother of the late Margaret M. Calvert, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carole; a son, Brendan; and a daughter, Kate.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 at The Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 17 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 08648.
Martha L. A. Norris, 80, of Princeton, died February 5 at home.
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the founder of the Martha L. A. Norris Foundation, a member of the Colonial Dames of America, and a member of Trinity Church. She also volunteered for many years at Lawrenceville Nursing Home.
Daughter of the late Robert Andrew and Mary Ellis Walker Adams, and wife of the late Alfred Norris, she is survived by a daughter, Roberta Ellsworth of Princeton; a step-daughter, Emily Daniels of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 529, Princeton 08542.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.