Arthur E. Mittnacht Jr., 85, of Pinehurst, N.C., formerly of Princeton, died July 14 of complications arising from leukemia and cerebrovascular and cardiovascular illnesses.
He was a graduate of Kent School, Princeton University, and Columbia University¹s College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he played football and rowed crew at Kent School. At Princeton University he was a letterman in varsity lightweight football and varsity lightweight crew. He was also a member of the Glee Club and The Ivy Club.
During World War II, he served in the United States Navy and later was trained as an orthopedist, becoming certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Most of his practice years were spent with the Princeton Orthopedic Group.
He met and married his wife Nancy, a medical technician, in 1952, when both were working at the same hospital.
In retirement the Mittnachts moved to Pinehurst, where they resided at the Country Club of North Carolina. Though retired from active practice, Dr. Mittnacht continued his interest in the field of orthopedics and served as a disability consultant for a number years.
He is survived by his wife Nancy; four children, Arthur E. III of Princeton, John B. of Southern Pines, N.C., Lisa M. Barbour of Summerfield, N.C., and Peter M. of Titusville; a brother, Richard A. of Ocean Ridge, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 11 a.m. at Princeton University Chapel, to be followed immediately by a reception at the Nassau Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer¹s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, P.O. Box 601444, Charlotte, N.C. 28260-1444.
Arrangements are by the Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines, N.C.
Reginald S. Roberton
Reginald Stanley Roberton, 85, of Princeton, died July 18 at home, with his daughters Catherine and Janet and granddaughter Emily at his side.
Born in London, England, he lived a full and active life. Following his marriage 57 years ago to his wife, Margaret, the couple emigrated to Canada where they spent five years. On their return to England, Mr. Roberton started a career with Mobil Oil and attended night school in London for eight years, earning a degree in chemistry. He worked for Mobil for 40 years, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Institute of Chemists.
The Robertons never turned down an opportunity to travel. With Mobil they spent three years in Turkey, two years in Singapore, and in 1967 transferred to the United States. They spent several years on Long Island and settled in Princeton in 1971. After Mr. Roberton's retirement, he remained active in his profession. As a consultant, he organized and presented courses and lectures in the U.S. and abroad. He continued friendships and made many new friends with the Socialites Mobil retirement group.
As a young man he was a boy scout, attaining Eagle Scout status. For many years he was a boy scout leader. He was an avid cricketer and tennis player, and continued to play tennis regularly up until last year. A born organizer, he could always be found in the center of action, from church activities and tennis matches to games with his family. He was a committed member of Christ Congregation Church.
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret by three months. He is survived by three children, Paul, Catherine, and Janet; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was July 23 at Christ Congregation Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Mays officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centurion Ministries, 221 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542; or Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton 08540.
Margaret Jane Schmidt of Blawenburg, formerly of Princeton, died July 23 peacefully, at home.
Born in London, England in 1944, she grew up in North Devon and Bicester.
She studied French literature at Cambridge. She taught English in the Ivory Coast as a volunteer, was a member of the British Civil Service in Wales, then continued her studies in Oxford, married, and settled in Princeton. Her loves were language and literature, music, gardening, and her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gregory Leopold Schmidt; a daughter, Clare Elizabeth Frances Schmidt; a son, David Christian Leopold Schmidt; and a sister, Rosemary MacLeod of Bicester.
The funeral service was July 25 at Trinity Church, Rocky Hill, with the Rev. Janet Johnson, Vicar, officiating. Burial followed at Blawenburg Cemetery, Blawenburg.
Arrangements were by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Kathryn H. Williams, 83, of Lawrenceville, died July 10 at Princeton Care Center.
Born in Newark, she began her formal education in Washington, N.J. public schools. At the age of 13, she moved to Princeton, where she completed her education in Princeton public schools.
She retired from the Hackettstown Board of Education in 1982 and moved to Lawrenceville in 1996.
She was predeceased by her husband, George C. Williams; a son, Vernon G. Williams; and a daughter, Veronica K. Williams. She is survived by a son, Richard of Penns Grove; a daughter, Harriet W. Johnson of Lawrenceville; six grandchildren, including Isaac A. Johnson, with whom she resided; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial was celebrated on July 17 at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church.