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Samuel E.Q. Ashley Jr.

Winton H. Manning

Ludwig Rebenfeld

Samuel E.Q. Ashley Jr.

Samuel E.Q. Ashley Jr., 95, of Medford Township, died May 31 at Medford Leas in Medford.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a resident of Princeton from 1968 to 1986 before moving to Medford Township.

He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from N.Y.U. in 1930 and a master's degree from Princeton University in 1933.

He was employed as a research chemist with General Electric Co. from 1934 to 1972. From 1968 until his retirement, he worked in G.E.'s New York office as a consultant in the National and International Standards Department.

He held life memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Inc. He also had emeritus memberships in the Optical Society of America, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society, The Chemists Club, and the American Institute of Chemists.

He was a member of the Princeton Club of New York and the English Speaking Union.

He was the son of the late Samuel E.Q. Ashley Sr. and Mabel Weigand Ashley.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at Princeton Cemetery. The Rev. Frank C. Strasburger of Trinity Church will officiate.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.

Winton H. Manning

Winton H. Manning, 74, of Princeton, died May 29 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he had lived in Princeton since 1968.

He graduated from William Jewell College in Missouri, and held a Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

He had a distinguished career in testing and higher education, contributing to the landmark Supreme Court Bakke decision upholding affirmative action in college admissions.

He began his career as a professor of psychology at Texas Christian University, and later moved into the field of measurement and testing, first as director of research and development at the College Entrance Examination Board in New York, and later at Educational Testing Service in Princeton. During his 25 years at ETS, he served as senior vice-president and senior scholar. Following his retirement from ETS, he worked as a consultant to the Carnegie Foundation, the Gallup International Institute, and the Graduate Management Admissions Council.

He was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Eastern Psychological Association and Psychometric Society. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, New York Academy of Science, and a recipient of an Alumni Achievement Citation from William Jewell College.

He served on many boards for both national and local organizations, including National Chicano Council on Higher Education, Foundation for Books to China, Princeton Area Foundation, Friends of Princeton Open Space, Our House Foundation, Princeton Singers, and CREED. He served as chairman of the board of Princeton Day School and the Public Housing Authority of Princeton Borough. He was also active in church affairs as a longtime member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, where he served as senior warden, and in the Diocese of New Jersey, where he served both on the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee.

He was a member of the Nassau Club, the Old Guard of Princeton, the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, and the Order of St. John.

Dr. Manning is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Groves Manning; a son, Winton III of Chatham; a daughter, Cecelia M. Tazelaar of Princeton; and three grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 5 at All Saints' Church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints' Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton 08540; or Our House Foundation, 76 Floral Avenue, Murray Hill 07974.

Arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.

Ludwig Rebenfeld

Ludwig Rebenfeld, 76, of Princeton, died May 26 at University Medical Center at Princeton, following a brief illness.

Born in Prague, the Czech Republic, the son of Carl Rebenfeld and Martha Rebenfeld, he had been a Princeton resident since 1951.

He was a world-renowned leader and expert in fiber structure and properties who earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Lowell in 1951 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University in 1955.

It was during his time as a graduate student at Princeton University that Dr. Rebenfeld began his more than 50-year career at TRI, first as a Research Fellow (1951-1954), then as a senior scientist (1955-1959), associate research director (1960-1965), vice president of education and research (1966-1970), and president and director (1971-1993). He was also editor of Textile Research Journal, a position he continued up to his death.

He held academic positions as assistant instructor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Lowell from 1949 to 1951, and as a visiting lecturer with rank of professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University from 1964 to 2002. It was in the latter capacity that he served as an academic advisor to dozens of Ph.D. candidates.

He was active as a leader in many professional organizations, serving as secretary-treasurer of the Fiber Society (1962-1984), president of the National Council of Textile Education (1969-1971), life trustee and chairman of the board (1974-1979) of the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now Philadelphia University), member of the Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Research Council (1980-1982), president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (1981-1983), and vice president of the Textile Institute in England.

He won many awards and honors during his career. In 1968 he won the Fiber Society Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science, followed by the Harold DeWitt Smith Medal from ASTM in 1974, the Institute Medal from the Textile Institute in England in 1978, the K.L. Hertel Award from the University of Tennessee in 1984, the Olney Medal Award from AATCC in 1987, and the University of Lowell Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990. He also received an honorary doctorate of textile science from Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences in 1980.

His wife, Ellen Vogel Rebenfeld, predeceased him in 2002. There are no immediate survivors.

Burial will be private. A memorial service will be held at the Princeton University Chapel on Saturday, June 12, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, P.O. Box 5193, General Post Office, New York, N.Y. 10087; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.

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