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Ramin Ashraf

Monica R. Cuffner

Kaeti Isaila

Frederick J. Kahn

Alice K. Palumbo

Angelina Pinelli

Michael Ramus Memorial Service

Sidney J. Rosen

Marianne C. Waterbury

Ramin Ashraf

Ramin Ashraf, 40, of Princeton, died June 1 at home.

Born in New York City, he had lived in Princeton most of his life.

A graduate of Princeton High School, he received a bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University in visual arts. He was employed in the Media Services Department of Princeton University.

He is survived by his parents, Azar and Ahmad Ashraf of Princeton, and a brother, Ahmad, also of Princeton.

The funeral service was June 5 at The Kimble Funeral Home. Interment was in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Amnesty International.

Monica R. Cuffner

Monica R. Cuffner, 82, of Princeton, died peacefully on May 31 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in London, England to Margaret and Wilfred MacPherson, she spent her early years in Berlin, returning to England to finish her schooling. As soon as war was declared she joined WAAF (British Air Force) and was a plotter during the Battle of Britain at Hornchurch and various other RAF stations. She was transferred to Y Service, an intelligence branch of the RAF, where she stayed until the end of the war. She then joined a branch of the American Occupation Forces in Germany as an interpreter. This engendered a desire in her to learn more about the United States. After spending a long vacation in the U.S. she decided to emigrate to the U.S. She became a U.S. citizen, married and divorced, working in New York City for Steuben Glass for many years before moving to Princeton, where she spent 22 happy years.

She is survived by a dear friend, Philles "Penney" Prendergast of Princeton.

Services and interment were private.

Memorial contributions may be made to SAVE Animal Shelter, Herrentown Road, Princeton 08540.

Arrangements were by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington.

Kaeti Isaila

Kaeti Isaila, 82, of Princeton, died June 2 at Merwick Rehab Hospital and Nursing Care, of complications from osteoporosis.

She moved to Princeton in 1957 from Munich, Germany with her husband and daughter. In the early 1960s she worked as a bookkeeper and publications manager with the International Finance Section at Princeton University's Department of Economics. She retired from that position In the 1980s.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Marius Isaila; a daughter, Rodica I. Johnson of Baltimore, Md.; and a brother, Wolfgang Schuerk of Osnabrueck, Germany.

The funeral service was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 529, Princeton 08542; or to The Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, Md. 21211.

Funeral arrangements were by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Frederick J. Kahn

Frederick J. Kahn, 83, of Princeton, died May 25 of complications from cancer.

Born in New York City, he graduated from New York University School of Education with the class of 1945. He also attended Dartmouth College during World War II.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged in 1946 while on duty in Japan. He remained in the reserve and retired with the rank of Captain. He then remained in Japan for seven years as a civilian criminal investigator for the United States Government. While in Japan he married Eiko Taniguchi.

Returning to the United States he continued his employment as a criminal investigator and was employed by the Army Material Command, the Office of Export Control Department of Commerce, and the General Services Administration. He retired from the federal government as a criminal investigator in 1986.

An avid golfer, he was a member of the Hopewell Valley Golf Club for more than 25 years.

He is survived by his wife Eiko; two daughters, Karen Kahn of Windsor, Calif., and Miho Kahn of West Chester, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Kahn belonged to the Living Bank and donated his body to science. At his request there will be no memorial or funeral service.

Memorial donations may be made to cancer research by calling (866) FIND-A-CURE.

Alice K. Palumbo

Alice K. Palumbo, 59, of West Windsor, died June 5 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Kessab, Syria, she was a resident of the Princeton area for 35 years.

She was a graduate of a designing school in Bologna, Italy, ranking at the top of her class. She had a successful dress designing firm in the Princeton area.

She is survived by a daughter, Tania Palumbo of Jackson; two sons, John of Lancaster, Pa., and Michael of Philadelphia; two sisters, Araxi Chiavoni of Jackson and Berge Campbell of Cream Ridge; a brother, Vartan Aklian of East Windsor; and one grandchild.

The funeral will be Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at The Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street. The Rev. David Bedrossian will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's School Science Laboratory, 218 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542.

Angelina Pinelli

Angelina "Angie" Pinelli, 84, of Skillman, died June 1 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Princeton, she attended Princeton High School and remained an area resident all of her life.

She retired from Opinion Research Corp. where she worked for many years as a supervisor in the Coding Department.

A member of Nassau Presbyterian Church, she loved gardening and needlework. She was happiest when surrounded by her loving family.

Daughter of the late Antonio and Jennie Arcamone, she was predeceased also by a grandson, Donald Pinelli; two brothers, Carlo and Frank Arcamone; and a sister, Maryann Procaccino. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Pinelli; a daughter, Connie Pinelli of Manahawkin; two sons, John Jr. and Raymond of Griggstown; three brothers, Amelio Arcamone of Whiting, Americo Arcamone of Princeton, and Dante Arcamone of Lawrenceville; and five grandchildren.

The funeral service was June 4 at The Kimble Funeral Home. Interment was in Princeton Cemetery.

Michael Ramus Memorial Service

A Memorial Service will be held for Michael Ramus this Friday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 16 All Saints Road. A reception will follow.

Mr. Ramus, a longtime Princeton resident, died May 19 at Stonebridge at Montgomery.

Sidney J. Rosen

Sidney J. Rosen

Sidney J. Rosen, 82, of Princeton, died May 25 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Englewood, he had lived in Princeton for 40 years.

He attended New York University and received a B.A. in engineering from Cornell University with the class of 1949. He retired as an industrial engineer from Fox Wells in New York where he worked for many years.

He was a First Lieutenant in the 8th Air Force as a navigator on a B-17. He flew more than 30 missions in World War II in the European Theater. He belonged to various veterans' organizations in the United States and Europe.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Clarice (Solomon) Rosen; a son, Marvin of Ewing; and a sister, Jessie Sher of Tamarack, Fla.

Funeral services and interment were private. Arrangements were under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of New Jersey, 1600 Route 22 East, Union 07083.

Marianne C. Waterbury

Marianne Claudine Waterbury, 63, of Stockton, formerly of Princeton, died May 27 in Stockton following a long struggle with cancer.

She was born in Cairo, Egypt, the daughter of Ida Nahmias and Max Forte.

In 1977 she earned an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the American University in Cairo and subsequently taught at Marshall University. In 1980-81 she was a Fulbright Lecturer at Mohamed Ben Abdullah University in Fez, Morocco. She was also a professional caterer in Huntington, West Virginia.

In 1983 she joined Princeton University as an admissions officer. In 1989 she moved to the Dean of Students office, eventually assuming the position of Associate Dean, a position she held until her death.

She was known for her humor, friendship, and skill as a cook and hostess.

She is survived by a daughter, Trishka, of Stockton; and a sister, Allegra Checri, of Beirut, Lebanon.

A memorial service will be held in mid-July, at a date and place to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, The Humane Society, the World Wildlife Fund, or The Nature Conservancy.

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