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Vol. LXI, No. 24
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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Francis A. Dahlen

Felice Toto

Wilfred P. Reynolds

Jeanie M. Walker

Memorial Service
Edwin D. Shaw Jr.

Francis A. Dahlen

Francis A. "Tony" Dahlen, 64, of Princeton, died June 3 in the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in American Falls, Idaho, and raised in Winslow, Arizona, he had been a Princeton resident and professor at Princeton University since 1970.

He received his B.S. from Caltech in 1964, his doctorate from the University of California at San Diego in 1969. He was a fellow of the National Academy of Science, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the American Geophysical Union.

Son of the late Mary Coy Dahlen, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elisabeth Dahlen; his father, Francis A. Dahlen of San Diego; and a son, Alex Dahlen.

The funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held in September and announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tony Dahlen Fund, payable to the trustees of Princeton University and sent to the Geoscience Department, Princeton University, Princeton 08544. The fund benefits students of the Geoscience Department at Princeton University.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Felice Toto

Felice Toto, 72 of Lawrenceville, died June 8 in the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Pettoranello di Molise, Italy, he immigrated to the United States in 1972 and resided in Princeton before moving to Lawrenceville in 1977.

He retired in 1997 from Princeton University after 22 years as a custodian.

Son of the late Sebastiano and Maria Toto, and brother-in-law of the late Liliana Tamasi and Giuseppe Nini, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Esterina Tamasi Toto; a son, Sebastiano of Edgewater Park; two daughters, Michelle Toto of Lawrenceville and Mirella Bednar of Lawrenceville; a sister, Mariangela Valentino of Argentina; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was June 12 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial followed at the Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville. Entombment was in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hamilton.

Wilfred P. Reynolds

Wilfred Proper Reynolds, 98, of Tunkhannock, Pa., formerly of Princeton, died June 1 at the Golden Living Personal Care Home in Tunkhannock.

Born in Factoryville, he was the son of the late Fred and Esther Reynolds. In the early '30s he graduated from Syracuse College of Forestry, and finished Art and Color Design School in Washington, D.C.

He was employed by Louis C. Bowers & Son Construction Co. of Princeton, where he managed the Painting Division. Later he was the owner of his own painting company for 15 years in Princeton. In the mid-1950s he opened Reynolds Antiques in Kingston, where he worked before retiring to Tunkhannock in the early '80s.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Alexander Reynolds; a son, Sidney A. Reynolds; two brothers, Dr. Kenneth Reynolds and Harold P. Reynolds; and a granddaughter, Pamela Reynolds. He is survived by two sons, Dean Reynolds of Pasadena, Md. and Martin Reynolds of Crosswicks, N.J.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Wyoming County Historical Society, Harrison Street, Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657.

Jeanie M. Walker

Jeanie Miles Walker, 89, of Lexington, Mass., formerly of Princeton, died May 17 at home.

Born in Princeton, she was the youngest of four children of Louis Wardlaw and Katharine Miles. She grew up in Princeton and in Baltimore, Md., where her father was the headmaster of the Gilman School.

She graduated from the Bryn Mawr School and then attended Bryn Mawr College.

She married William H. Walker II in 1942. The couple returned to Princeton in 1945, where they raised four children.

An avid gardener, she also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1987, her son Sam in 1999, and her siblings, Frank Miles, Sarah Kindleberger, and Samuel Miles. She is survived by two daughters, Adelaide Walton of Concord, Mass. and Katharine Ellison of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; a son, William H. Walker III of Orono, Maine; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held July 14 in Concord, Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sam Walker Scholarship Fund, U. Mass Boston, Institutional Advancement, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Mass. 02125; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Memorial Service
Edwin D. Shaw Jr.

A memorial service for Edwin Donald Shaw Jr. will be held this Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

Mr. Shaw, a longtime Princeton resident, died March 1 in Sarasota, Fla. He is survived by his wife Ruth of Sarasota; his daughters Nancy Norland of Titusville, Susan Shaw of Novato, Calif., and Sandy Shaw of Hailey, Idaho; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The American Cancer Society.

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