Henry A. Hill Jr.
Henry A. Hill Jr., 65, of Hillsborough, died June 17 at home.
A longtime Princeton area resident, he was a founding partner in 1978 of the 55-attorney law firm Hill Wallack, where he served on the management committee and chaired its Land Use Group.
Born in Athens, Greece, where his father was the head of the European Division of American Express, he lived in Paris, France for many years prior to undertaking his college preparatory work at St. Georges School in Rhode Island. He was a 1961 graduate of Amherst College prior to receiving his law degree from Stanford University in 1965.
He began his Princeton practice with the law firm of Mason Griffin & Pierson, representing municipalities and planning boards while performing pro bono work defending prisoners' rights. In the early 1970s he devised a legal strategy which argued that exclusionary zoning discriminated against the poor. That successful argument resulted in The Hills at Bedminster and Bernards, a community which now houses over 5,000 families, hundreds of which are persons of low and moderate income. Following that case he won more than 60 lawsuits on behalf of the State's homebuilders that allowed scores of developments over the last 25 years, most recently the 1,165-home Princeton Junction Estates development in West Windsor. He was widely regarded as a legal scholar who helped shape land use law in New Jersey.
He was admitted to practice before the bar of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He formerly served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Newark, chairman of the New Jersey Advisory Council on Corrections, and chairman of both the Land Use Law Section and Correctional Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Newcomb Hill; and a son, Caleb Hill.
A funeral service will be held today, June 22 at 6 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the funeral service at the offices of Hill Wallack.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
A private family burial service at Princeton Cemetery will be separately arranged.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catharine Pasmantier Fund, c/o Dr. Mark Pasmantier, 407 East 7th Street, New York, New York 10021.
John S. Kramer, 75, of Skillman and Greensboro, Vt., died June 14 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Mt. Carmel, Pa., the son of Laura and John J. Kramer.
He graduated from Columbia College in New York City with a B.A. degree, and earned a doctor of jurisprudence from Columbia Law School. After graduation, he joined the Wall Street law firm of Davies Hardy & Schenk. From there he moved to Channing Corporation and began a career in the mutual funds industry. He later became vice president and legal counsel at One William Street, a Lehman Bros. mutual fund.
He moved to Princeton in 1960 with his family and in 1962 was admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association and became a partner in the law firm of Smith, Stratton, Wise and Heher.
In 1964 he became general counsel for Educational Testing Service and was there until 1982, when he founded an investment management business in which he was active until 1998.
He was a member of the Nassau Club, The Old Guard, The Bedens Brook Club, and the Mt. View Country Club in Greensboro. He was on the boards of Applied Data Research Base 10 and the New Jersey Scholars Program.
Predeceased by a son, John MacNeil Kramer, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy; a son, W. Jeffrey of Glastonbury, Conn.; a daughter, Elizabeth Whitney of Locust Valley, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on June 20 at Aquinas Institute.
Arrangements were under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Charles W. Mueller, 93, of Hightstown, formerly of Princeton, died June 20 at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown.
Born in New Athens, Ill., he moved to Princeton in 1938.
Dr. Mueller received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude, in 1934 from Notre Dame University. His M.S. in electrical engineering in 1936 and Ph.D. in physics in 1942 were both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He joined the RCA Corporation in Harrison in 1942 and transferred to Princeton Laboratories, now the David Sarnoff Research Center, a few months later.
In 1961-62 he was awarded an RCA European Study Fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 1963 he was named a Fellow of the Technical Staff at the Princeton Laboratories. From 1965 to 1971 he served as head of the Silicon Devices Group at the Laboratories. He was a recipient of three RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Awards (named the David Sarnoff Achievement Award) and was, at the time of his retirement in 1977, the only RCA scientist ever to receive three such awards, RCA's highest technical honor.
A Fellow of the IEEE, he received the J.J. Ebers Award from the IEEE Electron Devices Group in 1972 for "outstanding technical contributions to electron devices."
As a Fellow of the RCA Technical Staff, Process and Applied Materials Research Laboratory, he retired in 1977 after 35 years with RCA.
He played baseball, ran track, and coached his sons' Little League baseball team. He also enjoyed boat and skate sailing, badminton, and skiing.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn (Phillips); two sons, Edwin and Lawrence; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will follow in Princeton Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
J.D. Reed, 64, a Princeton resident since 1977, died June 15 of a heart attack at home.
A poet, novelist, and journalist, he had three books of poetry published in the 1960s and won a Guggenheim Award for his book Expressways in 1970. He taught creative writing at the University of Massachusetts in the 1970s and was the director of the Creative Writing Program there for several years. In addition to his poetry, he had two novels published, one co-authored by his wife, and one made into a major motion picture. He then pursued a 25-year career in journalism, writing for Sports Illustrated, Time, and People magazines along with freelance articles and cover stories in many other national publications. He retired from Time Warner, Inc. in 2001 and continued his freelance journalism and personal writing projects.
Much of his writing illustrated his love of American geography and place, from his early poetry to his most recent book, Stairway to Heaven, scheduled for publication by Rolling Stone this fall.
A native of Michigan, he attended Albion College and Michigan State University. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Montana, where he studied with poet and mentor Dick Hugo.
He was an active member of many community support programs, including one for cancer survivors, which he attended after his battle with lung cancer four years ago.
He is survived by his wife Christine, a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton; and three daughters, Phoebe Reed of Princeton, Alicia Reed of Philadelphia, and Gabrielle Reed, a student at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road.
Gilbert Reed Rowan M.D., 63, of Wilton, Conn., formerly of Princeton, was found deceased at his home in Wilton on May 13. He died of natural causes.
A former director of emergency services and E.R. doctor at Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital, he was a trauma specialist by education and experience, which included a tour of duty as a U. S. Naval officer field surgeon with a Marine Helicopter Battalion in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.
Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 1959, Harvard College in 1963, and the University of Rochester Medical School in 1967. He completed his internship and medical and surgical residencies at Greenwich Hospital, and practiced family medicine in Bath, Maine from 1972 to 1977.
He was a lifelong student who enjoyed studying art, literature, and science. He taught himself and others a wide range of subjects including homeopathic medicine, American and oriental antiques, oil painting, migration of honeybees, crafts, jewelry making, and woodworking. He was an aficionado of jazz, classical, opera, and folk music. Proficient in several languages, including German, French, and Latin, he was recently learning to use the Internet for communications and research.
He was known as a lifelong friend to children, the poor, and those less fortunate. For many years he participated in the Wilton Presbyterian Church's M.A.T.E. program, helping needy families in the Farmington, Maine area renovate and repair their homes. As a physician treating the critically injured and sick, he used humor and compassion to help alleviate his patients' fears and suffering. His patients included Labrador Inuit Indians, lepers in Southeast Asia, and American movie stars.
He was also an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast who enjoyed skiing, bicycling, and boating. He grew and prepared his own food, and was a journeyman chef in several ethnic cuisines. In recent years he was a passionate fan of Connecticut college basketball.
In Princeton, he was an active member of the former Second Presbyterian Church, now Nassau Presbyterian Church.
Predeceased by his parents, James and Elisabeth (Patterson) Rowan, he is survived by a daughter, Elisabeth Rowan Graham; four brothers, Keith, Doug, James Jr., and Richard; and one granddaughter.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 9 at 4 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church; and on Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m. at Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Avenue, Wilton, Conn. The services will be led by Scott Planting and David Graybill. Burial will be at 5 p.m. on September 9 at Princeton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Mission at the Eastward, P.O. Box 206, Farmington, Maine 04938.
Carl Edwin Sherrick Jr., 80, of West Grove, Pa., formerly of Quakertown and Princeton, died June 14 at the home of his daughter.
He was a member of the Princeton University faculty for 35 years, where he served as director of the Cutaneous Communications Laboratory and senior research psychologist.
Born in Carnegie, Pa., he was a son of the late Carl E. and Ruth H. Clark Sherrick Sr.
He graduated from Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, with a B.S. in chemistry, and from the University of Virginia with a Ph.D. in psychology.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Predeceased in 1999 by his wife of 44 years, Patricia A. Sherrick, he is survived by three daughters, Kathleen S. Ernst of Blairstown, Diana Sherrick of Oxnard, Calif., and Molly S. Phifer of West Grove; and three grandchildren.
Services and interment will be private in St. Louis, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jennersville Regional Hospice Program, 2217 Baltimore Pike, Oxford, Pa. 19363.
Arrangements were by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. of West Grove.