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Antoinette Arcamone

Mary M. C. Argue

Miriam W. Coletti

Leslie Deis

George A. Graham

Gerald C. Neary

Edwin R. Sherman Jr.

Antoinette Arcamone

Antoinette B. Arcamone, 75, of Princeton, died March 3 at the University Medical Center Of Princeton. She was a lifelong Princeton resident.

Daughter of the late Peter and Adelina Moreno Mazziotti, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Americo A. Arcamone; a son, Frank of Washington Crossing, Pa.; two daughters, Karen Cinkay of Plainsboro and Adele Hagadorn of Skillman; two sisters, Anna Stachurski of Cranbury and Carmela Trani of Hudson, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:30 a.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Two Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648.

Mary M. C. Argue

Mary M. Clarke Argue, 88, of Princeton, died February 28 at the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

Born in Cavan, Ireland, she lived in Princeton most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul's Church.

Daughter of the late James and Brigidet Clarke, she is survived by a daughter, Monica Bahm of Piscataway; a brother, John Clarke, and two sisters, Brigidet Mulheron and Kathleen Clarke, all of Ireland; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was March 5 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Paul's Church.

Burial was in the family plot in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society of New Jersey, Mercer County Chapter, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 08648.

Miriam W. Coletti

Miriam W. Coletti

Miriam Whitney Coletti, 103, of San Francisco, formerly of Princeton, died February 28 following a stroke.

Raised in Chicago and New Jersey, she attended the Parsons School of Design in New York, graduating in 1925. She spent her second year studying in Paris. She was an art teacher at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass., and at The Museum School in Boston.

Her marriage in 1929 to Boston sculptor Joseph A. Coletti, ended in divorce.

She lived two years in New York City before moving to Princeton in 1945, where she lived for 49 years until moving to a retirement community in San Francisco in 1993.

In addition to her interest in fine arts she was passionate about the benefits of psychotherapy, believing it should be available to everyone, especially children. To that end she gave a building known as the Whitney Center on Nassau Street to become a center for psychological counseling for children. Now known as The Family Guidance Center, it was originally known as The Child Guidance Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Donata Mechem of San Francisco and Miriam Dow of Buffalo, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held in Trinity Church, Princeton, in June.

Funeral arrangements are by Bay Area Cremation and Funeral Services, 1189 Oddstad Drive, Redwood City, Calif.

Leslie Deis

Leslie Deis, 49, of Dallas, Tex., formerly of Princeton, died January 26 following a long illness with cancer. She had lived in Opelika, Ala., Philadelphia, Seattle, and Princeton before moving to Dallas five years ago.

Born in West Chester, Pa., she received her bachelor of science degree in architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 1977. She practiced architecture in Philadelphia and New Jersey for two companies before she and her partners formed the Dakota Architecture firm in Philadelphia.

In 1991 she married Chris Paddison and lived in Princeton with their two children. The couple divorced in 1995.

A Rotary Scholar, she was awarded a year abroad in La Paz, Bolivia. She also studied architecture in Oslo, Norway for a semester.

She enjoyed traveling the world, taking trips to Italy, Scotland, Mexico, and Canada. She also traveled extensively in the United States, spending summer vacations at the beach with her parents and family in Stone Harbor, N.J. Recently she traveled with her children and parents to Costa Rica and Belize.

With her children, she attended The Tom Brown Wilderness Survival School for three summers.

Her passions were design and creative arts. She created many projects for the Bradfield Elementary School, and enjoyed creating decorations and artistic projects for parties and holidays.

She is survived by her children, Rose and Gus; her parents, Nancy and Lou Deis of Stone Harbor; a brother, Jeff of Boulder, Colo.; and two sisters, Susan of Philadelphia and Kelly Rickert of San Francisco.

A celebration of her life was held on January 31 at Saint Michael's and All Angels Church.

George A. Graham

George A. Graham

George Adams Graham, 100, of Chapel Hill, N.C., died February 25. A political scientist and educator, he taught at Princeton University for 28 years.

Born in Cambridge, N.Y., he received his B.A. from Monmouth College, Ill., in 1926 and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois in 1930. He was a faculty member in the Politics Department at Princeton University from 1930 to 1958, chairing the department from 1946 to 1949 and from 1952 to 1955. He served as director of the public affairs program for the Ford Foundation from 1956 to 1957, Director of Governmental Studies at Brookings Institution from 1958 to 1967, and as a founding fellow and the first Executive Director of the National Academy of Public Administration from 1967 to 1972. He concluded his career at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as professor of public administration, achieving emeritus status in 1985.

His devotion to public service led to a variety of research and administrative assignments at the state and federal levels, including the U.S. Bureau of the Budget (1942 to 1945), the Hoover Commission Committee on Indian Affairs (chair, 1945 to 1946), the Hoover Commission Committee on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government (1948), the Senate Subcommittee on Ethics in Government (1951), and the Hoover Commission Task Force on Personnel and Civil Service (Staff Director, 1953-1954).

In 1994, along with Frederic Cleaveland, he created the Plato Loft group, a bi-weekly discussion forum modeled on Princeton University seminars, composed of former colleagues, former students, and retired diplomats in Chapel Hill.

His books include Education for Public Administration (1941), Morality in American Politics (1952), and America's Capacity to Govern (1960).

He dedicated his life of teaching, research, and public administration to ensuring strong public service at all levels of government.

Predeceased by his first wife, Rosanna Grace Webster Graham, and by a son, Andrew Allen Graham, he is survived by his second wife, Elisabeth Childs Rowse Graham; two daughters, Lora Graham Lunt of Potsdam, N.Y. and Mary Graham Jenne of Scarsdale, N.Y.; seven step-children, Ruth Rowse Dahl of Geneseo, N.Y., Martha Rowse Kelder of Peterborough, N.H., Margaret Rowse Michaelson of Los Angeles, Mary Rowse of Washington, D.C., Robert Rowse of Portland, Maine, Carolee Rowse of Chevy Chase, Md., and Patricia Rowse of Washington, DC; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gerald C. Neary

Gerald Clarke Neary, 72, of Princeton, died March 1 from complications of diabetes, at Acorn Glen Assisted Living.

He was a graduate of Choate-Rosemary Hall, Yale University with the class of 1957, and New York University Law School.

He was a tax specialist with Pitney, Hardin LLP in Morristown, and more recently with Herold and Haines in Warren.

Music was a ruling passion of his life. At Yale he was a member of the Glee Club and the Whiffenpoofs. After college, he sang with many choruses in New York City and with various a capella organizations. Locally he was a member of Princeton Pro Musica. He also sang with the Yale Alumni Glee Club, including performances in China and Russia in 1998 and 1999.

He was also an avid squash player and cyclist. A FreeWheeler enthusiast, he participated in many biking fund-raising events to benefit the American Diabetes Foundation. For several years he led and participated in the successful Tour de Cure.

He served on the Princeton Symphony Orchestra board, and was a member of New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Planned Giving Organization.

He is survived by his companion of 35 years, Toby Goodyear; his daughters Lisa Neary and Mary Louise Rubin; a sister, Susan Greene of Providence, R.I.; four grandchildren; Ms. Goodyear's children Jake Goodyear and Lauren Schramm; and her two grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Paul's Church on March 4.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Princeton Pro Musica, P.O. Box 1313, Princeton 08540; or to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 250, Princeton 08540.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.

Edwin R. Sherman Jr.

Edwin R. Sherman Jr., 79, of Princeton, died February 26 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Brunswick, Ga., he had lived in Princeton for the past 50 years.

He earned a bachelor's degree at Emory University in Atlanta, and later a master's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. While at Emory, he was a member of the ATO fraternity.

He was a former reporter for the Brunswick (Ga.) News.

Son of the late Edith and Edwin R. Sherman Sr., he is survived by his wife, Constance, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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