William E. Buss, 84, of Princeton, died March 10 at Merwick Rehab Hospital and Nursing Care Center.
Born in Jersey City, he had been a resident of Princeton for the past two years. He previously lived in Iselin, and retired to Leesburg, Fla. before returning recently to New Jersey.
He was a a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
A retired printer and 32nd degree Mason, he was also a lifetime member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lenora M. Buss; two daughters, Barbara A. Coughlin of Hillsborough and Susan E. Guzy of Barnegat; a son, George of Edison; a sister, Grace Welter of Belmar; a brother, Charles of Princeton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral service and burial with military honors will be held at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of New Jersey, 1600 Route 22 East, Union 07083.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Uda Maud (Bichard) Carre, 99, of La Porte, Texas, died March 7 at Happy Harbor Methodist Home in La Porte, one week shy of her 100th birthday. A resident of Princeton for more than 40 years, she had lived at Page Mobile Village in Fort Myers, Fla. before moving to La Porte.
Born on the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, she was the daughter of John and Edith Bichard. She came to the United States in 1927 with her husband to begin a life of dairy farming with Guernsey cows. They ultimately settled in Princeton with their two daughters.
She was proud of her family, her Guernsey heritage, her 40-year membership in Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, and her volunteer work at Merwick Nursing Home from the time it opened until 1976.
She enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens. She also developed a talent for oil painting. In her later years, she enjoyed spending as much time as possible in Florida.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Carre in 1976; by a daughter, Betty Carre; by two sisters, Anne LeParmentier and Lillian Brouard; by a brother, John Bichard; and, in November, by her special friend and 25-year partner, T. Merl Kincaid of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She is survived by a daughter, P.C. Christensen of Baytown, Texas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service and burial at Princeton Cemetery will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton 08540.
Arrangements are by The Kimble Funeral Home.
Betty Macdonald Golden, 89, of Hopewell, died March 4 at home. She had lived for many years in Princeton before moving to Hopewell several years ago.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., she graduated from Syracuse University in 1938 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in advertising.
Predeceased by her husband, Walter P. Golden, a Princeton builder and landlord, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice Golden-Koether of Hopewell; a son, T. Christopher of Long Branch; a sister, Sally A. Miller of Seal Beach, Calif.; and two granddaughters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 9 at The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tunkhannock, Pa. Interment followed in Pieta Cemetery in Tunkhannock.
Arrangements were by the The Kimble Funeral Home.
Ronald W.A. Hatton Sr., 83, of the Ringoes section of East Amwell Township, died March 6 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Camden, the son of the late Walter Leslie and May Edwards Hatton, he had resided in Ringoes since 1965, having previously lived in Bound Brook.
He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a Tech Sergeant Mechanic.
He was a 1954 graduate of Rutgers University.
He retired as a manager from American Cyanamid Corporation, Bound Brook, in 1986, after 40 years of service.
He was a member and former officer of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church in Ringoes and a member of the East Amwell Township Senior Citizens.
Predeceased by his wife, Viola, in 1990, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hatton of Princeton and Lynn Villano of Clinton Township; two sons, Thomas of Manassas, Va. and Ronald Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Arthur of Mililani, Hawaii, and Walter of Tallahassee, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on March 12 in the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Okolona, Miss.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 567, Ringoes 08551.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington.
Hope Benson Machedon, 44, of Bethesda, Md., died March 3 at home. She was a Princeton resident from 1988 to 1995 before moving to Bethesda.
She grew up in Binghamton, N.Y. As a child she loved playing the violin, taking long bike trips, and achieving success in school. Valedictorian of her high school, she later earned a bachelor's degree from MIT and master's degree from NYU, both in mathematics.
A Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, she was an employee of The Equitable before becoming a consultant for the company.
At the age of 37 she re-discovered her passion for long distance running. In two years she progressed from casual runner to national class, and was hopeful of making the Olympic trials for the marathon when, at age 40, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She nevertheless continued to train like an Olympic athlete, inspiring her doctor, family, and friends. During her last years, the Internet's running sites became an increasingly important part of her life.
Predeceased by her mother, Mary D. Benson, she is survived by her husband, Matei Machedon; her father, Byron Clark Benson; a son, Radu; and a sister, Elizabeth Benson Truman.
A road race in her honor is being planned on a date to be determined this fall.