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Vol. LXII, No. 13
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Margaret Barclay

Margaret Barclay

Margaret Lee King Barclay, 72, of East Lansing, Michigan, a resident of Princeton for nearly 50 years, died March 19 of pancreatic cancer in East Lansing.

Born in Jamestown, N.Y., she was a graduate of Jamestown High School, Pennsylvania State University, and the Sotheby Art Program in New York City.

She was a lifelong member of the Chautauqua Institution’s summer community at Chautauqua, New York. As a third-generation Chautauquan, she spent her summers attending lectures and concerts, hosting many Princeton friends, and developing her skills with oils and watercolors. She had a passion for antiques in general and antique dolls in particular. In 2004 she organized the first annual Chautauqua Women’s Art and Culture Kamp Outing (WACKO) for a dozen of her Princeton female friends.

A licensed real estate agent and building contractor, she was an accomplished real estate entrepreneur. She renovated 16 homes commercially in Princeton during the 1980s and 1990s, including the six homes in which she and her husband Albert lived during their years in Princeton.

Mrs. Barclay was a member of the Junior League of Princeton, where she was a charter member of the First Wednesday Junior League Sustaining Group and actively involved in the League’s Designer Showhouse fund-raisers. She also served multiple three-year terms on the board of the Princeton YWCA, and as a Fete volunteer for many years at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Before moving to Michigan in August 2007, she and her husband were longtime members of Nassau Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Albert C. Barclay Jr.; a son, Albert III of Atlanta; two daughters, Lee Reimann of East Lansing and Elizabeth Livingston of Bozeman, Mont.; three brothers, Richard King of Fredonia, N.Y., Dr. Donald King of Riverdale, N.Y., and the Rev. James King of Red Bank, N.J.; and six grandchildren.

A Sacred Song service will be held in her honor at 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 29 at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton 08540; or to The Chautauqua Fund, P.0. Box 28, Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722; or by contacting David G. Williams, Director of the Chautauqua Fund, at (716) 357-6243.

Patricia E. Tee

Patricia Eulalia Tee, 57, of Boston, Mass., formerly of Princeton, died March 15 at home. She was a resident of Princeton from 1994 to 2002.

Born in New York City, she grew up in Glen Cove, New York.

She devoted her life to making other people’s lives more healthy and productive. She underwent training in nursing at the St. Clare’s School of Nursing, receiving her RN in 1970. She pursued her career at the Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Deaconess Hospital, Mt. Auburn Hospital, and other hospitals in the Boston area. She returned to New York City in 1979 to coordinate infectious disease clinical research at the New York University/New York Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She went on to head up HIV clinical research for the National Hemophilia Foundation.

She was a board member of the American Infertility Association and the Boys and Girls Club of the San Francisco Bay Area. She served as a volunteer with the Trenton Crisis Ministry as well as various committees at the Stuart Country Day School and Princeton Day School. She was also a personal/life coach with clients from around the world.

In her later years, she divided her time between her homes in Boston and Sarasota, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Alan W. Dunton, M.D.; a daughter, Sarah Dorothy Dunton; a son, Warren James Dunton; a sister, Jeanne C. Tee of Quincy, Mass.; and two brothers, William B. Tee of Glen Cove, N.Y. and James R. Tee of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

A memorial service will be held on April 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Memorial donations may be made to the Princeton Healthcare System Foundation (

Frank L. Vannerson

Frank L. Vannerson

Frank L. Vannerson of Princeton died March 1 after a brief illness. Born in Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1938, he had resided in Princeton since 1963.

He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1968 for his econometric study of the United States wheat market. Shortly thereafter, in 1969, he co-founded Commodities Corporation in Princeton.

In 1986 he co-founded Mount Lucas Management Corporation and served as the company’s chairman until his death. The firm developed the MLM index, a price-based measure of the returns in futures markets that is widely used as a benchmark for evaluating investment performance in futures markets.

For many years he served as a member of the Princeton University Economics Department’s Advisory Council. He was also a founding member and benefactor of the Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton University, and served on the board of the American Foundation to support the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education and Economics Institute of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The program supports students from throughout the world in obtaining their doctorates in economics.

Dr. Vannerson, a loving husband and father, brought a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm to his work, interests, and life. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and three daughters, Lesley, Amanda, and Claire.

A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be held on April 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, at Princeton University. A reception will follow at the Vannerson home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vannerson Scholarship Fund of the CERGE-El Foundation, 715 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, N.J. 07666.

Dolores Wlazlowski

Dolores Wlazlowski, 81, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Princeton, died March 18 at Atlanta Hospice.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of Antonina and Joseph Gorski. After marrying William Wlazlowski in 1947, she lived in Elizabeth and later South River. After the death of her husband, Bill, she moved to Rossmoor for a short time and then to Princeton. She spent the final years of her life in Atlanta.

In addition to raising her three children, she was employed by Johnson & Johnson in Milltown until her retirement.

Predeceased also by her sister, Jane Abradi, she is survived by her children, Jeanne Donahue of Louisville, Colo., Linda Schaeffer of Atlanta, and William Wlazlowski of Sayreville, N.J.; two brothers, Joseph Gorski and the Rev. John Gorski; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated March 24 at Queenship of Mary Church, Plainsboro. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Burial Park.

Arrangements were by the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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