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Vol. LXIII, No. 20
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Mary A. Callahan

John T. McLoughlin

Ellen G. Wexler

Hyette E. Briscoe Jr.

Margaret Linder

Memorial Service For Sheila W. Hart

Mary A. Callahan

Mary A. Callahan, 93, of Princeton, died May 18 at Hamilton Continuing Care Center.

Born in Ware, Mass., she resided in Manhattan. She was a receptionist at the Williams Residence in New York City.

Wife of the late John J. Callahan, she is survived by a son, Thomas Callahan of Coram, N.Y; two daughters, Patricia Callahan of Princeton and Mary Joy of Belleville, Ill.; a sister, Kathleen Drake of Monson, Mass.; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be this Friday, May 22 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 be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250; or to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400, Silver Spring, Md. 20910.

John T. McLoughlin

John T. McLoughlin, 94, of Princeton, died in his sleep May 14 in Washington, D.C.

Mr. McLoughlin was president of the Vick Chemical Company from 1961 to 1979. He began his career with Procter & Gamble in the Midwest and then worked for several consumer products and health care businesses, including Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick. From 1958 to 1961 he was president of the Consumer Division of Mead Johnson. At the end of his career, he served as president of the Proprietary Association in Washington, D.C. and after retirement worked as an independent consultant.

A native of New York City, Mr. McLoughlin graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1932 and was awarded a Harvard Club of New York scholarship. At Harvard, he majored in math, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. McLoughlin was active in the Princeton community. In 1988 he convinced a group of fellow Harvard graduates to create the Harvard Club of Princeton, which he served as the first president. He was also a member of the advisory board of the Princeton YMCA Executive Club and was on the boards of Princeton Day School, Simon’s Rock College, and the Princeton Child Development Institute for Autistic Children. For many years, he was a member of the vestry of Trinity Church.

He was an avid tennis player and a member of the Pretty Brook Tennis Club. In his later years, he was active in the Nassau Club. He was also a longtime member of the Union League Club of New York.

He is survived by his wife, Harriette Hollis; three sons, John Jr., Hollis, and Peter; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Princeton Family YMCA or the Princeton Child Development Institute.

The funeral service was yesterday, May 19 at Trinity Church, Princeton.

Arrangements were under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Ellen G. Wexler

Ellen G. Wexler, 73, of Princeton, died April 15 at Capital Health Systems at Fuld, in Trenton. The cause was diabetes-related complications.

Born in New York City, she was educated at the Birch Wathen School and Barnard College. She was a producer and on-air correspondent at New Jersey Public Television (now the New Jersey Network) in Trenton. After retiring from television production, she worked at Edith’s Lingerie in Princeton.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stanford E. Wexler. She is survived by her children, Thomas of London, England and Elizabeth of New York City; and a sister, Norma Pisar of Los Angeles.

A service was held at Princeton Cemetery on April 24, followed by a reception at the Nassau Inn.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lower East Side Conservancy of New York, N.Y.

Hyette E. Briscoe Jr.

Hyette E. Briscoe Jr.

Hyette E. Briscoe Jr., 82, a lifelong resident of Princeton, died May 11 in Princeton.

A graduate of Princeton High School, he later served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant in the 16th Air Cargo Resupply Squadron in Fort Benning, Ga., and the Philippines.

He worked for more than 25 years as an assembly technician with the Delco Remy Division of General Motors Corp.

A Past Master of Aaron Lodge No. 9 of Princeton, he was also an active member of the First Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his parents, Hyette and Geneva Briscoe; his wife, Estelle Taylor Briscoe; a son, Hyette E. Briscoe III; and two sisters, Mildred Wells and Geneva Bolden. He is survived by two daughters, Eugenia B. Evans and Andrea L. Briscoe; three sisters, Francis B. Evans, Louise Driver, and Gladys Russell; a brother, Carl Briscoe; and two granddaughters.

The funeral was May 18 at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.

Arrangements were by The Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

Margaret Linder

Margaret (Peg) Linder, 83, of Skillman, died peacefully at home on May 11 under hospice care.

Born in Rhode Island, she grew up on Staten Island before moving to New Jersey to raise her family.

An avid quilter, she touched many lives and was actively involved in her church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, W.H. Linder; two daughters, Jill Waselik and Jody MacNicoll; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held May 18 at Kingston Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingston Church, Haiti Hospital Program, 4565 Route 27, Kingston 08528; or to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, Md. 20850.

Memorial Service For Sheila W. Hart

A memorial Mass for Sheila W. (Cook) Hart will be offered on Thursday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street.

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