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Vol. LXI, No. 21
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Floyd E. Boyd

Basil J. Ferrara

Henry Gallagher

Floyd E. Boyd

Floyd Everett Boyd of Trenton, formerly of Princeton, died May 13 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Born in Accomac, Virginia, he was a lifelong resident of Trenton and Princeton.

He served his country proudly in World War II.

He retired from the Princeton University Plasma and Physics Research Department.

He was a member of the Masonic Aaron Lodge 9, Princeton Chapter; The Elks; and The American Legion, for over 50 years.

Predeceased by his parents, James and Rebecca (Nedab) Boyd, and two brothers, James Boyd and Langford Boyd, he is survived by three daughters, Diana Bess Swainson of Ewing, Kimberly Jackson of Trenton, and Loretta Zolliecoffer of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; three sons, Robert and Gary of California and George Bess of Atlantic City; a brother, Morris Boyd of Princeton; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was May 18 at The Kimble Funeral Home. Interment followed at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J.

Basil J. Ferrara

The funeral for Basil J. Ferrara, 92, former Princeton postmaster during the 1970s, will be held at Mather Hodge Funeral Home. Calling hours are Thursday, May 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. The funeral is Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's Church.

Henry Gallagher

Henry Gallagher

Henry Mason Gallagher of Skillman, a longtime resident of Princeton and Nantucket, Mass., died May 9 in his residence at Stonebridge in Montgomery, following a long illness.

A graduate of Antioch College, he received his law degree from Columbia University. He began his career in corporate law on the Johnson & Johnson legal staff, followed by ten years with American Home Products, completing his career as Associate General Counsel of Pfizer International, where he specialized in international corporate law.

As a teenager, he volunteered for the U.S. 8th Air Force, flying the maximum number of missions as a navigator during World War II.

He traveled extensively as part of his job at Pfizer and for pleasure with his wife, Helen.

He was an active member of the Princeton community, serving on the board of the planning commission during the 1970s, performing in the PJ&B production of Brigadoon, acting as a docent at the Princeton Art Museum after retirement, and participating actively in the Unitarian Church with his family.

He was an accomplished pianist in the classical and jazz traditions; a lover of books, music, theater, and art; and an outdoorsman who advocated for and contributed to the cause of environmental conservation.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Jane, Ann, and Marian; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to WWFM and/or the Nature Conservancy.

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