Donald P. Albury
Donald P. Albury, 54, of Lawrenceville, died May 22 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Bronx, N.Y. and raised in the Morningside Gardens neighborhood of Manhattan, his playgrounds were Cherry Park, Grant's Tomb, and Riverside Park.
His family was active in the parish life of Corpus Christi, where he attended school and sang in the boys and mens choirs until the age of 19. He graduated from Power Memorial Academy in 1968 where he was president of the Glee Club. He received a bachelor of science degree from Empire State College (SUNY) in 1980 and a master's of science in communication from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1982.
He began his career in media support as a part-time projectionist at Teachers College while still in high school. He continued to work at Teachers College for more than 17 years and rose to the position of Audio-Visual Coordinator for the college. In January 1986, he joined the Computing and Information Technology Division of Princeton University as assistant director of media services. Over the following 19 years he became manager of media services for the University within the division of the Office of Information Technology.
As a lover of the beauty and peace of the outdoors, and as an expert paddler, his wilderness tripping to Algonquin, Ontario, as a young man gave way later to yearly trips to Nova Scotia with his family.
An active member of the Chancel Choir of the Princeton United Methodist Church, he surrounded himself with the joy of music and the arts. He loved the opera of Puccini, the ballet of Balanchine, and the philosophy of Monty Python.
He is predeceased by his mother, Irene; his father Ray; and his brother Richard. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, LaVerna; a daughter, Jennifer; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Princeton United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be this Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue.
Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, P.O. Box 42630, Philadelphia, Pa. 19161-0001.
Maron "Hezzie" Craig, 79, of Princeton, died May 10 at home.
Born in Princeton, he lived with his family in Plainfield for several years before returning to Princeton. He attended schools in Princeton and Plainfield.
He served in the U.S. Marines.
He worked in the Princeton area as a building contractor.
Son of the late Maron Craig Sr. and Flora Nixon Craig Brown, he was predeceased also by his siblings, Nathan Craig, Francis Craig, Miriam "Babe" Craig Miller, and Jean Craig; and by his former wife Sarah Wood Craig. He is survived by two sons, Kevin of Flanders, N.J. and Jeremy of Morocco; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 112 Witherspoon Street.
Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.
Edward Lillie Pierce Milholland, 69, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Princeton, died May 13 after a short illness. He was the son of Frederic and Margaret Milholland and grandson of L.L and Mary Pierce, all longtime Princeton residents.
Mr. Milholland, known as Pierce, attended Princeton Country Day School and Milton Academy, and graduated from The Darrow School and Trinity College. He studied architecture at Yale and worked for Harrison and Abramowitz in New York. He moved to Seattle in 1965 and helped renovate the Pike Place Market. Later, he designed many private residences in the Seattle area.
In the 1980s, he gave up architecture to become a full time artist. He was known for his colorful paintings of flower fields, orchards, barns, and field workers of Washington. His annual gallery shows were a popular event. His last show opened on May 12, the day before his death.
He is survived by his daughter Charlotte of Redding, Conn.; a son, Thatcher of San Francisco; a sister, Jean Milholland Shriver of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; and one grandson.
A memorial service will take place in the Patricia Rozvar Gallery in Kirkland, Wash. on June 6.
Michael Ramus, 87, of Skillman, died May 19 at the Stonebridge at Montgomery retirement community.
Born in Naples, Italy, he was a longtime Princeton resident.
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, he attended Yale University and had further training at the Art Students League in New York City.
He served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, where his duties included painting war-time patriotic posters. After the war, he volunteered as a night-time airplane spotter for civil defense in Princeton.
He was first employed as a comic book artist in New York City, and as a set designer in San Francisco. He became a commercial illustrator and cartoonist for major magazines such as Life, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Reader's Digest and American Heritage. For a number of years he drew a weekly cartoon for The Princeton Packet. Also a painter and sculptor, he worked in a variety of media including collage and papier mache.
He was an enthusiastic amateur geologist who enjoyed trips to Red Lodge, Mont., with members of the Princeton University Geology Department. He was pleased to have unearthed the remains of a new type of dinosaur which was subsequently named after him and displayed in the University geology exhibit.
He was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City, the Princeton Artists Alliance, and the Second Sunday River Poets.
Predeceased by his wife, Grace Bigelow Cook, he is survived by two daughters, Anne Gray and Grace Ramus; a son, Peter; a sister, Anne Ramus; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for June. Details will be available at www.kimblefh .com, and will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
Funeral arrangements are by The Kimble Funeral Home.