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Vol. LXI, No. 46
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Jake McCandless

Eugenia Shanklin

Thomas W. Andrews

Sara E. Crane

Edwin Allee Downs Jr.

Catherine E. Doyle

Madeline Falcone

Lewis Haggins Sr.

Antonio D. Procaccini

Thomas Buchan Hartmann

Vincent T. Galick

Jake McCandless

Joey Leigh “Jake” McCandless, 77, of Ocala, Fla., died November 5 at home, after a long illness. He was a former football coach at Princeton University.

His commitment to athletics, and football in particular, was unwavering. His association with Princeton University football spanned four years as a player and 15 as a coach.

Upon graduation from Beaver Falls (Pa.) High School in 1947, he played tailback and defensive safety for Princeton under the legendary Charlie Caldwell. He was a member of the undefeated 1950 Princeton team that won the Lambert Trophy.

After graduation in 1951, Mr. McCandless coached football and taught history and geography at St. Mark’s and Kent schools. He returned to Princeton as freshman football coach in 1958, and became backfield coach under Dick Coleman in 1960. During his years as offensive coordinator, the Tigers won 69 games, lost 31, and were Ivy League champions in 1963, ’64, and ’66.

From 1960 to 1962, he served as acting basketball coach when Cappy Cappon became ill. His 1960-61 Tiger team won the Ivy League title and went to the NCAA Tournament, beating George Washington before losing to St. Joseph’s in the Eastern Regionals.

In 1969, during his first year as Princeton’s head coach, he replaced the single wing formation with the T-formation and won a share of the Ivy League title with a record of 6-1. Coach McCandless’ teams were 18-17-1 during his four-year tenure as head coach. He instituted the Friends of Princeton Football organization that remains active to this day, and formed many lifelong friendships with teammates, coaches, and players that have formed the enduring touchstones of his life.

After coaching, he became vice president of Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust in New York, from 1973 to 1983, and senior vice president of The Trust Company of the West in Los Angeles, from 1983 to 1993.

He retired to St. George, Utah, in 1994, then moved to Ocala in 1999.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sharon; and his children Linda McCandless, Peter McCandless, and Susan Knight. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Margaret “Bunny” (Bradshaw) in 1987.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Princeton University Chapel in the afternoon on February 16, 2008.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Princeton University, c/o the Jake McCandless ’51 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton 08543-5357.

Eugenia Shanklin

Eugenia Shanklin, 68, of Princeton, died October 31 of lung cancer. A professor in the Sociology-Anthropology Department of The College of New Jersey, she also taught at Princeton University and at the Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Prof. Shanklin’s research and many publications involved her with both Ireland and West Africa. Her most widely read book was Anthropology and Race on the myths about race and the discarded biological concept of race in early anthropology as attempts to understand human differences.

In 1986 a volcano erupted under a lake in Cameroon that destroyed many villages, killed nearly 2000 people, and sent thousands into refugee camps. On a Fulbright Fellowship, Prof. Shanklin then, in 1987 and 1999, interviewed survivors with the Cameroonian anthropologist Dr. George Mbeh to document how the local history and new mythology surrounding the event changed, to help repairing facilities in the camps, and improving their water systems. With her colleagues she set up the Friends of Nyos Foundation, to generate a continuing supply of funds. At her death she was at work on a volume on the cultural history of the kingdom of Kom in Cameroon, a study of the Cameroonian diaspora in the United States, and a project for AIDS clinics in Cameroon.

She was a popular college teacher whose best-known course was on American fantasies of witches, werewolves, and vampires, and what these images reveal about American culture.

Born in Kentucky, she attended the University of California at Los Angeles and took her Ph.D. at Columbia University with a thesis on “Sacred and Profane Livestock in Southwest Donegal, Ireland.” A resident of Princeton since 1971, she taught for 34 years at The College of New Jersey.

She was an ardent water-colorist, opera lover, baseball fan, and dog lover, and an active member of the Democratic Party in Princeton, Community Without Walls, and the Princeton Research Forum.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Cramer of Monmouth Junction; a sister, Lynda Webb of Coos Bay, Ore.; a brother, Jerry Kapp of Speedwell, Tenn.; and a granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Doctors Without Borders.

Arrangements were by the Alloway Funeral Home.

Thomas W. Andrews

Thomas W. Andrews, 61, of Princeton, died November 6 at home.

Born in Queens, N.Y., he had lived in Franklin Township and Piscataway prior to moving to Princeton in 1996.

He was a distinguished U.S. Army veteran, receiving a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War.

He was a graduate of New York University with a B.S. degree in education.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, and a member of the board of Men of Praise and Kerygma at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Predeceased by his stepson Jackie R. Kelley III in 2000, his brother Michael O’ Brien in 1964, and Robert Andrews, he is survived by his wife, Sheila M. Walden-Andrews of Princeton; two daughters, Jasmin Rene Andrews of Philadelphia and Minoque C. Kelley of Los Angeles; five brothers, Dennis O’ Brien of Atlanta, Ga., Philip O’ Brien of Hempstead, N.Y., Robert O’ Brien of Atlanta, Ga., Peter O’ Brien of Dayton, N.J., and John Michael O’ Brien of Hempstead, N.Y.; two sisters, Verdy O’ Brien of Atlanta, Ga. and Michelle Andrews of New York City.

The funeral service was November 10 at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, under the direction of Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in the Middlebush section of Franklin Township.

Sara E. Crane

Sara E. Crane, 67, of Princeton, Manhattan, and Cape Cod, died November 8 at the University Medical Center at Princeton, of ovarian cancer.

Born in Newark, she graduated from North Caldwell High School and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

She was Manager, Members Records at the American Association of Advertising Agencies in New York City, were she was employed for 42 years until her death.

Predeceased by her brothers, Harold E. Crane Jr. and Charles H. Crane, she is survived by two sisters-in-law, Beverly Crane Dubee of Princeton and Patricia C. Crane of Easton, Md.

A memorial celebration will be held at the family cemetery in Basking Ridge, N.J. in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540.

Edwin Allee Downs Jr.

Edwin Allee Downs Jr.

Edwin Allee Downs Jr., 88, of Pennington, died November 8 at Capital Health System at Mercer.

Born in Trenton, he lived most of his life in the Princeton-Pennington area.

He graduated from Princeton High School in 1938 and then Washington & Jefferson College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

He was commissioned as an ensign in September 1941, serving aboard the destroyer USS Meredith. The Meredith escorted the USS Hornet during the Jimmy Doolittle B-25 raid on Japan. After two years of sea duty, mostly in the South Pacific, he returned to the states to go through flight training. After receiving his wings, he was assigned to the fighter squadron of Air Group 13. After the war, he continued flying in the Navy Reserves until 1961, during which time he held command of one of the fighter squadrons for several years. He retired with the rank of Commander.

He worked briefly for CV Hill Company in Trenton before becoming a stockbroker with Hemphill-Noyes in 1955. He retired from Merrill Lynch in 1983 after 28 years in the brokerage business.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury since childhood; the Princeton American Legion Post No. 76; the Hopewell Valley Golf Club for almost 40 years; the Retired Officers Association; and the U.S. Navy Tailhook Association. He was also a former member of the West Windsor Lions Club.

Son of the late Edwin A. and Grace Stults Downs and brother of the late Charles A. Downs, who was killed during the Normandy Invasion in 1944, he is survived by his wife, Edwina Mayo Downs; a sister-in-law, Alyce Mayo of Los Angeles; and an extended family of cousins and nieces.

A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, with the Rev. Louis Mitchell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, officiating. Interment will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury. Friends may call today, Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SAVE Princeton Small Animal Rescue League, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540.

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Catherine E. Doyle

Catherine E. Doyle, 84, of Princeton, died November 7 in Morris Hall at St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center, Lawrenceville.

Born in Princeton and a lifelong resident, Mrs. Doyle, along with her late mother, provided childcare for many years at her mother’s home. She was a former member of the Lioness Club and the Ladies Auxiliary at Hook and Ladder Fire Company, both of Princeton.

Daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Nichol Maple and wife of the late Duncan A. Doyle, she is survived by a son, D. Glen Doyle of Princeton; two daughters, Catherine E. Edmonds of South Carolina and Patricia J. Astbury of South Dakota; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 27 North Harrison Street, Princeton 08540; or to Care Alternative Hospice, 70 Jackson Drive, Suite 200, Cranford, N.J. 07016.

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

Madeline Falcone

Madeline Falcone, 99, died November 12 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Marguerite and John D’Amico, in Princeton.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., she resided there with her husband Cesare until they moved to Rossmoor in Jamesburg in 1988.

She is survived by her daughter, Marguerite; three married grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.

Private funeral services were held at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. Interment was in White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Hospice, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton 08540.

Lewis Haggins Sr.

Lewis Haggins Sr.

Lewis Haggins Sr., 79, of Lawrence, died November 7 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., he had been a resident of Lawrence for 48 years.

Educated at the Witherspoon School in Princeton, he was a graduate of John Jay High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bordentown Manual Training Industrial School in Bordentown, N.J. He excelled in football, baseball, basketball, and track while in high school. Later in his adult life he became an avid golfer and played on several area baseball teams.

He retired from the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

He was a U.S Navy veteran, serving from 1947 to 1949, and a U.S Army veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953.

He was a member of Aaron Lodge No. 9 F. & A.M. in Princeton and a member of the First Baptist Church of Princeton, where he served as a trustee and president of the Usher Board.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Ann and Fewell “Pete” Haggins; a sister, Mable; three brothers, Hazlee, Oliver, and Eugene; and a son, Lewis Jr. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gerry; a daughter, Lois Funderburg; a son, Brock; and two grandchildren.

The funeral service was November 13 at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carlton E. Branscomb, Pastor, officiating. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

Arrangements were by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Homeless Ministry of First Baptist Church, John Street and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton 08540.

Antonio D. Procaccini

Antonio D. Procaccini

Antonio D. Procaccini, 91, of Princeton, died November 7 in the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Pettoranello Di Molise, Italy, he was a sergeant in the Italian Armed Forces from 1942 to 1946.

He immigrated from Italy to Princeton, where he had resided since 1954. His lifelong dedication was to his family.

Son of the late Federico and Filomena Procaccini, husband of the late Enrichetta Procaccini, and brother of the late Michelina Forte, he is survived by five sons, Fred, Florindo, Joseph, Samuel, and Guido; a daughter, Filomena Perpetua; a sister, Maria Teresa Carnevale; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral was November 10 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church, followed by entombment in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hamilton.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542; or to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

Thomas Buchan

Thomas Buchan Hartmann

Thomas Buchan Hartmann, 85, of Montgomery Township, died peacefully November 7 at Stonebridge, with his family by his side.

Born in Somerville, he was the youngest of four siblings in the family of John A. and Janet Buchan Hartmann. He was educated in local schools and then attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., graduating in the class of 1941. He later served for many years as class secretary.

He entered Princeton University in the fall of 1941, and was one of the first Princeton undergraduates to volunteer to serve in World War II. He enlisted in naval aviation and trained as a dive-bomber pilot. He selected the Marine Corps for his commission and joined the Ace of Spades, the oldest Marine squadron, as his combat unit. Stationed in the central Pacific on Midway Island and the Gilbert and Marshall Islands, he flew 89 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross with a cluster and an Air Medal with two clusters.

He married Martha Bothfeld of Wellesley, Mass. on April 14, 1945, the day of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral. To the physical discomfort of the guests and the political discomfiture of some, the couple observed half an hour of silence in FDR’s memory before their wedding ceremony.


In the fall of 1945, Mr. Hartmann returned to Princeton to complete his undergraduate degree. Upon graduation, his first job was as a history teacher at the Hun School. In honor of his inspiring teaching, the Hun School Class of 1951 recently established the Thomas B. Hartmann Faculty Fellowship Award. He later taught at the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del., then became headmaster of St. Mark’s School in Dallas, Texas.

He returned to New Jersey in 1963 to serve as Assistant Director of the New Jersey Office of Economic Opportunity and later as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Commission on the Newark Riots of 1967. He helped to develop Livingston College at Rutgers University, and joined the faculty there as professor of journalism and mass media. In 1992 the University bestowed on him the Presidential Award for Distinguished Public Service, citing “his contributions to advancing and understanding the development of public policy, his extension of educational service to government by placing student interns in public offices, and his unselfish personal service to public institutions and leaders at the municipal, state, and national levels.” He worked closely with Senator Bill Bradley in his campaigns.

His volunteer work was extensive. He served as chair of the New Jersey Advisory Committee for the Foster Grandparents program, and was a member of the Advisory Committee for Channel 13. He was a founding member and trustee of Outward Bound, USA. He also served a term on the Princeton Township Committee. More recently, he joined the board of trustees of New Jersey Policy Perspective.

An avid sports enthusiast, he was a scout for the Detroit Tigers baseball team and assisted the Women’s Sports Foundation in their annual journalism awards. He was a passionate golfer and member of Hopewell Valley Golf Club.

In a proclamation issued on his retirement from Rutgers, Gov. James Florio of New Jersey noted that “Tom Hartmann’s colleagues have been known to remark that he has gone to school with, taught, or worked with every person on the planet.” He had a prodigious memory for people and events, especially those concerning New Jersey’s history and politics.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha; his three daughters, Darcy Hartmann of Lafayette, Calif., Betsy Hartmann of Amherst, Mass., and Anna Wexler of Brookline, Mass.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held December 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Thomas B. Hartmann Faculty Fellowship Award at the Hun School.

Vincent T. Galick

Vincent T. Galick, 84 of Griggstown, died November 11 in the Merwick Unit at Princeton.

Born in Streator, Ill., he was a lifelong area resident.

He was a United States World War II Air Force veteran who flew 72 missions over the Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy.

He retired in 1983 with over 40 years of service as a department manager with New Jersey Bell Telephone.

He was a member of the Griggstown Reformed Church and the Church Choir, and a member of the Franklin Park Kiwanis.

Son of the late George and Anna Ivanova Galick, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances Nilsen Galick; two daughters, Barbara Campbell of Princeton and Wendy Neusner of Rocky Hill; two brothers, Robert Galick of Princeton and Clarence D. Galick of Pearl City, Hawaii; and three grandchildren.

The funeral service will be today, November 14 at 11 a.m. at the Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road, Griggstown. Burial will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill.

Arrangements are by the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction.

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