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Betty Ribner Borok

Maria G. Cipelli

Elizabeth J. Heaphy

Martin D. Levine

Isabelle Sayen

William F. Wright


Betty Ribner Borok

Betty Ribner Borok, 93, of Princeton died Friday in the Pavillion at Forrestal.

Born in Linden, N.J., Mrs. Borok was a former resident of Delray Beach, Fla., before moving to Princeton six years ago.

Mrs. Borok was a Judea Leader, life member of Hadassah, and active in the United Synagogue of America.

In her youth, she was a New Jersey State tennis champion, and in later years, a championship golfer.

Wife of the late Samuel Ribner and Max Borok, Mrs. Borok is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Sho- shana and Mel Silberman of Princeton; a son, Elliott Ribner, of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Abraham Gelfond; a sister, Helen Lalin, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a step son.

Funeral services and burial were Monday in Iselin, and a period of mourning will be observed at the Silberman residence in Princeton.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Princeton Hadassah, c/o Debbie Glick, 5 Catbriar Court, Belle Mead, N.J., 08502.

Maria G. Cipelli

Maria G. Cipelli

Maria "Nonna" G. Cipelli, 92, of Princeton Junction, died October 8th at a University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Asola, Province of Mantova, Italy, she immigrated to the United States in 1947.

Wife of the late Mose T. Cipelli, she is survived by a son, Herman, of Princeton Junction; a daughter, Edda Burton of Westwood; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 18, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday morning at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of departure to the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Elizabeth J. Heaphy

Elizabeth J. Heaphy, 92, of Princeton, died October 9 at Morris Hall/St. Mary's Assisted Living Facility, Lawrenceville.

Born in County Leitrim, Ireland, she had been a longtime resident of Spruce Circle in Princeton before moving to Morris Hall two years ago.

Mrs. Heaphy retired from Lahiere's Restaurant, where she had been a waitress for several years. She was a member of St. Paul's Church Altar Rosary Society and the Golden Agers of St. Paul's.

Wife of the late Patrick Heaphy and sister of the late Bessie Fallon, she is survived by a niece, Rita Kowal of Bayonne, and special friends, the family of Alan F. Cook of Lawrenceville.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's School, 218 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542.

Martin D. Levine

Martin D. Levine, 56, of Princeton died Tuesday at the Medical Center at

Born in Asbury Park, he was a former resident of East Brunswick, before
moving to Princeton six years ago. He was the founder and chief executive of
MarketSource Corp. of Cranbury. In addition, he was the founder of Kindle a
Spark Foundation, and former president of College Stores Research and
Education Foundation.

He had recently been honored by Ernst and Young Corp. as Entrepreneur of
the Year, and also awarded the Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award by the
National Association of College Stores.

A graduate of the University of Arizona, where he earned bachelor's and
master's degrees in marketing, he was an avid golfer and cowboy. He had also
served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Son of the late Irving and Rose Levine, he is survived by his wife, Monica
Bean Levine; son Jonathan Levine of Princeton; daughter Lauren Levine of New
York City; sister Sandra Bidwell of Nutley; step-children Taylor and Kelly
Langone of Princeton; niece Alison Pearce; and nephew David Bidwell.

The funeral was Wednesday and a period of mourning is being observed at the
Levine residence in Princeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindle a Spark Foundation, 10 Abeel
Road, Cranbury, N.J., 08512, or The Brain Tumor Center at Duke University,
P.O. Box 3624, Durham, N.C., 27710.


Isabelle Sayen

Isabelle Sayen

Isabelle Sayen, an environmentalist and lifelong Princeton area resident, died peacefully at home on Michaelmas Day, September 29. The cause of death was cancer.

Born Isabelle Burns Guthrie in Baltimore, her family had long-standing ties to both the town and Princeton University. She graduated from Miss Fine's School and Vassar College; and in 1946, married the late William Henry Sayen, IV.

Her husband "Harry" was influential in New Jersey's public service arena, and among the many board positions he held were chairman of the board of trustees of the British-American Educational Foundation and governor of the board of Rutgers University.

Mrs. Sayen was a teacher at Miss Mason's School prior to becoming interested in environmental issues in the 1950s.

In 1960 and 1961, she was co-chair of the staging for Princeton's Hospital Fete, following several years of fund-raising for Princeton HealthCare System, formerly called the Medical Center at Princeton. Also in the 1960s, Mrs. Sayen became active in the peace movement and organized many events locally and throughout New Jersey in opposition to the Vietnam War. Mrs. Sayen was frequently invited by congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues.

Starting in the 1970s, Mrs. Sayen began to dedicate her time fully to environmentalism. From 1970 to 1994, she was the founder and operator of New Jersey Safe Energy Alternative Alliance.

In 1978, she was a founder of The Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament, and in that capacity lobbied Congress to reduce weaponry and to limit waste disposal of nuclear materials and radioactivity.

Blinded by macular degeneration 18 years ago, Mrs. Sayen continued to work unassisted, and would often testify at hearings in Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia, and the Capitol, always arriving by public transportation. Mrs. Sayen went on to found the Coalition for Peace Action.

She was a lifelong student, enrolling in dozens of courses at Princeton University over a 40-year period. Desiring to be well researched and balanced in new proposals, she studied physics, history, and philosophy, as well as politics and engineering.

Mrs. Sayen assisted her husband Harry in many of his activities, often with concepts for his weekly radio broadcasts. She was also a great hostess, entertaining many U.S. presidential candidates.

She continued to campaign for important community causes until this year, and recently tried to save the dinosaur and fossil collection of the University as a resource for students. Mrs. Sayen is survived by four sons.

A private burial service will be held this week. Memorial contributions can be made to: Coalition For Peace Action Education Fund, 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, N.J., 08540; or to Hospice, The Medical Center at Princeton, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton, N.J., 08540.

William F. Wright

William F. Wright, 93, a former Princeton resident and retired advertising executive, died on September 15 at home in Wayzata, Minn.

Mr. Wright, who resided in Princeton for many years until 1963, graduated from The Hill School in 1928 and from Princeton University in 1932.

He began his advertising career in Philadelphia with the F. Wallis Armstrong Agency, and later joined J. Walter Thompson, now part of WPP Group, where he worked for 28 years.

He was the account representative on the Champion Sparkplug, Shell Oil, and Ford Motor accounts. He retired as a vice president and director in 1963.

Mr. Wright was also an international golfer. He played for Princeton University and later was a member of the Springdale Golf Club while he lived in Princeton.

He is survived by his second wife, Rosita Hawley; daughter Susan Wright; son Peter Wright; and step-children MacDonald Hawley, James Hawley, Lisa Hawley, and Lane Cole; and grandchildren William Wright, Karim Zaouch, Jim Burden, and Amanda Wright.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bay Head (NJ) Yacht Club Welfare Fund.

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