Brett J. Bashaw, 21, of Princeton, died suddenly October 15 in Storrs, Conn., where he was studying at the University of Connecticut.
Born in Princeton, he was a lifelong resident.
He was a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy in 2001, where he was a First Lieutenant and learned to play polo, at which he excelled. He attended Valley Forge Military College where he received an associate degree in science and in business administration in 2003. He was twice awarded the Anthony Wayne Legion Guard Award and served as the Cadet Battalion Executive Officer. While there he was captain of the varsity polo team for two years.
At the University of Connecticut he was studying animal science and business, and was a starting member of the varsity polo team.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce M. Murphy of Princeton; his father, Keith J. Bashaw of Monmouth Junction; two sisters, Meghan Bashaw of Princeton and Donna Kosco of Cream Ridge; and a brother, Blair Murphy of Windber, Pa.
The funeral Service will be today, October 20, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, Pa. Calling hours will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chapel.
Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Forge Military Academy Department of Horsemanship Development, 1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, Pa. 19087, attn. Virgil Allen.
Michael Coda, 48, of Alexandria, Va., died October 8 at Capital Hospice in Arlington. He had battled brain cancer for more than four years.
Born in New York, he was raised in Princeton, where he went through the public school system, earning the Gold Key award for good citizenship before his graduation from Princeton High School. He earned his B.A. from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, in Spanish and History, and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He moved to Washington in 1979 and worked from 1979 to 1981 as assistant press secretary for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.
At the time of his death he was vice president and director of external affairs for the Nature Conservancy. During his 14 years with the organization he led some of the international conservation organization's most important fund-raising and conservation endeavors.
He joined the Conservancy in 1991 as director of marketing and helped increase the Conservancy's annual fund-raising from $90 million to more than $200 million. He was also responsible for the planning and execution of the Conservancy's "Last Great Places" capital campaign, which raised $315 million for conservation projects around the globe. Under his direction the Conservancy's membership increased from 500,000 to an all-time high of 1.2 million.
In 1998, he created the Conservancy's Climate Change Program. As its director, he helped negotiate several of the world's largest carbon sequestration projects, raising more than $35 million to protect and restore more than 1.7 million acres of critical habitat for biodiversity through projects in Brazil, Bolivia, and Belize. In 2001, as vice president and director of external affairs, he took responsibility for all of the Conservancy's partnerships with governmental entities, multilateral and bilateral institutions, and non-governmental organizations.
Before joining the Conservancy, from 1984 to 1990, he was a senior associate with McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of the firm's energy practice. His work included strategic and organizational studies for Fortune 500 clients.
During the last years of his life, he was determined to help raise awareness of and funding for a cure for brain cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Karen Perkins Coda; two children, Emily and Matthew of Alexandria; his parents, Edward T. and Jane Delaney Coda of Princeton; and a sister, Deborah Abraham of Lynnfield, Mass.
Claramary Hires Morgan, 89, of Princeton, died at home on October 9. She had been a Princeton resident for 64 years.
Born in East Orange, the daughter of Harrison Streeter Hires and Christine Leland Hires, she grew up in Berwyn, Pa. She graduated from Friends Central School in Overbrook, Pa. in 1932, and Vassar College with the class of 1936.
She was the treasurer of the International Club in Princeton in the 1960s. She also volunteered at the Princeton Public Library. From 1961 until 1985 she and her husband spent summers in Buck Hill Falls in the Poconos, and after her husband retired, winters in Sarasota, Fla.
A gifted artist, she painted mostly in oils and watercolors. She began her art training during her high school years. Once her children were grown, she resumed studying at the Art Students League of New York, and attended Henry Hensche's summer classes at his studio in Provincetown, Mass. She continued her painting in Florida, joining other artists in a shared studio.
She was active in the Princeton Players, joining the scenic art crew back stage. She also audited many classes at Princeton University, pursuing a lifelong intellectual journey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Heber Morgan, the former president of Nassau Oil Company. She is survived by three daughters, Fiona Morgan Fein of New York City, Prudence Morgan Boulton of Marietta, Ohio, and Patience Morgan-Irigoyen of Stony Point, N.Y.; a brother, William L. Hires of Haverford, Pa.; and one grandson.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley, Paoli, Pa.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542.
Paul W. Schilling, 49, of Staten Island, N.Y., died October 14 at University Hospital North in Staten Island.
Born in Princeton, he lived in the Princeton area most of his life before moving to Staten Island 15 years ago.
Son of the late Robert D. Schilling Sr., he is survived by his mother, Suzanna Schilling of Princeton; a brother, Robert D. Jr. of Easton, Pa.; and his companion, Caroline Valdez.
The funeral service was October 18 at The Kimble Funeral Home. Interment was at Ten Mile Cemetery in Griggstown.
Dorothy K. Weingart, 76, of Belle Mead, died October 15 in the University Medical Center at Princeton.
She was a co-founder, with her husband, of Dewey's Upholstery Shop in Princeton Junction, more than 50 years ago.
Born in Elizabeth, she had been a resident of Belle Mead for 75 years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Church in Princeton.
Daughter of the late Anthony and Tessie ¬Krystaponis, and grandmother of the late Cindy Weingart, she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dewey Weingart; two sons, Joseph and Scott, both of Belle Mead; a daughter, Patty Mistyhn of Little Rocky Hill; a brother, Anthony Krystaponis of Princeton; and six grandchildren.
The funeral was October 19 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. It was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's Church.
Burial was in Rocky Hill Cemetery.