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Vol. LXIII, No. 43
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Dale Bruce Krieger

Genevieve Nixon Mack

Frank S. Wendt

Elizabeth Sierocki

Mirdza Bajars

Jean C. Hall

Dale Bruce Krieger

Dale Bruce Krieger

Dale Bruce Krieger, 59, of Princeton, died after a tragic accident on October 24.

The son of the late Eli and Helen Krieger of Huntington, N.Y., he earned a B.A. from Syracuse University. For more than 35 years he managed the finances of wealthy families through money management firms, including those that he founded, Carnegie Hill Company and Krieger, Ruderman & Co., LLC.

Based on his commitment to healthy living and a desire to provide an affordable opportunity for all, Mr. Krieger founded Onsen For All, a wellness center in Kingston. One of his many passions was restoring historic buildings such as the Princeton Nurseries Village and the Higgins’ House, which houses Onsen For All.

Mr. Krieger was a visionary entrepreneur, avid runner, boater, and music enthusiast. He was known by his friends for his charisma, sharp intellect, quick wit, and humor.

Predeceased by a brother, Jay Krieger, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Veronica; and three children, Gavin, Lance, and Casey, all of Princeton.

A private family service will be held today, October 28 at 11 a.m. at the Krieger home at 600 Pretty Brook Road, Princeton. Friends are welcome to the home to pay their condolences from 2 to 7 p.m.

Arrangements are by the Orlands Funeral Home, Ewing.

Genevieve Nixon Mack

Genevieve Nixon Mack

Genevieve “Punch” Nixon Mack, 89, of Princeton, died October 21 at Merwick Nursing Home.

Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong resident.

She was the wife of the late William “Billy” Mack and sister of the late Ruth Jenkins, Anna Fambro, Gladys Miller, Helen “Petey” Porter, Constance Johnson, and Peyton, Royal, Lloyd (“Bunky”), and Don Craig.

She is survived by her children Marvin Trotman and Maria Mack Rex; three brothers, Ross, Jay, and Eric Craig; a sister, Lois Craig Moss; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The funeral service was October 24 at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542.

Arrangements were by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

Frank S. Wendt

Frank S. Wendt, 84, of Skillman, died October 22 at Stonebridge Care Center.

Born and raised in Richmond, Va., he entered the Navy during World War II as an electronic technician. He retired in 1989 from RCA Labs of Princeton after many years of service.

Son of the late Frank Gustav and Grace (Starr) Wendt, and husband of the late Frances Margaret (Judd) Wendt, he is survived by three brothers, Donald and Charles, both of Iowa, and William of North Carolina.

The funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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

Elizabeth Sierocki

Elizabeth Marion Sierocki, 95, died October 25 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Nanticoke, Pa. to Stanley and Julia (Sikorski) Danielowicz, she attended the Nanticoke Public Schools. She married John Joseph Sierocki, also a native of Nanticoke, after meeting him on a train as they were returning from Chicago. Having grown up in the same town, they knew each other in passing but it wasn’t until that fateful day that they became friends. They were married for 53 years before Mr. Sierocki’s death in 1990.

She was a devoted mother who gave freely of herself to her family. Her life was lived in a manner that gave meaning to humility, dedication, and devotion. As a spiritual woman, she was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Church in Nanticoke.

Mrs. Sierocki moved from Nanticoke to the Princeton area five years ago. She was predeceased also by her brothers Adam and Stanley, and her sisters Helen Kruk and Dorothy Mesh. She is survived by a son, Dr. John S. Sierocki and his family, who reside in Princeton.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Friday, October 30. Burial will be in the family plot next to her husband at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Nanticoke.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Princeton HealthCare System Foundation, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton 08542. Condolences may be sent online by visiting

Mirdza Bajars

Mirdza Bajars, 98, of Princeton Junction, died October 18 after a brief illness.

Born in Riga, Latvia, Mrs. Bajars and her family emigrated to the U.S. in 1949. An area resident for 53 years, she retired as a bookkeeper from the Princeton Medical Group in 1976. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Laimonis Bajars, and a brother, Gastons Kurzemnieks. She is survived by two daughters, Ilse DiMeglio of Princeton Junction and Maija May of Chicago; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was private.

Jean C. Hall

Jean C. Hall, 88, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Skillman, died October 22 in the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility, surrounded by her family.

Born in Woburn, Mass., Mrs. Hall attended Radcliffe College and served as a member of the Navy WAVES during World War II. She resided in Skillman with her late husband, Herbert J. Hall, for much of her adult life, and worked for a prominent Princeton law firm as a legal secretary. She moved to Washington in 2006.

Daughter of the late Alden and Rae Cummings, she is survived by two stepsons, Stephen Hall of Bethesda, Md. and John Hall of New York City; a stepdaughter, Dr. Molly Hall of Dayton, Ohio; and seven step grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on October 26 at the Rocky Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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