Jean Helen Hercus Buchanan, 65, of Princeton; Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas; and Ontario, Canada, died October 10, at Elms of Cranbury in Cranbury.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, she came to the United States when she was 16, settling in Allentown, N.J. She later moved to Hopewell to raise her children. During the evenings she pursued a bachelor of science degree at the College of New Jersey, graduating in 1976 with a degree in accounting. While working as an accountant, she was elected president of the Trenton chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. At the time of her retirement she was employed by the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, Office of Management and Budget.
Throughout her life she remained closely tied to Scotland, making several trips to the country and collecting Scottish memorabilia.
Predeceased by her father, Charles Hercus, she is survived by her mother, Lilian Hercus of Langhorne, Pa.; her husband, David; a son, Gaius Mount of Stockton; two daughters, Cindy Mount of West Trenton and Kim Keyes of Amherst, N.H.; a step daughter, Sherri Schultz of York, S.C.; a sister, Dorothy Stinson of Clarksburg; three brothers, Charles Hercus of Mobile Ala., Douglas Hercus of Newark, Del., and Richard Hercus of Holland, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral was October 15 at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home in Pennington. Burial was in Princeton cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, P.O. Box 614, Annapolis Md. 21404.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at Davejeanb@aol.com.
Mildred T. Dunsten, 98, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died October 21 at home. She was a Princeton resident for 40 years.
She worked at Riverside School for 18 years.
After moving to Florida with her niece, Nancy McEllone, ten years ago, she became an active member of the St. Ignatius Women's Guild.
A Memorial Mass was held October 27 at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in West Palm Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ignatius Music Ministry, 9999 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 33410; or Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.
Suzanne Fremon, 89, a resident of Princeton for 46 years, died October 21 at Stony Brook Assisted Living in Pennington.
Born in Shanghai, China, into a naval family, she resided in Philadelphia, Annapolis, San Diego, New York, and Charleston, W.Va., before moving to Princeton in 1957.
She graduated from Barnard College in 1935, where she was president of her class and editor of the undergraduate newspaper. Following her marriage in 1937, she moved to Charleston, W.Va., where her four daughters were born. While there, she was a co-founder of the Valley Day School, played percussion in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, performed in community Gilbert & Sullivan productions, and wrote a series of radio programs for children.
Following her move to Princeton, Mrs. Fremon embarked on a career of public service that spanned 40 years. She helped organize volunteer programs for area youth, including a writing program for middle schoolers, a middle school science curriculum project, and Upward Bound, a college preparatory program for underserved high school students.
She was a member of the Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education in the late 1960s and served as its president. In the 1970s she chaired the Princeton University and Princeton Community DNA Committee. One of the founding members of the New Jersey chapter of Common Cause in 1973, she served on its steering committee for 20 years. She was also a member of the board of directors for the Council of Community Services in the early 1970s. More recently, she participated in the intergenerational LINK program, which connects high school students to those in an older generation.
For many years she was a writer for Parents Magazine and The New York Times. She was the author of Children and Their Parents: Toward Maturity (1968), and co-author, with her husband, of Why Trade It In? (1976) and Your First Car (1981).
Predeceased by her husband, George, she is survived by four daughters, Suzanne Fremon, Charlotte Danielson, Julia Fremon, and Jane Fremon; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. at the Princeton Friends Meeting.
Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton 08540; or New Jersey Common Cause, 450 Main Street, Suite 3, Metuchen 08840-9983.
Madelyn P. Hymerling, 89, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died September 23. She was a longtime resident of Princeton and widow of Leonard M. Hymerling, past board member of the Princeton Township Schools.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
With her late husband she was a founding member of The Princeton Jewish Center. She was also past president of the Princeton chapter of Hadassah, and active in The United Jewish Appeal.
She was a volunteer at the Princeton Medical Center and worked at The Princeton Packet for a number of years. She was a member of the Princeton Duplicate Bridge Club. An excellent bridge player, she enjoyed tournament competition and eventually earned recognition as a Life Master. She also enjoyed traveling to Cuba, Asia, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe. She was a member of The Nassau Club.
She is survived by a son, Lee of HaddonfieId; a daughter, Helen H. Liberatore of Chappaqua, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m. at the Princeton Jewish Center. Memorial contributions may be made to The Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540.
Pauline V. Johnson, 96, of Lawrence Township, died October 25 in the Merwick Unit of Princeton HealthCare System.
Born in Utica, Ohio, she was a longtime resident of Clio, Mich.
She received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and was an elementary school teacher in the Beecher School District. She moved to Lawrence in 1985.
She was a former member of the Bethany Methodist Church in Clio and a member of the Vienna Chapter No. 238 of the Eastern Star.
The widow of the late Paul G. Johnson, she is survived by three daughters, Sandra Chen of Princeton, Judy David of Park City, Utah, and Jacqueline Harbeson of Yonkers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Merwick Unit of the Medical Center at Princeton, 79 Bayard Lane, Princeton.
Memorial services will be held on November 8 at the Bethany Methodist Church in Clio, Mich. Burial will be private at the Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Clio.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Judith A. Paredes, 61, of Princeton Junction, died October 27 at Capital Health System's Fuld Hospital in Trenton.
Born in Unionville, Mich., she had been a resident of Princeton Junction for more than 20 years. She was a registered nurse for more than 40 years, employed as a nurse at Capital Health System.
She was an avid gardener and cook.
Daughter of the late Harold Stoll, she is survived by her mother, Norma Heckroth Stoll of Holly, Mich.; her husband, Cesar; two daughters, Kristina Wieland of Petoskey, Mich. and Suzanne Flory of Escanaba, Mich.; a brother, John Stoll of Holly, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Health System at Fuld and Mercer Oncology Department, 750 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton 08638
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.