Eva H. Short, M.D., 88, of Princeton, died September 7 at the Princeton Medical Center.
Born in Prague, she lived there until her family emigrated to Jerusalem in 1919, where her father, Hugo S. Bergman, was the first rector and later professor of philosophy at Hebrew University. After finishing high school, she went to London to attend art school. She began her medical studies in psychiatry in London during World War II and completed them after the war.
After the death of her husband, Roland H. D. Short, in 1953, she moved to the United States with her two daughters. Following a year at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kans., she spent most of her remaining working life as a psychiatrist at the New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. After retiring she lived in Princeton where she renewed her interest in art and had several exhibits of her Old Testament themed paintings.
She enjoyed folk dancing and was an active member of the Princeton Jewish Center.
She is survived by two daughters, Miranda Short and Lydia Frank of Princeton; a brother, Martin Bergman, of New York City; and five grandchildren.
Akira Asano, Ph.D., 80, of Princeton, died September 7 at University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Stockton, Calif., he lived in Princeton for more than 44 years.
He held a B.S. from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
He retired as a pharmaceutical research chemist after 30 years of service with Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shinobu Asano; sons Gary of Marquette, Mich. and David of Easton, Conn.; sisters Hiroko Hayashi and Jane Fukui, and two granddaughters.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 12 at 11 a.m. from Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. Interment at Princeton Cemetery will be private.
The family will host a gathering immediately following the memorial service at their home in Princeton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation of Delaware Valley, 557 Wall Street, Spring Lake 07762, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Joseph M. Dantone, 75, of West Windsor, died September 4 at University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and West Chester, Pa., before moving to West Windsor four years ago.
He was retired from General Electric, where he served as manager of finance for the northeastern region.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
He was president of the Village Grande Civic Association and served as a member of the finance committee. He was also president emeritus and a charter member of the Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge, where he was honored by a day of celebration, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Hyde Park.
In West Windsor he was a member of St. David the King Catholic Church.
An avid golfer, he also enjoyed bocce and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anita; two daughters, Debra Clark of West Windsor, and Linda McHenry of East Brunswick; a son, Robert of West Windsor; two brothers, Mike of Long Island, N.Y., and John of Nevada; and ten grandchildren.
The funeral was September 8.
Arrangements were by Saul Colonial Home, Hamilton.
John B. "Jack" Redding, 92, of Palm Beach Shores, Fla., died September 1. Born in Princeton, he remained a Princeton resident until his retirement 27 years ago.
He was the owner of J.B. Redding and Son, which has been the family business since 1920.
He attended William & Mary College, after which he spent several years exploring the American west before returning to Princeton to work in the family business with his father, John B. Redding, and his brother Joseph.
He was a Borough councilman and police and fire commissioner. He also served on the Borough's Planning and Zoning Board.
He was a member of Princeton Rotary, Palm Beach Shores Rotary, Canoe Mountain Gun Club, and Princeton Rod and Gun Club. His interests included travel, boating, fishing, hunting, art, photography, and history.
Predeceased by his wife, Anita, he is survived by two sons, David of Cranbury and John of Palm Beach Shores; a daughter, Katherine Benson Wood of Orcas Island, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held September 6 at the William N. Howard Funeral Home, North Palm Beach, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association, Inc., P.O. Box 196217, Winter Springs, Fla. 32719-6217.
David Peter Robbins, 61, of Princeton, died on September 4 of pancreatic cancer. A former member of the Princeton Regional School Board, he was a research mathematician, teacher, and noted cryptologist.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He moved to Princeton in 1980 to work at a Defense Department mathematical research facility, the Institute for Defense Analyses, where he solved classified mathematical and cryptological problems. In 1996 he won the National Security Agency's Exceptional Service Award, given every few years for significant contributions to the security of the United States. The NSA Chief of Research and Technology said Dr. Robbins' work helped to realize "an unrivaled victory over one of the greatest research challenges in the history of cryptanalysis."
He was the author or co-author of more than 100 papers on mathematics, including his most widely known, non-classified theorems and conjectures on alternating sign matrices.
His analysis of the mathematical work of Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, led Dr. Robbins to postulate a series of conjectures, which puzzled researchers for 15 years. According to Jim Propp, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, these conjectures "defied assaults by some of the world's best mathematicians." In the last seven years, many of them have been proven to be correct and have furthered work in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, computational algebra, and abstract mathematical symmetry.
Dr. Robbins was also a teacher. Early in his career, he taught at the Fieldston School in New York City and at Phillips Exeter Academy. He also taught at Hamilton College and Washington and Lee University.
In 1992, he was elected to the Princeton School Board, where he served for six years, one as president.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah; a son, Matthew Eli; his stepmother, Sheila Robbins of New York; two sisters, Marjorie Robbins Friedlander of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Ann Aknin of Dana Point, Calif.; a half-brother, Peter Robbins of New York; two stepsisters, Barbara Morgan of Sayreville, and Meredith Hardy of Palm Desert, Calif.; and a stepbrother, Thomas Hardy of Worcester, Mass.
The funeral was September 7. Interment was in Princeton Cemetery.
Arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to PanCAN, 2211 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 131, El Segundo, Calif. 90245.
Robert C. Welch
Robert C. Welch, 72, of Princeton, died September 4 at home.
Born in Salem, Mass., he had lived in Princeton for 32 years.
He attended Fordham University from 1950 to 1953 and the University of Paris from 1952 to 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.
He was employed for many years by International Schools Services in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Princeton, and subsequently worked for Kathryn Trenner, Esq. A writer and poet who used the nom de plume Salmon Ryder, he was a long-standing member of U.S. 1 Poets and Writers Cooperative of New Jersey, and received a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Son of the late J. Frank Welch and Helen Reagan Welch, he is survived by two daughters, Sara Welch of Jersey City and Lily Welch of Cincinnati, Ohio; their mother, Joanne Colley of Charlottesville, Va.; and a sister, Helen Jameson of New City, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held at Kimble Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10. Interment will be private.
Calling hours at the funeral home on Wednesday will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The family invites mourners to pray and worship privately, or at a Catholic mass at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul's Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 3 Forest Street, New Canaan, Conn. 06840; or the American Lung Association, P.0. Box 2006, Princeton 08543-2006.
Janet Aldrich Mitchell, 75, of Princeton, died September 2. She was the founder of The Mitchell Guide: A Directory of New Jersey Foundations, and a prominent Township Democrat in the 1980s.
Born in Providence, R.I., she was a longtime Princeton and Pennington resident.
She graduated from Smith College and received a master's degree in education from Rutgers University.
She served as treasurer of her class at Smith College and was a trustee of the New Jersey Historical Society. She was also executive officer of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization from 1984 to 1986, and won election for a Township Committee seat in 1986.
She worked for various foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Department of Higher Education in Trenton. Her most significant contribution to philanthropy, however, was The Mitchell Guide, which she served as executive editor and publisher. Since 1976, the Guide has published information on thousands of New Jersey foundations, enabling nonprofit organizations and other groups to more easily access foundation grants.
She is survived by two daughters, Lydia Mitchell of Arlington, Va., and Polly Mitchell Ranson of Pennington; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on September 27 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Pennington.
Richard L. Warren, 60, of Princeton Junction, died September 6 at Compassionate Care Hospice.
Born in Newark, he had been a resident of Princeton Junction for the past 16 years.
A graduate of New York University, he was a certified financial planner.
He was an avid golfer and member of Cranbury Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Tammy Friedman of Coral Springs, Fla., and Danielle Warren of New York City; his mother, Sylvia Warren of North Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Jerome of St. Louis, Mo.; and two sisters, Penny Chester of Atlanta, Ga., and Ruthann Warren of Hewlett, N.Y.
The funeral service was September 8 at Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing Township. Burial was in Freehold Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery, Freehold.
Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton 08629; or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.0. Box 27106, New York, N.Y. 10087.