George H. Brown Jr., 72, of Princeton died August 24 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a Princeton resident most of his life. He was a graduate of Princeton Country Day and Lawrenceville School. He received degrees from Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University, England. In his earlier days he worked as an engineer for RCA.
He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa scholastic fraternities. He had served as a docent at the Governor's Mansion, Drumthwacket, and on the board of directors of Princeton Cemetery.
Son of the late George H. Brown and Elizabeth Ward Brown, he is survived by his twin brother, James of Ann Arbor, Mich.
A graveside service was held August 31 at Princeton Cemetery, with the Rev. David Davis of Nassau Presbyterian Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Cemetery, 29 Greenview Avenue, Princeton 08542.
Arrangements were under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Mary H. Fox, 88, of Skillman, died August 15 in Skillman following a brief illness.
Born in Salinas, Kansas, she grew up in Kansas City, Mo. and was a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
She was an accomplished writer and editor, still-life painter, and avid traveler. After graduation from college, she relocated to New York City where she worked for Curtis Publishing as an editor at Esquire magazine. During World War II, she served as a civilian employee in the press relations area of the U.S. Department of the Navy. In 1948 she married Richard Manville, president of Richard Manville Research, a commercial marketing research firm in New York, and the couple moved to Westport, Conn. to raise their family. In Westport she was an active volunteer in the school system and participated in local municipal affairs. She also earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Bridgeport Business School.
After her first marriage ended in divorce, in 1975 she married Col. Kenneth L. Fox, an editor and writer at the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times newspapers. In retirement, the couple relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., where they lived for 25 years, during which time she pursued free-lance writing and painting.
She is survived by her three children, Philip Brook Manville, Lawrence Reed Manville, and Barbara M. Spalding of Princeton; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on September 23 at 10 a.m. at Stonebridge in Montgomery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2 Princess Road, Suite D, Lawrenceville 08648.
Mary Ashby Bryant James, 101, of Pennington, died September 3 of natural causes at home. She had been a longtime resident of Princeton before moving to Stony Brook Assisted Living.
Born in Bridle Creek, Va., she was one of eight daughters of Charles Bryant. Following her graduation from Brenau College in Gainsville, Ga. with a degree in music, she earned a post-graduate degree in history from Columbia University.
In 1932, she married Dr. John Thomas James. The couple moved to Princeton in 1938, where she remained until 2003.
She was the secretary to the pastors Frank Niles and John Bodo of Nassau Presbyterian Church in the years during and after World War II. She later worked at the Princeton Public Library until her retirement. Her life was filled with the love of music, and one of her greatest joys was to share this with her family and friends.
At the time of her death, she was a member of the Woman's College Club, the Springdale Golf Club, and the DAR.
She is survived by a son, Thomas of Pelham, N.Y.; a daughter, Lucy James of Hopewell; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, this Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Princeton Public Library.
Harry T. "Ted" Mahan Sr., 76, of Mulberry, Fla., formerly of Lawrenceville, died peacefully September 1.
Born in Trenton, he was raised in Lawrenceville. He was a graduate of Trenton Central High School, class of 1947, and a longtime resident of Hamilton Square before moving to Florida 15 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Army and was the holder of the Combat Infantryman Badge, was awarded the United States Korean Medal, and the United Nations Korean War Service Medal.
He went to work at Princeton University, retiring after 30 years.
Son of the late Frederick and Florence (O'Hara) Mahan, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret "Peg" Mahan; a son, Harry Jr. of Hamilton Square; two daughters, Gail and Donna Mahan, both of Hamilton Square; two brothers, Fred of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Robert of Tanner, West Va.; and two sisters, Ruth Ridgway of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Suzanne "Suzy" Walczak of Branchburg, N.J.
The funeral service was September 12 at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, with the Rev. Robert Wecht, pastor of Pearson Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to The National M.S. Society, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755.
Paul L. Margolis of Denver, Colo., formerly of Princeton, died August 31 at home.
Born in State College, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Rochelle Gardner Margolis.
He is survived by a brother, Robert, of Kingston, N.J.
The funeral service was private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Tepper Educational Fund, c/o the Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18510; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Sadie Mae Mitchell, 81, of Monmouth Junction, formerly of Princeton, died August 30 after a lengthy illness.
Born in Princeton, the daughter of the late Author and Emma Fisher, she was the youngest of six siblings. She received her education in the Princeton and Mercer County School Systems.
A faithful member of the Mt. Pisgah AME Church of Princeton, she was also a member of Rising Sun Temple No. 119, where she was a senior mother of Juvenile Class, P.D.R. Rising Sun Temple Trinity Council, P.S.P. of New Jersey State DOES, and P.G.D.R. of the New Jersey Circle.
She was predeceased by her husband James "Jazzy" Mitchell; a daughter, Deborah Mitchell Thompson; and five siblings, William Maize, Elizabeth Fisher White, Harriet Fisher, Florence Fisher, and Isaiah Fisher.
She is survived by four sons, George "Porky" Mitchell of Trenton, Walter "Chung" Sutton of Monmouth Junction, Philip "Sam" Sutton, also of Monmouth Junction, and Johnny Mitchell of Trenton; two daughters, Phyllis Sutton of Lawrenceville and Barbara Sutton of California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.
The funeral service was September 9 at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Princeton. Burial was in Princeton Memorial Park in Robbinsville.
Arrangements were by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.
Sue W. Rightmire, 88, of Monroe Township, formerly of Princeton, died August 30 in Cape Cod Hospital.
Born in Jersey City, she was a graduate of Princeton High School.
A charter member and past president of the Griggstown Historical Society, she was also a member of the Griggstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Trinity Church Rocky Hill Episcopal Churchwomen and Altar Guild, and Princeton Business and Professional Woman's Club. Daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Michalowski Wallek, she was predeceased also by her husband, John W. Rightmire, and her siblings Paul Wallek, John Wallek, and Ann W. Hoepfner. She is survived by two daughters, Judith R. McCarthy and Melissa R. Dickens; a sister, Elizabeth Hartwig; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
The funeral service will be Friday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Church Rocky Hill, Crescent Avenue, Rocky Hill. Burial will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening, September 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Trinity Church Rocky Hill, Box 265, Crescent Avenue, Rocky Hill 08553; or to Nauset Light Preservation Society, P. O. Box 941, Eastham, Mass. 02642.
Marshall Sittig, 87, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Princeton, died September 10 in Charlottesville.
He had been a resident of Princeton from 1951 to 1991 before moving to Virginia.
Born in Oak Park, Ill., he graduated from Purdue University in 1940 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He worked in chemical manufacturing for DuPont during World War II. From 1948 to 1956, he worked in liaison between the Detroit research laboratories and the New York office of the Ethyl Corporation. In 1959, he joined the staff of Princeton University in the Office of Research Administration. On leave from this position, he spent the years 1968-70 as a Princeton member of the Kanpur Indo-American Program in Kanpur, India. Upon his return to Princeton in 1970, he helped organize a new Office of Governmental Relations at the University, which he headed from 1970 to 1975 when he took early retirement to devote his time to technical writing.
Between 1975 and 1980 he had 30 books published concerning the manufacture of chemicals, pollution control, and toxic chemicals. In 1981, he returned to Princeton University in the Office of Research Administration. He retired for the second time in 1983. During this second post-retirement period he published The Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Wastes and Carcinogens in 1985 and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia in 1986.
He was the author of more than 120 technical books, the first being an American Chemical Society monograph on sodium published in 1956. His last book, a textbook on chemical technology for Indian students, was published in New Delhi in 1997.
While in Princeton, he was a member and program chairman of the Nassau Club.
Mr. Sittig's first wife, Annie Shaw Sittig, died in 1983 in Princeton. He is survived by his wife Rosemary Aiken Sittig of Charlottesville; two daughters, Kathleen Dunlop of Vero Beach, Fla. and Sigrid Crocker of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a son, Marshall Paul Sittig of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a step-daughter, Rosemary Call; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. this Saturday, September 16 at Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2200 Angus Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22901. Friends may sign the guest register at www.teaguefuneralhome.com.
A memorial service for Donald Garrett Dickason, who died July 17, will be held this Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.
Memorial contributions may be made either to Cornell University Wrestling/Don Dickason Scholar Award, c/o Coach Rob Koll, Bartels Hall, Campus Road, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853; or to the Trenton Children's Chorus/College Support Fund, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542.
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