Helen Cornwell Jones, a long-time Princeton resident, died on September 25.
Born in St. Louis, Mrs. Jones resided in Princeton for 37 years, from 1961 to 1998. Since then she has lived at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown.
Mrs. Jones was educated at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Known for her enthusiasm, love of life, and beautiful boxwood and rose gardens, Mrs. Jones was an active Princeton volunteer and national and world traveler, promoting and supporting Presbyterian mission schools and clinics in Appalachia, Mississippi, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the Indian Reservations of the southwest states, Asia, and Africa.
She was a member and elder of the Nassau Presbyterian Church and past president of: the Women's Association of Nassau Presbyterian Church, the Sweet Briar Club of Princeton, the Lawrence-ville School Infirmary Association, the Women's Club of Lawrenceville, the Philadelphia Junior League, and the board of the Philadelphia Home for the Incurables.
Mrs. Jones was formerly a member of the Present Day Club, the Garden Club of Princeton, the English-Speaking Union, the Alumnae Council of Sweet Briar College, and a trustee of Warren Wilson College in Swananoa, North Carolina. She was also an honorary member of the Board of National Missions of the former United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, a co-founder of the Friends of Princeton Seminary, and a delegate to the national meeting of Presbyterian Women.
Her indefatigable energy came from her personal friendship with her Lord and Creator, as well as from her partnership with her husband, instructive communication with her children, her civic activities, and her boxwoods and roses.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Homer D. Jones Jr., by three sons, H. Daniel III of Alexandria, Va., Jonathan of Bronxville, N.Y., and Lawrence of Marquette, Mich.; two sisters; a brother; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Nassau Presbyterian Church on Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. David Davis and the Rev. Lawrence Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Meadow Lakes Residents' Assistance Fund, Meadow Lakes, Hightstown, NJ 08520.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home.
Maureen Bridget King, age 48, died Monday, September 27 at home after a brief illness.
Born in London, she lived in Princeton for 23 years and was formerly of Dorchester. Mass. She received a master's degree in nursing from the College of New Jersey, and was a former Director of Nursing at the Merwick Unit of the Princeton Medical Center. Most recently, she was an investigator for the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services.
Ms. King was a student of the Menlha Buddhist Center in Princeton. A true healer, she is known for her warmth and bringing out the best in others.
She is survived by her mother, Mary King, of Dorchester, Mass.; a daughter, Catherine Martin of Princeton; a son, Tom Martin of New Brunswick; their father, Richard Martin; and a brother, Anthony King of Hingham, Mass.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Paul¹s Church on Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Princeton Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Kimble Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, PO Box 161150, Austin, TX 78716.
Iris Eberhardt Scarff, 93, a long-time Princeton resident, died Sunday, September 26, at home in Oxfordshire, England.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Mrs. Scarff grew up in England and France. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1932, and met and married James G. Scarff, Princeton University Class of '22.
Known as a perfect hostess, Mrs. Scarff thought nothing of moving 80 people indoors for dinner at her Hodge Road home when it started to rain.
Mrs. Scarff was a member of the Present Day Club and the Springdale Golf Club and a volunteer at Princeton Hospital, but her greatest pleasure came from her many years as a reader for Recording for the Blind. Being fluent in Russian, English, French, and German, and also comfortable with Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, she was able to read books in these languages and received warm letters of appreciation from blind students, who loved her reading voice.
She is survived by a daughter, Suzy Webster of Oxfordshire, England; a son, James E.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Norman Andrew Schuele Jr., 82, a long-time Princeton resident, died Sunday, September 19, at home in Cornish, N.H.
Born in Cleveland, O., Mr. Schuele moved to New York when he was still young and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse. He was educated at Williams College, where he played on the golf and football teams and ran track.
Subsequently, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, which trained him to be a fighter pilot at Maxwell Field in Alabama. He was a member of the 9th Air Force, 365th Fighter Squadron of the 358th fighter group. He flew 110 combat missions before returning home and was awarded 19 Air Medals, the European theater ribbon with five stars, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Upon his discharge, he worked for St. Georges & Keyes in New York.
He and his wife lived for 22 years in Princeton, where he was a member of the Springdale Golf Club, the Nassau Club, the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, the P47 Thunderbolt Pilots' Association, and the Silver Wings Fraternity.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Sable of Topeka, Kans., and Caitlin W. Schuele of Cornish, N.H.; a son, N. Andrew III, also of Cornish; a sister, Mrs. George Booth of Ocala, Fla.; and a grandson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to local chapters of the American Cancer Society or to the
Claremont Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 957, Claremont, NH, 03743.