November 7, 2012

Obituaries 11/7/12

William Sword, Jr.

William Sword, Jr., 61, a lifelong resident of Princeton, died on October 29 after being struck by a falling tree outside of his home during Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Sword was the managing director of Wm Sword & Co., a Princeton-based investment banking firm with which he was associated since 1976.

He was a 1976 graduate of Princeton University and of the Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville. He previously attended the Princeton public schools.

Mr. Sword was the husband of Martha Sullivan Sword. The couple was wed in 1979, and has three children, Gretchen, Hope, and Will.

He was an active and engaged member of the Princeton community and the Nassau Presbyterian Church. Mr. Sword was a member of the advisory board of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, was active with the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and was a member of the Princeton Investors Group.

He was a board member of Centurion Ministries, an organization that works to assist wrongfully convicted persons in their defense and appeals process. He was a dedicated volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, was a coach for the Princeton Little League, and a supporter of Princeton University basketball.

Mr. Sword was an elder at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. He and his wife were members of the capital campaign committee for the church and he chaired the board of the Princeton Cemetery. He sang in 2009 with the Shiloh Baptist Church of Trenton, New Jersey.

He was an active alumnus of Princeton University and served for many years as the treasurer and as a member of the board of The Ivy Club. He was extensively involved in the James Madison Society of the University where he worked to bring the programs of the society to the community.

Mr. Sword and his wife were avid golfers and members of the Bedens Brook Club, in Skillman, the Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and the Links Club of New York City. The family maintained a second residence in Ketchum, Idaho, where Mr. Sword honed his fly-fishing skills and enjoyed his wife’s figure skating and ice dancing.

He was the son of Sally Pitcher Sword and the late William Sword of Princeton. He had three siblings, Richard Sword, of Princeton, Molly McDonough of Pennington, and Sarah Lazarus of Concord, Massachusetts.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Centurion Ministries, or the Princeton Community Foundation.

Blair Christine Hopkins Dejoux

Blair Christine Hopkins Dejoux, 44, died peacefully at home on November 3, 2012, after a valiant, graceful, and dignified battle for 2½ years against the cancer that finally took her life. Beloved daughter of Sydney (Goos) and Robert William Hopkins II, of Princeton and Palm Beach, Fla., adored sister of Chandler Anne Hopkins and Whitney Hopkins Duncan, Blair was the cherished wife of 17 years of Edouard Henri Grace Dejoux and the devoted mother of Christine (13), Charlotte (9), and Isabelle (6). A beautiful and gracious woman, Blair attended Princeton Day School, and was a graduate of St. George’s School, where she met her husband. She graduated from Trinity College with a degree in English Literature.

Blair was graced with a vibrant sense of humor, a great love of reading, and a special affection for animals. She enjoyed a career in the fashion industry prior to starting a family. Her greatest joy was motherhood and her three beautiful daughters were the center of her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and a beloved friend to many. She was blessed with enormous support from a broad and loving group of friends and family throughout her courageous battle.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s of Lattingtown in Locust Valley, N.Y., where Blair and Edouard were married in 1995.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 442, Needham, Mass. 02494 or

Emilio Arcamone

Emilio Arcamone, 94, of Whiting, N.J. passed away on Friday at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Mr. Arcamone was born in Princeton and lived in West Windsor Township before moving to Whiting in 1984. He was an Army veteran who served in World War II. Mr. Arcamone was employed by Opinion Research Corp. in Princeton as Supervisor of the Printing Department for 42 years, retiring in 1982.

He is survived by his wife Anne Dertouzos Arcamone; two children; Douglas Lee Arcamone of Whiting, Deborah Lee Arcamone Battista of Scotia, N.Y.; two brothers Americo Arcamone of Princeton, and Dante Arcamone of Lawrenceville. Also surviving are three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will take place on Saturday, November 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton. The Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Whiting, N.J, is handling the funeral arrangements.