August 21, 2013

Obituaries 8/21/13

Obit Robotti 8-21-13Albert M. Robotti

Albert M. Robotti, 82, of Rocky Hill passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at home with his family after a long courageous battle with cancer.A life-long resident of Rocky Hill, he was a partner in a family-owned business, The Gable Tavern, for 16 years. A graduate of Princeton High, Trenton Vocational School, and Rutgers University, Al was a self-employed plumbing, heating, and electrical contractor. Following his service in the U.S. Navy, as a Korean War veteran, he continued his service to his country through the American Legion for 58 years, during which time, he held positions on the Local, State, and National levels, including Post and State Commander, National Executive Committeeman, and National Vice Commander. He was awarded Life Membership and served as Chairman of the State Convention for 26 years, as well as Chairman of the National Veterans Employment Commission for 13 years.

Al was mayor of Rocky Hill for 8 years, as well as having the position of Council member for a total of 18 years.

He was a member of Princeton B.P.O.E. #2129 for 54 years, during which he held the title of Lodge Trustee for 10 years and was awarded the honor of “Elk of the Year” 1973-74 and “Officer of the Year” 2007-08. He was also a 58 year member of the Rocky Hill Hook and Ladder Co. #1. While being a Communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Skillman, he was an usher for 15 years.

Al was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Elena, Batistini Robotti, and brothers; John, Louis, and Alfred Robotti; and sisters, Edna Robotti, Ernestine and Emily Perantoni and Alexandria Hughes. He is survived by sister-in-law, Magdalena (Lee) Robotti of Rocky Hill and brothers-in-law Elmer Perantoni of Fla. and Everett Hughes of Pa.

Al is also survived by nieces and nephews, Diane and Wayne Rudolph of Belle Mead, Louis and Dr. Cynthia Robotti of Clinton, Renee Rudolph and Chris Meyer of Rocky Hill, Caitlyn and Michael Bellezza of Mass., Dr. Meredith and John Heiner of Va., Amy and James Hyland of Fords, Jill and Michael Jernee of Spotswood, Elena and Robert Jackson of Rocky Hill, Louis and Kim Robotti of Hopewell, and several others.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 19 at 9:15 a.m. in the Hillsborough Funeral Home 796 US Hifgway 206 in Hillsborough, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Skillman. Burial followed in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visit will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The American Legion Legacy Fund, 700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.


Rosemary Bishop Wise

Rosemary Bishop Wise of Princeton, died on August 15, 2013, at the age of 81, in Princeton. Rosemary was born on August 24, 1931 in London, England and spent her early years in Hereford, England. The family moved to Oberlin, Ohio when Rosemary was seven years old. She was a 1949 graduate of the Northfield School. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1953 with a BA and received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Tufts University. She was a pioneer in early childhood education. She supervised a teacher training program for Head Start in Philadelphia.

She was married to John J. Wise. They resided in the Philadelphia area before moving to Westport, Connecticut, Dallas, Texas, and finally Princeton. Rosemary was a long-time member of the Present Day Club. She was active in various charitable and cultural organizations.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Dr. Susannah Wise of Skillman, and Jean Wise of Hyannis, Massachusetts. In addition, she is survived by one grandchild Alexander Philbrick of Skillman.

Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton.