September 18, 2013

Obituaries 9/18/13

Obit Lewis 9-18-13W. Arthur Lewis

Rev. Dr. W. Arthur Lewis age 82 passed away September 12, 2013 in Georgia, son of the late Blanche Taylor Chase and George Peter Lewis, Dr. Lewis was born and raised in Princeton. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Arts in Public Administration from Rider College, a Master of Arts in Religion from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

With an extraordinary dual professional career, Dr. Lewis touched many lives through the New Jersey state government and ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. After an honorary discharge from the United States Air Force, he pursued a 30 plus year career in public service in New Jersey with a special emphasis on employment training and economic empowerment. He worked for the Department of Labor as an Employment Office Assistant; Director of the Public Service Career Program, Director of the Division of Human Resources and Assistant Commissioner for Human Affairs in the Department of Community Affairs; and Director of African American Affairs in the Governor’s Office.

Dr. Lewis pastored three Lutheran churches: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (Philadelphia, Pa.), Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (Philadelphia), and The Lutheran Church of the Atonement (Atlanta, Ga.). He served as director of the following organizations: Opportunities Industrialization Center (Philadelphia), Lutheran Children and Family Services (Philadelphia), Church and Community Development for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Chicago, Ill.), The Lutheran Council of Tidewater (Norfolk, Va.), and Lutheran Theological Center (Atlanta, Ga.). Dr. Lewis held faculty positions at Hampton University (Hampton, Va.), Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, S.C.), and Interdenominational Theological Seminary (Atlanta, Ga.). Additionally, he was an appointed member of the Rowan State University Board of Trustees (Glassboro, N.J.) and 3-term elected member of the Evesham Township Board of Education (Marlton, N.J.).

Dr. Lewis was a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and served on various civic and religious boards. Known for his love of people, Dr. Lewis assisted and positively impacted many individuals. He received numerous awards and accolades for his public service and ministry through the years.

Dr. Lewis was a servant of God and a man of integrity. A man dedicated to his family, he leaves to cherish his memory, a wife of 43 years, Rose Lewis; two daughters, Adrienne Lewis Richardson and Andrea Lewis; five grandchildren, Gerald Richardson II, Makela Richardson, Markita Richardson, Christian Lewis Johnson, and Alexander Lewis Johnson; sister, Maryanne Lewis Moxie (Nigel); brother, George Lewis (Cheryl); sister-in-law Dorothy Taylor; special brother-cousin Robert Eugene Harmon; Sabrina El Amin; 5 nieces and 2 nephews; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, church members, neighbors, and former students.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church on John Street and Paul Robeson Place in Princeton. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Arrangements were made by the Hughes Funeral Home in Trenton.


Obit Kale 9-18-13Elizabeth MacNaughton Kale

Elizabeth “Betty” MacNaughton Kale, 94, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2013 at Wood River Village in Bensalem, Pa. She was born in Greenoch, Scotland and was very proud of her Scottish heritage, and always enjoyed her visits “back home.”

In 1956, Betty and her late husband Herbert W. Kale, founded Kales Nursery and Landscaping Service in Princeton. They were members of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville where she taught Sunday school and served on many committees. A long-time resident of North Fort Myers, Fla., she and her husband enjoyed an active life filled with friends, many of whom shared her avid interests in walking, reading, and knitting. Her greatest joy and strength was her love of family. Everyone looked forward to the family picnics that she hosted each year. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 64 years. She is survived by her daughters Mary Elizabeth Morris (Edison) of Stockton; Barrie Joan Kale of Lawrenceville; a son Douglas William Kale (Wendy) of Solebury, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Neva Bainbridge of Robbinsville. Betty was “Mum-mum” to seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and aunt to many nieces and nephews. In addition, the family would like to thank her devoted caregivers at Wood River Village.

A memorial service in her honor will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers you may donate to Caring Hospice Services, 400 Commerce Drive, Suite C, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, N.J. To send a condolence, visit


Obit Smith 9-18-13Lacey Baldwin Smith

Professor Lacey Baldwin Smith died peacefully in his home on September 8, 2013 at almost 91 years old. Professor emeritus at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, a Guggenheim fellow, twice a Fulbright recipient, and twice recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities award, he was considered one of the ‘big name’ historians. Yet his writing was as entertaining as it was erudite. From scholarly tomes to English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable, Lacey was a consummate author, and after 60 years of writing, the majority of his books remain in print. The biography, Henry VIII: The Mask of Royalty, is one of the most referenced books concerning that famous and willful king. While a historian of the distant past, in his own life, Lacey was not a man to look backwards or rest on the laurels of his youth, and so, at the age of 89, the professor penned Anne Boleyn: The Queen of Controversy (published 2013). Then, 70 years after having attempted a novel during World War II in a military tent in India, he again turned his hand to what he considered the hardest form. He completed his first work of historical fiction and sent it to the publishers days before his health began failing.

Although Lacey’s writings often focused on the cut-throat and treacherous world of Tudor and Stuart monarchs, Lacey himself was a gentle and gracious man. While he loved to talk history, he was equally happy to read mystery stories, play poker, or watch his three year old grandson run circles around him. Having retired to Greensboro, Vermont, the small village where he spent every summer of his life, he was a champion of the Greensboro Library, the Greensboro Historical Society, and the Greensboro Land Trust. In the wider community, he served on the board of the American Historical Association, the American Historical Review, the Conference on British Studies, and as editor of the Journal of Modern History. As devoted a teacher as he was a writer, he rarely forgot a student’s name. One of his last actions before his death was to write to a former undergraduate, whom he hadn’t seen in decades but who had contacted him regarding his most recent book.

The devotion he showed to his students was only rivaled by that he showed to his wife and children. He is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Jean Reeder Smith; and is survived by his son, MacAllister Smith; his daughters, Dennison Smith and Katherine Chandler Smith-Brannon; his grandsons, Chandler Smith and Steven Brannon; and his granddaughter, Oceana Masterman-Smith.

A funeral and memorial will be held in Greensboro, Vermont next July when Lacey’s many friends and relatives will return to the lake for the summer. The family requests that, in lieu of cards or flowers, donations be made in Lacey’s name to the Greensboro Land Trust:


Obit Lincoln 9-18-13Anna Szpiro Lincoln

Anna Szpiro Lincoln was born December 13, 1932 in Warsaw, Poland. At age 6, she and her family successfully fled war-torn Europe to Shanghai, China. At 13 she nearly died from spinal meningitis. Her spirit left her body, and she would often share how she visited Paradise and had a conversation with God. She refused His offer to stay because “I want to grow up, get married and have children.” The story goes that she made a bargain with God that her future children would be His, and amazingly, we all are in His service. She returned to her body, and through newly discovered penicillin, was one of the few who survived.

Anna came to America in 1948, was admitted to Berkeley at the age of 15, then moved to the East coast where she finished college and became a U.S. citizen in 1956. She met and married Adrian Lincoln at Syracuse University summer school, graduated from NYU, and took graduate studies at Columbia University. They lived in New York City, Ramsey, N.J. and Tuxedo Park, N.Y. in the early years where Anna taught French, revolutionizing the system with her unusual teaching style. She then left and started raising children. She founded a Red Cross chapter at Castle Point, helping disabled soldiers from Vietnam, and was honored by President Richard Nixon. In 1971, the Lincolns moved to Princeton, living there until 2009. Anna was a vivacious and free spirit, as well as a true socialite who hosted many a party. Her events were legendary. She was a dedicated member of the Princeton Woman’s College Club and often graced the runway at their fundraiser fashion shows.

Anna’s deep mystical and religious interests continued on long after her return to the land of the living at 12. She faithfully attended her beloved Princeton University chapel for over 35 years and so enjoyed hosting the coffee hour with her extravagant desserts. She also made sure to attend every single Princeton University event, from reunions, to the P-rade, to alumni dinners on behalf of her daughter, Irene.

In 1978, Anna felt called to thank the Chinese people for protecting her and so many Jewish families during World War II. She began by writing her first of many books, Escape to China 1939-1948. She was invited back to Shanghai, given an honorary doctorate from Fudan University, and was on national television for a two-hour interview with President Deng Xiao Ping’s son. To this day, we hear of people coming back from China and saying, “We saw your mother on TV!” Honored to be offered a position in the U.S. Embassy from President Bush Senior, she chose instead to be a goodwill ambassador between the West and China during the 1980s and 1990s. She taught English, philosophy, and Western economics at Fudan University where she was much loved, and spread her message of peace across the country as well in Princeton through books, television, and lectures. In America, Anna cared for people of all walks of life, providing a home for people without a place to live and hosting international college students over the holidays. Her annual thanksgiving dinner was a legendary affair for over 20 years, an open invitation to anyone and everyone.

In 2009, Anna moved with her husband, Adrian, to Fort Myers Beach to join their youngest son Allen and his family. It was there that she finished her race. She had completed her great life’s work and contented herself with loving her family, enjoying the balmy Florida weather, and from time to time, sneaking snacks to their beloved dog Zack to the chagrin of my Dad. Some things never change, and some things do. On the afternoon of August 27, 2013, Anna Lincoln heard her call back to heaven, and, this time, agreed to go. She is both mourned and celebrated by her husband Adrian, son Allen, daughters Sally and Irene, and all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna was 80 years old.

To learn more about her, check out her books found at the Princeton Library. To send condolences, please write to: Adrian Lincoln at 21194 Noddy Tern Drive, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931, or to Irene Nemser, 25 Revere Court, Princeton Junction, N.J. 08550 (

We are planning to have a large memorial service at the Princeton University Chapel in the spring, so please keep in touch and look out for announcements. Instead of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the Princeton University International Host Family Program or the Women’s College Club scholarship fund on her behalf.


Obit Lee 9-18-13John Kirk Lee

John Kirk Lee of Princeton died peacefully at home on August 22, 2013.

He was born in Wyalusing, Pa. on October 21, 1916, the son of William H. Lee and Millie Brown. His father was a noted inventor, and founder of the People’s State Bank of Wyalusing. His mother was a descendent of Jesse Allen, the first cousin of Ethan Allen, both of whom fought in the American Revolutionary War.

John attended Pennsylvania State University prior to transferring to Yale University where he graduated with a BA in economics and American history in 1939. He then joined the Air Force where he successfully completed Officer Training School, and then proudly served in Italy until V-E Day.

After World War II, John moved to Denver, Colo. where he worked for the Gates Rubber Company. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, he was recalled to the Air Force and was stationed with the Strategic Air Command in Rapid City, S.D. In 1952, he relocated to New York City to work for the Association of National Advertisers, followed by Johnson & Johnson. John then became managing director of the Center of Marketing Communications in Princeton, which later became the Advertising Research Foundation. Upon his retirement, John became a marketing consultant, but most notably he became a dedicated and proficient writer. His book, George Clinton: Master Builder of the Empire State, was published by the Syracuse University Press in 2009. He was 92 at the time of publication.

Predeceased by his wives, Kaye Dorsey Lee and Beatrice Van Cleve Lee, he is survived by his daughters Dorsey King Lee Nakahashi and Alice Wetmore Lee Groton, his sister Alice Lee Lyon of Ithaca, N.Y., her three children, and four grandchildren. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Nancy Lee McCann and Helen Lee Bonnell, and a son, William Henry Lee.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church, Princeton. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853.


Mary Lucy McCauley

Mary Lucy McCauley (nee Campo) of Franklin Park, N.J., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at St. Peters Hospital in New Brunswick.

Born on November 13, 1927, she was raised in Princeton and attended St. Paul’s School, Princeton High School, and Catherine Gibbs Secretary School.

She was employed for 26 years by Dow Jones & Company, South Brunswick, in the purchasing department handling local and international corporate relocations.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Donald; her brother Vincent Campo and his wife Jean of Jamesburg, NJ; and her niece Mary Jean Popowski and her husband Donald of Monroe Township, N.J.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, September 9, 2013 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Kendall Park, N.J., followed by entombment at Holy Cross Burial Park in Jamesburg, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn, 38105.

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