October 9, 2013

Obituaries 10-9-13

Obit Lazarus 10-9-13Arnold A. Lazarus

Arnold A. Lazarus, PhD, ABPP died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the University Medical Center of Princeton, following a six-year heroic battle with a variety of health challenges. A resident of Princeton since 1972, Arnold A. Lazarus was a clinical psychologist and distinguished professor emeritus in the graduate school of applied and professional psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Born in South Africa on January 27, 1932, he received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Upon receiving his PhD in 1960, Dr. Arnold Lazarus started his career as a private practitioner in Johannesburg. In 1963, he accepted an invitation to be a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University for a year, which brought him and his family to the United States for the first time. He then returned to Johannesburg as a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand medical school and a private practitioner. In 1966, Dr. Arnold Lazarus immigrated to the United States with his wife, Daphne, and children to serve as director of the Behavior Therapy Institute in Sausalito, California, where he built one of the nation’s first behavioral health practices in collaboration with some of his former graduate students at Stanford. In subsequent years, he taught at Temple University medical school (1967-1970) and at Yale University, where he also served as director of clinical training (1970-1972) before joining the faculty as a distinguished professor at Rutgers University in 1972 where he taught at the Graduate school of applied and professional psychology until 1999. With his psychologist son, Clifford, from 1993 through 1998, he did a local WHWH radio talk show called “Mental Health Matters,” as part of his increasing efforts to inform lay people about cognitive-behavioral and multimodal behavior therapy as well as to influence colleagues to adopt the perspectives and procedures of his broad-spectrum approach to psychological therapy. In addition, Dr. Arnold Lazarus founded the Multimodal Therapy Institute in New Jersey, which has now expanded to other locations both nationally and internationally. Subsequently, in concert with his son Clifford and daughter-in-law Donna, The Lazarus Institute was founded in Skillman, New Jersey, in 2003.

A former president of several professional associations and societies, Arnold Lazarus received many honors and awards for his contributions to clinical theory and therapy. Among them are the Distinguished Psychologist Award from APA’s Division of Psychotherapy, the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from APA’s Division of Clinical Psychology, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and three Lifetime Achievement Awards. Dr. Arnold Lazarus was also the recipient of the first Annual Cummings PSYCHE Award and was inducted, as a charter member, into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology.

With 18 books and over 350 professional and scientific articles to his credit, Dr. Arnold Lazarus was widely recognized as an authority on effective and efficient psychotherapy and has given innumerable talks and workshops both here and abroad. In addition to his academic and scholarly activities, as a licensed psychologist he maintained an active psychotherapy practice from 1959 through 2007.

Dr. Arnold Lazarus coined the terms “behavior therapy” and “behavior therapist” in the professional literature in 1958 and in 1971 published his seminal book Behavior Therapy and Beyond which remains a groundbreaking text of what would later become known as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Dr. Arnold Lazarus went on to further differentiate and expand his clinical approach leading to “broad-spectrum” behavior therapy and ultimately to Multimodal Therapy (MMT) which is arguably one of the most elegant and comprehensive approaches to psychological therapy ever conceived of.

Through his practice in which he treated thousands of patients, his teaching, supervision, and mentoring of many professionals, his influential writings, lectures, and presentations, Dr. Arnold Lazarus directly and indirectly helped, enhanced, and enriched the lives of an unknowable but enormous number of people.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Daphne, of Princeton; a daughter, Linda, of Columbus, In.; a grandson, Taylor, also of Columbus, In.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Donna, of Kingston.

Donations in his memory can be made to SAVE Animal Rescue, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton, N.J., 08540 and/or the Animal Legal Defense Fund, 170 East Cotati Avenue, Cotati, Calif., 94931.

A remembrance and celebration of his life will be announced at a later time.


Patricia Lewis Bonette

Patricia Lewis Bonette, 81, of Princeton died September 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her two sons Peter, from Columbus, Ohio; David, from Voorhees, New Jersey; and her brother David Lewis from Texas. She is also survived by five grandchildren. Patricia was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned her “Fifty Year” pin volunteering at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Most of all she enjoyed playing her harp and reading. Patricia will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Church, Princeton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October, 11, 2013 at 11 a.m., All Saints Church, Princeton, New Jersey.


John Austin Keane

John Austin Keane died Monday, September 30, at South Ocean County Medical Center, of complications from cancer. Born May 2, 1936 in Jersey City, he attended the Cooper Union in New York on a full scholarship, and received his BSCE in 1958. He continued his studies at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a Ford Foundation Fellow, receiving a MSCE in 1961, and a PhD in 1963. He was a member of the Society for Natural Philosophy, and was inducted into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, in 1964.

Dr. Keane was an assistant professor at Drexel University from 1964-1966, teaching courses in engineering. He continued to teach throughout his life, lecturing as a recognized expert on statistical quality control at corporations and professional institutions.

In 1968 he moved to Princeton with his family, and founded John A. Keane and Associates, a software development and consulting firm. A true visionary, he led the company until his retirement in 2000. JKA, Inc. developed the groundbreaking QMS Programs™ software suite for the automated management of quality control in manufacturing, used by companies world-wide. He was a leader in encouraging the adoption of the global ISO 9000 quality standard.

A life-long sailing enthusiast, Dr. Keane kept a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay for many years. He and his family sailed up and down the Atlantic coast, from Maine to Florida. Dr. and Mrs. Keane moved to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2004, in order to be closer to the shore.

After retiring, he continued to pursue his interest in advanced computer modeling, securing a patent in 2002 for the computer simulation of bio-transport systems. He also became an author, publishing the science-fiction thriller The Business Plan: Perpetual Life for the Rich and Famous in 2008.

In addition to his intellectual and business pursuits, John Austin was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Joan L. Keane; his three children, Dr. John E. Keane, Dr. Michele Keane-Moore, and Dr. Christopher Keane; and five grandchildren, Susannah Keane, Robert Moore, Daniel Moore, Gabriel Keane, and Bodhi Keane. Also surviving are his brother, Robert Keane; and sister, Mary Keane. Another sister, Emily Keane Wimmer, predeceased him.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Church in Barnegat, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The family requests that people wishing to honor John Austin’s memory make a donation in his name to the Merkel Cell Carcinoma Fund at the University of Washington Foundation. Information may be found at www.merkelcell.org.


 Reginald William Pauley

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Reginald William (Bill) Pauley on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton on Cherry Hill Road and Route 206 in Princeton. Contributions honoring Bill may be made to the Mary Jacobs Library, the Sourland Planning Council, or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Bill Pauley, 86, from Belle Mead, died August 1, 2013, after a valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a loving husband and father, engineer, civic leader, and a man of many interests. Born in South Plainfield and a graduate of North Plainfield High School, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and graduated from Rutgers University. He was an engineer for Chrysler in Detroit and earned a master’s degree in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute. Bill returned to New Jersey to design tools at Ingersoll Rand, receiving 17 patents.

His devotion to his community drew him to more than 35 years of public service to Montgomery Township, where he served as mayor and two terms on the Township Committee, and on many committees, including the Conservation Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Mary Jacobs Library advisory board. He was appointed by the governor to the Delaware Raritan Canal Commission for two terms. He was a founder, president, and trustee of the Van Harlingen Historical Society and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. He cared deeply about social justice and civil rights and was actively engaged in those causes. Bill took pleasure in classical music, opera, and art, and was an avid photographer. His family and friends loved his dry wit, thirst for knowledge, and kind and generous spirit.

Bill is survived by Lois, his wife of more than 58 years; son, David and wife Sue; daughters Ann and partner Ann Wroth; and Joan Corella and husband Joe; and grandchildren: Michael and Claire Pauley and Jay and Jensen Corella. He is survived by his older brother Robert and twin brother Philip, and several nieces and nephews.


Bernice M. Frank

Bernice M. Frank, 96, of Princeton died Friday, October 4, 2013, at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Newark, she had been a Princeton resident since 1951.

Mrs. Frank was past chair of the Princeton Commission on Aging, a member of the Princeton Recreation Commission, and for many years a member of the Community Connection of Princeton Health Care. Mrs. Frank was one of the founders of the Friends of Princeton Public Library from when it was in the Bainbridge House, and served as secretary of the organization for more than 20 years. Starting as a Brownie troop leader and serving as a Girl Scout cookie drive coordinator, Mrs. Frank volunteered with the Girl Scouts for more than 55 years. Mrs. Frank was a Master Point bridge player, who coordinated a group of duplicate-bridge playing friends monthly for the past 40 years.

Daughter of the late I. Edward and Celia (Rasnick) Kantor, she is survived by her husband of 70 years, Dr. Henry J. Frank; daughter and son-in-law, Ellyn and George “Mac” McMullin; son and daughter-in-law Elliott S. and Rondus “Roni” Frank; and daughter Dr. Carolyn Frank.

Burial was private in the Princeton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Connection of Princeton Health Care, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, N.J. 08536, or the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-2798.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.


Grover C. Tash, Jr.

Grover C. Tash, Jr., 94, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro as a result of injuries suffered from a fall.

Grover was a lifelong Princetonian who operated Grover Tash Liquors in downtown Princeton for over 55 years. He was known as “Sonny” to his customers and friends.

Up until his death, Grover remained active and above all enjoyed his independence. At the age of 77, Grover survived a five bypass heart surgery and soon afterwards he continued his favorite past time of playing golf at Princeton County Club three to four times a week.

Son of the late Grover Tash Sr. and Florence Tash, he was predeceased by his sister Ann Tash-Rosso and brother William. He is survived by a nephew, William Rosso of Skillman; a niece, Jacque Rosso of Santa Anna, California; four great nieces, Jennifer, Mia, Gianna, and Charli Rosso; as well as his great nephew Michael Rosso.

Cremation services are private. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Extend condolences at www.TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.


Laurette B. Schechtman

Laurette Baumann Schechtman passed away peacefully at her home in Princeton on October 5, 2013 at the age of 92 surrounded by her loving family. Born December 17, 1920, daughter of Martin and Anne Schurman, she had unwavering devotion to her family, friends, and community. Laurette was a long time resident of Freeport and Bayshore Long Island. She attended the Pratt Institute and graduated from Hofstra University. Laurette was an accomplished artist and her mezzo soprano voice delighted audiences, friends, and family. Her pure voice was only exceeded by her intrinsic elegance and beauty. She was pre-deceased by her first husband, Lester Baumann. She is survived by her husband Dr. Seymour Schechtman; sister Roberta Bucovetsky of Toronto; children Florence Kahn and Jeffrey Baumann; son-in-law Dr. Steven Kahn; daughter-in-law, Nancy Baumann; grandson-in-law, Mitchel Sonies; granddaughter-in-law, Nnenna Lynch Kahn; grandchildren Jonathon, Caroline, Maxwell, Justin; and great grandchildren Ava, Ellis, and Margo. She will be forever missed and will live in the memories of all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at the Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, on October 8, 2013 at noon. Interment was at Mt. Ararat Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations should be sent to The Jewish Center Life and Legacy Endowment.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Star of David Memorial Chapel in Princeton.