April 16, 2014

Obituaries 4/16/14

Obit Brown 4-14-14Rosa Brown

Rosa Bell (Yancey) Brown, age 94, passed away on April 7, 2014 at Merwick Care Center in Plainsboro. She was born in Clarksville, Va. and lived in Princeton for 89 years. She was educated in the Princeton Regional School System. Rosa was a domestic worker, teacher’s assistant, and caregiver. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Nurses Unit and charter member of The Ladies Guild, and she was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post #218. 

Wife of the late James B. Brown; daughter of the late James H. Yancey Sr. and Willie Ann Watkins Yancey; sister of the late James H. Yancey Jr., William Yancey, Betty Elizabeth Yancey Brown, Clara Yancey Hinson, and Evelyn Yancey Stryker.

Rosa is survived by a daughter Faith E. Miller and a devoted son-in-law Wayne N. Miller Sr.; devoted and a loving granddaughter Tiana J. Brown-Miller; her heart string great-granddaughter Arianna Faith Malave; nephews William Gray, Sonny Yancey, Daryl Yancey, and Byron Yancey; nieces Geraldine Thomas, Denise Yancey, Cheryl Yancey, Joyce Young, Norma Ramsey, and Diane Gilbert; cousins Lucille Hopson and Jane Watkins; sister/friend Estelle Fisher, a host of great nieces and nephew; friend; “Other” daughters Nadine Vernon and Sharon McGriff.

A funeral service was held at noon on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Princeton. Calling hours were from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment is at Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home in Trenton.


Joseph Reading Comly, III

Joseph Reading Comly, III, 81, died peacefully at his home in Pennington on April 11, 2014.

Joe was born in Morrisville, Pa, and spent most of his personal and professional life in the Trenton area. Son of the late Joseph and Susanne Comly, he was a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and Lehigh University, where he was a champion wrestler. After college he served in the Air Force and then joined his father in business at the Anchor Thread Company, where he later became president. During these years, Joe served on the Boards of Mercer Medical Center, Broad Street Bank, and the Kerney Foundation. Additionally he supported several other Trenton charities such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Rescue Mission. His second career in hospital administration began in the 1980’s, a field first introduced to Joe through his earlier volunteer work. He was an administrator at Mercer Medical Center and later retired from UMDNJ in Newark.

In his leisure time Joe was active in racquet sports, playing both squash and tennis competitively and socially his entire life. He was a member of the Arbor Lea Tennis Club and the Trenton Club. In recent years, he became passionate about bridge and chess. In addition, Joe was a lifelong reader and student of history.

Above all, Joe was devoted to Nina Moyer, his loving partner for the past 28 years. Joe was predeceased by his son, Joseph R. Comly IV. He is survived by his daughter Christine Comly, and his son, Andrew Comly, as well as Nina’s children and their families; Andy and Anne Moyer; Mike and Shaina Moyer, J.D.; Lauren Moyer; and three grandsons, Eli, Will, and Charlie Moyer. In addition he is survived by his brother, Tom, and his cousin, Derik Sutphin.

A memorial service will be held in the summer to honor Joe’s life. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackwell Memorial Home in Pennington. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to Community Hospice of Greenwood House or the Trenton Rescue Mission.


Coda ObitEdward T. Coda

Edward T. Coda, 91. Born in North Bergen, N.J. on June 14, 1922, Coda was a graduate of Rutgers University and a resident of Princeton for over 50 years.

After a precipitate college graduation due to the start of World War II, he attended Columbia Midshipman’s School and then served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant aboard a heavy cruiser in the Pacific Theater during World War II and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Commander at the age of 60.

In private life, he was the sales and marketing manager for several companies in the paper and metals industries. He was a member of, and served as president, for two New York City based marketing organizations.

Ed enjoyed amateur theatrics and took part in numerous productions of the PJ and B under the direction of Milton Lyons. A long-time dedicated golfer and fan of Tiger Woods, he was a member of the Hopewell Valley Golf Club. He was also a member of the Old Guard of Princeton and a founding member of the Romeos (Retired Old Men Eating Out).

After many years in Princeton, Ed and his wife Jane moved to Gulfport, Fla. in August 2013. Predeceased by his beloved son, Michael, he is survived by his wife of 69 years, his daughter, Deborah Abraham of Gulfport, Fla,, her husband Robert and daughter-in-law Karen Perkins Coda of Alexandria, Va. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Owen, Luke, Alison, Caitlin, Emily, and Matthew; and two great grandsons, Hugo and Edward. He will be missed by his loving family and many friends who enjoyed his sense of humor, almost as much as he did.


Charles A. Sculerati

Charles A. Sculerati, 67, of Baltimore, Md., passed away on April 7, 2014. He was born in Princeton on May 4, 1946 to the late Julia A. DelBono Sculerati, and the late Vincent James Sculerati. Residing in Cranbury and Princeton for most of his life, Charles graduated from Princeton High School in 1964.

He was employed for many years locally at The Hobby Shop, The Alchemist & Barrister, and The Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Since moving to Baltimore in 2006, Charles worked as lead bartender at The Baltimore Convention Center, and later at Maxie’s Pizza Bar and Grille, where he was much beloved.

He is survived by a sister, Lillian C. Everett; a brother, Daniel J. Sculerati; three nephews and a niece.

Charles, known as “Buddy” and “Chaz” to family and friends, maintained a lifelong love of photography, baseball, music, high-end stereo gear, New York City and the world-famous Baltimore Aquarium.

Funeral and memorial service arrangements are pending. A fund has been set up by friends. Contributions can be made through the following link: Charles Sculerati’s Fund on www.GiveForward.com.


Mary Adams Barrie

Mary Adams Barrie passed away on February 28, 2014 in Doylestown, Pa. She was born in Oak Park, Ill. on January 19, 1922, the daughter of John Quincy Adams and Corrine Helsel Adams. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. and attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. In 1943, she married Lewis H. Sarett and moved to Princeton. They had two daughters, Mary Nicole Sarett of New Hope, Pa. and Katharine Wendy Young of Devon, Pa.

In 1968 she married George Barrie and moved to Bucks County, Pa. and Rosemont, N.J. She was active in various charitable organizations including Planned Parenthood. She was also an active sculptor, working in the lost wax method. George Barrie predeceased her.

Following the death of George Barrie, she married Lewis Fisher and built a home in Fox Run Preserve in New Hope, Pa. At the time of her death, she was a widow residing in Doylestown.

She was predeceased by a brother, John Quincy Adams, Jr., and a sister, Katharine Adams Volckens. She is survived by her two daughters, three granddaughters, and a grandson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A private service for immediate family will be held at a future date.

Donations may be made in her memory to Planned Parenthood or a charity of choice.


Memorial Service

Julian Lane Moynahan died March 21, 2014. There will be a memorial held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Quaker Meeting House, located at 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540 at 2 p.m. Friends, family, former students and colleagues are invited. Reception to follow.