February 25, 2015

Obituaries 2/25/15

Obit Wood 2-25-15R. Norman Wood

R. Norman Wood of Manchester, Mass. passed away at Kaplan House on February 19, 2015, age 84. Norm was the beloved husband for 53 years of Mary Anne Bonham Wood. He was the devoted mentor and father of sons Randolph Bonham Wood and his wife Cheryl and Ian Robinson Wood and his wife Debra, both of Manchester. Norm’s grandchildren include Tyler, Miles, Elsa, Hudson, and Hayden Wood and step-grandchildren Dustin, Wesley, and Ashley Temple. His brother Richard R. Wood of Boston predeceased Norm.

A native of Marblehead, Mass. Norman graduated from St. Mark’s School in 1949 where he lettered in soccer, baseball, and hockey. Norm captained the hockey team his senior year and was awarded the John Tudor Trophy as the team’s most valuable player. Wood went on to play hockey at Harvard University. He served as Harvard’s freshman hockey captain and senior year captained the varsity squad that won the inaugural Bean Pot Tournament in 1954 and captured Harvard’s first Ivy League Championship in 17 seasons. Norm was awarded the John Tudor Memorial Cup in 1954, emblematic of Harvard’s most valuable player.

Following his military service in Germany, Norm spent seven years as head varsity hockey coach at Princeton University. At the same time, Wood was also associated with the Boston real estate firm of Hunneman & Company that he subsequently joined after leaving Princeton to pursue a career in real estate. In 1969 Norman Wood was elected president and CEO of National Realty Investors, a real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE. Norm was later appointed president of Moors & Cabot Properties, Inc., heading real estate operations for that diversified New York Stock Exchange firm. He went on to form his own real estate investment company, Renwood Realty, now managed by his sons Randy and Ian.

Norm shared his love of athletics — boating, skiing, hockey, and tennis — with his family. He and his wife Mary Anne enjoyed playing tennis together in tournaments at the Essex County Club in Manchester, Mass. and at the Gulf Stream Bath and Tennis Club when they visited their home in Delray Beach, Fla. When his boys were young, Norm volunteered for years as a youth hockey coach. As time went on, he loved nothing more than watching his sons and grandsons play hockey for their prep school, college, and professional teams. Norm will be remembered for his informal piano/organ concerts, his sense of humor, and his love and devotion to family and friends.

Services will be private. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.


Carol Lynn Patko

Carol Lynn Patko, 59, of Princeton died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at home. Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Franklin High School class of 1973. Carol worked for over 35 years with the Law School Admissions Council helping prospective law students. She loved music, concerts, and spending time with friends.

Daughter of the late Joseph Stephen Patko, she is survived by her mother Carolyn Louise (Tornquist) Patko, 2 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law Joseph (Bucky) and Bridget Patko, James and Kim Patko, 3 nieces, Amber, April, Molly and a nephew Aidan.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Six Mile Run Reformed Church, 3037 State Route 27, Franklin Park, N.J. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Refreshments to follow the memorial service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction.


Domenico Tamasi

Domenico Tamasi, 98, of Princeton, passed away on February 21, 2015 at the JML Care Center in Falmouth, Mass.

Domenico was born in Pettoranello, Italy in 1916. He came to the United States in 1930 at the age of 13 and lived in Princeton with his grandparents. He married his wife Pearl in 1937 and they enjoyed 68 happy years together until Pearl’s death in 2005. Domenico was a long time employee of Palmer Municipal Improvement. Upon his retirement in 1981, he and Pearl travelled extensively throughout Europe and the United States.

Domenico was a member of Local 68 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, a member of the Deborah Hospital Foundation, St. Paul’s Church, and the Italian-American Sportsmen Club.

Son of the late Valentino and Julia (Pinelli) Tamasi, Husband of the late Pearl (Toto) Tamasi, Brother-in-law of the late Domenico Pirone, Vitamato Procaccini. He is survived by his son Raymond and his partner, Margaret Shapiro; daughter Linda (Zanetti) and husband Ken; grandson David and wife Elisabeth; granddaughter, Marissa and husband Chad; three sisters and a brother-in-law Evelyn and Anthony Tamasi, Marianna Pirone, Alberina Procaccini; a brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Lydia Pirone; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery. Friends were asked to call on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made the Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015.


Margaret Eggers

Mrs. Margaret “Mickey” Eggers a long-time Princeton resident, died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Miami, Fla. at the age of 85.

Margaret Ann Montgomery was born in Duluth, Minn. in 1929 and attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. She met her husband, retired U.S. Army Brigadier General George Dewey Eggers, Jr. in Germany, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army Command. Upon his retirement from the military in 1977, they moved to Princeton, where B.G. Eggers joined the staff of Princeton University as Director of Development. The couple resided at 50 Southern Way in Princeton Borough for 35 years.

George Eggers served as president of the Princeton ROTC Advisory Council and held numerous volunteer leadership positions for his Princeton Class of 1947. During the early 1990’s he headed the board of Trinity Counseling Service and was a member of the Association of the United States Army, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, the Princeton Club of New York, and the Century Association of New York. B.G Eggers died in 2010 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mickey, known to her close friends as “The Chief,” was active in the Princeton community and faculty social circles as well as being an avid tennis player. She will be remembered for her always-cheerful outlook, and her love and concern for her fellow human beings. After wintering in Key West, Fla. for many years, Mickey made Key West her home after her husband’s death. Mickey will be interred next to her husband in Arlington, Va. this summer.

Mickey is survived by two sons, George D. Eggers III of Voorhees, N.J. and Robert Eggers of Key West, Fla.; her sister Nancy Linton, and many nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Friends and family members will celebrate the life of Mickey Eggers in a private memorial service on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Windrows in Princeton.