July 6, 2016

Obituaries 7/6/16

Chang photo for obitEmily C. Chang

In the early morning of June 29, Emily C. Chang peacefully departed to join our loving God in Heaven. She is reunited with her dearest sister Ruby and beloved mother Nellie Chen. Emily will always be remembered as the devoted and selfless mother who fearlessly left China with nothing — to give her family everything — a future filled with hope and opportunity. Emily has left behind a strong legacy, a family of four generations who lead their lives every day with the values that Emily has instilled in them from the start: love, kindness, generosity, and resilience. We will truly miss you Bama. Your spirit lives on within each and every one of us, and we owe everything to you. Thank you for your unconditional love.

Emily is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Kern Chang of Langhorne, Pa. Also surviving are her children, Joseph W. of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Eugene B. and Susan M. of Chicago, Ill.; and Ellen G. Chang of Yardley, Pa. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Kira Schneider and Brandon Schneider; Laura Chang and husband Kevin Uttich; Jonathan Chang and fiancé Catherine Tan; Kristin Chang and Ryan Chang; and one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Uttich.

Emily’s family is very grateful for the tremendous group of caregivers who have helped Emily and Kern in the recent years: Quena, Mary, Jennifer, Debbie, Nancy, Lori, Abby, and Joyce.

A visitation and funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 5 at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. Richboro, Pa. The Committal service followed at The Princeton Cemetery,


OBIT HowardEdith Scott Howard

Edith Scott Howard, beloved wife of Charles Bion Howard, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at the University Medical Center of Princeton surrounded by her family. She was born Edith Joanne Scott, December 16 1943 to David Henry Scott and Joanne Waite Scott in Richmond, VA. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother.

Edith was raised in Wenham, Mass. and her life path paralleled that of her devoted husband starting in the 1st grade. They eventually met in the high school band and dated throughout their college years. They were married in Wenham August 28, 1965, just prior to her husband’s entrance into medical school. She is survived by her four children: Timothy, Alan, Julie, and Laura as well as nine grandchildren: Sara, Kyle and Erin Howard; Kamala, Gyana and Mira Roberts; and Tessa, Kira, and Asher Leduc as well as seven of her eight siblings.

Edie’s life was a testament to love. Her greatest joy was her family. She loved her children and her grandchildren whole-heartedly and shared her ability to nurture with many who needed a compass to weather a storm. She taught many how to mother and many more how to love just by being herself.

When not busy with her children and grandchildren, Edie donated her time and resources to the community. She was a musician who played the flute and piccolo throughout her life. She and her husband were members of the Blawenburg band and even played a concert together just a few weeks before her death. She was a Master Gardener and a talented artist.

Edie was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in March 2015. While her physical body succumbed to the disease, her spirit never wavered. Throughout her treatment, she spread a message of kindness, caring, and hope. She created a “Rainbow Circle” to share with people her thoughts and experiences throughout her journey living with cancer.

She connected with the natural world throughout her life and upon moving to New Jersey in 1974, she found the farm in Belle Mead. It was the place where her children, her garden, and her spirit thrived. She walked the field hand in hand with her husband throughout her life and most importantly during her cancer treatment. Because this connection was so important to her well-being she worked with D&R Greenway of Princeton to preserve this legacy. The next project she intended was to create a space for well-being for women with cancer at the D&R Greenway facility in Princeton.

Edith’s family will host a Memorial Gathering for friends at Cherry Valley Country Club, 125 Country Club Drive, Skillman, NJ 08558, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church, 47 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558 on Friday, July 8, 2016 at noon with a reception immediately following at Cherry Valley Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent in support of the Edie’s Rainbow Circle: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540 or online at www.drgreenway.org. Please be sure to write “in memory of Edie Howard.”