June 14, 2017

Obituaries 6/14/17

Christine Lokhammer

Christine Lokhammer passed away on June 10, 2017, at her home in Hopewell.

Chris was born in Norway on December 18, 1948. She was predeceased by her loving husband Peter Lokhammer, to whom she was married for a wonderful 35 years. Chris is survived by her four sisters Liz Imperatrice, Solfrid Hjelmas, Gail Morano, and Irene Garafola and her brother-in-law Joseph Garafola, along with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Beth and Bob Luginbuhl. Her family also includes numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren, and friends whom she loved dearly.

Chris’s unparalleled banking career began in 1969 with Princeton Bank and Trust, and she worked in the Princeton community for decades until her retirement as a senior vice president and team director at PNC Wealth Management in December 2016. Chris inspired, mentored, and served as a role model for countless colleagues during her tenure as the most well known banker in Princeton.

Chris also worked tirelessly on nonprofit boards and committees to support causes and people whom she cared about. Her many awards and recognitions demonstrate the strong commitment Chris had to her community and the amazing friends she made along the way.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hopewell Memorial Home, 71 E. Prospect Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, a private burial will take place at Princeton Cemetery followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service for ALL FRIENDS at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Chris has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to either of two charitable funds established in her name at the Princeton Area Community Foundation, 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. They are: “The Chris Lokhammer Fund for the benefit of the Fund For Women and Girls” and “The Chris Lokhammer Internship Fund for the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed.”


Elizabeth Roxanne Twitchell Sly

Elizabeth Roxanne Twitchell Sly died Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by her family in Brooklin, Maine. She passed peacefully and, as with everything in her life, accompanied by the music that she loved so dearly.

Roxanne (Rig to her family and friends) was always grounded in her love for music and her love for Brooklin. Born in 1923 to Dr. Adelbert Birge Twitchell and Alice Wells Twitchell, she grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. She spent most of her summers in Brooklin. Along with her three sisters, Eleanor, Barbara, and Marjorie, Rig would stage plays and musicals, often of their own creation. The woods and shores of Brooklin were their stage. More than a generation later, her family continues to sing in the warm embrace of this same home.

Roxanne was a proud member of the Smith class of 1944. That same year, she married Richard Harmon Sly. Together, they raised three children in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and Princeton. Through the years, she enjoyed arranging, composing and most of all, singing with others. Rig founded a women’s singing group, whimsically named the Opposite Sextet; later her family and friends formed All Good Children, an a cappella jazz octet. Throughout her life, Rig’s ardent love of music and playful creativity was a joy to her, her family, and anyone near enough to listen.

In the early 1980s, Roxanne moved to Brooklin as a year-round resident. She became an active member of the community, playing a pivotal role in the founding of the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and the Brooklin Keeping Society as well as singing with the Bagaduce Chorale. She explored her passions for music, local history, and genealogy. She did extensive work researching and compiling The Cemeteries of Brooklin, Maine: A Genealogist’s Guide and kept a strong relationship to her ancestral ties in Bethel, Maine. She continued her commitment to the Brooklin Keeping Society into her 90s.

Roxanne’s life was full of people, music, and laughter. She was a clever inventor, a joyful sailor, a master gardener, and a riotous poet and lyricist. She had a special gift for conversation that drew out thoughts and inspirations from people across generations and an uncanny knack for changing the subject. These conversations helped her to support so many lives as a dear friend and mentor.

Her family will cherish a multitude of memories rich with caring, harmony and lullabies.

She is survived by her three children; Peter (Marcia), Patty (VB), and Julie (Lars); six grandchildren Matt (Anna), Blair (Maria), Davis (Katrina), Rick (Libby), Michael and Kat;  her loving nieces and nephews Mary, Mandy, John, Beth, Gil and Susie; and seven great-grandchildren Nina, Maeve, Maya, Ansen, Rowen, Eleanor, and Hugo.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 19 at 2 p.m. at the Brooklin Baptist Church.

Gifts in Roxanne’s memory can be made to the Brooklin Keeping Society (PO Box 4, Brooklin, ME 04616) or to the Bagaduce Music Lending Library (PO Box 829, Blue Hill, ME 04614).