November 8, 2017

Obituaries 11/8/17

Fritz Marston

Frederic C. (Fritz) Marston of Ewing, N.J. died October 27th, 2017 in hospice care at the Robert Wood Johnson hospital in Hamilton. He was 77.

Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Frederic C. Marston Jr. and Helen Mount Marston. His father was a professor of English and American literature at Brown University and the University of Vermont; his mother taught mathematics at Rutgers University.

Mr. Marston attended Princeton (N.J.) High School before graduating from Brown University with the class of 1962.

He began his career as a marketing communications executive in New York City with the Benton & Bowles and Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agencies before moving to Del Mar, Calif., to join CRM Inc., publishers of Psychology Today and Careers Today magazines. His experience there with college marketing led to his recruitment by Playboy Magazine in Chicago to direct the company’s College Bureau. He subsequently returned to the advertising business with Grey North and D’Arcy MacManus & Masius in Chicago before joining Manpower, Inc., the world’s largest temporary help firm, in Milwaukee, in 1980 as Vice President of U.S. Marketing and Public Relations. He spent the last 12 years of his marketing career as a Senior V.P. with BVK/McDonald in Milwaukee before retiring in 1997 and returning to Princeton. There, he worked part-time as a public relations consultant and part-time as an editor at Princeton’s weekly newspaper Town Topics.

Mr. Marston was an active volunteer who served on nine 501(c)3 boards of directors during his lifetime, including, in the Princeton area, the Princeton Family YMCA, Montgomery Center for the Arts, Princeton Pro Musica, Voices Chorale, and Greater Princeton Steinway Society.

An ardent competitor in sports as well as business, Mr. Marston was a lifelong tennis player, skier, and golfer. A former member of Hopewell Valley Golf Club in Hopewell, he took pride in having played 600 golf courses worldwide, on six continents and in 41 U.S. states. He was also a Life Master at tournament bridge.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Jo Ulis in 1990. He is survived by his daughter Jaime Marston Cook and her husband Ash Cook of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Winslow Marston (Patricia) of Morristown, N.J., and Christopher Marston (Patricia) of West Roxbury, Mass.; and 11 nephews and nieces.

A musical memorial service will be planned in New Jersey to celebrate his life. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Franklin H. Rainear Jr., Affordable Funeral Service and Cremation, 1310 Prospect Street, Ewing, NJ 888-213-4090.


Louise Wells Bristol

Louise Wells Bristol died at home on November 2, 2017, All Souls’ Day, and was thus reunited with her beloved husband Lee. Born in New York City on September 8, 1926, she was later raised in the Philadelphia area as well as in California and Florida. The constant in her early years was summers spent at the beach, in Bay Head, N.J. It was here that she thrived; making many life-long friends and eventually marrying the love of her life.

During the war years, she attended Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., graduating in 1945. These were four magical years of friendship, community, and time in New England that she never forgot. Returning to Philadelphia in the late 1940s, she attended Harcum Junior College.

Back in ‘old Bay Head,’ she met the late Lee Hastings Bristol Jr. (1923-1979), former president of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. He was then the young new organist at All Saints’ Church, a position he held for some 30 years, and she was the newest recruit for his choir. They fell deeply in love and married in 1950. Initially living in New York City, they eventually moved to Princeton where they raised, and are survived by, their four children: Elizabeth Bristol Sayen (m. to William), Henry Platt Bristol II (m. to Susan), Sara Bristol Ritchie, and Lee Hastings Bristol III (m. to Louise). She was the beloved grandmother, known as “Lady,” to her 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Louise loved the quiet arts of knitting, needlepoint, and flower arranging. However, her life in Princeton was also one of community activities. A founding member of the “Chemistry Club,” an avid golfer and tennis player, Louise also volunteered for the Princeton Hospital Fete, Skillman Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and Trinity Church. She was, it is said, “always the glue that held a group together” and the host that graciously welcomed others into her home. Those who knew her admired her quick wit, impish smile, and remarkable spirit. Over the years, her memberships included the Nassau Club of Princeton, Present Day and Bedens Brook Clubs, in Princeton, as well as the Bay Head Yacht Club. With Lee, she attended and was active at All Saints’, Bay Head, and Trinity Church, Princeton.

Since the tragic death of her husband Lee in 1979, one of the great joys in her life has been her grandchildren — those remarkable individuals who have enriched her life and to whom she gave so much of hers. For it was to these young ones that “Lady” was an example of grace and generosity. She will be remembered as a most loving grandmother, a gracious host, but above all the quintessential support for a man she loved, and whom she now joins at last — in Paradise.

“May her soul and the souls of all the departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints’ Church, 500 Lake Avenue, Bay Head, N.J. 08742.


Evelyn Auerbach

Evie died at home on September 5, 2017 in Sylva, North Carolina of metastatic breast cancer. She was 63 years old.

Predeceased by her beloved mother Vivienne F. Auerbach in 1997, she leaves her father Raymond and his wife Carolyn; her sisters Jeanne, Margaret, Carol, and Linda; and her brother Ray and his children Alayna and Steven.

As a young girl Evie was always sketching and drawing, and in her teenage years she gradually trained herself to work in watercolor, pastel, oil, and pen and ink. On graduating from South Brunswick High School in 1972, she had by invitation an opportunity to work with a potter in clay art at the Liberty Village Artists Collective in Flemington, New Jersey. She soon discovered a new form of expression for her gifts as a designer and experimentalist; it decided her path in life.

After residing in Princeton in the mid-1970s, Evie left her native New Jersey and ventured south to Florida and Georgia. From 1978 to 1982 she ran the Georgia Tech student crafts center, where she used the university’s equipment to teach herself how to throw a pot, operate a kiln, and make glazes.

For the last 35 years, she lived in rural locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. In the inspiring natural setting that she deeply loved, Evie worked long and hard at designing and creating her own style of pottery and her unique porcelain jewelry and animal sculptures, all painstakingly handcrafted and one of a kind. Over the decades she regularly traveled to local, regional, and state art shows and festivals in four southern states to display and sell her art.

She was also a talented self-taught pianist who enjoyed playing everything from Chopin to Scott Joplin, her lifelong favorites.

Evie was first diagnosed with cancer at age 45 and decided to remain private about her illness and the treatment she pursued. Despite much hardship in the final years of her life, she very bravely continued to create, produce, and show her work until this past May.

Evie will long be missed by her family and by her friends and colleagues. While her family mourns privately, we encourage you to remember her by supporting local artisans or by giving toward the care and better treatment of all animals.

Rest easy Ev, we’ll see you soon.


Robert Douglas Lohman

Robert Douglas Lohman, 93, of Lawrenceville, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Chicago, Bob grew up in Cranford, New Jersey, and was a former resident of Princeton. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army Air Force, where he served in the CBI theater of operations in China. He graduated from Norwich University, and received a Master’s Degree from North Carolina State University.

In 1951 he joined RCA Laboratories as a member of the technical staff, where he was a member of a three man team that developed the first experimental TV receiver with no vacuum tubes other than the picture tube. While at RCA Bob received 14 patents and published 25 papers in technical journals. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in 1972. He retired from RCA in 1986 as a Staff Vice President for Solid State research.

Bob was an avid musician who played the trumpet and the piano in many musical organizations in the Princeton area. He was a member of Trenton Local 62 and the American Federation of Musicians. After retiring, he ran a small recording studio in his home where he arranged and produced many albums featuring both live and electronic music.

He is survived by his wife Elvi Salazar; a daughter, Kristine Lehrman (Allan); two granddaughters, Jenny Lehrman and Mai-Liis Lehrman; two great-grandchildren; a step-son, Richard Amigh (Janet); and two step-grandchildren, Vanessa Amigh and Brian Amigh. His first wife, Ethel, predeceased him. A memorial will be announced.


Edith Cantor

Edith Cantor, 94, passed away on September 28, 2017 at Greenwood House in Ewing. Edith was born in N.Y.C. and lived there until 1981 when she moved to Cranbury, N.J.

Edith was a great supporter of Deborah Hospital, organizing fundraising events, bus trips to Atlantic City, and performing administrative services whenever needed through Deborah’s Concordia Chapter.

She loved to visit her children and grandchildren, travel, party with friends and family, and play Mahjong.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Irving.

Edith will be greatly missed by her son, Leonard (Merete) Cantor and daughter Susan (Mark) Gordon; grandchildren Bruce (Mette), Michelle (Jorn), Thea (Craig), Alene (Valdemar), and Melissa (Jason); and great-grandchildren Maya, Eli, Zoe, James, Christina, and Ida.

A private graveside service was held in Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J.

The family would like to thank the staff at Greenwood House for their excellent care and devotion while Edith resided there.

Contributions to Greenwood House, 53 Walter Street, Ewing, NJ 08628-3085; Deborah Hospital Foundation, PO Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015-0820; or a charity of choice are appreciated.


Addie M. Webber

Our beloved mom, Addie M. Webber, was born in Eads, Tennessee, to the Reverend Millard F. Anderson Sr. and Janie Boyd Anderson. She was one of nine children and was raised on the family’s farm. The Anderson family moved to Princeton in the summer of 1939, and have been part of the Princeton/Trenton communities ever since. She had the blessing of a full and long life.

She met and married our late father, Elvin H. Webber, shortly before moving to Princeton and their union produced five children, Travis, Elvin “Pete,” Yvonne (Gail), Beverly, and Houston.

Mom lost our Dad in 1963, but with help from our family, she continued to provide a loving and supportive home for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild.

Those of you who knew her, can recall her love of bingo, bowling, and singing with the Sweet Adeline Choir. She was also a licensed beautician, a career she undertook to support her family. Mom loved traveling but you could not pay her to get on a plane, so instead, she and Amtrak became well acquainted as she traveled across the country to visit family and friends.

She is predeceased by her parents: Reverend and Mrs. Millard F. Anderson Sr.; siblings: Reverend Millard Anderson Jr., France Anderson, Reverend Daniel Anderson, Roosevelt Anderson, Elder Alfonso Anderson, Sadie Willis, Amy Weeks, and Ressie Branch; her loving husband: Elvin H. Webber; her children: son, Dr. Elvin H. “Pete” Webber, and daughter, Beverly Jo Webber; and grandson Evan Junot Webber.

She leaves behind her loving children: Travis and his wife Wilhelmina Webber, Gail Yvonne Barclay, Houston R. Webber, and daughter-in-law Diann Soltau-Webber; grandchildren: Damon and his wife Kristien Webber, Saskia Webber, David Barclay, Antonia and her husband Samuel Bonds, Kay and her husband Robert Henderson, Keith Webber, Kirk Webber and his wife Christina George, and Kimberly Webber; great-grandchildren: Dax, Ian, and Jayson Webber, Olivia and Xavier Barclay, Jendayi and Gyasi Bonds, Justin and Joshua Henderson, and Carter Jo Webber; great-great-grandchild, Chance Blackshear; beloved nieces: Gladys Leonard, Gertrude Smith, and Gloria Quarrels; and dear family and friends, especially, Dolores Broadway.

We have been blessed by God to have had our loving mother, family member, and friend for 98 years and anxiously await the resurrection!


Beverley M. Brown

Beverley M. Brown, 93, previously of Topeka, Kansas, and Princeton, New Jersey, died peacefully on October 25, 2017 at his home in Ocean Ridge, Florida.

Beverley was born in Topeka, Kansas on October 4, 1924 to Lemuel Clifford Walker Brown and Jessie Alice Miller Brown. He spent his childhood in Topeka, graduating from Topeka High School in 1942. He attended Washburn University, but left college in 1944 to enlist in the United States Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School. After receiving an Ensign’s Commission, Beverley saw active duty aboard the USS Floyd B Parks. Following the war, he returned to Washburn, completing his undergraduate degree in 1947. He then went on to attend Columbia University where he received a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics.

After a brief career in teaching, Beverley had a long and distinguished career with the IBM Corporation, retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service. Among his many professional accomplishments was his role as a member of the team of systems engineers who developed the SABRE system. Based on two IBM 7090 mainframe computers, SABRE went on to become the industry standard in computerized airline reservation systems. Bev’s love for math and computers remained throughout his life; in his spare time he continued to study mathematical problems and write computer programs in APL (A Programming Language).

Beverley was a loving husband and father of five children. He enjoyed sports, above all baseball; secretly wishing to have played professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals. He took great pleasure in both theater and music and was a regular in attendance at the Princeton University Theatre Intime. A life-long member of the Princeton United Methodist Church, he volunteered in an advisory capacity for their finance committee. Most of all, he had a great sense of humor and appreciated comedians from Victor Borge to Jerry Seinfeld.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Shepard Brown, and his parents, Lemuel and Jessie Brown. He is survived by his five children: Terry Brown, Amy Brown, Nancy Kauffman, Janet Helm, and Anne Marie Schur; eight grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

The Graveside Service with Military Honors was held at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Washburn University Terry and Ann McAdam Scholarship Fund, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621 or the Princeton United Methodist Church of Princeton, 7 Vandeventer Ave, Princeton, NJ 08542.


Michael Patrick Long

Michael Patrick Long died at home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on November 1, 2017. He was 59 years old. Well known for deep pride in his Irish roots, Michael was the son of Patrick J. and Helen M. Long of Princeton, N.J. He was born and raised in Princeton with his sister Eileen and brother Brian. He moved to Boston, Mass. in the late 1970s where he worked, bought property, and happily adopted the city as his home.

Michael was an avid sports-fan and joined the Red Sox for their winning World Series game in 2004. In his earlier years, living in New Jersey, he played football and studied martial arts. A music lover, he was quick to sing or whistle a tune for all occasions. He worked on life-long collections including an admirable list of classic motorcycles, old U.S. coins, and special photographs. He was a voracious reader with a keen interest in Irish and Boston history. A naturally gifted wordsmith and story teller, Michael charmed everyone with his sense of humor, big heart, and unique perspective on humanity. His love of travel and a long journey throughout Europe in 1989 was a favorite source of material.

Michael will be missed most for his kindness and generosity to both those he knew and strangers he saw in need. He always said, “I do that because I can!”

Predeceased by his father, Patrick, Michael is survived by his mother, Helen Long of Princeton; brother Brian J. Long of Princeton; sister M. Eileen Long and brother in-law, Tarik R. Shahbender, also both of Princeton; and many cousins and friends in Boston, Mass.; across the U.S.A.; and around the world.

Family and friends visitation will be held at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ on the evening of November 9, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. November 10, 2017 at St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ.

Donations in memory of Michael can be made to The Jimmy Fund in Brookline, Mass. c/o the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.