Lucy Harris Hall
June 1, 1932 – September 2, 2018
Lucy was born on June 1, 1932 in Princeton, New Jersey to Dorothy Harris Lacy, and grew up with her mother and her grandparents, Omega and Belle Harris. She passed away on September 2, 2018. Lucy attended Princeton public schools, graduating from Princeton High in 1950. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Lucy had a long career as a teacher in Kansas City, Kansas; Poitier, France; Vicenza, Italy; Lawrence Township, New Jersey; and Chicago. While in Tucson, she was a writer for a children’s television program, a director of secondary reading for Tucson’s largest school district, assistant principal at Santa Rita High School, and the principal of Townsend Junior High School. She always said that education was a wonderful career, but little did she know, the best was yet to come.
In 1982, Lucy joined the United States Foreign Service, and after several months of training in Washington, D.C., she began diplomatic assignments at U.S. embassies, primarily in French-speaking African countries, but also in the Caribbean. Her son, daughter, and friends visited her in those foreign countries, and stayed with her in her exciting, luxurious, and sometimes exotic homes. And during her vacations, she would travel with them to different corners of the globe.
Lucy is survived by the joys and prides of her life: her daughter Margo Hall and her granddaughters Kaci and Serenity, all of Tucson, Arizona, and her son Roger Hall and his wife Buff of Scottsdale, Arizona, and their daughters Heather and Kelli Emady of Tempe, Arizona, and Gainesville, Florida.
She is also survived by her former husband and forever friend Francis Roger “Skip” Hall of Tucson, Arizona, and her son-in-law Theo Webb of Dallas, Texas. She also had caring and loving cousins and friends who she counted as her sisters and brothers. Her cousin/sister Florence Broadway, nephew Owen Gaskins, and “niece” Dana Hughes Moorhead all unfailingly cared for her with love and tenderness during her final years. She also leaves behind beloved cousins Walter “Sonny” Taylor, Robert Taylor, Monetta Harris, and Lloyd Harrell. Sisters/friends since childhood Ann King and Arden Pollard shared and truly enriched her life. And her dear godchildren Andrea Briscoe and Walter Harris Taylor, and great-godchildren Laura-Sage Marshall and Cameron Broadway, who called her Grand Lucy, truly warmed her heart with love. All of her Princeton, Hampton, Tucson, and foreign service friends, too many to name, kept her company, traveled and worked with her, and made her life better in so many ways. She always remembered the precious friends and relatives who preceded her in death, and was grateful for their contributions to her happiness and success.
As with all of us, to God goes the glory. She always said God had chosen, protected, and forgiven her not only for her sins, but also for bad decisions and wrongful deeds. Each morning she began the day with a simple “Thank you, Lord.” And although Her wonderful life has ended, we too say, “Thank you, Lord.”
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Princeton, John Street and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Visitation will from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service on Saturday. Interment at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.
Services entrusted to Ledford Funeral Home, 929 S. Clinton Avenue, Trenton. For additional information or to send online condolence or flowers to the family visit www.ledfordfuneralhomeinc.com.
Margaret Towers Talman
Margaret Towers Talman, 90, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, after a brief illness at home at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, Va. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Carter E. Talman, Jr.; and her brothers, A. Robert Towers, Jr. and Thomas R. Towers. She is survived by her two daughters, Helen “Nell” T. Haughton of Pennington, N.J. and Margaret T. Corwin of Richmond, and their husbands, Daniel J. Haughton and Scott O. Corwin. Known as Mimi to her grandchildren, she cherished Elizabeth, Carter, and Margaret Haughton, and George and Augustus “Gus” Corwin. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Dr. E. Armistead Talman and his wife, Peggy; her sister-in-law, Patricia Towers of New York; and her extended family, who added much joy to her life.
Margaret was a graduate of St. Catherine’s School and Sweet Briar College. Immediately after college, she taught elementary school in Chesterfield County and discovered an abiding interest in children’s education. She pursued further study in special education at VCU, followed by several years tutoring reading at George Wythe High School. She was a dedicated member of St. James’s Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school and volunteered with the St. James’s Children Center and served on the Board. She also dressed up as Mother Goose at school events, combining her love of children with her love of reading and rhymes. Margaret supported the Valentine Museum where she volunteered weekly in its historic Costume Department and served many years on the Valentine Board. She was a member of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a former member of the Junior Board of Sheltering Arms. The family would like to extend our special thanks and gratitude to the wonderful healthcare staff at Westminster Canterbury, including the compassionate nurses and aides, but also the smiling faces in dining and housekeeping.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery will be private. If desired, contributions may be made to St. James’s Children’s Center, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220 or to the Westminster Canterbury Foundation, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.
Douglas F. Bauer
Douglas F. Bauer, 75, of Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at home.
Born in Buffalo, NY, he remained a longtime NYC resident until moving to Lawrenceville seven years ago. Douglas was a graduate of Princeton University, Class of 1964 and Harvard Law School, Class of 1967. Douglas was a Corporate Law Attorney, having retired from Bowne & Co. after many years in practice. He was a lover of “all things Princeton.” Some of his hobbies included rare book collecting, especially the poet Pindar. He was a member of the Grolier Club, Friends of the Princeton University Library, and the Biographical Society of America. He and his husband Louis were the first same sex couple to be married in Lawrence Township.
Son of the late Edmund and Gloria Bauer; he is survived by his husband Louis Rossi.
Per Douglas’ wishes, services are being held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to EASEL Animal Rescue League, 4 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ 08648.
To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville.
There will be a memorial service for longtime Princeton resident Judith P. Erdman (May 1926 – June 2018) on Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. A reception immediately following the service will be held at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton.