Miriam Lipschutz Yevick
August 28,1924 — September 5, 2018
Miriam Yevick, 94, was born August 28, 1924 in Schereningen, The Netherlands. She arrived in New York in 1940 after escaping from Antwerp just ahead of invading Nazis along with her immediate family. Her father, Max Lipschutz, was a prominent diamond merchant in Europe and he continued his trade for the next 50 years in New York City.
Miriam went on to attend university and became one of the first women to obtain a Ph.D. at MIT in mathematics. She taught at Rutgers University and divided her time between teaching, research, and writing. Her books included Mathematics for the Billions, A Testament for Ariela, a memoir about her first grandchild, and Intonations: Feeling Tones and Relationships.
Miriam loved Princeton and rented summer accommodations for many years before moving to Princeton in 1990. She could often be found in the University library or bicycling around town well into her 80s. The local outdoor pool was also a favorite spot in the summer. In addition, Miriam was a frequent contributor to Town Topics, writing editorial pieces ranging from the Ebola crisis to zoning restrictions in the town.
Miriam is predeceased by her husband, Dr. George Yevick, a former professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is survived by her son, David, her daughter-in-law, Susan, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Angela Chang, 80, of Princeton passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center of Plainsboro.
Born in Liuzhou, China, Angela was a resident of Princeton, New Jersey for over 35 years. Angela grew up in post-war Taiwan, struggling for higher education and facing many financial challenges. After winning a college prose contest, she was granted a scholarship to attend Providence College in Taiwan. Her academic achievements in college helped her to win another scholarship from Ball State University in Indiana, where she received an MA in English and Education.
After spending years teaching English and Chinese language, her love of food and entertaining inspired her to change her profession to the culinary field. She sought to promote awareness of Chinese food and culture in America through her writing. Angela authored four cookbooks: Delicious Tofu (English), The Intriguing World of Chinese Home Cooking (English), Chinese Home Entertaining (bi-lingual), and A World of Desserts (Chinese). Additionally, she wrote numerous food articles for a Taiwanese food magazine, a leading Chinese newspaper in the United States, and several local New Jersey newspapers. Angela became a sought-after personality in a multitude of food-related activities. She was the coordinator of several New York-based tofu festivals and a judge for numerous gourmet tofu contests in the Chinese community.
Angela grew up in a large close-knit family which cultivated an outgoing personality and a generous spirit. She donated her time and efforts to various local charities. One charity she was particularly fond of was the Crawford House, a rehabilitation center for women with emotional issues.
Daughter of the late Zhong Pei and Bing Yi Tan, she is survived by her husband Humphrey H.J. Chang, son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Carol Chang, and two grandchildren Madeline and Zachary.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home at 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ. The burial will be private. Friends may call on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in Angela’s memory to Daytop New Jersey at Crawford House, 362 Sunset Road, Skillman, NJ 08558 and Princeton Friends of Opera, PO Box 2359, Princeton, NJ 08543.
Annie Rost passed September 12, 2018 at the age of 94 at Rose Hill Assisted Living, Robbinsville, NJ. Annie was born in Elberfelt Wuppertal Germany. At the age of 15, she came with her family to America in 1939. She met and married her husband of 52 years, Manfred, in New York. In 1957 they moved to Princeton, New Jersey to raise a family. Manfred died in 1997.
Annie is survived by her four children: Claudia Handwerker (Jacob) of Lexington, MA; Lillian Foster (Wallace-deceased) of East Windsor, NJ; Norman Rost of Clark, NJ; and Sonya Bradski (Gary) of Palo Alto, CA; 11 grandchildren: Susan Saporta (Alan), Jason Handwerker (Shelby), Ethan Handwerker, Robin Waters (George), Elizabeth Ferencevych (Andrew), Phillip Foster, Asher Rost, Peninah Gal (Nir), Moriah, Simcha, Haviva Bradski; and eight great-grandchildren: Toni, Carmen, and Michael Saporta; Jaden and Truman Handwerker; Amy Waters, Avery Ferencevych; and Bat Sheva Gal. Annie’s greatest joy was entertaining her family and friends. She spent her summers with her children in Toms River and the Jersey Shore. Annie took her family on camping trips and other vacations. She traveled to Europe and on cruises with Manfred. She will be greatly missed.