Emanuel Rhodes, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and World War II Veteran, peacefully passed away on October 9, 2018 at the age of 97.
Emanuel Rhodes was born on January 23, 1921 in Palmrya, North Carolina. Emanuel was the first of two sons born to Playton and Roberta Clark Rhodes. He relocated to Princeton, NJ with his father and brother Oscar when he was 12 years old. Emanuel loved Princeton and resided there for over 85 years as he always knew it was a wonderful place to live and raise his family.
Emanuel was educated in the Princeton school system and was drafted in to the United States Army in 1942. He completed his basic training at Fort McClellan in Alabama and was later transferred to Fort Huachuca in Arizona. Corporal Rhodes was stationed in Italy where he was assigned to the Army’s “All Black”- 92nd Artillery Division from 1943 to 1945. He was responsible for the placement of communication lines between the Artillery Division Headquarters and its organic and attached units.
In daylight operations, Corporal Rhodes serviced and placed the communication lines under direct enemy observation and the ever-present threat of hostile fire. During one mission, with enemy artillery repeatedly destroying the communication lines at an important intersection, Corporal Rhodes instructed his Commanding Officer to move the Platoon to the safety zone as he voluntarily remained at the location, continuously repairing the communication lines. Nearly a half day later, Corporal Rhodes walked several dangerous miles back to headquarters. Corporal Rhodes was cheered on and embraced by his entire Platoon, who were stunned in amazement that he completed the heroic mission and survived the heavy enemy fire.
Corporal Rhodes was awarded a Bronze Star on May 29, 1945 for his devotion to duty and meritorious service while in combat. He was also decorated with honors that included the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, and a Victory Medal.
After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1945, Emanuel met his wife Hazel Vivian Winn in the spring of 1947 and married her three months later. Emanuel and Hazel’s love story went on for over 71 years. They loved to travel and spend time with their large family.
Emanuel enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, playing cards, and board games. His fondest activity was going to the race track with his brother Oscar. Emanuel was an avid sports fan of the New York Yankees, Giants, and Knicks. He also loved to watch classic Army and Western movies. Emanuel was meticulous about his yard, so much so that he would end up spending his entire Saturday working on it because he would stop and talk to every passerby.
Emanuel began his career with the Matthew’s Construction Company. In 1984, he retired from his father’s hauling business and 20 years of service with RCA.
Emanuel was preceded in death by his parents Playton and Roberta Clark Rhodes, brother Oscar Rhodes, step-mother Minnie Rhodes, and lifelong friend Barbara Hill.
Emanuel is survived by his wife Hazel and his four children, H.Patricia Rhodes, Lynet Dugger, Emanuel Derrick Rhodes, and Lisa Miles; son-in-law Paul Miles; six grandchildren, Gina Jackson-Beale (Corey), Ralph Jackson III, Mia Johnson (Gary), Nina Dugger (Melvin), Emanuel Jackson (Nicole), and Skyler Dugger; 17 great-grandchildren, Shana Jackson, Sharesse Jackson, Gary Johnson Jr. (Erika), Sheldon Jackson (Ramona), Canaan Johnson, Chanel Johnson, Shaan Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Mayke Pegram, Amirah Jackson, Yoana Jackson, Kayla Jackson, Emanuel Jackson, Jr., Aaron Pegram, Antonio Jackson, Zamarrion Gantt, and Shada Jackson; and five great-great-grandchildren, Kayden Taylor, Jai Johnson, Gavin Johnson, Kailee Taylor, and Kamryn Taylor.
He is also survived by sister-in-law Juanita Rhodes; step-siblings Dexter Liverman, Bonita Leadem (Richard), Denise Isley (James), Lance Liverman (LaTonya), and Rev. Elliott Liverman (Karen); cousins Dorothy and Ralph Stevens; and special friends Melva and Willie Moore, John Clark, Jerry Crawford, and Mardean Epps.
For over 72 years he was a member of American Legion Post #218 and Veterans of Foreign War.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Marjorie K. Nyce
Marjorie K. Nyce, 85, of Skillman died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Capital Health System at Fuld surrounded by her loving family. Born in Souderton, PA, she resided most of her life in West Windsor and Princeton before moving to Skillman five years ago. Marjorie was a member of Stone Hill Church, Princeton and very involved in the Stonebridge at Montgomery community.
Daughter of the late Melvin and Elsie (Jones) Kratz, she is survived by her husband of 64 years Henry Edward Nyce; a son, Thomas Nyce; daughters Deborah Flanagan, Brenda Nyce-Taylor, and Karen Bruno; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Stone Hill Church, 1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to International Students, Inc. at www.isionline.org/Home/JohnandArunaDesai.aspx.
Edmund C. Weiss, Jr.
Cherished husband, dad, and grandpa
Edmund C. Weiss, Jr., 75, passed away peacefully on Friday October 12, 2018 at Stonebridge at Montgomery from complications after suffering a major stroke.
Ed was raised in Whippany, NJ and graduated from Hanover Park High School where he met his wife Carol. He attended Lehigh University, graduating with a degree in accounting. After marrying Carol in 1965, Ed served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant stationed at the Pentagon. He raised his family in Parsippany, NJ for 25 years and was very active in the community, including serving as President of Par-Troy Little League North. After moving to Skillman, NJ in 1995, Ed remained active in the community as a Board Member of the Cherry Valley Homeowners Association and Finance Committee Member at Trinity Church-Princeton.
Ed was a Forensic CPA and Banker, most recently Managing Director with Protiviti specializing in Internal Audit Services. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and General Auditor for Summit Bancorp (formerly UJB Financial). He also served in a number of leadership positions within a variety of industry associations, including Trustee, Vice President and Chairman of the Members in Industry Committee of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was also a Director and President of the National Association of Financial Services Auditors (now part of Institute of Internal Auditors). Additionally, in 1989 he founded the MAX General Auditor’s Group, a national group of chief audit executives that was recently renamed the Weiss MAX Group in his honor.
Ed was a lifelong Yankees fan. The joys of his life were his children and grandchildren, and he especially enjoyed watching them play sports and vacationing with them throughout the years. He also enjoyed playing golf and attending Old Guard-Princeton lectures with his closest friends.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Edmund and Elsie Weiss. In addition to Carol Weiss, his loving wife of 53 years, Ed is survived by his children Kimberly (Ron) Payne and Edmund (Trish) Weiss III; and grandchildren Ryan, Kevin, Rees, Landon, Riley, and Griffin. He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth Santomier.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday October 27, 2018 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cycle for Survival (http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/InLovingMemoryofEdWeiss).