Marlene G. Brown
Marlene G. Brown of West Windsor passed away peacefully at home on October 26, 2018, after a long battle with breast cancer.
Marlene was born in Queens, New York, on February 11, 1961, and moved to Great Neck, Long Island as a child. She graduated from Great Neck High School South in 1979, and from Brown University in 1983. After college, Marlene worked in Paris, New York, and Washington, DC, before enrolling in Rutgers Law School-Newark, where she earned a J.D. in 1989.
At law school, Marlene found a passion for tax law, which she followed throughout her professional life. Following a stint at the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, she clerked for Judge Lawrence Lasser, the Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court, and then began a long career with the State of New Jersey – Division of Law, most recently as Senior Deputy Attorney General and Section Chief. She argued several significant cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and served as a fellow with the National Association of Attorneys General U.S. Supreme Court Fellowship Program in Washington, DC.
Marlene was the loving mother of two sons, Mark and Benjamin, who were the lights of her life. She enjoyed music, theater, traveling, and swimming, and was a patient observer of her husband’s and sons’ various outdoor pursuits. After spending an academic year in Paris as an undergrad, and a year clerking at a Paris law firm, Marlene was a fluent French speaker, and loved visiting both Paris and Montreal. She was active in Congregation Beth Chaim, serving as Sisterhood president, a Board member of the Central Jersey Youth Orchestra, and an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Resource Center.
Marlene is survived by her parents James and Barbara Brown of East Windsor, NJ; husband David McMillin of West Windsor; sons Mark Brown-McMillin of New Brunswick, NJ, and Benjamin Brown-McMillin of Ithaca, NY; siblings Caren Haase (Robert) of West Windsor and Michael Brown (Lillie) of Chappaqua, NY; nieces Allison Haase and Mia Brown; and beloved aunts Michele Buslik and Anita Brown of Manhattan.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 30, at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, with burial at Princeton Cemetery.
The period of mourning will be observed Wednesday, October 31 from 7-9 p.m. at the home of James and Barbara Brown in East Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Resource Center in Princeton, NJ, or to the Newport Jazz Festival c/o Newport Festivals Foundation, Essex, MA. Funeral arrangements are by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing.
Kevin J. Embert
Kevin J. Embert passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. He was 60 years old. Born in Abington, PA, in 1958, he grew up in Levittown, PA.
He is predeceased by his parents Donald and Mary (Malloy) Embert, and his brothers Donald Embert, Jr. and Eugene Embert. He is survived by his partner, Kimberly Budd Doub, her sons Jason, Nicholas, and Sam; his daughter Heather Embert; sister Sharon (Jack) Holleran; and brother Dennis (Amy) Embert.
Kevin has lived in the Princeton area for the last 20 years and was employed at the Institute of Advance Studies for over 15 years.
He also leaves behind his greatest friends, his two cats, Mr. B and Stella, and his beloved dog, Dakota.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542. Friends and family may gather from 10 a.m. until the service time.
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Henry Alexander Galitzine King
After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, Henry Alexander Galitzine King, age 85, died on October 27, 2018 at Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ. He was a long-time resident of Princeton, NJ. Henry was born on October 3, 1933 in Princeton and moved to Baltimore in 1934 when his father Edward joined the new Walters Art Museum. His mother, Princess Tatiana Galitzine, was born in Russia, and lived there in splendor before the revolution and great hardship after the revolution. She wrote a memoir of her family’s life in Russia during this period, The Russian Revolution, Childhood Recollections.
Henry attended Calvert and Gilman Schools in Baltimore and, like his father, went to Princeton University, Class of 1955. He was in ROTC at Princeton, received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force, and entered duty in 1956. After his discharge in early 1959, he stopped in Aspen, Colorado for a week of skiing. The planned week in Aspen stretched into a ski-bum season where he met Yolanda Swee from Hurley, Wisconsin. They shared their love of sports, the outdoors, and an adventurous desire to see the world. They married in July of that year, beginning their 59 years together.
Henry began his 33-year career with Citibank in New York City. Three years later they happily accepted a transfer to London where they lived for five years. Henry then became the branch manager in Dublin, Ireland where they began riding horses and hunting to the hounds. Three years later he became branch manager of the Milan office. They loved Italy, with its proximity to skiing in the Alps. These two years were followed by a return to New York where he joined the Petroleum Department, financing the Alaskan Pipeline.
In 1978, they took another Citibank opportunity to go back to Europe, this time to Geneva, Switzerland. This turned out to be an 11-year stretch, lasting to 1989. Time spent in the Alps, skiing and hiking, brought great joy. They did high-mountain ski touring with guides including parts of the Haute Route using randonnée skis, skins, couteaux, and sleeping in mountain huts. His public service in Geneva included two years as the President of the American International Club, and serving on the Ecolint school board.
While in Geneva, Henry got to know some of the largest art collectors in the world. Upon their return to New York in 1989, he headed up the Citibank Art Advisory Service. He retired from Citibank in 1992, followed by consulting for Christie’s, and then retirement “for good” in 1995.
Most summer vacations were spent in Greensboro, Vermont, filled with lots of tennis, golf, and friendships. During Henry’s five-year Presidency of Mountain View Country Club, he spearheaded the building of a new clubhouse.
Henry was on the board of The Royal Oak Foundation (the American arm of the British National Trust), the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Copley Hospital Foundation in Morrisville, Vermont. He was a long-time member of the Pretty Brook Tennis Club, Springdale Golf Club, the Old Guard of Princeton, and The Nassau Club.
He is survived by Yolanda (Lanny), his wife and two sons: Christopher of Lenox, Massachusetts (Carolyn Guenther King) and two grandchildren Ella and Andrew; and David of Geneva, Switzerland (Minna Poutanen King) and three grandchildren Julian, Isabelle and Timo. He was predeceased by his daughter, Nicola Tatiana.
A celebration of Henry’s life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609-924-2277) on November 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicola Tatiana King Memorial Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, 3 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church St. Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008.
Saul Yermie Levy
Saul Yermie Levy passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on October 23, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late Sidney and Eve Levy. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Janet Levy. He is survived by: his brother, Richard Levy, of Stroudsburg, PA; his daughter, Linda Levy-Wood and her husband Ronald Wood, of Philadelphia, PA; his son, Jonah Levy and wife, Helga Ying; grandchildren, Ian Raydo and wife Chrissy Raydo, of Mechanicville, NY; Candis Lupietuu and husband Jason Lupietuu, of Philadelphia, PA; Rachel Raydo, of Philadelphia, PA; Milo Levy, of Brooklyn, NY; Julien Levy, of Philadelphia, PA; Refathun Momo, of Philadelphia, PA; Elijah Levy, of Piedmont, CA; Charlotte Levy, of Piedmont, CA; great-grandson Jonah Raydo, of Watertown, NY; Mila Raydo, of Mechanicville, NY; and Keira Raydo, of Mechanicville, NY.
A brilliant student, Professor Levy studied Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a full scholarship, before earning a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yeshiva University. In one of his first jobs, Levy helped install one of the first computers used by an insurance company in New York. He worked at RCA in Princeton, NJ until 1971 when he joined the newly formed Computer Science Department at Rutgers University. Professor Levy taught courses in computer architecture for almost 40 years and served as Associate Chair of the Department. He was known for his clarity of exposition and dry wit.
He was an avid traveler. In 1970-71, he lived in Paris, France with his family. He continued his world travels into his 80s. He had a passion for art and art history, never missing an opportunity to visit a museum. Also, very dear to him was his Jewish community at Kesher Israel, where he was a member for more than 25 years, and he attended services regularly.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he loved to spend time with his family, and he was adored across the generations. He possessed an exceptionally dry, dark sense of humor, which he passed on to all of his family members, and his family has no doubt that Professor Levy is making jokes about his own passing from the Great Beyond.
Services were held Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542, followed by burial in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, NJ.
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Angelina L. Mattera
Angelina L. Mattera, 89, of Princeton died Monday, October 22, 2018 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro.
Born in Pettoranello di Molise, Italy, she came here to the United States in 1943 at age 14 and settled in Princeton. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church. She was a seamstress for various shops, Prep Shop, Verbest Dry Cleaners, Gail Dry Cleaner, and Lux Dry Cleaner. Angelina was a devoted, loving wife and mother who protected everything she loved. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She had the soul of an angel and everyone that met her was touched by her kindness and love. A very faithful woman, she had an extreme faith of the Lord. She was a cancer survivor and fighter of various illnesses in her life.
Daughter of the late Arturo and Marie (Rossi) Lise, wife of the late Giovanni Mattera, sister of the late Alex Lise, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sylvana and David Acolia; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Debbie, John M. and Marie, Anthony R. and Rose, Mario S. and Coleen; her twin sister Clara Sferra; a sister-in-law Olympia Lise; seven grandchildren, Jolene and husband Marty Manion, Theresa Mattera, Anthony and wife Sarah Mattera, Nicholas Mattera, Michael Mattera, Daniel Mattera, and Grace Mattera; four great-grandchildren, Johnny Millard, Liliana Mattera, Gabrielle Mattera, Jacob Mattera; her grand dogs Bingo and Buddy; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours were held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.
The Funeral was held at 9 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018 at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton. Burial followed in Princeton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Angelina’s memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
William Howard Becker
William H. Becker, 94, died on October 20, 2018 at his home in Princeton, NJ.
Bill was born in Brooklyn on January 12, 1924 to Morris and Ethel Becker. A bright, curious, lively young boy, he played sports and possessed a natural gift for making friends. He also enjoyed being a devoted older brother to sister Renie.
Bill graduated from high school in Rosslyn, New York, and studied at Queens College. After a year in the U.S. Navy, he attended New York University, then progressed to Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School. A newly-minted dentist in 1949, Bill settled in Norfolk, Virginia. Some years later he was introduced to Merle Skoler, a music teacher and fellow New Yorker, on a blind date. She quickly became the love of his life; and they married in 1959, eventually raising four sons.
Bill went on to serve the Norfolk community as a dentist for over five decades. Many of his patients grew up and brought their own children to him. Bill also volunteered his services to underserved communities in Israel.
After a long and satisfying career, Bill retired from dentistry at age 85. He and Merle moved north from Virginia Beach to be closer to their sons. In Princeton, Bill built a new life, continuing to collect friends of all ages. He enjoyed family dinners, people-watching in Hinds Plaza, jaunts to Parx Casino, and playing pool, poker, and Scrabble with his grandchildren and friends.
Bill was humble, generous, loyal, and a man of the highest integrity — in other words, a true mensch. He always put family and friends first. We learned from his example every day and are eternally grateful to have loved and been loved by him.
Bill is survived by his cherished wife Merle; his sons Richard (Rachel), Paul (Lori), Daniel (Madeleine), Sam (Jennifer); his sister Renie (Becker) Teitelman; and nine grandchildren: Olivia, Ben, Hannah, Joshua, Sophia, Corey, Robbie, Emily, and Kate. The family wishes to thank Bill’s dedicated caregivers and companions: Ashaki, Kayla, Jessie, Sophie, and Mary Kate as well as his poker and Scrabble buddies. A special debt of gratitude is owed to his dear friend Marty Austin.
Funeral services were held on October 22, 2018 at the Star of David Memorial Chapel in Princeton. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at www.alzfdn.org.
Charles Edward Stenard
Charles Edward Stenard, 82, passed away at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center on October 23, 2018 after a long and courageous fight against Parkinson’s disease. He was born on February 3, 1936 in Watertown, New York. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Irene Stenard, and his brother, John Stenard. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kirby Stenard, of 59 years as well as sons Steven, wife Lysa of Cincinnati, OH; Andrew and wife Jennifer of Manalapan, NJ; daughter Deidre of Princeton, NJ; and five grandchildren, Alexandre, Kirby, Andrew, Elizabeth, and Katherine.
Charles attended Harvard University on a NROTC scholarship (AB ‘58). After serving three years as a Research Naval Officer at the National Security Agency, he earned a PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University.
He had an accomplished 30-year career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in research and development management, where he worked on many diverse national security programs. The span of his work included supervising ABM missile tests in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, and machine learning and neural network software tool development for natural handwriting recognition for the U.S. Postal Service.
Having moved to Stonebridge Retirement Community, he kept active. As an accomplished cellist, Charles enjoyed playing chamber music and giving concerts. He enjoyed activities such as lectures, musicals, attending various community activities, and being active with his grandchildren. He was a member of Trinity Church, The Old Guard, and on the board of Crisis Ministry where he volunteered for many years.
The funeral was held at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ, on Saturday October 27, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research or other charities are greatly appreciated.
Marcia E. Baunach
Marcia E. Baunach, age 70 of Princeton, NJ, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.
Born in Somerville, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Michael T. and Antoinette (Calio) Russo. Marcia grew up in Whitehouse Station and graduated from Hunterdon Central High School. She lived in Pennington for 47 years before moving to Princeton 10 months ago.
Marcia was a medical assistant at Princeton Hospital before retiring in 2010.
She enjoyed traveling and spending time at the beach. But it was spending time with friends and family that meant the most to Marcia. You would often find her on the phone chatting away with friends.
Marcia is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gerald Baunach; her son, Michael Baunach of Wilmington, DE; and her daughter, Abigail Weigelt and her husband, Justin of Medford, NJ and her precious granddaughter, Adelaide Weigelt. She is also survived by many cousins who were like siblings to her.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ 08888.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made through IN MEMORY OF at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/marcia-e-baunach for the benefit of Womanspace Inc., which provides help for people dealing with domestic abuse.
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