February 26, 2019

Obituaries 2/27/19

Stanford H. Spencer

Stanford H. Spencer of Belle Mead, formerly of Princeton, died February 15 after a brief illness. He was 69 years old. A devoted son and brother, he was pre-deceased by his parents, Helen S. and James L. Spencer, both of Princeton. He leaves behind two sisters, Nancy S. Rushton (Alan), of Flemington and Linda S. McClellan (Robert), of Princeton Junction; three nephews, Andrew (Patricia), Daniel, and Garrett; niece Cassandra; and grand-niece Adelina.

“Stan” attended Miss Mason’s, Princeton Country Day School, the Chapin School, and Princeton High School Class of 1967. He earned his BS degree from The College of NJ.

Stanford served in the United States Army Reserves.

Stan was a passionate patriot, outdoorsman, and lover of animals. He would go out of his way to help anyone in need and was a very talented Mr. Fix It.

Stan was self-employed in the greater Princeton area, and was formerly employed as an engineer by Johnson and Johnson and RJ Nabisco.

Family service will be private this summer in Ohio.

Arrangements made by Mather Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.

Donations in his memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church of Princeton, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or SAVE Animal Shelter, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558, Savehomelessanimals.org/donate. Stan volunteered time here.


Jeanette Wong

Jeanette Wong, devoted mother, teacher, and humanitarian, passed away peacefully on February 10th at the age of 96. Friends and relatives are invited to attend her Remembrance Gathering on March 9th, 2 p.m. at Bear Creek, 291 Village Road East, West Windsor, NJ.

Born in Tianjin, China, Jeanette grew up at the Jade Pagoda near the Emperor’s Summer Palace. One of few women to attend Fudan Univ. in China, she escaped from war in 1945 and came to the U.S., got her BS at Bucknell University, a Master’s at Columbia University, and an advanced degree in teaching from the City College of New York.

Jeanette married Kit Y. Wong in 1952 and raised three children in Dover, NJ, and later moved to Princeton Junction, NJ. She was a public school teacher in NYC and commuted for 24 years and was drawn to the newly-arrived Chinese immigrants to help them transition to the U.S., based on her own life experience. Her favorite song was “God Bless America.” Jeanette opened her own home to over 14 relatives and two Vietnamese boat people to get them started for life in America.

Open, generous, warm, and kind, she was devoted to her family. Jeanette was married to Kit for 65 years until his recent passing, and she leaves behind three children, Dr. Richard Wong, Dr. Michael Wong, and Lisa Wong, along with seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jeanette had an enchanting singing voice and loved the dance performances of her daughter Lisa. She came from humble beginnings, escaped war in China, and emigrated to America, where she embraced all of the things America represents. She led a joyous life and leaves a legacy of abundant generosity.

Arrangements are under the care of Ruby Memorial of Milltown, NJ. For full obituary and donations visit: rubymemorialhome.com.


Kay A. Langeland

Kay A. Langeland, of Griggstown, NJ, passed away on February 20th, after a long illness.

Kay was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, in 1929. She spent her early childhood living in Norway. Upon returning to the United States in 1935, she settled with her family in Bay Ridge. After high school, she worked for The Mutual Insurance Co. of N.Y. in Manhattan. She retired from Princeton University after 26 years.

She married Kenneth Langeland in 1950. After the birth of her two daughters, she moved to Griggstown in 1962. During the 1960s, she was a girl scout leader for Troop 253 of the Raritan Girl Scout Council. She was active in the Griggstown Historical Society and loved the history of Griggstown. She attended Bunker Hill Lutheran Church for 57 years. She was deeply appreciative of the vast efforts of her doctors, especially Dr. Peter Yi, nurses, family, and friends that helped her fight her illness. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, photography, and loved life. She often said she felt blessed to have lived a life filled with love, kindness, faith, many dear friends, and a close loving, devoted family.

Daughter of the late Anders and Henriette Morch, she is survived by her husband of 68 years, Kenneth; two devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Lawrence Dudek of Skillman, NJ, and Dale and David Antonevich of Mechanicsville, VA; her beloved granddaughters, Susanne Dudek of Griggstown, NJ, Kristi Nelson and husband Peter and her great-grandson Avery Thomas Nelson of Pennington, NJ; her sisters Esther Spindanger of Phoenix, AZ, and Alita Fjeldsgaard of Kristiansand, Norway; and a brother-in-law, Charles Langeland of Cranbury. She had many cherished nieces and a nephew.

Her family wishes to thank “Kay’s Angels,” Elin, Kim, Alexa, Sasha, Masha, Mary, and Ginna.

The Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26 at the Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Griggstown. Burial followed in the Griggstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090.

Arrangements are under the direction of M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction.