March 6, 2019

Obituaries 3/6/19

Linda M. Mondone

Linda M. Mondone, longtime resident of Princeton, died on January 2, 2019 at the    Masonic Village at Burlington in Burlington, New Jersey.

Linda, born March 18, 1938, grew up and lived in Princeton on Hamilton Avenue. She was a dedicated and enthusiastic worker at the Princeton University Library from 1965 until she retired in 2003.

Linda was the daughter of  Margaret (nee Carnevale) and Raymond Mondone originally from Parma, Italy. Raymond was a former Chief of Police of Princeton Borough. Her older sister Virginia Mondone Pegram died in 1981.

Linda was an avid reader and was passionate about scholarship and education. She loved nature, art, and writing and was a trusted friend and confidant.

She was a beloved member of Nassau Presbyterian Church for 67 years. At Nassau she made many friends and was loved and cherished by her church family. She gave of herself in every way and especially treasured conversation, prayer, and sacred music.

A Memorial Service in thanksgiving to God for Linda’s life will take place at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton on March 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. in Niles Chapel. A reception will follow.


Jeremy Chen Peterson

Jeremy Chen Peterson, 22, passed away on February 19, 2019 of unknown causes in Claremont, CA.

Born in Palo Alto, CA, Jeremy spent his early years in Menlo Park, California and Toronto, Canada. He went on to attend Princeton schools, Littlebrook and John Witherspoon, graduating from Princeton High. At the time of his passing, he was attending Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, where he was working towards a dual degree in economics and psychology.

Jeremy had an adventurer’s passport, one with the extra pages. He traveled with family and friends to places as far-flung as Columbia, Cuba, France, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Iceland, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, and Spain to name just a few. He also spent a good deal of time, especially summers, at his grandparents’ ranch in western Nebraska. 

While Jeremy had great passion for art, books, music, and films, he reserved some of his greatest enthusiasm for food. His tastes ran the full gamut from gourmand to gourmet, from hog wings at the Amish market to multi-course Michelin-starred tasting menus. His family and friends can all easily recall many meals and food runs shared and often organized by Jeremy. 

Jeremy is survived by his parents, Jason Peterson and Audrey Chen; his sister, Avery; his paternal grandparents, Pete and Jonnie Peterson; and his maternal grandmother, Effie Chen. 

A service of remembrance will be held at Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 4 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, we are asking for friends and family to make a gift towards a scholarship fund being established in Jeremy’s name at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County. Checks can be mailed to: Boys & Girls Club, 212 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ  08611.

Please contact Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ at (609) 924-0018 with questions about the service.


Thomas Robert Robinson

Thomas Robert Robinson passed away peacefully in his home in the evening on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Tom met his wife of 50 years, Dina Nicol Robinson, while they were both students at The George Washington University. Tom is survived by his loving wife, as well as his two spectacular daughters, Jennifer R. Closser, a lawyer currently living in Princeton, New Jersey, and Elizabeth R. Benjamin, a trauma surgeon in Los Angeles, California, and his much-adored grandchildren, Sarah and Thomas Closser, and Isabella Benjamin.

Born in Houston, Texas, on August 23, 1943, Tom was raised in Midland, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree and PhD in Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He attended the University of Aberdeen in Scotland on a post-graduate fellowship between his undergraduate and doctoral studies. He worked for many years at Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer & Co in New York City.

Tom was known for his devotion to his wife, children, and grandchildren, his deep love of learning, and his support of the Boys and Girls Club of New York City, Trinity Church in Princeton, New Jersey, and as a mentor to young professionals in the business community.

The family will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. on April 4th, 2019 at Trinity Church, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey.