Former Executive Director of Recording for the Blind and Founder of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.
Stuart Carothers passed away peacefully February 2, 2019 in Lawrenceville, NJ, at Morris Hall Meadows, where he and his wife, Dodie, were together after 60 years in Princeton Borough and Princeton Windrows in Plainsboro.
Born in Bethlehem, PA, in 1923, he attended Blair Academy in New Jersey and graduated with a degree in economics from Princeton University, Class of 1945, after U.S. Army service in the Aleutian Islands in the final years of WWII. He earned his law degree from St. Louis University Law School while working in labor relations at McDonnell Aircraft.
Subsequent local administrative roles included Associate Director of the Princeton University Office of Research Administration, Secretary and Counsel of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and 15 years as Executive Director of Recording for the Blind, where he presided over the relocation of the national headquarters to Princeton and modernization of the master library production operation.
Post-retirement from RFB, Mr. Carothers founded the Princeton Area Community Foundation in 1991. To date, total PACF grant funding to not-for-profit service and educational organizations is now approaching $150,000,000.
An avid sports enthusiast, Stuart spent much of his life on the tennis court and was an energetic supporter and advocate for the Princeton University varsity wrestling program, serving for over a decade as editor of the Princeton Wrestling News.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Dodie) Conant Carothers; three children, Stuart Jr., Eileen, and Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial gathering will be Friday afternoon, May 31st 2 p.m. at Princeton Cemetery, reception to follow until 4 p.m. at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home with words of remembrance at 3 p.m. Contact: (609) 924-0242, www.matherhodge.com.
Please direct memorial tribute donations to Princeton Area Community Foundation, Stuart Carothers Memorial Fund. Contact: Donor Services (609) 219-1800, www.pacf.org/donate.
Kaye Laura Carnevale
Kaye Laura Carnevale, 82, of Princeton passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Sunrise at Reston Town Center, Reston, VA.
Kaye was born to Jean and Homer Pritchard in Ohio and was a resident of Kingston and Princeton. She was active in her church, was an avid quilter, and loved taking her dog Dusty on a daily walk.
Kaye is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Olindo. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Louise Carnevale; her son, Michael Homer Carnevale and wife Corrine; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.