May 29, 2019

Obituaries 5/29/19

Mac Glenn Morris

Mac Glenn Morris, 97, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 in Princeton, NJ. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 73 years, Janelle Connevey Morris; his son Robert Steven Morris of Cleveland, OH; his daughter Janelle Morris Thibau and son-in-law Eric Thibau of Potomac, MD; his son-in-law Edward Michael Harris of Perkasie, PA; and his son John Logan Morris and daughter-in-law Susan Teare Morris of Princeton, NJ.  He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, along with many loving nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Patricia Morris Harris of Perkasie, PA, who passed away May 17, 2019. 

Mac was born January 24, 1922 in Bessemer City, NC, to Erin C. Morris and Manley T. Morris, a station agent for the Southern Railway. He grew up in Gastonia, NC. At age 16 he went to Davidson College in Davidson, NC, where his two older brothers had also attended. Upon graduation in 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served throughout World War II as a bomber pilot in the Pacific, providing close air support to allied troops in the Philippines. He earned the rank of First Lieutenant and was decorated for his service with seven Air Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.

Mac met his wife Janelle while assigned to Chase Field Naval Air Station in Beeville, TX, after the war ended. Their wedding on July 27, 1946 marked the beginning of a love story that grew to encompass not only family but a community of friends and colleagues that spanned the country and the globe. Mac enjoyed the partnership of Janelle throughout his career, often crediting her with all of his success, starting in advertising sales in Birmingham, AL, with Progressive Farmer, moving to This Week Magazine in New York, NY, then as head of Newspaper One, and finally as Vice President and national sales leader at Newspaper Advertising Bureau for the top brands in the U.S. During his long career, Mac developed close friendships with editors and publishers of the major U.S. city newspapers and newspaper chains, and had an unique foresight in recognizing industry changes for the future.

Mac and Janelle moved to Princeton, NJ, in 1947, to the Stanworth Apartments on Bayard Lane, which were welcoming veterans.  Mac commuted to New York by train and made many friends on the daily commute. Mac and Janelle purchased Clearbrook Farm on Herrontown Road, Princeton in April 1962. It became the hub of activity for the Morris family and their friends, hosting the Annuals, Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, church picnics, weddings, and many musical evenings. Countless family members and friends remember gatherings at the “farm,” with Texas barbecues, spotlight tag, sing-alongs around the piano, and ball games.

Throughout his life, Mac was the family station wagon “pilot” for annual drives out West with Janelle, developing a community of treasured friends within the Navajo, Zuni, Santo Domingo, Hopi, and other Native American communities whose beautiful jewelry they so admired and loved to share. The family has wonderful memories of many road trips around the country seeing friends and singing and laughing all the way.

Mac will be remembered by all those who loved him as a kind, generous, and loving soul, a loyal friend, an inspiration and mentor, a patriot and a faithful servant. He served many years as an active elder of the First Presbyterian Church, then of its successor the Nassau Presbyterian Church, in Princeton, NJ.  He was on the board of the Princeton Bank, and a longtime member of the Nassau Club, Springdale Golf Club, and the Princeton Investor Group.

Services will be held Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his name to Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, or Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.


Stephen L. McDonald

Stephen L. McDonald, 56, of Lawrenceville, NJ, passed away suddenly on May 13, 2019. He was born July 21, 1962 in Princeton, NJ.

He grew up in Princeton, attended St. Paul’s School, and graduated from Princeton High School where he developed many lifelong friendships. He excelled on the lacrosse field for the Little Tigers and loved the camaraderie that the sport provided on and off the field. Stephen attended Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH, and settled in the Boston area. He lived in Marblehead, MA, for many years, fishing and lobstering the waters and working in construction. He returned home to the Princeton area in 1996 to be closer to his family and to spend more time with his nieces and nephews.

Affectionately known as Mackey, Stephen brightened every room he entered. He always had a smile on his face and “never had a bad day.” His generous spirit, loving nature, fierce loyalty, and wicked sense of humor truly defined his character. Above all, he cherished his family. Anyone who knew Stephen was well aware that his days living in the Boston area cultivated one of the most loyal Boston sports fans. He loved the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and especially his New England Patriots.

Stephen worked for Airgroup-Philadelphia in Allentown, NJ, in logistics for the last 25 years. Every weekend and many mornings before work he could be found on the golf course at The Lawrenceville School trying to perfect his game. He took great pride in his Irish heritage and was a long-standing member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Hamilton, NJ. He spent his summer holidays in Carlow, Ireland, where most of his extended family lives. He thoroughly enjoyed those summers playing golf on most days and reveled in the craic and banter that was sure to follow at the nearby pub. The locals anticipated his annual visit and affectionately nicknamed him “The Yank.” Stephen’s love of his nieces and nephews was clear and undeniable. He devoted his time to teaching, nurturing, and loving them like his own children. He was always on the sidelines cheering them on and was so proud of all of their accomplishments. His presence in their lives will be sorely missed but will endure for years to come.

Son of the late Christopher McDonald, he is survived by his mother Julia McDonald of Lawrenceville, brother Christopher McDonald and his wife Kari of North Brunswick, sister Sheila Brush and her husband Jonathan of Lawrenceville, nephew Michael McDonald (Rachel) of Washington DC, niece Hayley McDonald of North Brunswick, nephews Patrick and Keelan Brush and niece Teagan Brush all of Lawrenceville. Stephen leaves behind countless special friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his entire extended family in Ireland. He loved each and every one of them dearly.

The service will be held on June 1, 2019 at St. Ann’s Church, 1253 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ. Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church with the Memorial Mass immediately following at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stephen’s name to ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Robert Burchill Stewart

Robert Burchill Stewart, age 86, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17th, after nine months fighting brain cancer. He was an artist, outdoorsman, and a proud father of four girls but above all a gentleman with a sense of humor and dogged work ethic.

Born in Sewickley, PA, in 1932, Bob grew up with mother, Eileen Burchill and father, John Alexander Stewart and his two siblings: his older brother, John and his younger sister Eileen. When he was 12 years old his family moved to Terhune Road in Princeton, NJ, where Bob managed Robeson’s livery stable renting out horses and wagons for recreation. He went to Princeton High School and met his wife, Carol Theresa Scasserra of Kingston, NJ, and afterward attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art where he learned graphic design and taught painting and drawing.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy for eight years and piloted a landing craft for troops in the Korean War.

Once Bob and Carol got married they moved to New York City where he worked in various advertising agencies, J. Walter Thompson, BBD&O, and Warren Pfaff Inc. where he was creative art director and senior vice president for prestigious clients such as Pan American Airlines, Rolls Royce, the Metropolitan Opera, and Macanudo Cigars.

When Bob and Carol started a family, they settled back in New Jersey in Kendall Park, then Princeton, then the small town of Hopewell. The historic John Hart Farm on Hart Avenue was home for the growing Stewart family for 35 years. It was a labor of love for Bob and he took great pride in restoring the homestead.

Bob and Carol retired to Kennett Square, PA.

He was an avid sportsman and belonged to both Black Rock Gun Club and Nassau Gun Club. He traveled all over the world to hunt and fish from the boundary waters of Minnesota to the grasslands of Africa. The best fishing of course was at dusk off the dock on the north end of Kezar Lake in Lovell, ME.

He is survived by his wife Carol; his daughters Karen, Celia, Alison, and Emily; his grandchildren Ben, Bobby, Sam, Jackson, Henry, Maggie, Sophie, Emily, Miles, and Margot; and great-grandchildren Birchal and Bethani.

Burial was on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Highland Cemetery, 95 Hopewell-Wertsville Road, Hopewell, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Robert Burchill Stewart’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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