Elinor “Ellie” Rosenthal Kraut
Elinor “Ellie” Rosenthal Kraut, 91, died Sunday at her home in Aventura, Florida.
Born in Princeton, NJ, she grew up in Princeton and lived in the Trenton area for most of her adult life.
Elinor graduated from Princeton High School in 1946, where she captained the basketball and baseball teams.
She graduated with a degree in psychology from Smith College in 1950, where she was captain of the baseball team and president of its Hillel Chapter. After graduation, she worked as a social worker for the State of New Jersey.
In 1954 she married Dr. Irving Kraut, a successful orthodontist in Trenton. The couple lived above his office on West State Street for several years, then moved to Lawrence in 1957 shortly before the birth of their third child. There, the family grew to eight children, and in 1969 they moved to Ewing, where the family was completed with the birth of a ninth child. The family were members of Adath Israel Congregation.
She learned tennis from her father, the late Samuel Rosenthal, while in her teens and the sport would become a lifelong passion. She played and coached tennis until the age of 90. She won numerous tournaments in Trenton, Princeton, and Mercer County throughout in the 1950s and 1960s in both singles and doubles, including in partnership with her sister Marilyn Rosenthal.
In 1962 she began teaching tennis at the Trenton YWCA and also taught at the Ewing Adult School and on her own court in Ewing. She instilled a love for the game in all of her children and in the hundreds of players she coached through the years. In 1968 the family was featured in World Tennis Magazine. In 2016 the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) of Trenton honored her at their annual gala as one of a group of “Women who Rock.” In 2018 her children and tennis friends presented her with an award commemorating 56 years of coaching tennis.
After the death of her husband in 2001 she increasingly spent time in her winter home in Aventura, FL, eventually making it her permanent residence while returning to Ewing each summer.
Daughter of the late Samuel and Ida Rosenthal, she is predeceased by her husband Dr. Irving Kraut, her eldest son Dr. Jon Kraut, and by her brother Donald Rosenthal.
She is survived by four daughters Robin Kraut Zell of Tekoa, Israel, Carin Kraut Cohen of Voorhees, NJ, Lesley Kraut Schwarzman of Princeton, NJ, and Wendy Kraut of Aventura, FL; four sons Dr. Bruce Kraut of Lawrenceville, NJ, Gary Kraut of Paris, France, Dr. Eric Kraut of Pikesville, MD, and Dr. Robert Kraut of Orlando, FL; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and counting; and a sister, Marilyn Rosenthal.
Funeral services are Wednesday, July 3, 12:30 p.m. at Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing Township. Burial to follow at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton, (njtloftrenton.org), and to Greenwood House, (greenwoodhouse.org), a network of senior living, care, and service based in Ewing.
Geraldine Nazzaro, of Princeton, NJ, peacefully passed away on June 30, 2019, surrounded by her devoted family and friends. Geraldine was born on November 21, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, and was raised in the town of Chiusano di San Domenico, province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. She was predeceased by her mother, Antoinetta Cataldo Caccaviello, her father, Franco Caccaviello, and her brother, Pasquale Caccaviello. Geraldine is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Genuino Nazzaro; her children, Emma Nazzaro Syka, Sandra Nazzaro Sturla, Carl Nazzaro, Lillian Nazzaro, Silvana Nazzaro Clark; her sister, Luisa Fiore of Bethlehem, PA; and their families.
Although her childhood to adolescent years were marked by the harrowing experience of living in war torn Italy during WWII; it was then when she met the love of her life, a charming young medical student in town, Genuino. After her return to the States and long courtship across the Atlantic, Geraldine and Genuino were reunited and married on March 19th, 1953 in Chuisano, Italy. Together they voyaged to the U.S. on the Andrea Dorea, arriving on Ellis Island and eventually moved to Princeton in 1964.
A longtime resident of Princeton, “Dina” acted upon her strong spiritual life and family values in the Catholic faith. She was a loving mother and wife, a talented artist and opera singer, always opening her home with her bright smile, loving heart, and unforgettable meal. She had a passion for the arts, Italian cuisine, and being in the lively company of her family and friends. She especially loved singing Italian lullabies to her grandchildren in their early years and teaching them her cooking techniques and recipes in their later years. Her unconditional love, creativity, and passion inspired her children and grandchildren to develop and pursue their own passion and steadfast commitment to family.
In addition, Geraldine was one of the founding members of the Italian Club of Princeton, a group of Italian and American women and Italophiles who have continued their fellowship, sharing an appreciation of Italy, its people, its ideals, and cultural traditions. Known as “Nonna” to her 12 grandchildren, Blaze, Luke, Matteo, Dylan, Alex, Andrew, Francesca, Madeleine, Gianluca, Nicholas, Russell, and Anabella, she has left a rich legacy to the Nazzaro family and local community.
For those who wish to say their farewell, the Viewing is Wednesday, July 3, from 8-10 a.m. at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton, followed by interment at the Princeton Abbey and Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Geraldine Nazzaro Scholarship Fund” at Princeton Junior School.
Judith Ann Foley
Judith Ann Foley was born in South Bend, Indiana, on November 12, 1940 to Catherine J. Foley and Edward J. Foley Jr. The family moved to Princeton, New Jersey, in 1943 where Judith attended St. Paul’s of Princeton Catholic School. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Trenton, New Jersey, and went on to earn a Medical Technician Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Judith worked as a Medical Technician and Office Secretary in Philadelphia from 1963 to 1984; after which she returned to Princeton and became School Secretary for St. Paul’s of Princeton Catholic School until 2011. After retiring, Judith relocated to Herndon, Virginia, to be close to family.
Judith passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her residence. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Gregory and Andrea Foley; a nephew, Palmer Foley; and her brother, David Foley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ, followed by burial, in the family plot, in St. Paul Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in Judith’s memory to The Angels Ministry of St. Paul’s School of Princeton that provides a quality Catholic education to economically challenged families. www.spsprinceton.org/giving/angels.
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