Herman Alexander Zullow
Herman Alexander Zullow, the cherished and beloved son of Keith Zullow and Kathleen Moriarty, the loving brother of Madeleine, Lillian, and Hannah Zullow, and the adored grandson of Marlene Zullow, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the too young age of 20.
Herman was born in Manhattan, New York, on April 19, 2000. He lived almost half his life in Ossining, New York, and then moved to Princeton Junction, New Jersey, where he attended The College of New Jersey.
Herman was a quiet, gentle soul with a quirky sense of humor. As a child, he enjoyed inventing silly characters and games when playing with his younger sisters. He shared inside jokes with his sisters and was often heard laughing late into the night while gaming online with his friends. He also loved his pets (two dogs and two cats) and had a special bond with them. They brought him great comfort and joy, especially during times of turmoil.
From a young age Herman showed a strong interest in the outdoors and nature, something that matured into a lifelong love for hiking and adventure. Between family trips and camps, he bungee jumped and hiked mountains all over the world, including glaciers in Iceland, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in Peru, Pulpit Rock and Kjeragbolten in Norway, and many others in the United States. During such hikes, Herman’s compassionate side would shine through, as he could often be found with the slowest hikers making sure that they were okay or raising group spirits through trail games. Herman also surfed sand dunes in Peru, surfed 15-foot waves in Hawaii, and even surfed with his sisters in the Arctic Circle.
Herman’s greatest passion was technology. He would take apart old phones and other devices to learn how they worked. This curiosity for electronics morphed into a talent for computer programming and software engineering. Herman was a self–taught programmer in multiple languages and successfully built and fixed computers and other devices for himself and loved ones. Some of Herman’s happiest times were when he was tinkering with an electronic device and searching for ways to make it work.
Since age 9, Herman battled health issues with physical and psychological manifestations, including anxiety and depression. He was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder known as PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) that caused inflammation in the brain and neurological and psychological symptoms, including anxiety, OCD, and tics. He was later diagnosed with Bartonella, an insect-borne bacterial disorder that can also have psychological manifestations, including anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, the stress of college combined with his battles with these physical and mental illnesses proved too much for him to bear. Though Herman’s time with his family was short, he touched many lives and was loved deeply by those around him. His family cherishes his memory as the brief gift it was.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (https://www.bbrfoundation.org) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (https://afsp.org).
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Lawrence Robert Caruso
Lawrence Robert Caruso, known as “Bob” to his close friends, and professionally as “Robin the Juggler,” was born in Princeton, NJ, on Friday, February 7, 1958 and died on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a longtime resident.
His sisters Amy Pisechko and Marti Davis have fond memories of him teaching them how to ride and fix bicycles, and how to box and juggle. Amy said that her boxing skills have been a lifelong form of self-defense and have made her fearless. Marti says, “He bought me my very first 10-speed bicycle, a used Schwinn, that he fixed up for me as a birthday present.” When she was learning to ride it, she looked back at him and “smacked right into the back of a parked car!” Lawrence told her that falling is inevitable and to “get right back up again and go!”
His sister Gina Caruso remembered the extensive rock collection that he gathered in the 1960s from the dumpster behind Guyot Hall on the Princeton University Campus. She recalls that he would identify, label, and arrange his rocks, and as a reward for “not telling on him for his almost daily, imaginative pranks,” would periodically give her a private tour of his collection. “He was the most mischievous child I’ve ever met, but he had such a sparkling curiosity. I loved exploring Guyot Hall and building forts with him in the woods,” she says.
As a teen he was a promising visual artist and drummer who loved Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and the Velvet Underground. His sister Kathleen Kalinowski remembers when he hitchhiked across the country in his 20s and sent postcards home written in a Jack Kerouac-like style. His sister Mary Ann Mitchell remembers frequently corresponding with Lawrence when she was serving in the military in Iraq. In 2003, she visited him in Florida, and they watched Kill Bill together. “I just loved him,” she said.
Lawrence was a certified electrician, professional juggler, owned a small moving company, played chess in a club he organized, loved old cars and motorcycles, and his dogs. He is survived by his 91-year-old mother Mollie Jean Caruso, and his siblings John Caruso, Kathleen Kalinowski, Mary Ann Mitchell, Gina Caruso, Marti Davis, Amy Pisechko, and Aaron Caruso. Donations can be made in his memory to the ASPCA.
A memorial for him will be held at a later date.
Louise Russell Irving
1922 – 2020
Louise Russell Irving, aka “Weedie,” was born on March 14th, 1922 in New York City. She died at home in Princeton on August 8th, 2020. She was 98. Her large family sorely misses her.
In 1947, she married the late John E.D. Irving, a DuPont Co. marketer. They honeymooned at Varadero Beach, Cuba, and went on to raise five children: John Jr., of Princeton; the late Henry Russell Irving of Cambridge, Mass; Douglas Irving of Princeton; David D. Irving of NYC; and Carol R. Irving of Northumberland, England. John and Louise were together for over 50 years until his death in 1998.
Louise attended Miss Hewitt’s School in NYC; Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA (under the celebrated headmistress Miss Charlotte Noland). Her friends from Foxcroft School remain loyal unto death. Louise received a BA in zoology from Barnard College in 1944.
After college, and consonant with American WWII efforts, she signed up as an assistant nurse with the Red Cross and shipped out in early 1945 to Tagaytay, Philippines. There, the U.S. Marines welcomed her and made her their “Company Mascot.” Mustered out with the homebound soldiers after VJ day, she built her family with John successively in Wilmington, New York City, Providence, and Unionville, PA. After her husband died, she relocated to Princeton, her childhood summer home. Louise was conversant in French, Italian, and Spanish and applied her language skills in travels to such other countries as Vietnam and Panama. She returned from those trips and penned lively travelogues for her local newspapers. Louise practiced assiduously at the piano all her life, which brought her immense joy. She played competent tennis and golf. She loved astrology.
Louise promoted her six grandchildren’s participation in sports, music, film, and dance. While in Princeton, she was a strong proponent of the Charter School and the admirable PHS Studio Band jazz program directed by Joe Bongiovi. Her grandchildren visited her regularly, traveled with her, laughed with her, and delighted in her charisma and indomitable energy. Louise was always thrilled to see her family and especially proud of her great-grandchildren.
She was a dyed-in-the-wool Republican with strong opinions about politics, American life, and food. She regularly hosted local Republican functions at her home, and in recent years was distraught at Leftist and progressive excesses in America. She liked President Trump and preferred “All Lives Matter” to other iterations of that concept. She was an avid, competitive bridge player up to the day she died, with a few games already scheduled for the following week. She planned to live forever.
Survivors include her four adult children John, Douglas, David, and Carol, their spouses, as well as the spouse of her predeceased son Henry; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her younger brother Archibald Douglas Russell and his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Princeton Republican Club, 131 Victoria Mews, Princeton, NJ 08542 or PHS Band Parents Association, c/o Amanda Kewley, 174 Nassau Street, Suite 423, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Written by John Irving Jr.
Florence “Pete” Lamborn Peters passed away peacefully at Acorn Glen Assisted Living in Princeton, New Jersey, on July 19. She had just turned 92 in June.
Pete was born June 28, 1928 in Montclair, New Jersey, and was the second child of John Warren Lamborn and Anna Elizabeth Flynn. Pete graduated from The Convent of the Sacred Heart Maplehurst (now Greenwich) in 1945 and from Rosemont College in 1949 with a degree in English. Upon graduation, Pete returned home to Montclair where she worked in a photography studio.
While spending her summers at Martha’s Vineyard, she met Landon Peters, who also happened to be from Montclair. She married Landon on February 2, 1952 and they moved to San Antonio, Texas, where Landon served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Their eldest child, Eric, was born in San Antonio. They truly enjoyed their adventure there, far from family, and made many lifelong friends. They visited San Antonio many times, thereafter.
They returned to Princeton, New Jersey, so Landon could finish his studies at Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1956, though a member of the Class of 1952. Pete and Landon remained in Princeton for the rest of their lives, where their sons Michael, John, David, and Christopher were born. Pete’s younger cousin, Elinore Flynn, came to live with them in 1957, after her parents had died. They were married for 53 years until Landon’s death in 2005.
Pete’s ties to Martha’s Vineyard were deep. Both sets of grandparents became summer residents in the early 1900s. While spending time there, she enjoyed sailing and tennis, and hosting visitors at Pohogonot Farm, as well as at the home that Landon and she built in 1989. Until recently, she spent summers there every year of her life. She was devoted to her large, extended family there and to the preservation of Pohogonot and its flora and fauna.
Her own mother’s lessons of community service led Pete to enjoy a long career as a volunteer in Princeton community organizations. During the 1960s her focus was more on religion, helping to initiate, and teach, lay-taught CCD classes at St. Paul’s Church, and as a founding board member of the Princeton Interfaith Council, an ecumenical organization of people with a variety of community concerns. At various times in the 1970s and 80s, she served on boards and various committees for the Princeton YWCA, Friends of Princeton University Art Museum, McCarter Theatre, the Medical Center Auxiliary, and the United Way of Princeton. Many of her roles focused on editing newsletters and publicity.
Her interest in history, its preservation and ongoing interpretation, drove a deep commitment to the Historical Society of Princeton, serving at various points in time, on its Board of Trustees, as Vice President, and editor of its “News and Notes.” Gardening and flower arranging was one of her primary interests throughout her adult life. She was a member of the Garden Club of Princeton for 51 years during which she held many leadership roles including President. Friends in the GCP recall Pete as a knowledgeable and passionate horticulturist and gardener, a fabulous flower arranger, a mentor to everyone who sought her advice, and a worker who chased down every detail. Pete served the Garden Club of America as Director, Board of Associates member, Chairman of Archives, Secretary of the Finance Committee, and Zone IV Director. She received the Zone IV Creative Leadership Award and the GCA Medal of Merit. Pete and her friend Phyllis Hamel ran The Princeton Flower Shop for several years in the early 1980s. Together with Landon, she grew and maintained gardens at their homes in Princeton and Edgartown, MA.
In 1990, the United Way of Princeton awarded her the Gerard Lambert Award, its annual award recognizing volunteer leadership. Pete held a firm belief that those who have been blessed with good fortune have a responsibility to contribute to their communities and to those less fortunate. She also greatly valued the enduring, cross-generational friendships that were a part of all of her community activities.
Pete was also a founding Trustee of Kieve Affective Education in 1974 (now Kieve Wavus Education) which runs Camp Kieve and Wavus Camp for Girls on Lake Damariscotta in Maine. Several of her sons and granddaughters attended those camps, as have many Princeton residents.
She was a member of Prettybrook Tennis Club, the Nassau Club, and Springdale Golf Club.
Pete was predeceased by her husband Landon, her son Michael, her sisters Patricia Coward Kolbe and Elizabeth Lamborn, her brothers John W. Lamborn, Jr., and George D. F. Lamborn, and her daughter-in-law Sarah Gelotte Peters. She is survived by her sons, Eric and his wife, Eileen Murphy, and John, of Vineyard Haven, David, of Princeton, New Jersey, and Christopher and his wife Kathryn, of Dallas, Texas, her seven grandchildren, Nathaniel Peters, Molly Peters, Emily Peters, Caroline Peters, Lorna Peters, Charles Landon Peters, Kathryn Peters, and her great-grandchild, John Peters.
A memorial service in Princeton will be held and burial will be at Martha’s Vineyard, both at a future date.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 or the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
Barbara MacLeod Morgan
January 3rd, 1935 –July 28th, 2020
Barbara MacLeod Morgan 85, of Stockbridge, MA (formerly of Princeton, NJ) passed away peacefully on July 28th at home with her daughters by her side.
Barbara was born in Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Reverend Archibald A. MacLeod and Barbara Grace MacLeod. She was educated at Saint Andrews High School, Saint John General Hospital Nursing School (Registered Nurse), and University of Pennsylvania (Masters of Science in Nursing — Nurse Practitioner). She lived in Princeton for 47 years and summered on Prince Edward Island, her ancestral home, in her beloved seaside cottage on the Northumberland Strait.
In 1962 Barbara met and married her first husband, David Baxendale, in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she worked as a Registered Nurse at the Cornwallis Naval Station Medical Center and where he was an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Soon after the birth of their two daughters they moved to Cambridge, MA. During those years, Barbara worked at Mount Auburn Hospital while David attended university. Subsequently the family settled in Princeton, NJ, where Barbara was employed at Princeton Medical Center, both in the Operating Room and the Neonatal departments; Carrier Clinic; and eventually Princeton University Health Center. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1982.
In 1985 Barbara married Arthur Palmer Morgan of Princeton, NJ. Barbara and Arthur enjoyed a 32 year marriage including travel to five continents. Barbara worked as a fundraiser in the interest of the environment, in expanding the Princeton Public Library, and in supporting Planned Parenthood. Together she and Arthur formed a blended family with five daughters, always keeping up with the comings and goings of each and providing support and wisdom. They welcomed many shared grandchildren and great-grandchildren into their fold throughout the years.
Although Barbara worked in many areas of medicine during her 35 year career she was most devoted to woman’s health care concerns. As a Nurse Practitioner at the Princeton University Health Center, she was especially proud of the pre-natal and post-natal program she established for international students and their spouses offering a supportive and loving atmosphere.
As an advocate and ally of those less fortunate among us, Barbara always extended her hand to offer support to those in need. A lifelong progressive, she was concerned with the socio-political atmosphere created by the current administration in Washington and followed politics, environmental and social justice issues until the end. She recognized suffering in all forms and responded with compassion.
Barbara was predeceased by her grandson William MacLeod Manning, sister Alexandra (Sandra) Thompson, brother Bently MacLeod, stepbrother Hinson MacLeod, stepsister Marion Burns, and her husband Arthur Morgan.
She is survived by her daughters Robin Alexandra Manning of Great Barrington, MA, and Jennifer MacLeod Baxendale (Richard Epstein) of Stockbridge, MA, and Dummerston, VT, and her three surviving grandchildren —Jesse Baxendale Manning (Jack), Donovan William Lally, and Lucy Alexandra Manning. She especially delighted in time spent with her devoted family.
Barbara is also survived by her brother Archie MacLeod (Carmel) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her stepdaughters Ann Battle (Craig) of Princeton, NJ, Cathy Morgan (John) of Hawaii, and Cynthia Pastahov (Stefan) of Linconville Center, ME, and her stepgrandchildren Jason Battle (Sarah), Celina Fuller (Dan), Morgan Battle (Brooke), Silas Standard (Cali), Alex Pastahov (Brittony), Miles Pastuhov (Sabrina), and Eloise Standard (Patrick). She was lovingly known as “GG” by her great-grandchildren.
In honor of Barbara we invite you to make a contribution to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, Inc., 877 South Street, Suite 1W, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
William W. Augustine
William Winfield (“Bill”) Augustine died peacefully of natural causes on August 9, 2020 at Brandywine Assisted Living, where he had resided for the last eight years. He was 93.
A longtime resident of the Princeton area, Bill was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on March 26, 1927. In 1942, his parents, Thomas Henry and Ruth Duncan Augustine, moved the family to Bucks County, near Bowman’s Hill Tower, so that Bill’s father could work for General Motors in Trenton in support of the War effort. Bill’s older brother, Duncan, studied engineering at Princeton University, and Bill loved to recount stories about coming to Princeton as a child in the 1930s to visit his brother.
As a young man, Bill had his eye on a career in radio and the exciting new medium, television. He received voice training for radio in Philadelphia and also became involved with the local theater, playing leading roles in several productions at the Play and Players Theater there. However, despite having job offers from local radio and TV stations, he ultimately decided on a different path. After attending Rider College for several years, he left to take a series of sales and marketing positions with Dodge Reports, 3M, and Standard Oil, which sent him to work in Italy for several years. In the mid-1950s, Bill returned to the Princeton area to work for Johnson & Johnson as a product manager.
In 1960, he and local contractor, Ray Hunt, formed Hunt & Augustine, Inc., which quickly became a leading residential construction and real estate development firm in the Princeton area. They partnered with architect William Thompson, Jr. AIA, who had previously spent several years as the resident architect for Williamsburg, in designing both custom homes and residential developments, including Winfield, Audubon and Castle Howard in Princeton and the Abey tract and the Pennington Professional Center in Pennington.
In 1962, Bill began development of the property that would become the Bedens Brook Club in Skillman. Bill was one of the founders of the golf club, and the Bedens Brook Company, of which Bill was President, also built many of the beautiful custom-designed homes that ring the golf course.
In 1981, Hunt & Augustine began development of a 700-acre tract of land in Skillman as a golf club community to be named Cherry Valley Country Club. Bill assembled the land and obtained all of the necessary approvals, which was a grueling process that took many years. This project was eventually sold to Dyson, Kissner & Moran. However, Bill remained involved until the Cherry Valley golf course was completed. It opened in 1991.
Bill married his wife, Mary Jane, in 1986. They loved adventure and traveled extensively together. One notable trip involved following the Silk Road across China from east to west in 1995. That trip ended abruptly in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, when Bill became seriously ill from food poisoning and had to be transported by medivac plane to the American Hospital in Istanbul, where he stayed for more than a month. There, he made many friends among the hospital staff, who started spending their breaks visiting in his room. In typical fashion, Bill Augustine fashion, he turned his time in the Istanbul hospital into a continuation of the Silk Road adventure.
Throughout his business career, Bill always found time to be active in the community and later in life, he devoted much of his time and energy to charitable pursuits. While serving as President of both Hunt & Augustine, Inc. and the Bedens Brook Company, he was also President of the Princeton Art Association and Senior Vice President of the Princeton Ballet. After retiring, he became a Board member of the American Red Cross of Central Jersey, which awarded him the Bob Clancy Culture of Caring Award for service in 2008. He was also a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels, continuing to deliver meals and cheer to shut-ins well into his mid-80s.
Bill was an accomplished athlete pursuing tennis, figure skating, running, and golf at various times in his life. However, golf was his enduring passion. He took up the game in his late 20s and continued to play until he was well past 80. He loved nothing better than spending time on the Bedens Brook and Cherry Valley Country Club golf courses with his many friends. He was especially proud of being an honorary member of both Clubs. In his later years, he researched and authored detailed histories of Bedens Brook and Cherry Valley, which he gave as an enduring gift to both the Clubs and their members.
Bill was pre-deceased by his parents; his brother, Duncan Colfax Augustine; his sister, Natalie Jean Augustine; and his two children by a previous marriage, William Winfield Augustine, Jr. and Sara Dougan Augustine. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Augustine; his stepdaughter, Lia Christian Nielsen, of Lambertville; and a nephew, Dr. D.C. Augustine of Amherst, Virginia.
A private memorial service is planned for late September.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Brandywine Assisted Living and Vitas Healthcare for taking wonderful care of Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross of Central Jersey. Extend condolences and share memories at blackwellmh.com.
Evelyn Geddes, age 97, of Princeton, New Jersey, passed away on August 11, 2020 after suffering a stroke. Evelyn lived a long, full life. She loved cooking, travel, reading, and had a very wide range of interests ranging from healthcare policy to politics, social justice, and the arts.
Evelyn was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Harry and Rose Basse in 1923. She grew up mostly in Brooklyn, with a short period in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from James Madison High School, and then earned a BA in economics from Brooklyn College and studied economics in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. She married Robert Geddes, her husband of 73 years, in 1947. They had two children, David, an anthropologist and business consultant, and Ann, an architect and ceramic artist.
Evelyn was involved in Democratic politics in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was particularly active in healthcare issues, as president of Planned Parenthood of Mercer County, as president of the Princeton School Board, introduced sex education programs into the Princeton schools, and served as chair of the New Jersey State Health Commission.
She is survived by her husband, her two children, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her sister (Minna Berkowitz), one niece and her family, and one nephew and his family, and several cousins.
The family will be having a Zoom funeral service in the near future. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory should be made to the Guttmacher Institute.