Julia “Judy” Kugelman Miller, a resident of Princeton, New Jersey since 1963, passed away in her home on Friday, July 15 at the age of 91. Born on May 20, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, Judy was the daughter of the late John Emerson Kugelman and Helen Voit.
Judy was raised in Chicago, Illinois and went on to graduate from the University of Chicago. She was predeceased by her husband, William Miller, whom she married on May 20, 1950.
Judy was a longtime employee of Princeton University. She worked for many years at the Woodrow Wilson School and concluded her career at the Princeton University Art Museum. At 91 years of age, Judy was an avid reader and was always intellectually engaged. Over the years she enjoyed continuing her education, as well as playing the recorder, playing bridge, sewing, and quilting. Most recently, she was a member of a local Princeton writers’ group and was taking painting classes.
Judy is survived by her two sons, Steven Roderick Miller and Daniel Emerson Miller; their wives, Susie Levin-Miller, and Karen Lust; and three grandchildren, William Miller, Owen Miller, and James Miller.
Judy will be remembered with great fondness for her kind heart, her sharp wit, her wisdom, and intelligence.
A memorial service will be held at the Princeton University Chapel on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1 p.m.
David G. Christie
David G. Christie, 86, of Yardley, Pa. passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Sunrise of Lower Makefield. Born on June 25, 1930 in Glen Ridge, N.J., David resided most of his life in New Jersey, primarily Mountain Lakes and Princeton.
David graduated from College High in Montclair, N.J. and attended Rutgers University. At College High, he met his sweetheart, Diane Grace Wettyen and they were married in 1950. Dave and Diane were happily married for 53 years before her passing in 2003.
A dignified and classy gentleman of the old school generation, David was a perfect example of a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal and dedicated employee to the reinsurance industry when a handshake and your word carried the weight over any written contract. His career as a reinsurance executive extended over 50 years, and included employment at American Re-insurance Company and Towers, Perrin, Foster & Crosby, Inc., among others. Most recently, Dave was founder and President of Reinsurance Consultants of Princeton, Inc.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, David was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War and served in the Army reserves for many years. He was an active member of the Nassau Club and served on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Association.
David enjoyed gardening, puttering in his yard, playing Scrabble, and travel with his wife. The beaches of Long Beach Island, Stone Harbor and, in later years, St. Kitts, were his favorite destination points to work on his tan, read a book and frolic with family. A gracious man to the very end, while battling the effects of Alzheimer’s and a stroke, he will be fondly remembered as one who exemplified “gentle” in the word gentleman.
David was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Catherine (Somes) Christie; his wife, Diane G. Christie; and his brother, Malcom Christie. He is survived by his son, Mark Christie; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Lindsey Fraser (B. Grant) and Meredith Koplinka (Raymond, Jr.); five grandchildren, Gordon Fraser (Sauman Choy), Sarah Fraser, Emily Kaster (Paul), Raymond (Trey) Koplinka, III, and Christina Koplinka; and one great-grandchild, Liam Fraser.
Services are private and under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton. The family respectfully requests contributions be made in David’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at www.alz.org.
Arthur J. Manuel
Arthur J. Manuel, 94, a resident of West Windsor, passed away May 30, 2016 at Atrium Senior Living in Plainsboro. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Julie B. Manuel. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice and Stephen Francis of West Windsor; son and daughter-in-law, John and Janice Manuel of Tennessee; son William of West Windsor; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Julia and Matthew Thomas of West Windsor; grandson and partner, John Francis and Timothy Stackhouse of Cherry Hill; and great grandsons Benjamin and Zachary Thomas.
Arthur began his career as a research and development chemist with Hayden Chemical in Brooklyn, N.Y., then moving to the Princeton plant in Penns Neck where he worked on antibiotics among other projects. It was here that he met and married Julia Morris. Hayden became part of American Cyanamid and Arthur remained with them for 40 years until his retirement in 1986.
Besides work, Arthur was an active member of Princeton Friends Meeting where he served as clerk and treasurer for many years. His time of service in the Army during World War II led him to the Friends who spoke to his condition. In 1972, he helped found the Twin “W” Rescue Squad and was saddened by their recent closure. After his retirement, his garden, classical music, grandchildren, and daily five mile walks kept him entertained.
A memorial service will be held July 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Princeton Friends Meeting House, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercer Street Friends Center, 151 Mercer Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 or to Princeton Friends Meeting, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Elaine Joel Schuman
Elaine Joel Schuman died July 12, 2016 at the Stonebridge Montgomery skilled nursing facility in Skillman, New Jersey after a long illness. A few days earlier she had celebrated her 90th birthday with close friends.
Mrs. Schuman was born on July 9, 1926 to Adeline and Ralph Joel in Rutherford, New Jersey. She received a bachelors degree in sociology from Rutgers Union College and attended the New School for Social Research and Spencer Business College. She served as director of consumer affairs for Mercer County (1974-1980) and later as executive legislative assistant to the Secretary of Transportation State of New Jersey. She married Dr. Seymour “Cy” Schuman in 1950 and the couple settled in Princeton where they raised an adopted daughter. Mrs. Schuman remained in Princeton after her husband’s death in 1971.
Mrs. Schuman was heavily involved in community affairs and in local and national politics. She served as chair of the Princeton Township Democratic Party and was New Jersey State Coordinator for Edmund Muskie’s presidential campaign in 1972. She was also a founding member of the Princeton based Community Without Walls. Elaine will be remembered for her ardent social conscience, warm outgoing manner and zest for art, literature, writing, and cuisine. In later years she was a devoted grandmother to Cy’s two granddaughters, Lauren and Alison.
Mrs. Schuman is survived by her daughter Elizabeth of Stockton, California and by many good friends at Stonebridge and in Princeton. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Donations in her memory should be directed to the Democratic National Committee or the Alzheimers Foundation of America.