December 7, 2016

Andrew Hicks

Andrew Crozer Reeves Hicks, longtime Princeton resident, lawyer, and community leader, passed away on November, 30, 2016, at his home at Stonebridge in Rocky Hill, with his family by his side. He was 92 with eyes of blue.

Reeves, “Reevo,” was born in Trenton, on October 12, 1924, son of Thomas Edward and Mary Lucille Reeves Hicks, and grandson of Sarah Conrad Reeves and New Jersey State Senator, Andrew Crozer Reeves of Lawrenceville. He lived in Princeton from 1932 until his move to Skillman in 2002.

Reeves attended Princeton Public schools as a child. In 1938 he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and in 1942 was admitted to the class of 1946 at Princeton. While at Princeton, Reeves enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to the V-12 Officers Training Program. Reeves resumed his studies at Princeton where he has served as the class president of the great class of 1946. Reeves attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, receiving his law degree in 1949. He married Joan Stewart of Huntington Valley, Pa., the love of his life, in 1947, while in law school.

After law school Reeves worked with the Warner Lambert Company and Gallup and Robinson until returning to the law in 1950. He was a partner in the law firms of McCarthy and Hicks and later Smith, Lambert, Hicks, and Miller. Reeves served as a partner in the law firm of Drinker, Biddle, and Reath until his retirement in 1995. Reeves also served as magistrate for West Windsor Township from 1958 to 1966 where he was known for his kindness and fairness. His most memorable case was the West Windsor School Board vs. Trifan, in which the Trifan family was sued for schooling their musical children at home. Reeves found the family ‘not guilty’ because evidence showed the children were receiving an ‘equivalent education’ at home.

During his years in Princeton, Reeves was a member and/or officer and trustee of the New Jersey Bar Association, Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Princeton YMCA, Princeton Arts Council, the Nassau Club, the Princeton Investor’s Group, the Nassau Gun Club, and other organizations including the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Md. He received many citations and awards for his community service, including the National Conference for Community and Justice award for his interest in the subject of community diversity and the Bud Vivian Award for dedication and commitment to the Princeton Community. In 2002 Reeves and his wife, Joan, moved across the county line to a new retirement community, Stonebridge at Montgomery. Reeves was the first president of the Residents’ Association, a position he held for five years.

Reeves referred to himself as a ‘townie’ and was a proud Princeton graduate, Marine, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Throughout his life Reeves worked for the common good of the Princeton community. He has been described by community leaders and friends as a gentle, sure-handed navigator who steered diverse interests of the town, borough, and university to common ground, and as a gentle listener and troubleshooter who brought diverse interests together to move Princeton forward. Reeves was involved in the expansion of the Princeton Public Library and formed the coalition that worked to bring the town and borough to an agreement on its expansion.

As a lawyer, Reeves was active in the purchase of the 102 Witherspoon Street building for the Arts Council, again bringing diverse groups together to move the project forward. He was the first president of the Arts Council under its new governing structure. Reeves served twice as president of the Chamber of Commerce and worked tirelessly to preserve and improve the quality of living of the community as well as to create a better business climate. He served on the Chamber Advisory Council and the Princeton Business Association, which strove to enable town and university to develop ideas and solve their common problems in the Central Business District. Reeves was an active Rotarian. At the university, Reeves has served as secretary and president of the class of 1946 and was a member of the Chapel Advisory Committee.

Reeves was an avid sailor. As a boy he sailed his dinghies on Lake Carnegie and in Mantoloking on the Jersey shore. He sailed and raced star boats, including his favorite Osopeachee, on the Chesapeake Bay. He later enjoyed traveling and sailing throughout European and Aegean waters with his family and friends. At home, Reeves enjoyed gardening, especially tending his roses. A quiet Quaker, Reeves was also a lover of music, in particular the music of the 40s, Dixieland, and New Orleans jazz. He was well-known for his dapper dress and his wonderful dancing. Reeves had a wonderful sense of humor and was known to enjoy many a martini with good friends and family. A longtime member of Pretty Brook Tennis Club, he also enjoyed a rowdy game of tennis.

Reeves and Joan were married for 69 years. They have four daughters and a son. Reeves is predeceased by his parents, his son, Ted, in 2012, and his sister, Patricia McNitt. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his sister, Joan Mitchell; daughters, Andrea, Lindsey, Daren, and Libby; his sons-in-law; his nine grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; and his first great granddaughter.

A joyful Gathering of Remembrance for Reeves will be held on December 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Stonebridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Princeton YMCA or a local charity in his name.

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Louise Jefferys Morse

Louise Jefferys Morse, a longtime Princeton resident, died peacefully November 29, 2016. She was 105.

Mrs. Morse was the wife of the late Professor Marston Morse, a mathematician who was among the first generation of faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Born in 1911 in Hanging Rock, Ohio, Mrs. Morse attended both the Academy and the College of the Sacred Heart in Cincinnati, Ohio, before enrolling at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, where she earned her R.N. After graduation she was a head nurse on a medical research unit at Johns Hopkins’ Osler Clinic for three years. She also worked at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, for two years.

From January 1940, when Louise and Marston Morse were married, until his death in 1977, the Morses opened their home on Battle Road to Institute visitors from all over the world. They gave welcome parties in the fall and spring for new members particularly of the school of mathematics, and Mrs. Morse was deeply involved in helping the new members get settled in Princeton. Many became lifelong friends.

Mrs. Morse and her husband were among a group of parents who shared a dream of founding an independent Catholic school in Princeton, serving on the Stuart Country Day School Founders Committee in 1962. They were also instrumental in establishing the Friends of the Raissa Maritain Library shortly after Stuart opened. For almost 50 years, Mrs. Morse continued to be active in organizing the ongoing funding of the library.

In addition to her interest in Sacred Heart education, Mrs. Morse volunteered for many community organizations. Early in her years in Princeton she supported the Princeton Nursery School on Leigh Avenue. Later she helped found the Crossroads Nursery School at the Institute for Advanced Study. She served as a board member of the Princeton Family Services Society and the Diocesan Catholic Welfare Board. She also helped the Princeton YWCA raise funds to purchase the Bramwell House.

Mrs. Morse had a strong interest in peace and justice issues throughout her life. She was active in the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Freedom Writers for Amnesty International, Pax Christi, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Coalition for Peace Action, and the Mercer Alliance for the Mentally Ill. In 1997 she was honored as one of a group of senior citizens selected for their history of volunteer service and their continuing involvement in the Princeton community. In 2010 the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund gave her its annual service award, honoring her for her tireless work over three decades within that organization.

Mrs. Morse was an avid gardener who shared her expertise and perennials with many friends throughout the Princeton community and beyond. When a severe storm in 2000 destroyed the 300-year–old Mercer Oak in Princeton’s historic Battlefield State Park, Mrs. Morse donated an offspring of the ancient tree, an 8-foot sapling she had nurtured in her front yard.

Beloved wife, mother, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Morse is predeceased by her husband Marston Morse and her children Meröe Marston Morse, Dryden Phelps Morse, and Peter Farnsworth Morse. She is survived by her daughter, Louise A. Morse, who lived with her for the last several decades of her life; and her granddaughter, Maria Fortiz-Morse, whom she co-parented; as well as her children Julie, William, Elizabeth; her sons-in-law Thomas Cone and Daniel Reardon; her daughters-in-law Teri Beck Morse, Cece Saunders and Melissa Gabel Morse; 16 other grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass and celebration of her life will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman, NJ, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Raissa Maritain Library Endowment Fund of Stuart Country Day School, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, or to the Marston Morse Lecture Fund of the Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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Irene M. Perna

Irene M. Perna, 78, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center, Lawrenceville.

Born on May 17, 1938 in Lawrenceville, she remained a lifelong resident of the area. Irene graduated from Princeton High School in 1956 and graduated from Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, which became the Ambler Campus of Temple University in 1958. She married Alfred R. Perna on October 29, 1960. Throughout the 1960s she worked at various flower shops in the Princeton area including Applegate’s and the Flower Basket. In 1974, she became a partner in Mazur Nursery, plant nursery started by her father, George E. Mazur in 1933 and became the owner of Mazur Nursery with her husband Alfred in 1975. In 1976, Irene and Alfred opened Perna’s Plant and Flower Shop in West Windsor. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Mazur Nursery was one of the leading wholesale and retail bedding plant nursery establishments. In 1991, Irene decided to focus on her local retail customers, offering the broadest and largest and most unique selection of annuals, perennials, and vegetables in the area. Irene continued to actively lead the nursery through this year, taking great enjoyment and pride in growing the types and varieties of plants her customers came to appreciate. When not working at her business, Irene enjoyed reading, traveling with her husband, visiting Atlantic City, dining out, and watching and attending NASCAR races.

She was predeceased by her parents, George E Mazur and Stephanie (née Zepka) Mazur; her sister Dorothy Guzikowski; she is survived by her husband of 56 years, Alfred R. Perna; her daughter Sarah Conte and husband Scott; her son Steven Perna, and wife Maria (née Wood); grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, and Christina Conte; and her devoted cousin Christine Braun.

The funeral will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Hedwig Church, 872 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638.

Interment will follow at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Ewing, NJ.

Relatives and friends can call on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To send a condolence to the family or for directions, please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com.

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Patrick J. Dolan

Patrick J. Dolan, 89, of Lawrenceville died Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the University Medical Center of Princeton surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Orange to the late Matthew J. and Rose M. Dolan (née Keenan) of Co. Roscommon and Co. Monaghan, Ireland, respectively, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary and Kae, and brothers, Matthew, John, and James and his infant son Mark. For most of his life Mr. Dolan resided in West Orange and Princeton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Janice (née Gallagher); his two daughters, Nadine Podd and Colleen Hayles, and their respective husbands, Bill and Kent; his five grandsons, Brad and his wife Courtney, Sean, Kevin and his wife Chelsie, Ryan, and Derron and his wife Megan; and his three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ian, and Shelby.

After graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1943 he volunteered for the Army, entering into the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) where he concurrently undertook college studies and military training. During the Second World War he served in the Philippines and received an honorable discharge.

In his professional life he was a management information systems executive. His career spanned more than five decades at IBM, CSC, Itel, and SBU. Mr. Dolan was an alumnus of St. Bonaventure University and the Stern School of Business at NYU. He was a Pre-Cana facilitator at his Church, served on numerous municipal boards, and for decades worked as an election-day poll volunteer.

A couple for 75 years, Mr. and Mrs. Dolan won their high school’s dance competition in 1942. In 2009 at the wedding reception of Kevin and Chelsie Hayles they delighted the guests with their dancing ability. With his wife always by his side, he enjoyed going to parties, eating out, and having coffee with his family and friends, especially his three sisters-in-law. He attended every recital, school play, soccer match, birthday party, and graduation that he could. He always woke up early, often to attend weekday Mass and to go to the gym. A model husband, father, and grandfather, his unwavering friendship, generosity, loyalty, kindness, and warmth will be missed by his friends and large extended family, including his many nieces and nephews and their children.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016, at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Dolan requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

November 30, 2016

obit-goldstein-11-30-16Bernard Goldstein

Bernard Goldstein, longtime Princeton resident, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 of pneumonia at Retreat Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, age 89.

He was born on September 22, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York to Eli and Esther Goldstein. Eli was in the Russian army where there was a saying, “sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.”

Growing up, Bernard Goldstein was called Bobby or Bobbenyu, and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Polytechnic with a PhD in physics.

In the Navy, which he loved because he got away from home and got five meals a day, he climbed the tower on an aircraft carrier to repair the radar when it malfunctioned, had lunch leaning against the Rock of Gibraltar, and dated the actress Honor Blackman from The Avengers on television and the James Bond film, Goldfinger.

He moved to Princeton in the early 1950s and began to work for RCA Labs at the corner of Harrison Street and U.S. Route 1. One night he went to a party at his friend Sonya Loafner’s house and met his future wife, Sonya Bendett, a recent Smith College graduate who was teaching French at Valley Road Middle School. The two of them had a strong, immediate mutual attraction and soon moved in with each other on Dorann Avenue. They were married April 21, 1955.

At RCA, Bernard Goldstein, called “Bernie,” by his colleagues, who included Paul Rappaport, Werner Torch, Charlotte Dobin, and Greg Olson, received several outstanding achievement awards, obtained a patent and wrote an article about Lead Auger and Gallium Arsenide that received many reprint requests from all over the world, including Novosibirsk, Siberia.

Bernie’s specialties at RCA were solar cells, crystals, and a vacuum chamber. From September of 1968 to June of 1969, at a time when it was fashionable for East Coast scientists to go abroad to spread the knowledge, he did physics in Paris at the Faculté des Sciences under Pierre Baruche, then went back to RCA. During this sabbatical, he and his family traveled all over France, and his children attended the Parc Monceau branch of the new Ecole Active Bilingue School run by Madame Cohen. There, his son Peter befriended classmates Timothy and Maria Shriver, and their mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of JFK who founded the Special Olympics organization in honor of her lobotomized sister.

After retiring and living for a year in London and five years in Redwood City, California, Bernie and his wife Sonya moved to Glen Allen, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond around the turn of the century to be near their grandchildren.

His wife, Sonya, of 57 years, passed away on December 7, 2012. Bernard Goldstein is survived by his children Peter and Laurie, and his grandchildren Zachary and Matthew. His son Peter lived with him for the last 3 years of his life.

Bernie enjoyed exercise, tennis, football, bridge, reading, gardening, and had 3 mystery novels published under the name Bernard Peterson (The Peripheral Spy, The Marseilles Connection, and The Caravaggio Books, about murder in the basement of the main library at a prestigious East Coast university).

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. All are welcome.

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Julia T. Marcoline

Julia T. Marcoline, 93, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Princeton in Plainsboro after a brief illness. She was born on Humbert Street in Princeton on February 12, 1923 and was a lifelong resident.

A 1940 graduate of Princeton High School, she continued her education at St. Francis School of Nursing in Trenton, and became a Registered Nurse (RN). For 50 years she worked as an RN in both a dental practice and in healthcare at area hospitals. Prior to retiring, she was working both as a private duty nurse and home visiting nurse.

Julia was a member of the Princeton Women’s Business and Professional Group, a lifelong communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church, an avid New York sports fan; and an athlete excelling in softball, basketball, bowling and golf, which she played while a member of the Hopewell Valley Golf Club.

She will be remembered as a loving, caring, and selfless person who always thought of others before herself.

She is predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Angelina (Rossi) Marcoline, a sister Emma Marcoline Embley (Richard), and uncles John Rossi and Louis Rossi (Frances). Surviving are a nephew Richard Embley and his children Julie and John (Gina); niece Barbara Embley Brooks and children Jennifer Brooks; Jacquelyn Brooks Katzenback (Mark) and Christopher Brooks; cousins Louis Rossi, John Rossi (Anne) and Mari Daetwyler, three special great great nieces, Allison, Emily and Olivia and many special friends and wonderful Humbert Street neighbors.

Funeral services will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton followed by a 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions to St. Paul Catholic Church or SAVE, 1010 County Road 601, Skillman, NJ 08558 are appreciated.

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obit-popenoe-11-30-16Katharine Sassé Popenoe

Katharine Sassé Popenoe died at home, surrounded by her family, on Thanksgiving Day. She was 83.

Kate was born into the family of an Episcopal minister in Newtown, Pa. on March 15, 1933. After the outbreak of World War II her father became an army chaplain and she began an itinerant life, living first with her beloved grandmother in Atlantic City, and later with her family in, among other places; Enterprise, Alabama and Paso Robles, California, before settling in Tucson, Arizona where she attended high school. Kate followed her mother and brother to Swarthmore College where she majored in psychology, graduating in 1955.

While working in Philadelphia after college Kate met David Popenoe, a Californian, whose love and partnership enriched her life until the end. Her father officiated at their marriage in 1959 at Trinity Church in Princeton. Their daughters, Becky and Julie, were born while they lived on Glenview Drive, West Windsor; they later moved to Loomis Court near the Princeton schools; and then to Moore Street where she lived until the time of her death.

Kate was a devoted mother and accomplished home-maker. She bestowed her nurturing touch not only on her own children and husband but on all who came within her orbit. With careful planning and curiosity about the world, she turned two of her husband’s sabbatical stays abroad, one in Sweden and one in England, into magical, enlightening experiences for the whole family. She was a loving and generous host mother to two Swedish exchange students, Kari and Lisa Hellermark, and throughout her life and career befriended and supported students from far-flung lands.

After receiving her masters degree in social work at Bryn Mawr College in 1958, Kate worked as a psychiatric social worker at the Child Guidance Center in Trenton before she had children. She served in many volunteer capacities including as president of the Board of the Princeton Family Service Agency in the 1970’s, and on the boards of Chapin School, Family Service Association of America, and the Princeton Area League of Women Voters. After her children were grown she returned to full-time work first as a Senior Admission Officer at Princeton University and later at The Lawrenceville School, where she spent many fulfilling years as an associate director of college counseling and, finally, as assistant headmaster, before her retirement in 1998.

Kate had an insightful intelligence; a renaissance knowledge of art, language, and literature; and was a beautiful writer. She was also a talented drawer, especially of people, and played the piano with feeling and verve up until a few months before her death. A self-taught tennis player with graceful strokes, she enjoyed the local tennis community into her late 60’s.

Even as the dementia that marked the last decade of her life advanced, she continued to be engaged with life and to show love and kindness to all she encountered.

Kate is survived by her husband of 57 years, David Popenoe, a Rutgers professor emeritus; her daughters Rebecca Popenoe, PhD of Stockholm, Sweden; and Julia Popenoe, MD of East Lansing, Michigan; her grandchildren Clara and Niklas Popenoe Thor, and Sarah and Silas Brainard; and her sons-in-law Johan Thor and Daniel Brainard. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Katharine J. Snyder Sassé and the Rev. Lewis Sassé II and her brother Lewis Sassé.

A burial service took place at her childhood church, St. Luke’s, Newtown Pa. A memorial service will be held on March 4, 2017 in Princeton.

Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home Princeton.

November 23, 2016

obit-frank-11-23-16Henry J. Frank 

Henry J. Frank, PhD, resident of Princeton for more than 60 years, passed away November 20 in Voorhees, N.J. A World War II veteran and professor of finance, he served as the chairman of the Princeton Traffic Safety Committee and as the Service Officer for American Legion Princeton Post 76 for much of that time.

Henry Frank was born on June 29, 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in the New York/New Jersey area. He graduated high school by age 16 and received his Bachelor of Arts in political economy from Columbia University in 1938. Serving in the Army Corps of Engineering during World War II as a reconnaissance officer, after VE-day he closed out his active military career by running a U.S. Army nightclub in Grenoble, France.

In 1952 he moved his family to a new house, funded by veteran’s benefits, in Princeton. With his academic focus on state and local government finance, he began attending Princeton Township Committee meetings as an interested local resident. He continued to attend the meetings, as often the only non-elected or appointed official present, for the next 60 years.

In 1958 he received his doctorate in political economy from Columbia University. He taught economics and finance at the New Jersey College for Women (now Rutgers University), Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J., and Rider University in Lawrenceville. He firmly believed in academic freedom and actively participated in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) for 70 years. The AAUP chapter of Rider University honored him with 2 awards given annually in his name. In addition to teaching, he provided consulting services in matters of local finance for governments in Maine; Montgomery County, MD; and numerous New Jersey jurisdictions.

He was pre-deceased by his wife of 71 years, Bernice M Frank. He is survived by his children, Ellyn (George) McMullin, Elliott Steven Frank, and Carolyn Frank.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

Given his commitment to higher education, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Columbia College Financial Aid in Memory of Henry Frank at Columbia College Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, Attn: David Silver, 622 West 113th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10025.

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Ralph Miles Allaire Jr.

Ralph Miles Allaire Jr., 89, of Princeton and Ocean Grove, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, November 18.

Born and raised in Belleville, N.J. Bud resided in Princeton for more than 60 years and was a lifelong summer resident of Ocean Grove. He served in the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Fla. beginning in 1945, he was honorably discharged in 1947. Following his service he received a two year degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University then graduated with a business degree from Upsala College in East Orange, N.J. He had a 35 year career in the textile industry with J.P. Stevens and Dan River. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the Springdale Golf Club for over 50 years. Also, a member of the Ocean Grove Ushers Association, serving at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove for 60 summers. Since moving to Princeton he has been a member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Bud loved spending time with his family, summers at the beach, and playing golf with Dolores and their friends. Bud had a strong work ethic and enjoyed working well into his 80s. He also had a deep love for animals and always had one of his pets by his side.

Bud is predeceased by his daughter, Suzanne Allaire, who passed away at the age of 9. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Dolores Allaire; his daughters, Carol Petrone (James), Beth Cox (Steve); and three granddaughters, Jaime Yamamoto (Akira), Kelsey, and Jillian Petrone.

Calling hours for family and friends were held Tuesday, November 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A service will take place on Wednesday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at the Nassau Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to S.A.V.E. Animal Rescue at 1010 County Road 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.

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obit-caskey-11-23-16Daniel Wolstenholme Caskey

Born on July 19, 1968 at Princeton Hospital; died on October 18, 2016 in Oakland, California.

Dan attended Princeton schools, Choate, Rosemary Hall, and Tulane University, graduating in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

After college, Dan lived in San Francisco from 1991-2001; the Princeton area again from 2001-15, moving in with his dad, Barry Caskey after his mother Carol Caskey died, and lived in Piedmont, Calif. for the last year of his life.

Dan’s work included 6 seasons at Springdale Golf Club where he ran Outdoor Operations and had most recently been working for 6 months at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, from which he is remembered as a great employee.

Lover of music and sports, Dan followed the Radiators and the Grateful Dead and rooted for the Eagles, as well as college and professional hockey. He played many sports in his early years and continued with hockey and road biking as an adult, learning to ski and becoming quickly adept at the tender age of 46. Dan spent two seasons skiing over 50 days each at Alpine Meadows in North Tahoe. Dan loved growing things, including lots of sunflowers.

Dan is survived by his siblings, Diana, Dallas, and Julie Caskey; and nieces and nephews he loved dearly: Sierra and Stella Good of New York; Liam Caskey of Mount Kisco; and Calla, Jonas, Jasper and Nola Kra-Caskey of Piedmont, Calif.

Please join us in celebrating Dan’s life at Springdale Golf Club, 1895 Clubhouse Drive, at 2 p.m. on November 26, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in his name to support skiing for people with disabilities to: achievetahoe.org.

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Orlando R. Petrocelli

Orlando R. Petrocelli died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on November 6, 2016.

Orlando’s sense of humor, rich laughter, and vivacious personality will be missed by all whose lives he touched. His contributions to the lives of those he loved and who loved him cannot be measured in words. He was a devoted son, a proud sibling, a dedicated husband, a supportive father, and an even more proud grandfather.

His varied professional accomplishments include a stint in a chicken market as a child, a summer job as a teenager running the Tornado at Coney Island, and ran up to being a writer and best selling novelist, and later CEO of Woolsey Marine.

Orlando was an avid reader, a music lover, and a great storyteller. His diverse interests include being a subscriber to the Metropolitan Opera, a book review editor for the Trentonian, and involvement in local politics. Orlando is survived by sons Lucio, Joseph, and Neil, each of whom proudly know each and every lyric to South Pacific by virtue of their father’s stint in Princeton Community Theater.

Memories of their grandfather and their Nana Kathleen, who predeceased Orlando in 2011, will be shared for years to come by their grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph, Alexander, Christian, and Aedan Petrocelli.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton.

Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.

November 16, 2016

obit-shehadi-11-16-16Alison McDonald Shehadi

Alison McDonald Shehadi, longtime teacher at Princeton Day School and chair of the math department, died peacefully at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ on November 7, 2016 surrounded by her children and son-in-law. She was 84.

Born Alison McDonald Shute, she grew up in Clinton, N.Y., daughter of Professor Berrian R. Shute, who founded the music department at Hamilton College, and pianist Flora McDonald Shute.

In 1949, Alison graduated from The Knox School in Cooperstown, N.Y., and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal. At McGill, she was a member of the “Merry Martlets” singing group and an officer of the Choral Society, through which she met Fadlou A. Shehadi, who was studying at McGill on a Rockefeller Fellowship. They became engaged in 1952, but Alison was determined to experience life on her own before marriage, so after graduation in 1953, she moved to New York to live with her sister, Margaret, and worked in a lab doing research on radioactive isotopes used in the treatment of cancer.

Alison and Fadlou married in 1954, at first living in New Brunswick, where Fadlou was on the faculty of Rutgers University, then moving to Princeton after the birth of their oldest son, Philip, in 1957. In 1959 Alison began teaching mathematics at Miss Fine’s school, which in 1965 merged with Princeton Country Day School to become Princeton Day School (PDS). She had two more children, a daughter, Muna, in 1961, and another son, Charles, in 1964.

At PDS, she played important roles in many curriculum initiatives and faculty committees, and was appointed chairman of the math department in 1977, a position she held until 1989. She also served as a member of the Middle States Evaluation Committee. Alison was a trusted advisor and had very strong relationships with students and advisees alike. She retired from teaching after 30-plus years in 1992.

In retirement, Alison became a trustee at PDS, serving as a member of the planning committee, the head of school search committee, and as chair of the educational policy committee. She also became a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum and led frequent tours for all age groups, the younger ages being her favorites.

Alison was a fearless and passionate traveler who lived abroad several years of her life and took countless shorter trips to countries around the world. She had a deep love of history, music, art, and mathematics, and was insatiably curious and interested in learning about everything and everyone around her. She was also a skilled seamstress, an astonishing cook, and a flawless hostess. She and Fadlou attended concerts and operas both locally, in New York, Philadelphia, and in many cities abroad. Unfailingly respectful and polite, her wide smile and gracious nature seldom wavered. Few met her who didn’t immediately respond to her charm and genuine warmth.

Alison will be missed by all who knew and loved her, but especially by her children, Muna and Charles; their respective spouses, Mark and Tracy; and her four devoted grandkids, Jason, Alec, Josie and Alice. She was preceded in death by her son Philip in 1991 and her husband Fadlou in 2012.

A service celebrating her life will be held at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road in Skillman, NJ on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11 a.m.

The family requests any donations in her memory be made to the Princeton University Art Museum, Elm Drive, Princeton, NJ 08544.

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obit-moore-11-16-16Jean Evelyn Denito Moore

Jean Evelyn Denito Moore of Lambertville passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the age of 84.

Born in Trenton, she was the daughter of the late Vincent Charles Denito and Bernice Richardson Denito.

Jean is survived by her 6 children: son Robert Moore and his wife Deborah of Everett, Wash.; daughter Cynthia Larson and her husband Kevin of Terrebonne, Oreg.; son Scott Moore and his wife DeNelle of Princeton; son Clinton Moore and his wife Karol of Everett, Wash.; son Christopher Moore and his wife JoAnne Moore of Monmouth Junction; and son Tracy Moore and his husband Kenneth Schou of Copenhagen, Denmark; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; her sister and her husband Dorothy and Michael Amick of Columbia, S.C.; and her brother and his wife David and Kim Denito of Hamilton, N.J.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was preceded in death by her sister Edna Connors.

Jean resided in Princeton for many years raising her family, She worked for the Princeton Medical Group and the Princeton Dental Group for many years. Later she worked for Jenny Craig, until her retirement.

Jean was a brave, strong, loving mother, devoted to her children and grandchildren. She will truly be missed.

A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (vhmfh.com).

There will be calling hours on Wednesday from noon until the start of services.

Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center, 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047.

November 9, 2016

obit-sharretts-11-9-16Louise Sharretts

Louise “Weedie” Sharretts, née Hoy, died peacefully at her home in Princeton on October 27, 2016 at the age of 95.

Louise is survived by her children Brooke Kaufman of San Francisco and her son Bret Sharretts of Morristown, N.J. She has four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Col. Amos B. Sharretts, her daughter Blakeley S. Miller, and her sister Nannette Nickerson.

Louise Sharretts was born on January 6, 1921 in Chester, Pa. Her parents were Albert C. Hoy and Marjorie B. Hoy. She graduated from Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, Conn. in 1938. She married Amos B. Sharretts in 1943 in Plainfield, N.J. She then drove across the country to Alamogordo, N.M. where Amos was in flight school for the U.S. Army Air Corp. Amos then served in the 8th Air Force, based in Attlebridge, England where he flew 36 combat missions as a B-24 pilot.

After the war, they settled on Long Island where Amos was a partner in the law firm of Sharretts and Sharretts.

Her daughters Brooke (1944) and Blakeley (1948) were born in Plainfield and Bret (1955) was born on Long Island (LI).

In 1957, she welcomed into her home Don McClure, an orphaned teenager, and he has been a part of the family ever since.

Louise was active in the communities of Garden City, LI and later Cold Spring Harbor, LI where she volunteered at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and was active on the Altar Guild for St. John’s Church, Cold Spring Harbor, LI.

In 1999 she moved from Cold Spring Harbor to the Windrows in Princeton and remained there until her passing.

A memorial service is planned for her at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, N.J. on November 15, 2016. The service will be at 11 a.m. with a light repast to follow at the St. Peter’s Parish House.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the World Wildlife Fund or Planned Parenthood of N.J.

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obit-kraeger-11-9-16Mary Farlee Kraeger

Mary Farlee Kraeger, age 78, passed away on Sunday November 6, 2016.

Born in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry Farlee and Elizabeth Whipple Farlee. She graduated from Princeton High School and was a lifelong area resident.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 41 years, Robert H. Kraeger, Jr.; two children: son, Richard H. Sarafin, his wife Irma of Titusville N.J.; daughter Melissa Ann Wilson, her husband Wayne of Newtown, Pa.; her sister, Carole J. Farlee of Boyertown, Pa.; three grandchildren, Wyatt, Clay and Chase; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Jean Teyhen.

As a lifelong area resident, Mary was an active and generous supporter of many charities and nonprofit organizations. She enjoyed playing bridge as well as seeing friends at the Luncheon In, the Antiques Group, The Investment Club, and The Present Day. She was a loving and caring person and a devoted wife, mother, and friend.

A Funeral service and burial will be held privately at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

The family will receive friends at their home on Saturday, November 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington.

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Juan E. López Sanchez

Juan E. López Sanchez, 89, of Lawrenceville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.

Born in A Coruña, Spain, he was a longtime resident of Lawrenceville. Juan taught Spanish at the beginning of his career at The Hun School and The Lawrenceville School, and then he spent the greatest part of his tenure as beloved Spanish Teacher, Spanish Section Head, and Director of the Summer Program in Spain at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. Juan taught, coached, and lived on the Choate campus from 1963–1993 until he retired. Juan touched the lives of countless students, influencing many of them in such a way that many of them continued their study of Spanish in college and they still use their Spanish in their own careers today. In addition, as the section head of Spanish, Juan served as a caring and experienced mentor to many a teacher who worked under his guidance. He was a loving, caring, gentle, humble man who was enormously proud to be an educator. Juan loved his family, his friends, his country, and his puppy that he fondly called Perliña.

Son of the late Eusebio and María Rosario López, Juan was also predeceased by his son, Xuan López and his daughter, Angelique. He is survived by his son, Antonio López and a grandson Christopher López; his brother Isaac López, his sister Mari Fe, and his devoted and loving wife Amalia García Gascón; and several nieces, cousins, close neighbors and friends. A memorial service for Juan will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at noon at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. There will be no calling hours.

Interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Pulmonary and Heart Association at St. Francis Medical Center, 601 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08629.

To send condolences to the family or for directions, please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville, NJ.

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obit-lhamo-11-9-16Ani Trime Lhamo

The Venerable Bhikshuni Karma Trime Lhamo, known as Ani Trime, aged 88, died on October 31, 2016 after complications from treatment of esophageal cancer. She was surrounded by loving friends at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center in Plainsboro. Ordained as a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 1988, Ani Trime was a longtime meditation teacher in Princeton and spiritual director of the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group on Witherspoon Street.

Born Nettie Louise Poling in Fairmont, West Virginia, Ani Trime served in the Women’s Army Corps in the years following World War II, then worked in an array of jobs across the country. During her time as a medical technician in Miami, Florida in the early 1970s, she encountered Tibetan Buddhism through the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the first wave of Tibetan teachers to come to the United States.

In 1986 Ani Trime arrived in the Princeton area, and soon thereafter began practicing meditation with a group of other students of Trungpa Rinpoche at Fellowship in Prayer (FIP), an organization committed to multifaith prayer and world peace. She would go on to serve for some years as a member of the board of FIP, and to practice meditation with a number of Buddhist groups hosted there. She was also a resident in the early 1990s of Gampo Abbey, a Western monastery in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, where she was a colleague of noted Buddhist author Pema Chödrön.

In the early 2000s, the group now known as the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group took shape around Ani Trime and her teachings. Through her work with this group and with her current teacher Anam Thubten, as well as in such venues as the Omega Institute and Steve Buscemi’s “Park Bench,” Ani Trime touched thousands of lives.

Ani Trime Lhamo is survived by nieces June Escalante (N.C.), Jeanne Mitchell (Va.), and Eleanor Reese and Lorraine Graves (Fla.); by her housemates of 30 years, Jean Field and Britt Adams; and by hundreds of grateful and adoring meditation practitioners who cherished her clarity, sense of humor, and no-nonsense approach to spiritual practice in an everyday, down-to-earth context.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Roscoe Animal Retreat, PO Box 432, Roscoe, Illinois 61073; Ani Trime long supported this no-kill long-term home for all animals.

November 2, 2016

obit-amick-11-2-16Nancy Scott Amick

Nancy Scott Amick, 85, passed away on October 31 at home after a courageous battle with metastatic kidney cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, James, and her daughter, D’Maris. Nancy was born to Madeline and Ronald Scott on April 4, 1931, in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester. Her family moved twice more in the Rochester area, eventually settling in the town of Brighton where she attended Brighton High School. At Smith College, she majored in physics, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1953. She continued her studies at Cornell University where she earned a Masters of Science in experimental physics in 1958. Upon returning to Rochester, Nancy was employed by Eastman Kodak. In 1959, she relocated to Princeton to carry out research on thin films at the RCA Laboratories. Her work there focused on measuring the thickness of thin evaporated films, as well as assessing their structure and electrical resistance. During the interview process, Nancy met the love of her life, James Albert Amick. They were married on September 9, 1961.

After settling in their home in Princeton, Nancy became a volunteer at Recording for the Blind. Drawing on her analytical and scientific background, Nancy began creating raised-line drawings to accompany science texts for blind students. Over time, she developed novel techniques for generating these tactile drawings, becoming a leading expert in the field. Nancy and her colleague, Ruth Bogia, subsequently revived a non-profit organization known as The Princeton Braillists, with a focus on the creation of low-cost, raised line (tactile) maps. Their first effort, a four volume set entitled Maps of North and South America, became available in 1994. Since then, The Princeton Braillists have created and made available to the visually challenged some 35 different volumes of international and U.S. state maps. In 2009, their service to the blind community was recognized by the National Federation of the Blind, which presented them with a Jacob Bolotin Award at their annual meeting.

In her spare time, Nancy was an avid gardener, very adept in needlework of all kinds, and interested in artisanal crafts. She and her husband annually designed and produced their own Christmas cards by silk screening. They also enjoyed travel, the theater and the opera.

Nancy is survived by her husband, James; her daughter and son-law, D’Maris and Joseph Dempsey; and two grandsons, Connor and Brian, currently engineering students at Cornell University.

A memorial service will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton at a future date.

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Gwendolyn L. Roderick

Gwendolyn L. Roderick, 90, of Princeton died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Acorn Glen in Princeton.

Born in Marion, Ohio, she resided in Princeton since 1965. She was a temporary employee at ETS of Princeton and with FAF Support Services from 1982 to 1992. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Messiah. She was a past president of Newcomers Group of Princeton and past vice president of Princeton YWCA.

Special thank you to the Acorn Glen Assisted Living Care Family for the loving care given to Gwendolyn.

Daughter of the late Clarence M. and M. Matilda (Harsch) Long, she is survived by her husband James E. Roderick; two sons, and a daughter-in-law David M. and Jana Roderick, and Steven L. Roderick.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau St., Princeton.

Burial will be in Marion Cemetery in Marion, Ohio at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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obit-schoch-11-2-16Sally Jane Schoch

Sally Jane Schoch, 69, formerly of Princeton, died on November 19, 2015 of complications from multiple sclerosis.

Born on November 20, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif., Sally spent her formative years in Princeton, attending Valley Road School and for a time, Princeton High School. An avid lover of sports and blessed with a sturdy frame, Sally played basketball and field hockey with abandon and enjoyed ski trips to Vermont.

As a teen, she became a lover of animals, which led her to keep a particularly stubborn horse by the name of “Nosey.” Stabled in a barn near-by to her house on Ridgeview Road, Sally would call out each evening to bid the equine a pleasant good night and always received throaty confirmation.

Following high school, Sally’s love of open spaces took her to her beloved Colorado where she attended Adams State University and began her career in elementary education. Sally later spent many years on the Western Slope and also made a stop in Fort Collins to earn an MA in early education.

Known for her warmth and good cheer, Sal was the unfortunate victim of multiple sclerosis beginning at the early age of 19. A fighter by nature, Sally dealt with her condition with resolve and dignity for many decades before being institutionalized near her brother, Fred Schoch, in the Boston, Mass. area. Her nephews Willard Schoch of Charlestown, Mass. and Henry Schoch of Providence, R.I. also survive Sally; as well as her constant friend, caregiver, and former sister-in-law Beatrice Billings Schoch.

A service will be held on November 12, 2016 at the Princeton Cemetery at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

October 26, 2016

obit-proctor-10-26-16Lucile Stafford Proctor

Lucile “Lockie” Stafford Proctor, 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016, after a short battle with lung cancer. A viewing will take place Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, followed by a service to be held at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton at 1 p.m. Burial and reception will follow.

Lockie is survived by her four children, Perry (Debbie) Crisfield, Holly (Rick) Callanan, Lucy Proctor, and Toby (Darcy) Proctor; six grandchildren, Jay, Ryan, Cori, Allie, Ella, and Jack; and her three brothers, Paul, Tim, and Mark Stafford and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Todd Stafford.

Lockie was born in Philadelphia, to Lucile Fenn and Paul Tutt Stafford, and was raised in Princeton, where she lived her entire childhood and most of her adult life. Her father was a professor at the university, and her mother was an artist and active in the community. Lockie followed in her parents’ footsteps through her pursuit and support of education and her devotion to the Princeton community.

She attended Miss Fine’s School (now Princeton Day School) and then Wellesley College from which she graduated in 1960 with a BA in English. She remained active in alumni activities of both schools, attended all of her reunions, and held numerous leadership positions in the Wellesley College Club of Central New Jersey. She had a passion for learning, and endeavored to further her education by taking courses at Princeton University and the University of Nevada. Most importantly she traveled the world with her mother and retained a love for travel by sharing it with her family.

Her passions were many, and numerous community organizations were the beneficiaries of her boundless energy and commitment. She served on the Montgomery Township Board of Education for nine years and held the position of president. She was a singer, board member, and passionate supporter of Princeton Pro Musica. She was an active member of Trinity Church, where she served on the Altar Guild, and the Present Day Club, where she regularly played bridge, loved the book group, and enjoyed their many activities.

One would think there would be barely any time left for anything else, but her involvement with the Stony Brook Garden Club (SBGC) and the Garden Club of America (GCA) eclipsed all her other activities. She became a member of the SBGC 26 years ago, was president in 1999-2000, and won the Adra Fairman Daffodil Award 13 times. She became certified as a national judge for the Garden Club of America and was presented with the GCA’s 2014 Horticultural Award.

A summary of her life would not be complete without mentioning so many other things that shaped her life: her many pets, especially those misbehaving dogs; her summers in Cotuit, Massachusetts and at the Basin Harbor Club in Vermont; her love of books, bridge, everything Christmas, opera, theater, the Yankees and cooking; her membership in the Huguenot Society and interest in family history; her many “collections” of stamps, marble clocks, shoes, reading glasses, and catalogs (to name a few); and her tremendous pride in the achievements of her children and grandchildren.

Her “calling card” summed it up perfectly. She was a “singer, student, politico, dog lover, gardener, cook, leader, mom, grandmom, and friend,” who was loved dearly and will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lockie’s name to any of the organizations mentioned above where you may have shared a connection with Lockie.

Extend condolences and share remembrances at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.

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John R. Knapsack

John R. Knapsack passed away on October 23, 2016. He was born on October 31, 1934 in Paterson, New Jersey to William and Anna Deblock Knapsack.

John is survived by his wife, Patricia, of over 50 years; his daughters Tricia Grover and Shawn Culver; his son Brant Knapsack and five grandchildren: Lee, Kaylin, Brendan, Makenna, and Duncan.

John grew up in Fairlawn, New Jersey where he graduated from Fairlawn High School in 1952. After high school, John attended Upsala College where he was a member of the Theta Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a BA in business in 1956. Shortly after college, John served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for four years. After completing his enlistment, John was an officer for First Petroleum Marketers in Wayne, New Jersey until he moved to Princeton. At this point in his life, John and his partners started Trenton Oil Company where he remained until his retirement in 2010.

A private service of remembrance will be held by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following: pulmonary
fibrosis/donorpages.com/Tribute/JohnKnapsack.

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

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Dr. Robert J Fischer

Robert J. Fischer (Bob), 88, of Skillman, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16th, at The Skilled Nursing facility in Stonebridge at Montgomery Retirement Community.

Born in Trenton, he was a long time resident of Trenton and Princeton, as well as Cutler, Maine. He was the son of the late Ferdearle and Emily (Elinger) Fischer; and brother of the late Bill, Emily, and Ferd Fischer.

Bob graduated from Trenton High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colgate University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with a specialty in oral surgery. He served in the Marine Corps for 3 years as a radio technician and was honorably discharged as a corporal in the 8th Marine Regiment.

Bob completed his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City where he served as chief resident of the oral surgery service. He practiced oral surgery in Trenton for 35 years and was very active in the dental community. He served as president of the Mercer Dental Society and was a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was on the staff of Mercer Medical Center, the former Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Princeton Hospital (University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro), Hamilton Hospital, Hunterdon Medical Center, Saint Frances Hospital, and Saint Mary Hospital in Langhorne Pa. From 1987 to 1993, Robert served on the board of Mercer hospital (Capitol Health Systems). In 1959, he joined the State of New Jersey as Director of Dentistry and in 1973 he earned his license to practice dentistry in the State of Maine. While in Maine he practiced dentistry near his summer residence in Cutler, Maine and was instrumental in establishing Lubec’s Regional Medical Center.

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Ann Fischer (Vesey); is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Fischer and Veronica Fischer, of Windsor, Conn.; her daughter and son-in-law, Carol Fischer Lowenstein and Duane Lowenstein of Andover, Mass.; and her son, Kenneth Fischer of Plantsville, Conn. He was the loving grandfather to Cheryl, Gregory, and Suzanne Fischer; David, Emily, and Peter Lowenstein; Jacqueline and Thomas Fischer; and great-granddaughter Addison Meyers.

He loved to travel, play tennis, and spend time with family and friends in Cutler Harbor on the Bold Coast of Maine.

Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Bob’s life to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman, NJ 08558, (609) 759-3606. Donations can be sent in lieu of flowers to the Cutler United Methodist Church, in Cutler, Maine.

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

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Guy Diviaio, Jr.

Guy Diviaio, Jr, 91, of Skillman passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Princeton, he was a lifelong Princeton area resident. He was a United States World War II veteran who served during the D-Day Invasion. Guy was a self-employed builder and mason contractor and owner of Hillside Builders of Skillman. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman.

Son of the late Guy and Benedetta Diviaio, husband of the late Evelyn Diviaio, and father of the late Gregory A. Diviaio. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Guy T. and Sue Diviaio, and Gary and Linda Diviaio; four grandchildren and their spouses Michael and Danielle Diviaio, Christopher and Katherine Diviaio; Alison Diviaio and Bradley O’Mara; and Brandon Diviaio; and two great-grandchildren, Dominick Diviaio and Finn O’Mara.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.

October 19, 2016

obit-danielson-10-19-16Michael Danielson

Princeton University political scientist Michael Danielson, who helped modernize the study of local government in the United States and abroad, died September 22, 2016 in Princeton. He was 82 years old.

Danielson, the B.C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs, Emeritus, and professor of politics and public affairs, emeritus, joined the Princeton faculty in 1962 and transferred to emeritus status in 2005. Born in New York City, Danielson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers University and his PhD from Princeton. From 1956 to 1959, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Danielson’s scholarship focused on urban policy and planning, with a particular interest in the politics of economic development. He also served the University as chair of the department of politics and associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, among many other posts.

Danielson’s best-known book, The Politics of Exclusion (1976), set the stage for analysis of the growing distinctions between cities and suburbs, said Paul Lewis, who earned his PhD from Princeton in 1994 and is now associate professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.

The Politics of Exclusion was a thorough examination of the problem of the ‘exclusionary zoning’ of suburbia, through which many suburbs were able to remain exclusive upper- and middle-income enclaves in an era when the urban poor, particularly racial minorities, were seeking residential opportunities outside of segregated inner-city areas,” Lewis said.

In all, Danielson wrote 11 books, including Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis and Profit and Politics in Paradise: The Development of Hilton Head Island. He also wrote about growth in modern Turkey, regional development in New York and urban transportation.

Home Team, a critical examination of the relationship between cities and pro sports teams, helped launch a popular course Danielson taught in the latter part of his Princeton career on the political economy of sports.

Danielson, whose interest in sports went beyond his scholarship, brought famed sports announcer Howard Cosell to campus in 1992 to lecture on “Public Policy and Sports in American Life.” Former colleague Henry Bienen, later president of Northwestern University, recalled sharing many trips with Danielson to Princeton basketball games. With Lewis, Danielson shared a love for the long-suffering New York Mets.

Danielson was in high demand as an adviser for undergraduates’ senior theses, Lewis said.

“For years, Mike had a highly coveted corner office on the top floor of Robertson Hall, where students could sit on a comfortable sofa and take in a scenic vista of the campus while getting detailed advice on their papers or career options — and maybe even borrowing a book from the extensive collection in Mike’s office,” Lewis said.

Danielson is survived by his wife, Linda Danielson; daughter, Jessica Danielson; sons, Jeffrey and Matthew Danielson; sister, Holly Clevely; and brother, Peter Danielson.

Memorial donations may be made to HomeFront or the D&R Greenway Land Trust.

A memorial service was held earlier this month.

Written by Michael Hotchkiss

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obit-corson-10-19-16Kathleen Elizabeth Corson

Kathleen Elizabeth Corson, 26, formerly of Port Jefferson, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2016.

Born Sept. 18, 1989, in San Antonio, Texas, “Kat” was a graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, and a lover of music, theater and the arts.

The daughter of Diane Corson of Port Jefferson and the late Walter Corson, Kathleen completed the Child Development Associate Training Program at Molloy College and was hoping to pursue a professional childcare career. Kathleen adored children, especially her young nieces, Selah and Piper Heim; and nephews, Zachary and Harrison Zeller.

In addition to her mother, Kathleen is survived by her sister, Lisa Heim-Zeller, of Wading River, N.Y.; her bother, Douglas Heim, of Boston, Mass.; sister-in-law Stacy Swift of Boston; brother-in-law Gregory Zeller of Shoreham, N.Y.; her nieces and nephews, of Boston and Wading River; and her beloved dog, Precious.

Services were held Aug. 23 at the Mount Sinai Congregational Church in Mount Sinai, NY. Interment followed at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Arrangements were through the Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket, NY. www.bryantfh.com.

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obit-perry-10-19-16Venkatesan Swaminatha Perry

Venkatesan Swaminatha Perry died peacefully in his sleep at his long-time home in Princeton on Saturday, October 15. He was an accomplished researcher and scientist, a devoted and loving family man, and a kind and generous friend to the many people whose lives he touched. His ebullient personality drew out the best qualities of each person he met. He was 84 and lived a rich and varied life.

As a young man, he went from studying by kerosene lamp while growing up as a teenager in rural India, to helping develop the fuel-cell system that put the first man on the moon while he was also working on his doctorate at Columbia University.

Born in Govindarajapuram, a small village in Palghat, India, on April 28, 1932, he was the first child of Swaminathan and Thangammal Peruvemba. From humble beginnings in Palghat, he studied in the small local public schools and graduated with a Bachelor of Physics in 1952 from the Government Victoria College. Over the next four years, he completed his Bachelor of Engineering in metallurgy at Banaras Hindu University, where he was awarded a Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement. He also played soccer and cricket while in school.

After graduating from Banaras, he worked for a year for Hindustan Steel in Rourkela, India, and was then sent to U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh for training. Fascinated by the opportunities in the United States, he decided to stay. He continued his education, earning a Masters degree from New York University and a PhD from Columbia.

Dr. Perry held several research and scientist roles over the years at Western Electric, General Cable, and Bell Communications Research. He was a pioneer in optical fiber and fuel cell technologies, with several patents to his credit.

He was also an avid skier and tennis player, and his infectious enthusiasm for both activities helped introduce many others to his two favorite sports.

Family was extremely important to Dr. Perry and he was very generous in helping his relatives both in the U.S. and India. He was instrumental in bringing his three brothers to the U.S. and getting them settled in their lives. He was truly a friend to his siblings and a father figure to their children.

His brothers Seshan and his wife, Lalitha; Balu and his wife, Radha; and Natarajan and his wife, Sudha; all live in the U.S. His only sister, Kamakshi, passed away in 2014.

In 1991, after a lengthy and romantic courtship, he married Elizabeth Stuyvesant Pyne in a ceremony on the island of Kauai surrounded by family. They were steadfast bridge partners and great friends, and enjoyed traveling together, with India and Brazil being two of their favorite destinations. Dr. Perry was much loved by his wife’s three sons, Russell, Lawrence, and John, to whom he quickly became a trusted friend and father figure.

His stepsons will never forget how “P.V.”, as they called him as young boys, could seamlessly transition from a fellow backyard Wiffle Ball fanatic to a skilled teacher helping them master their nightly studies, particularly in math and the sciences.

When his three stepsons started raising families of their own, Dr. Perry embraced the role of grandfather and was adored by his 10 grandchildren. He was a devoted husband who lovingly cared for his wife in her later years. Mrs. Perry passed away at their home in 2015 with Dr. Perry by her side.

He is survived by his three brothers and their families and his three stepsons and their families.

A celebration of Dr. Perry’s life will be held in the coming months in Princeton. His ashes will be scattered at his Princeton home, at his wife’s ancestral churchyard in Garrison, N.Y., and in the Ganges River in India.

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obit-billington-10-19-16Phyllis Bergquist Billington

Phyllis Bergquist Billington died peacefully at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, California of congestive heart failure. Born in Chicago, Illinois to John and Gerda Bergquist, she lived most of her adult life in Princeton, before moving to California in 2013.

Phyllis was the beloved wife for 65 years of David P. Billington; the loving mother of David, Jr.; Elizabeth (Donald); Jane (Johnson); Philip (Ninik), Stephen (Miriam); and Sarah (Peter); and the proud grandmother of Zoë, Timothy, Susannah, Lucy, Francesca, Rachel, Roy, Daisy, Anna, Clara, and Bram. She was also dearly loved by many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews from the Bergquist and Billington families, and friends from childhood on. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brothers Howard and Roy, and her sisters Beatrice and Janet.

Phyllis was a musician all her life. She began playing the piano at an early age, studying first with Theodora Sturkow Ryder. She was the outstanding graduate of Chicago’s Nicholas Senn High School in winter 1945, elected to the National Honor Society and the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. Majoring in philosophy and music, she graduated from Northwestern University in 1949, Phi Beta Kappa, and outstanding graduate of the College of Liberal Arts. Phyllis wrote for many Northwestern publications, and she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. While still in college, she began modeling, appearing in local and national publications, and winning the 1948 New York Heart Fund Dream Girl competition.

After graduation she moved to New York City to study piano with Dora Zaslavsky at the Manhattan School of Music. She also continued modeling, with the John Robert Powers Agency, and graced the covers of McCall’s, Colliers, Look Magazine, The Ladies Home Journal, and The American Magazine, among others.

In 1950 Phyllis received a Fulbright Scholarship to study both piano and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium. Fellow Fulbright Scholar David fell in love with Phyllis at first sight, and they were married in Chicago in 1951. Before settling in New Jersey, Phyllis and David spent their first year of marriage in Ghent, Belgium, continuing their piano and engineering studies. They lived in Glen Ridge, New Jersey from 1952 to 1960.

Phyllis’s life in Princeton was filled with music and her six children. She co-founded the University League Piano Group and was an active member of the Music Club of Princeton. She appeared in recital at Princeton University for the Friends of Music, in concerts at the Trenton State Museum, and overseas in performances in Belgium and Switzerland. Her “Illustrated Performances,” lecture recitals on classical composers, took her to audiences in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. She shared her passion for piano music, her sensitivity, and her scholarship with the Princeton Adult School, college concert series, libraries, retirement communities, community groups, and fellow music lovers, including her family. Her piano studio nurtured countless children and adults for over 60 years, introducing them to the expressive power and emotional fulfillment of music; and she was deeply enriched by continuing her own studies with Karl Ulrich Schnabel in New York City from 1977 to 2001.

Phyllis appreciated the many opportunities she and David had to travel, especially in Europe — opportunities to gather material and background for her lecture recitals, to meet cousins in Sweden, to visit with old friends, to experience other cultures and histories. She shared her memories of these trips, of her early life, of her family life and ancestry, and of her experience as a piano teacher and student herself in written memoirs, detailed photo albums, and scrapbooks. Although music was the guiding force in her interior life, she cherished her training in philosophy. “I never could have gotten through life without it,” she wrote. “Philosophy taught me to analyze, to see what was important, to keep my mind open but not be afraid of convictions.” Among the last words she spoke testify to her conviction that music was the expression of the love and emotion in her life: listening to a beloved Schubert sonata, she said, “pour your heart into it!”

Phyllis was a devoted member of Christ Episcopal Church, Glen Ridge, and Trinity Church, Princeton.

A service in Phyllis’s memory will be held at Trinity Church on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the Trinity Church Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 and to the Music Club of Princeton Scholarship Fund, c/o J. Rogers Woolston, 229 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540-3459.

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Memorial Service: Hugh “Tony” Cline

A celebration of the life of Hugh “Tony” Cline who died on July 4, 2016, will be held Saturday, October 29th at 11 a.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow the service at Prospect House at Princeton University. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Girard College Foundation at 2101 S. College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, or an educational program that promotes academic advancement for underprivileged children in your community.

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obit-connors-10-19-16Patricia Ann Connors

Patricia Ann Connors died peacefully in her sleep on September 13, 2016. She was an early feminist, an adventurous traveler, an elegant dresser, a fabulous cook, a tireless advocate for social justice, and a generous and patient mother, who taught her three children the importance of a robust sense of humor to meet life’s absurdities. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Born in New York City in 1933, Patricia, or Pat as she was known, was a both a product of her age and also demonstrated a fierce resistance to the norms that circumscribed women’s lives. Pat was a nationally ranked tennis player in her youth, and played in the U.S. Tennis Championships at Forest Hills at a teenager. Instead of continuing her tennis career, Pat attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where, her children were recently surprised to learn, she had also been the president of her sorority. She was that kind of girl.

Upon graduation, she received her first professional job as a reporter for the Newark News, where she was assigned the “Society News” and “Women’s” column — because, this being the 1940s, those were the only jobs open to highly educated female journalists. Her children suspect this was the origin of her lifelong commitment to the women’s equal rights movement. At her next job, at the New York World Telegram and Sun, she covered politics — an interest she cultivated in both her professional and personal life. She met and married her future ex-husband while working on the paper, and moved to Philadelphia, put her husband through medical school, started a family, all while commuting to Manhattan to work as a senior researcher for the New York State Democratic Committee.

Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Pat combined her personal commitment to social justice as an early campaigner for the Equal Rights Amendment (she remembers the state of Florida as being particularly unreceptive to the idea) and in Princeton, where she relocated with her family in 1975. She later became an active member of the Princeton Women’s Action Group, with whom she made several trips to Nicaragua and Cuba in the 1980s.

Pat earned an MA in organizational psychology from Columbia University and then returned to
graduate school to receive a PhD in clinical psychology in her mid-60s. Ms. Connors worked as a psychologist for death row inmates at Trenton State Prison, and also had a private practice in Princeton, until she retired in 2013.

She is survived by her children, Caroline Cleaves of Princeton; Christopher Cleaves of Fairfax Station, Virginia; and Henderson James Cleaves of Washington, D.C.; her grandchildren, Sam and Ava Tabeart, Fiona, and Liam Cleaves, and Annika Cleaves.

Her family warmly invites all those who knew her and loved her to a memorial service at Murray Dodge Hall on Saturday, November 5 at noon to 2 p.m.

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obit-yokana-10-19-16Lucien Davis Yokana

Lucien Davis Yokana, 89, of Princeton, New Jersey and Biddeford Pool, Maine died peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Princeton.

Lucien graduated from Princeton University in 1948 with a BSE in engineering. In 1949, he married Anne D. Guthrie at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, and they raised five children and lived happily until her death in 2012.

Lucien’s career started at Johnson & Johnson and Hartig Machine. In 1959, he founded Sterling Extruder Corporation, which became one of the largest and most innovative plastics companies in the industry. Sterling merged with Baker Perkins in 1986. After the merger, Lucien retained the Davis Electric division (later Merritt Davis) where he was chairman until the company was sold in 2005. He was a pioneer and a respected leader in the plastics industry, held numerous related patents, and set a precedent that still stands today regarding trade secrets in a case that was heard by the United States Supreme Court. He continued to serve on numerous boards and consult in the plastics field up until his final days.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church for nearly 70 years and served as Senior Warden of St. Martin’s in the Field Episcopal Church, a summer chapel at Biddeford Pool, Maine. He was a member of Bedens Brook Club, Pretty Brook Tennis Club, the Nassau Club, the Mill Reef Club in Antigua, and the Princeton Club of N.Y. In addition, Lucien was a member and past president of the Abenakee Club and the Pool Beach Association in Biddeford Pool.

Lucien loved music and a fine cocktail with friends. He will be remembered as a consummate and gracious gentleman with a quick wit, outstanding sense of humor, and uncanny ability to tell a remarkably good joke. Lucien will also be remembered for his unparalleled devotion to his wife, family, friends, and the Princeton Class of 1948 where he served as a class officer. He participated in Princeton reunions and the P-rade every year from 1948 through 2016.

He is survived by his brother Andre Yokana; two sons, Alexander D. Guthrie and Lucien S.Y. Guthrie; three daughters, Ariane G. Peixoto, Isabelle G. Yokana and Alice G. Barfield; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

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obit-glinka-10-19-16Matthew J. Glinka

Matthew J. Glinka, 99, died on October 13, 2016, in Burlington, Mass., just four months shy of his 100th birthday. Born in Greenwich, Conn. to Polish immigrant parents, Matty was a long-time resident of Princeton where he managed the University Cottage Club for 30 years. Loving husband of the late Elizabeth Nason Glinka for 41 years. Survived by four daughters, Elaine Glinka of Mesa, Ariz.; Charlotte Glinka, of Boston, Mass.; Diane Glinka of Dunstable, Mass.; and Sarah Glinka Endicott of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and their families. Also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Matty was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army with the invasionary forces at Normandy and in the European Theatre. He courageously battled polio in his 30‘s and never needed a wheelchair until his late 90‘s. One of his biggest joys was staying in touch with countless
Cottage Club members throughout the years. Matty enjoyed deep-sea fishing, refurbishing antique trunks, recounting his military experiences, and telling a good joke. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to contribute in Matty’s memory to a veterans’ organization or charity of their choice.

Condolences at www.sullivanfuneralhome.net. Services will be private.

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Memorial Service: Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen

Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, passed away on June 12, 2016. Her friends are invited to a service in her remembrance on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to her favorite environmental charities — the Audubon Society, the Wilderness Society, or the Environmental Defense Fund.

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obit-allen-10-19-16Stuart Allen Altmann

Stuart Allen Altmann, age 86, passed away in Princeton, New Jersey on October 13, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He was both a scientist and an artist, working as a field biologist for his professional life and pursuing ceramics expertly as an avocation. He earned degrees from UCLA and Harvard University, launching his lifelong studies of primate behavior. What set Altmann apart from his peers was his ability to frame problems conceptually, use mathematical models to make strong predictions, and then draw on his natural history insights and systematic observations to test them.

In the summer of 1958, he met his future wife Jeanne when they were both working for the NIH, and they married in 1959. He was a professor at the University of Alberta, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, University of Chicago, and Princeton University. In 1963–1964, Stuart and Jeanne Altmann made their first trip to Amboseli, Kenya, to study the baboons that would later become the subject of one of the world’s best-known long-term field studies of primates. Stuart and Jeanne were fortunate to spend decades working together in a rich, intellectual partnership.

Stuart approached his avocations with a passion and an attention to detail. He got equal pleasure from designing a home as from baking muffins to share with family and friends. He started an apple orchard on the family property in West Virginia, chronicling the taste and productivity of dozens of varieties and making gallons of cider.

Stuart’s aesthetic sense was strong and true, imbuing all his artistic pursuits with grace and style. Throughout his life Stuart loved sculpture and ceramics. He insisted that art be functional and yet also cared deeply about the aesthetics of design and form. He loved throwing pots and continually honed his skills and learned new techniques.

With his camera and artistic eye, he captured beautiful moments in the lives of each of his grandchildren, whom he enjoyed immensely. Listening to music and singing brought Stuart great pleasure, even in his last days. He loved a wide range of music from Bach to Coltrane, the deep melodious voice of Paul Robeson, and the drums of West Africa.

He was a captivating storyteller — stories of his adventures in the woods and travels around the world, and beloved bedtime stories for his children and grandchildren.

He will be sadly and deeply missed by Jeanne, his wife of 57 years; his son Michael Altmann of Minneapolis, Minnesota; his daughter Rachel Altmann of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren Elliot, Alice, and Benjamin; sister Ruth Nebron of Van Nuys, California; sister-in-law Grace Lynch and brother-in-law Tom Lynch of Rock Cave West Virginia; and many friends, co-workers, and associates. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 20th in the Atrium at Guyot Hall, Princeton University. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Fanconia Anemia Research Fund (http://fanconi.org) or the Penland School of Crafts (www.penland.org).

October 12, 2016

obit-clarke-10-12-16Ellen Smith Clarke

Ellen Smith Clarke, 91, of Princeton, died Friday, October 7, 2016.

She was born August 24, 1925, in Hartford Conn., the daughter of Thomas Sarsfield Smith and Catherine Klinger of West Hartford. Ellen attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy and the University of Saint Joseph School of Nursing of the Sisters of Mercy, Class of 1947.

On November 9, 1946, she was married at the Cathedral of St. Joseph to Audley Clarke II, son of Reginald Audley Clarke and Gertrude Shoebridge of Hartford Conn, and served as a U.S. Army Air Force officer in the Pacific stationed in Guam aboard a B29 from September 1943 to October 1946.

After the war, Ellen moved to Princeton in 1947, as the wife of a Princeton University student until 1949 then to Cambridge, Mass. where she was a volunteer at the Bay State Rehab Clinic of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and a member of Harvard Law Wives. Ellen and her husband adopted two children, Kathryn Mary in 1957 and Jeremy Charles in 1959. She then lived in Providence, R.I., Winchester, Mass. and Owings Mills, Md. While living in Maryland, Ellen was a member of the Green Spring Valley Garden Club, volunteered at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the Valley School.

On their return to Princeton in 1969, Ellen became a real estate agent with John T. Henderson Realty Inc. and remained with them and their successor companies for 42 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Mercer County Board of Realtors and was affiliated with the Princeton Realty Group, LLC. She served on the Board of Princeton Community Village Residence Association.

Ellen was a faithful regular communicant of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Princeton and was a Catechist in the 1970s with the teaching Sisters of Mercy. She was a supporting member of the Aquinas Institute Catholic Chaplaincy of Princeton University and volunteered at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Ellen is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Clarke Held and husband Marc Held of Yarmouth, Maine; and four grandchildren, Emily, William, Rebecca, and Jonathan; and by a son Jeremy Clarke and Brenda Carbone of Farmingdale, N.J. and two children, Jeremy and Amber. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, five from her older brother Thomas A. Smith and Marian Smith of Westerly, R.I.; Thomas Smith Jr.; Elizabeth Smith-Kulick of Norwell, Mass.; Jason Smith of New Britain, Conn.; Georgiana Smith of Newport, R.I. and Mary Johanna Ramirez-Smith of Madrid, Spain; and two from her younger brother Charles Smith and Carolyn Cawkins Smith of Doylestown, Pa.; Charles Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Timothy Smith of Arlington, Va.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street, Yarmouth, Maine, 11 a.m., Thursday, October 20, 2016, with burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yarmouth. Arrangements are under the direction of Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. To view Ellen’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit, www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sisters of Mercy, University of St. Joseph, CT, Office of Alumni Relations, 1678 Asylum Avenue, Hartford CT, 06117.

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obit-freeberg-10-12-16Norman Edward Freeberg

Norman Edward Freeberg died early in the morning of October 3, 2016, the day of the Jewish New Year, at the age of 85. He was ill these past few months, and he passed away at home while receiving incredible care. His survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years Marilyn; and his daughters Ellen, Elizabeth, and their families; along with three special grandchildren Emma, Daniel, and Leah.

During Norman’s illness, he had extraordinary support from his wife, family, friends, and neighbors. The family is indebted to the caregivers — Teya, Avis, and Bahu – who devoted themselves to Dad’s every need.

Norman was the son of Anna (Back) and Samuel Freeberg and grew up in the Bronx, an only child surrounded by a large, vibrant extended family. A proud graduate of the city public schools and CCNY, he completed a PhD in Industrial Psychology and Statistics from Ohio State University.

In the U.S. Navy following graduate school, Norman finished flight school, and as a psychologist, studied the behavior of pilots under varied conditions. Later, he spent time working with astronauts in NASA. He met his beloved Marilyn (at the ice skating rink at Grossinger’s Resort) and they married in 1961.

Norman and Marilyn raised a family in Princeton as Dad shifted his work to ETS, cultivating a long and interesting career there. He helped to evaluate areas as diverse as federal youth employment programs and conditions affecting air traffic controllers.

He was curious, generous, and a great conversationalist. He loved an inspired, informed talk about the issues of the day. A devotee of basketball, jazz, jogging, and biking around town, he had a steady collection of favorite activities, and he loved to socialize and travel with Marilyn. They were always a team. He was a committed, devoted companion to his life-long partner; he provided so much to his daughters, Ellen and Liz; his family and circle of friends were his touchstones. He was a lucky man, and we are fortunate for his 85 years with us.

We will remember Norman as a good husband, a devoted family member, a friend, and an engaged thinker.

Donations in Norman’s memory may be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Service in support of their Secure at Home Program: JFCS, 707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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obit-cuomo-10-12-16Frank M. Cuomo

Frank M. Cuomo of Princeton passed away peacefully Tuesday morning October 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Ischia, Italy in 1931 to the late Vincenzo and Teresa Cuomo and moved to the United States in 1952 to live the true American dream, although part of his heart remained in Ischia. He married his loving wife Alba in 1958 and shortly began a family.

His lifelong passion for gardening led to an extraordinary career in grounds keeping at RCA/SRI. After a career of 62 years, Frank retired in 2014 to cheer Italian soccer (Forza Napoli), care for his lawn and garden, and relax at his home down at the shore boating, fishing, and making memories with his family. A beloved husband, father, and Nonno, he leaves a legacy of hard work, loyalty, and the love of family, Almighty God, and country.

Frank is predeceased by his sisters Anna DeMeglio, Renata, Lupa and her husband Joseph; and Francesca Porcaro and her husband Luigi. Surviving is his loving wife Alba of 58 years; his sister Clara and her husband Silvio; his daughter Teresa Pietrefesa and her husband Craig; son Vince and his wife Lisa; and three grandchildren, Michael and his wife Savannah, Christopher, and Eric; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial followed in Princeton Cemetery. Calling hours were held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2016 at the funeral home.

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Lucien Davis Yokana

Lucien Davis Yokana, 89, of Princeton, New Jersey and Biddeford Pool, Maine died peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Princeton.

Lucien graduated from Princeton University in 1948 with a BSE in engineering. In 1949, he married Anne D. Guthrie at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, after which they raised five children and lived happily until her death in 2012.

Lucien’s career started at Johnson & Johnson and Hartig Machine. In 1959, he founded Sterling Extruder Corporation, which became one of the largest and most innovative plastics companies in the industry. Sterling merged with Baker Perkins in 1986. After the merger, Lucien retained the Davis Electric division (later Merritt Davis) where he was chairman until the company was sold in 2005. He was a pioneer and a respected leader in the plastics industry, held numerous related patents and set a precedent that still stands today regarding trade secrets in a case that was heard by the United States Supreme Court. He continued to serve on numerous boards and consult in the plastics field up until his final days.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church for nearly 70 years and served as Senior Warden of St. Martin’s in the Field Episcopal Church, a summer chapel at Biddeford Pool, Maine. He was a member of Bedens Brook Club, Pretty Brook Tennis Club, the Nassau Club, the Mill Reef Club in Antigua, and the Princeton Club of N.Y.. In addition, Lucien was a member and past president of the Abenakee Club and the Pool Beach Association in Biddeford Pool.

Lucien loved music and a fine cocktail with friends. He will be remembered as a consummate and gracious gentleman with a quick wit, outstanding sense of humor, and uncanny ability to tell a remarkably good joke. Lucien will also be remembered for his unparalleled devotion to his wife, family, friends, and the Princeton Class of 1948 where he served as a class officer. He participated in Princeton reunions and the P-rade every year from 1948 through 2016.

He is survived by his brother Andre Yokana, two sons; Alexander D. Guthrie and Lucien S.Y. Guthrie; three daughters; Ariane G. Peixoto, Isabelle G. Yokana, and Alice G. Barfield; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

October 5, 2016

Memorial Service

Friends of John Francis Brinster are invited to join his family in celebration of his life on Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. at Stonebridge in Skillman, NJ. A reception will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at: www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.

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obit-kalkanis-10-5-16Agnes Rose Kalkanis

Agnes Rose Kalkanis (nee Smith) passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Hamilton, NJ.

Born on September 11, 1924, Agnes grew up in Metuchen, NJ, and honorably served our country as a United States Navy WAVE, Seaman First Class, from 1944 to 1946. She raised her family in Edison, NJ, before spending many wonderful years as a resident of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. She and her husband Ted took delight in the beauty of the Manasquan Inlet and enjoyed their family at joyous events at their home. She loved everything Irish, the New York Yankees, traveling to Vermont, cooking, and making the holidays a special time. Her independent spirit and giving nature remains an inspiration to those who were close to her.

Daughter of the late Julia and John Smith, she is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of 61 years, Ted Kalkanis; son Thomas Busby and his wife Claire, daughter Judy Gilbert and her husband Michael; granddaughters Meaghan Heim and her husband Allan, Lauren Duggan and her husband Sean, Juliann Gilbert, and Sarah Gilbert; great-granddaughter Alexis Heim; great-grandson Heath Duggan; and Agnes’ brothers Al Smith, and Jack Smith and wife Esther.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 (www.stjude.org).

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obit-irvinRichard E. Irvin

Richard E. Irvin, 80, of Robbinsville, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Richard enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, Long Beach Island for clams and seafood dinners, and playing the New Jersey lottery. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandson. Holidays with the family were some of his favorite times. Richard retired in 2004 after 51 years as a sheet and metal worker with Simmons Sheet and Metal and Wilbur Sheet and Metal. He is survived by his devoted and caring wife Marie of 61 years, his daughters Joan M. Irvin and her partner John McGovern, Diane E. Murga and son-in-law David Murga, Darlene J. DiFalco and son-in-law Louis DiFalco, and his son Richard D. Irvin. He was a loving Pop Pop to his 6 grandchildren, Brian Wozniak, Anthony Romano, Matthew DiFalco, Gina Romano, Jennifer DiFalco and Max Irvin and great grandson Jace Edelen. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank Compassionate Care Hospice, especially his nurse John and caretaker Leslie.

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obit-bryant-10-5-16Donald Bryant

Donald Reid Bryant, 94, died at his long-time Pennington home Saturday, October 1. A member of the class of 1944 at Princeton University, he graduated early to serve in World War II as a forward observer. He received the Purple Heart for wounds he received during the Battle of the Bulge. After the War he attended Law School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over his many years of law practice, he had law offices in Trenton and Princeton, and served for a time as Magistrate in Pennington. He had been a member of the Nassau Club for over 65 years, where he could often be found enjoying backgammon and bridge, although he also played duplicate bridge in many other venues as well.

He was predeceased in 2010 by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Gilbert Bryant, and in 2011 by his second daughter, Christina Bryant Padin. He is survived by his other children: Lisa Bryant (previously Fowler); D. Reid Bryant and his wife Francine; Sara Bryant Trausch and her husband A. Nicholas; Joan Bryant Blankenship and her husband Raymond, son-in-law Edward R. Padin, of New Rochelle, NY, and his sister, Patricia Bryant Urban of Seattle. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. His family was his greatest pride and source of joy, especially each new baby.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Wilson Apple Funeral Home in Pennington from 11 to noon on Saturday, October 15. Please make donations, in lieu of flowers, to Holy Redeemer Hospice Care, P. O. Box 441, Trenton, N.J. 08603, or to the Pennington First Aid Squad, 110 Broemel Place, Pennington, N.J. 08534.

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Norman R. Schechter

Norman R. Schechter, 89, of Kendall Park died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at home in Kendall Park Surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York, NY, he was raised in Brooklyn and resided in Princeton from 1948 – 1960, Montgomery from 1960 until 2007 later moving to Kendall Park. Norman was a United States Army World War II Veteran. He retired in 1992 with over 12 years of service as a Supervisor with Educational Testing Services, Princeton and was previously employed for over 27 years as Director and Vice President of Pharmaceutical Production with the Princeton Laboratories. Norman was the past treasurer of the Princeton Chapter of Deborah Heart and Lung and on the board of Montgomery Township Development Commitee. He was an avid Yankee Fan and stamp collector. He enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and was a gifted embroiderer.

Son of the late Jacob and Sophie Schechter, brother of the late Morris Sheridan and Ruth Kleinberg, he is survived by his wife of 60 years Jeanne Schechter, 2 daughters Susan Schechter and Laurel Schechter.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Kehilat Shalom, 253 Belle Mead-Griggstown Road Belle Mead NJ 08502 or Smile Train.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton.

September 28, 2016

Memorial Service

Friends of Caroline Moseley are invited to join her family in a celebration of her life on Monday, October 10 at 2 p.m. in the Princeton University Chapel. A reception at Chancellor Green will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Caroline’s name to the Princeton Public Library.

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Memorial Service

A celebration of the life of Jean M. Friedmann, who died on July 25, 2016, will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow the service at the Nassau Club of Princeton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Princeton Public Library, Wellesley College, Phillips Academy (Abbot) Andover, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Samuel D. Lenox Jr.

The Honorable Samuel David Lenox Jr. died on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Hospice in Hamilton, New Jersey. Born in Trenton on February 8, 1925, he resided in Princeton since 1974 with his beloved wife, Jacqueline; his devoted daughter, Linda Fair Lenox; his sister Barbara Miller of Dover, Del.; niece Barbara Geraghty, and her husband Joseph of West Chester, Pa.; as well as nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister, Jean Lenox Toddie.

Judge Lenox was a graduate of Trenton High School and Bucknell University, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He graduated from Dickinson Law School and enjoyed a legal career that spanned more than five decades. He was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Lenox served as a judge for almost 40 years and then on recall for 10 years after retirement. He was appointed to the County Court by Governor Richard J. Hughes in 1966 and was later elevated to the Superior Court. In 1976, he became an Assignment Judge. In that capacity, at various times, he supervised all judges and judicial personnel in the counties of Mercer, Hunterdon, Somerset, Burlington, and Ocean.

While he served on many Supreme Court committees, he was most proud of serving as chairman on the Management Structure Committee which resulted in the complete reorganization of the judiciary into its modern structure of four divisions: Civil, Criminal, Family, and Chancery. He also delighted in overseeing adoptions and officiating weddings for loved ones and friends.

He loved the study of the law as well as his judicial service. He was a tireless worker and was regularly found in his chambers late at night and on weekends preparing his opinions. A judge of impeccable professional integrity, he was a meticulous and devoted scholar of the law who found immense satisfaction and pride in his work, always striving to provide justice to the litigants and lawyers who appeared before his bench.

A veteran of World War II, Judge Lenox enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943, rose to rank of First Lieutenant and continued in the reserves after the war ended. As a youth, he was active in the Trenton Jaycees.

He was a licensed amateur radio operator broadcasting on his own station, W3JND. He was an avid skier and qualified for the National Ski Patrol. He loved dogs, especially Golden Retrievers. He always had one or two dogs and took daily walks in the country with his dogs by his side. He had a lifelong interest in horses since childhood when he was a member of the only Boy Scout Mounted Troop in the United States. Before becoming a judge, he owned harness horses, which raced at tracks along the East Coast. This activity discontinued when he became a judge but he still enjoyed horses at his daughter’s New Jersey horse farm.

He was an emeritus member of the Princeton Old Guard and the Princeton Officers Society. He worshipped with his wife at Nassau Presbyterian Church. He loved to fish in Barnegat Bay and in the ocean with friends and his daughter.

Funeral services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Shaggy Dog Rescue, 1337 Banks Street, Houston, TX 77006 or online: www.houstonshaggydogrescue.org.

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obit-cook-9-28-16Joan Folinsbee Cook

Joan Folinsbee Cook passed away peacefully at her home in Kingston, on September 24. She was 97. Born in New Hope, Pa., she was the daughter of Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee and John Fulton Folinsbee, a well-known Pennsylvanian/American Impressionist painter. She went to Miss Holmquist’s School in Solebury, Pa. and attended Smith College for one year and, in 1938, married Peter G. Cook, an artist who studied with John Folinsbee. They were happily married until Peter Cook’s death in 1992.

Joan was very active in the Princeton community as a member of the Stony Brook Garden Club, an actor in the Community Players at McCarter Theater, a member of her Monday Group for book-reading, a member of an investment club, and a writer of special interest articles for “Town Topics.” She was an avid Princeton University Mens Ice Hockey supporter and would annually have the entire freshman team to the house in Kingston during the 11 years that her husband coached that team. Many of those players stayed in touch with her for the rest of her life. She had a wide circle of friends across the country with concentrations around Princeton and Woolwich, Maine where she and her sister, Beth Wiggins, summered with their families for over 70 years.

She is survived by her children, Peter B. Cook of Chilmark, Mass.; John F. Cook of Kingston, NJ; Dr. Stephen S. Cook of Belle Meade, NJ; Paula C. Sculley of Sewickley, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 15 at Trinity Episcopal Church at 33 Mercer Street in Princeton with a reception to follow at Springdale Golf Club.

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

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obit-ford-9-28-16Elizabeth Stewardson Ford

Elizabeth Stewardson Ford, a 57-year resident of Princeton, died with family present on Saturday,  September 24, 2016 at 80 years of age. Born Elizabeth Masland Dana in Philadelphia on December 13, 1935, and known as Betsy, she was raised in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Andrew Crawford and Ellen Masland Dana. She was elected head of student government her senior year at The Baldwin School where she graduated in 1954. As a young woman, she and her sister, Sally, were both junior champions at Merion Golf Club where she had her first hole in one at age 16 playing with her father.

After Mrs. Ford graduated from Mt. Holyoke in 1958, she worked as a librarian at Haverford College. The following year she married her childhood sweetheart, William Emlyn Stewardson. They settled in Princeton where she worked at Miss Fine’s School and helped her husband form the real estate brokerage firm bearing his name. They were the loving parents of three children: a son, Dana Stewardson of Haverford, Pa.; two daughters, Elizabeth Connolly (Kevin) of Lexington, Mass.; and Caroline Thornewill (Luke) of Nantucket, Mass.

In December 1972, Mr. Stewardson died suddenly. On March 1, 1975 she married Jeremiah Ford who was a good friend of both and the architect who had designed the family home. In 1974, Mrs. Ford rejoined her late husband’s real estate firm, Stewardson-Dougherty Real Estate Associates, Inc. as vice president.

She enjoyed travelling with her family and summering in Nantucket. Her many interests included playing bridge, leadership roles in the Garden Club of Princeton, the Marquand Park Association, and the Mt. Holyoke Alumni Association. She enjoyed her involvement at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, and The Present Day Club in Princeton. In addition to Mr. Ford and her three children she is survived by stepdaughters, Amanda Ford of Lawrenceville; and Kate Ford of Maynard, Mass.; grandchildren Ashley and Rob Stewardson of Philadelphia; Lyla and Nick Connolly of Lexington, Mass.; and Wes Thornewill of Nantucket Mass.; and her sister Sally Willson and her two sons of Columbus, Ohio.

Truly adored by her family she was known as “Granny B” and they will always remember how she shared the great joy in the beauty of the natural world around her — watching clouds, digging for clams, gardening and tracing the advance of the butterfly from caterpillar and cocoon.

Contributions in Mrs. Ford’s memory can be made to: The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia MD 21046, www.fightblindness.org.

A memorial service is planned at The Princeton University Chapel on Monday, November 21st at 10 a.m.

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

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Helen Martha Crossley

Helen Martha Crossley, 95, of Princeton, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2016.

Exceptionally bright and intellectually curious, Helen devoted her life to developing and improving techniques in public opinion research. She was a founding member of both the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), and served as WAPOR’s first female president from 1960-62. Through a philanthropic gift in 2012, she established the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

In tribute, the late George Gallup Jr. said of her: “Helen has always retained a fascination with research methodology, and also with the potential of survey research to make new discoveries about humankind, and to bring about positive change in societies around the world.” 

Helen was born in Germantown, Pa., on September 8, 1921, the daughter of pioneer pollster Archibald M. Crossley and Dorothy Fox Crossley. The family moved to Princeton in 1923, and spent summers in Woods Hole, Mass., on Cape Cod, where Helen developed her lifelong love of sailing and swimming. Woods Hole remained a cherished place in Helen’s heart, and she returned there every summer until 2015.

In 1938, Helen graduated from Miss Fine’s School (now Princeton Day School), where she received the Woman’s College Scholarship Prize. She then attended Radcliffe College, her mother’s alma mater, graduating in 1942. While a student, she and nine of her dorm mates set up a Round Robin letter-writing group that continued for six decades. A dedicated archivist, Helen arranged to have the letters donated to Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.

Immediately following her college graduation, Helen went to Washington, D.C., to work for the Office of War Information and the War Food Administration during World War II. She earned a master’s degree in 1948 from the University of Denver’s Opinion Research Center, working under mentor Don Cahalan.

In the early 1950s, Helen worked in Germany for the Armed Forces Information and Education Division, ending as chief of its research branch. In 1955 she began her long association with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), working with Leo P. Crespi to establish coordinated research surveys in many countries of Europe, Asia, and Latin America. These surveys measured foreign publics’ awareness of attitudes toward U.S. policies and culture, and were in effect the “Ear of America.”

Following a two-year evaluation assignment with the aid program in South Korea from 1960-62, Helen became a freelance consultant, serving academic, commercial, and government clients. She also worked for her father’s firm, ArchCross Associates, and collaborated (through Political Surveys and Analyses Inc.) on several surveys for Governor Nelson Rockefeller and other political figures.

In 1979 she returned to USIA where she was instrumental in arranging for USIA survey data to be released for public use via the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and the National Archives. She retired in 1992 with the Agency’s Career Achievement Award. After her retirement, she took up full-time residence in Princeton and spent several years cataloguing her father’s papers, which she donated to the Roper Center.

An avid traveler, Helen embarked on her first overseas trip to Germany at age 16, and she continued her globe trekking until well into her 80s. Family and friends remember her ever-present camera, with which she chronicled birthdays, weddings, trips, meetings, and much more. She loved music, and participated in choral groups throughout her life. She took great pleasure in the small beauties of nature — colorful autumn leaves, unusual cloud formations, the sunset over Penzance Point in Woods Hole.

Extraordinarily thoughtful and generous, Helen had an impact on individuals and institutions that will live on after her death. In addition to her charitable gift establishing the Crossley Center at the University of Denver, she was a major benefactor in the restoration of the historic White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, N.J., her father’s birthplace.

Helen is survived by her sister, Dorothy I. Crossley; Nancy Crossley, the widow of her late brother Joseph; nephews Peter Crossley and Lawrence Crossley and their families; the family of her late nephew Robert Crossley Sr.; cousins Kevin Birch, Wendy Ketchum, Carolyn Mulliken, and Sara Piccini; and her devoted caregiver, Sandra Mingo.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, in Princeton Cemetery, with a memorial service in Princeton to follow at a later date. Helen’s family and friends will gather for a service at the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Helen’s generous spirit can be made to The Friends of White Hill Mansion, c/o Fieldsboro Clerk, 204 Washington St., Fieldsboro, NJ 08505.

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

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Mimi Ballard

Mimi Ballard of Lexington, Mass., who lived previously for 35 years in Princeton, passed away on September 8, 2016. Wife of Richard Ballard for over 51 years; mother of R. Brian Ballard and his wife Patricia of Belmont, Mass.; and of Lisa Ballard and her husband David Fitzsimmons of Marlborough, Mass. Her husband and children were with her at the time of her passing. Mimi is also survived by her two grandsons, Andrew and Thomas of Belmont. At the time of her passing, Mimi was executive director of the Research Institute for Learning Development, Lexington, Mass. This organization provides assistance to children with learning problems. She was treasurer of Friends of Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, and was co-president of Non-Profit-Network, an organization of non-profit groups in the Boston area. In her years in Princeton, Mimi was executive director of Family and Children’s Services of Central New Jersey (“FACS”). FACS provided a variety of assistance programs to families and children with needs. FACS also raised special funds to provide needed back-to-school items such as backpacks and school supplies to children facing hard times. She was president of The Riverside School PTO and, later, of the John Witherspoon Middle School PTO. She was a founder and president of the Princeton Soccer Association which had over 1,000 youth soccer players during her time as president. She was president of the New Jersey Family Services Association, she received the “Woman of the Year” award from the Princeton YMCA/YWCA, she was active in the Young Audiences organization, in McCarter Theatre, and in the Princeton Regional Scholarship Fund.

Anyone interested in making a donation in Mimi’s memory can do so to: Friends of Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.

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obit-merrick-9-28-16Theodora Hulme Merrick

Theodora Hulme Merrick, born May 13, 1923, died peacefully on September 20, 2016 at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman.

Known by friends as Terry, she lived a full and wonderful 93 years. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Swarthmore, attended Wilson College, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She married Eldridge Gerry Merrick, III on September 16, 1950 and they were together 44 wonderful years before Gerry’s passing in 1994. Together they raised four daughters and lived for a period of time in Shaker Heights, Ohio and Rose Valley, Pa. before settling in Princeton in 1964.

Professionally, Terry worked at Lippincott Publishing, Cedar Crest College, and even as a poodle groomer (!) but made her mark as a real estate broker with N.T. Callaway in Princeton.

Very athletic, she played tennis until she was 80 years old and golf into her late 80s! She was a “master” bridge player and enjoyed time with friends playing in a number of different groups throughout her life. She was a long-time member of Trinity Church Princeton’s Altar Guild and Princeton Garden Club. She also enjoyed her memberships at Springdale Golf Club, Nassau Club, and Present Day Club.

Known by her family as Muzzy, she gathered her family together for many wonderful holidays at their home in Princeton and at their summer home in Stone Harbor, N.J. Holidays were marked by much laughter and delicious food (Muzzy was a very accomplished cook … just ask her sons-in-law!). Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving were full of treasured traditions and trips to Stone Harbor always included a cone at Springer’s.

Our Muzzy will be in our hearts forever. We cherish her steadfast love of family and embrace that was her on-going legacy and gift to us.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerry, son-in-law Charlie Estes, sister Anne Vierno, and sister-in-law Ann Hulme. She is survived by her brothers Norman A. Hulme, Bryn Mawr, Pa; and Robert D. Hulme, Princeton; and her four daughters Deborah Estes of Washington, D.C.; Laurie Winegar and her husband Jeffrey of Pennington; Joan Schneeweiss and her husband Chris of Orleans, Mass.; and Anne Kellstrom and her husband Todd of Wurtsboro, N.Y.; and all of her grandchildren: Alison Baenen, Peter Estes, Courtney Fagan and her husband Padraig, Wells; Winegar; Berit Schneeweiss; William (Bill) Schneeweiss, Melanie Kellstrom; and a great granddaughter Merrick Fagan.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.

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

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Barbara Lundy

Barbara Lundy, née Blum, died on September 17, 2016 following a five-month illness. She was survived by her husband of 47 years Michael Lundy; her daughters and their spouses, Sharon and Sean Baartmans; Lisa and Dr. Kenneth Rieger; four grandchildren, Raymond and Mira Baartmans, and Liam and Mabel Rieger; and brother Martin and Carolyn Blum.

Barbara was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Baldwin High School (Long Island). She earned a BA from the University of Bridgeport. While raising her children at home in Livingston, New Jersey, Barbara was active in volunteer work with Women’s American ORT. Barbara became a computer programmer and for many years was a computer systems project manager for IBM. She retired in 2008 and she and Michael relocated to Skillman where she audited courses and, as a volunteer, managed the computer lab at the Princeton Senior Resources Center. Everyone Barbara touched remembers her as gentle, understanding, reassuring, and generous. Sought after for her practical intelligence and experience as related to home and work, she was a beautiful human being.

 

September 21, 2016

obit-bardzilowski-9-21-16Owen Gerrard Bardzilowski

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Owen G. Bardzilowski, at home on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at age 14.

A lifelong resident of Princeton, he began his freshman year at Princeton High School. Over the years, he loved to play golf with his Dad and Grandpa, was an expert in solving various kinds of Rubik’s cubes, an enthusiastic skateboarder, and active in various youth sports programs.

Owen is survived by his parents Joe and Marie Evelyn Bardzilowski; his siblings Miles, Ella, and Maria; maternal grandmother Marie Thomas of Plainsboro; paternal grandparents Joseph and Julia Bardzilowski of Clark; and Carole Vill’Neuve of Las Vegas; aunt Lisa (Ron) Rapolas; uncles Charles “Eddie” (Carolyn) Thomas, Michael Thomas (Northern Ireland), Mike and Jon Bardzilowski; great uncle Leon Bardzilowski; Dawn and Arturo Pacheco; and special cousin Evelyn Torres (Pensacola, Fla.); and loved in life by a host of cousins, extended family, and friends.

Owen faithfully attended Princeton Police Department Youth Academy over the past few years and this past summer was a counselor in the program.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, September 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542. Funeral services will be private.

Since it was Owen’s dream to be a Princeton police officer, in lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be sent to Princeton PD Youth Academy Fund, c/o PBA Local 130, 1 Valley Road Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

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obit-ruiz-9-21-16David F. Ruiz

David F. Ruiz passed away suddenly, unexpectedly but peacefully, on August 15, 2016 from cardiac arrhythmia while at his beloved work place, The International Student House (ISH) of Washington D.C. He was 49 years old.

Born in New York City, David grew up in Princeton, attending Princeton Regional Schools from Kindergarten until his High School graduation in 1984. David was an honors student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst majoring in history. David later went on to receive a Master Degree in international affairs from George Washington University in Washington D.C. During his time as a graduate student David lived at the International Student House. After a short stint working as a researcher, David returned to the International Student House in 1996 taking a position as their business manager. However, in time, David’s role grew far beyond that.

The inception for ISH of Washington, D.C. began in 1934 when a small group of Quakers explored how they might make a contribution to peace and a better understanding among people of diverse national backgrounds. They believed that contributions to real peace could result from contacts between ordinary people, particularly young adults. This was a mission that was dear to David and, in his role at ISH, David became a powerful global ambassador and friend to people from every corner of the world. His kindness, and gentle soul touched the lives of countless individuals. Through the friendships he made David also had the opportunity to travel around the world extensively including through Europe, Asia, and the Americas; over the years every page of his passports became full of stamps from different lands.

David was known for his gentle and humble demeanor as well as his quiet but dry and sarcastic wit. He was also well known for his epic walking abilities and would regularly walk many miles at a stretch. He even ran the New York City Marathon in 2003. In his spare time David was an avid movie-goer attending nearly every opening night showing. He was also a staunch supporter of the arts, attending nearly every large production and independent theater performance throughout the D.C. area. David was also a supporter of several causes including the Human Rights Campaign and the Democratic Party.

David leaves behind his mother, Rosalia Ruiz of Princeton; his father Teofilo Ruiz (and spouse Scarlett Freund) of Los Angeles, California; his brother Daniel Ruiz (and spouse Maria Bruno Ruiz) as well as a niece, Sofia and nephew, Mateo who adored him. David also leaves behind his grandmother, aunt, his five cousins, and their families as well as many, many good friends.

A well-attended memorial service was held for David on September 10, 2016 at The International Student House. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in David’s honor to support the mission of The International Student House. Contributions in his name can be made to the International Student House, 1825 R Street NW, Washington DC 20009.

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obit-maxwell-9-21-16David Clark Maxwell

David Clark Maxwell, age 78, died Monday September 12, 2016 in Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown, Pa. He was born in Trenton, to Robert Chester and Marie Ringkamp Maxwell.

David was raised in Princeton, New Jersey and attended Princeton Country Day School, graduating in 1957 from Malvern Prep School in Malvern, Pa. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University in 1961. He served in the National Guard 50th Armored Division, and was honorably discharged.

David served as president of the R.C. Maxwell Company for 38 years. The R.C. Maxwell Company was established in 1894 by David’s father R.C. Maxwell, who was a pioneer in the outdoor advertising industry.

David also served as assistant treasurer of Martin House in Trenton, and tutored children for Big Brothers and Sisters in Vero Beach, Fla. He was president of the Outdoor Advertising Association of New Jersey, and the Legal Committee of the National Outdoor Advertising Association of America. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, president of The Trenton YMCA, president of the Friends of the New Jersey State Museum, a member of The Mercer/Bucks Running Club, a volunteer for The American Cancer Society, past member of Trenton Country Club, Bedens Brook Club, The Nassau Club, The Moorings Club (Vero Beach, Fla.), Springdale Golf Club, and the Barnegat Light Yacht Club. His interests included running, tennis, golf, windsurfing, sailing, flying, extensive travel, avid reading, aspiring inventor.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Anne; daughter Jocelyn (Bill Froehlich) and son David (Sherri); as well as three grandchildren, Kyle, Emma, and Jack.

He and his wife resided in Edgehill Gardens in Morrisville Pa., Yardley Pa., Elm Ridge Park in Hopewell, Long Beach Island, N.J., Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, Wellington Manor in Pennington, as well as Vero Beach, Fla. His final home was in Twining Village, Holland Pa.

He donated his body to The University of Pennsylvania Hospital Medical School. A private service will be held. Donations may be sent to Better Community Housing of Trenton, 802 East State Street, Trenton NJ 08602 c/o Pearleen Waters.

David was beloved by friends, family and colleagues alike. He was intelligent, unpretentious, hilarious (sometimes unintentionally), genuinely kind, honest, and selfless. His family and his business were his whole world. He will be missed by all who knew him.

“Long Live Life” — David C. Maxwell

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Sheila P. Zalvino

Sheila P. Zalvino, 75, of Mercerville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Compassionate Care Hospice at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton.

Born in Princeton, Sheila has been a resident of Hamilton Township since 1965. Sheila was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt and true friend and she will be missed deeply by everyone whose life she touched.

Sheila was an extremely energetic person who started working at a young age answering phones for her father’s taxi business. While raising her children, she worked for ETS and then Koenig Plastics and then became an executive administrative assistant at Universal Process Equipment (UPE/IPPE) and retired in 2004 after 20 years of service.

Growing up in Princeton, she attended Princeton Public Schools where she created and forever maintained special friendships to this day. She always looked forward to the luncheons with her childhood friends JoAnne, Barbara, and her sister Sandy. Throughout her life she loved being a part of her children’s and later her grandchildren’s sports activities. She rarely missed a game and was the biggest fan to each of her grandchildren. She just simply adored and lived for them. She loved vacationing in LBI where she and Frank would bring the whole family and host extended family and friends, making a lifetime of joyful memories for all. Christmas Eve parties at the Zalvinos were just as memorable because of Sheila and she would put on incredible spreads for everyone to enjoy. She had a big heart and a way of making everyone around her feel loved and at home.

Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Alice (Rousseau) Petrone; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Luigi and Rose (Tamasi) Zalvino; and her husband’s grandparents, Rosario and Almerinda Tamasi; she is survived by her loving husband of 54 years (-1 day) Frank Zalvino; her two children, Susan Groninger (Kenneth Giovanelli) and Mark Zalvino; her 5 grandchildren, Chase and Cody Groninger (Cheyenne) and Julia, James and Parker Zalvino; her great-grandchild, Raelyn Groninger; her 4 siblings, John “Jack” Petrone (Jean), Thomas Petrone (Ellen), Dolores Vandegrift (James), and Sandra Towne (Ronald); and many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, 3816 East State Street Extension, Hamilton, NJ.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton.

Visitation for friends and family will be held on Monday September 19, 2016, from 6 until 9:00 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Zalvino’s memory to the American Diabetes Association by visiting In Memory Of at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. www.saulfuneralhomes.com.

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Jean Louise Friedmann

Jean Louise (Mulvey) Friedmann died on July 25, 2016, in Princeton after a brief illness.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1927, Jean was the daughter of the late Joseph and Leona (Buckley) Mulvey. She grew up in Andover, Mass., attending local schools and then Abbot Academy, now Phillips Academy, in Andover. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and worked for several years as an editor for The MacMillan Company Publishers in New York City. In later years, using the pen name of Emily Vincent, she became a free-lance book reviewer for The Houston Chronicle, Best Sellers, and other publications as well as serving as a long-time editor of The Wellesley Magazine book review section.

In 1956, she married John Friedmann in New York City. They raised their three children in New York City, Hastings on Hudson, N.Y., and Houston, Tex., retiring to Princeton in 1984. Jean continued her editing and free-lance writing, volunteered for Literacy Volunteers of America and the Princeton Public Library, and served as an officer of the local Wellesley College clubs in Houston and Princeton. Jean was a familiar figure around town, attending many town and university events, and riding her bicycle and swimming. She and John also traveled extensively until his death in 2009.

Jean is survived by her children, Pamela Lowe, and her husband Russell; Andrew Friedmann, and his wife Darcy (Davis) Friedmann; and Thomas Friedmann. and his wife, Amy Anderson; grandchildren Brian (Hillary Anderson) Lowe, Peter Lowe, and David (Heather Pratt) Lowe, Michael and Christopher Friedmann, Charlotte and John Friedmann; great-grandson, Sawyer Anderson Lowe; her sister, Susan Mulvey Rattray, and her husband Bret; sister-in-law, Nancy Mumford Mulvey; cousin, Joanne Marlatt Otto; nephews and nieces Steven Mulvey, Kathryn (Patricia Lambert) Mulvey, Will (Heather Malin) Swarts, Hilary Swarts; and great-nephew Noah Malin Swarts. She was predeceased by her loving brother, Donald Mulvey. She deeply loved and respected, and was loved and respected by, her entire extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton on October 8th in the afternoon to which friends and family are cordially invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Princeton Public Library, Wellesley College, Phillips Academy (Abbott) Andover, or the donor’s choice of charity.

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obit-murphy-9-21-16Jean C. Murphy 

Jean C. Murphy, 90, the former Jean Elizabeth Campbell, was born in Philadelphia, May 18, 1926. She grew up and lived in Wynnewood, Pa. before moving to Princeton in 1961. In 1950 she married John S. Murphy of Philadelphia and they were happily married for 60 years.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in 1948. She received a graduate degree in elementary education from The College of New Jersey.

She taught in the Princeton Regional Schools for several years in the field of special education and as a substitute teacher in the elementary grades.

She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Campbell and was predeceased by her husband, John Slaughter Murphy. She is survived by her sister Catherine Richie; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Ted Strempack; son Robert Murphy; grandchildren Kymberly Clark and Guy Strempack; great granddaughters Taylor and Camy Clark, Mia Strempack; and nieces and nephews.

She was a volunteer at the University Medical Center of Princeton for many years and a member of the Women’s College Club of Princeton.

She was an avid reader and gardener and loved to travel with her husband.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Trinity-All Saints’ Cemetery, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton, NJ. Donations in her memory may be made to All Saints’ Church at the above address.

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

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Memorial Service

Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen

Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, passed away on June 12, 2016. Her friends are invited to a service in her remembrance on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to her favorite environmental charities — the Audubon Society, the Wilderness Society, or the Environmental Defense Fund.

September 14, 2016

obit-brinster-9-14-16John Francis Brinster

John Francis Brinster, 95, died peacefully at home at Stonebridge on Friday September 9, 2016. He was born and raised in Butler, New Jersey, the son of Lorenz and Margaret Brinster. John was president of his class when he graduated from Butler High School in 1939. He was awarded a full scholarship to Drew University to study chemistry. After a summer job in the Princeton University physics lab, the University made him a similar offer. He went on to graduate magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton with the class of 1943, an honor that he was most proud of.

John grew up in rural New Jersey. As a youngster he built amateur chemistry and electronic labs in his basement and was an active ham radio operator with “friends” all over the world. While in high school he was editor of the school newspaper and played both basketball and football.

After college graduation, John stayed on at Princeton doing research and teaching at the graduate level. The War Manpower Commission required him to remain at Princeton to participate in war developments where he created the first multichannel radio telemetry devices for obtaining data from distant moving vehicles. When the American army captured the German V-2 missile, he was appointed a member of the National V-2 Panel to develop similar technology. He was in charge of five missiles to be fired at White Sands Proving Grounds working with Wernher von Braun. John worked with physicists such as Wheeler, Pauli, Feynman, and Wigner, and also enjoyed associations with Einstein and Oppenheimer at the Institute for Advanced Study. His 1946 analytical report that was requested by the government was the first to recommend data transmission and manipulation in the form of binary code well before the availability of solid-state devices. Later, John became an entrepreneur and with the help of local investors, he started Applied Science Corporation, known as ASCOP and then General Devices. They were small high tech companies in data acquisition, telemetry, and thermo-electricity. General Devices developed and built the telemetry system used in John Glenn’s capsule to communicate from space to earth.

John’s passion for business led him to take over Allied Boats in the late 60’s, the marine division of a small company owned by his brother Larry. From this, he created Marine Drive Systems where John designed and created stern drives (marine propulsion) for various motor boating applications ranging from pleasure boats to large commercial ferries. This enabled John and Doris, his wife of nearly 71 years, to travel world wide marketing the Marine Drive products. Marine Drive Systems successfully competed with industry giants such as Volvo-Penta, MerCruiser, and Chris Craft. John sold the company in the early 90’s and retired.

During his professional years, John, a scientist and creator at heart, received patents for more than 16 inventions. Once retired, John became extremely interested in, and somewhat of an authority on neuroscience and the human mind. As a Princeton alumnus, John worked to emphasize the study of neuroscience at the University by participating in the national “Decade of the Brain” so designated by George H. W. Bush to enhance public awareness of the benefits of brain research. John donated a prize in perpetuity for the best senior thesis in neuroscience. Work with his class led to the realization of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. He made similar scholarship contributions to Rutgers and Drew Universities.

In his later years, John was passionate about writing and published nine books both fiction and non-fiction. He recently finished his tenth book that is yet to be edited and published.

Because of John’s love for boating, he and his family enjoyed summers at the New Jersey shore. He ultimately built a family home in Mantoloking on Barnegat Bay that could easily accommodate his growing four-generation family.

John was a longtime active member of The Nassau Club and so enjoyed his weekly “Saturday Lunch Bunch” meetings. He was also a member of The Old Guard and an invited speaker on several occasions.

John leaves behind his wife, Doris Lacy Ayres, whom he met on a bet with his co-workers in the summer of 1942; his daughters Jaye White and Meg; his son John and his son-in-law, Allen White. John had nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be private and handled by Mather Hodge Funeral Home. A memorial service is being planned for October. For information regarding the memorial service, please contact Meg at Megrit@aol.com.

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John Robert Waltman

John Robert (Bob) Waltman, 94, died on September 8, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Stonebridge residence in Skillman.

Bob was born in Steubenville, Ohio to Edwin Guy and Martha Beard Waltman. He attended the Mercersburg Academy before entering Princeton University with the great class of 1945. In the spring of 1943, Bob left Princeton to enlist in the Army. From 1943 to 1946 he served with the Army Corps of Engineers, 1289th Engineer Combat Battalion. Bob served in France, Germany, and the Philippines and attained the rank of First Lieutenant. He returned to Princeton in 1946 to complete his Bachelor of Science in engineering degree. In 1948 he began a long and successful career with the United States Gypsum Company. Retiring from his position as national accounts executive in 1987, Bob was known for his exemplary dedication, integrity, humility, and for his personal touch and wry good humor.

An avid golfer and sailor and a proud member of the Old Guard, Bob enjoyed big band music, jazz and cleverly plotted espionage novels. He traveled frequently, first in the service, then for work, and finally enjoying many trips abroad after his retirement. More than anything, he enjoyed time spent with his family. An exemplary man in every regard, Bob was a gentle soul with a sweetly mischievous twinkle in his eye. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years Diana (Didi) Fredericks Waltman; his daughters Susan Waltman Simpson, Sally (Bay) Waltman (and spouse Elizabeth Ries) and Martha O’Connor (and spouse Michael); and by his son James Robert (Jim) Waltman (and spouse Alicia); as well as by his eight adoring grandchildren; Jack, Diana (Annie) and Matthew Simpson; Kelly, Duncan and John Patrick O’Connor; and Emma and James Torrey (Jimmy) Waltman.

Interment will be held privately. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association or Habitat for Humanity of Trenton.

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obit-oconnor-9-14-16Robert Arthur O’Connor

Robert Arthur O’Connor, long-time Princeton resident, died Thursday, September 8, 2016 at age 96 after a long illness.

Mr. O’Connor was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from the City College of New York in 1942, then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps 1943-45 in the China-Burma-India theater of operations. He spent most of his career at Columbia Broadcasting System, retiring in 1987 as vice-president, transmission and staff engineering. He was a member of many industry and government committees, including the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR), IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB.)

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marion (nee Azzoni), his three children: Christine, Arthur and wife Linda, and Andrew and wife Kathryn; and his seven grandchildren Matthew, Brett, Madeline, Julia, Emma, Genevieve, and Rhys as well as many nieces and nephews. His father, Arthur; mother, Justina (nee Zeig); brother, William and wife Ellen (nee Boylan) have predeceased him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman, with burial following at Princeton Cemetery.

Inspired by his love of classical music, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Princeton Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 250, Princeton, NJ 08542.

September 7, 2016

Astrida Strazdins Apse

Astrida Strazdins Apse passed away on August 30, 2016 following cardiac arrest, peacefully and with her family by her side in Brunswick, Maine.

Astrida was born in a World War II refugee camp in the American sector of occupied Germany in 1945, her late mother (and longtime Princeton resident) Austra Strazdins, had left Latvia months before. They both emigrated to the United States, first to Michigan and then to Philadelphia, Pa., before she headed to the University of Akron on a scholarship. She was a passionate English literature major, and completed her master’s degree and began a doctorate in the subject at Pennsylvania State University before moving to Cambridge, Mass. to teach at The Girl’s Latin School. In Cambridge, she met and eventually married Juris Imants Apse and moved to Princeton in 1972. In Princeton, Astrida raised 3 children — Colin, Kira, and Stefan — and over the years taught English at Peddie School (starting the English as a second language program there), the Lewis School, and Princeton High School while also tutoring many local students. She lived in Princeton for 35 years before retiring with her husband to Brunswick, Maine near her children, the ocean, and her four grandchildren.

Astrida was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend, neighbor, book clubber, and partner — always ready to laugh and offer insights from her fascinating life. She might even offer a kind critique of the grammar of this obituary, as a lover of literature and of the rules of English. Few were as fond of teenagers as Astrida, and she not only did wonders with her own kids but also entertained and educated teenagers from Cambridge to Princeton to Brunswick. Astrida’s dedication to, and love for, her children is a trait that was quickly evident to all that knew her. Astrida’s dynamic personality will be missed.

A private celebration of Astrida’s life will take place in Brunswick, Maine. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or www.pancan.org/ in honor of her late mother.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME where memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

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Jean Stewart Turner

Jean Stewart Turner, 100, of Stonebridge at Montgomery, Skillman died August 31. Raised in Summit, New Jersey, she graduated from Kent Place School and attended Smith College. Jean married her love, Gordon B. Turner, in 1939. The couple settled in Princeton following World War II, when Gordon returned to complete his education at Princeton University and then become a faculty member. They lived in Princeton until his death in 1996, enjoying many activities together — family, hiking, foreign travel, bridge, and a shared enthusiasm for politics.

Jean had a passion for the arts and was an active docent for many years at the Princeton University Art Museum. She enjoyed giving tours, especially to children, whose innate ability to see what others could not, never ceased to amaze her. Perhaps more than any other interest, nature claimed her heart. This deeply felt connection led Jean to develop a particular affinity for the museum’s Asian art collection.

Jean refused to be inactive in her later years, preferring instead to audit courses at Princeton, attend concerts and other cultural events, play bridge, and to read extensively. Her concern was with the sustainability of a sound, curious, and engaged mind. She had many friends of all ages. Open-minded and loving a good laugh, Jean’s friends could always count on her to be accepting and a source of fun.

Devoted to family, Jean is survived by her daughters, Michael Ann Walstad and Gazey Turner of Lawrenceville; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kim and Matthew Zablud and Avery and Doug Connolly; and two great grandsons, Lee Zablud and Silas Connolly, all of the Washington, D.C. area. Beloved by her family, she will be deeply missed.

At Jean’s request, a quiet family remembrance will be held.

Thinking of Jean on a walk in the woods or a visit to a museum would be a lovely tribute. Her family would like to thank the staffs of Assisted Living at Stonebridge and Princeton Hospice for their compassionate and devoted care.

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Obit Paine 9-7-16Thomas Hooker Paine

On August 16, 2016, Thomas Hooker Paine passed away peacefully at home in San Diego with his wife by his side.

Tom was the second child of Anna Hooker Paine and F. Rodney Paine of Duluth. His education was at Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University, where he took a degree in economics.

As a child in Duluth, Tom was known as an excellent chess player. One summer when Nobel laureate Sinclair Lewis was in Duluth writing, he let it be known he could not find an adequate chess opponent; Tom spent the rest of the summer being that opponent.

While Tom was at Princeton, he wrote an article for the campus paper on the futility and danger of the United States’ pursuit of the Cold War. Albert Einstein, then doing research at Princeton, strongly supported this opinion and immediately invited Tom for an afternoon of tea and discussion on pacifism.

In 1950, Tom began a career in economics at the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, where he was soon published on the topic of the rise of formal employee benefits and the need for their sound regulation to protect the public. This work led to an offer of partnership in a small Illinois-based human resources consulting firm, Hewitt Associates. That firm is now part of AON Hewitt, which has nearly 30,000 employees worldwide.

Tom became a national thought leader on employee benefits and compensation, established Hewitt Associates’ New York office, and was a major driver of the firm’s rapid revolution of cash and non-cash compensation throughout the world. The firm was the only company asked by the U. S. government to consult on the Federal Interagency Task Force (1964-68) that led to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (1974). From this work flowed Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs, 1974) and new employee saving and investment opportunities through section 401(k) of the Revenue act of 1978.

In 1981, The New York Times quoted Tom on his work with American Can Company on one of the earliest Flexible Benefits Programs, enabling employees to customize their benefits to their own needs. “Flexible plans give you more bang for the buck,” he said. “This is not being done just to make people feel good.”

While he continued groundbreaking client work throughout the 1980s, Tom was recognized internally as a humble and unstinting mentor of young associates. In truth, he found his greatest rewards in these efforts.

In the early 1990s, Tom undertook major international projects for Hewitt Associates. He built a team to assist the People’s Republic of China in the privatization of its state-owned industries. Then, in 1994, Tom led a second team to help British Hong Kong develop a Mandatory Provident Fund to provide a retirement income structure for the country prior to its return to China. With this work finished, Tom formally retired from Hewitt Associates.

While living in New York, Tom had met Teresa Ann Norton, also a Hewitt Associates partner, and they were married in 1980. The two resided on the East Coast until 1990, when they made a major change in coasts and lifestyles.

Tom and Teresa relocated to Napa Valley where they founded Vineyard 29, an exclusive, estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard that grew to cult status in the ten years they were vintners. The wine remains in high demand today under new ownership. Through charity auctions, Vineyard 29 raises substantial sums for heath care and animal welfare.

Finally, in 2000, actual retirement seemed like a good idea. The couple moved to Rancho Santa Fe and then San Diego, where they devoted their time to charity and academics.

Tom was a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the Employee Benefits Research Institute, and the Napa Valley Vintners’ Association and was named Volunteer of the Year for Interfaith Community Services in North County San Diego.

Throughout his life, Tom was widely known for his charming absent-mindedness; in the 1950s Hewitt Associates abandoned its rule that consultants wear hats to client meetings partially because Tom left most of his hats at his clients’ offices. He also had an uncanny ability to divert almost any conversation onto the topic of prime numbers, leaving his friends fascinated if not somewhat speechless. And, although Tom was not an athlete, his physical ability to hang multiple spoons off his nose and face (especially in elegant restaurants) astounded audiences and embarrassed his wife.

Tom’s wife and best friend, Teresa, survives him. He leaves three beloved sons from an earlier marriage: Thomas H. (Lisa); John K. (Patricia); and F. Rodney (Li); five treasured grandchildren; and a dear brother and sister.

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Obit Fuschini 9-7-16Michael J. Fuschini

Michael J. Fuschini Sr. age 78 passed away September 3, 2016 at home. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he lived in Princeton for 27 years until moving to Ewing 10 years ago. He was educated at St. Paul’s School and was a graduate of Princeton High School. Mr. Fuschini was employed over 40 years in the Harness Racing Industry.

Husband of the late Jackie Owens Fuschini, son of the late Helen and Michele Fuschini, and brother of the late John Fuschini.

Mr. Fuschini is survived by a son Michael Fuschini Jr. (Maria); daughter Jo Ann Fuschini Geter; grandchildren: Jazmin, Jaime, Jason, Sydney, Nicolas, and Luca; great grandson Christopher; brother Joseph; special nieces Michelle Boivin and Joanne Baloga; special extended family Maria, Chuck, Brad, and Katie Hector; special friend Lottie Leonard; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are private. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.

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Wilson J. Esposito

Wilson J. Esposito, 91, of Princeton died Friday, September 2, 2016 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Princeton, he was a lifelong resident. He was a United States Army World War II Veteran. Wilson retired in 1988 with over 43 years of service as a construction repairman with the New Jersey Department of Transportation. For many years, he owned his own taxi business and after his retirement, Wilson operated Esposito’s Lawn Service. He was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church.

Son of the late Michael and Mary (Caruso) Esposito; husband of the late June Esposito; pre-decesased by his brothers and sister Anthony, August, Joe, Peter, Mike and Elizabeth.

He is survived by 3 sons Kieran, Peter and Patrick Esposito, 2 grandchildren Andrew and Connor Esposito and many nieces and nephews. And, his caretaker and special niece, Christine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery will be private.

Friends were asked to call on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

August 31, 2016

Obit Rubel 8-31-16Herbert M. Rubel

Herbert M. Rubel, beloved husband of 51 years to Connie Jo Rubel, and devoted father of Steven J. Rubel died in his sleep at home, in Princeton, on August 18, 2016. His passing was unexpected because he exuded his usual brand of vitality until the end.

Born in New York City but raised in Lakewood, N.J., he spent his summers working as a lifeguard and was responsible for saving at least two lives. He went on to major in economics and graduated with a degree from Rutgers University in 1963. Economics drove him — a passion that led him to an equal love for mathematics. And while he loved to learn, he truly thrived at teaching others. Herbert was the consummate teacher (in all aspects) and some even called him “the professor.” He often tutored students free of charge and led them through the hazards and pitfalls of calculus.

Fresh out of college, Herbert began a 25-year career for IBM which started in economics but quickly led to the faster pace division of sales. He went on to break records as a top salesman for the company. In 1990 at the age of 50, Herbert retired and devoted his new-found free time to coach soccer for his son and other kids in Princeton. His time and investment in the team, the Flash, was rewarded with many championships, tournament play-offs, trophies, and priceless memories.

He was a regular around town and could often be found at the library or Dunkin Donuts drinking a tall cup of coffee, deep in debate with someone concerning current political affairs. His deeply held convictions led him to write an editorial which was recently published in the April 24th edition of the Hoboken Reporter. In his leisure time he liked to unwind by playing golf, a sport he discovered during his years as a salesman at IBM. But he also loved to bike and swim. Herbert loved the outdoors, was tenacious, and endlessly optimistic. However, the quality that outshone all others was the boundless, unconditional love he showered on his son and wife. He was not a perfect man, nonetheless, one could not have wished for a more giving, loving, and devoted father. He will be deeply missed but will always be in our hearts.

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Obits DeBardeleben 8-31-16John Thomas DeBardeleben, Jr.

A funeral service will be held for John Thomas DeBardeleben, Jr. on Wednesday, August 31 at McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1220 E. Blount Street, Pensacola, Fla., with interment following at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens in Pensacola.

A long-time resident of Princeton, John was born at Fort Benning, Ga., the son of an Army Chaplain. He was educated at Vanderbilt University, where he studied psychology and chemistry, played football, and served as president of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

After graduation, he was recruited by New York Life Insurance Company as an agent in 1951. He rose quickly through the ranks, managing sales offices across the southeast and fulfilling various roles at the company’s regional and national headquarters.

By the time of his retirement in 1989, he was senior executive vice president at the home office in New York City and responsible for all group insurance — both life and health — in the United States and around the world. Over the years, he received many honors from New York Life, including nine consecutive “Grand Slams,” and the first “Founder’s Award” from the Health Insurance Association of America, an annual award created specifically for him.

At the time of his death, John had seven children by birth and marriage, 13 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He is mourned by his beloved wife Florence Barbara; his children Jack and Chuck DeBardeleben and Eve Roebuck, Rick Kaiser, Joanne Kaiser, Carole Leitgeb, and Linda Kaiser — all with their respective spouses and children.

John was a committed Christian, a member and Ruling Elder in various congregations of the Presbyterian Church in America, and a donor to evangelical causes in the United States and around the world. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Ps. 116:15).

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Obit Jaros 8-31-16Robert J. Jaros

Robert J. Jaros, 90, a resident of Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, entered into eternal rest there surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Born in Albany, N.Y., he attended Christian Brothers Academy, Albany N.Y., served in the Army Air Force during World War II and graduated with a chemical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. He attended Stanford University’s executive management course and retired from FMC Corporation as director of manufacturing.

He married Helen Butler, also of Albany, and was a loving devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Helen and four children and their families: Marianne and Milo Meixell of Kingwood, Tex.; Arleen Coyle and Dave Zamara of Bernardsville, N.J.; Robert E. and Kristin Jaros of Boulder, Colo.; Susan and David Lydzinski of Belle Mead, N.J.; seven grandsons and five granddaughters who called him Pampa. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t or couldn’t do for his grandchildren. His loving generous spirit and unconditional love were the rock around which our family drew strength and inspiration.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman, NJ 08558 on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or at donatenow.heart.org.

Condolences are welcome at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, New Jersey.

August 24, 2016

Obit Kaine 8-24-16Curtis Andrew Caine 

Curtis Andrew Kaine, devoted husband of Karen Kaine and loving father of Trevor Kaine and Kendra Kaine Saechao, passed on Thursday morning, August 4, 2016. Having worked at Tenacre Foundation in several capacities for almost 30 years, Curtis’s friendly smile and exuberant greeting could be seen and heard at many Princeton establishments. His well-known “Helloooo” will continue to echo in the hearts of his family, friends and acquaintances.

Curtis’s love of theater, both on and off the stage, characterized his love of life. As a thespian, he played roles off Broadway in New York and in both regional and local community theater. He could often be seen at Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell which became his theatrical family and home. For several years, he was also a professional Santa. With his jolly personality and incredible sense of humor, he was a natural.

Spirituality played a key role in Curtis’s life and his membership in and service to 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Princeton was very important to him. Curtis was also an avid supporter of local politics and civic activities. His infectious smile and his understanding of God have been a blessing to many.

In addition to his wife and two children, Curtis is survived by two brothers, Stephen and Peter Kaine, and two stepdaughters Megan Aubrey and Jackie Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, Curtis’s legacy of caring about others may be honored by donations to any of the following organizations: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Princeton; Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell, NJ; Tenacre Foundation.

A private family Celebration of Life will be held in California.

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James Dawson Moyer

James Dawson (JD) Moyer, 39, died August 3, 2016. JD was born in Princeton on May 31, 1977. He was the son of Nina Moyer and Lee Moyer, who predeceased his son.

JD graduated from Hopewell Valley High School and the University of Vermont where he played lacrosse. After his graduation in 2000 he moved to San Diego, Calif. and joined a group of college lacrosse players who helped develop youth lacrosse on the west coast. As a coach, JD had an ability to inspire, motivate, and bring out the best in each player. He was more than a coach, he was a teacher, mentor, and friend to all.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lauren Moyer, his children Will and Molly, his mother Nina Moyer and brothers Andy (Anne) and Mike (Shaina), his nephews Eli and Charlie, and many very special cousins, aunts, and uncles.

JD was First Vice President at Alliant Insurance Services. An education fund for the children is being set up by his employer. Donations in JD’s memory will be collected for two months and may be made out to Alliant, Alliant Insurance Services, c/o Mariane Holmes, 1301 Dove Street, Suite 200, Newport Beach CA 92660. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church in San Diego, CA.

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Obit Gillespie 8-24-16Sara Davies Gillespie

Sara Davies Gillespie, 89, a resident of Princeton for 60 years, died at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Hamilton on August 5, 2016, nine days after a fall at her home. She was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1927, where her grandfather had been mayor three times, and her father was an alderman, but moved with her family to Detroit soon after her birth as her father helped launch the Universal Credit Corp., the new financing arm of the Ford Motor Company.

Her mother was so unhappy with the proposed move north that she secured a promise that they would spend most vacation time home, so they rented, bought, and eventually built a home at the new Sea Island resort, on the Georgia coast. She graduated from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia in 1945 and then followed her aunt Inez, two sisters and various cousins to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, graduating in 1949.

After college, she married the affable and popular, newly-minted Yale PhD John Davies ’41 and he accepted teaching positions at the University of Minnesota and Smith. In 1955, the family moved to Princeton and her husband would edit the Princeton Alumni Weekly for the next 15 years. They built one of the first houses way out on Heather Lane, well before the construction of PDS or the straightening of the Great Road, where they raised the world’s worst behaved boxers and threw pretty good dinner parties. As a young married woman, she volunteered at Princeton hospital, the N.J. Neuro-Psychiatric Institute in Skillman, and tirelessly at Planned Parenthood in Princeton and Trenton, where she eventually became president and a national board member.

After her divorce in 1971, she used her major in art history to become a curator and framing specialist at Gallery 100 on Nassau Street. Later, she became a managing director for William Sword’s Foundation Managers on Chambers Street. In 1988, she married Gene Gillespie and they enjoyed winters in Delray Beach, Florida and at her family house at Mill Reef, Antigua.

She is survived by her two delightful children, Carsten, known as Tena, and Horace Andrew, known as “The Atomic Gasser”, both of Manhattan; a granddog Roxy; her older sister Mary T. Hoagland of Denver; 3 stepchildren; and ten nieces and nephews.

She followed the example set by her first husband and beloved aunt Dua Helmer by prerranging a “Whole Body Donation” with the RWJ/ Rutgers Medical School in Piscataway, saving her family a lot of costly and difficult decisions. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a contribution to Pastor Luc Deratus’s Haiti Mission or a charity of your choice, and enjoy a Dove mini ice cream bar and/or a Lindt dark chocolate truffle. She was a pistol.

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Colin P. Simonelli

Colin P. Simonelli, 24, of Princeton died Saturday, August 20, 2016. Born in Princeton, he was a lifelong resident, except for 3 years when he lived in Pittsburgh. Colin was a student at UMass, Boston. Colin was a lovable and loving son, grandson, brother, cousin, and friend; whose heart, laughter, compassion, and courage will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Grandson of the late James R. Beale, he is survived by his parents Tony and Susan (Beale) Simonelli; two brothers, Mario Simonelli and Xavier Simonelli; maternal grandmother Ellen Beale; paternal grandparents Chris and Linda Simonelli; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, St. Paul’s Church 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Mercer County Community College Foundation to help establish a memorial scholarship in Colin’s memory. Please make your donation online at www.mccc.edu/give (please be sure to indicate in comments: In memory of Colin Simonelli; or mail it to MCCC Foundation, PO Box 17202, Trenton NJ 08690).

At UMASS Boston, gifts in memory of Colin can be made in the following ways:

 By check: Checks should be made out to “UMass Boston” and write “In memory of Colin Simonelli” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: University Advancement, Attention: Anne Kelly-Contini, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125.

Online: Gifts can be made online at www.umb.edu/giving by clicking on the “Give” button. Fill in the form as instructed, including the section that says “My Gift is in Honor or Memory.”

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Robert Moment Cortelyou

Robert Moment Cortelyou, 80, of Hopewell Borough, died Thursday morning August 11, 2016, at the home of his youngest son, Jack and daughter-in-law Diane after a brief battle with cancer.

Robert (Bob) was born in Princeton on September 15, 1935, and grew up living on “The Farm” on Old Georgetown Road. He graduated from Princeton High School and went on to earn an associates degree from the State University of New York at Delhi in 1955 and a Bachelor of Science from Rider University in 1967. He served as a court martial reporter in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. Robert retired in 1999 from Delaval Co, in Trenton, where he helped manage manufacturing facilities in Canada and China.

Robert was the son of the late Clifford Stryker Cortelyou and Ruth Louise Moment Cortelyou. He was predeceased by his wife Nancy Powers Cortelyou, a son David who died soon after birth, and a brother Garrie Cortelyou. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law Garrie and Debbie of Ringoes, NJ; Larry and Toni of Skillman; and Jack and Diane of Hopewell; four grandchildren, John, Bob, Jacob and Lily; three siblings, Peter of Herndon, Pa.; Kip of McLean, Va.; and Jane Casey of Princeton, and many close friends.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman, farmer, and an iconic family man. He was known around town by many as “Pop”. He had a larger than life personality, always had a funny story, a kind word, and helping hand for all.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Six Mile Run Reformed Church in Franklin Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hopewell Memorial Home and Cremation, 71 E. Prospect Street, Hopewell, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the 4H Association of Somerset County, 310 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08007 or to the Future Farmers of America, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960.

August 17, 2016

Obit Faughnan 8-17-16Brian Wilfred Faughnan

Brian Faughnan of Wilmot, N.H. passed away on August 1, 2016. He was the son of Patrick J. Faughnan and Barbara Gordon Faughnan.

Quick witted, curious, and a life-long learner, Brian had a scientific mind and an appreciation for theater, dance, and music. He was always open to new perspectives, always reading across the disciplines, and seeking out new ways of asking age-old questions. Brian was always available to lead discussions about a broad range of topics including politics and religion.

Nature lured him. He canoed, rowed, hiked, biked, skied, snowshoed, and camped. We remember him hiking up Mount Washington in winter and cycling up Mount Washington in summer, cross country skiing in fresh new powder, or rowing a single scull on Kezar Lake. He devoted much of his energy and intellect to preserving the natural environment and promoting access with Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, the Wilmot Conservation Committee, and the SRK Greenway Coalition. He could often be found at his computer, crunching GIS data to create the SRK Greenway Trail Guide maps.

We remember Brian entertaining friends and family, preparing gin and tonics, and cooking on the grill. Or he was in his study completing a project, or teaching himself a new gadget or technology. Reading or working at his computer, there was usually a purring cat by his side.

Brian spent a lot of time in the company of his wife Barbara, his only daughter Kelly, and since 2001, his son-in-law, Bjarne Holmes, as well as extended family and friends. Barbara and Brian were together for over 50 years, and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this coming November.

He lived the first 24 years of his life in Montreal, graduating from McGill University with a degree in engineering physics. Graduate school brought him south of the border, to Cambridge, Mass., where he completed his PhD in physics at MIT. Right out of graduate school, he started his first and last job as a research physicist in Princeton. The company changed names a few times, but he worked happily in the same lab space for 40 years, receiving several awards for his research accomplishments. Retirement in 1999 was a smooth transition. Brian and Barbara designed their new home in Wilmot, N.H. and quickly embedded themselves in the local community.

Brian is survived by his wife Barbara Faughnan (Bunker), daughter Kelly Faughnan, son-in-law, Bjarne Holmes; siblings: Frank Faughnan of Ste. Anne, PQ, Lou Kelly of St. Sauveur, PQ, and Barbara Anger and her husband David of San Francisco, Calif. Also surviving is his sister-in-law Betty Lovejoy of Concord, N.H. and Sally Smith of Ft. Myers, Fla. and many nieces and nephews and grand- nieces and nephews.

A future memorial gathering will be held at their home in September. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, 71 Pleasant St., New London, N.H. and Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice, 107 Newport Road, New London, NH 03257.

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Obit Brown 8-17-16Jean Haws Brown

Jean Haws Brown, 89, died peacefully in hospice care at Merwick Care Center on Friday, August 12. A sudden two-week bout of pneumonia and respiratory failure foiled her plan to stick it out through December to see a grandson, Ray, graduate from Mercer County Community College with honors in math and science courses.

Jean was born in Stamford and raised in in Greenwich, Conn. She was educated at Rosemary Hall and Miss Hall’s before graduating from Smith College in 1948. At Smith she was No. 1 in her class freshman year, and Phi Beta Kappa based on sophomore year grades, spending a junior year abroad in postwar Europe.

Golf, gardening, and travel gave a great deal of pleasure to Jean, a longtime member of Springdale Golf Club. She was fearless and thorough in a quiet way. In her 70s she was photographed with a long green snake around her neck at a snake charmer’s stall in Tangiers. In her 80s she allowed both of her teenage grandsons to live with her in her home (one at a time) so they could attend Princeton High School. Both graduated.

She is survived by her daughter Gay Miller of New York City and son Peter Miller of Honolulu; grandsons Brian Ray Miller of Princeton and Sean Charles Miller of Tokyo; her sister Gabriella Woese of Atlanta, and her brother Robert Haws of Kaneohe, Hawaii. She was predeceased by her parents, Gabriella Spooner Dunn and Henry Ernst Haws.

Her ashes will be buried in Trinity-All Saints’ cemetery with those of her second husband, George Brown, and her deceased son Douglas Haws Miller.

In lieu of flowers or a service, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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Obit Raser 8-17-16Thomas J. Raser III

Thomas J. Raser III, 85, passed away at home on August 7, 2016 after battling an unrelenting cancer for nine months. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on June 22, 1931, went to Frankfurt High School, and then Bryn Mawr College before serving as a Tank commander in the U.S. Army. After leaving the army, he was married to Edith Peters, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and began his career in marketing, advertising, and public relations with General Electric. He spent many years with N.W. Ayer, one of the country’s largest advertising agencies, as a vice president, managing some of the firm’s largest accounts. He retired from American Cyanamid Co. in 1991 as director of marketing communications: agricultural division. Tom was predeceased by Edith and married Florence Mooney in 1977.

The Rasers began coming to Naples in 1991 and owned a condo on Vanderbilt Beach where Tom served on the Board of Directors as vice president and president. They became permanent residents of the Vistas at Bonita Bay in June 1998 after living in Princeton since 1962. He joined many organizations: the English Speaking Union, where he served as vice president and program chairman for four years, the University of Pennsylvania SW Florida Alumni Association, where he served as president for a number of years, the Speakers Assembly of SW Florida, the Collier Athletic Club, The Sigma Chi Alumni Club, the Bonita Springs Men’s Club, the Bonita Bay Club, and the Bonita Bay Fishing Club where he served as program chairman. He was also a member of the Nassau Club of Princeton.

Tom is survived by his loving wife Florence, his son Jeffrey, and wife Mary; as well his step-children Reynold, Diane, Robert, Susan and 15 grandchildren. He loved his boat, fishing, reading historical novels, and keeping up with his extended family. He will be dearly missed and will have a life remembered.

A memorial and celebration of life service will be held in Princeton at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.

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Laura Ann Burger

Laura Ann Burger died quietly in her sleep in the early hours of August 10, 2016 at The University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born and raised in New Jersey, she graduated from South Brunswick High School in 1973 and received her Associates Degree from Thomas A. Edison College in 1994. She worked for Dun and Bradstreet as a senior programmer for 15 years.

Health issues forced her to retire earlier than she would have liked, but she kept her life full with friends and family. Her varied interests included travel, reading, crossword puzzles, music, and movies. She also played a ruthless game of Scrabble, mostly whipping her usual adversary (Dad) mercilessly.

Beloved daughter of Gloria and Raymond Burger and sister of Stephen Burger and Adair Gaudioso, she is also survived by her nieces Sophia Gaudioso Malachias and Monica Gaudioso and her great-niece, Lydia Malachias. She was a very special aunt, supportive, kind, and generous in all ways. Her brother-in-law, Giovanni Gaudioso, aunt, Christina Tercy, and cousins Trish Vine, Laureen Cannella, Michael Tercy, Barbara Burger, Christine Trotta, and Raymond Burger were all very special to her.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park. Burial followed in Ten Mile Run Cemetery.

Friends were asked to call on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at M. J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to The Friends of the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped at P.O. Box 434, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (friendsnjlibraryfortheblind.org). Through their programs and support, Laura enjoyed many hours of entertainment.

August 15, 2016

Obit Young 8-3-16Jordan M. Young 

Jordan M. Young, born September 25, 1920, died peacefully in his apartment in Middlebury, Vermont on July 21, 2016. His most recent trip to Brazil, in May and June of this year, capped his 75-year career in the study of Brazilian politics and history. Born in New York City, he first visited Brazil in 1941, arriving just before the U.S. entry into World War II. Unable to return to the U.S. because of war travel restrictions, he continued his studies at the University of São Paulo, worked as a rural sociologist in the Amazon, and helped organize Brazilian rubber workers to support the war effort. While in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon he met Dionir de Souza Gomes. After a stint as a civilian in the Armed Services Forces Language Unit he served in the U.S. Army from 1943-45.

He completed his undergraduate studies through the G.I. bill at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1946. He was the first recipient of the Dougherty Fellowship for the study of Chile, and did research there in 1947 and 1948. On the way there, he once again ran into Dionir, this time in Rio de Janeiro. In 1949 he received a U.S. State Department research fellowship in Brazil. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1950 he was invited to study for his PhD at the Graduate School at Princeton University. It was in Princeton in 1952 that he and Dionir were married — a partnership that lasted 62 years, until her death in 2014.

After a brief period in investment banking in Brazil and as a chemical plant manager in Venezuela in 1956, Jordan settled into his life-long role as “Professor Young” at Pace University in New York, where he taught courses on U.S. history, Caribbean history and culture, and Brazilian history, culture, and politics. He and Dionir lived in Princeton for 55 years, where they were hosts and surrogate parents to generations of Brazilians who passed through Princeton University.

Frequently during his teaching career he invited political leaders to address his classes via long-distance telephone, leading to long-running associations with Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica and Governor Carlos Lacerda in Rio de Janeiro. The latter led to the naming of an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro as the “Escola Pace.” In the 1980’s, in an effort to create links between Brazilian entrepreneurs and the financial markets in New York, he founded the Brazilian-American Business Institute, affiliated with Pace University. Later in the 1980’s he co-hosted a series of seminars around Brazil on environmental law, in conjunction with the Pace University Environmental Law program. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Rodolfo Lima Martensen Medal of Honor from the Escola Superior Propaganda e Marketing in São Paulo, Brazil.

He was the author of three books on Brazil, including Brazil 1954-1964: End of a Civilian Cycle, which was widely read in Brazil as one of the first books to provide historical perspective on the rise of the military government in 1964. His memoir, Lost in the Stars of the Southern Cross: The Making of a Brazilianist, was published in 2014.

His interest in travel never abated. In the last years of his life he traveled to Hawaii, Cuba, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, and Brazil (several times), as well as the Canadian Maritimes, the Canadian Rockies, and Alaska. Whether speaking Portuguese or English, he had an extraordinary ability to connect with people. It was the unusual person with whom he could not find something in common after a few minutes of conversation, and he formed life-long friendships in places as unlikely as the Princeton-to-New York commuter train. After moving to Middlebury in 2013 he created a place for himself as the senior member of the small community of those with ties to Brazil in his area, as well as creating a network of relationships at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society and Eastview at Middlebury.

Jordan is survived by his son Jordan M. Young II, daughter-in-law Margaret Levine Young, grandchildren Margaret V. Young and Christopher Isaac Young, and many nieces and nephews in Brazil. He was predeceased by his sister Annette Young Regal and wife Dionir. Donations may be made in his memory to the Jordan M. Young Sr. Trust, which will provide educational opportunities for those in Brazil or studying about Brazil (1042 Ridge Rd, Middlebury VT 05753). A memorial service will be held in the fall at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury, Vermont. Interment will be in Princeton, also in the fall.

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Gloria Lerner Tener

Gloria Lerner Tener, 78, passed away on August 7, 2016 at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, after struggling with dementia for several years.

Gloria was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and graduated from the Elmwood Franklin School before graduating from the Buffalo Seminary in 1955 and Vassar College in 1959. She married Barry Korman shortly after graduation and they lived in Buffalo; West Hartford, Conn.; Dallas, Tex.; Winnetka, Ill; and Rochester, N.Y. before moving to Maplewood, N.J. in 1975. She had two children, Heidi Beth Sloss and Tracy Korman. She was active in the League of Women Voters and equal housing efforts when her children were young.

Gloria, who moved to Princeton in 1985, began working as a labor mediator with the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission in 1976 and retired as the director of conciliation after 25 years of State service in 2000. In retirement, she participated in several volunteer activities including being a docent at Grounds for Sculpture.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey B. Tener, of 25 years as well as her two children and four grandchildren, Dakin Sloss and Kamala Sloss, and Milo Korman and Sylvie Korman.

A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

August 3, 2016

Obit McCleeland 8-3-16Richard Lee McClelland

Richard Lee McClelland, D.D.S., 89, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. He had his dental practice in Princeton for 30 years and was a resident there for nearly 50 years.

A graduate of Princeton University with the Class of 1950, he received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania with clinical and academic honors. Dr. McClelland was on the staff of the Princeton Medical Center and was chairman of the dental department on several occasions. He also was the first dentist to serve on the executive committee of the Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and was recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who in America. Case histories and photographs of his prosthetic dentistry were used by faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in publications and credited to him.

During World War II he enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served as an aircrew man in 1945 and 1946. He chose to remain in the Inactive Reserve at the time of his discharge. Three years later he was notified of his selection for commissioning as an Ensign in the Reserve. His recall to active duty during the Korean War was delayed until he received his dental degree. As a Lieutenant in the Dental Corps, he served briefly aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tarawa in the Atlantic before transferring to the carrier U.S.S. Bennington for her voyage from Rhode Island around the tip of South America to California and the Western Pacific. Following his release from active duty Dr. McClelland joined the Naval Reserve Research Company 4-1, meeting in Princeton. A portion of his annual training as a reservist was at the Navy’s advanced postgraduate dental facility at Bethesda Naval Hospital. After his promotion to Commander, he held office in 1972-1973 as the national dental surgeon of the Reserve Officer Association of The United States, representing Reserve dental officers of all three uniformed services.

He retired with the rank of Captain in the United States Navy after more than 30 years in the Navy Reserve; five of which were on active duty.

Dr. McClelland was a past president of the Rotary Club of Princeton, a 50 year member of both The Nassau Club and the Princeton Club of New York. He was a former member of the Old Guard. He leaves his wife of more than 57 years, Elizabeth Anne McClelland, three sons, R. Scott McClelland of Columbia, S.C.; Wlliam A. McClelland of Charlotte, N.C.; and R. Craig McClelland of Rock Hill, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and a brother, W. Craig McClelland of Hobe Sound, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery. Calling hour will be from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his name may be made to the Salvation Army or the USO.

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Isobel M. Metzger

Isobel M. Metzger died on July 27, 2016 in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 98 years old.

Born in Lima Peru, Isobel was the eldest child of Scottish parents, the Rev. John A. Mackay and Mrs. Jane L. Mackay. John Mackay was the founder of Colegio San Andres in Lima, and served as an evangelist and educator in Latin America. Isobel received her early education in Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, and Inverness, Scotland.

In 1932 the family moved to Summit, New Jersey, and four years later, when John Mackay was called to become president of Princeton Theological Seminary, Isobel and the family moved to Princeton. She graduated from Summit High School, Wellesley College, and Columbia Teachers College. Following graduation Isobel taught in schools in Silver Spring, Maryland and Short Hills, New Jersey. In 1944 she married Bruce M. Metzger, who went on to teach for many years as a professor of New Testament at the Princeton Theological Seminary. They were married for 62 years, until Bruce’s death in 2007.

Isobel was active in service to the Christian Church. She served on the New Brunswick presbyterial and on the New Jersey synodical for several years, and taught Sunday school classes for many years at First Presbyterian Church (now Nassau Presbyterian Church). Fluent in Spanish, during the 1990s she supported and encouraged the Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana (the Spanish Presbyterian Church) that worshipped at the Kingston Presbyterian Church. Isobel welcomed students to her home each semester and extended warm hospitality to countless visiting pastors, missionaries, and professors from the United States and abroad. She contributed articles to the Oxford Companion to the Bible (1993) and was co-compiler of the Oxford Concise Concordance (1962).

Isobel also took part in community activities. She served as president of the Wellesley Club of Central New Jersey and as a trustee of the YWCA of Princeton for 4 years. For 19 years she volunteered in the Princeton University program for helping international graduate students with their usage of English conversation. Her hobbies included gardening and oil painting, and she travelled widely with her husband and family.

Isobel was predeceased by her parents, President John A. Mackay and Jane Logan Mackay; her husband, Professor Bruce M. Metzger; and three siblings, Duncan A. D. Mackay, of Washington, D.C.; Elena Mackay Reisner of Falls Church, Virginia; and Ruth Mackay Russell of Columbus, Ohio.

She is survived by her sons, John M. Metzger and Dr. James B. Metzger, and their wives, Sandra (Wellington) Metzger and Dawn (Mosier) Metzger; as well as 14 nephews and nieces; and two first cousins.

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

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James Robert Deneen

James Robert Deneen died on July 16, 2016, at the Morris Hall Meadows in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, following a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Thalia S. Deneen and his son, Christopher Deneen. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held on Saturday, September, 17, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.

Jim was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to James A. Deneen and Margaret (née Simpson) Deneen on March 28, 1928. He grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, moving to Evansville, Indiana in his teen years.

In his late teens, Jim entered St. Meinrad Seminary where he majored in philosophy and classics. Upon graduation, St. Meinrad sent him to the University of Innsbruck for graduate
studies in theology. Jim would often describe this as the best time of his life; studying theology in Austria, biking in the summers through Europe with fellow seminarians, and studying German and French at the Universities of Paris and Heidelberg.

After ordination in Innsbruck, Jim returned to the United States to serve the Diocese of Evansville. He was chief administrator of a nursing home and superintendent of Evansville Catholic Schools. During this period he also earned an MA in school administration from Catholic University in 1957. Despite his many responsibilities, he found time to teach classes in religion and history. Teaching would remain a life-long passion for him.

In 1968, Jim earned his PhD in educational administration from Indiana University, Bloomington. A year earlier he had become executive secretary of the superintendents department of the National Catholic Educational Association in
Washington D.C. The following year, Jim resigned his ecclesiastical position and was later laicized. He soon joined the Ford Foundation in New York City as a consultant on educational administration and began teaching as an adjunct associate professor at Fordham University.

In February 1969, Jim married Thalia Stathas, a professor of English Literature at Indiana University. In September, they moved from New York to Princeton where Jim had been hired by ETS. The following year, their son Christopher was born.

Jim joined Education Testing Service (ETS) in 1969 as director of teacher programs. He went on to become director of educational services and was later a program officer for ETS’s College Board Division and Advanced Placement Program (AP). He remained with ETS until his retirement in 1992, but until 2000, he was an active member of the Joint College Board-ETS Research Committee for the AP.

Jim remained tremendously active in retirement. The emphasis of his work had always been the betterment of teachers, schools, and students. The areas Jim worked in ranged from better classroom assessment to enhancing students’ critical thinking skills. This emphasis carried over into his retirement. During his professional career and retirement Jim authored over 40 articles and books on educational issues and taught 60 institutes and workshops for principals and teachers.

Jim also served as a member of the board of the Princeton Adult School and the board of trustees of the Princeton Charter School. As a board member, he organized and led the school’s successful accreditation process. He was also a board member and chaired the Charter School Committee of the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) in Washington D.C. He continued to serve as a consultant to ETS, the AP, and the College Board, as well as The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Retirement should be a period of diversifying one’s interests and Jim pursued this goal with vigor. He became active in the Princeton Old Guard, helping to organize speaking engagements. He also became a member of the Princeton University Art Museum Docents Association. As a docent, he was able to continue his life-long commitment to teaching. Jim also continued his membership in an informal Princeton Men’s Group that holds meetings and retreats to discuss personal experiences, intellectual interests, and news topics of global importance.

It was through the Men’s Group that Jim became involved with his final, seminal project: helping Trenton public schools and their at-risk students. The Men’s Group devoted considerable time to championing the need to provide better public education for at-risk Trenton school children. The Trenton Times made editorial page space available to Jim and his colleagues for this project. Jim and the group were lead sponsors of a symposium to reform urban education for disadvantaged New Jersey children conducted under the auspices of Princeton University’s James Madison Program. Jim and his fellow Men’s Group member, Carm Catanese, also enlisted the Trenton Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Housing authority to support summer classes for computerized reading instruction programs in Trenton public schools.

Jim and Carm sought and gained the support of several school principals and arranged workshops to train teachers to participate in the program. Working in collaboration with educational leaders, they increased involvement of Trenton public school parents in their children’s education. In 2011, at 83 years of age, Jim published his final book with Carm Catanese, Urban Schools: Crisis and Revolution. Drawing on their experiences working in Trenton and the current challenges in education, the authors provide a roadmap to where public education might go and how it might serve those most in need. This book is both synthesis and capstone to a career-long passion for excellence in education and a life lived in service and dedication to that cause.

Jim Deneen’s life is well characterized by Chaucer’s description of the clerk in The Canterury Tales: “And gladly would he learn and gladly teach.” Although Jim is no longer here, the illumination and inspiration he has provided to friends, family and the countless people whom his life has touched remain.

July 27, 2016

Obit Trapp 7-27-16Elizabeth Schenk Trapp

Elizabeth Schenk Trapp, 78, of Sargentville, Maine, died on Monday, June 20, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. Born in Flemington, NJ, on April 18, 1938, Betsy was the daughter of the late John Foran Schenk and Elizabeth Stryker Schenk. She had resided in Sargentville since 2011, having formerly lived in Bay Head, NJ, from 1976 until 2011. Betsy was an alumna of the Westover School, Middlebury, CT, and Bennett College, Millbrook, NY. She was a nursery school teacher at Brick Church School in Manhattan before teaching at Princeton Day School for twenty-nine years. A dedicated junior kindergarten teacher whose former students kept in touch with her throughout the years, she was known for her creativity, enthusiasm and supportive manner. Betsy’s classroom was always filled with colorful art, and whether the class was studying Antarctica, Route 66, fairy tales, or NYC, the class projects, academic studies and art works were infused with laughter and love. Her classroom was a joyous place. An avid and accomplished sailor at the Bay Head Yacht Club, Betsy also loved early American furniture, antique dolls, reading, music, flowers, and travel.

Betsy is survived by her daughter Johanna (Josie) Trapp Miller and two granddaughters, Lindsay Erin Miller and Sara Mackenzie Miller, all of Cary, NC; her daughter Gerada (Rada) Trapp Starkey and son-in-law Robert Wallace Starkey, of Sargentville, ME; step-grandson Avery Mardfin Starkey of Bernardsville, NJ; step-granddaughter O’Nell Mardfin Starkey, husband Brian Mark Michaelsen, and step-great-granddaughter Azalea Belle Michaelsen, all of Sebastopol, CA. Betsy’s husband of 19 years, Martin Anthony Trapp, died in 1978.

A private family graveside service in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, NJ, is under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home. Please visit www.holcombefisher.com for further information or to send condolences. A public service will be held at All Saints Church in Bay Head, NJ, on September 2, 4:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following at the Bay Head Yacht Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Save Barnegat Bay, 725-B Mantoloking Road, Brick, NJ 08723, www.savebarnegatbay.org or Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice, P.O. Box 655, Ellsworth, ME, 04605, https://www.emhsfoundation.org/donate/homecare.

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Richard J. Miller

Richard J. Miller, 76, of Princeton, NJ died at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick on July 18 with his family at his side.  Born in Kingston, NJ, he was the son of the late Bruno and Anne Miller.  Dick proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, first in the Reserves for 10 years and then volunteering for active duty in Viet Nam as a Staff Sgt. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, Post 0031, and the D.A.V. Chapter #41.  Upon leaving the service, he was employed for over 30 years at Nassau Conover Ford Lincoln Motor Company in Princeton, where he ended his career as Shop Forman.  Dick always gave 100 percent to everything he ever did and was always willing to lend a hand.  He was a skilled woodworker and in 1974 built his own home doing everything but the fireplace himself.  He had a passion for going to the gym six days a week, target shooting at Fort Dix and country line dancing.

He was an amazing man and his courage and determination in overcoming years of health issues due to Agent Orange were an inspiration to all who knew him.  In 1990 his sister, Marian Taylor, gave him a kidney and he was forever grateful for her generosity which allowed him to see his family grow up.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Cheryl Cramer Miller; his son, Richard Miller (Rick) and his wife, Valerie Robinson, of Belle Mead, NJ;  his daughter Karen Dewing and her husband, Matthew Dewing, of Ridgefield, CT; and his three adored grandchildren:  Justin and Kensington Miller and Kayla Dewing. Dick is also survived by his sister, Joanne Jackman, of Hamilton Square, NJ.

A viewing was held on Thursday, July 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial was private.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to the Marine Corps League Trenton Detachment #207, 547 Schiller Avenue, Trenton, NJ  08610.

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Obit Gager 7-27-16Kristin E. Gager

Kristin E. Gager, 54, of New York City, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at University Medical Center of Princeton after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in New Haven, CT she grew up in Princeton and resided much of her life in New York City. She was a graduate of Princeton High School 1980, Barnard College 1984 and received her PhD in History from Princeton University, 1992. She also earned an MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2005. She taught at the University of New Hampshire, served as an editor at Princeton University Press, and worked as a librarian at Emory University. Kristin was an Advising Dean for the Columbia University Honors Program for the past 5 years. She was a brilliant, beautiful, well-read woman who traveled the world and spoke several languages. She was a devoted aunt and her dogs were her life.

Daughter of the late Catharine Burrowes Gager, she is survived by her father John G. Gager, a sister and brother-in-law Andrea Gager and Don Dearborn, a brother and sister-in-law Peter Gager and Catherine Troop and her 3 beloved nieces Cat, Lacey and Emma. Kristin will be missed dearly by her family, friends, colleagues and students. She asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the ASPCA or to www.save-animals.org in Princeton.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Chancellor Green Rotunda, Princeton University.

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

July 20, 2016

Obit Miller 7-20-16Julia Miller

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

July 13, 2016

Obit Warren 7-13-16Joyce Stives Warren

Joyce Stives Warren, 92, passed away peacefully in Allentown, Pa. on July 8, 2016. Joyce was a life-long resident of Princeton, having moved to Allentown just a few years ago. Born in Princeton, Joyce was the daughter of the late Harry Stives and Elizabeth Geddes Carlton, and stepfather, George Carlton. She was also predeceased by her brother, William Stives, and her former husband, Russell Warren.

After graduating from Princeton High School in 1942, Joyce worked at the high school as executive secretary to 15 principals over her 53-year career. At her retirement in 1995, she received a commendation from the Princeton Regional Board of Education for her many years of devoted service to the benefit of the students, her colleagues, the school district, and to the Princeton community. Everyone knew and loved “Joycie”.

Joyce was a fiercely independent woman. She had a great sense of style, and was known for her sense of humor and quick wit. She loved to make people laugh. Joyce was adventurous, and enjoyed traveling to such places as Europe, Africa, and Japan. She was very kind hearted and loved animals, especially her dachshunds. She loved music — anything from opera to Willie Nelson. During her retirement years, she enjoyed lazy days at home, watching the neighborhood happenings, reading mystery novels, feeding the birds, and doting on her dachshunds.

Joyce is survived by her three sisters-in-law, many cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends. She was also very fond of her Arden Courts of Allentown Pa. family, who truly loved and cared for her during her final few years.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, N.J. Memories and condolences may be shared at the Mather-Hodge website (www.matherhodge.com). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any animal rescue organization of your choice, or to the Trinity Church Memorial Fund at 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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Obit Cline 7-13-16Hugh F. Cline

Hugh F. “Tony” Cline passed away peacefully on July 4, 2016 surrounded by family. Tony was born on March 6, 1935 in Yeadon, Pa. to Jane Hunter Cline and Hugh “Bud” Cline. He was enrolled in Philadelphia’s Girard College in 1943 by his widowed mother where he excelled academically and athletically. He was awarded an athletic scholarship in gymnastics to Pennsylvania State University in 1952 and became captain of the team, winning the National Championship in 1955. He later earned a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Lund in Sweden and a PhD from Harvard University.

Tony served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1959. During this time, he married his college sweetheart Patricia Dickinson, who died in 1991. Together, they raised a family as they moved from Sweden to Boston, then to Santa Barbara Calif. before settling in Princeton in the late 1960s. His yellow Jeep became an iconic fixture at Princeton High School in the 1970’s, and his ski trips were the winter highlight for his kids and many of their friends.

Education and family were two constant passions and dedications in Tony’s life. His educational career started as a professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara before joining Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on staff and then as president. He continued his career at Educational Testing Services (ETS) as executive director, division of applied measurement research, retiring in 1997.

In his retirement he returned to education as an adjunct professor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and wrote Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation, a book exploring the transformation computers and information technology had on culture, a topic that had been so much a part of his research at ETS. Outside of work, he loved how education, as both a learner and an educator, kept life vibrant. He had a particular passion for improving educational programs in underprivileged communities. This was reflected by his involvement on the Board of Academic Affairs at Girard College and his work with the Trenton Literacy Program. People who knew him found him to be a caring listener with a genuine and inspiring interest in their lives, while always being ready to share what he had learned.

In 1996, Tony married long-time friend Hilary Hays. They shared a full and enriching life. They enjoyed time with family and close friends. Whether in Princeton, Cape Cod, or traveling (often to Europe and most recently, Myanmar), he left his mark on people with his interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm. He regularly engaged in activities that varied from spinning classes and multi-day charity bike rides with people generations younger than he, to involvement with groups such as Community Without Walls. Regardless of the nature of the gathering or setting, Tony was known as a person of profound integrity, warmth, compassion, and a great sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, Tony is survived by his children, Lynn Cline and husband Kyle Langan of Santa Fe and Hugh Cline of Los Angeles; his brother Peter Capolino and wife, Fran Deitrich of Philadelphia; his stepchildren, Bob Ogilvie of Princeton, Bill Ogilvie and partner Alice Johnson of Austin, Tex.; Brad Ogilvie and partner Walter Cortes of Washington, D.C.; Beth Ogilvie Freda and husband Mark Freda of Princeton; and his step-grandchildren Rebecca Freda and Alex Freda of Princeton.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Girard College Foundation at 2101 S. College Avenue (Office of Advancement), Philadelphia, PA 19121, or to an educational program that promotes academic advancement for underprivileged children in your community.

A memorial service will be held October 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Princeton University Chapel followed by a reception.

July 6, 2016

Chang photo for obitEmily C. Chang

In the early morning of June 29, Emily C. Chang peacefully departed to join our loving God in Heaven. She is reunited with her dearest sister Ruby and beloved mother Nellie Chen. Emily will always be remembered as the devoted and selfless mother who fearlessly left China with nothing — to give her family everything — a future filled with hope and opportunity. Emily has left behind a strong legacy, a family of four generations who lead their lives every day with the values that Emily has instilled in them from the start: love, kindness, generosity, and resilience. We will truly miss you Bama. Your spirit lives on within each and every one of us, and we owe everything to you. Thank you for your unconditional love.

Emily is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years, Kern Chang of Langhorne, Pa. Also surviving are her children, Joseph W. of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Eugene B. and Susan M. of Chicago, Ill.; and Ellen G. Chang of Yardley, Pa. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Kira Schneider and Brandon Schneider; Laura Chang and husband Kevin Uttich; Jonathan Chang and fiancé Catherine Tan; Kristin Chang and Ryan Chang; and one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Uttich.

Emily’s family is very grateful for the tremendous group of caregivers who have helped Emily and Kern in the recent years: Quena, Mary, Jennifer, Debbie, Nancy, Lori, Abby, and Joyce.

A visitation and funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 5 at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. Richboro, Pa. The Committal service followed at The Princeton Cemetery,
Princeton.

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OBIT HowardEdith Scott Howard

Edith Scott Howard, beloved wife of Charles Bion Howard, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at the University Medical Center of Princeton surrounded by her family. She was born Edith Joanne Scott, December 16 1943 to David Henry Scott and Joanne Waite Scott in Richmond, VA. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother.

Edith was raised in Wenham, Mass. and her life path paralleled that of her devoted husband starting in the 1st grade. They eventually met in the high school band and dated throughout their college years. They were married in Wenham August 28, 1965, just prior to her husband’s entrance into medical school. She is survived by her four children: Timothy, Alan, Julie, and Laura as well as nine grandchildren: Sara, Kyle and Erin Howard; Kamala, Gyana and Mira Roberts; and Tessa, Kira, and Asher Leduc as well as seven of her eight siblings.

Edie’s life was a testament to love. Her greatest joy was her family. She loved her children and her grandchildren whole-heartedly and shared her ability to nurture with many who needed a compass to weather a storm. She taught many how to mother and many more how to love just by being herself.

When not busy with her children and grandchildren, Edie donated her time and resources to the community. She was a musician who played the flute and piccolo throughout her life. She and her husband were members of the Blawenburg band and even played a concert together just a few weeks before her death. She was a Master Gardener and a talented artist.

Edie was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in March 2015. While her physical body succumbed to the disease, her spirit never wavered. Throughout her treatment, she spread a message of kindness, caring, and hope. She created a “Rainbow Circle” to share with people her thoughts and experiences throughout her journey living with cancer.

She connected with the natural world throughout her life and upon moving to New Jersey in 1974, she found the farm in Belle Mead. It was the place where her children, her garden, and her spirit thrived. She walked the field hand in hand with her husband throughout her life and most importantly during her cancer treatment. Because this connection was so important to her well-being she worked with D&R Greenway of Princeton to preserve this legacy. The next project she intended was to create a space for well-being for women with cancer at the D&R Greenway facility in Princeton.

Edith’s family will host a Memorial Gathering for friends at Cherry Valley Country Club, 125 Country Club Drive, Skillman, NJ 08558, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church, 47 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558 on Friday, July 8, 2016 at noon with a reception immediately following at Cherry Valley Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent in support of the Edie’s Rainbow Circle: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540 or online at www.drgreenway.org. Please be sure to write “in memory of Edie Howard.”

June 29, 2016

Obit e_ettinghausenElizabeth S. Ettinghausen

Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, a scholar of early Christian and Byzantine art as well as an authority on Islamic Art, died peacefully in Princeton on June 12 after a brief illness, weeks short of her 98th birthday.

Even in her later years and as little as one-and-a-half years ago, she traveled extensively for art historical pursuits on four continents including Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. She led museum tours as a lecturer and guide in the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa for the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Mass.), Asia Society (N.Y.) and Princeton University Art Museum. Two of her trips were Mediterranean cruises under the auspices of the Harvard Alumni Association to study Moorish Spain and Western and Northern African historical sites.

She was a speaker at numerous international conferences presenting on the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa on subjects related to the characteristic features of Islamic Art and architecture as well as on the region’s history and archaeology. Her presentations were delivered as independent lectures or as a member of panels of speakers at conferences in Switzerland, Turkey, Iran (at the First International Conference and Exhibition on Iranian Carpets by invitation of the Iranian government), and Germany as well as at various meetings in the U.S. including the Metropolitan Museum (N.Y.), Kevorkian Center of Middle Eastern Studies at NYU, Art Department at Harvard University (Mass.), Near Eastern Center and the School of Architecture of the University of Washington, Cincinnati Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Frye Museum of Seattle, Program in Near Eastern Studies and the Art Museum at Princeton University, Spokane Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, American Friends of Aphrodisias (Turkey) and at various university alumni associations and rug and textile societies throughout the U.S.

She held many honorary positions including Fellow for Life and member of the Islamic Art Department Visiting Committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, member of the Collections Committee of the Harvard University Art Museum, Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute, Honorary Trustee of the Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.), Member of the Directorate and Program Committee of the American Turkish Society (N.Y.) and board member of several organizations including the Princeton Research Forum, Princeton Middle East Society, Hajji Baba Club (N.Y.) and Near Eastern Art Research Center (Washington, D.C.). She was also a past president of the Princeton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, the American Friends of Aphrodisias, and the Princeton Rug Society. She had a lifelong interest in music and served as a founding member of the Princeton chapter of the American Recorder Society and sang for many years in the Trinity Church (Princeton) adult choir. For many years, she was an active docent at the Princeton University Art Museum.

She was an active researcher in many locations beginning in the 1950s at the Middle East Institute (Washington, D.C.) where she arranged a traveling exhibition for the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) on “The Influence of the Near East on American Design” which was viewed in many Near Eastern and North African countries. She was later a visiting fellow of the German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany). In the 1980s she was a member of the staff at the NYU-sponsored excavations at Aphrodisias in Western Turkey where she organized and catalogued various pottery lamps from the Classical and Byzantine periods. Many of these objects were then exhibited with her oversight and guidance at the Aphrodisias Museum in Turkey. She served as a research fellow at the Program in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University during which time she organized and curated an exhibition on “The Near Eastern City since 1800” presented at the Princeton University Art Museum in 1970.

In earlier years, she was an analyst at the U.S. Department of State in the 1940s and, in 1943-1945, a junior fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. There, she examined the Byzantine architecture of Constantinople/Istanbul focusing on Byzantine glazed tiles. It was at Dumbarton Oaks that she met and later married in 1945 Dr. Richard Ettinghausen, then Curator of Near Eastern Art at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution and later the Consultative Chairman of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Islamic Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. Having predeceased her in 1979, German-born Richard Ettinghausen was a path-breaking scholar of Islamic Art whose many articles and important books charted new directions for the study of his chosen field which were to foster the universal acclaim in which the art of the Islamic world is held today.

Throughout her adult life and even in her last weeks, she enjoyed contact with her family and numerous friends and colleagues in art and music from around the U.S. and many foreign countries. She had an especially engaging manner as she would interact, if possible, in the native tongue of her acquaintances, whether by her fluency in German, French, Turkish, Persian (or English) or by her knowledge of a few phrases in many other languages. Whereas her conversations centered on serious subjects such as recently opened museum exhibitions, the latest musical concerts or current events, she graced the discussions with her sense of humor while at the same time adding her special critique or offering her spontaneous advice on the topic at hand.

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1918, Elizabeth Ettinghausen grew up in a medical family including her physician father, brother, and sister. She studied at the University of Vienna (Austria), but with the rising Nazi movement, she and her family fled to Turkey. There, at the University of Istanbul, her father became director of the Institute of Radiology and Biophysics and she completed her PhD in Early Christian and Byzantine Art in 1943. In the same year, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. by convoy across the Atlantic arriving through Ellis Island, N.Y.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her brother Brigadier General George Sgalitzer, MD, US Army Medical Corps, Ret. and her sister, Gerda Sgalitzer, MD.

She is survived by her two sons, Stephen (Beth) Ettinghausen, MD, a surgical oncologist in Rochester, N.Y.; and Thomas (Burul) Ettinghausen, Senior Advisor, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; as well as four grandchildren (Zachary and Maxfield Ettinghausen of Rochester, N.Y.; Layla and Kai Ettinghausen of London, U.K.) and five nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service is being planned for the Fall of 2016 in Princeton. At Elizabeth’s request, donations may be made in her memory to her other passion — the environment — including the Audubon Society, The Wilderness Society, and the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Obit Wung 6-29-16Jane Feng-Chen Wung

Jane Feng-Chen Wung of Princeton died on May 22, 2016 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York. She is survived by daughter Selene Wung Kaye, son-in-law Andrew John Sherman Paton, and grandson Beckett Shengqi Paton-Kaye of Spencertown, New York; and sisters Mu-Lan Wung, Jing-Fang Wung, Echo Shuang-Chi Wung, and Chia-Mei Wung.

Jane was born in Fengjie, Szechuan Province, China in 1946 after her parents (Wung Shengqi of Zhejiang Province and Mao Wenying of Hangzhou) and three older sisters narrowly survived the Japanese bombing of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. When the Communists took over China in 1949, her father took the family to Taiwan, leaving behind their relatives and most of what they owned. The Nationalist navy provided thousands who fled with temporary dwellings, where the refugees expected to remain for several months until the Communists could be defeated and they could return home. That day never came.

Growing up in Taiwan with very little, and losing both of her parents by the age of 19, Jane had to work several jobs in order to pay her own way through school. Breaking away from the usual expectation for girls at the time to complete high school and become teachers, nurses, or secretaries, Jane decided to go to college, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Soochow University in Taipei. She came to the United States in 1973 to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she earned a Master’s Degree in international relations. She married Kim Kaye of Los Angeles, California in 1973. In 1975 they moved to Princeton where their daughter Selene was born in 1979. They were divorced in 1985.

Jane built an impressive, decades-long career at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton. Beginning as an administrative assistant in 1978, she worked her way up through the ranks, becoming a staff associate, manager, director, and eventually Chair of the Board of Review in the Legal Division. Over the course of her 33-year career, she became an expert in test security issues and shared her expertise with educational professionals from countries around the world, including both Taiwan and China.

Jane had broad interests and many passions, chief among them travel and food. She had an endless curiosity about other places and cultures, and over the years she traveled to countries all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. She was known by many for her wonderful home-style Chinese cooking, which she learned in childhood by watching her mother, and through which she expressed her deep love and care for her family.

In the last decade of her life, Jane suffered from a number of serious health issues, mostly stemming from a genetic kidney disease. Refusing to be defined or confined by her condition, she lived life to the fullest until the very end. Even as her health declined, she set out on new adventures, traveling the Silk Road in China in 2006 and to the French Riviera in 2014.

Jane will be remembered for her fierce independence, discerning tastes, and tender heart, and will be celebrated by her family for years to come through the cooking of her favorite dishes and the passion for travel that she instilled in all of us.

A memorial service to remember Jane will be held in Princeton on Saturday, August 20.

Contact selene44@gmail.com for details. Condolences may be conveyed at frenchblasl.com.

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Lawrence A. Pervin

Lawrence A. Pervin died of esophageal cancer on June 23, 2016 at the age of 79. Dr. Pervin grew up in Borough Park, Brooklyn, and was a lifelong Brooklyn Dodgers fan. He attended Brooklyn College from 1953 until 1957, when he transferred to Queens College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1957 and was the recipient of the Robert S. Woodworth Medal in Psychology. He met Barbara (Bobbie) there and they married in 1958. He received a PhD in clinical psychology from Harvard University in 1962 after interning at the Boston VA Hospital.

In 1962 Larry and Bobbie came to Princeton, joined by their son David. Larry was a psychologist at the Princeton University Health Services and a lecturer in the department of psychology. While there he conducted the initial program in student evaluation of courses, departments, and the entire undergraduate program. During this time Levi was born. In 1968 Dr. Pervin became associate dean at Livingston College, a new unit of Rutgers University, responsible for all aspects of undergraduate life. Upon the graduation of the initial class of students in 1973, Dr. Pervin became a professor of psychology at Livingston, from which he retired as professor emeritus in 2004.

Dr. Pervin was the author or editor of eight books, one or another was subsequently translated into eight foreign languages. He was the founding editor of Psychological Inquiry, one of the leading journals in the field. His textbook on personality psychology has been in use for over 30 years and is now in its 13th edition. Throughout his professional career he also conducted a private practice in psychotherapy.

Following his retirement, Larry did volunteer work with the Red Cross and Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, served as a consultant to Princeton House, part of the Princeton Health Care System, and reflecting his fervent fandom, wrote and published A History of New York’s Football Giants. He was a member of the Old Guard and attended many stimulating lectures at Princeton University.

As proud as he was of his many professional accomplishments, it was family that was especially important to him. He and his dearly loved wife of 58 years and their two dearly loved sons loved to travel. As a family they took many trips, including a cross-country trip that took them to many national parks and an excursion to Scandinavia and the Soviet Union. He and Bobbie took great pleasure in fulfilling her dream of visiting all seven continents.

Dr. Pervin is survived by Bobbie and their sons David and Levi, and their dog Riley. He is predeceased by his parents, Mary and Murray Pervin, his sister Anita Pervin, and his dear friends Van Becker, Ken Gould, Jerome Rose, and Irving Sigel. Donations can be made in his honor to Doctors Without Borders.

Arrangements are under the direction of Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton.

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Jean Lareuse

Jean Lareuse (aka Jean LLAREUS), 91, of Princeton and Prats-de-Mollo, France, passed away peacefully at the University Medical Center of Princeton on Friday, June 17, 2016. Jean was an accomplished and world-renowned artist from the South of France who moved to the United States to marry his beloved wife, Caroline.

Jean was born of Catalan parents in French Guinea, West Africa on February 24, 1925. He was educated at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He had over 50 one-man shows including ones in London, Caracas, Montreal, New York, Princeton, Washington (D.C.), Palm Beach (Fla.), Birmingham (Ala.), and Lexington (Ky.). His work was exhibited most notably at the Biennale of Menton and the Salon D’Automne. He had his first show in 1948 at Galerie Ariel in Paris, at the age of 23, and his last, a tribute to sacred religious art, at the Château Royal in Collioure, France, March 2016. He received the coveted Prix du Président de la République Francaise for his work in 1955 and his paintings have been acquired by several museums. In 1968, he began a life-long devotion to decorating the Chapel Saintes Juste et Ruffine in Prats-de-Mollo, France, with large religious murals and beautiful stained glass windows. Jean is also famous for painting thoroughbred race-horses, still lifes, sailboats, and fanciful nuns. Inspired by the Impressionists, his work is filled with light and “joie de vivre”. He was the author of one children’s book, Devils in the Castle, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1979. He also authored L’Amérique La Magnifique, an autobiographical social commentary on living in the United States, which was self-published in 2002.

Jean will be remembered for his kind and generous heart, his sense of humor and infectious laughter, his indomitable spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity, and his unfailing “joie de vivre.”

Jean is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Caroline, his three children, Jean-Francois, Jean-Michel, and Laurence, and his eight beloved grand-children: Alexandra, Jean-David Jessica, Marie Claire, Sean, Mason, Caroline, and Christopher. He is also survived by his sister, Anne-Marie, and her husband, Daniel Mitton, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Andrée, and her husband, Tony Marco; and his brother-in-law, David Look, and his wife, Charlotte Cleveland.

A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in the Marquand Chapel at Princeton University Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home Princeton, NJ 08542.

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Photo by Pryde Brown

Photo by Pryde Brown

Ann Montgomery Brower

Ann Montgomery Brower, model, writer, artist, gourmet cook, mother of five, and grandmother of five, died at age 83 in her home in Goleta, California, on June 4, 2016.

Ann was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on June 17, 1932. When she was 8 years old her father took a job as classics professor at Miami University of Ohio. Ann, who longed to go away to college, instead stayed at home in Oxford, Ohio and attended Miami.

After graduation, her wanderlust took her directly to Paris, France, where her life’s adventure began. While looking for work as a writer, the 5-foot-11 Ann was introduced through a friend to a photographer. The results of that first photo shoot, in which she modeled a mink coat, graced the cover of L’Art et La Mode. She then worked for two years, modeling the first post-war collection of Coco Chanel and appearing in a Balmain gown for a Bob Hope USO television special filmed in London.

During her time in Paris, she met her future husband, writer, and then Rhodes Scholar, Brock Brower. After a year-long courtship across the English Channel, Brock and Ann were married at Oxford University’s Merton Chapel in the U.K. in 1956. After brief residences in New York City and Chapel Hill, N.C., where their first child, a son, was born, they moved in 1960 to Princeton,  where their next three daughters were born.

From 1961 to 1962, Ann wrote profiles of local artists, writers, and educators for the Princeton Packet. After the births of her third and fourth children, she put her own writing aside to meet the demands of child-rearing and to support her husband’s journalism career. The ensuing years were devoted to raising her children, mastering the art of French cooking a la Julia Child and hosting elaborate dinner parties for other writers and artists living in Princeton.

In 1969, Ann and Brock moved their brood to London for a year when Brock was assigned to the Time-Life London bureau. Soon after arriving in London, Ann discovered she was pregnant with her last child, who was born at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe, in May 1970.

Ann was also an avid tennis player and fierce competitor. After returning to the United States in the fall of 1970, she began playing tennis almost daily, a practice she continued into her 70s, finding tennis partners no matter where Brock’s work took them.

In 1975, Ann and Brock moved once more to Washington, D.C. where Ann began a career selling real estate. After three years, they returned to Princeton, where Ann continued to sell real estate, play tennis, and shepherd her children through college and early adulthood.

When their youngest child graduated from high school and started college, Brock took a job as a speechwriter for Attorney General Richard Thornburgh and they moved again to Washington, D.C. Looking for an outlet for her creative energies, Ann took up watercolor painting, producing beautiful, detailed still lifes of bearded iris, roses, lilies, hydrangeas, and more. She always painted groups of flowers, depicting them as belonging to and amongst one another, a reflection of her social nature. She occasionally sold her pieces at art fairs and also created a line of greeting cards with them.

In 2008 Ann self-published a memoir, Another Me, about her years in Paris. She kept at her art into her 80s, finishing a poignant, nuanced oil portrait of Brock about two years before he died in 2014. After about a decade in Norwich, Vermont, Ann and Brock spent their last years together in the Santa Barbara, California area. There, Ann was able to watch her adored grandchildren surf, play baseball, play piano recitals, dance in the Nutcracker and more.

Ann is survived by her brother, Henry C. Montgomery III, sister, Virginia Melin, as well as her five children — Montgomery Clayton Brower, Emily Brower Auchard, Elizabeth Brower White, Margaret Brower Elkins, and Alison Nelson Brower — and five grandchildren, Gabe Brower, Brock and Melissa Auchard, and Colin and Caitlin White.

A memorial service will be held at All Saints-by-the-Sea in Santa Barbara, California, on Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m.

—Written by Emily Brower Auchard

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Obit Ercolano PhotoPolina A. Ercolano

Polina A. Ercolano, 71, of Princeton Junction, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pettoranello di Molise, Italy, she immigrated to the United States in 1958 and resided in Princeton for over 22 years before moving to Princeton Junction in 1980. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church. Polina had an amazing sense of humor with extreme passion for her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was a loving caregiver for many years. Most of all she enjoyed gardening and her family.

Daughter of the late Albino and Marianna (Antenucci) Nini, she is survived by her loving husband Joseph Ercolano; a son and daughter-in-law Davide and Jill Ercolano; daughter Elisa Ercolano; two brothers and two sisters-in-law Dante and Judy Nini, Tony and Donna Nini; two sisters and two brothers-in-law Cesina and Joseph Mangone, Mickey and Sam Procaccini; two grandchildren Jolie and Luca Ercolano and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation was held on Tuesday morning June 28, 2016 at St. Paul’s Church 214 Nassau Street, Princeton followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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Filomena Ciallella

Filomena Ciallella, age 91, died on Thursday June 23rd at the Elms of Cranbury.

Born in Roccamondolfi Italy, she resided in Princeton for 60 years. She was a talented seamstress for Verbeyst Cleaners and Langrock’s Clothier for over 25 years. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She cherished special moments with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Filomena was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church of Princeton and a member of The Society of the Friends of Saint Anthony.

Daughter of the late Luigi and Maria Teresa (Lombardi) D’Angelo; wife of the late Michael Ciallella; she is survived by her son Anthony Ciallella and his wife Pam, of East Windsor, N.J.; her grandchildren Cara and Charlie Klose, of Yardley, Pa.; Matthew Ciallella and his fiancé Christina Carilli of Doylestown, Pa.; beloved great grandchildren Mason and Harper Klose; sister Pierina Scasserra and her husband Costantino of Melbourne Australia; and numerous nieces and nephews here and in Italy, Canada, and Australia.

The funeral will be held 8:30 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandevender Ave., Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery.

Calling hours were held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Filomena’s name may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Princeton or a charity of choice and keep Filomena’s memory in your heart.

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Joseph Peter Zawadsky

Dr. Zawadsky (January 16, 1930 – June 25, 2016) passed away the morning of June 25, 2016, in his cherished home in Princeton. He was surrounded by his beloved wife of 63 years — who was his high school sweetheart — and his devoted family.

Dr. Zawadsky was born on January 16, 1930 in South River, New Jersey. His father, who immigrated from Russia at the age of 16, and mother, a dressmaker, impressed upon each of their children the importance of education — a lesson well-learned by the Zawadsky children. Dr. Zawadsky graduated from Princeton University in 1951 and from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1955. His older brother, John, graduated from Rutgers University, and went on to earn his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. Dr. Zawadsky’s younger sister, Marley, attended Smith College.

Dr. Zawadsky’s roots in Princeton began when he, a stand-out South River High School football player, caught the eye of a Princeton University scout during the annual South River versus New Brunswick game. It was also in high school that Dr. Zawadsky’s attention was caught by a stunning cheerleader, Lynn, who quickly became the love of his life and his devoted wife in 1952.

While at Princeton University, Dr. Zawadsky excelled academically and athletically. He was a proud member of the Princeton University football team and fondly remembered his days playing beside his Heisman trophy winning teammate, Dick Kazmaier, on the undefeated 1950 team. After graduating from Princeton University, Dr. Zawadsky attended medical school at Columbia University and residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital. From there, he joined the Air Force in 1956, where he served as a Captain and physician.

After his discharge from the Air Force, Dr. Zawadsky returned home to South River and opened a general medical practice. Although he enjoyed treating patients and delivering babies, Dr. Zawadsky’s true calling was orthopaedic surgery. He pursued this dream by completing his orthopaedic residency at Columbia University. On July 1, 1964, he founded his orthopaedic practice, called University Orthopaedic Associates, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Dr. Zawadsky was an exceptional orthopaedic surgeon. He performed the first hip replacement surgery in New Jersey, and was known by his colleagues and staff as the “Godfather of Orthopaedic Surgery” in New Jersey. He served as the orthopaedic consultant to Princeton University during the tenure of three University presidents, four athletic directors and five football coaches. He was the team doctor for Rutgers University and treated many professional athletes. He received countless prestigious awards, including the Distinguished American Award of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame in 1974, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Thomas A. Brady Community Service Award, and the Doctor of Sports Medicine- Doctor of the Year Award. He was the academic chair of the orthopaedic department at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, an orthopaedic consultant to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a vice president of the American Orthopaedic Association, a National Orthopaedic Board Examiner, and the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick until his retirement in 1998.

Dr. Zawadsky founded the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program in 1979. Among Dr. Zawadsky’s most cherished professional accomplishments is that he trained 74 orthopaedic residents. Dr. Zawadsky was renowned for both his surgical prowess and his bedside manner, as he treated each patient with equal doses of medical attention and comic relief.

Dr. Zawadsky’s greatest accomplishment, however, was his family. He and his beloved wife had six children and 15 grandchildren. His family spent summers together at his home in Mantoloking, New Jersey, enjoying the sun and surf. He was an avid fisherman and golfer, passions also shared by his children. The family routinely travelled for fishing and golfing trips to Dr. Zawadsky’s home in Ocean Reef, Key Largo, Florida. He instilled in each of his children and grandchildren a commitment to education, hard-work, integrity, and family. He was cherished by the family he left behind, including his wife Lynn Zawadsky, his sister Marley and John O’Neill, and his six children: Carol and Gregorio Martinez; Joseph Zawadsky and Connie Clark; Mary Lynn Scotti; Mark Zawadsky and Sarah Slusser; Janet Mark and Jim Margitan; Jeffrey Zawadsky and Jessica Segal; and his 15 adoring grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Princeton University Chapel, located on the Princeton University campus. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Zawadsky requested that donations be made to the Princeton University Isabella McCosh Infirmary Athletic Medicine service or a charity of your choosing.

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

June 22, 2016

OBIT WHITEMorton White

Morton White (1917-2016), one of America’s most distinguished philosophers and historians of ideas, died at the age of 99 on May 27 at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, New Jersey. He was Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, where he served as professor from 1970 until he retired in 1987.

White is credited with broadening the scope of topics traditionally studied by philosophers, with incisive analysis in the realms of epistemology and social and political philosophy. In his philosophy of holistic pragmatism, he bridged the positivistic gulf between analytic and synthetic truth as well as that between moral and scientific belief. He maintained that philosophy of science is not philosophy enough, thereby encouraging the examination of other aspects of civilized life — especially art, history, law, politics, and religion — and their relations with science.

“A most formidable intellect, White was a philosopher who was able to reach out from his specialisms in epistemology and from the narrow language analysis preoccupations of much post–World War II American philosophy, in a way few others could, to write usefully about and contribute with force and insight on a vast range of historical, legal, social, and cultural issues,” said Jonatha Israel, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute. “This made him a unique asset in the large and small discussions regularly held in the Institute’s School of Historical Studies.”

Director of the Institute and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf added, “Morty left a deep and meaningful imprint as a philosopher and intellectual historian, driven by his keen curiosity and intrepid spirit. He will be greatly missed here at the Institute.”

Born in New York City on April 29, 1917, White was influenced early on by his upbringing on the Lower East Side, where his father, Robert Weisberger, owned a shoe store frequented by neighborhood politicians. The daily exposure to lively exchanges of ideas and commentary inspired him to enroll at the age of 15 at the City College of New York to study philosophy. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he was accepted as a graduate student at Columbia University in 1936, where he obtained his AM in 1938 and then his PhD in philosophy in 1942.

White taught at both City College and Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. His first appointment as a Member in 1953 was encouraged by the Institute’s then Director J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was seeking a scholar in American intellectual history. Oppenheimer and White had known each other from Harvard and had mutual admiration for each other’s work, despite their divergent views on analytic philosophy and related topics. White, in contrast to his philosopher colleagues at Harvard, publicly supported Oppenheimer as an “intellectual force for good” and appreciated the environment that he created for historians at the Institute. In his memoir, A Philosopher’s Story, he remarked, “From the moment I first came to the Institute in 1953, I longed to be there forever. The idyllic surroundings, the conveniently close residential quarters, the company of distinguished colleagues, and ideal working conditions made it seem like an academic heaven.” White’s three visits as a Member enabled work on three books: Toward Reunion in Philosophy, which is considered a milestone in analytic philosophy; Foundations of Historical Knowledge; and Science and Sentiment in America: Philosophical Thought from Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey. His influence on the field has been broad and deep through his numerous books, articles, and critical reviews. One of his earliest books, Social Thought in America: The Revolt Against Formalism, spurred a powerful response and dialogue across the field and has since become a classic text in American intellectual history. White’s later books include From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies and The Question of Free Will: A Holistic View.

He was predeceased by Lucia Perry White in 1996, and by his second wife, Helen Starobin White, in 2012. He is survived by his sons, Nicholas of Cologne, Germany, and Stephen of Somerville, Massachusetts, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Written by Christine Ferrara, Director of Communications, Institute for Advanced Study.

Editor’s Note:

A complete version of the obituary is available at www.ias.edu/news/morton-white-obituary

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Gillett Griffin

Gillett Griffin, curator of Pre-Columbian and Native American art, emeritus, at the Princeton University Art Museum, died of natural causes at his home in Princeton on June 9. He was 87.

Griffin’s passion for collecting began more than 60 years ago while he was a student at Yale University School of Art, where he studied painting and graphic design and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1951. He wandered into a New Haven junk shop and purchased a tiny ceramic head for 25 cents. Showing it to George Kubler, a renowned professor of art history at Yale, he learned that the head came from the Valley of Mexico and dated to before 400 B.C.

So began a lifetime of collecting that would later inform his scholarship and teaching.

Griffin came to Princeton in 1952 as curator of graphic arts in the Princeton University Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division, a position he held until 1966. In 1957 he took a leave of absence to design books for Princeton University Press and write articles on the history of printmaking and related graphic themes.

After spending a year in Mexico — where he was the co-discoverer of cave paintings by the Olmec people, identified as the oldest paintings ever seen in the New World, dating between 800 and 400 B.C. — he returned to Princeton in 1967 to join the museum at the invitation of then Director Patrick Kelleher. Griffin steadily added to his own and the museum’s collections, and gave much of his own collection to the museum. These gifts number in the thousands, according to James Steward, the Nancy A. Nasher-David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director of the museum. Griffin retired in 2005, after 38 years with the museum.

“Gillett is principally responsible for having shaped for Princeton what is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest collections of the art of the ancient Americas — in an age in which it was still possible to do so,” Steward said. “He is an essential figure in our history. But he has also been a great friend — a warm, generous, kind man with a sly wit and a ready story. Gillett leaves an indelible mark on Princeton, and on all of us.”

“Gillett’s art collection was exceptional both due to his keen aesthetic eye and his constant consideration of objects’ potential role for teaching,” said Bryan Just, the Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, curator and lecturer in the art of the Ancient Americas at the museum. “Since my arrival at Princeton about a decade ago, Gillett has been an enthusiastic supporter of my work to continue his legacy of promoting ancient American art and Princeton’s place in the field.”

Griffin worked with successive museum directors to develop one of the world’s most important collections of ancient Olmec and Maya art. The result of two conferences on Maya pottery and iconography at Princeton he organized in the 1980s is the book Maya Iconography, which he co-edited with Elizabeth Benson, published by Princeton University Press. Griffin wrote widely for publications ranging from printing and graphic arts to National Geographic.

His trips to Mexico helped connect Princeton to several important endeavors. For example, in 1973, while serving as a guide and adviser to Princeton filmmakers Hugh and Suzanne Johnston on an expedition to film a WNET (PBS) special on the Maya, he and his team rediscovered Temple B — an archetypal Maya palace structure in a dense area of the Yucatan jungle called Río Bec — which had eluded searchers since it has been lost after its discovery in 1912.

Alfred Bush, curator of Western Americana and historic maps, emeritus, at the Princeton University Library, and a lifelong friend of Griffin’s, commended not only Griffin’s expert eye but also his warm personality. “His friendships with scholars, collectors, and dealers in ancient American art, and his ability to bring all these together in a congenial social setting became legendary. His [former] house on Stockton Street was the meeting place of all kinds of people with interests in the indigenous art of the Americas,” Bush said.

At Princeton, Griffin also taught courses on pre-Columbian art. When Mary Miller, a 1975 alumna, approached him to be her adviser for her senior thesis, he suggested that together they mount an exhibition of ceramic figures from Jaina, the burial island off the coast of the Yucatan. It was one of the first major exhibitions of Pre-Columbian art at the museum and Miller’s thesis was the published catalogue.

Miller, the Sterling Professor of History of Art at Yale and a leading scholar of ancient American art, said: “How fortunate I am to have known [Gillett], and to have had my passion sparked by his. Ever fond of of puns and word play, were Gillett here, he would be making good sport of us all and hoping that we would visit the Princeton University Art Museum, to see the playful world of ancient art that he assembled and generously gave to the museum so that others would share his joy.”

Even before arriving as a freshman at Princeton, David Stuart, a 1989 alumnus and the Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas-Austin, already knew Griffin. At age 17, Stuart — the son of George Stuart, staff archaeologist, editor and Maya scholar at National Geographic magazine for 40 years — had already made a name for himself in the field and gave a talk at Princeton’s conference on early Maya iconography. Calling Griffin “a wonderful mentor,” Stuart said that when he was a sophomore, Griffin arranged for Stuart to teach a course in Maya hieroglyphs in the Department of Art and Archaeology; Griffin audited the course.

Stuart also remembered gatherings for students at Griffin’s house. “My first time over he asked me what I’d like to drink. I sheepishly asked for a Coke, and three minutes later Gillett hands me a soft drink in a painted kylix — an ancient Greek drinking cup from the sixth century B.C.! This is a great example of how Gillett saw how art could ‘live’ in the present,” said Stuart.

Matthew Robb, a 1994 alumnus who joined the Fowler Museum at the University of California-Los Angeles as chief curator on June 13, took Griffin’s survey classes on the Andes and Mesoamerica. “Wow, did he pack the slides in — I’d say it was in the hundreds. Image after image after image — and he knew them all. It was dazzling. Gillett taught me how to see art,” said Robb, who previously served as curator of the arts of the Americas at the de Young, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 22, 1928, Griffin grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.

While attending Deerfield Academy, he developed an interest in and began to collect New England children’s books printed before 1846. In 1951, the same year he graduated from Yale, he wrote, illustrated, and printed A Mouse’s Tale, which was nominated one of the Fifty Books of the Year for its design by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Griffin also maintained close ties to the greater Princeton community during the more than 60 years he lived in town and was an accomplished painter and portraitist. A retrospective exhibition, “Heads and Tales: Portraits with Legends by Gillett Good Griffin,” was mounted earlier this year (January 3-March 31) at the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton. In 2014, the arts council mounted a solo exhibition, “The Eyes Have It,” a collection of paintings, drawings, and sketches from Griffin’s field notes and diaries.

But what many of Griffin’s close friends remember as most remarkable was Griffin’s friendship with Albert Einstein. According to Bush, while working at the Princeton University Library, Gillett befriended a Czech refugee and fellow librarian, Johanna Fantova, who had known Einstein in Berlin and Prague in his younger days. When she fled to America at the end of the World War II, Einstein suggested she consider library work. It was 1953. Fantova introduced Griffin into the Einstein household at 112 Mercer St., where Einstein lived with his stepdaughter Margot, a sculptor. Griffin was 25 years old; Einstein was 74.

“His unpretentious social ease, willingness to play at children’s puzzles with Einstein himself, his sense of humor (especially puns), his interest in baroque music, all endeared him to Einstein,” Bush said. “As an artist he had much in common with Margot. He was soon given open access to the Einstein house by Dukas, Einstein’s secretary, and the true keeper of the door.”

Over the years, Griffin accrued many personal belongings of Einstein’s — including the famous snapshot of Einstein sitting on his porch wearing fuzzy slippers, his compass, a pipe, and several puzzles — which he eventually donated to the Historical Society of Princeton. In 2006, after the movie “I.Q.”, starring Walter Matthau as Einstein, was filmed in and around Princeton, Griffin asked Robert and Henry Landau, co-owners of Landau’s store on Nassau Street, if they would dedicate a small section of their store to exhibit some of Griffin’s Einstein memorabilia. They readily agreed.

Griffin is survived by Betsy Cole Roe, his first cousin, once removed; her children, Gillett Cole II (named after Gillett Griffin), and Trip Noll III; and several other cousins, and their children.

Contributions in memory of Griffin may be made to the Princeton University Art Museum.

Written by Jamie Saxon

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Obit Moseley 6-22-16Caroline Rosenblum Moseley

Caroline died unexpectedly but peacefully at the University Medical Center Princeton-Plainsboro on June 18, 2016. Caroline was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles Rosenblum and Fanny Rosenblum. She was also predeceased by her infant brother, Hugh. Caroline attended Princeton public schools and Miss Fine’s School (now Princeton Day School) and received her BA with high honors in English Literature from Radcliffe College (now Harvard University). She later earned a Masters Degree in American Folklore and Folk Life from the University of Pennsylvania. Caroline was a writer and editor at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Studies for many years and served as editor of The Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Caroline was well known in Princeton for her musical contributions, teaching guitar to fellow folk singers at the Princeton Adult School for over 40 years, singing with the University Chapel Choir for over 15 years, performing at gatherings at the Princeton Public Library and events such as Communiversity and First Night, to say nothing of many lively gatherings of the Princeton Folk Music Society at the Moseley home. She shared her academic and musical talents outside of Princeton as well, inspiring many with her unique expertise on the music of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars through lectures and performances at various universities and historic sites.

Caroline was married to Roger V. Moseley, MD, her husband of 60 years and best friend for 63. Caroline and Roger enjoyed traveling far and wide, with family whenever possible. In 1999, their shared sense of purposeful adventure led to a three month stint at the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post, at 12,000 feet in Manang, Nepal, providing much needed health care to villagers as well as trekkers.

For all her academic and musical talents, Caroline’s greatest joy and reason for being was her family. In addition to her husband, Caroline/Nana leaves her son Richard (Joanne Gusweiler); daughter Catherine Clark (Bruce); son Stephen (Whitney Ross); son Christopher (Michelle Tarsney); and ten grandchildren: Eric, Michael, Carley, Will, Sarah, Alex, Ross, Parker, Aileen, and Caroline V.

Caroline was renowned for her ready humor and witty repartee. Her love of the natural world, music, books, and language, and her generosity and playful spirit, will be carried forward by her very lucky family. The family thanks the many medical professionals at UMCPP who provided good old fashioned Tender Loving Care not only to Caroline but to the family.

A memorial service will be scheduled in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made in Caroline’s name to the Princeton Public Library.

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Deirdre O’Hara

Deirdre O’Hara, 54, of Warren, N.J., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at her residence.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y. on September 26, 1961, Deirdre was a graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School. She worked for the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, for more than 30 years. She was an avid traveler and had been to over 80 countries and all seven continents. She was also an avid bicycle rider and a fan of old movies.

Beloved daughter of Ann O’Hara and the late John Patrick O’Hara, she is
survived by her loving brother, John O’Hara and her niece, Erin O’Hara.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at St. David the King RC Church, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Deirdre’s memory to Cathedral High School, 350 E. 56th Street, New York, NY 10022.

Arrangements are under the direction of the A.S. Cole Son & Co. Funeral Home, 22 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ.

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Obit Kemp 6-22-16Gordon Kemp 

Intelligent, modest, and kind, Dr. Gordon Kemp was known as a true gentleman. He was quietly passionate about classical music, exceptional wine, afternoon naps, and above all, his family. Our world lost a wonderful man on June 14, 2016 at age 83.

Gordon was born December 12, 1932 and was raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in bacteriology from Lehigh University. He later earned his doctorate in microbiology at Rutgers University. Gordon Married Jo’Anne Butler in 1958 and settled in Princeton. In 1984 they moved to Mason’s Island, Mystic, Conn.

Gordon was a Colonel in the U.S. Army reserves, trained in artillery at Fort Sill Oklahoma in 1955, led troops in firefighting in the Uinta Mountains in Utah and is a veteran of the Korean war. Gordon graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 1979. On June 5, 2016, an Army representative presented Gordon with an honor pinning to thank him for his service to our country.

During his career, Gordon worked at American Cyanamid and then Pfizer. During his later years, he formed and led an international committee that established standards for safety in animal antibiotics.

A lifelong learner, Gordon was constantly reading new works of literature and biographies, listening to audio books, and watching the latest documentaries on PBS. He enjoyed playing bridge and traveling with his brother Bruce and his wife Ellen. Their adventures took them each year to Washington, D.C. during “cherry
blossom time” to visit with his younger brother Tom, and to places around the globe. Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Italy were among his many destinations. Gordon’s favorite place to visit was Barbados. “Pop-pop and Grannie” (Jo’Anne) organized many family trips to the beautiful island, which remain among the very special memories shared by his children, grandchildren, and his brothers.

Gordon is survived by daughter, Kerri Kemp of Mystic, Conn.; son, Duncan Kemp of Fairport, N.Y.; and son Peter Kemp of Groton, Conn.; grandchildren, Ryan Mooney, Megan Mooney, Jeffrey Kemp and Matthew Kemp; brothers, Bruce (Ellen) Kemp and Thomas Kemp; sister-in-law Nancy Bower; along with many nieces, a nephew, and friends. He is predeceased by his wife, Jo’Anne Butler Kemp.

Friends are invited to a memorial service and a celebration of Gordon’s life on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. at Mason’s Island Yacht Club, Yacht Club Rd, Mystic, Conn. 06355.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could be made to WGBH (Boston Public Radio).