Julian Lane Moynahan
Julian Lane Moynahan, 88, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 from pneumonia. Born in Cambridge, Mass, Julian lived in the Princeton area for 59 years retiring as a professor emeritus at Rutgers University having also taught English at Harvard, Amherst, Princeton, and University College, Dublin. Born in 1925, Julian attended Harvard both as a graduate and an undergraduate, earning his PhD from Harvard in 1957. It was at Harvard that he met his beloved wife Elizabeth Reilly where she was a student at Radcliffe and that marriage would last 68 years until his death.
A distinguished literary critic and acclaimed novelist Julian was the author of four novels: Sisters and Brothers, Pairing Off, Garden State and Where Land and Water Meet. His literary criticism included The Deed of Life: A Critical Study of D.H. Lawrence, Vladimir Nabokov, Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture, editor: (D.H. Lawrence) Sons and Lovers: Text, Criticism, Backgrounds, The Viking Portable Thomas Hardy. He contributed reviews and criticism to the New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post Book World, The New York Review of Books and the Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, The Observer and The New Statesman. His awards included The National Foundation of the Arts-Creative Writing, The Ingram-Merrill Award, and National Endowment for the Arts, and The Guggenheim Fellowship. He also served on the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Jury. On retirement as a Professor of English Emeritus he continued to teach outside of the walls of the University, focusing on Thomas Hardy and other giants of English Literature.
While always returning to live in the Princeton area, Julian and his architect wife Elizabeth, accompanied by their three daughters, wrote and taught during his sabbatical years in London, Dublin, and London again. Julian’s wit, humor, and brilliance both in and out of the classroom influenced and inspired a multitude of individuals.
Julian is predeceased by his beloved eldest daughter Catherine (husband, Beckman); and is survived by his wife Elizabeth Reilly; daughters Brigid Elizabeth Moynahan (husband, Ray) and Molly Mary Ellen Moynahan (husband, Timothy); as well as four grandchildren, Henry Moynahan Rich, Julian Brizzi, Lucia Brizzi, Lucas Moynahan Helliker, and a new great grandchild, Charles Brizzi.
There will be a memorial service held in May.
Alice Bacon Westlake
Alice Bacon Westlake of Princeton died on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro at the age of 93. Born in Berkeley, Calif., she had resided in Princeton since 1962. Alice graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in art history in 1942, and went to work for the War Production Board in support of the Allied effort in World War II immediately thereafter. At the end of the war, she moved to New York City, and worked as a research assistant for Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where she remained for twelve years.
In 1952, she married John Trevanion Westlake, her husband of 50 years. She and John raised four daughters. In the course of this time, Alice resumed her academic pursuits and earned her MA in art history from Oberlin College in 1971. She went on to volunteer as a docent at the Princeton University Museum, using her vast knowledge of the history of art to lecture and lead museum tours for over forty years, building an appreciation of the museum’s works in both children and adults. She was an active supporter of FamilyBorn and the movement to advance midwifery. She was the longest surviving member of All Saints’ Church.
Daughter of the late Leonard and Martha (Stringham) Bacon, wife of the late John Trevanion Westlake, she is survived by four loving daughters: Frances Brandyberry, Rachel Westlake, Sylvia Westlake, Rosalind Westlake, who were both challenged and enriched by her spirit and intellect; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
Dr. Stanley Lependorf died peacefully in his home on March 12, 2014, with his family all around him, after an almost five year battle with prostate cancer. Born in 1937 in the Bronx, N.Y., Stanley was raised by his mother, Sylvia, in New York and Florida. After receiving an undergraduate degree from the City College of New York, he earned his doctorate degree in psychology in 1964 from the University of Buffalo.
Stanley raised his family and resided in Princeton for the last 42 years during which time he served as the assistant director of the counseling service at Princeton University and had a thriving private practice. Stanley touched many lives, including his family, friends, patients, and students. He will be most remembered for his great empathy, keen insight, helpful advice, and his ability to guide others through difficult times.
He leaves behind his daughter, Esther Ann and her children, Nina, Zoe and Louis; his son Gabriel and his wife, Michelle and their children, Isabella and Eva; and his daughter Molly and her partner, Marco Cucchi and her children, Roger, Brian and James. He is predeceased by his wife, Barbara Lependorf, who in died in 2003.
A memorial service will be on Sunday, April 27. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Hospice at the University Medical Center of Princeton.
Susana Beatrice Juricic
Susana Beatrice Juricic, 79, of West Windsor passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton.
Born in Argentina, Mrs. Juricic was a resident of New York City until her marriage. She was then a long time resident of Hightstown. Mrs. Juricic was a homemaker for many years who enjoyed taking care of her family and was also an accounts payable manager for Comcast until her retirement in 2003.
Mrs. Juricic was a member of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in Hightstown for over 50 years where she previously taught CCD. She loved sewing. She also loved her grandchildren and was very proud of all of their accomplishments.
Predeceased by her parents, Juan Marcel and Pilar (Alvarez) Talenton; her husband, Simeon Juricic; and a brother, George Talenton; she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Simeon M. and Laurie J. Juricic; her daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and George W. Bilyeu, Jr. and Patricia S. and Richard E. McCarron; her grandchildren, Danielle M. and Erika L. Juricic, George W. Bilyeu, III and Kaleigh E. and Owen M. McCarron.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 251 Franklin Street, Hightstown. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown.
Contributions may be made in Susana’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. Funeral arrangements were by www.saulfuneralhomes.com.
Evan James Sarett Cramer
Evan James Sarett Cramer, age 29, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2014 in New York City where he was living. Evan, also known as Jim, was born on September 18, 1984 in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of James C. Cramer and Mary Nicole Sarett. He attended the Chapin School, Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Montgomery High School, Skillman, New Jersey. Thereafter he matriculated to the University of Connecticut where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Following his graduation from college, Evan moved to San Diego, California where he worked in the hotel and restaurant service industry and also worked for Sony in their video game division. He returned from California in 2010 and continued working for various catering companies in the Princeton area. He moved to New York City in 2012 and at the time of his death, he was in the process of preparing for the Graduate Record Exam in order to pursue a master’s degree while at the same time working in computer graphics on a freelance
Evan is survived by his parents, aunts, numerous cousins, friends, and beloved dog, Blue.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton. Relatives and friends may gather from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Princeton cemetery.
Donations in his name may be made to the ASPCA or any similar animal friendly agency.
You may extend condolences and remembrances at www.TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.
Charles Fredenburg died on March 7, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 7, 1936 in New Milford, Pa. He was raised in Moravia, New York, in the Finger Lakes region. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He studied engineering at The Ohio State University and graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in business administration. He later completed graduate work at Northern Illinois University. Charles moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1966. He married and raised his family there and worked as an engineer at Edax Corporation and later North American Phillips. He formed his own construction company in 1979 and worked in multi family, residential, and commercial construction as Cahill Enterprises for over 25 years.
He retired in 1996. He moved to Princeton Junction, New Jersey in 1998 with his wife.
Charles is survived by his wife Lila; three children, Mark (Sandy) of Belvidere, Illinois, Julie Gonzales (Danny) of Wooddale, Ilinois, Jennifer Jennings (Douglas) of Homer, New York; his stepchildren Camille (James) Licklider of Chicago, Illinois and Christian Anderson of Santa Monica, California. He was predeceased by his beloved son Eric Fredenburg in 2007. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jacqueline Meacham, Rebecca Fredenburg, Laura Nearing, Sam Nearing, Hannah Jennings, Madeleine Jennings, Jonas Licklider, Colin Licklider and his great granddaughter, Eliza Meacham.
A memorial service will be held at the Princeton University Chapel on April 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following the service at 339 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the American Lung Association or to the Salvation Army.
Rosemarie A. Lechner
Rosemarie A. Lechner, age 96, died peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Indiana.
Born in 1917, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she grew up in Ames, Iowa. Rosemarie earned her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State College, and Master’s degree from University of Minnesota. She taught nursery school and spent 15 months with the American Friends Service Committee in Mexico and Finland. Rosemarie moved to Skillman, New Jersey, when she married Hans Lechner in 1948. She worked at Mathematica and was active in Princeton Friends Meeting. In 1971 the family moved into Princeton. Following Hans’ death in 1997, she moved to Richmond, Indiana where she joined Clear Creek Friends Meeting. Survivors include her children, Thomas Lechner of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Margaret Lechner of Greenwich, Connecticut; Edward Lechner of San Jose, California; and Robert Lechner of Newburgh, Indiana; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services for Rosemarie Lechner will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Ind.; also at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Princeton Friends Meeting, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends Fellowship Endowment Funds, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Ind. 47374 or to other organizations she supported during her life.
Claire Irene Muri
Claire Muri, 83, of Princeton, New Jersey, died March 22, 2014 at Acorn Glen-ALR in Princeton.
Born and educated in Montreal, Canada, she was a Princeton resident for the past 51 years. She graduated from the Hotel Dieu of the Hospital School of Nursing, Montreal, Canada, and earned a degree in Registered Nursing. During her career she worked at the Canadian Cancer Society in Montreal and various nursing positions in the Princeton area.
She was the wife of the late Roland Albert Muri.
She is survived by son Daniel and his wife Denise, of Liestal, Switzerland; daughter Michelle and her husband, Ward Sloane, of Washington, D.C.; son Pierre and his wife Gail, of Burlington, Connecticut; and a daughter Monique, of New York, New York.
She was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Acacia, Luke, Rebekah, Kevin, Luca, Alexa, Lindsay, and Mike. She was blessed with a great granddaughter, Prescilla Mary-Claire Van Wyk, born to Acacia and her husband JP Van Wyk, of London, England.
One sister, Gisèle Poulin, of Montreal, Canada, also survives her.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey. The mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Interment will be private at the Princeton Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc., 200 Southeast First Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida, 33131 (800-473-4636 or www.parkinson.org).
Donald Albert Pickering
Donald Albert Pickering, a former long-time Princeton resident, passed away in Palm Beach, Florida on March 2, 2014.
Donald was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts. He attended The North Shore Country Day School and graduated from Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts in 1939. Don, as he was known, graduated from Tufts University in 1943 and Tufts Dental School in 1946.
He served in the United States Naval Reserves, Dental Corps from 1946 to 1949 in Korea and the Philippines.
Prior to moving to Palm Beach, Don was a founding partner of the Princeton Dental Group. He was also a Dental consultant to Princeton University.
He was a member of Pretty Brook Tennis Club and The Nassau Club in Princeton, New Jersey, The University Club in New York City, The Bath and Tennis Club and The Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida. He was also a member of The Edgartown Reading Room in Martha’s Vineyard.
He is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Pickering Bossidy and son-in-law Bruce Haig Bossidy of Palm Beach, Florida; his son Donald Albert Pickering of London, England; and a grandson, Stuart Pickering of White Plains, New York. He is also survived by his wife, Susan Trowbridge Pickering.
A private service was held at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida.