August 22, 2012

Nancy S. Simmons

Nancy S. Simmons died peacefully at home August 11, 2012.

Born June 8, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio, to Polly Bonney and Werner Brahms Thiele, she was officially adopted by her step-father, Cove Sullivan, and used his surname as her maiden name for the remainder of her life.

The family moved to Short Hills, New Jersey where Nan attended private schools. While working for Decca Records in New York, she met her future husband, Warren H. Simmons, Jr. and after a short time in Manhattan they moved to Plainfield and then to Princeton. With their son, Warren H. Simmons, III, known as Sam, they enjoyed vacation homes in Chatham, Mass. and Naples, Fla. Nan suffered seizures for most of her life and handled them with a dignity that made it possible for her to live a full one with her loving husband, “Sim”.

She was passionate about assisting others in achieving their goals and supported animal rescue groups as well as area music schools.

Predeceased by her husband and her son, she is survived by her devoted daughter-in-law, Deborah Fraser Simmons; her grandchildren, Katherine Simmons of Philadelphia and Jonathan Simmons; her brother-in-law, Douglas J. Simmons of Arizona; and dear friends Petie and Stuart Duncan.

Burial was private.

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, Md. 20785; or to SAVE, a Friend to Homeless Animals, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Street, Princeton.


August 15, 2012

Everett Garretson

Everett Garretson, a Princeton resident for sixty years, died peacefully at his home on August 3.

Born in Philadelphia on March 30, 1924 to LeRoy Garretson and Jessie May Fox Garretson, he graduated from Jenkintown High School in 1942, received a BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1948, and an MSEE from Princeton University in 1951.

While at RPI during World War II he enlisted in the Army. After training in electronics at the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at Wayne University and in the Signal Corp at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., he served at the Army Experimental Station in Pine Camp (now camp Drum) near Watertown, N.Y. At the Army Experimental Station he worked on design and implementation of specialized electronics intended for counter-intelligence in the European theater. At the end of World War II he transferred to Washington, where in addition to military duties he attended night school to prepare for re-entry into college. After graduating from RPI in 1948 he worked in research and development at Philco Corporation, then a RCA licensee and the country’s largest manufacturer of radios and televisions.

In 1949 he enrolled in the graduate engineering program at Princeton University. At Princeton he soon met and married Barbara Clayton Grahn, his loving wife of sixty years. Barbara is the daughter of Belle Clayton Grahn and granddaughter of Henry P. Clayton, the original proprietor of H.P. Clayton department store in Princeton.

In 1951 he founded Garretson Research and Development Corporation, a manufacturer of viscometric medical instrumentation. He subsequently became vice president of engineering and later vice president of operations at General Devices, a local manufacturer of multichannel information sampling devices, including telemetry switches used in the Mercury spacecraft.

In 1964 he changed careers once more to partner with his wife Barbara as co-owners of H.P. Clayton, Inc., a landmark women’s department store on Palmer Square in Princeton. Over the years he modernized and enlarged the store several times to become the largest family-operated retail business in Princeton. Not one to abandon his interest in engineering, in the late 1960’s he taught himself computer programming and accounting skills necessary to automate Clayton’s business and accounting functions on a new generation of an IBM minicomputer designed to scale down the power of mainframe computing for small-and medium-sized businesses. Clayton’s store was sold in 1989. In retirement Mr. Garretson remained an avid reader with a keen interest in technology and business.

Mr. Garretson believed in public service and involvement in the community. He was a member and vice president of The Princeton Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed to The Princeton Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and served as chairman. He was a board member of The Historical Society of Princeton and a president of the Friends of The Princeton Public Library. He was active in The Princeton United Way. He remained active in The Rotary Club since 1964. He was a member of The Nassau Club for fifty years. He became a life member of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and served as treasurer.

He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Princeton, now known as The Nassau Presbyterian Church. He served on the Board of Deacons and the Session under Reverend Dr. Donald Meisel, Sr. He was co-chair of the Church’s “Every Member Canvas.” He served on the Church’s Cemetery Committee and edited the cemetery brochure guide.

Everett was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Garretson Partridge. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, David Clayton Garretson and John Everett Garretson; David’s wife, Silvia Garretson; John’s wife, LaRae Raine Garretson; and his granddaughter, Lisa Sendrow.

A private interment is planned. Please join family and friends at a memorial service on September 8 at 11 a.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. A luncheon will follow at The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princeton Health Care System Foundation, 3626 U.S. Route 1, Princeton, N.J. 08540-9918; or to the charity of your choice.

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


Rita S. Ehmann

Rita Anne Sweeney -Ehmann, 46, died on August 9, 2012 after a long struggle with melanoma. She died peacefully at home with her family in San Anselmo, Calif.

Born in New York City on September 23, 1965, to William A. Sweeney MD and the late Mary R. Gibbons Sweeney, she attended Princeton Day School, and for her final two years, Princeton High School. She attended Cook College of Rutgers University, graduating with a BS, and after working for Merck Pharmaceuticals, decided on medicine as a career. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson medical school in 1999 with MD and MPH degrees. She received training in emergency medicine at L.A. County Hospital in Los Angeles and was appointed chief resident in her final year of training. She practiced at Marin General Hospital in Marin County, Calif.

Rita enjoyed team sports and played ice hockey and lacrosse in high school, and lacrosse at Rutgers, where she was named All American in her third year. She ran a 10K race in San Francisco, the Bay to Breakers, last year.

Shortly after moving to the San Francisco area, she met her husband, Charley Ehmann, and they were married in 2007. Their family includes a son, Charley John, 3; a daughter, August Jeanne, 4; and Charley’s children, Ruby, 10, and Simon, 15.

Rita was an excellent physician and a woman beloved of all she encountered. Her colleagues, friends, and family were all devoted to her, and especially attentive during her long illness and numerous difficult treatments.

She is survived by her husband and children; her father and his wife, Dorothy H. Shannon; her brothers, John A. Sweeney and his wife Cary R. Speidell; Mark W. Sweeney and his wife, Catherine Wolf Sweeney and their children, Evan, 16 and Heather, 13.

There will be a service in California and a service of celebration of her life in Princeton to be scheduled later in the fall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 629, Bolinas, Calif. 94924; or Yoga for Cancer, P.O. Box 64, Fairfax, Calif. 94978-0064; or Melanoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 759329, Baltimore, Md. 21275-9329.


Vivian F. Carlin

Dr. Vivian F. Carlin, gerontologist and specialist on housing for the elderly, died on Saturday, August 4 at Attleboro Nursing Home in Langhorne, Pa. She was 93 years old.

Dr. Carlin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 16, 1919. She graduated from Hunter College with a major in mathematics in 1939 and then received an MA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1940. She married Benson Carlin, an ultrasonic engineer, in 1944, who predeceased her in 1996. After her marriage, she worked as a psychologist until the couple moved to Fair Lawn, N.J. in 1953. There she was active in local politics, serving as president of the League of Women Voters from 1957 to 1959 and running unsuccessfully for town council in 1959 and again in 1960. In 1961, she ran successfully for county committeewoman, serving one term. She moved to Princeton in 1965 along with her family.

In 1969, Carlin returned to work as a part-time specialist on housing for the elderly at the New Jersey State Division on Aging, eventually rising to be a supervisor in the Office of Planning and Policy Analysis for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, a position she held until her retirement in 1984. She became an advocate for congregate housing for the elderly, notably helping to develop the Congregate Housing Services Program which began as a demonstration project through act of the legislature in 1981; 25 years later, in 2006, she was recognized in a special proclamation by Governor Jon Corzine for advocating for the successful passage of this law and implementation of the program. In 1977, she returned to school to enter the PhD program in gerontology at Rutgers University, earning her doctorate in 1980 at the age of 61, the oldest member of her class. She was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 1981 and participated in the New Jersey Governor’s Conference on Aging in 1990. Carlin was coauthor of three books on housing for the elderly, beginning with If I Should Live to Be 100 (1984), followed by Where Can Mom Live? (1987) and Should Mom Live With Us? (1992), and sole author of Can Mom Live Alone? (1991).

In 1993, Carlin moved into Attleboro Lifecare Village in Langhorne, Pa. That same year, she developed and served as a consultant for the New Jersey Elderly Home Conversion program to grant low-interest loans to seniors to modify their existing homes to meet their needs as they aged in place. She served twice as the president of the Residents’ Council at Attleboro and remained in independent living through 2010.

Carlin is survived by her children, Robert of Lexington, N.C.; and Richard of Glen Ridge, N.J.; and one grandson.

A memorial service is planned to be held at Attleboro Village, Langhorne, Pa., on Saturday, September 15th at 2 p.m.


Rosalie S. Johnston

Rosalie Sullivan Johnston was called to Glory on August 9, 2012.

Rosalie was born in Princeton, and attended the Witherspoon School for Colored Children on Quarry Street in Princeton. As a very young child, Rosalie attended Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Princeton. She left the Princeton area and moved to Oakland, Calif., where she was stationed in the U.S. Navy. There she worked as one of the first African American pin up models of the 1940s. She also worked with the American Red Cross while out in California.

Rosalie lived in Rahway until December 2011. In the early 1950s, Rosalie studied beauty culture and received a certification in cosmetology under the direction of Mrs. Helena Moore. She eventually became a stylist at Helena’s beauty salon. Rosalie received training and certification to work in the area of electronics for the Westinghouse Corporation. In her 70s she became a foster granny for patients at the Woodbridge, N.J. development center. She worked as a foster granny until 2011 when renal failure forced her back into retirement at age 81. She was a very active member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post #499 in Rahway, N.J.

She was predeceased by her parents, James “Whiney” and Mary Lou Madden Sullivan; her husband, Harold E. Johnston, Sr.; her daughter, Rhonda Louise Johnston who died in infancy; and her grandparents, John and Susie Madden.

Rosalie’s memory is celebrated by one daughter, Jacqueline Johnston Swain (Princeton); her son, Harold E. Johnston Jr. (Rahway); and one granddaughter, Renee N. Swain (Willingboro, N.J.). Rosalie will also be remembered by one sister, Colleen Sullivan Smith (Austin, Texas); two nieces, three nephews; many cousins, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

A funeral service will be held at noon on August 15 at First Baptist Church, John Street and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Interment will take place in Princeton Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.


August 8, 2012

David W. Sobel

David Worthington Sobel, 20, of Pennington, died Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Born in New Brunswick, he resided in Pennington from age four until his death. David was a graduate of Blair Academy, Blairstown, where he was elected to class council and the Cum Laude Society. He was a winner of numerous academic and athletic prizes and also served as captain of the varsity tennis team. He was selected to serve as a senior prefect and to deliver the class commencement address.

David would have been entering his junior year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he planned to major in history. David was passionate about travel to other cultures, tennis, and American politics. He was deeply concerned to find ways to redress the increasing inequality in American life. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Va., where he volunteered for Habitat Work Days.

Grandson of the late Reverend George W. and Florence Davison, and Benjamin and Jean Sobel; he is survived by his loving parents, Paul and Anne Davison Sobel; his sister, Elizabeth Anne Sobel; and Uncles Paul Davison and Martin Sobel.

A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to McLean Hospital Development Office, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, Mass. 02478; or Blair Academy, P.O. Box 600, Blairstown, N.J. 07825.

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

August 1, 2012

George A. Miller

George A. Miller, Princeton’s James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus and a pioneer in cognitive science, died of natural causes Sunday, July 22, at his home in Plainsboro, He was 92 years old.

Miller, who joined the faculty in 1979, was an innovator in the study of language and cognition, helping to establish psycholinguistics as an independent field of research in psychology. In 1991, he was awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded by the United States, in recognition of his contributions to understanding processes of the human mind. He did receive an honorary doctor of science degree from Princeton in 1996.

Miller, together with Jerome Bruner and Noam Chomsky, led the “cognitive revolution” that replaced behaviorism as the leading psychological approach to understanding the mind in the 1950s, said Christiane Fellbaum, senior research scholar in computer science who worked closely with Miller at Princeton. “George believed that the human mind in all its aspects was interesting and worth studying — believe it or not, that was revolutionary at the time,” she said.

Philip Johnson-Laird, the Stuart Professor of Psychology Emeritus and senior scholar at Princeton, said Miller’s work has made a permanent impression on cognitive science.

“As long scientists study the mind, they will honor ideas that he was first to formulate,” said Johnson-Laird, who collaborated with Miller on the 1976 book Language and Perception.

Miller’s work spanned more than five decades. An early work, his 1951 book, Language and Communication, helped establish the field of psycholinguistics, a collaboration between linguistics and psychology.

In 1956, he was the author of The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two, a paper that, in part, proposed new ideas about the way immediate memory works, suggesting that people can retain about seven “chunks” of information in what is commonly known as short-term memory. The paper became one of the most frequently quoted papers in the field. (And, as Miller often noted, also one of the most misquoted papers.)

Johnson-Laird said the paper reflected several of Miller’s important skills. “He could think more deeply than others, and he could put his thoughts into beautiful transparent prose,” he said.

The paper’s attention-grabbing opening lines are well known in psychology: “My problem is that I have been persecuted by an integer. For seven years this number has followed me around, has intruded in my most private data, and has assaulted me from the pages of our most public journals.”

He was also the main author of Plans and the Structure of Behavior, a 1960 book that was a catalyst for the cognitive revolution in psychology.

Beginning in 1986 and continuing for many years, Miller helped oversee development of WordNet, a large-scale electronic reference that helps computers understand human language and continues to influence applications such as search engines.

Miller was born in Charleston, W.Va., and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama in 1940 and 1941, respectively. While an undergraduate at the University of Alabama, he met and married Katherine James, who was his wife for more than half a century.

During World War II, he worked on military voice communications at the Harvard University Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory. He earned his doctorate at Harvard in 1946.

He was an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard from 1948 to 1951, when he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an associate professor for four years. He returned to Harvard for the next 12 years. Named professor in 1958, he served as chair of the psychology department from 1964 to 1967.

Miller taught and studied at Rockefeller University from 1968 to 1982 and was twice appointed as a visitor of the Institute for Advanced Study.

He joined the Princeton faculty in 1979 and was named the McDonnell Distinguished Professor of Psychology in 1982. He and Gilbert Harman, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, established the Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton. Miller was director of the McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience from 1989 to 1994. He transferred to emeritus status in 1990.

Fellbaum said Miller was a gentleman noted for his kindness to graduate students. Miller’s son, Donnally, said that he remembers his family always opening its home to foreign graduate students at Thanksgiving, when they otherwise wouldn’t have had anywhere to go.

“He was the sort of man who was generous with his time and took a lot of care with his students,” Donnally Miller said.

Among his awards, Miller received the American Psychological Foundation’s Life Achievement Award in 1990 and the Louis E. Levy Medal in 1991. He was a Fulbright research fellow at the University of Oxford and served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1969. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1957, the National Academy of Sciences in 1962, and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985.

A celebration of Miller’s life will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 9, at the Windrows retirement community, 2000 Windrow Drive, Princeton.

Miller is survived by his second wife, Margaret Page; two children, Nancy and Donnally; and three grandsons, Gavin Murray-Miller, Morgan Murray-Miller, and Nathaniel James Miller.


Elizabeth Robertson

Elizabeth Robertson died peacefully at home in Princeton on July 21.

Born August 12, 1919, Betty grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. During the war she worked in Washington as a cryptanalyst, breaking German and Japanese codes.

She was an avid golfer who played at Springdale Country Club into her eighties, and was active in the alumnae association of Mount Holyoke College, the Present Day Club, and Women’s College Club.

She was married for 61 years to the late Nat Robertson; and is survived by her children, Henry, Mandy, and Paul Robertson; granddaughters, Julia Cavalier and Elinor Keith; and great granddaughter, Amanda Cavalier.

A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville on Saturday, August 4 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a reception at Princeton Windrows. No flowers, please.


Donald C. Cox

Donald Charles Cox, of Princeton, died Friday, July 27, 2012 after a long and valiant battle with esophageal cancer.

Born in 1943 in Pontiac, Mich., to Charles and the late Anne Cox, he received a BS in mathematics from Western Michigan in 1965 and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1970. He was a lifelong, die-hard Wolverine fan.

Don served as an officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Conway during the Vietnam War. He was a proud resident of Princeton, an active swimmer and an avid lover of trains. Professionally, Don was passionate about his work as an IT executive for such companies as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oracle, and Hotwire.

Don had an incredible mind and his combined intelligence and photographic memory resulted in banishment from family games of Trivial Pursuit. He was very proud of his large family and talked often about how lucky he was to have lived long enough to know his 9 grandchildren.

In addition to his father and grandchildren, he is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 27 years; his sister, Shirley Cox; his beloved sons, Kevin and Patrick Cox; his stepdaughters, Sarah, Rachel & Gabby Kachur; his stepson, Matthew Kachur; and their spouses.

A committal of ashes will take place in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Donations in Don’s memory may be made to the YWCA of Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, N.J. 08540.


Francesca Delneso

Francesca Delneso, 98, of Princeton, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Merwick Care and Rehab Center of Plainsboro. Francesca was born in Manhattan, N.Y. and resided in New York until age 6 before moving to Ischia, Italy, and then returned back to Princeton at the age of 20.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Princeton. Francesca enjoyed writing, and would send birthday and anniversary cards to all her family and friends.

Francesca was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa Trani, wife of the late Francesco Delneso; and mother of the late Francesco Delneso. She was also predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, John L. Delneso and Salvatore and Antonietta Delneso, all of Princeton; a daughter, Maria and Robert Merrick of Pennington; four grandchildren, Frank Delneso, Theresa Helper, Julianna Delneso, and Andrea Merrick; two great grandchildren, Steven and Michael Helper; and many nieces and nephews here and in Italy.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105; or St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J. 08542.


Sung Hyok Yi

Sung Hyok Yi was born on August 21, 1921 in Kanggye, North Pyongyang province, modern-day North Korea, as the first of four children of Jungwon and Myungsun Yi. His father was a successful businessman in Kanggye, running several businesses as diversified as lumber manufacturing and rice distribution. His mother was a devout Christian, eventually holding the highest positions in Saemoonan Presbyterian Church in Seoul, which was founded in 1887 by the American missionary Horace Underwood.

After graduating from Chuncheon High School in 1939, Mr. Yi went on to Tokyo, Japan, to study at Waseda University, where he completed his BS in economics and political Science in 1943. While at Waseda, Mr. Yi was a member of the varsity basketball team.

After Korea’s independence from Japan in 1945, Mr. Yi returned to Kanggye to work in his father’s lumber business. But as rising political tensions made northern Korea unsafe, he was sent south in 1948 with his mother and two of his three younger sisters to Seoul. Shortly thereafter, the border between North and South Korea was closed, leaving his father and youngest sister, Sangseon, unable to escape. Their whereabouts are still unknown.

In 1954, he married Yongcha Bae in Seoul, and had two boys, Peter and Robert Yi. Today, Peter is a medical oncologist in Princeton, and Robert is head of investor relations for Samsung Electronics in Seoul.

Once settled in Seoul, Mr. Yi entered the film industry, founding a film production company. He produced several famous films, most notably introducing Koreans to actress Um Aing-Ran, Korea’s first movie star.

Mr. Yi led another business venture as president of a Korean crafts export business, which became so successful that he was awarded a presidential medal in 1970 by the president of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.

In 1972, Mr. Yi immigrated with his family to the United States, settling in Queens, N.Y., and opening Subok Exports on 32nd St. and Broadway in Manhattan. He would become one of the first merchants to establish the region in today’s Koreatown, finally retiring in 1983. Since 1990, Mr. and Mrs. Yi have lived with their son and daughter-in-law in Princeton.

Mr. Yi was an avid golf player, stating that some of his happiest moments were on the golf course; In Seoul, he was a member of Korea’s first private golf club, Hanyang Country Club. In the United States, he was a member of the Princeton Korean Presbyterian Church in Plainsboro and Waseda University’s New York alumni association.

Mr. Yi is survived by his wife, Yongcha; two sisters, Sanggil and Sangcheon of Seoul; two sons, Peter and Robert; two daughters-in-law, Alice and Grace; and four grandchildren, Justin, Lauren, Jonathan, and Erin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Korean Presbyterian Church, 500 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, N.J. 08536 (; the Korean Community Center of Greater Princeton, P.O. Box 1128, Princeton, N.J. 08542 (; and Princeton Healthcare System Foundation, 629 US Route One, Princeton, N.J. 08540 (


John D. Humble

John Duncan Humble, 87, of the Deerwood Community, formerly of Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

A native of Waco, Texas, he was the son of the late Paul M. and Pauline Duncan Humble. He graduated in 1946 from Texas A&M University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He took an engineering position with Mobil Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas, thus beginning a career with Mobil working on projects all over the world and spanning more than 4 decades. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and Korea.

Mr. Humble is survived by two sons, Dr. Tim Humble and his wife, Terri, of Beaumont, Texas; and Dr. Ted Humble and his wife, Dr. Nancy Humble, of Asheville, N.C. He had seven grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, Ryan, Morgan, Kristen, Paul, and Mark; and was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Nicholas and Mary Ann.

Mr. Humble ’46 was thankful for the opportunities provided by attending Texas A&M and wanted that to be available for his sons. Tim, ’74, and Ted, ’78, both graduated there — launching careers in medicine, both as general surgeons. Ever thankful still he later established several endowed scholarships at A&M so that other young people could have access to a college education, “especially engineering”.

No local services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 505 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at groce


July 25, 2012

Virginia M. H. Stuart

Virginia Marie Heide Stuart died peacefully at Central Vermont Hospital on July 11, 2012 after a brief illness.

She was born in Kenosha, Wisc. On August 25, 1914 and graduated from N.J. College for Women (now part of Rutgers) and did her graduate work at Columbia University. Born of Danish immigrant parents, she was an early crusader for women’s rights and a gifted writer and editor. Her short stories appeared in Harper’s and Blackwoods, and her first novel was published when she was 89 years old, a young adult novel about the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II entitled Candle in a Dark Time.

She was the first female editor at the Princeton University Press, where she met her future husband, Douglass Edmunds Stuart, who worked at the Princeton Alumni Weekly. Her husband was the cousin of Town Topics co-founder, Donald Stuart, and he also served as editor there.

During her long career she worked for the Princeton Hospital, the State of New Jersey, and after retirement had a successful career teaching writing. She spent most of her life in the Princeton area, but moved up to Greensboro, Vt., to join her daughters in 2005.

She was predeceased by her husband; her son, Douglas; her daughter, Alison (Taffy) Todd; her grandson, Stuart Todd; and her granddaughter, Jill Riley. She leaves behind her daughter, Anne (Krissie) Stuart Ohlrogge; her grandchildren, Kathryn (Kaim) Ohlrogge and Timothy Ohlrogge of Greensboro, and Jennifer Todd Taylor of Lake Tahoe; her beloved nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

There will be a graveside service in Greensboro on August 4th and a memorial service in Princeton in the early fall.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency, P.O. Box 304, Greensboro, Vt. 05841.


Antoinette M. Orsi

Antoinette Mary Orsi, of Princeton, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

She was born in Kingston and was a lifelong Princeton area resident. Antoinette worked at Princeton University and the College Entrance Examination Board before joining the staff of the Educational Testing Service. She was the vice president of operations at ETS at the time of her retirement.

Daughter of the late Louis and Mary D’Andrea Orsi; sister of the late Leo Orsi, Peter Orsi, and Louise Rosenberg; Aunt of the late Theodore R. Fekete and Richard Matthews; she is survived by her sister, Clara Matthews of North Brunswick; and her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great great-nieces and great great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at St. Paul’s Church, Princeton.

Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.


Leland C. Allen

Leland Cullen Allen, 85, professor emeritus of chemistry at Princeton University, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Acorn Glen in Princeton, after a five-year struggle with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Allen, and their children, Abigail Allen of Princeton, Ethan Allen of Princeton, Emily Allen of Seattle, and granddaughter Hillary.

Born December 3, 1926, he grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and on North Bass Island in Lake Erie. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1949, and a PhD in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956. While a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, Leland met Carol, and they were married in 1960, the same year he joined the faculty of Princeton University’s department of chemistry.

During a five-decade career in theoretical chemistry, Professor Allen investigated molecular orbitals, hydrogen bonding, and electronegativity. Focused on the basic research and the fundamentals of electronic structure, his scientific publications have been widely cited by other scientists and the doctoral and post-doctoral students and fellows whose research he supervised are now engaged in research and teaching in universities and laboratories throughout the world.

In the area of electronegativity, Professor Allen was proud to be able to explain mathematically and elegantly what had previously been an empirically measured atomic property and, through his discovery, contributed the visual, pedagogical concept of electronegativity as the “third dimension of the periodic table.”

Leland was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. As an encourager and advocate of his children, he taught his daughters math and science at young ages. He founded a parental advocacy and support group for families with children, including his son, with special needs. He especially enjoyed the role of grandfather in recent years. He had been a dedicated long-distance runner who participated in many running events over the years, including the annual Midland Run to benefit the Midland School, which his son attended.

Leland C. Allen lived a life full of purpose, inquisitiveness, and enthusiasm. He had a lively personality and an intellectual curiosity which led him to read and engage on a wide range of topics. He was passionate about scientific progress, the value of education, learning and basic research, and equal rights for women.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial gift to either the Peace Action Education Fund (of the Coalition for Peace Action), 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, N.J. 08542; or the Children’s Science Collection of the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, N.J. 08542.


Audrey C. Johnson

Audrey Crawford Johnson died peacefully at the age of 90 in the Cape May Court house, on June 13, 2012.

Audrey was the daughter of Frank Hepburn Crawford and Anna Beal Crawford of Berwyn, Pa., and was born in Montclair, N.J. on November 6, 1921. She attended Tredyffrin/Easttown High School in Berwyn, from which she graduated at the age of 15. She then attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, studying piano, and when war broke out she moved to Washington and was employed in mapmaking by the War Department.

She married Dr. Frank Wagner Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1949, and soon thereafter moved to Princeton, where they raised their three children, Hollis Johnson of Tahoma, Calif., Brodie Johnson of Greenwich, Conn., and Cristin Johnson Clarke of Cape May Court House, N.J. Audrey’s second daughter, Heather Johnson, died in childhood.

In her personal and professional life, Audrey was devoted to children. She began teaching nursery school at the Charlestown Playhouse in Phoenixville, Pa. After moving to Princeton she taught at the Nassau Presbyterian Cooperative Nursery School for over 35 years. She was appointed director of the school in 1997, which was re-named the Dietrich Johnson Cooperative Nursery School in honor of Audrey and the school’s first director, Mary Dietrich.

Audrey also gave piano lessons to young students in her home on Cherry Hill Road, and drove a school bus for public and private schools in the Princeton area. Her own children are deeply grateful for the generous and unwavering support she provided during many happy years and through occasional hardship. She was inspiring in her determination and energy, and continued to teach until she was 82 years old.

She was warm, caring, patient, and nurturing. She travelled extensively in Russia, the Canadian Arctic, Turkey, and Morocco, and after her retirement she performed volunteer work for the Cape May Bird Observatory and the Wetlands Institute, both in Cape May County. She valued the preservation of nature and contributed generously to several non-profits, including the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, and Greenpeace. She was also an avid supporter of local and regional public radio stations, from New York City, Philadelphia, Princeton, and Trenton. She continued to play piano beautifully until her last days. She was loved, and will be missed by all who knew her and left the world a better place for her presence.

In addition to her three children, Audrey is survived by their spouses, Roger Holdsworth of Tahoma, Beverly Johnson of Greenwich, and Kevin Clarke of Cape May Court house; and grandchildren, Ian and Caroline Johnson, and Samuel, Emmy, and Garrison Clarke.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Audrey on July 28 at the Nassau Presbyterian Church on Nassau Street, Princeton, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, N.J. 08534; or the Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, Cape May Point, N.J. 08212.

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Louise M. Ownes

Louise M. Ownes, 76, of Robbinsville, passed away on July 16 at Robert Wood Medical Center at Hamilton.

Born in Princeton, Mrs. Ownes was a resident of Hamilton Township since 1961.

Mrs. Ownes graduated with the class of 1953 from Princeton High School. She was employed as a secretary for J & G Tile and Marble Inc., of Bordentown. Mrs. Ownes was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows—St. Anthony’s RC Church community for many years.

Wife of the late William E. Ownes; mother and mother-in-law of the late Patricia L. and Joseph Giovannetti; she is survived by her four grandchildren, Joseph Giovannetti and Christine Fityere, both of Hamilton, and Michael and Anthony Giovannetti of Ewing; her two brothers and their wives, Bruno and Margaret Maddalon of Princeton Junction, and Frank and Iris Maddalon of Mercerville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ownes took place on July 24 at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 24 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows — St. Anthony RC Church, Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Ownes’ honor to the Giovannetti Educational Trust Fund, c/p Roma Bank, 500 Route #33, Hamilton, N.J. 08619.


Marion B. Cullen

Marion Buckelew Cullen died peacefully in Hamilton, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Born in North Brunswick, she was the descendant of three of New Jersey’s oldest families: the Buckelews, the Housels, and the Stouts. While a teenager she was a member of the 4-H Club and was recognized for her skills as a seamstress, and she appeared on the WOR Farm and Home Hour radio program in New York in recognition of her accomplishments. She was a graduate of the New Jersey College for Women, now Douglass College of Rutgers University, where she majored in English, history and the dramatic arts.

She worked for J.O. Roth Engineering in New Brunswick and the Research Foundation, Inc. in New York City, which conducted critical atmospheric testing for the United States government in Arizona using rockets captured in Germany. From 1948 to 1950 she also served as civilian assistant to Captain James Sapero with the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Heliopolis, Egypt, researching tropical diseases.

Marion enhanced the quality of life in the Princeton community through her commitment to public service. She was a charter member of the Friends of the Princeton Theological Seminary, a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Boychoir School, president of the Women’s College Club of Princeton, president of the Women’s Association at Nassau Presbyterian Church and a member of the Present Day Club and the Nassau Club. She was also president of the Center for Women’s Organizations of New Jersey.

With the Women’s College Club of New Jersey she instituted the “silent auction” at a fundraising event for the New Jersey Training School for Boys at Skillman. This innovative fundraising concept garnered attention from many non-profit organizations and clubs throughout the United States. A member of the Republican Club of Princeton, she participated in voter registration campaigns in many of Princeton’s neighborhoods.

A member of the Westminster Choir College Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1989, Marion received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 2003. “I’ve travelled extensively throughout my life. No matter where I’ve been in the world — whether it was attending services at Presbyterian Church in Egypt or the chapel of West Point, I’ve encountered a Westminster graduate. They are undoubtedly the best,” she said reflecting on this honor. “I will always remember attending rehearsals on campus when some of the world’s greatest conductors, such as Leonard Bernstein and Riccardo Muti, came to prepare students for major orchestral performances. Receiving an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University was a highlight of my life.”

Marion was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John L. Cullen, an investment banker and founding president of the Corporate Bond Traders Club of New York. Her life and legacy will be recognized at select Westminster Choir College events in the coming year.


R. Miriam  Brokaw

R. Miriam Brokaw, a long-time resident of Princeton, died June 19, 2012 at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor.

Born in 1917 in Kobe, Japan, she was the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries, Rev. Harvey Brokaw and Olivia Forster Brokaw.

She graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. and began her publishing career in 1945 at the Princeton University Press. During the decades of her tenure at the press, Miriam made outstanding contributions, including her role in establishing the Princeton Library of Asian Translations. She rose to the position of associate director and editor at the Princeton Press, from which she retired in 1984.

In 1966, her alma mater, Wilson College, awarded her an L.H.D., honoris causa. From 1974 to 1975, she was president of the American Association of University Presses, the first woman to hold that high office.

Awarded a Fulbright to advise the University of Tokyo Press, she spent a fruitful year doing the work she loved and reconnecting with the country where she was born.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn Brokaw Cook, Dr. Katherin Brokaw, and Frances Brokaw Leet. She is survived by a nephew, Robert Leet; two nieces, Nancy Leet Manning and Helena Leet; and by several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements were by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Francesca Delneso

Francesca Delneso, 98, of Princeton, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Merwick Care and Rehab Center of Plainsboro. Francesca was born in Manhattan, N.Y. and resided in New York until age 6 before moving to Ischia, Italy, and then returned back to Princeton at the age of 20.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Princeton. Francesca enjoyed writing, and would send birthday and anniversary cards to all her family and friends.

Francesca was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa Trani, wife of the late Francesco Delneso; and mother of the late Francesco Delneso. She was also predeceased by three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, John L. Delneso and Salvatore and Antonietta Delneso, all of Princeton; a daughter, Maria and Robert Merrick of Pennington; four grandchildren, Frank Delneso, Theresa Helper, Julianna Delneso, and Andrea Merrick; two great grandchildren, Steven and Michael Helper; and many nieces and nephews here and in Italy.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105; or St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J. 08542.


July 18, 2012

L. Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey, former Princetonian and founder and publisher of Automobile Quarterly magazine, died at his home in the English Cotswolds where he lived since the late 1980s with his wife Peggy.

Scott Bailey and his wife Peg founded the journal, Automobile Quarterly (AQ) in New York in the spring of 1962. The hard cover magazine, with a horizontal format and no advertising, approached automobile history from a scholarly perspective, featuring exhaustively researched stories on individual marques, both prominent and obscure, motorsports, design, technology, and — most important — the influential personalities that shaped the automobile’s evolution. AQ also featured critical commentary on contemporary automotive topics, and informed speculation on future automotive trends. Writers included Ken Purdy, Karl Ludvigsen, Michael Lamm, and Griff Borgeson, whose stories were complemented by large-format photography and illustrations by noted automotive artists such as Bill Neale, James Allington, Yoshihiro Inomoto, David Kimble, Walter Gotschke, and Peter Helck; other contributors were prominent automotive personalities Enzo Ferrari, designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin, and John Fitch. AQ was reviewed in the New York Times as “the world’s most lavish magazine.”

In the early 1960s Scott commissioned Italian coachbuilder Nuccio Bertone to create an interpretation of the newly launched Ford Mustang in order to demonstrate that the storied Turin-based coachbuilders could execute relevant contemporary designs. The stunning result of this collaboration was exhibited at the 1965 New York International Automobile Show where the Bertone Mustang won “best of show” honors.

Automobile Quarterly was the first automotive publication to place a female editor, Beverly Rae Kimes, at the top of its masthead. In addition to her contributions, Kimes and other AQ authors supported Bailey’s expansion into books on automotive history, which eventually included over fifty books. AQ’s detailed histories on such marques included Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, Buick, Cadillac, Packard, Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg, Corvette, including a pair of highly authoritative Corvette Restoration Guides. As a demonstration of AQ’s comprehensive automotive research and archives, General Motors commissioned AQ to compile its corporate history on the occasion of GM’s 75th anniversary.

Throughout Scott Bailey’s tenure, Automobile Quarterly documented not just the evolution of the automobile but also elevated automotive history to an unsurpassed level of scholarship. Through a combination of authoritative texts, detailed archival documentation, rich photography and lavish artwork, he created a collection of periodicals and books that continue to be highly sought after by automotive enthusiasts and collectors. In 1986 Scott and Peggy sold Automobile Quarterly to Columbia Broadcast System Publications.

Though the driving force behind the enterprise and its prodigious output, Scott seldom let his name surface on book jackets or author lists: he saw himself as one whose job was to get the best out of all around him. He promoted an AQ ethos of doing the job one way — without error — with style and great craftsmanship. The AQ impact and ethos that marked Scott’s tenure as founding editor and publisher have seldom been matched in automotive publishing. AQ’s output won numerous awards for design, editing, and writing. Recognitions for Bailey’s own work included: Thompson Products Museum Trophy and National AACA Award for outstanding restoration of a historic vehicle; Automotive Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Service Citation; Society of Automotive Historians Friends of the Automotive History Award; the Annual Award of the Society of Automotive Historians; and the Thomas McKean Award for historical research.

Scott Bailey was born in New York City and spent his childhood in and around Middletown, Ohio. He was an Eagle Scout, and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1941. In the Second World War, Scott served on PT boats, an aircraft carrier, and submarines; he saw duty on ammunition convoys in the North Atlantic and in the Pacific, and he was awarded the Submarine Service Commendation Medal.

Scott attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Alpha Delta, and studied at the Chase School of Law in Cincinnati. At Miami he met Peggy, his life companion and partner in love and business throughout every moment of the next seven decades. They married in 1947 during one of the century’s worst blizzards and settled in upstate New York where Scott dedicated himself to giving back to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), serving as an executive for BSA and with Peggy, running a Scout camp at Lake Seneca. The BSA awarded him their Distinguished Service Medal in 1964.

In the 1950s and early 1960s, Scott was Public Relations Counsel for Eastern Railroad Presidents Conference for Carl Byoir and Associates, and later with the American Rocket Society. At that time his interest in antique cars grew, and he became executive vice president, and director of public relations for the Antique Automobile Club of America and editor of The Antique Automobile Magazine. In 1958 he was a recipient of the Silver Anvil Award of the Public Relations Association for his performance in the field of transportation, especially for his work supporting railroads as they were challenged by highway development.

The next 25 years were focused on the creation and development of Automobile Quarterly. After the sale of AQ to CBS in 1986, Scott and Peggy settled in England, in the Cotswold Hills. At home in the village of Stanton and then in nearby Wood Stanway, Scott published two poetry books and worked to improve his skill as a painter of portraits.

Scott Bailey was an editor, painter, Scout, poet, sailor, publisher, mentor, and true romantic. He was proudest of the opportunities he found to help young people, often reflecting on the help and encouragement he received in his youth.

Scott Bailey is survived by his wife, Peggy; his daughter Meg; his son Douglas; and two grandchildren, Alexander and Hannah. He will be missed by the many he helped and supported to reach their goals.


Lou Ann Litton

Lou Ann Litton, a longtime resident of Lawrenceville, died at Potomac Homes Memory Care in Princeton on Monday, July 9 at the age of 77 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Lou Ann was born in Perkins, Okla., and grew up in Charleston W.V. She earned a Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Following graduation she moved to New Jersey and was employed by Esso Research and Engineering Corporation (now Exxon Mobil) in the information division for nearly a decade. Her skills in science, chemistry, German, and French prepared her career as a writer and abstractor of technical journals and patents.

Following many years as a “super-mom” raising four children, she attended Mercer County Community College and received an associate’s degree in computer programming. She was then employed in full and part-time positions at Educational Testing Service, the Mercer County Court House, and in various volunteer organizations. She was a longtime parishioner at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton.

Lou Ann had many interests, including pottery and glass, bird watching, gardening, sewing, cooking, antiques, furniture refinishing, reading, and music. Her attention to detail enabled her to master these interests. During her junior high and high school years in Charleston, she became a highly accomplished cellist and was the youngest member of the semi-professional Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She continued to play in orchestras and chamber music groups until family demands limited her time to continue as a musician.

Lou Ann was a quiet-spoken, and even shy person, but especially in raising four active children, one look of her intense blue eyes and her particular facial expression produced instant results. During recent years she greatly enjoyed joining her husband, Jim, during many tours with the American Boychoir throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. Following retirement they enjoyed several trips to Europe until the progress of Alzheimer’s made travel impossible.

She met her future husband, James (Jim) Litton in the seventh grade and they were married nearly 55 years ago. Before returning to New Jersey 44 years ago, they lived in Southport, Conn., Canterbury, England, and Indianapolis, Ind.

Lou Ann was predeceased by her parents, Ermal Lee (Ed) and Irene Lily Hall; and her sister, Judith Kay Dodd. She is survived by her husband, James Howard; her children and their spouses, Bruce Edward and Patricia Litton of Bedminster, Deborah Ann and James Purdon of Maplewood, David Allan Litton and Carol Dingeldey of West Hartford, Conn., and James Richard (Rick) and Alysia Litton of Sea Girt, N.J.; and grandchildren, Kiersten Blue and James Kyle Litton and Matthew Blakely Litton. She is also survived by her sister and brother in law, Betty and William Ray; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were provided by Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Visiting hours took place on Friday, June 13. In thanksgiving for the life of Lou Ann, a Requiem Eucharist was celebrated at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, on July 14. A reception in the church social hall followed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Church Princeton, Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton; or to the American Boychoir School, 19 Lambert Drive, Princeton.


Frances G. Frankel

Frances G. “Fran” Frankel, 85, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012.

Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., daughter of Isaac Pinsker and Mollie (Lippin); and widow of Max Gershon Frankel, PhD.; she is survived by her daughter, Elka R. Frankel of Princeton and her husband, David Eden; her son, Joel A. Frankel of Chicago and his spouse Helen Rosenberg; grandchildren, Layla G. Frankel and Elan S. Frankel; and numerous cousins.

Fran met Max Gershon at Brandeis Camp in Pennsylvania after World War II, and they married in 1948, after which Fran moved to Norman, Okla. There, Max Gershon was attending the University of Oklahoma, where she also took courses.

After her husband’s graduation, the couple traveled to Israel, where they lived on a kibbutz for close to a year. There they met and were befriended by Golda Meir, whose son the young couple had met previously in the U.S. After they returned to Oklahoma, they had their two children, and went on to Denver, Co., and St. Louis, Mo., where Max Gershon attended graduate school, eventually receiving his PhD in special education. After that, the family lived in Silver Spring, Md., while Dr. Frankel taught at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. In 1968 the family moved to Princeton when Dr. Frankel accepted a position at Trenton State Teacher’s College (now the College of New Jersey) and later taught at Kean College.

Soon after arriving in Princeton, Fran worked at the Phillip Morris Agency in New York City, and a couple years later began working at Princeton University in a number of positions, eventually ending up at the Hillel Jewish Student Association (in the old Murray-Dodge Building), and later on, as alumni coordinator at the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton, where even after retiring she continued as a volunteer into her 80’s.

Active in Community Without Walls House 5, and the local chapter of Jewish Women International, she was a member of Hadassah and the Jewish Center of Princeton.

An avid gardener, she had many friends from all walks of life in Princeton, from the University, the Jewish community, and the neighborhood, who would all meet and mix during her annual summer backyard picnic at her home on Grover Avenue.

Funeral services and burial will take place on Thursday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J.

Arrangements are by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing Township.


Gerold M. Lauck

Gerold McKee Lauck, 95, a resident of Moorings Park Retirement Community, Naples, Fla., died July 14, 2012.

He attended the Lawrenceville School and received a BA degree from Yale University in 1938. He was a member of both of their golf teams.

In 1943 he received his wings and commission in the Army Air Corps and was made a pilot instructor to aviation cadets in Greenwood, Miss. A year later he was assigned as a B-25 pilot in the 70th Bombardment Squadron of the 13th Air Force, and flew 50 missions in the Pacific Theater Campaign.

After World War II, he moved to Princeton and retired as a Supervisor of Accounts in 1975 from N.W. Ayer & Son, America’s oldest advertising agency.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Felix Lauck; and is survived by his second wife, Marian McLeod Lauck. He is also survived by his son, Anthony G. Lauck of Warren, Vt.; and grandchildren, Peter M. Lauck and Gregory G. Lauck of Wellesley, Mass.

His memberships included Trinity-by-the Cove Episcopal Church, Hole-in-the-Wall Golf Club, the United States Seniors Golf Association, and Sons of the Revolution.

Funeral Services in Princeton will be private. Cremation entrusted to The Beachwood Cremation Society, 4444 Tamiami Tr., Naples, Fla.


Dorothy C. Franklin

Dorothy Carll Franklin, a former long-time Princeton resident, passed away peacefully at her home in Mantoloking, New Jersey on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

She was born in Trenton on January 25, 1925 to the late Julia and Charles Monford Carll of Princeton. She is the wife of the late Dr. Charles Montanye Franklin of Princeton and Vero Beach, Fla. Dr. Franklin was the physician for the Princeton University football team.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Pickering Bossidy of Bay Head, N.J.; her son, Donald Albert Pickering of London, England, a grandson, Stuart Charles Carll Pickering; son in law, Bruce Haig Bossidy; niece, Judy English Power; and stepson, Charles Montanye Franklin. Her sister, Julia Carll English of Princeton predeceased her.

She was a member of the Bay Head Yacht Club, The Nassau Club, The Present Day Club, The Princeton Club of New York and the Moorings Club of Vero Beach, Fla., where she was a long-time resident.

“Dottie”, as she was known to friends, was an accomplished artist. She was also an avid traveler and gained inspiration for her watercolor paintings from her extensive travels around the world. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bay Head on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. The service will be officiated by The Reverend Neil Turton.

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July 12, 2012

Winthrop Seeley Pike

Winthrop Seeley Pike, former mayor of Princeton Township and long-time resident of Princeton and Montgomery Townships, died July 6 at Brandywine Senior Living at Princeton. He was 92.

Born in Boston and raised in Wellesley, Mass., he was the son of the late Lewis Freeman Pike and Vida Seeley Pike; and brother of the late Vida P. Morrison.

He graduated from Williams College in 1941 with a BA in physics. Immediately following graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, serving as a radar officer in the Signal Corps during World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters. In 1946, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.

He then moved to Princeton and joined the technical staff at RCA Laboratories, David Sarnoff Research Center. There, he worked closely with Vladimir K. Zworykin on the early development of color television. Among many other projects, he also developed sensory devices for the sight-impaired, highway vehicle control devices, color television receivers, storage tubes, weather balloon sensory instruments, portable television cameras and encoders, integrated circuits for stereo sound, and high altitude balloon-born television systems. He earned 17 U.S. patents and was the recipient of five RCA achievement awards. Following his retirement from RCA in 1987, he consulted with Princeton Scientific Enterprises, Inc. in the development of a blood gas analyzer device and high voltage ignition circuitry for military ordnance.

On a visit home to Wellesley, he met his future wife, Nancy E. Peakes at church. They were married in 1954. He was elected to the Princeton Regional School Board in 1967, and served for fourteen years, including several years as president. In 1981, he was elected to Princeton Township Committee, and as a member of the Committee, was elected to the position of mayor for the following five years.

A long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rocky Hill, he served as a member of the vestry for 19 years. He had also served as a lay reader, usher, and member of the vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church in Princeton. He started playing the organ in his teens, and was an avid musician, favoring, in particular, early classical music. A model train enthusiast and voracious reader, he relished family vacations in the Adirondack mountains and seeing the great pipe organs of Europe. During retirement, he also enjoyed monthly meetings with his fellow retired RCA employees and the weekly Tuesday Lunch Group. He also authored several articles for consumer electronics and model railroading magazines.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; and their children, Kristina Hadinger and her husband Alfred; Christopher and his wife Leila Shahbender; Karen, Jonathan and his wife Kelly; Eric and his partner Stefan Steil; and Amy Sharpless and her husband Peter. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Jon, Alfred, Julia, Alexandra, Katherine, Justin, Morgan, Sophia, and Serena.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on July 11, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Crescent Avenue, Rocky Hill.

Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Princeton.

Calling hours took place on Tuesday, July 10 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church Rocky Hill Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 265, Rocky Hill, N.J. 08553; The Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, 64 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, N.J. 08553; or Montgomery EMS, P.O. Box 105, Belle Mead, N.J. 08502.


Donald P. Shaffer

Donald Paul Shaffer, 72, died on July 7, 2012 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

Don was born on June 16, 1940, in Philadelphia, the son of the late Dorothy and Earl Shaffer. He was a graduate of The Haverford School (1958), Cornell University (1962), and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton graduate school (1964). His athletic accomplishments included acting as captain of the Cornell basketball team and being elected into Haverford’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

After military service in the U.S. Army from 1964-1966, Don started a 30-year career in the textile business, first with E.I. DuPont, and then joining J.P. Stevens, International Division, in 1976. He served as president of the division from 1985 to 1992.

Having been a resident of Montgomery Township for 44 years, he participated in many activities in the area with his family. He especially enjoyed the friendship of fellow members at The Bedens Brook Club in Skillman, where he had played paddle tennis and golf. He was also a member of the Old Guard of Princeton.

Don is survived by his wife, Susan Ertel Shaffer, married 46 years; his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Karen Shaffer of Pennington; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and David Lemire of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald Hepworth Shaffer and Jennifer Alba Bensadoun of Berkeley, Calif. and their children, Sabine (4) and Samuel (1); and his son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Evans Shaffer and Jennifer Guilbert Shaffer of Bloomfield, Mich. and their children, Andrew (8) and Kara (5).

There was a private burial at the Rocky Hill Cemetery, followed by a memorial reception for friends at The Bedens Brook Club in Skillman on Tuesday, July 10.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to The Haverford School, Class of 1958, 450 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, Pa. 19041.

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


George R. Bishop Jr.

George Reginald Bishop Jr., professor of French and longtime Princeton resident, died July 4 at Stonebridge at Montgomery. The beloved husband of the late Alice Elgin, he was 90.

Born in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of The Reverend George R. Bishop and Charlotta Miller Bishop. He graduated from Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, Pa. and entered Princeton University in 1940.

From 1943 to 46, he served in the Army as an artillery survey officer with the 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division, returning home as a Captain and eventually promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. On his return, he received his Princeton BA degree with highest honors in French language and culture and began graduate studies in Romance languages.

After receiving his PhD from Princeton in 1952, he was appointed to the department of French at Rutgers University where he subsequently became assistant and later associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He served as acting dean of the College from 1972 to 1974 and chair of the French department from 1984 to 1990. He was chairman of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages from 1965 to 1966. A member of the class of 1944 at Princeton, he was formerly class president and reunion chairman.

A longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he served as warden of the vestry from 1965 to 1969, vestryman multiple times, member of the All Saints Chapel Committee, delegate to the Diocesan Convention several times, and co-chair of the 21st Century Fund from 1995 to 2000. He helped found the Trinity Counseling Service in 1968. For 26 years, he worked on the Trinity rummage sale, first as co-chair with his wife, Alice, and then as chair. He served as trustee and vice president of the William Alexander Proctor Foundation from 1956 to 1984.

He is survived by his daughters, Anne Bishop Faynberg of East Brunswick, N.J., Charlotta Miller Bishop of Princeton, and Alice Anderson Bishop of Washington, D.C.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton. Burial was private at the family plot in Huntingdon, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

Arrangements were under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Wilbur Gunnell

Wilbur Gunnell, age 93, passed away July 4, 2012 at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation in Plainsboro.

Born in Bedford County, Va., he lived in Princeton for 77 years. Mr. Gunnell retired from Princeton University Custodial Services with 24 years of service.

He is the son of the late Annie Austin Gunnell and Oliver Gunnell; and brother of the late Nellie Williamson and Andrew Gunnell.

Mr. Gunnell is survived by three nieces, Marie Johnson, Shirley W. Ganges, and Jean Williamson; and many grand nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Clay Street Learning Center, 2 Clay Street, Princeton.

Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.


July 3, 2012

John P. O’Hara

John Patrick O’Hara, 79, of Princeton Junction, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Acorn Glen Assisted Living Residence in Princeton.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., John’s family moved to Bay Shore, N.Y. when he was a child. He has been a resident of the Princeton area since 1971.

John was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class, after serving his country from 1951 to 1955. He then attended and graduated from both the State University of New York at Farmingdale, N.Y. and Wagner College on Staten Island, N.Y.

For his entire working career, he was employed as a chemist by the Mobil Oil Company, later to become Exxon Mobil.

John was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Marie O’Hara; and younger brother, Andrew of Austin, Texas. He was the devoted husband of his wife, Ann; and loving father of his son, John Jr. of Hamilton, and his daughter, Deirdre at home. Also surviving are his dear granddaughter, Erin O’Hara; a brother, Joseph of Sayville, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Catherine McManus of Bluffton, S.C.; and many nieces, nephews, and first cousins here in America and Ireland.

Funeral services will begin on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Princeton. Interment will be at Princeton Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Friday, July 6, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Cathedral High School, 350th East 50th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022.

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June 27, 2012

John F. McCarthy, Jr.

Life-long Princeton resident and lawyer, Jack McCarthy, Jr. died on June 22, 2012 at his home after a long illness. He was 90.

John F. McCarthy, Jr. was born on October 17, 1921 on Charlton Street in Princeton, the second child of John F. McCarthy and Rose (Devine) McCarthy. His father worked as a trolley car conductor and butcher while attending the old New Jersey law school in Newark at night. Mr. McCarthy Sr. practiced law in Princeton from 1927 until 1954 when he died of a heart attack at the Mercer County Court house. Rose McCarthy died in 1973. Jack’s sister Mary McHugh, who taught for many years at St. Paul’s School, died in 2006.

Mr. McCarthy was educated at St. Paul’s School, Princeton High School (1937), the Hun School (1939) and Princeton University (1943). He graduated from Princeton High School at 15, having skipped two grades in grammar school. At the Hun School he played baseball and basketball. At Princeton University he captained the undefeated 1942 baseball team, played varsity basketball, served as an officer of Tower Club and graduated with honors. An all-ECAC (precursor to the Ivy League) first baseman, he hit a home run over the right field fence at Cornell — a feat matched previously only by Lou Gehrig. His colleague classmates voted him “best sense of humor” and “best natured.”

In 1943 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 87th Field Artillery. Landing with the First Army on the Normandy beaches on “D-day plus 3” (June 9, 1944), he served as an artillery forward observer, was wounded twice, received the Purple Heart and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery during the rescue of six stranded enlisted men. He was with his unit when it liberated one of the Nazi concentration camps.

Upon returning from the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Katherine Holohan of Plainsboro, in December 1945. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and joined his father’s office on Charlton Street in Princeton in 1948. He served as Princeton Borough attorney from 1958 to 1961. From 1970 to 1973 he was chairman of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, an agency established to expose organized crime and public corruption. His law partners included former Governor William T. Cahill, former State Commissioner of Transportation John Sheridan, and Mercer County Superior Court judges Coleman T. Brennan, Theodore Tams, and F. Patrick McManimon. Mr. McCarthy practiced law in Princeton for sixty-four years.

A founding member of the Bedens Brook Club, Mr. McCarthy was also a member of the Nassau Club and Springdale Golf Club. He attended daily Mass at St. Paul’s Church, fulfilling a solemn promise he made on the battlefields of France.

When former governor Brendan Byrne spoke at the 250th anniversary of Princeton University, he joked: “Princeton is known as the home of three famous people: Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, and Jack McCarthy.”

Mr. McCarthy is survived by his wife of sixty-six years; two sons, Jack and Kevin of Princeton; and five grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Princeton University Chapel on Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at Prospect House, Princeton University. The burial at St. Paul’s Church, Princeton, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the John F. McCarthy Jr. Class of 1943 Memorial Fund at Princeton University, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, N.J. 08543-5357; or to the Catholic charitable association, Mount Carmel Guild, 73 North Clinton Avenue, Trenton, N.J. 08609.


Helen M. Halvorsen

Helen M. Halvorsen, 86, of Griggstown, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

Born in New York City, she has been a resident of Griggstown since 1953. Helen was a nurse at Carrier Clinic and was previously employed by the Princeton Medical Center.

Daughter of the late Axel and Augusta Josefina (Johansson) Hallberg; and wife of the late Anker N. Halvorsen; she is survived by two sons, Len and Paul Halvorsen; and a sister, Vivian Svendson.

The burial of ashes will take place Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Griggstown cemetery. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Griggstown.

Casual attire suitable for hot, humid weather conditions is appropriate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bunker Hill Lutheran Church.

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


Heinrich D. Holland

Professor Heinrich Dieter Holland, known fondly by his family, friends, colleagues and students as “Dick” Holland, died peacefully in his home on May 21, 2012 as the result of a recurrence of cancer. He had already bravely survived two bouts with the disease.

Heinrich D. Holland was pre-deceased by his wife of 57 years, Alice Tilghman Pusey Holland, in November of 2010; and also by their youngest son, Matthew Tilghman Holland, in February of 2004.

Heinrich D. Holland leaves behind him three children, Henry Lawrence Holland of West Windsor, Anne Liebrecht Holland of St. Helena, Calif., and John Pusey Holland, currently of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; four grandchildren, Benedict Merwyn Holland, Esther Holland Rhoades, Nathaniel Chase Holland, and Samuel Denison Holland; a younger brother, Hans Joachim Holland of Salt Lake City, Utah; and a beloved younger sister, Anne Holland Hohenemser of Eugene, Ore.

Heinrich D. Holland headed up one of the first academic research groups to put geochemistry on a firm quantitative footing. His early papers on the application of thermodynamic data to the origin and formational processes of hydrothermal deposits of copper, zinc, lead, silver, and other metals earned him the title of the Father of modern economic geology. His work and that of his research group on the chemical evolution of the atmosphere led to a theory of the Great Oxidation event ca. 2.4 billion years ago, a paradigm that is now conventional wisdom.

Heinrich D. Holland was born in Mannheim, Germany of German Jewish parents. In 1939 just prior to the beginning of World War II, he and his younger brother, Hans Joachim, escaped Hitler’s pogrom via kindertransport to England where the boys were adopted. The boys were later re-united with their parents and younger sister in the Dominican Republic. The family then travelled to the United States where they first resided in Kew Gardens in New York.

Heinrich D. Holland earned his BS in chemistry at Princeton University, graduating with highest honors in 1946. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 assisting the government with his work on secret and classified projects with Wernher von Brown, the Father of V-2 rockets. In 1948, he earned his Master’s Degree in geology from Columbia University and in 1952, his Ph.D. as a member of the first group of geochemists ever assembled at Columbia by Professor Laurence Kulp.

In 1950, Heinrich D. Holland commenced his career as a professor in the geology department at Princeton University. During summers in the late 1950’s he served Princeton as its director of summer studies. His tenure at Princeton University lasted until 1972 when he made the decision to move his career to the department of earth sciences at Harvard University.

In 2000, Heinrich D. Holland retired from his position at Harvard University as the Harry C. Dudley professor of economic geology. He, nevertheless, continued to contribute to the science community and to work tirelessly with the colleagues and students to which he dedicated his life’s work.

In 2006, Heinrich D. Holland moved with his wife to Philadelphia, Pa. where he served as a visiting scholar in the department of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. After a career already spanning some five decades, “Dick” Holland remained actively engaged in research and mentoring students there until only a short time prior to his death.

Heinrich D. Holland served as vice-president of the Geochemical Society from 1969 through 1970 and its president from 1970 through 1971. In 1994, he received the Goldschmidt Medal and Award, the society’s highest award.

In 1995, the Society of Economic Geologists awarded him its Penrose Gold Medal. In 1998, he was awarded the Leopold von Buch Medal by the German Geological Society during the society’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Heinrich D. Holland was a distinguished lecturer in 1969, a von Humboldt senior fellow at Heidelberg University in 1980-1981 and the Thayer Lindsley Lecturer in 1981-1982.

During his long academic career, Heinrich D. Holland enjoyed visiting appointments and sabbaticals in geology departments at Oxford and Durham Universities in England, the University of Hawaii, Heidelberg University in Germany, Pennsylvania State University, Imperial College in London, United Kingdom and his last at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Dr. Heinrich D. Holland died a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

His major published contributions to the field of geochemistry remain The Chemistry of the Atmosphere, published in 1978; The Chemical Evolution of the Atmosphere and Oceans, published in 1984; and the 1995 elementary text Living Dangerously he co-wrote with Ulrich Petersen at Harvard University. He served with Karl Turekian of Yale University as executive editor of the historic ten volume Treatise on Geochemistry published in 2004 and continued to work, up to his death, on an expanded second edition of the Treatise with an anticipated publication date in 2013.

“Dick” was known by his students and fellow researchers as a man of scientific rigor and great intellect. All who knew him for any length of time also came to know him as a committed citizen of his adopted country, as a committed teacher working at all levels, from science instruction of inner-city youth to mentoring some of the greatest minds in the geochemical community today through the finest universities internationally, and as a highly valued general counselor on science policy through his work with the National Academy of Sciences.

Dick’s friends always found him to be a man of taste and humor. He was as fond of good food and great arguments as he was of laughter and knowledge of the fine arts, history, and literature in several languages. Dick was a connoisseur of wines but loved best his German rieslings.

Above all else, Dick will be remembered as a man of great loyalty to his friends and to his students. He will be sorely missed by both his family and by his adopted family, the international geo-sciences community at large.

In lieu of flowers, the immediate family requests that donations be forwarded in memory of Heinrich D. Holland to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or to the National Academy of Sciences’s Committee on Human Rights.

An open memorial event will be announced for a date later this year.


Memorial Service

Dawn A. J. Moses

Dawn Anne Jahn Moses, 46, of Arlington, Mass., died June 6, 2012 following a long illness. A celebration of Dawn’s life will be held at Town Hall in Arlington, Mass. on July 14 at 2 p.m. In last week’s obituary, the location of the service was incorrectly given as Arlington, Virginia. Town Topics regrets the error.

June 20, 2012

Diane F. Nole

Diane Elisabeth Flippin Nole, of Jackson, New Jersey, beloved wife of Arthur Nole and beloved mother of Brian Nole, passed away at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 55. She passed away peacefully after a brief, brave struggle. Diane will be remembered always for her infectious smile, her outgoing personality, and her loving heart.

In addition to her husband and son, who both meant the world to her, she will be dearly missed by her parents, Louise and Royce Flippin Jr., who loved her and cherished her to the depth of their souls; her brothers, Royce Flippin III and Robert Flippin, who were her devoted friends and protectors from childhood onward; her sisters-in-law, Alexis Flippin and Tricia Flippin; her brother-in-law, Bob Przybylowski; her nephews and nieces, and their extended families. She was loved also by Arthur’s departed sister and brother, Dolores Przybylowski and George Nole, and George’s departed wife, Emma.

Diane was a special person and friend to all who knew her. Born on May 15, 1957 with a thyroid condition that placed her on a life path filled with unique challenges, she met all of those challenges with grace, humor, and fierce determination, going on to graduate in 1976 from Riverview School in East Sandwich on Cape Cod, Mass., and establish a career at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, where she met the love of her life, Arthur Nole. Their wedding day on June 27, 1987 was one of the shining moments in her life, as was the birth of her son, Brian, on January 21, 1989. Diane and Art shared the closest of marriages, living each day as friends, confidantes, and soul mates. Besides her life with Art, her greatest joy was nurturing her adored son and watching him grow day by day from a bright, inquisitive child into a strong, thoughtful and loving man. Her husband and son were the centerpiece of her active, full life, and the love and pride she expressed for them whenever she was with them or spoke of them is one of the things she will always be remembered for.

She was also filled with love and caring for the rest of her family and her friends. Diane’s card was always the first to arrive in the mail for any relative’s birthday, and she never missed a family gathering. She was an avid reader, a lover of music, and a skilled piano player from childhood, and spent many years as a loyal and valued volunteer at the Kimball Medical Center in Jackson and as a dedicated employee of the Wal-Mart in Howell, New Jersey, where she worked alongside her husband.

While Diane left us far too soon, she leaves a legacy of a person who overcame every obstacle in her way to lead an independent life on her own terms. She departed us on the highest of notes, having seen her son Brian graduate from Monmouth University just weeks before. At that celebration, which coincided with her 55th birthday, she was happy and in high spirits, surrounded by her doting family, basking in the knowledge that a major life milestone had been reached by the child that she and Art had raised. It was a golden moment that, like her spirit, will live forever in our hearts.

Memorial services were held on June 16 in Lakewood, and will also be held on Friday, June 22 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Diane’s family has requested that contributions given in her memory be made to the Riverview School Scholarship Fund, Advancement Office, Riverview School, 551 Route 6A, East Sandwich, Mass. 02537.


Siok-Tin “Susan” Sodbinow

Siok-Tin “Susan” Sodbinow, 52, of Princeton, passed away at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Susan was born and raised in Melaka, Malaysia and came to the United States in 1985 settling in New York City. She married her husband, David, in 1992 and moved to Morristown in 1993. Susan then settled with her family in Princeton in 2003.

She received dual Bachelor’s degrees from Hunter College and the Fashion Institute of Technology, both of New York City. Susan was a graphic artist for Snow Joe, Edison, for the past two and a half years. Prior to that, she worked as a graphic artist for Pearson Education, Parsippany, and freelanced for many companies, including Silver Burdett-Ginn and Benzinger. Susan was a former member in the Tzu Chi Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Region.

She is survived by her husband of twenty years, David Sodbinow; two sons, Terence Sodbinow and Laurence Sodbinow, both of Princeton; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sah Lai and Chin Tee Tan of Melaka, Malaysia; her brothers, Khee Giap Tan of Singapore, Khee Boh “Dan” Tan of New York City, and Khee Seng Tan of Melaka, Malaysia; two sisters, Seok Hua “Jennifer” Tan of Long Island, N.Y. and Seok Hui “Tricia” Tan Friedrich of Long Island, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting is at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 22 2012 at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Susan may be made to Tzu Chi Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Region, 150 Commerce Road, Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneral


Michele Del Bianco

Michele Del Bianco, 86, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A memorial mass was celebrated on June 16 at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.


Dawn A.J. Moses

Dawn Anne Jahn Moses, 46, of Arlington, Massachusetts, died June 6, 2012 following a long illness.

Dawn was a loving mother, wife, friend, and tenacious advocate for homeless children and families, fiercely committed to solving public policy issues around the interrelatedness of homelessness, poverty, trauma, and mental illness.

Born and raised in Princeton, Dawn remained in her hometown to attend Princeton University, where her father, Robert Jahn, is professor of aerospace science and Dean, emeritus. Her mother, the late Catherine Seibert Jahn, was an early childhood educator who taught at the University League Nursery School.

Dawn graduated from Princeton in 1988 with a degree in history and received a certificate in women’s studies, when she moved to Washington D.C., where she had spent summers while in college engaged in a range of public service oriented internships. She worked for two years at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she served as special assistant to the director of the Office of Programs for the Homeless Mentally Ill.

In 1991, Dawn entered the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed a Master of Public Affairs degree, having written a thesis on the functionality and success of the Texas medicaid system.

Upon completion of her graduate degree, Dawn returned to Washington and the National Institute of Mental Health, again taking up policy issues related to the homeless mentally ill. In 1994, she was summoned to the office of the vice president of the United States to work as a policy advisor to Mrs. Tipper Gore, who was and remains a staunch advocate for recognition of mental illness as a real and significant public health issue.

In 1995, Dawn moved with her husband to Massachusetts, where she began work with the non-profit organization, the National Center on Family Homelessness (formerly the Better Homes Fund), a leading voice in the country for homeless children and families. As vice president of the National Center on Family Homelessness for approximately 15 years, she worked to prevent and end this tragic problem and to ensure that no child in America would spend even one night on the streets. She developed practice guidelines for programs serving homeless families; she was one of the pioneers in helping programs provide trauma-informed care and services that met the needs of children. In addition, Dawn understood the policy issues and knew how to move the dialogue forward, helping to create “America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on the Status of Homeless Children”.

Dawn’s commitment to public service extended to the local level, as exemplified by her membership on the board of directors of the Arlington Education Foundation, which makes grants to fund educational initiatives within the Arlington Public School system.

Dawn was a great friend, colleague, and mentor to many. She managed to delicately balance work and life with grace, valuing above all family and friends while remaining fully committed to her call to public service. Dawn was the thoughtful and loving mother of two children, Georgia and Henry; and wife of 18 years of James Moses. In addition, Dawn is survived by her father, Robert Jahn of Princeton; her siblings, Eric and Jill Jahn, also of Princeton; and Nina Gustin, of Greenwich, Conn.

A celebration of Dawn’s life will be held at Town Hall in Arlington, Massachusetts on July 14 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National Center on Family Homelessness.

June 13, 2012

Philip J. Stevenson

Dr. Philip J. Stevenson (sometimes PJ or Phil), 77, of Princeton, died Friday, June 1 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

Born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, Phil was the second child of Philip George and Mary Stevenson. He was an avid golfer from the age of 10; taught by the then pro of the Royal Portrush Golf Club, his father. Through hard work and intelligence he achieved a Masters of Science from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 1960, and went on to get his Doctorate from the University of Manchester two years later.

In August of 1963, he emigrated to the United States with little more than a suitcase, his wits, and a job offer. He achieved success working for many bio-tech/pharmaceutical companies over the years including: Monsanto, Chemstrand, Chicopee, Johnson & Johnson, Personal Products, and Arquest; first as a research scientist and then hit his stride as an executive. He, along with colleagues, holds the patents for many non-woven materials and manufacturing techniques, focusing on absorbent technology. His bosses would fight over him — at one point he was the vice president of two separate departments simultaneously, unheard of at the time. Phil entered semi-retirement at 55 to focus on what was really important to him: his family, friends, and golf.

Phil married Mary Lou Kohfeldt in May of ’68, who was the absolute love of his life. They weathered the ups and downs of marriage with aplomb, and were best friends ‘til the end; perhaps even more so at the end.

He was a member of the Phoenix Country Club and the Springdale Country Club of Princeton. If there is not a golf course in heaven, he didn’t want to go.

What struck everyone about Phil is his charm and humor. He was trouble. He made quick, life-long friends at all of his places of work and play. He had an unsurpassed popularity in the circles he ran in. He made everyone feel like he was their best friend when with them, but he could give quite a ribbing to those he really loved. Not afraid to flirt or tell an off-color joke when the moment called for it, he was a gentleman from a past era.

He was awesome. He will be missed by many.

Phil died a short 15 days after the passing of his wife, from what was clearly a broken heart. He stated quite plainly that he would not know what to do without her. Hopefully they are together in the hereafter.

He is survived by his two children, Tara Elisabeth and Vance Philip and his daughter-in-law, Katrina Emily; his brothers, Dai and Ramond Stevenson; and his sister, Carol Shields.

Service will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. A reception will follow.


James E. Hardiman

James Edward Hardiman, 82, died peacefully on June 10, 2012 surrounded by many friends and loved ones. Born and raised in Perth Amboy, Jim resided within a two-block radius his entire life.

The greatest gift of Jim’s young life was attending Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City. He often spoke of that time as a life-changing experience. He was devoted to the school until his passing, serving as a member of the President’s Council for many years and frequently attending fundraisers and alumni events. Jim attended Georgetown University, earned a BS in business management from Seton Hall, and served in military intelligence for the U.S. Army.

Losing his father at an early age, Jim became a provider by managing the family business, Seaman’s Pharmacy (est. 1840). Recognized as a pillar of the community, this popular soda fountain frequently hosted lunchtime meetings that included the patronage of mayors, congressmen, and committeemen.

Jim served as a member of the board of directors of Roosevelt Hospital for thirty years, twenty-five years as president. His tenure yielded services that improved the quality of care for countless patients, including the development of the Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice. Jim’s other accomplishments include establishing the Perth Amboy parking authority and serving as a member for the District Fee Arbitration Committee for the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He was also a lifelong parishioner and faithful trustee of Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Perth Amboy.

Services will take place on Thursday, June 14th at 10 a.m., beginning at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Route 27), Metuchen, N.J., followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Perth Amboy. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Perth Amboy. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Yolanda P. Herbert

Yolanda Patricia Herbert, “Yo,” 61, died on May 31, 2012 at the University Medical Center of Princeton.

Born in St. Kitts British West Indies, she moved to Princeton in the early 1970s and remained in the community for over 40 years.

Yolanda was educated in the Caribbean and was employed for 37 years at the University Medical Center of Princeton as a surgical technician. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Princeton.

Yolanda is survived by her son, Kennedy Herbert; her daughter, Michelle Herbert; her grandchildren, Kajia Herbert, Alex Arroyo and Aayden Herbert; her sisters, Reverend Muriel Barnes and Eileen Elliot; her nieces, Sandra Glasgow Barnes, Debra Barnes, Jascinth Revan, Kathleen Herbert, Sheryl Herbert, and Stephanie Herbert; her nephews, Henry Barnes and Andrew Herbert; and all the family that are too numerous to mention.

A very special thank you to Wavanie Mouko and Janet Nepolitano, for their continuous support and love for Yolanda during her time of need. A thank you to the doctors that took such good care of Yolanda and to her fellow co-workers and staff members at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Her family offers their deepest and heartfelt thanks for the love and friendship offered to their mother over the last 37 years.

A funeral service took place on June 12 at First Baptist Church, John Street and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Interment took place at Colonial Memorial Park in Hamilton.

Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.


June 6, 2012

Mary C. Saltzman

Mary Crum Saltzman, a resident of Princeton, died Sunday, May 27, 2012. Mary was born January 19, 1920 in New York City and later moved to Plainsboro before spending the last 30 plus years residing at the Princeton Community Village (PCV) in Princeton.

Mary worked for 20 years at the Princeton Acme where she held various positions from check-out clerk to inventory. She loved working at the Acme. Mary loved to walk and garden including having her own vegetable garden while also maintaining the PCV’s common flower garden. In her spare time after her retirement, Mary enjoyed taking care of her six great grandchildren.

Mary was an active member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church and a woman who put family above all else.

She was predeceased by her sister, Jeannie Cormack. Surviving are her beloved daughter, Barbara Rossi and son-in-law Felix; son Robert Crum; three grandchildren, Chris Rossi and wife Beth, Joseph Rossi and wife Sue, and Mary Ellen Mandatta and husband Eric; six great grandchildren, Christopher, Malinda, Amanda, Dominic, Michael and Maria; and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

A private funeral was held on June 1, 2012. Burial was at Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury.

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John J. Hamel III

On April 29, John Jacob “Jake” Hammel III, 85, died peacefully at home in Eugene, Ore., with his loving wife and family at his side. He was a rare example of a man of culture and learning, a scholar outside the academy, and an art enthusiast of the creative arts who ardently believed in the role of the arts and education in the everyday lives of citizens.

Jake was born in Detroit, Mich., 22nd of October, 1926. He was the son of the late Genevieve Booth and the late John Jacob Hamel II, and predeceased by his sister, Barbara Hamel Miller.

Jake spent his young years living between Sarasota, Fla. and Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He attended Howe Military School, where he was a boarding student at the age of nine. He graduated from high school at Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, in 1944 and went on to Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1947. Simultaneously he was an Ensign in the United States Navel Reserve Training Corps and discharged honorably in 1946.

In 1948, Jake entered Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va., graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Divinity, cum laude. Soon thereafter he was ordained at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Ypsilanti, Mich. He married Sara Morledge in 1948.

In order to pursue graduate studies, Jake moved to New York City and entered a degree program at Union Theological Seminary. While at Union, in 1953 and 1954, Jake studied under the renowned scholars Paul Tillich and Reinhold Niebuhr. During his graduate studies, he was an assistant minister at All Angel’s Church in Manhattan. Upon being asked to become rector at St. Andrews Church, Arlington, Va. in 1955, Jake moved back to Arlington and taught at Virginia Theological Seminary from 1955-1957 while continuing his graduate studies.

In 1959 his first marriage ended in divorce. Because Episcopal laws at the time were very strict concerning divorced clergy and remarriage, Jake resigned from the ministry in 1958. Jake’s second marriage took place in 1959 in Orange, N.J. It was while living in New York City that Jake began a second career. His first job was as personnel director at Philipp Bros. He worked at Harris Upham until 1962 in the research department as an analyst editor and became a registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange. From 1962-1967, he was co-founder of the investment counseling division at Estabrook and Co. He and Phyllis moved to Princeton in 1960. Jake commuted to Wall Street on the Reading Rail Line from Belle Mead.

In 1967, he reversed his commute and joined Drexel, Firestone, Inc. in Philadelphia where he became a vice president, director of institutional sales, traveling extensively in Europe and Canada. Retiring from commuting, he began to work for several firms in Princeton including Wm. Sword & Co. and Commodities Corporation. In the mid-1980s, Jake formed his own consulting business. This allowed him time to become involved with various nonprofit groups in Princeton.

Jake loved music. He had a fine ear and lovely baritone voice. He believed very strongly in the importance of music in peoples’ lives. He began his singing career as a choirboy. To his great disappointment, his voice changed just as he was to have a solo part in his church choir. In the early 1960s, he sang in prestigious Canterbury Society at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. In mid 1960s, Jake was invited to join post-graduate men’s octet, The Palmer Squares, started by Princeton University graduates and modeled after the Princeton Nassoons.

Jake sang and acted in several musicals put on by the amateur company PJ&B (Princeton Junction and Back). In the 1960s and early 1970s he made appearances in many plays, beginning with Showboat in 1964. In the early 1980s he auditioned and won a place in the 100-voice choral group, Princeton Pro Musica. The pinnacle of his early singing career was two concerts at Carnegie Hall in 1985 with this group. He joined the board, became treasurer, and then president of Princeton Pro Musica.

He joined the board of the Princeton Chamber Symphony as trustee and treasurer in 1997. His love and vast knowledge of music helped to guide the board for many years. He was a major force in creating a larger role for the orchestra in the community, especially as the leader of the effort to establish BRAVO!, a successful children’s program within the organization. As president in 1999, Jake presided over its budget and to see the orchestra’s name change to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) in order to reflect its status as a fully professional ensemble. Many of the organization’s current strategies in programming, fiscal discipline, and community outreach can be traced back to his initiative, vision and leadership. As Melanie Clark, PSO executive director stated, “He steadied us often and set us up for all good things that followed.”

He prided himself on his music library, his tastes running the gambit from Randy Travis to Bach. Jake was a tireless reader. His range of interests was very broad, but of particular fascination to him were American history (the period of the Constitution and the Civil War), theology, politics, literature, music, and art. Whenever Jake traveled, he would thoroughly research local museums and churches, never missing monuments considered important by many.

Throughout his life, Jake liked to write; in graduate school he wrote book reviews published in the Virginia Theological Seminary Journal. In a 1986 volume of Witness, a journal of theology, he published an article entitled “The Cosmic Nature of Christmas.” He researched and wrote an article on a painting long in the possession of his wife’s family. In this article he made thorough arguments that the painting was in fact an early portrait of one of his wife’s ancestors painted by Benjamin West who lived in Philadelphia. The painting is now hanging in the Winterthur Museum. In 2008, Jake acted as consulting historian for the Morven exhibit, Picturing Princeton 1783. He also served on the 1783 committee. He was a valued resource and is among those thanked in the forward of the catalogue for the exhibit titled, “Princeton 1783: The Nation’s Capital.”

As a relaxing hobby and diversion for his steady hands, he built expert wooden model trains and ships. Jake was a passionate and avid tennis player. He played with several groups and on weekends he could be found on the court at Pretty Brook Tennis Club where he was a member. He was also president of the club in 1977.

Jake and his family attended Trinity Church of Princeton. For many years he was Head Usher as well as having other duties at Trinity. He gave the Sunday sermon on two occasions at Trinity. Through his reading and writing, Jake kept an active interest in theology and the concerns of the Episcopal church.

Jake is survived by his wife, Phyllis. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a year after moving to Eugene, Ore. Children from his first marriage are John Timothy Hamel and wife Debbie, and Sara Christine Hamel and husband Wes Sowers; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by the children of his second marriage, step-daughter Gwyneth Hamel Iredale, Jennifer Potter Hamel, and his son, John Eric Hamel; and two grandchildren; one nephew and two nieces.

A memorial service with burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30th at Trinity Church, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jake’s memory to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 250, Princeton, N.J. 08542; Virginia Theological Seminary, Chapel Fund, 1737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Va. 22304; or SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540.


Claude G. Sutphen

Claude G. Sutphen, age 79, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.

Born in Princeton, Mr. Sutphen worked and later served as superintendent of Princeton Cemetery for over 45 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Salena (McCrone) Sutphen; brothers Douglas Sutphen and Bob Sutphen; and sisters Jeanette Thompson, Zabeth Maksymovich and Ethel Wallen.

Mr. Sutphen is survived by his wife, Averil (Duncan) Sutphen; his daughters, Claudia Bazewicz and her husband Robert, and Diane Christiansen; his son Douglas Sutphen and his wife Mary Jane; and grandchildren Dawn Payne and her husband Paul, Kristina Sinsimer and her husband Daniel, Douglas Sutphen Jr. and his fiancé Tara Crane, Robert Bazewicz and his wife Nicole, and James Bazewicz.

He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Whitlock; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cromwell-Immordino Memorial Home, 71 E. Prospect Street, Hopewell.

Services and Interment were held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Crohn’s Disease Initiative,; or to the New Jersey SPCA at


May 30, 2012

Mary Lou Stevenson

Mary Lou Stevenson, 73, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Princeton, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at her home in Princeton.

Born in Texas City, Texas, she divided her time between Phoenix and Princeton. She was the author of two books, a biography, Lady Gregory: The Woman Behind the Irish Renaissance, and a fictitious parody: What’s Really Important in Princeton, chronicling her and her friends absurdist adventures.

She was a lover of the desert, flowers, art, and fought for women’s rights. Her philanthropic interests included the Audubon Society, The Phoenix Botanical Guardians, and Planned Parenthood. She helped with micro-finance loans to women in Bolivia, and traveled to see the effects in action. She would volunteer for many causes she thought worthy, including the Princeton Public Library, and The Heard Museum in Phoenix.

She entertained herself with a multitude of pastimes, some for profit, and others for sheer pleasure. She made many friends in both Princeton and Phoenix through T’ai-chi and meditation. She was an avid real estate investor and part-time English teacher. She also taught herself Spanish and Chinese (with the aid of some friends).

She was non-religious, but exceptionally spiritual; picking what worked for her from a wide range of disciplines. She was open to all, from the Christian Bible to the I Ching (The Book of Changes) to the Tibetan Book of the Dead. She left us ready and curious for what lay beyond.

Daughter of the late George and Forest (Appleby) Kohfeldt; and sister of the late Francie Mallery; she is survived by her husband, Philip; her daughter, Tara Stevenson; and her son and daughter-in-law, Vance and Kat Stevenson.

Funeral services will be private.

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


Karl M. Light

Karl Mitchell Light, theatre and television actor, former Princeton real estate broker, champion and defender of affordable housing, and beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died on May 20 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had struggled for several years with myotonic dystrophy.

Karl was born on September 29, 1925, in Trenton, to Benjamin and Bertha Light, immigrants from Lithuania and Poland. He attended Trenton schools and was awarded a scholarship to attend Princeton University in 1943. After his freshman year, he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 87th Division in the Ardennes and the Army of Occupation in Germany, before resuming his studies at Princeton in 1947. It was during his undergraduate years that he found his calling as an actor.

In 1950, Karl married Pat Hart, received his BA in English from Princeton, and moved with his new wife and stepdaughter Penny to New York City. There, Karl embarked on a career as an actor, performing in numerous plays and taking roles in the then-new medium of television. Early success came in 1955, when he was cast in the role of Bertram Cates, schoolteacher in the original Broadway production of Inherit the Wind, which starred Paul Muni.

In order to support a family that would eventually number six children, Karl returned to Princeton in 1957 and he and his wife opened K.M. Light Real Estate. In the 1960s, Karl’s acting career was centered at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, where he took on many lead roles in plays and musicals. He also branched out into soap operas: he had recurring roles for over 20 years in The Doctors, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, and The Guiding Light.

In addition to his work in the theater, TV and real estate, Karl taught speech at the Princeton Theological Seminary for many years. He was a former member of the Board of McCarter Theatre, The Planning Board of Princeton, the Zoning Board of Hopewell Township, and a 2007 recipient of the Bud Vivian Award for service to the community.

He is survived by his current wife of 31 years, Lucy James; his sister, Rose Scott of Princeton; his children, Deborah Light of Princeton, Brita Light of Camden, Maine, Rip Light of Berkeley, Calif., Corey Miedzinski of Trenton, and Holly Light of Long Beach, Calif.; three stepchildren, Penny Bragonier of Boston, Mass., Anne Gilbert of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Liza Gilbert of Washington, D.C., and 12 grandchildren.

The burial service will take place at Princeton Cemetery on June 9, 2012 at 4 p.m. and a reception will follow in the Community Center at Princeton Community Village on Karl Light Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Princeton Community Housing, 245 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J. 08540.


John Eills

John Eills, former Princeton resident, died on Saturday, May 19, at home in Manhattan.

The son of John and Matilda (Diachkovsky) Eills, he was born in Nagasaki, Japan, November 4, 1927. He came to the United States in 1940, served in the U.S. Submarines, Pacific Fleet 1943 to 1949, and was educated at Harvard College and the Harvard School of Business Administration.

Until recently, he was a senior vice president and portfolio manager with du Pasquier Asset Management in New York. An accomplished yachtsman, he served as navigator and captain on a number of offshore races and cruised widely aboard his sailboats “Invictus” and “Echo,” including a circumnavigation with his wife (1998-2001). He was a member of the New York Yacht Club; the Cruising Club of America; the Corinthians; and the North American Station of the Royal Scandinavian Yacht Clubs and Nylandska Jaytklubben.

John and his family lived on Journey’s End Lane in Princeton from 1965 to 1995.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Brewer; son Andrew and daughter-in-law Caitlin of Concord, N.H.; daughter Amity Wallace of Rowayton, Conn.; grandchildren Thatcher, Lucy and Ajah Eills, and Meredith, Ellie and Beatrix Wallace. A grandson, Teddy, predeceased him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004.

A memorial service will be held at All Souls Church, Lexington Avenue at 80th Street on Thursday, May 31 at 3 p.m.


May 23, 2012

Joel Z. Felsher

Joel Zelig Felsher, MD, age 79, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 peacefully at his home in Princeton.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., Dr. Felsher practiced medicine and lived most of his life in Princeton. After graduating Princeton High School, he attended Harvard University, completing his required studies in three years. Joel then went on to attend Northwestern School of Medicine for two years, and then transferred to New York University School of Medicine. After completing Medical School, he went on to King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. for his Internship and Residency. Joel was selected as Chief Resident after his first year of Residency. He then completed a one year Cardiology Fellowship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif.

Ultimately, Dr. Felsher returned home to Princeton where he established a well-respected Internal Medicine practice at Princeton Medical Center. Through his practice, Joel served his local community for 35 years.

Joel enjoyed playing tennis, scuba diving, snorkeling, crossword puzzles, cribbage, travel and his beloved NY Mets. Most of all, Joel was deeply committed to his friends and family. In recent days, Joel was happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beryl Felsher; daughter and son-in-law, Amy Felsher and Peter Mosca of Belle Mead, N.J.; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Julie Felsher of Pennington, N.J.; and grandchildren, Peter, Owen, Justin, Cole, Riley, and Nina. Dr. Felsher is also survived by one brother, Howard Felsher of Tarzana, Calif.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 16th at 4 p.m. at the Stuart Country Day School in Princeton.

Donations in Dr. Felsher’s name may be made to the National Resource Defense Council at


D. Daniel W. Gardiner

Dwight Daniel Willard Gardiner, 77, died on May 15.

Born July 19, 1934 in Philadelphia, he attended The Episcopal Academy and graduated in 1956 from Princeton University, where he majored in history and American studies and was captain of the squash team. He was active in the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary.

During his adult life, he lived in New York City, Long Island and Chappaqua, N.Y., Little Compton, R.I., and most recently, Princeton. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst and, for most of his career, a partner in the asset management firm W.H. Reaves & Co., specializing in the telecommunications industry. After retiring in 1998, he became a passionate leader of Princeton ReachOut56-81-06, and, in 2007, his Princeton classmates presented him with the Distinguished Classmate Award for his contributions. ReachOut56-81-06 is a philanthropic effort of Princeton’s classes of 1956, 1981, and 2006. Its projects include coordinating college guidance programs and other volunteer efforts in undeserved schools, and the annual award of one-year fellowships to graduating Princeton seniors who seek to implement public interest projects they have designed.

A tournament player in several racquet sports, Dan also relished a good game of family doubles and was thrilled when he finally had enough tennis-playing grandchildren to host a family tournament.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Warren Gardiner; his brother, John F. Gardiner, Jr.; Dan’s five children, Daphne Trotter, Willard Gardiner, Sargent Gardiner, Michael Gardiner, and Meg Gardiner; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Princeton University Chapel, Princeton University’s main campus.

Donations to PrincetonReachOut56-81-06 are welcome at
or by check to “PrincetonReachOut56-81-06” at 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

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


May 16, 2012

Peter Anthony Stroud

A dear soul departed this earth on May 6, 2012. Peter Anthony Stroud, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and great friend began his journey on that day.

A twenty-year resident of Princeton, Peter was born on May 23, 1921 in London, England and joined the British Army at 18. Peter served in North Africa and Europe, and was a prisoner of war during World War II. His study of land maps led to his interest in design patterns and complexity of design, which influenced his artwork throughout his life.

Peter Stroud was a lifelong artist whose abstract works have been on view in numerous museums including: the Tate Gallery, London, England; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.; the New Jersey State Museum; the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.; Princeton University; the British Museum, England; the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; and the American Embassy in London. In addition to his work as an artist, Peter was a professor, mentor, and friend to the students of Maidstone College of Art in London, Bennington College, Vt., Rutgers University, East China Normal University, Shanghai, and the Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers.

Peter remained sharp and curious throughout his life, which was filled with adventures, great and small. He loved a good story and was an exceptional storyteller. He enjoyed music, especially jazz, but will be remembered most for his practice of belting out a song whenever the fancy struck him.

Peter was an extraordinary man with an indomitable, twinkling spirit. His cat, Meera, will miss their nightly rituals. His beloved wife Carmen, daughter Kathryn, grandsons Andrew, James, and Spenser, his nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and students will miss their favorite man.

A small family gathering will be planned at a future date. To leave pictures and remembrances, please visit his facebook page at

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made in memory of Peter Stroud to: WBGO (Peter’s favorite Jazz Radio Station), 54 Park Place, Newark, N.J. 08901 (please direct attention to Nick Breul); The New Jersey SPCA, 1119 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901 (please direct attention to Captain Rick Yocum); The Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 531313, Henderson, Nev. 89053, (; or Rutgers University Foundation, Peter Stroud Scholarship, Mason Gross School of Arts, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901 (please note that this is in memory of Peter Stroud).


Mary Quinn Wieland

Mary Quinn Wieland passed away due to lung cancer on April 29, 2012 at her home in Seattle, Wash., surrounded by her family. She was 61 years old.

Mary was born May 26, 1950 in Port Jervis, N.Y. to William and Catherine Quinn. She grew up in New Haven, Conn., met her husband Dick there, and they married on February 21, 1970. They moved to Pasadena, Calif., where their son Peter was born. Mary pursued what was to be her lifelong passion for painting, starting in 1974 at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and then in Knoxville, Tenn., where she completed her undergraduate Fine Arts degree at the University of Tennessee.

In 1984 they moved to Princeton, where they settled down to a permanent home for the next 25 years, spending time with many wonderful friends. Mary took up a second career as a library assistant in the geology library/map room at Princeton University where she was president of the staff union for several years. Princeton was an ideal base for visiting her parents and sisters at their summer cabin in Shohola, Pa., spending many wonderful days kayaking down the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mary and Dick moved to Seattle, Wash. in 2009 to be close to their son Peter and his family. She reveled in her role as an everyday grandmother and enlisted her two young grandsons help in exploring the newly found wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Mary loved probing their minds through conversation, cooking lessons, and walks in the Olympic Sculpture Garden. She was an extraordinary wife, who always saw things that her husband never saw. She lovingly shared those insights with him for 42 years. She loved to travel, and together they explored out of the way places all over the world.

Mary is survived by her husband, Dick; her son, Peter (Stephanie), her grandsons, Finnian and Devin; her mother, Catherine; and her sisters, Cathy (Bill), Ellen, Patricia (Raymond), and Eileen; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A ceremony at sea took place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 aboard the Washington State ferry, Kaleetan, on the Seattle-Bremerton run. A memorial service is planned for later in the year in Shohola, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the lung cancer research fund at the University of Washington at, using the search keyword, Lungon, and including the name of Mary’s doctor, Dr. Keith Eaton, on the comments line.


Barbara M. Bates

Barbara Maynard Bates, beloved wife of Harry Bates and mother of Allan and Deborah, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2012 at the age of 88.

Born in 1923, Barbara spent her youth in White Plains and Troy, N.Y. She studied at Emma Willard School and Bryn Mawr College, and upon graduating from college in 1945, taught Latin at Emma Willard School prior to her marriage in 1949 to Harry Bates of Philadelphia. They were happily married for 62 years at the time of her death.

She was a passionate gardener, reader, and cook, and was well known for her love of animals. She taught Latin and Spanish in Orchard Park, N.Y. before retiring in 1983 and relocating with Harry to Princeton, where they have lived for nearly three decades. In retirement, Barbara was an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer at the annual Bryn Mawr College used book sale for many years.

Barbara is survived by her husband, two children and their spouses, and four grandchildren. She was always kind and generous, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, please donate and support the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale,

May 9, 2012

William Fuller 

William Fuller, former Westminster Choir College president, died on April 19 in Slingerlands, N.Y. A member of Westminster’s Class of 1950, Dr. Fuller served as its president from 1987 until he retired in 1990. When he was a student at the Choir College, Fuller was a member of the Westminster Choir and performed throughout the United States and abroad under the leadership of the College’s founder, John Finley Williamson.

He earned a Master of Music Education at North Texas State University and a doctorate in education from Indiana University in 1961. Throughout his 39-year career Fuller held several executive positions in higher education in New York, Nebraska, and Connecticut. After retiring from Westminster, he and his wife Marjory moved to a log home in Becket, Mass. In retirement he served on the local high school board of education from 1992 to 2002. In 1998 he was elected chairman of the Board of Health for the town of Becket, a position he held until 2011. He and Marjory were active members of the Stockbridge United Church of Christ and the Stockbridge Festival Chorus.

He embraced his purpose driven life with optimism, hope, and determination to make a difference in every job and community he served. He was honored by the Westminster Choir College Alumni Association with an Alumni Merit Award, and he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Princeton Rotary.

He is predeceased by his daughter, the Rev. Heidi Lynn Fuller; his parents, brother, and sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marjory; his sons, Grant, Tom, and Dirck; and a son-in-law, Stuart J. Mitchell.

A memorial service will be held at the Stockbridge United Church of Christ at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 with reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Rev. Heidi Lynn Fuller Ministry Support Fund, 8 Reginald Circle, Rochester, N.Y.; or the Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, N.J. 08540. Friends may leave a message of condolence for the family at


William T. Lifland

William Thomas Lifland, a leading New York antitrust lawyer and longtime Princeton resident, died peacefully on Thursday evening, May 3, at his home at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a retirement community in Skillman,, after a long illness. He was 83.

Born November 15, 1928 in Jersey City, he was the older son of Charles and Carol Francks Lifland. He attended public schools in Jersey City, graduating as valedictorian of his Lincoln High School class in 1945. He attended Yale College, where he majored in economics and was a champion fencer. After graduating magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1949, he went on to Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1952.

From 1952 to 1954 he served in the Air Force General Counsel’s Office, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In the fall of 1954 he became law clerk to John Marshall Harlan II, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. When Judge Harlan was confirmed as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court the following March, Mr. Lifland accompanied him to Washington as his first clerk. After the clerkship ended, he joined the New York law firm now known as Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he practiced antitrust law until his retirement in 2002.

Mr. Lifland’s legal practice touched on all areas of antitrust law. He was antitrust counsel to a diverse array of companies and trade groups, including Sony, CPC International, the Newhouse newspaper chain, the National Coffee Association, the New York Jockey Club, and the Newspaper Association of America, among many others. He developed successful antitrust defenses to attempted hostile takeovers of supermarket retailer A&P and aerospace manufacturer Grumman. In an important test of the government’s merger guidelines, he won a ruling that the government’s attempt to block industrial clay manufacturer Engelhard’s acquisition of its principal rival did not adequately consider the economics of the markets for the companies’ products. His pioneering work for Citibank on antitrust issues in electronic banking led to an invitation to testify before the congressionally-created Electronic Funds Transfer Commission. After he secured a victory for another longtime client, British razor blade and sword maker Wilkinson Sword, the company presented him with a replica of George Washington’s inaugural dress sword, a fitting gift for a former college fencer.

A recognized dean of the New York antitrust bar, Mr. Lifland wrote the New York Law Journal’s monthly “Antitrust” column for over 33 years, from 1973 to 2007. He taught antitrust law as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School from 1981 to 2004, and served for 30 years as an instructor and antitrust program chair for the Practicing Law Institute. He authored State Antitrust Law (1984), one of the first comprehensive treatises on state competition laws, and co-authored Understanding the Antitrust Laws (1980), a well-known handbook for non-specialists. He served on the governing council of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and chaired the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, which in 1997 awarded him its Distinguished Service Award. In 2007 the Section renamed its Distinguished Service Award the William T. Lifland Service Award in his honor.

He was a founding director and officer of Commodities Corporation in Princeton, which later became Stockton Holdings, Ltd.

He met his future wife, Nancy Moffat, in 1952 on a blind date while both were working in Washington, D.C., he for the Air Force and she for the State Department. They were married in Washington in 1954 and took up residence in New York City, only to return to Washington a few months later due to Justice Harlan’s change of court. They moved back to New York when Mr. Lifland started working at Cahill, then to France in 1958 for a two-year stint at Cahill’s Paris office. After returning to the United States in 1960, the couple settled permanently in Princeton, where they raised their four children.

At home Mr. Lifland enjoyed making furniture and tinkering with electronics in his basement workshop. He also built a darkroom for developing and printing his own photographs. He was an avid reader and loved going to the theatre, concerts, and opera. He enjoyed playing tennis, bicycling, and traveling with his wife.

He was an officer of India House in New York and a member of the Nassau Club in Princeton. A longtime member of Trinity Church, Princeton, he was a chair of the Outreach Committee and a member of the Ushers’ Guild.

Mr. Lifland is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his brother, John Lifland and wife Jean of Sea Girt, N.J.; his daughter, Carol Lifland and husband Daniel Giesberg of Los Angeles, Calif.; his sons, Charles Lifland and wife Alison of Pasadena, Calif., Kerin Lifland of Grass Valley, Calif., and David Lifland and wife Catherine Radmer of Wayland, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, three nieces and their families, and many cousins.

Interment will be held privately for the family. A memorial service will be held in the fall. In lieu of flowers the family invites your contributions to The Hospice Memorial Fund, Princeton Healthcare System Foundation, 253 Witherspoon Street, Suite 1, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, One Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, N.J. 08540. For further information and to leave your own comments and condolences, please visit the website:


Judith V. McCaughan

Judith Vose McCaughan died peacefully in her home on May 1st.

Born in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1928, to Charles Henry Vose and Rena Eloise Moses Vose, she spent her girlhood in Collingswood, N.J. In 1941, Judy, her sister Cynthia, and her parents moved to Princeton, where her father worked as an engineer for RCA.

Judy graduated from Princeton High School in 1945, and attended Trenton State Teachers College, now known as the College of New Jersey. In 1948, she married Wesley Adams McCaughan.

She began her career in real estate in the late 1960’s, and was the first employee of the former firm Peyton Callaway. Until her retirement at the age of 82 last year, she was a broker at the firm of N.T. Callaway.

Judy was a gardener and an avid reader. She enjoyed assembling puzzles, knitting, and spending time with her family in two places that were very special to her — Rindge, N.H. and Long Beach Island, N.J.

Her greatest joy was spending time with the family she leaves behind: her husband, Wesley; and her three daughters, Wendy Jolley and her husband, Michael, of Princeton, Carey Hoover, and her husband, Stuart, of Lawrenceville, and Marny McCaughan of Riverside, Ill. She was the beloved grandmother of six granddaughters and one grandson.

Burial at Princeton Cemetery was private. A service of joy and remembrance will be held on Monday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princeton Hospice, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

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


Diana Fenton

Diana Fenton, of Princeton, died at the University Medical Center in the early hours of the morning on May 1st. She had suffered from many illnesses over the years, but always managed to rally — “She had an incredible will to live,” said her daughter Alison. This time, the sheer magnitude of her ailments was too much, and she succumbed to a heart attack.

Born Diana Charlotte Lee, she was the only child of the late Frederick William Parkin Lee and Marjorie Mullins Lee. She grew up in Morristown, attended local schools, and graduated from the Kent Place School in Summit.

Her family was a large Anglo-Canadian family that came to this country in the late 1800’s. Several of her ancestors were American Tories who left the United States after the Revolution and settled in Canada. She was extremely proud of her family’s Loyalist roots, becoming a Daughter of the British Empire in middle age.

Diana was a lady in the truest sense of the word — while a woman of impeccable taste and manners, she believed that gentility came from treating all with kindness and charity. Those who knew her well — and her friends were numbered in the hundreds — could attest to her generosity and kindly spirit. Throughout her life she gave fully of herself to others — taking meals to sick friends, volunteering at hospitals, sponsoring children overseas, organizing VNA rummage sales, and serving on boards of directors. “She was an amazing woman,” said her daughter Stephanie, “While virtually sightless herself, she was volunteering with Recording for the Blind in her last years.”

She was a religious woman, and deeply involved in the Episcopal Church. Diana taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and sat on the Vestry of St. Bernard’s Church in Bernardsville, the town where she raised her family. Later in life, as a widow, she moved to the Princeton area, and immediately became an active member of Trinity Church. Come rain or shine, she could be found volunteering at the parish offices, helping with Altar Guild duties, and taking communion, as a lay minister, to shut-ins.

Diana had a keen appreciation for all things creative. As a teenager, she was a model for local department stores and sang in a radio choir in Manhattan. She and her late husband George sang in local musical groups and made frequent trips to Lincoln Center to attend the opera. One of her proudest moments in life was singing a duet with Marilyn Horne at a reception for the artist in New York City. Diana also loved to cook and garden, and took pride in presenting a splendid gourmet meal with a table set with beautiful flowers from her own garden.

Of all her loves, her family was the greatest. She was married twice: to Donald Rutter, an inventor and engineer, and to George Fenton, Jr., a noted New Jersey architect. Both of her husbands predeceased her. She is survived by five children and step-children: Stephanie Greene of Skillman, Bruce Rutter of Duxbury, Mass., Alison Rutter of Tewksbury, N.J., Archibald Fenton of Hershey, Pa., and Charles Fenton of Summit, N.J.; three grandsons and step-grandsons: Michael Mayhew of Ottawa, Ontario, Wesley Rutter of San Francisco, Calif., and Liam Rutter of Boston, Mass.

A funeral service will be held for Diana at Trinity Church in Princeton at 10 a.m. on May 14. A reception at the Nassau Club will follow immediately after the service. A private family burial will be held in Bernardsville.

Diana loved flowers, so friends are encouraged to bring a few of their own to help make arrangements, or whole bouquets from their gardens if they can. For those who would like to make a donation in her name, her family suggests the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

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

May 2, 2012

Harold Phox

Harold “Porkie” Phox, 73, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Ga. with his loving family by his side. Harold was born in Princeton on February 19, 1939 to Pleasant and Emma Phox and was the youngest of eight siblings.

Harold was a graduate of Princeton High School and worked for many years as a film editor in New York City. After spending most of his life living in Princeton, he moved to Exmore, Va. in 1990.

Survivors include his long time companion, Tessa Brown of Exmore, Va.; four children, Keith (Sharon) Phox of Alexandria, Va., Kelli (Solomon) Copeland of Stone Mountain, Ga., Kevin (Donna) Phox of Hamilton, and Kerri Phox of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Evelyn Willis of Ewing,; brothers, Alfred (Phyllis) Phox of Princeton, Floyd (Hester) Phox of Wichita, Kan., William (Estelle) Phox of Princeton; and sisters-in-law, Delores Phox and Jamesena Johnson of Princeton; and his former wife, Beverly (Dugger) Phox of Princeton. Harold was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Gee and Martha Barbour; and a brother, Thomas Phox. He also leaves behind six loving grandchildren, Michael, Kyle, Courtney, Collin, Gabrielle, and Connor, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many friends.

The Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, John Street and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, followed by interment at Princeton Cemetery. Calling hours are from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.


April 25, 2012

Charles C. Baber

Charles Chenault Baber, known to all as “Charlie”, died April 19 in Princeton, having waged a brave battle against esophageal cancer.

Survived and loved dearly by his wife, Ellen Gould Baber; his children, Jessica and William Goodman; his parents, Donald and Tsuya Baber of Gainesville, Fla.; his brother, Edward Baber of Frederick, Md.; and his in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Gould and Georgeanne and Peter Moss of Princeton. In addition, he is mourned by innumerable friends.

Charlie was born in Fort Campbell, Ky. and grew up in Florida. He had a keen intellect, graduating from the University of Florida with honors at age 18 — one of the youngest graduates ever — and embarking on a career in finance at Prudential Securities, Bear Stearns, and Jefferies & Company, where he was known as a visionary leader and mentor.

His passions were legion: his wife and children, art, wine, hunting, military history, golf, the English countryside, and Holland & Holland guns. Charlie’s favorite haunts included his home and garden in Princeton, Hudson Farm, the Springdale Golf Club, and the Arms and Armor Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was a tireless and masterful fundraiser on behalf of the Princeton Symphony, the Maryland Coastal Conservation Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and most recently, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Charlie had a big personality. He will be remembered for his wit, his ready laugh, his infectious enthusiasm, and his kindness. Charlie always knew what to say, how to put people at their ease, and people loved being around him.

The funeral was held in Princeton on April 22. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to fund the research of Dr. David Ilson, Charlie’s doctor. For more information on Charlie Baber’s Campaign for Esophageal Cancer Research, see or contact Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10065.


April 18, 2012

Wayne T. Cooke

Wayne T. Cooke of Princeton, passed away on April 9, 2012 at the age of 78, after an 8½-year battle with colon cancer.

Raised in Bowling Green, Ohio, Wayne earned a BA with distinction from the University of Michigan. Following three years in the United States Navy, he returned to Michigan and earned his MBA with distinction.

After thirty years with IBM — and management positions that took him and his family to The Netherlands, Paris, and Hong Kong — he took early retirement and joined his wife Patricia in selling residential real estate with Coldwell Banker in Princeton.

Wayne was kind-hearted and loving, with a passion for travel, (including four international trips in the past years alone), music, and a wonderful sense of humor. He sang with the Princeton United Methodist Church Choir and the Voices Chorale, with whom he toured across Europe. He served as an inspiration for many as the author of On the Far Side of the Curve: A Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor’s Journey, which set forth his personal program for survival. He is also the author of The Life and Times of Papa Vark, which is pending publication.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Patricia P. Cooke; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Cristina Cooke of Westfield, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Ante Galic of Hong Kong; and four grandsons, Xavier, Rafael, and Felix Cooke; and Ante Wayne Galic. He is also survived by three brothers, Allen, Dan, and Jim, and a sister, Janet, and their respective spouses. He is predeceased by his brother, Dean.

A funeral service was held at Princeton United Methodist Church on Friday, April 13.

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Edward F. Batutis

Edward Francis Batutis, born July 4, 1924, died on April 9, 2012 at the Stonebridge retirement center in Skillman after a protracted illness.

The third son of Michael Batutis and Anele Sapiega, he was born in Mahanoy City, Pa. After graduating from Minersville High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and saw action in the South Pacific as a Torpedoman Second Class on the destroyer USS Franks. Ed was honorably discharged from the Navy at the end of the war and attended Penn State on the GI bill, where he earned a BS in chemistry in June 1950.

He married Gertrude Kessler in 1951 and held a variety of positions as a research chemist at Mine Safety Appliances, General Electric, and ultimately at his own consulting firm. He worked on many scientific projects, among them a power generator left on the moon by the Apollo astronauts, and an underwater kelp farm to grow biomass as a renewable energy source. He obtained patents for an oil/water separator that cleaned bilge water from Navy ships so that it could be discharged safely into the ocean. From 1969-1970 he participated in General Electric’s “Project Tektite”, during which he became one of the few “aquanauts” to spend an extended time living in a habitat on the ocean floor.

He and Gertrude had four children, and helped raise two nephews and a niece in the Valley Forge, Pa. area. He was an avid fisherman and golfer, and participated in community theater productions by Forge Theater in Phoenixville, Pa., where he was a founding member, and helped with funding its current production space. Ed served a term on the Phoenixville school board, led Chester County Pennsylvania Boy Scout Troop 73 for over 10 years, and served as a lector and choir member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church for 40 years.

He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, and wife. He leaves his four children: Claire Robinson and husband Michael of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Edward J. Batutis and wife Susan of Newton, Mass.; Cathryn Heath and husband John of Belle Mead, N.J.; and Joseph E. Batutis and wife Gail of Long Island City, N.Y. He also leaves nine grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. We will miss his easygoing nature, positive mentoring, and his love of the outdoors, both land and sea.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, April 13, 2012 at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church, 47 Skillman Road, Skillman, N.J. Burial followed in St. Ann’s Church Cemetery, Phoenixville, Pa.

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April 11, 2012

Sam Ishibashi

Sam Ishibashi, 84, of Princeton, died suddenly on March 1, 2012.

He was a retired Episcopal minister and an elementary teacher with the Princeton Regional Schools.

Predeceased by his wife, Florence Ishibashi, Sam is survived by his daughter, Kris Ishibashi; son-in-law, Eric Morales; son, Matthew Ishibashi; daughter-in-law Danita Ishibashi; and granddaughters, Miranda and Britney.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 22 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s memory can be made to: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10025.

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Gerald H. Freedman

Gerald H. Freedman, 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from complications during pre-surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Born in New York, he resided in Princeton for the last 47 tears. He was a graduate of Rider University.

In 1965, he started his own accounting firm, Freedman and Company, in Princeton. After a number of years, he expanded it and took on a partner; it became Freedman and Druker. The company evolved into the regional firm of Mercadien, P.C. He eventually left public accounting to operate Kooltronic, Inc. with his wife.

He will be remembered as a strong, hard-working man with a deep sense of compassion toward others. He believed strongly in the Jewish principle of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. He was extremely patriotic. Particularly at the time of Passover, the Festival of Freedom, he would remind us that we must not forget about slavery and genocide, as well as the injustice and oppression going on right now in many parts of the world, including our own country. He encouraged us to think about how we are required to help stop it. He said, “As we recall our own slavery, we must recommit ourselves to fight for freedom of all enslaved and oppressed people wherever they are.”

He was a generous philanthropist, giving his support to the many causes that were close to his heart. He was also an innovative thinker, and a man of great intelligence, integrity, and strong values, and he was admired for these qualities. Many people gravitated towards him to benefit from his wisdom and to seek out his advice. Others were drawn to him to hear his wonderful stories and to enjoy his company.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a devoted and loving family man with a great sense of humor, and was famous — at least within the family — for his witty puns. His warm personality and gentle spirit inspired and encouraged us all, and he was treasured by many who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Lee Freedman; a daughter, Deborah Freedman; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Bobbi Freedman; a brother, Victor Friedman; a sister, Phyllis Tolkowsky; and three grandchildren, Melissa, Jennifer, and Michael. We will also love him, deeply miss him and never forget him.

Funeral services were Monday at Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Burial followed at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park.

The period of mourning will be observed at the residence of Barry & Bobbi Freedman.

The family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to The Leon Siskowitz Fund at Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648; or The Jess Epstein Lunch-and-Learn Fund at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

Funeral arrangements were by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing Township.

April 4, 2012

William F. Alston

William “Bill” Alston, 96, passed away peacefully on March 15 at his residence in the Carolina Meadows Health Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was a former resident of Princeton, and a well respected and popular biology teacher at Princeton High School for 33 years.

He was raised in Pitman, N.J. and graduated from Maryville College and North Carolina State University with degrees in botany and biology. He gained valuable field study experience in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, where he would later be employed for over 40 summers as a Ranger Naturalist.

He married Mildred “Milly” Keith in 1947 after serving four years in Europe with the Navy Medical Corp. They moved to Princeton in 1949, where they raised two children, Bill and Patty. He served as a deacon and usher in the First Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed socializing with his neighbors and many friends in the community. He particularly cherished his trips to upstate New York and California to visit and spend time with his grandchildren.

In 1991, they moved to Carolina Meadows Retirement Community where they enjoyed a variety of activities and many family visits. He never tired of his daily walks and talks with residents and employees, and will be remembered by all for his friendliness and sense of humor. His Smoky Mountain folklore and bear stories were renowned, and always entertaining.

With his beloved wife’s passing in 2009, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Margaret Alston of Petersburgh, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Stan Elijah of Stockton, Calif.; four grandchildren, Chris, Justin, Jennifer, and Jeff; and three great-grandchildren, Lily Grace, Emma Claire, and Colt.

A memorial service was held on March 21 at the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill with Dr. Robert Dunham presiding.


Patricia M. Murray

Patricia M. Murray died peacefully on February 21, 2012 after becoming ill while visiting family in St. Louis, Mo.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on March 17, 1926, she was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. She was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School and worked as a Secretary at RCA in Camden, N.J. and later for many years at Princeton University. She and her late husband, John, were married for 59 years.

Patricia was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, and friend. She was a talented interior decorator, a super cook, and a fun hostess who was dearly loved by all who knew her. She had a very close friendship with all of her nephews and nieces and spent many happy times with them.

She is survived by her sisters, Eileen Fabian of Durham, N.C. and Mary Lou Pandorf of St. Louis, Mo.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Louis, Mo. On March 17.


Gertrude Kaplan

Gertrude Kaplan, 90, died peacefully at the Pavilions at Forrestal Assisted Living in Princeton on March 16, 2012.

Burial was at Beth Moses Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. on March 18, 2012.

Gertrude Kaplan was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to immigrant parents, Rebecca and Joseph Cohen. Gert met Alexander Kaplan at a dance in Manhattan and they were married. Alex had a successful manufacturing business in Brooklyn, N.Y with his six brothers. Gert and Al moved to Queens where they raised three children, Michael, Stephen, and Mary. Stephen attended Princeton University, Mary teaches on the piano faculty at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, and Michael had a real estate business in Bernardsville, N.J.

Gertrude was a folk dance expert and taught classes in Coram, N.Y., Florida, and Monroe Township, N.J. where she lived until 2010. Gert enjoyed golfing and the outdoors. Al and Gert loved art and cultural activities. Gert attended lectures at The New School and the Ethical Culture Society.

Gertrude is survived by her son, Michael Kaplan and his wife Karen; and her daughter, Mary Greenberg and her son-in-law Kenneth. Gert has five grandsons, Nathaniel and Stephen Greenberg, and Alexander, Max, and James Kaplan. Gert will always be remembered for her bright personality, positive energy, and sense of humor. Her lively spirit will be missed by all who knew her.


Marianlouise Turner

Marianlouise Turner, 89, of Princeton, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was a longtime resident of Princeton. Marianlouise was a board member of the Princeton Public Library, a member of the Princeton Day Club, and a volunteer for over 50 years in many local, community, and political activities.

Daughter of the late Norman B. and Emma (Jones) Thomson, and wife of the late Orren Jack Turner; she is survived by her son, Jay Turner and his wife Linda of Morganton, N.C.; her daughter, Blair Turner of Washington Crossing, Pa.; her grandson, Aaron Turner and Elly of Toronto, Ontario; a great-grandson, Miles Jack Turner; her brother, Dr. Norman B. Thomson Jr.; and a sister, Emily Wasiolek.

Funeral services are private.

As Marianlouise was a 42-year breast cancer survivor, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made in her memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure by calling (877) 465-6636.


Jacqueline O. Fuschini

Jacqueline Owens Fuschini of Ewing, passed away March 25, 2012 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-New Brunswick in the presence of her loving family.

“Jackie” was born and raised in Princeton where she retired from Princeton University after 30 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Princeton.

Daughter of the late Margaret and Henry Owens, sister of the late Annette, Edward, Henry Jr., and Sherwood; she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Michael Sr.; daughter, Jo Ann Geter (Todd); son Michael Jr. (Maria); sisters, Barbara Owens and Lois Moscoe (Jeff); six beautiful grandchildren, Jazmin, Jaime, Jason, Sydney, Nicolas, and Luca; a great-grandson, Sidney Christopher; extended family, Maria, Chuck, Brad, and Katie Hector. “Aunt Jackie” enjoyed many wonderful nieces and nephews as well. Other survivors include her loving cousin Joyce Young, very special friends Doris Levine, Daphne Williams, Florence and John Broadway, and former brother-in-law Don Williams Sr.

A memorial service is planned for a later date and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Princeton, John St. and Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

March 28, 2012


Michael J. Mahoney

Michael John Mahoney, 77, of Princeton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Plymouth Place, La Grange, Ill.

Son of the late John Edward Mahoney and Catherine (Cunningham) Mahoney, he was born in Brooklyn, NY and was a full time resident of Princeton for over 40 years.

Mike graduated in 1956 from St. John’s University of New York, with a BS in mathematics. He served in the Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. A fellow of the Society of Actuaries since 1969, he was employed at Metropolitan Life for 20 years. In 1978, Mike joined Milliman & Robertson, one of the world’s largest independent actuarial and consulting firms, where he headed the New York Pension and Employee Benefits consulting practice. Becoming a principal in the firm in 1980, he was instrumental in establishing the practice across the east coast into major cities including Chicago, Hartford, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Mike worked closely with clients including Food Workers Union and AT&T, and served as long-time chair for M&R’s Public Relations Committee, retiring from M&R in 2000.

Mike was an active member of the St. Paul’s parish community in Princeton for 40 years, where he served as frequent usher, lector and Eucharistic minister. He was a committed supporter of his alma maters, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Brooklyn, and St. John’s University, from which he received an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science in 2001 in recognition of his professional achievements and long-standing philanthropy. A frequent visitor to his beloved New York City, Mike and his departed wife Patricia also supported the New York City Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, and ardently followed New York City teams including the Yankees, the Giants, and St. John’s basketball. Awarded track and field scholarships, Mike continued running right up until his final years and although he gamely applied himself to golf, camaraderie was the real reason for his longtime membership in Springdale Golf Club.

Mike genuinely treasured his time with family and friends. A devoted husband, Mike celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in August 2010 with his wife, Patricia Anne Mahoney, who died in January 2011. Brother of the late Brian Mahoney, he is survived by his sister, Sheila Brown of Lexington, Mass.; sister and brother-in-law Maureen and Brigadier General John Brickley, U.S.M.C. (Ret.) of Tampa, Fla.; sister-in-law Anne Marie Mahoney of Belmont, Mass.; dear cousins Cathleen and Francis Fahey; and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Eileen Mahoney, Catherine Mahoney, and Garrett Kiely, and Nancy Mahoney and Ian van Coller. Mike was a beloved “Grandpa” to five grandchildren, Thomas, Julia, and Daniel Kiely; and Aidan and Kaylie van Coller. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The wake took place on Friday, March 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Fund at


Eva Karacsony

Eva Karacsony, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Austria, she lived in Princeton for 40 years before moving to the Atria in Cranford in 2000.

Mrs. Karacsony was employed as the Concierge at the Nassau Inn in Princeton before retiring.

She is survived by her sons, Nicholas and Attila (and his wife, Debra); six granddaughters, Lara, Alexandra, Kristy, Melissa, Danielle, and Amanda; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Eva Collins, who died in 1990.

Private arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in Fanwood. For additional information or to sign the guestbook, visit


Elaine V. Solomon

On Friday, March 23, 2012, Elaine Solomon, age 82, died at her home at Stonebridge.

Born on August 15, 1929 to Abraham and Dora Vogel, she lived in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, until her marriage in 1948 to Robert Solomon, who she met in 1946. They were happily married for 64 years.

She was an honors student in high school, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brooklyn College where she majored in English, and earned a graduate degree from Rutgers University. She taught English in the Princeton schools for many years. Thereafter, starting a second career at Response Analysis Corporation of Princeton as a proofreader, she advanced to the position of vice president.

Known for her intelligence, her beauty, and her devotion to her family, she is survived by her husband, her three sons and their wives, and six grandchildren. She took particular delight in long walks (especially, in her early years, on the boardwalk at Coney Island, and later in Princeton and on Nantucket), reading, movies, chocolate, coffee, and the NY Times Sunday crossword (completed in ink), Loehmann’s, museums and shopping in N.Y.C., travels with her husband, and being with her grandchildren. Her kind will not come this way again for many years. Good night sweet princess.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Star of David Memorial Chapel, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elaine’s memory to the Princeton Healthcare System Foundation, 3626 US Route 1, Princeton, N.J. 08540, or by calling (609) 497-4190.


LeRoy E. Warren III

LeRoy Ellis Warren III, 79, of Princeton, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. He was a graduate of both Princeton High School and the Hun School.

LeRoy was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force where he served in the Philippines and at the Finland Air Force Station (NORAD), near Duluth, Minn. After the Air Force, he received degrees in geology and earth science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and then received his MA degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Mr. Warren had a 35-year career, where he used his geological experience in serving North East Minnesota in education, industry, and government. He taught geology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, into the 1970’s. In the last 16 years of his career, he was the supervisor of the exploration section for the Non-Ferrous Minerals Division of the Minnesota Division of Natural Resources, in Hibbing, Minn., where he worked on the preliminary studies, which became the basis for the current mining activities in Northeast Minnesota. He also worked for Reserve Mining Company, Humble Mineral Resources, Inc., and served as the chief geologist for Hallett Minerals Co. and was a consultant for EME Inc., both of Duluth.

In 1965 he married Marie K. Stueland, in Duluth and also became a caring step-father to her son, Carl. They kept a close relationship throughout the years after Marie’s death, even when Lee moved back to his hometown of Princeton.

Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; parents Ira S. Sr. and Emily Warren; and brother Ira. He is survived by his step-son Carl and family; two brothers: Benjamin and his wife Kate of Princeton, and Edward of Marietta, Ga.; sister-in-law Rosemary of Princeton; his special nephew, Steve Warren; as well as other nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 26, 2012 with burial following in the family plot at Princeton Cemetery.

Donations, by check or money order, may be made in his memory to COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, Fla. 33133.

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Elisabeth C. R. Graham

Elisabeth (BettyAnn) Childs Rowse Graham, educational program planner and curriculum designer, died December 28, 2011 in Chapel Hill, N.C., where she had lived since her 1986 second marriage to George Adams Graham, former professor of politics at Princeton University. She was 88.

Born in Montpelier, Vt. to Harwood L. and Willa (Whitson) Childs, BettyAnn spent most of her childhood in Princeton, where her father was a professor of politics at Princeton University and the founder of the Public Opinion Quarterly. Early employment included jobs at Princeton University’s Office of Public Opinion Research, the United Nations in New York, the Library of Congress, State Department, and Kiplinger Magazine in Washington D.C.

Mrs. Graham volunteered extensively in schools, educational organizations, and with the League of Women Voters in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. She co-founded the Acton, Mass. League.

Her volunteer work began in the Boston area in the late 1940s and continued through the 1950s, when she participated in the Great Decisions Program of the Foreign Policy Association and in 1952, co-founded the Technical Education and Assistance Mission (TEAM), designed to help underdeveloped countries. She lived in Groton, Acton, and Concord, Massachusetts.

In 1960, Mrs. Graham moved to Washington D.C. with her husband, journalist and author Arthur E. Rowse III (whom she married in 1947 in Princeton University Chapel) where she was active until 1974 working to improve the District of Columbia Public School system. From 1960-70 she volunteered with the D.C. Congress of Parents and Teachers and the John Eaton Elementary School PTA, at one point serving as president in 1968-69 when parent Walter Mondale was the PTA Vice President.

She was eager to see children supported in a creative classroom environment which offered “freedom … to talk, to question, to be spontaneous, responsible and inventive in solving real as well as academic problems… to carry out ideas without criticism and restrictions, which can destroy self-respect and initiative.”

Mrs. Graham became an Honorary Life Member of the D.C. Congress of Parents and Teachers for her many volunteer roles, such as helping to create libraries in elementary schools that had none, advocating for free, hot, nutritious lunches for children and working to develop an Urban Design course and a curriculum on Due Process.

Always a thinker and innovator, in 1966-67 she helped develop a six-week apolitical course on the history and culture of China for D.C. public schools because she wanted students to “appreciate and respect ways of life other than their own. Such respect is the prime ingredient of peace.” The Washington Post reported: “The course is unusual in two respects: It is the first attempt to give D.C. public school students a more-than-cursory background in Chinese history and culture, and it is the only course in any subject … designed by interested parents rather than by a school system’s Curriculum Department.”

In 1968 Mrs. Graham served as a staff consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted, sponsored by the US Office of Education. She also was involved in the D.C. Urban Service Corps.

Her writings include The Creative Atmosphere (1968), The Language of Due Process (1970) and various unpublished papers on creativity, ability grouping, testing and representation.

She believed in teaching the Constitution to elementary school students. In 1969 she founded the Educational Rights Council, a public interest volunteer lobbying group that promoted children’s educational rights through curriculum development. She sought to help students increase confidence in themselves and in their ability to exercise control and power over their destinies.

Barbara Meade, former owner of the Washington, D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose, said of Mrs. Graham: “She led a valuable life that contributed immeasurably to our planet and served as a role model for many, including me. She was completely committed to social justice and a visionary for her time.”

In 1974 Mrs. Graham returned to Princeton, where she worked for the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Education Association, planning five “Good Ideas” conferences and workshops.

In 1986, she married George Adams Graham, a professor of politics and public administration whom she first met when he was a colleague of her father’s in the politics department at Princeton University in the early 1930s. Mr. Graham died in 2005 at the age of 100. Her previous 32-year marriage to Arthur E. Rowse, III ended in divorce in 1979.

Mrs. Graham received a BA in American history from Wellesley College in 1945 (she was class president from 1970-75) and took graduate courses in political science and history at Georgetown University (1945-47, 1972-73) and at Princeton University (1978-81).

Her Wellesley College classmate Elizabeth Crandall of Maplewood, New Jersey said of her: “BA and I struck up a close friendship over 70 years ago when we were thrust together as roommates our sophomore year in 1942. She was one of the most beautiful gals I ever saw. I think we both felt so fortunate to have met each other so early in our Wellesley lives. She was very organized, had great academic skills and a marvelous sense of humor. She was the nearest thing to a sister I’d ever come across. I’ll always remember her beauty, love of reading and music, her intense interest in history and politics, and how she wanted to change the world and did.”

Mrs. Graham is survived by seven children from her marriage to Arthur E. Rowse, III: Ruth Rowse of Geneseo, N.Y., Martha Kelder of Chapel Hill, N.C., Margaret Michaelson of North Hollywood, Calif., Mary Rowse of Washington, D.C., Robert Rowse of Falmouth, Maine, Carolee Rowse of Chevy Chase, Md., and Patricia Rowse of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Childs Armstrong of Princeton, and Martha Childs Sproul of Mystic, Conn.

A burial service will be held in Princeton Cemetery on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Wilson Room at The Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to WCPE-FM Radio, Box 897, Wake Forest, N.C. 27588; or to Friends of Wilson Lake, PO Box 560, Wilton, Maine 04294.

March 21, 2012

Ira S. Warren Jr.

Ira S. Warren Jr., a lifelong resident of Princeton passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

He was a graduate of Princeton High School, attended the Hun School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, after serving at Cape Canaveral, Fla., working on the missile program under Dr. Wernher von Braun, during the time of the Korean War.

Mr. Warren retired from the Hercules Company in Kingston as a chemist. In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening and caring for his dogs. Ira was a member of American Legion Post 76, the Nassau Club and Trinity Church in Princeton.

Predeceased by his parents, Ira S. Sr. and Emily Warren; Ira is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Rosemary S. Warren; three brothers, Lee Roy and Benjamin Rossell Warren, both of Princeton, and Edward Warren of Marietta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton. Burial followed in the family plot at Princeton Cemetery.

Visitation was on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Michael P. Barnett

Michael P. Barnett was surrounded by three generations of family until shortly before his peaceful death at Princeton Medical Center on March 13, 2012.

Professor Barnett was born in London, England in 1929. He attended Kings College, London, where he received a BSc in chemistry in 1948 and a PhD in theoretical chemistry in 1952 that resulted in the discovery of recurrence formulas known as the Barnett-Coulson expansion. This research involved the use, for the first time in the U.K., of the IBM 650 computer for solving complex mathematical calculations.

His military service was as a senior fellow at the Royal Radar Establishment where he worked on theoretical solid state physics. On completion of his service, he joined IBM UK where he directed the computer center and participated in numerous projects such as calculating DNA structures and simulations of hydrology projects of the river Nile for planning where to place dams.

In 1957 he was invited to pursue post-doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin and in 1958 became an associate professor of physics at MIT. While at MIT, he was the director of the cooperative computer laboratory and he developed a way to typeset computed mathematical formulae directly. He also did some initial work on word processing. In 1963 he went back to England as Reader of Information Processing at the University of London.

Believing that academic research should lead to industrial applications, in 1964 he joined the newly formed graphic systems division of RCA in Princeton to create software for commercial typesetting. Barnett designed the algorithmic markup language PAGE-1 to express complicated formats in full page composition. This was used for a wide range of typeset products that included, over the years, the Social Sciences Index of the H.W. Wilson Company and several other publications. In 1975 he joined the faculty of the Columbia School of Library service where he introduced library automation courses.

In 1977, Barnett moved to the Department of Computer Information Science at Brooklyn College of the City University (CUNY) of New York, retiring as professor emeritus in 1996. While at CUNY, he directed a major NSF funded project to develop computer-generated printed matter for undergraduate teaching. He was a dedicated, creative, supportive teacher at institutions that ranged from Ivy League to public inner city college, and his students came from all walks of life.

He lived in Princeton for 38 years before retiring to Hightstown in 2003. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara; his daughter, Gabrielle; his son, Simon; his daughter-in-law, Melissa Roper-Barnett; predeceased by his son, Graham. He leaves six grandchildren.

Michael was a member of the Princeton traffic safety committee. He was active until shortly before his death, enjoying long walks, swimming, listening to classical music, and telling stories. Both friends and strangers were struck by his enormous intellect, well-spoken manner, upbeat wit, and quintessential British charm. Interment will be private; a memorial service at Trinity Episcopal Church will be planned.


Philip J. Cobb

Philip Jackson Cobb died at age 84 at the Veteran’s Home in Augusta, Maine on March 15, 2012.

Phil was born September 5, 1927, a son of Roland and Catherine Thomson Cobb, in Denmark, Maine. He was educated at The George School, the University of Florida at Gainesville (Bachelors of Education) and Rutgers University (Masters of Education). He served in the U.S. Navy.

He loved organized children’s camps and spent more than 75 years in camping, co-directing Camp Runoia in Belgrade Lakes for over 50 years. He was an administrator of the John Witherspoon School in Princeton for over 30 years after teaching history at the Nassau Street School in Princeton. He volunteered for the Maine Youth Camping Association, the Town of Belgrade, the Maine Attorney General’s Office, the Senior Peace Corps in the Philippines and the Natural Resource Council of Maine.

He spent nearly 50 loving years married to his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Nawrath Cobb. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty, and two sons, Eric Cobb and Robert Cobb.

Phil is survived by his daughters, Cassandra Cobb and Pamela Cobb Heuberger; his sister, Virginia Cobb Thibodeaux; and his daughter-in-law, Marsha Cobb; son-in-law, Mark Heuberger; his grandchildren, Crystal Cobb, Jai Kells, and Mike Gray; and three great granddaughters.

A private family memorial will be held at the Friends Cemetery in Windham, Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Phil’s name can be made to: Betty Cobb Campership Fund: Camp Runoia Alumnae Organization, P.O. Box 450, Belgrade Lakes, Maine 04918; or the Natural Resource Council of Maine, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, Maine 04330.


Alexander P. Robinson

Alexander Proudfit Robinson, son of the late Rev. Stewart Robinson, DD (Princeton, ’15) and Anne Payne, died March 9 at The Pennswood Village, a retirement community where he had resided for the past seven years during which he had a warm, delightful relationship with staff and residents.

Born in Lockport, N.Y. on June 16, 1928, Alex grew up in Elizabeth, N.J. He attended the Darrow School, and upon graduation from Columbia University in 1951, joined the United States Marine Corps. He was discharged in 1954 with the rank of First Lieutenant and later attained the rank of Captain as a reservist.

From the early sixties until 2005, Alex was closely involved in the educational world and the community affairs of Montgomery Township. After serving as assistant headmaster at the Chapin School in Princeton and later teaching at The Hun School, he began a career at Somerset Community College in 1972 as associate dean of students and two years later took on the added responsibilities of registrar, positions he held until 1993. Subsequently, Alex continued part time as an adjunct instructor in the English department until 2003 and for the next two years tutored students. In 1987 Somerset CC was renamed Raritan Valley CC in recognition of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties joining forces to support the college.

During the period from 1978 to 1991, Alex devoted a great deal of time to the affairs of Montgomery Township, serving on a number of boards and committees, including a six year stint on the Township Committee during which period he also served one year terms as mayor and deputy mayor. In addition, he was very actively involved in the affairs of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library as a member of the committee charged with raising funds to finance two library expansions. He also served on the Library Advisory Board and helped plan the second addition. Mei Mei Morris, former library director stated: “Without his help, our two additions and renovations, in 1992 and 2005, would not have been possible.”

A close, long term friend of Alex’s, Keith Wheelock, adjunct Professor of history at Raritan CC since 1992, served on the Township Committee at the same time as Alex, comments that in his role as mayor, “he looked and acted distinguished and thoughtful.” He further notes: “I remember Alex as a person proud of his country, dedicated to education and student mentoring, and as a steadfast friend. Alex thoroughly enjoyed teaching and mentoring and was good at both.”

Alex did find time for avocations. For a number of years during the 60’s and 70’s, he sang with the men’s singing group known as the Palmer Squares, and in the latter part of his life sang for several years with the Hopewell Valley Chorus. He also maintained a woodworking shop in his Princeton Hill Apartment, where he turned out wood working with meticulous pride principally for friends and family. As a young man, Alex was a devotee of fly-fishing, especially in the vicinity of his parents summer home located in Delhi, N.Y. Later in life he remained an active member of the local Delaware Fishing Club.

Alex is survived by his son Bruce; his brother J. Courtland (Princeton ’47); his wife Sally (Shoemaker); his sister Nancy and her husband William Becker; 13 nieces and nephews; and a number of grand nieces and nephews. His brother, Stewart (Princeton ’41) and his wife Ruth (McClelland), his sister Anne and her husband William Eddy (Princeton ’42), and his son Alexander predeceased him.

A memorial service is planned for a future date.


Memorial Service

Fadlou F. Shehadi

A memorial service for Fadlou Albert Shehadi, 86, will be held at the Princeton University Chapel on March 28th at 3 p.m.


March 14, 2012

Sam Bahadurian

Sam Bahadurian, proprietor of an oriental rug business, died peacefully on March 8 at Acorn Glen Assisted Living. He was 89.

Mr. Bahadurian was a 1941 graduate of Princeton High School, after which he joined the family oriental rug business his father had started, E. Bahadurian & Son, which he operated until his retirement.

He was active in the Princeton Lions Club and the Princeton Jaycees, and was the recipient of the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award in 1958. He was a special supporter of programs for Princeton youth, including those at the Skillman Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. He was an avid cook who loved good food.

Husband of the late Jane Bahadurian and father of the late Leslie Stahl, he is survived by his sister, Alice Dadourian of Guilford, Conn.; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Elaine Bahadurian of Monmouth Junction; his daughter, Faith Bahadurian of Princeton; grandchildren, Patrick and Arica Stahl; plus nieces and a nephew, in addition to his dear friends John Lasley and Barney Cooke, with whom he shared many good times including numerous fishing trips.

Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI Mercer N.J. (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648, or


Hallett Johnson Jr.

Hallett Johnson Jr. died at home in Princeton on January 25, 2012 surrounded by his family.

Born in Paris, France in 1925, he was the son of a career diplomat. He was educated abroad until he entered St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts in 1939. He enrolled in Princeton University, the class of 1946, and studied there both before and after World War II when he served in the Naval Air Force. After graduating from Princeton, he received an MA in economics from Columbia University. He was an investment advisor and strategist.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ellen; his sons, Hallett III and Livingston; his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth; their spouses, and nine grandchildren. A private service is planned.

He was an outdoor man and conservationist, loving both the land and the water and worked hard to maintain their beauty and integrity. A contribution in his memory can be made to Friends of Acadia, Box 45, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609.


Oreste Sferra

Oreste Sferra, 76, of Princeton, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Pavilions at Forrestal of Plainsboro. He was born in Pettoranello, Italy and came to Princeton in 1969. Oreste retired after 28 years of service in grounds maintenance with the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Princeton. Oreste was a former member of Italian—American Sportsmens Club of Princeton.

He was the son of the late Biaggio and Assunta Sferra, brother of the late Nicola, Sebastiano, Alberto and Bettina, and brother-in-law Tony Sferra. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Assunta Sferra; two brothers, Valentino and Alfonso; three sisters, Carolina, Venezia, and Margherita; and four brothers-in-law, John, Bert, Joe, and Flory; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul’s Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.

Calling hours were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Josephine N. Hughes

Josephine Nicholls Hughes, 99, of Plainsboro, died March 8, 2012.

Born in Seattle, Washington on November 24, 1912, she grew up with her family in Birmingham, England, emigrating to the United States in 1925. She received her BA and MA in Library Science from the University of Washington and her PhD in English literature from Brown University in 1941. She worked as a research librarian at Yale University and at Georgetown University. She was married to the late Riley Hughes, an English professor at Georgetown. She will be remembered for generous spirit and pungent wit.

She is survived by her four children, Winifred Hughes Spar and her husband Fred; Austin L. Hughes and his wife Andrea; Dennis Hughes, and Hildred Crill and her husband Patrick. She leaves eight grandchildren, Adam and Alex Spar, Austin L. Hughes, Jr., Helen Wise and her husband Matthew, Harry Browning and his wife Theresa, Patrick Browning and his wife Paula, Brendan Crill and his wife Xenia, and Liam Crill; and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her devoted care-givers, Irma McMillan, Jodi-Ann Weir, and Venetia Lobban.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queenship of Mary Guatemala Partnership, 16 Dey Road, Plainsboro, N.J. 08536.

Visitation was held on Sunday, March 11 at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home in Monmouth Junction from 2 to 4 p.m. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Queenship of Mary Church in Plainsboro. Burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, East Brunswick.

March 7, 2012

Fadlou Albert Shehadi, Rutgers Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and professional singer, died at his home in Princeton on February 29, 2012 from congestive heart failure. He was 86.

A native of Beirut, Lebanon, Shehadi graduated magna cum laude from the American University of Beirut, and in 1949 came to Princeton University for his doctorate in philosophy. Mr. Shehadi joined the Rutgers University Department of Philosophy in 1953 and taught there until his retirement in 1994. He chaired the department at Douglass College for a total of nine years, and twice directed the Rutgers Study Abroad program in France.

He is best known for his pioneering work in the study of Islamic philosophy. His first two books on Ghazali’s religious philosophy championed the use of philosophical analysis in the study of a field dominated almost exclusively by classical historical and philological scholarship. His Metaphysics in Islam Philosophy is the first book-length philosophical discussion of metaphysical issues in Islamic philosophy, and his last work, Philosophies of Music in Medieval Islam, is the only book on the subject. Although a Christian, he considered Islamic culture as part of his heritage and was gratified to do scholarship in that field.

At the height of interest in applied ethics in Western philosophy, he co-edited a set of commissioned essays from leading ethicists that discussed the relationship between applied and theoretical ethics and whether the philosopher is uniquely qualified to clarify that relationship. He authored several articles and gave papers before learned societies across the U.S.A., Europe, and Asia. He was a member of the American Philosophical Association.

A skilled baritone, Mr. Shehadi started his musical training in Beirut at the Institut de Musique, an affiliate of the École Normale de Paris, and received his diploma with distinction in 1948. He continued his musical education throughout his life, studying with Bernard Diamant while on a Rockefeller Fellowship at McGill University, with Jennie Tourel at Julliard, and in Paris with Pierre Bernac, with whom he formed a particularly close bond.

Noted for his musicality and gifted interpretation, Shehadi gave many recitals in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and his native Lebanon. He also sang roles in Boris Godunov with the Montreal Opera under Emil Cooper, in the Eastern premiere of The Trial of Lucullus by Roger Sessions, the U.S. premiere of Handel’s Imeneo and in Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Chlorinde at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, he appeared with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Princeton Chamber Orchestra, the Interlochen Chorus and Orchestra, and the Bachman Choir with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Michael Steinberg, of The Boston Globe, wrote that Shehadi had “a baritone voice of exceptional beauty.”

Mr. Shehadi was also active in the promotion of musical performance. He chaired the Princeton University Concerts Committee, was President of the Friends of Music at Princeton, Vice President of the Robert Miller Fund for Music, President of the Board of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and President of the Board of Directors of Joy In Singing, in New York City. He was also a member of the Century Association.

He is survived by his wife, née Alison McDonald Shute; a daughter, Muna Shehadi Sill of Milwaukee, Wisc.; and a son, Charles Henry of Brooklyn, N.Y. His eldest son, Philip, was head of the Reuters Bureau in Algiers when he was killed in 1991.

A memorial service will be held in the Princeton University Chapel in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Joy In Singing, 260 West 72nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10023; to the Friends of Music at Princeton, c/o Concert Office, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08544; or to The Princeton Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 250, Princeton, N.J. 08542.

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Rosalie Green

Rosalie Green, 94, of Princeton, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at her residence. Rosalie was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on August 20, 1917, to her late parents, Sidney Green, businessman, and Freda Braunstein Green.

She moved to New York City at age 5 attending public schools before enrolling in the Pratt Institute. She worked briefly for textile designers and in vocational service until leaving New York for good in 1938. At the University of Chicago, Rosalie earned her BA (1939), MA (1941) and PhD (1948). From 1943-1946, she was a Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard University. In 1946, she was a Reader at the Princeton University Index of Christian Art and served as director from 1951-1981. Miss Green was a member of the College Art Association and Mediaeval Academy of America, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and director for the Warburg Institute.

Rosalie published Studies in Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic Art and with Isa Ragusa, published Meditations on the Life of Christ, an Illustrated Manuscript of the Fourteenth Century. She was involved in the translation of the Harrad of Hohenbourg Hortus Deliciarum and read and indexed The Art Bulletin: An Index of Volumes I-XXX.

Miss Green has no immediate survivors. Private services were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Helen Schevill Starobin White died February 21, 2012. She was born in Lynn, Mass., and grew up in the nearby town of Walpole.She attended Radcliffe College, where she obtained her BA in music in 1942. She met her first husband, James Schevill, who attended Harvard at the same time. Subsequently, she attended Columbia University and Mills College, studying with Darius Milhaud, and completed her MA in music. After World War II, she raised two daughters, Debby and Susie, and taught daily piano lessons as well as evening adult school music classes. She was a member of the Berkeley Piano Club and played regularly with a group of Berkeley pianists.After her divorce from James Schevill in 1966, she obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and went on to be a specialist in the field of learning disabilities. A National Science Foundation grant led her to Philadelphia, where she studied learning disabilities in children, not developmentally delayed. In 1981, she married Leonard Starobin and joined him and his loving family in Elkins Park, a suburb of Philadelphia. During this time, she and her husband traveled extensively, and she pursued another MA at Temple University in Clinical Psychology and worked part-time in the public school system.In 1997, a few years after being widowed, she married Morton White, a professor of philosophy at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In this chapter of her life, she and her husband enjoyed many events and dinners together at the Institute. She built close friendships during those years, not only with professors and their spouses at the Institute, but with members of the larger Princeton community.

A life-long pianist and forever passionate about music, she pursued her piano playing with renewed vigor when she moved to Princeton and studied with Ena Bronstein Barton at the Westminster Conservatory. She was also part of the University League piano group, who continued to give her tremendous support and love throughout her last months.

Wherever she lived, she enjoyed the friendship of many accomplished people in the arts, education, and diplomacy, and took pleasure in hosting gatherings that brought people together.

Survived by her loving husband, Morton White; her sister, Bernice Palace, of Peabody, Mass.; daughters, Debby Schevill of New York City, and Susie Schevill and son-in-law, Robert Sinai, of Berkeley; her three grandchildren, Nick Sinai and his wife, Christine, of Washington, D.C.; Jim Sinai and fiancé, Nancy Levine of San Francisco; and Vanessa Sinai of San Francisco. Her stepchildren and their spouses also survive her: David Starobin, Matthew Starobin, Naomi Starobin, Nick White, Steve White, and thirteen step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild. She is also survived by two nephews, Andy and Jon Palace, and their families, and two nieces, Kathie Schevill Sparling and Peggy Schevill, and their families, as well as other extended families.

Helen will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Special thanks to all of her dedicated friends and especially, Rebecca Matlock, who faithfully visited her each day at the rehabilitation facility. Also, special thanks to Dr. Ruth Kamen, Elizabeth Mensah, Samelia Sirleap, and neighbor, Shirley Ganges, at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center, for their loving care and friendship during her last months of life.

Memorial donations may be sent to Westminster Conservatory, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, N.J. 08540.


George H. Hyde Jr.

George H. Hyde Jr., a retired manager with Bristol Myers Squibb, died on February 22 at Stonebridge Retirement Community in Skillman. He was 94 years old.

Mr. Hyde was a native of Pittsburgh and received his BA in English and journalism from the university there in 1946. He became associated with the Pennsylvania Railroad’s industrial department and then served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Army Air Corps during World War II. After his military service, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh where he did graduate studies and was an English instructor.

Mr. Hyde moved to New York City in 1946 where he joined Squibb as an editor of its publications for pharmacists and sales bulletins. He was subsequently responsible for the development and coordination of in-house and agency advertising and promotional activities as well as traffic and scheduling. He continued in his supervisory role as an editor and manager until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Hyde and his wife of 50 years, Kathleen, enjoyed many happy times at their “barn” in East Hampton, N.Y. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his cousins, Helge and Magnus Eriksson; sisters-in-law, Carol (Joseph) Ford and Margot (Laird) Davis; and 12 nieces and nephews.


Jessica Pepin LaMarche died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at home. She was 30.

Born in New Brunswick, she resided in East Brunswick before moving to Helmetta in 2007.

Jessica was a Special Education Teacher and Reading Specialist at the Hammarskjold School, East Brunswick.

Surviving are her husband of two years, Keirnan LaMarche; her parents, Armand and Evelyn Pepin of East Brunswick; her brother, Armand Michael Pepin; her aunt, Judy Pepin; and her grandfather, Michael DeFelice.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. in The Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. For directions, please visit www.brunswick

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.


Warren M. Hulit

Warren M. Hulit “Pete”, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in Skillman, on Monday evening, February 27, 2012. He was 88 years old.

Born in Princeton, at 34½ Witherspoon Street on February 28, 1924, he attended local schools and graduated from Princeton High School in 1943. He was a long time resident of Princeton, Washington Township, and Allentown, N.J. Pete enlisted in the Army in July of 1943 and served in World War II as a corporal with the 5th Engineer Special Brigade, 458th Amphibian Truck Company (DUKW), supporting the landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day where they earned the arrow head for the campaign. He also participated in the Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm for his role during the invasion. He was awarded the Bronze Star Metal for meritorious service while attached to Combat Command B—2nd Armored Division for his actions during the April 13-14, 1945 crossings of the Elbe River, Germany. He returned home from the service in November 1945 to resume working in the family business, Hulit’s Shoes in Princeton.

Pete was the youngest of five brothers and sisters who worked in the family business, along with nephews, nieces, and many other family members. Over the years, Hulit’s became an institution providing shoes to over three generations of families and a variety of special visitors, including Albert Einstein. Post retirement, Pete and his wife Emily, were the proprietors of Mill House Antiques in Allentown, N.J. for 14 years and were active in the Chamber of Commerce and community.

Mr. Hulit was a member of the Washington Township School Board from 1963-1974. During those 11 years, there was much focus on strengthening and expanding the educational programming and facilities, including the long term purchase of land which included the site for what is now the Pond Road Middle School. He was also a loyal member of AA for nearly 35 years. His association was a source of great strength, friendships, and support. The “24 Club of Princeton” was a second home in his later years, and he often spoke at the Crawford House women’s rehabilitation center in Princeton.

Son of the late Lilly and Warren M. Hulit Sr. and brother to the late Clara Simone, Ralph Hulit Sr., Nelly Myers, Lillian Hall, and Augustus Hulit of Princeton. He was married to the late Emily J. Hulit of Allentown for 49 years. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Peter M. Hulit and Greg Wright of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mark G. Hulit and Sabine Hulit of Austria; and Robert F. Hulit and Margaret L. Hulit of Allentown; grandchildren Lia K. Hulit of Texas; Katharine L. Hulit and Daniel E. Hulit of Allentown; and nephews and nieces Rosemarie Christian; Charles Simone; Ralph Hulit Jr.; Kit Hulit; John Hulit; and Janet Nemes.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on May 19, 2012 at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High Street, Allentown, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Crawford House, P.O. Box 255, Skillman, N.J. 08558; or The 24 Club, 1225 State Road Rear, Princeton North Shopping Center, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

Arrangements are under the direction of Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown.