April 19, 2017

Bob Dougherty

Robert Ely Dougherty, Bob to all who knew him, died peacefully on April 9th, 2017. He was raised in Princeton, New Jersey and Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Bob’s parents, Grace Ely Bassett Dougherty and Gregg Dougherty, were longtime residents of Princeton. Gregg was professor of organic chemistry at Princeton University. Grace was raised by Ernest Cushing Richardson, who was the librarian at Princeton University from 1890 to 1925.

Bob’s education started with Miss Fine’s School and Princeton Country Day School. He then attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. There he served as a president of his class and a class correspondent for many years.

Following his cherished years at Exeter, Bob returned to Princeton University and was a highly congenial member of the Class of 1950. He re-settled in Princeton for the duration of his life.

After Princeton University, Bob started as a real estate agent in the offices of Edmund Cook and Associates and served in the National Guard. Bob then co-founded his own real estate firm, Stewardson and Dougherty Realtors. Sadly, his partner Bill Stewardson passed away soon after the firm’s start-up.

Bob persevered with a loyal team of real estate associates who opened and closed many doors in the greater Princeton area. His firm’s slogan was Stewardson and Dougherty Associates — Your Key to Excellence. One of several premier real estate agencies in Princeton, Stewardson and Dougherty closed its doors in 1995. He then consulted and helped establish the Coldwell Banker Schlott offices on Nassau Street.

In addition to his professional life, Bob served as a trustee of the American Boy Choir and Princeton Day School. Bob was also a member of the Pretty Brook Club, Nassau Club, and the Mayflower Society.

Beyond the role of a trustee, Bob supported many civic events, often in quiet and unheralded ways. Some of his greater Princeton family may remember that he was particularly steadfast in his support of the Princeton Hospital Fete. And that had its rewards — Bob won its famous car lottery, not once but twice. He drove home two new Ford Thunderbird convertibles in less than ten years. This was a story that he loved to tell. “What good luck,” he would say with his perpetually optimistic voice.

Bob was also a very dedicated servant to his religious home of the Nassau Presbyterian Church. An elder of the church, he was also a generous supporter of its renowned music program and renovation projects.

In his private affairs, Bob’s life settled beautifully when he married Patricia Paine in 1987. Her previous marriage had ended in divorce. For 30 years, he relished his role as a loving husband to Pat, and stepfather to three sons, Thos Paine (wife Lisa) and brothers John (wife Patty), and Rod (partner Li); and grandfather to five grandchildren, Sarah, Laura (husband David), Jack (wife Jessi), Emily and Evan. Also, surviving Bob are his cherished nephews, Gregg Dougherty (wife Robin), Marsh Dougherty (wife Mary Ann), and grandnephews Michael, Miles, Ryan and grandniece Kat. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Paine Dougherty in May 2016, his older brother Jim Dougherty in 2005, and by his sister-in-law Jeanne Dougherty in 2013.

A memorial service will be held in the Niles Chapel at Nassau Presbyterian Church on May 13 at 2 p.m., followed by a private family interment at the Dougherty family gravesite in the Princeton Cemetery. Contact stepson Thomas Paine (609) 865-1984 or ThomasHPaine@gmail.com for additional information. Memorial donations may be made to Nassau Presbyterian Church.


Martha L. Karraker

Martha L. Karraker, 99, of Princeton died at Acorn Glen on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Born in Butte, Montana she has been a resident of Princeton since 1960. Martha was the past vice-president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of AAUW and longtime member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church as well as a board member of both the Mercer County Planning Council and the Delaware-Raritan Girl Scout Council.

Daughter of the late Thomas Lloyd and Frances (Carter) Jones and wife of the late I. Oliver Karraker, Jr., she is survived by two daughters Ruth K. Kreider and Joyce M. Edwards; two sons-in-law Harry Kreider and Art Edwards; four grandchildren Marc Kreider, Wayne Kreider, Suzanne Edwards, and Amy Sherrod; and five beloved great-grandchildren.

There was a private graveside service in the Rocky Hill Cemetery on April 17, 2017.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to AAUW 1310 L Street NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 2005 or the American Cancer Society.

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


Julia Willis Philip

Julia Willis Philip, a longtime resident of Claverack, N.Y., passed away peacefully in Hudson, N.Y. surrounded by her loving family. She was 92. Mrs. Philip grew up in Princeton.

Mrs. Philip was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1924 and moved to Princeton with her family when she was a young child. Her father, Professor Clodius Willis, was on the faculty at Princeton University. Mrs. Philip attended Princeton High School, Vassar College then Westhampton College at the University of Richmond. After college graduation, she worked as a reporter for the Princeton Herald, under the editorship of a Princeton graduate and decorated World War II Marine Corps veteran, John Van Ness Philip, whom she would marry in 1952.

Mrs. Philip, was one of the first women fruit growers in Columbia County, and for over 30 years, managed “Philip Orchards,” in Claverack, first with her husband, John Van Ness Philip, then as sole proprietor for 24 years following his death. The farm, which has been in the family for more than 280 years, is one of the oldest continually operating family farms in New York State, and is part of the Dutch legacy of the Hudson Valley.

A pioneer working woman and civil rights stalwart, she raised five children while holding jobs in New York City, for many years at Fund For the City of New York and at the English Speaking Union. During the 1960s she was part of the Harlem Initiative, a group of Manhattan PTA mothers who helped bus children down from Harlem after bus drivers refused to comply with new laws that mandated integration of the public schools.

In 1967 she helped her husband found Modern Distribution Management, a newsletter, that became a leading publication on business innovations. In 1975, she and her husband moved their publication from Manhattan to Claverack and devoted themselves to the management of his family’s historic ancestral home and farm. Over the years, Mrs. Philip opened the family’s 1802 colonnaded house “Talavera” for Columbia County Historical Society house tours and events.

In 1992 she was part of the founding group that worked to save the Hudson Opera House from demolition. She went on to serve on the newly formed Opera House Board for many years, working to initiate the restoration efforts, which have led to its eventual flourishing as the Arts Center it is today. She also sat on the boards of two important New State Historic Sites: Wilderstein in Rhinebeck and Clermont in Germantown. She was a longstanding trustee of the Columbia County Historical Society and in 2014 was honored for her contributions by being designated A First Columbian.

She is survived by her siblings: Sallie Jesser (Princeton); Lee Willis (Charlottesville, Va.); and Clodius Willis (Pittsburgh, Pa.); her children: John Van Ness Philip III (Andrew Loren Resto); William Churchill Houston Philip (Mana Kobuchi Philip); Thomas Willis Philip (Emily Beth Cohen); Katherine Philip Chansky (James Chansky); Leila Stott Philip Evans (Garth Evans); nephews, nieces, and grandchildren.

A service will be held at Christ Church, Hudson, New York at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her name be sent to the Columbia County Historical Society, 5 Albany Ave Kinderhook, NY 12106, or to the Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad 3 Newman Road Hudson, NY 12534.

April 12, 2017

Harry Ververides

Harry Ververides, lifelong resident of Princeton passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Merwick Care Center, Plainsboro at the age of 84.

He owned and operated Harry’s Luncheonette at 16 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, for over 40 years, before retiring in 2000.

Harry was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving during the Korean War from 1952-1960.

Mr. Ververides was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of ’51, member of AHEPA at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton and the F&AM Masonic Lodge #38 in Princeton. In his leisure time, he enjoyed long walks and speaking with his friends, neighbors, and customers in town.

Surviving are his brother, George Ververides and cousins in Greece.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 10 until 10:30 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road, Hamilton (Trenton), NJ 08619, immediately followed by the Funeral Service. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.

Memorial contributions made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or St. George Greek Orthodox Church at the above address are appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ.

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Mark Douglas Landauer

Mark Douglas Landauer, 63, passed away peacefully in Bethlehem, Pa. on April 3, 2017. Mark was a life-long resident of Princeton, having moved to Bethlehem 10 years ago to be closer to family.

Born in Princeton, Mark was the son of the late Harry Lee Landauer and Sallie Warren Landauer. He was also predeceased by his brother, Keith Landauer.

Mark graduated from Princeton High School and was a successful realtor and real estate broker in the Mercer County area for many years. He retired early due to health challenges related to multiple sclerosis.

Mark was a very special and unique individual. While he valued his independence and privacy, he loved people. He had a very kind and generous heart. He never judged others, would help anyone in need, and was always a faithful friend. He once said he had never committed to a particular sports team because he always cheered for the underdog.

Mark had a very dry sense of humor and delivered it with a twinkle in his eye. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved Long Beach Island, N.J., fly fishing, old movies, music from the 1960s, and a good cup of java. He especially loved his family and relished family get-togethers and holiday dinners.

Mark is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Joe Cimerola; his brother, Richard Landauer; his niece and Goddaughter, Amelia Cimerola Tozzoli; his nephews, Michael Cimerola, Evan Landauer, and Keith Landauer; his aunts and many cousins; and more friends than he ever knew.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown, Pa. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.stephensfuneral.com. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org.


Paul A. Ashton

Paul A. Ashton, formerly of Princeton, passed away on March 29 at home in Summerdale, Alabama. He was 90 years young.

Paul was the son of Dean and Florence Ames Ashton and the brother of the late Clyde Ashton.

Born in Trenton, Paul grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey and graduated from Princeton High School in 1944. After starting college at Drexel University he joined The Army Air Corps and was enrolled in the pilot’s training program. Following his discharge, he earned a degree in pharmacy from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Paul spent his college summers working in Ocean City, New Jersey where he met and married Margaret (Peggy) Hopkins.

After several years working for Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals as a salesman, Paul bought The Thorne Pharmacy on Nassau Street and later opened The Junction Pharmacy in West Windsor.

Later in life, Paul and Peggy became avid square dancers and RV-ers. Their love of traveling the backroads of America led them to find their perfect second home near the gulf coast in Summerdale, Alabama. This community of retirees provided a wonderful social life that Paul enjoyed until his death. He became a volunteer at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama and a host at the Foley, Alabama Railroad Museum where he spent countless hours guiding tours for visiting families.

Paul is survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy; and two sons, Raymond (Jane) of Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Charles (Deadra) of Tunbridge, Vermont. Also, his 3 grandchildren: Laura Ashton of Sydney, Australia, Gregory (Katherine) of West Trenton, New Jersey, and Peter of Evanston, Illinois; and great granddaughter, Olivia Ashton.

A memorial service was held on April 2 in Summerdale, Alabama. A private burial will be in Hopewell, New Jersey.


Pamela Jean Frederick

Pamela Jean Frederick died peacefully at home surrounded by her immediate family in Princeton on March 31, 2017. Jean was born in Felpham near Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England on April 22, 1921 to Lizzie Ethel Tingley and Percy Ashford Norman. Her father was the last in a succession of land-owning farmers whose family name of Ashford or Ayshford originated from Devon, and was recorded in the Doomsday books. Jean was mainly home-schooled and briefly attended Courtfield House in Bognor Regis.

At age 17, as Britain defended against invasion, Jean patrolled her coastal village on fire watch during the blackouts while, in her own words, “My 14-year-old brother kicked the bombs off the church tower in the dark.” By day she served in the British Red Cross as a volunteer, nursing casualties. She was accepted to study Interior Design in London but the outbreak of war prohibited her from taking her place. Instead, she married Squadron Leader Paul Michael Procter, DFC, Royal Air Force (RAF). They lived in England and then in Aden, Yemen on the Red Sea with their daughter Susan, where he served for several years before his tragic death in a flying accident in November 1951. The fourth of five children (her sister Eleanor had died at birth), Jean outlived all her siblings. Her only brother Wing Commander Ayshford Peter Norman, DFC, RAF, had a distinguished service record and led a flying formation team; her oldest sister Phyllis (Pip) Norman joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and worked for British intelligence intercepting codes before they reached Bletchley Park. Their other sister Betty Beaven was married to a successful leather manufacturer who served in the Oxfordshire Yeomanry.

In 1960 Jean married Episcopal priest John Bassett Moore Frederick, son of New York lawyer Karl Telford Frederick and Anne Ferguson Moore, a daughter of John Bassett Moore of Smyrna, Delaware and a judge on the World Court in The Hague. The couple met in Oxford, England while Jean was working at the University and John was a curate; they later resided in New Haven, Connecticut (1960–1970) where their daughters Alexandra and Sarah were born. In 1970, the family moved back to England, living in Birmingham while John studied for his PhD and then settled in Blechingley, Surrey (1974–1995) where he was Rector. Jean attended Bournville College of Art in Birmingham and Reigate School of Art in Surrey and became a painter specializing in landscapes and portraits. They relocated to Princeton upon retirement, where they were members of Trinity Church, The Nassau Club, The English-Speaking Union, and The Middle East Society. Jean also joined the Daughters of the British Empire, although she did not support “empire building” and always considered herself a “world citizen”. A member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, Jean’s work has also been exhibited at The Nassau Club, Princeton; Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania; The Bird in the Hand Gallery, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; and at regional locations.

Jean is survived by her husband John; her three daughters, Susan Perin and husband Reuben Perin Jr., Alexandra Frederick and partner Mark Vickers, and Sarah Borner du Cane and husband Paul Borner du Cane; grandchildren Serena Perin Vinton and husband Henry Vinton, Reuben Perin III and wife Laura Perin, Thomas Borner du Cane and Henry Borner du Cane; great-grandchildren Elena, Amelia, and Alexa Vinton, and Spencer and Reuben Perin IV; her sisters-in-law Helen Gray and Lisa Parker and their respective children Carla, Eden, and Wendy; other extended family in the U.K., niece Judith Burchell and husband Vernon Burchell, sons Gabriel and Aaron and children, nephew Marcus Beaven and wife Judith Beaven and children, cousin Deirdre Forman and husband Andrew Forman; and countless beloved friends in the U.S. and U.K.

A lover of historic places and beautiful gardens, Jean’s characteristics included a quick wit, artistic talent, and a passionate interest in her family, the lives of others, and world affairs. She was noted for her extraordinary memory which could recount the most intricate details of a life lived in several countries during both war and peace.

The funeral service will be held at Trinity Church, Princeton at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Simple family flowers are requested, as well as donations to Heifer International.



A celebration of Donald Kitchell Conover’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 47 W. Afton Avenue in Yardley, Pa. 19067. The incorrect address was listed in the obituary that ran on April 5, 2017 in the Town Topics Newspaper.


Robert D. Hulme

Robert D. Hulme of Princeton, New Jersey died at home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 following a battle with leukemia. He was 88.

Born the youngest of four children to Norman and Elisabeth Hulme, Robert grew up in Swarthmore, Pa. He attended the University of Virginia and received his bachelor of science degree in commerce in 1950. Robert joined Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia as a statistical analyst and was later appointed industrial relations supervisor in the firm’s training division. While at Sun Oil, he completed an MBA in finance at Temple University and then worked toward a PhD in economics at the University of Pennsylvania, while additionally serving as a lecturer in finance at Temple.

Robert joined Philco Corporation in 1960 as director of training in Philadelphia. Upon the acquisition of Philco by Ford Motor Company, he was named manager of salaried personnel for the communications and electronics division of Philco-Ford. He was recruited by Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby in 1964 to assist in its diversification into a general management consulting firm. He transferred to the firm’s New York City office in 1971, where he was the human resources consulting section practice leader until his retirement as a vice president in 1986. At that time, Robert opened his own consulting practice in Princeton, where he specialized in research management, compensation, and organization until 1991. He wrote several articles on business management subjects including pieces appearing in Business Horizons and the Harvard Business Review.

Robert was an avid traveler. Together with his wife of 33 years, Mary McGlynn Hulme, he traveled to Europe frequently. To better facilitate his travels, he studied French for several years and developed a practical facility for reading and speaking the language. He spent many memorable summers in Kennebunkport, Maine with Mary where they enjoyed playing tennis at the River Club, taking long hikes, and entertaining friends. In earlier years, the two enjoyed ski adventures in the mountains of N.Y. and Vermont. Robert was an ardent reader, a dedicated swimmer, and enjoyed nothing more than telling a grand story or engaging in a passionate argument over world events with friends.

Robert was a member of Trinity Church and was particularly proud of the work his wife Mary put forth as a lead member of the altar guild. He was a member at the Racquet Club in Philadelphia, the Knickerbocker Club in New York, and The Nassau Club in Princeton.

Robert was predeceased by his sisters, Anne Vierno and Terry Merrick. In addition to his beloved wife Mary, Robert is survived by his brother Norman A. Hulme of Bryn Mawr; his three children, Randall Kenyon (Haseena) of Dallas, Texas, Michael Hatheway (Gail) of Annapolis, Md., and Kimberly Dana (Cynthia) of Clemmons, N.C.; five grandchildren, Evan, Nicholas, Chase, Leila, and Miles; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held on May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street in Princeton.

April 5, 2017

Michael Mostoller

Michael Mostoller was an architect, professor, writer, and artist. Through his work, his teaching, and his private life as a partner, parent, and grandparent, he touched countless lives, always putting the needs of others above his own. He departed this life in the presence of his family on Sunday, April 2 from sudden complications from pneumonia after a 9-year long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Born George Michael to George and Violet Mostoller in 1938 in Somerset, Pa., he was a descendant from a line of 18th Century English and German immigrants to western Pennsylvania, many of whom became rooted in the Pennsylvania Dutch traditions.

Michael dedicated his life to quality, character, and economy in architecture of the dwelling and the city. A leader in urban housing since 1965, with a particular focus on serving low-income, homeless families, and single individuals, his architectural work in this area included Karin Court, the campgrounds arrangement of housing for the Princeton Housing Authority, Trent House Park, townhouses and apartments in Trenton, the expansion of graduate housing for the Lawrence Apartments at Princeton University, and a synagogue in a historic neighborhood in Montclair, N.J.

Michael received a 1985 New York City AIA Design Award for his study of designs for SRO Rooms and Furniture, a NJ AIA Design Award for Amandla Crossing, a transitional residence for homeless families, and an award for Excellence in Downtown Development in 1990 for Cityside, family housing in renovated structures in Trenton. Amandla II, permanent housing for homeless women with children, won a NYC AIA Design Award in 1995.

A 1960 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Michael was in the ROTC and as a Navy midshipman, he trained on the USS Wisconsin. As member of the engineering corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, he rose to rank of Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve. Michael went on to receive his graduate degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

For the past 30 years, Michael Mostoller was a professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a past director of its undergraduate program. He was a devoted teacher and mentor to students and young faculty. He taught history, housing, and design and won two University Excellence in Teaching awards, was named Distinguished Professor of Architecture in 1995, and named a Master Teacher in 2005. Before joining the faculty of the newly forming school of architecture at NJIT in 1975, he was a professor at Rensselaer, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia.

His scholarship and research focused on residential design, affordable housing, and housing the homeless, and his work influenced professional design, code reform, and community and political awareness. He authored and edited many publications including a history of housing design in the United States. His drawings have been published in Progressive Architecture, Inland Architect, New Jersey Architect, Skyline, Express, and the New York Times. His artwork has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Cooper Union, Columbia University, and locally at the offices of Hill Wallack and the gallery at Bristol Myers Squibb. In May 1994, he was invested into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his work in education, scholarship, research, and practice.

Actively engaged in local civic issues, Michael was elected to two terms on the Princeton Regional School Board, serving as president his last two years. He was a founding member of Princeton Future where, as co-chair of the design committee, co-led a study of the Witherspoon Street Corridor and the design process to create Hinds Plaza. It was during this civic engagement that he met a new colleague and a future partner, Yina Moore.

To Michael, a life well lived was one of work, action, and good deeds, making a difference in other’s lives. Michael loved his NJIT family of colleagues and students. He was pre-deceased by his parents and brother, Mark; and leaves to mourn a large loving family including wife, Yina, children George, Margaret, Charles, David, Jesse, and stepdaughter, Gisela, his grandchildren Edward, Jackson, and Franklin; and his extensive relatives from his birthplace, Somerset, Pa.

Michael’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Princeton at 50 Cherry Hill Rd. in Princeton.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the “Foundation at New Jersey Institute of Technology” with specific notation to the “G. Michael Mostoller, FAIA Scholarship”, and mailed directly to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Office of University Advancement, 323 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey 07102.


James Elison

James Elison passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, his closest childhood friend, his books, and his beloved piano music on March 21, 2017. He was 73 years old. James was a loving father and grandfather who was very devoted to his children, a gentle giant who had a kind smile and a mischievous glint in his eye for family and friends.

He was a banking executive by profession and spent decades commuting to Manhattan for work, but his true loves were music and history. He was a talented, classically trained pianist who could play a piece by ear after hearing it once and then create his own variations. His home often resonated with Chopin’s Polonaises and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies, among many others. He was never without a book in hand and was a knowledgeable historian as well as a brilliant tactician who rarely lost a chess match.

James is survived by his two daughters, Jasmine and Victoria Elison, and his grand-daughters Chiara and Ariana Bazan. His melodies will linger on in the hearts of those who loved him.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at the Mather Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton, NJ on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1 p.m.


Peter R. Weale

Peter R. Weale, 66, of Princeton passed away on March 25, 2017. He was born in Addison, N.Y., the son of Durland and Martha Weale. He received his BS in agricultural life sciences from Cornell University in 1972. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps (’72) as 1st Lieutenant and went on to receive his MBA from Cornell University in 1976.

Mr. Weale was a father, educator, entrepreneur who enjoyed challenging the status quo. In his 33 years residing in the Princeton/West Windsor area, his commitment to the community resulted in years of involvement with the school district and community organizations like West Windsor Little League, well after his children were able to reap the benefits of his efforts to improve the community for everyone. An avid collector of antiques, he had an affinity for collecting antique furniture, cars, bars, and pretty much anything that was older than he. Residents of West Windsor and Princeton Junction fondly recall memories of Peter driving his Ford Model T Pickup with a lawn mower as he took the initiative to mow and maintain areas such as the Penns Neck Circle, not only for aesthetics but for the safety of complete strangers.

His humor and wit are survived by his two children; Daughter, Jessica (30) of Miami Beach; and son, Zachary (27) of Hoboken. He also leaves a sister, Alice (68); and his father, Durland (94, Cornell Class of ‘44) of Addison, N.Y. In lieu of funeral services, the family will be holding a celebration of life at the family home in Princeton Junction on Good Friday, April 14, from 4-8 p.m.


Donald Kitchell Conover

Don Conover passed away on Tuesday, March 28th near his home of 30 years in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He was 85 years old. He went peacefully and in gratitude for a full life, knowing he was loved deeply by friends and family alike, and in the arms of Patti Kohlmayer Conover, his wife and true love.

Born on July 25th, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Don was the son of Earl, head of the math department at Poly Preparatory Academy, and Hazel, a homemaker who had once worked in the secretarial pool for Thomas Edison. He is pre-deceased by his older sister, Patricia Lott, and survived by his younger sister, Sally Andersen. He is also survived by his two sons, Malcolm and Paul, and Paul’s two children, Catherine and Matthew.

Most who knew him would describe Don as distinctly “old school.” Like so many from the so-called “greatest generation,” he had a sense of decency and humility, and a commitment to positive contribution that, to him, was more important than the accolades that came along with his accomplishments. In describing his own childhood, rather than focus on the privations of the depression or the war, he’d speak of his good fortune — subway trips with his father to visit the World’s Fair, visits to an uncle’s farm or, later, a simple beach house on the Jersey shore, attending Poly Prep on a scholarship, and spending idyllic summers at Camp Hawthorne in Maine. Writing about his life, Don described himself simply as “a very lucky boy, growing up in the warm embrace of family, friends, school, and church.”

Don graduated from Princeton University in 1953 with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering. Later, in 1964 and 1965, he attended MIT where he was awarded a Sloan Fellowship and earned a Master of Science degree in industrial management. For most of his career, Don was in the Bell system, first with Western Electric and then with AT&T. He served on the management team of several factories, including the famous Hawthorne Works in Chicago where he directed engineering and manufacturing of electro-mechanical switching equipment for the telephone network. He became Western Electric’s director of corporate planning, a post he held for nearly ten years, and ultimately held the position of vice president of corporate education for AT&T, running the Corporate Education Center in Princeton, New Jersey, and heading up business education worldwide.

Like his maternal grandfather, Don was a “Telephone Pioneer” and took great pride in having helped to build something of fundamental value in our society. But, especially after the breakup of the Bell system, he worried about the erosion of loyalty between employers, customers, and employees. In time, he came to evaluate decisions against a deceptively simple mantra: “Choose actions that shorten response time and which increase trust.” The idea of shortening response time, and providing excellence in the customer’s terms, is easy to understand in today’s hyper-competitive world. The idea of increasing trust is perhaps more subtle. As organizational relationships are less defined by hierarchy or chain of command, what is the glue that can hold us together? For Don, that glue was an active effort to build trust and human caring across the organization. Modern thinking for an old school guy!

Don could also be considered ahead of his time in quietly rejecting the prevailing model of “the organization man,” a model suggesting that one could and should give all to the company and, in turn, could expect near complete fulfillment in that role. He was deeply satisfied in his professional life, but he also understood the importance of a balanced life.

For Don, that balance certainly included “giving back.” For years, he was an active member of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce and the Princeton Rotary Club, serving as president for a term with each organization. He was a member or officer of the Board Advisory Group of the Girl Scouts, the Business Advisory Council of Manhattan College, the World Future Society, the Academy of Management, the American Society of Training and Development, and the Board of Directors for the Thomas Edison State College Foundation. After a long absence from any church, he came to St. Andrew’s in Yardley, Pa., where he was a devoted member for nearly 20 years.

His idea of balance included a quiet passion for so many things! He built and flew kites and model planes with his boys, read thrilling poems and stories aloud to them, painted perhaps a hundred worthy canvasses, wrote stories and essays and reflections. Don stayed in deep touch, over great distance and time, with many, many dear friends. He joined discussion clubs and he respectfully sought out those who might think differently. He had a nearly lifelong obsession with Spain in general and the pageant of bullfighting in particular, becoming an officer in at least three taurine fan clubs. He worked out at the Newtown Athletic Club for decades. He was a tireless builder of sand castles with his grandchildren. He loved to snorkel. Even when he had turned frail, his grandchildren noticed how he would come alive with power, grace, and fascination when underwater. He did his best, with his dear Patti, to travel every corner of the world. As long as they were together, it probably didn’t matter all that much, but Don was always planning a trip to somewhere new, and a return to this or that “favorite” place.

In this and every favorite place, we will miss him.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 47 W. Afton Ave. in Yardley, Pa. 19067.

March 29, 2017

Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCord Adams

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCord Adams died peacefully at her home in Princeton, New Jersey, on March 22, 2017. She is known internationally in academic circles for her contributions to the study of philosophy and theology, and in the Anglican Communion for her forceful advocacy of full recognition of the value of loving same-sex relationships. Born October 12, 1943, in Oak Park, Illinois, to William Clark McCord and Wilmah Brown McCord, she spent most of her childhood in small towns in east central Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, graduating as valedictorian of her class in early 1964, with a major in philosophy. Continuing her study of philosophy at the graduate level, she received her PhD from Cornell University in 1967.

At Cornell she met and married Robert Merrihew Adams, a fellow doctoral student in philosophy (known then and now as “Bob” to colleagues, graduate students, and other friends). This began a partnership spanning half a century in which their professional as well as personal lives were closely intertwined. They held faculty positions in the same universities, first in the philosophy department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then for 21 years in the UCLA philosophy department. It was during her time in Los Angeles that Marilyn was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood, having followed a sense of calling through an intense introduction to ministry in Hollywood during the AIDS crisis, and having acquired two ThM degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.

In 1993 they moved east to Yale, where Marilyn was the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology in the divinity school, while Bob was in the philosophy department (and chaired it for eight years). In 2004 they moved to Oxford, England. He retired, and she became Regius Professor Divinity, and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral. Historically, she was the first woman, and the first American, to hold that professorship. Both of them participated in the intellectual life of Oxford University, and felt their lives enriched by English traditions of Christian worship.

Returning to the United States in 2009, they settled in Chapel Hill, N.C., for nearly four years, teaching in the UNC philosophy department. In 2013 they moved to Princeton, and taught in a graduate center for philosophy of religion at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and at Princeton Theological Seminary.

As a scholar and interpreter of medieval philosophy and theology Marilyn McCord Adams is known especially for her definitive two-volume study of the work of William Ockham. She has also made a mark in contemporary philosophy of religion, particularly with two books presenting her distinctive approach to the theological problem of evil. In Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God and Christ and Horrors she does not try to answer the question, ‘Why did God permit all the evils that we know about?’ Rather she asks, ‘What can God do to make our existence a great good to us, without trivializing the horrendous evils that we know about?’ As an Episcopal priest, most recently assisting at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey, she will be remembered for generous spiritual companionship and forceful sermons, delivered always without notes, relating the Bible to questions of present-day life in ways both critical and hopeful.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, and by a large and loyal extended family, including her brother and sister-in-law, William and Carolyn McCord of Peoria, Illinois: her nephew James Fearon, of Stanford, California: and her niece Mary Fearon Jack, of Hudson, Ohio: and many of her former students, with their families. There will be a family interment ceremony at the cemetery in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Public memorial services will take place in Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey, at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 8, and in Los Angeles, California on the first Saturday in May. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Marilyn may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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


Janet Jeffers 

Janet Jeffers passed away quietly on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 84.

Janet was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature. Janet taught in The West Windsor Plainsboro School system for many years as a substitute teacher. She was an avid reader and founding member of the Plainsboro Free Public Library. She had an unparalleled love and passion for gardening. She was a member of the Garden Club of Trenton, Garden Club of America, and Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club. Janet spent many wonderful summers with her family on Martha’s Vineyard.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Henry W. Jeffers, III; two children, Katherine Jeffers Goldfarb and husband, Rob Goldfarb, of New York City; James W. Jeffers and his wife, Raquel; and two grandchildren, Juliette and Jasper Jeffers of Hopewell.

A memorial service will be held in Plainsboro at the Plainsboro Presbyterian Church on Thursday, April 6th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the East Chop Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, P.O. Box 525, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 02557.

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


Helen Newman Chooljian

Helen Newman Chooljian, 84, of Princeton passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her residence with her beloved husband and her longtime aide at her side.

Born July 5, 1932 to Lois and Joseph Percy Newman in White Plains, New York, Helen spent her childhood and youth in Cleveland, Ohio where her father was a publishing executive. She inherited a lifelong love of reading and literature from her father. In 1950 Helen graduated from Shaw High School and went on to Wellesley College where she majored in English. While at Wellesley she met her future husband, Martin A. Chooljian, a student at Harvard Business School. They married on April 16, 1955.

Martin and Helen spent the next few years in Dayton, Ohio while he was serving in the United States Air Force as a lieutenant. Their first child, Anne, was born there. Several happy years followed in Palo Alto and Atherton, California where their second daughter Cynthia was born and where Martin worked as a vice president at Litton Industries while Helen perfected her skills as a mother and homemaker.

In 1964 the family relocated to Princeton, after Martin made the decision to go into business for himself. Helen enthusiastically endorsed the plan, which showed quite a bit of courage on her part as she had recently overcome serious challenges to her health.

Helen thrived in Princeton, making numerous longtime friends via her many memberships and associations with local organizations. She and Martin were members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, The Bedens Brook Club, and the Nassau Club. Helen was a founding member and later president of the Women’s Investment Group, a member of the Present Day Club, the local Wellesley College Club, and a McCarter Theater patron. She was also one of the early friends of the Institute for Advanced Study and had a scholarship in her name at Wellesley College.

Helen especially enjoyed working every year at the Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale and the Wellesley antiques show where she could be counted on to make sure that no one left the premises without making a donation.

An enthusiastic traveler, Helen visited places as far away as Australia and was always ready for an adventure like seeing the Grand Canyon, going white water rafting in Colorado, or ballooning in Arizona. She was a voracious reader who could be depended upon to remember a book’s title or author that no one else could, and loved to play cards especially bridge and solitaire.

Helen will be remembered for her grace, strength, courage, intellect, sharp wit, and generosity. She will be forever in the hearts of her family and many friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her brothers John and Andrew Harpham Newman. She is survived by her husband Martin; daughter Anne Chooljian and longtime companion Raul Najar; daughter Cynthia Jost and son-in-law Dan Jost; son Andrew Martin Chooljian and daughter-in-law Laurel Chooljian; honorary grandchildren Dr. Ingrid Stewart, Tyrone Taylor, Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, Dr. Rebecca Taylor and Joshua Taylor; and finally her honorary great granddaughter Stony Taylor. A special thanks to her wonderful aide of 16 years, Brenda Stewart, for without her Helen’s last years would not have been all that they were.

Private cremation was held and a memorial service celebrating her life will be held at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue Princeton, New Jersey on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. to be followed by a reception at the Bedens Brook Club at 240 Rolling Hill Road, Skillman, New Jersey.


Gundel Bradford

Gundel Bradford, 81, died in the comfort of her home in Princeton, on March 14, 2017, tended by family and beloved friends, as heavy snow began to fall outside her window.

Born Gunthild Klaerchen Huober, on December 16, 1935 in Baghdad, Iraq, to German émigré parents, Dr. Hans-Guenther and Gudrun Huober, she excelled in her undergraduate studies in the late 1950’s at both the American University in Beirut, Lebanon as well as the University of Munich, Germany. In 1961, she came to the United States as a Ford Foundation Fellow to pursue her PhD degree in economics at Stanford University. It was there that she met the late Dr. David F. Bradford, and the two were married in Cambridge, England in 1964, where David was then a Fellow at Cambridge University.

After living in Europe and Washington, D.C. for several years, they settled in New Jersey where David became professor of economics at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. They had two children, Theodore and Catherine Louise (called “Lulu”).

Gundel and David continued to travel widely, spending sabbaticals in Belgium, Washington D.C. and California. They visited Germany often to spend time with Gundel’s parents, brother and friends, as well as to collaborate with German scholars. Gundel was also a passionate lover of the arts, and in particular, opera. She and David spent much of their time in Manhattan attending operas at The Met. After David’s death in 2005, Gundel found solace by sustaining her passion for music and the arts in numerous ways, in New York City and in the Princeton community.

In 1991, while David was serving on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, Gundel returned to school to study landscape design at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to Princeton, Gundel Bradford Landscape Design was founded, and she pursued her love for beautifying parks and gardens. Gundel was one of the original founders of the Pine Street Block Party, an annual tradition that spanned over 40 years and included lively dancing to Bluegrass music. Her German plum tart and freshly whipped cream were an annual hit among her neighbors and friends in the Pine Street community, where she was much beloved. Gundel was also an accomplished gourmet, and loved cooking and spending time with family and friends around dinner tables over many hours, late into the evenings.

Gundel is survived by her son, Theodore (Gillian Haney) of Boston, Mass.; and daughter, Lulu (Dr. Kerry Tucker) of Saco, Me.; and four granddaughters, Alethea and Phoebe Bradford, and Metis and Thalia Bradford-Tucker; a sister Helga (Dr. Jack Doucette) of Denver, Colo.; and brother Wolfram Huober (Josi L’habitant) of Freiburg, Germany; and sister-in-law Victoria Bradford Witte (Dr Patrick Witte) of St. Louis, Mo.; and nieces and nephews Marc Doucette, Stephanie Doucette, Cynthia Doucette, Mark Witte, Bruce Witte, Eric Witte, Gretchen Anderson.


Colin C. McAneny

November 18, 1930 — March 14, 2017

Colin Crombie McAneny, 86, died in Jackson, Miss, from complications following surgery. Colin was born in New York City and raised in Princeton. After graduating from Princeton University in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956, remaining active in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1968. Following his active duty in the Navy, Colin earned a master’s degree in geology from Johns Hopkins University in 1964. Over the course of his career, Colin worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He worked in geotechnical engineering at Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Miss, from 1975 until his retirement in 1995. Colin was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Vicksburg, singing bass in the church choir. In retirement he also became active in community theater, following in the footsteps of his parents, Herbert and Marguerite McAneny, who were founding actor-director members of the Princeton Community Players. Colin played the role of “Father” for many years in Vicksburg Theater Guild’s annual production of Gold in the Hills. He also volunteered his time generously, serving as volunteer treasurer for the Warren County Habitat for Humanity for many years and as a volunteer for Serenity Premier Hospice in Vicksburg. Colin was an avid sailor and enjoyed seeing the world. Over the course of his life he traveled to six continents; recent trips included Iceland, Zambia, Nova Scotia, and Bali.

Colin is survived by his loving wife, Danielle McAneny of Vicksburg, Miss.; his sister, Wendy McAneny Bradburn of Arlington, Va.; his children Jean F. McAneny of Albany, Calif., Joseph C. McAneny of Oakland, Calif., and Marjorie McAneny Page of Richmond, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Marika, David, James, Madeleine, and Corinne. He was predeceased by his sister Leslie C. McAneny (2005) and his daughter Teresa M. Sousa (2006).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Colin’s name to the Warren County Habitat for Humanity, 820 South Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

March 22, 2017

Durant Robertson III

Durant Robertson III, 74, of Medford died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Marlton of Evesham Township, NJ.

Durant was born September 24, 1942 in Maryland. Starting at the age of eleven, he studied classical guitar and composition. His teachers have included such noted composers as Kenneth Gaburo, Alexander Bellow, William Syderman, and Vladimir Ussachevsky. He taught guitar and had written several pieces exploiting some unusual resources of the instrument. His compositions include: Summer (for guitar and two track tape); Addison Street Rag; Velocity II (for trumpet and electronic sounds) which was performed at Carnegie Recital Hall; Queen of the Morning (for guitar and tape); and Dance Music for Peggy Cicierska and her Dance Troup.

Mr. Robertson has performed at Carl Fischer Hall and Mannes College in New York. He formerly appeared in recitals at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, Columbus Boychoir School in Princeton, and the Painted Bride Gallery in Philadelphia. In addition to formal concerts, he has given a number of informal presentations. He appeared on the Channel 12 television program “Take Twelve,” and has had excerpts from his compositions (Vision for Two Guitars and Dance Music For Peggy Cicierska) broadcast on WHYY FM, Philadelphia. He performed at Lincoln Center (Fordham University), the WILKA Theatre Project (Philadelphia), and with the Friends of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Robertson’s repertoire ranged from classical works to contemporary compositions.

He is the son of the late Durant and Elizabeth (Hansen) Robertson Jr. He is survived by his sister Susan and brother-in-law Lawrence Howley and brother Douglas Robertson.

Burial will be private.

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


Joan Mary McKeon 

Joan Mary McKeon passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Joan is survived by her husband Edward and children Margaret and Jonathan.

She will be remembered as a kind and loving wife, mother and teacher. She will remain in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joan’s name to Trinity Church.


David C. Scott 

David C. Scott died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a third generation Princetonian: the son of Anne Clark Martindell, and the grandson of William Clark.

David began school in Montreal, Canada. Later, he attended Miss Chapin’s School and Princeton Country Day School in Princeton, and Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. He completed his bachelor’s degree in political science at Trinity College in Connecticut in 1962 where he was an enthusiastic rower on the crew team.

David was a knowledgeable historian and patient teacher, and a master carpenter as demonstrated in the houses he renovated in Kristiansand, Norway and Princeton. He was a savvy trip planner and delightful travel companion, an avid reader of The New York Times and The Atlantic, and a generous benefactor to friends and family alike. He was a member of the Yale Club in New York City and Springdale Golf Club in Princeton.

David began his career in the printing and publishing industry at Connecticut Printers in Hartford, Connecticut. He then worked in NYC for the next thirty five years at McGraw Hill, Rand McNally, Western Publishing Company where he was the Vice President of Sales, and Lanman Engraving Company. He particularly loved his work in the creative department of Lanman, producing the film that was used in the publications of the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Time-Life Books.

David’s greatest pride lay in the homes and gardens he created in Princeton and Norway and in his children, Christopher and Katharine. He would tell anyone who would listen about their accomplishments—that Christopher was following his lifelong passion as an animator in Canada, and Katharine was pursuing her Ph.D. in psychology with a focus on prejudice reduction starting in childhood at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David is survived by “the love of his life” of 50 years, Randi Burlingham Scott, his son, Christopher, his daughter, Katharine, his sisters, Marjory Luther of Ann Arbor Michigan and Kippy Maitland-Smith of Alberta, Canada, and his brothers, George C. Scott of Richmond, Virginia and Roger Martindell of Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, David asked that donations be made to the TCNJ Foundation, designated to the Music Department (http://give.tcnj.edu/ Select “other” and write in “Music Dept, in memory of David Scott”).


Jane P. Poole

Jane P. Poole, 89, wife, mother, grandmother and devoted friend, died peacefully in Scottsdale, AZ on January 12, 2017 with family members at her side.

Jane lived a life filled with laughter, love and smiles. Indeed, her smile was her trademark, something she never lost even during her decade long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

A proud third generation Californian, Jane was born October 7, 1927 in Oxnard, CA to Abby Lyman and Howard Fay Pressey, a citrus rancher. Growing up on a ranch instilled in Jane a lifelong love for animals and nature. She graduated from Fillmore H.S. and attended Pomona College before leaving her beloved California to earn a Bachelor of Science in Retailing from Webber College in Florida.

She returned to Los Angeles for a retail career, but soon was compelled by her adventurous spirit to move across the country with two friends to experience life in New York City. It was there she met her husband-to-be, Tom Poole. She loved to tell the story of how they met on a double-date, each set up with the other person, and how she was not initially impressed. But Tom soon won her heart with his quick wit and love of poetry.

Jane and Tom raised their two daughters in Princeton, NJ, where for 54 years they created a loving, welcoming, home before retiring to Scottsdale in 2014. Jane’s real and abiding passions were her family and friends. She was the neighborhood mom; quick to offer a smile, a helping hand with a coat zipper, or even breakfast to the many kids who were always at their home. She worked in Financial Aid at Princeton University for ten years; was President of Chapter AE of PEO, an international sisterhood dedicated to women’s education. She was particularly proud of her work with the adult literacy program at the Princeton Public Library.

Jane is survived by her husband of 61 years, Thomas of Scottsdale, AZ; two daughters, Joanne Reese (Steve) of Scottsdale, Grace Ellen Benn (Alex) of Los Angeles; two granddaughters Abby Meredith Benn and Caroline Jane “CJ” Benn; two step-grandsons Steven Reese, Jr (Leah), and Matthew Reese (Sara) all of Tennessee; her brother Lyman Pressey (Carolyn), of Clovis, CA; and many family and friends.

The family welcomes contributions in Jane’s memory to a charity of your choosing. Gifts may acknowledge Jane’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, her commitment to adult literacy, her love of animals, or simply pass along the gift of a smile. Her family gratefully thanks you for any remembrance.


Marjorie Freeman

Marjorie Kler Freeman, age 87, of Princeton died Friday, March 17, 2017 at University Medical Center of Princeton. Born in Philadelphia, PA she resided in Belle Mead before moving to Plainsboro. She received her BA from Pratt University and a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Marjorie was the owner of Marjorie Kler Interiors in Princeton. She was also co-owner of the Jewelry Box. Marjorie was the founder of the Raritan Millstone Alliance, Past Regent of the Jersey Blue Chapter DAR, president of East Jersey Olde Town Restoration Village, board member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. Marjorie was also a member of the Travel Club of New Brunswick, traveling to over 100 countries, a member of the New Jersey State and National Garden Club, she wrote, edited, illustrated, and published a number of cookbooks. Marjorie was described by those who loved her as a strong person and leader.

Daughter of the late, Dr. Joseph H. and Elizabeth Kler, she is survived by her husband of 34 years Bruce G. Freeman, two sons and a daughter in law John and Laurie Hale, David Hale, two stepsons David Freeman, Mark Freeman, stepdaughter Judith Rafallo, sister Mary Heisinger, three grandchildren Maura Chadwick, Dana and Sarah Freeman.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather Hodge Funeral Home

March 15, 2017

Joanne Richmond

Joanne Mae (Amici) Richmond, 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, March 4th 2017, at Brandywine Living in Princeton. Born in Barre, Vermont in 1934, Joanne grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey. Joanne married the late Albert Richmond at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas in 1963 and they settled in Teaneck, New Jersey to raise their two children, Allison and Fredrick. They were married for 29 years until Al’s death in 1992. Joanne relocated to the Princeton area in 2002.

Joanne received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in piano from The Juilliard School of Music in 1957 and was an accomplished concert pianist. Shortly after receiving her degree, Joanne performed nationwide with a classical music group and worked summers performing for guests at the Green Mansions Resort in the Adirondacks. Joanne made her piano debut at the Steinway Concert Hall before age 10 and later performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She was the first female pianist hired to perform with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, where she met her husband, Al, who was also a member of the orchestra. Shortly after graduation she was employed by Columbia Records for a short period of time prior to starting her family. Joanne and her husband Al also performed with a small, local musicale group in Teaneck. Joanne had the privilege of knowing many famous artists including Van Cliburn, Charles Strouse, and Jerome Robbins. Joanne also had the privilege of working with conductor Eugene Ormandy and many other famous music artists. She was a lifelong union member of the Local 802, Associated Musicians of Greater New York having joined in 1954, and was also a retired piano teacher.

Joanne was the daughter of the late Alfred and Iole (Lotti) Amici and twin sister of the late Lucille Amici, who died shortly after childbirth. She is survived by her daughter Allison J. Richmond (of Belle Mead) and her husband William A. Beschner, and her son Fredrick J. Richmond (of Skillman) and his wife Mary A. Richmond. In addition, Joanne leaves behind five beautiful grandchildren including Christopher Beschner (18), Caroline Beschner (15), Sean Richmond (14), Scott Richmond (12), and Alexis Beschner (12), as well as her furry grandchildren Bailey and Henry.

Joanne’s family was the single most important thing in her life and she always put others needs ahead of her own. She treasured her children and grandchildren and was immensely proud of them. As a classically trained pianist, she shared her love of music with them and often frequented their school concerts, shows, and recitals. Joanne could also be found cheering for her grandchildren at the baseball fields, hockey arena, basketball court, softball fields, football games (marching band and cheerleading) and other school related events. She was their biggest supporter. Joanne was an avid tennis fan and followed the pro circuit on television and enjoyed watching her son Fred and her grandchildren on the courts. She was the consummate homemaker and loved to cook and bake, especially during the Christmas holidays. Joanne also wrote the most wonderful notes. Every card she sent did not just contain the obligatory salutation and signature. She personalized each card with an often lengthy, well-thought out, newsy letter. And no Christmas holiday would be complete without Joanne playing traditional Christmas carols while her family sang joyfully around the piano.

Joanne and her family have wonderful memories from their travels with her husband Al during his musical tours with Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Pablo Casals, Philip Glass, the New York City Ballet, and the Composers Conference.

Joanne and her family spent many wonderful vacations together. During the summer, visits to Long Beach Island and Atlantic City took place. Summer vacations were also spent in the Barre/Montpelier area of Vermont with her extended family. Joanne and her family cruised the Caribbean several times and for her 75th birthday, her family surprised her with a week-long trip to Orlando to celebrate at Sea World and Disneyworld.

Joanne was a loving, kind and compassionate individual. She will be remembered for her creativity and generosity and her spirit will live on in her children and grandchildren. She would often say she would go to the ends of the earth for her family and she loved them to the moon and back.

Funeral Service was held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th 2017, at MJ Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Juilliard Scholarship Fund in memory of Joanne Richmond, The Juilliard School of Music, Office of Development and Public Affairs, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.


John Frederick Hagaman

After a long illness, cardiologist Dr. John Frederick Hagaman, MD died at his home in Princeton on March 6, 2017, at the age of 69. The cause of death was due to complications from a degenerative brain disease.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on December 15, 1947, he was the only child of Frederick Homer Hagaman and Virginia Gerding. He grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Episcopal Academy in Merion in 1966. From there he went on to earn a BS degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an MD degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He met his future wife, Andrea T. Hyde, while an undergraduate and they were married in Newtown, Connecticut, on May 25, 1974.

Further training took John to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. Moving back east, he spent a year working as an emergency room physician at the Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, before moving south, where he completed a fellowship in noninvasive cardiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

In 1980 John came to Princeton, where he joined the medical practice of William F. Haynes, MD. Their partnership marked the beginning of Cardiology Associates of Princeton which in later years grew to include additional partners. He loved the practice of medicine and over the ensuing 32 years, his practice grew and he gained a reputation for his skills as a diagnostician, attentive listener, and compassionate healer with a deep seated interest in his patients, not just as cases, but as people with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. He also delighted in his professional relationships with medical colleagues and in teaching medical students rotating through the University Hospital of Princeton.

The hallmarks of John’s temperament were his boundless enthusiasm, energy, and cheerfulness. He embraced not only medicine but many other interests as well. He loved music; playing the guitar and banjo and singing in a cappella groups in school and college, in student produced musicals in medical school and, later in life, with the barbershop chorus, The Brothers in Harmony. As a sportsman, he was a competitive swimmer in high school, loved bike riding, downhill skiing, and especially, golf. He was a long time member of the Springdale Golf Club. He also had a passion for photography, and for American and European history and traced his genealogical roots back to Holland to the 1630s. He served for many years on the board of directors of the YMCA in Princeton and was the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 88 in the 1990s. And, throughout all his years in Princeton, he and his family were devoted members of Trinity Church.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Andrea T. Hyde; his sons Charles and William Hagaman and William’s wife, Ursula Bailey. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m, to be followed by a reception. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in John’s name are encouraged to donate to either Trinity Church, or to the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, ATTN: Matt Reals, 516 West 168th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10032. The email contact is mr3134@cumc.columbia.edu.

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


Melanie Lucia Anatole

Melanie Lucia Anatole, a longtime resident of Trenton, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2017.

Born in Castries, Saint Lucia on March 13, 1961, she was the daughter of Joseph and Agneta Anatole.

Melanie relocated to the United States in 1988 in search of a better way of life for herself and her son, eventually becoming a U.S. citizen. Melanie was a devoted daughter, mother, and grandmother. She traveled every year to visit and care for her mother in St. Lucia. A deeply spiritual person, she was a dedicated and active member of Higher Ground Interdenominational Church under the leadership of Bishop Roosevelt Butler. Melanie was happiest when caring for her two young grandchildren, Dilan M. Anatole Jr. and Madison Denys Anatole, attending church and providing community service.

Melanie was the much-loved caregiver to several local families and their children whom she loved dearly. She is known by all for her kind heart, sense of humor, dedication, industriousness, and thoughtfulness. Simply, she was a special person and wonderful human being.

Melanie is survived by her mother, Agneta Anatole; son, Dilan Mario Anatole; daughter in law, Latrice Anatole; four grandchildren, Dilan Mario Anatole Jr., Madison Denys Anatole, Brandon Pannell and Shyler Smith; and her 10 siblings. She will be greatly missed by her family, her congregation, her many friends and the families she cared for.

Melanie will be buried in St. Lucia where her family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Higher Ground Interdenominational Church at 1009 Whitehead Road, Ewing NJ 08638.


Lindsey Christiansen

This is it, chaps. Take me home./I believe, my son, I am going. That’s it./Good-bye—drive on. Cut her loose, Doc.

I’m going, I’m going. At a gallop!/Clear the way. Good-bye. God bless you!/Good-bye, everybody. A general good-night.

The words of Annie Dillard’s poem Deathbeds, set to music by James Primosch, were the last words sung at the 2017 Westminster Art Song Festival at Westminster Choir College on February 25, 2017. Four days later, on March 1, 2017, Ash Wednesday, Lindsey Christiansen, a long-time leader of the Festival and one of Art Song’s most ardent performers and teachers, died peacefully at home after a five-month journey with brain cancer at the age of 70.

Just weeks before she knew she was sick, Lindsey collaborated with her colleague, pianist J. J. Penna, to plan a program of American song literature for the Festival that wed music to some of her favorite poems with spiritual themes: Jane Kenyon’s Otherwise and Briefly It Enters, and Briefly It Speaks, Denise Levertov’s “… That Passeth All Understanding.” For those at the Westminster Art Song Festival who knew her, the songs spoke of her living and her dying.

Lindsey Christiansen was professor of voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University for 40 years, from 1977 to 2017, and chair of the voice and piano department for 18 years. She specialized in German lieder and was a life-long student and lover of the music of Franz Schubert. She was an exceptional voice teacher and a demanding professor of song literature classes, where she instilled in countless students a love for song. She taught thousands of young singers over her more than 45-year teaching career to find their voice, believe in their potential and flourish as musicians, teachers, performers and human beings. Her example has shaped a generation of voice teachers who are now inspiring the lives and voices of their students, Professor Christiansen’s musical grandchildren.

In the words of Matthew Shaftel, dean of Westminster Choir College, and Margaret Cusack, chair of the piano and voice department: “With an unrelenting commitment to musical excellence, intellectual rigor and the personal and musical growth of her students she enriched our community in countless ways …. She has been a fierce champion of students in every aspect of their education, both in nurturing and encouraging those with difficulties, and insisting upon and maintaining the high standards that she and the art of singing demand.”

Born Alice Lindsey Peters on October 3, 1946 in Roanoke, Va. to Alice and Howard Peters, she was the eldest of four children. As a young girl, she played piano and sang in churches served by her father, a Methodist minister in Virginia. It was these early experiences of music in the church that led her to devote her life to the study, teaching and making of music.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond, and completed her master’s degree in voice and organ from the University of Illinois. She then taught as a part of the voice faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and studied at the Hochschulle für Musik in Hamburg, Germany for a year as a part of an International Rotary Foundation Fellowship. She was twice an artist-in-residence for voice study at the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria.

She met her husband, Knud Christiansen, in 1975 during the year she was in Germany. They were married the next year in Williamsburg, Va., and then moved to Princeton, where they raised their two children, Molly and Andreas. A voracious reader of theology, from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Ethics to Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward, she was an elder at Nassau Presbyterian Church and, in her last year, a member of the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church. As her own grandmother had been a guiding light throughout her life, so she became an extraordinary grandmother to her three granddaughters, singing regularly to Maya, Anna, and Hazel.

Lindsey Christiansen was a brilliant teacher and extraordinary musician, but she will be most remembered for her infectious energy, grace, strength, intellect, wit, joy for life, and generosity. Her strong, loving, vibrant spirit will continue to resound for years and years to come in the lives of those she taught and the lives of those she touched.

In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, she is also survived by her brother John Peters, her sisters Mary Lee Peters and Liza Peters, her son-in-law John Gearen, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service in celebration of Lindsey Christiansen’s life will be held at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 25th at 11 a.m.

To honor her life and legacy, memorial contributions can be made to the Lindsey Christiansen Art Song Festival Endowed Fund, which has been established in her honor to sustain the study and performance of art song at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Contributions may be made online at https://alumni.rider.edu/artsongfestival or sent to Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Attn: Art Song Festival, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton NJ 08540. For assistance in making a gift, please contact Kate Wadley ‘02 at 609-921-7100 ext. 8213 or kwadley@rider.edu.


Florence L. Dawes

Florence L. Dawes, 94, of Princeton passed away on March 7, 2017 at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Princeton and spent most of her life there until she moved to Florida when she was 85. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and attended Blackstone College in Virginia, majoring in journalism. In the late 1940s, Florence established Woodcroft Nursery School and Summer Day Camp, which she owned and operated for 15 years. In the early 1960s, she began selling real estate, working part time with George Sands soon after he established Hilton Realty.

The 1980s were Florence’s peak years selling real estate. She joined John T. Henderson Inc. Realtors, and in 1983 she won the Relocation Prize. In 1986, she sold over $10,000,000 of real estate, which broke the 30-year record for sales at Henderson Realtors. She later was associated for many years with N. T. Callaway Real Estate until she turned 80 and retired.

For many years, Florence was a volunteer at the Hospital Aide Shop at Princeton Hospital, where her chocolate milkshakes were legendary. She also was a past member of the Present Day Club.

Florence’s pride and joy over the years were the standard poodles she cherished. The last one died in 2016 shortly before she returned to Princeton.

Florence was predeceased by two sons, John Coffee and Janney Dawes and her sister Marjorie Weiland. She is survived by two children, Joseph Coffee (and his wife Laurie) and Colleen Hall (and her husband Bob), five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SAVE.


Edward Levine

Edward L. (Ted) Levine of Skillman, died on February 25, at the age of 89. He was predeceased by Rosalie, his wife of 62 years. He is survived by his three brothers and their familie; his children Carol Lovseth (Tim) of Denver, Colo.; his sons, Alex (Joyce) and Jim (Lisa), of Princeton; seven adoring grandchildren, Matt, John, Nathalie, Zeke, Jade, Freddie, and Elijah; five great-grandchildren; and friends and relatives around the country. Ted was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, served in the Army Air Corps, and received his BS and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He practiced law with one firm in New York for 41 years, helping to build and lead Cole and Deitz, which became the New York Office of Winston and Strawn. He was one of the city’s ablest and most knowledgeable banking attorneys, and worked frequently with government agencies in addition to representing his clients. A career capstone came in 1980, when he was tapped by the U.N. to create the private banking system of the soon-to-be-independent Federated States of Micronesia. Upon moving to Princeton in 2001, he became a regular at 55 Plus, McCarter Theatre, Richardson Auditorium, and in the classrooms of Princeton University, auditing a variety of classes with great curiosity. In 2012, he and Rosalie moved to Stonebridge at Montgomery, where he became an active member of the community and made many new friends. Ted will be remembered for his sense of humor, his fierce sense of justice and of right and wrong, his generosity, and his love for his family, which misses him greatly and will hold him in our hearts forever. May his memory be a blessing.

March 8, 2017

Adel Ahmed

Dr. Adel Ahmed was inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 2013 for his pioneering work in bipolar integrated circuit design, and worldwide use of the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFC) integrated circuit when he was working at RCA. While he was there he also patented over 70 other inventions that are used in many areas of electronics. The ground fault interrupter saved many lives. He died at the age of eighty-four in Compassionate Care Hospice at Robert Wood Johnson, Hamilton, New Jersey.

He was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1932. He was the son of Dr. Abdel-Aziz Ahmed who was also an electrical engineer and Mrs. Ikbal Abou-Seif Radi.

He was educated at The English School in Cairo, and the University of Cambridge, England, graduating with BA Hons and an MA in engineering. Afterwards he went to the famed ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Switzerland where he obtained his PhD.

He then emigrated with his wife Betty (née Burton-Neckleput) and young son Sam to the United States. He got a job at RCA and they lived in Clinton, New Jersey where his second son Basil was born.

While working at RCA he also obtained a Law degree from Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Sadly Betty died of cancer in 1983.

In 1989 he married Cecile and moved to Princeton to work at Siemens as a patent lawyer while continuing to invent in his spare time.

Adel was an extremely gentle and kind man. He was very widely read in science, history, and literature, and we found great pleasure in his company at family gatherings. At his funeral on February 27, 2017 many of his former colleagues at RCA attended and poured out their love and admiration for him. He also loved music especially Bach and Beethoven. His wife Cecile played the piano and he played the flute and they would play for the family.

He is survived by his wife Cecil, his son Sam Burton, and his wife Jenn and their son Logan; his son Basil Burton and his wife Katie, and their son Collin; also by his two stepsons: Hassan and Ahmed and their families.

Adel is also survived by his sister Mrs. Giselle Hakki; his brother Dr. Samir Ahmed, professor of electrical engineering at City College; and Dr. Leila Ahmed, professor of divinity at Harvard University. All four siblings graduated from the University of Cambridge, which was a wonderful experience but hard on their parents who remained in Egypt.

Adel always talked about how grateful he was to have been able to emigrate to this country as it allowed him to pursue and develop his scientific interests, and Adel’s own parents would have been very proud of his achievements.

His father Dr.Abdel-Aziz Ahmed had a distinguished career in Egypt as an electrical and civil engineer and became the first Egyptian-born dean of the engineering department at Cairo University after graduating from Birmingham University, England, with a PhD. and a DSc in electrical engineering. He went on to become the chairman of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission and in that capacity completed his work on the electrification of the original Aswan dam. When Nasser came into power and wanted to build the new Aswan High Dam, Dr. Abdel-Aziz Ahmed expressed some scientific reservations regarding the proposal and fears about its possible effects on the ecology of Egypt. When he asked the government to explore other alternatives, he was ordered by government officials to suppress his views and destroy his research into the matter.

Dr. Abdel-Aziz Ahmed resigned and went to the Institute of Civil Engineers in London, and delivered a paper there explaining his views. This issue was reported by the journalist Claire Sterling in the American and English press at the time. He was advised that he should not go back to Egypt as he could face prison and fortunately he was able to stay in England with family for a year. In the meantime Dr. Abdel Aziz Ahmed had been awarded Egypt’s highest scientific award by his fellow engineers. The award came with cash and a gold medal, but Nasser ordered the government to withhold the medal and the money. Sadly that money was badly needed, as Dr. Abdel-Aziz was by now very ill and his wife Ikbal Abu-Seif Radi’s land and property had been seized under Nasser’s illegal so-called new land reform and property restrictions.

As a family, we are very gratified that our brother Dr. Adel Ahmed has been able to pursue his interests freely and to fulfill many of his dreams.


Florence Logan Voorhees

Florence Logan Voorhees, 91, passed away peacefully at home on March 2, 2017.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1925, she was the daughter of Robert Leuckel Logan and Ann Gallagher Logan.

Florence attended St. John’s Grammar School in Trenton and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1943 where she was valedictorian of her class. She then went on to Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) where she majored in English and history, graduating in 1947 with a Bachelor’s degree in education.

For the next 10 years she taught elementary grades at the Jefferson School in Trenton, New Jersey.

In April of 1953, she married and became the devoted wife of Foster M. Voorhees, III. In 2003, they happily celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage.

Florence was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and by her only sister, Eleanor Logan Barbour, who was four years her senior.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Susan P. Voorhees and William D. Alden of Princeton; and by her son and daughter-in-law, Foster M. Voorhees, IV and Mary Alicia Devine of Titusville. Florence leaves three grandchildren, Madeline Voorhees Alden, Katharine Logan Alden and Grace Devine Voorhees, who were the lights of her life.

After her children were grown, Florence returned to The College of New Jersey and obtained a Master’s Degree in special education. She taught briefly at The Pennington School and then was employed by the Office of Education in the New Jersey Department of Human Services as a learning consultant, retiring in 1990 as assistant director.

Upon her retirement, Florence devoted her time, energy, and considerable talent to volunteer work. She began as a blood services volunteer with the American Red Cross in Princeton, rose to become the director of volunteers and ultimately served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Central Jersey Region. She was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Blood Services, Penn Jersey Region.

Florence never forgot the many happy years she spent at The College of New Jersey both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. She returned once again, as a member of the Alumni Executive Board, serving from 1993 to 1999.

Always interested in children and drawing from a lifetime of experience, she worked tirelessly for over 10 years as a member of the Child Placement Review Board of Mercer County, reviewing the many cases of children, who, under the aegis of DYFS, were in and out of home placements.

The funeral will be held Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home in Pennington. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home Friday, March 10 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Ewing Church Cemetery, Ewing, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Mantoloking Fire Department, P.O. Box 214, Mantoloking, NJ 08738.


Barbara Zenel

Barbara Gail Winecoff Zenel, a long time resident of Princeton, died peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Born September 27, 1932 to James Edgar Winecoff and Virginia Hahn, Gail grew up in Concord, North Carolina, graduating from Concord High School in 1950. Shortly thereafter she was employed at the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton. It was there at RCA Laboratories that she met her husband of 33 years, Joseph A. Zenel.

Gail was a homemaker who with her husband, Joseph, built a house and a loving home for their four children. An avid fan of nature, Gail loved gardening, cats, and camping along the Atlantic coast from Florida to the northern tip of Newfoundland. Always helpful to others, Gail’s civic-mindedness included volunteering at the American Red Cross, working as a local, state, and federal election poll worker, leading a Girl Scout troop, participating in the Saint Paul Roman Catholic School PTA and rummage sale, and for decades contributing to the Princeton Hospital (now University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro) Rummage Sale and Hospital Fete, frequently as the planning chair. Gail also worked at the Princeton University tennis courts where she enjoyed conversations with the numerous personalities who frequented there. In her latter years, she cherished her grandchildren and after the death of her husband Joseph, Gail enjoyed many a trip with close friends in the Princeton Getaway Club (she was a board member), and especially treasured the company of Vincent Sassman and his extended family with whom she was known as “Grandma Gail.” All remember her wonderful sense of humor.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents James and Virginia; husband Joseph; and daughter Susan G. Zenel.

Gail is survived by son Joseph A. Zenel, Jr., M.D. with his wife Jeanette; son James E. Zenel M.D. with his wife Mary; daughter Julie A. Zenel Moore with her husband David; and five grandchildren Matthew J. Zenel, Alison M. (Zenel) Leiataua, Christine A. Zenel, Katherine Zenel-Langlands, and Douglas Moore.

A Memorial Gathering will take place in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 9 to 10 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad in Princeton, New Jersey or the Compassionate Care Hospice at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hamilton in Hamilton, New Jersey.

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March 1, 2017

Arlene R. Oley

Arlene R. Oley, 66, of Kingston, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center of Plainsboro.

Arlene was born March 1, 1950 in Princeton. She worked at Princeton Radiology Associates for 19 years. She had many community ties, including Norseville, Griggstown Reformed Church, and will be dearly missed by her many loving friends in Princeton. She enjoyed spending time in nature. She was an avid bird-watcher who shared her passion with anyone interested in birds. As a volunteer associate naturalist, she led bird-watching walks and was a known resource for information about local birds. She participated in annual Christmas bird counts, and travelled throughout the country and to the Arctic Circle in the pursuit of birds.

Predeceased by her parents Ralph and Ruth (Lindveit) Thompson; she is survived by her daughter Dana Oley; brother Wes Thompson; nephew Matthew Thompson and wife Erin; grandnephew Wyatt; and cousins Alfred Sorenson, Elaine Trapp, and Carol Bradley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please visit mjmurphyfuneralhome.com for service information.


Paula Cook Sculley

Paula Cook Sculley died very peacefully at her home in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on February 22, 2017 at the age of 71 after a long illness. Paula, who grew up at Heathcote Farm in Kingston, New Jersey, was a passionate conservationist and horticulturist, having served as president of the Garden Club of Allegheny County where she co-founded Botany-In-Action, an organization dedicated to help conserve plants and indigenous botanical knowledge throughout the world. She also served on the board of Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh as well as co-founding the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley. In addition, she served on the board of the Amazon Conservation Team. She was known for her flower gardens, particularly those devoted to attracting butterflies. Paula, daughter of artist Peter Cook, was a superb quilter, using her natural artistic skills to make over 40 extraordinary handmade quilts over her lifetime. She also served on the board of Sewickley Academy and was named Sewickley’s Woman of the Year in 2006.

She is survived by her husband David, former CEO of H.J. Heinz U.S.A.; her daughter Heather Reedy of Boulder, Montana and her husband John Reedy; her son D. Sculley of Cambridge, Massachusetts and his wife Jessica Sculley; three grandchildren — Brigid Reedy, Johnny Reedy and Sofia Sculley; and three brothers, Peter, John, and Stephen Cook; as well as a large and amazing family of Cooks and Wiggins. Paula will be remembered as a strong, caring, practical woman who always put the interests of others ahead of herself. Despite so many accomplishments in her life, for Paula, family always came first.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fern Hollow Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd., P.O. Box 8, Sewickley, PA 15143. A memorial service will be held later in the spring in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.


Hope Hall Tukey

Hope Hall Tukey, 93, of Gravelly Hill Road in South Kingstown, R.I. passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at South County Hospital in Wakefield, R.I. She was the beloved wife of the late William P. Tukey, to whom she was married for 63 years.

Hope was born on July 22, 1923 in North Providence, the daughter of Rev. Charles M. Hall and Ruth Boothman Hall. She attended local public schools, and was a graduate of Classical High School. Over the course of her life, she lived in both Princeton and Williamstown, Mass. before returning to Rhode Island in 1986 and settling in South County, where she resided for over 30 years. While in New Jersey, she was employed by both the Gallup Poll and Opinion Research Corporation. She was a devout Episcopalian and was involved in church activities in all the communities in which she lived, serving on the Altar Guild in several parishes and also as a delegate to the Rhode Island Episcopal Bishop’s Committee. She was especially proud of her Yankee heritage and of her recent admission to membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and took great pleasure in wearing medals commemorating the Naval exploits of her husband and grandsons. She loved the beach, Cap’n Jacks, bowling alley chowder, Applebee’s, sweet corn, and above all else, her family.

Hope is survived by four children: Paul M. Tukey of Charleston, R.I.; William P. Tukey, Jr. of South Kingstown, R.I.: Cynthia Cruser of Stuart, Fla.: and Melissa McQuarrie of Chesapeake, Va. She also leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral and interment services will be private.


Diana Z. Manduca

Diana Z. Manduca, 89 died Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Plainsboro.

Mrs. Manduca was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was raised both there and in Middletown, N.Y. She later settled in Princeton Junction in 1955 where she raised her family and lived her entire adult life.

A graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1946, Diana received a full-tuition Regents Scholarship after scoring a perfect 100 percent on the exams. Diana earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry at St. John’s University. She earned a Master’s degree in psychology at The City College of New York and then continued on to earn her certification as a school psychologist at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

When choosing an educational and career path, Diana limited her choices to what she considered to be a profession that helped others and she ultimately chose psychology. Diana began her professional career as a psychologist in the East Windsor Regional School District and then spent most of her career with the Lawrence Township Public Schools. After her retirement, she volunteered her time with the Child Placement Review Board of the Mercer County Court System. Diana’s life’s work was driven by a passion and desire to help others.

Diana held a deep love of the Italian culture, its art, literature, architecture, and food, and participated in several local cultural organizations. She was fluent in Italian and traveled extensively throughout Italy. She was also an accomplished piano player.

Diana was predeceased by her daughter Suzanne. A loving wife and mother, Diana is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years Michael L. Manduca; her children Arlene, Robert, and Steven Manduca; granddaughter Alessandra; a brother Dr. Ralph Zito; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Burial will be at St. Paul Church Cemetery immediately following the church service.

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Ruby Newton

Ruby Katherine Marr Newton, age 90, a longtime Princeton resident, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2017 at her son, Alex’s home in Coral Springs, Florida where she resided for the past 2 years.

Ruby was born, December 6, 1926 in Gabe, Kentucky, daughter of the late James and Grace Marr. The family later moved to New Berlin, Illinois. Ruby attended New Berlin High School and was a superb baton twirler in the marching band. She was a beauty queen contestant and went on to win Ms. Springfield. Ruby attended Northwestern University where her roommate introduced her to her brother, Leonard F. Newton from Bradford, Pennsylvania, later becoming Ruby’s husband and the love story started. In February 1956, Ruby and Leonard were married and moved to Princeton, where they lived for 60 years. They loved their town and were active in the community and their churches.

Ruby was a speech therapist for many years teaching in her home helping many children overcome their speech impediments, and taught many new immigrants to America how to speak English. Many came back as adults to visit her.

Her interests varied from skiing, tennis, traveling with her husband to Austria and China several times, and many summers spent with family in Chautauqua, N.Y.

Ruby will be remembered most as a sweet, loving woman (and mother) who put all her heart and soul into her family and friends. She lived every day with purpose and passion. We smile with pride and joy at the incredible woman she was.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard F. Newton and her son, David S. Newton. She is survived by her children: daughter Julie of Princeton; two sons, Alex Newton (spouse Karen) of Coral Springs, Florida and Lee Eric of Princeton; and 8 grandchildren.

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


Ethel Auerbach

Ethel Auerbach of Boca Raton, Florida died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 11, surrounded by close family. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1927, Ethel lived in Brooklyn, New York, Central New Jersey, the Jersey shore, and for the past decades in Florida, in Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach. She lived at Edgewater Estates in Boca Raton for the past 10 years and enjoyed happy years and had many dear friends there.

Ethel was a beautiful, energetic, smart woman, with an independent spirit who loved life. She leaves behind her loving family including her 2 children Caryn Newman and her husband Michael of Ewing, New Jersey; and Nick Klevans and his wife Susan of Princeton, New Jersey. Ethel adored her 4 grandsons, their wives, and her great grandchildren — Jason Fenton and Kelly McGlynn Fenton, and their daughter Jackie of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey; Gabriel Fenton and Ashley Shapiro and their sons Brooks and Wesley of Miami, Florida; Joshua G. Klevans and his wife Alexandra Edelman and their son William of Stowe, Vermont; and Sam S. and Melissa Klevans of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

She volunteered for many years as a facilitator at the Center for Group Counseling, now named the Faulk Counseling Center. She had also volunteered for Palm Beach Crisis Line and with Jewish Family Services. In New Jersey, she was a group facilitator at Women Helping Women in Metuchen.

When her children were young, she started the Glenwood Nursery School in Brooklyn.

Ethel graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York and Brooklyn College. She received a Masters of Library Science from Rutgers University. She had been employed by the Princeton Public Library and then as the school librarian at Cambridge School in Kendall Park, New Jersey, before retirement. She was an avid reader and supported liberal political causes and women’s rights. She loved the beach. She was a collector of modern art and loved movies, theater, music, and the ballet.

Her family plans a celebration of her life at her daughter’s home this summer, where a memorial garden will be established, according to her wishes.

In lieu of flowers, she wished that donations in her name be made to Trustbridge Hospice at www.trustbridge.com or (844) 422-3648.


Alberta Kaufmann

Alberta May Kaufmann, age 92, passed away after a brief acute illness at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro on February 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A resident of the Princeton area for the last 14 years, she lived at Yorkshire Village in Lawrenceville and later in the independent living section of Stonebridge at Montgomery in Belle Mead for the last two years.

She was born in Orange, New Jersey on June 27, 1924 to Gladys Alberta Guerin Bryans and William Edward Bryans. She had two sisters, Doris Bryans Webb and Jean Bryans Bull, both of whom predeceased her. As a young girl, she resided in East and West Orange and Hillside, New Jersey, before moving to Chatham, New Jersey at age ten. She graduated from Chatham High School in 1942 and later attended the East Orange Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1946 as a registered nurse. She initially worked in the office of a surgeon in Newark, followed by the newborn nursery in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the medical surgical ward of Elizabeth General Hospital in Elizabeth.

She married her loving husband of 54 years, the late Roderick Thomas Kaufmann, Sr. in July, 1949 and resided with him in Linden, New Jersey for most of their married life. They were the owners of a popular ice cream store and grill called Dari-Lite in Linden. As a young mother in the 1950s, she belonged to a group called the Why Worry Girls, which was a women’s social and support group ahead of its time. Later in life, she joined the Red Hat Group of Yorkshire Village, eventually becoming the Queen Mother of that group. She was also a member of two senior groups in Lawrenceville.

A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Drs. Roderick T. Kaufmann, Jr. and Gayle Hotlzman and their children Daniel and Jonathan Kaufmann of Belle Meade, N.J.; daughter and son-in-law Linda Berger and Dr. Robert “Buzz” Berger of Princeton and their children and spouses, Melissa Berger of Princeton and Carly Berger Ogren and Jayce Ogren of Brooklyn; and son and daughter-in-law Dr. Gregory A. and Maria Kaufmann of Belle Mead and their children, spouses, and grandchildren, Alan and Carly Kaufmann of Glenside, Pa and their children, Felix and Tabitha, and Dr. Kristin Kaufmann of Belle Mead; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Alberta was the epitome of a loving, selfless, and giving soul, who always put her family’s and friends’ needs first. She was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Skillman on February 23rd, followed by a graveside service at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, N.J.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Princeton Healthcare Foundation, Homefront NJ, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Alfred Sikma

Alfred “A.J.” Sikma, 48, of Princeton, died February 24 after a long battle with brain cancer. A.J. passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

A.J. was raised in Western Springs, Ill. He graduated Lyons Township High School in 1986, received his BS from Bradley University in 1990, and his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1998. A.J. was an investment banker and spent the majority of his career with Merrill Lynch.

While A.J. loved baseball, history, and travel, his great loves were his wife and children. A.J. was a loyal and trusted friend. The courage with which A.J. lived his life and faced his illness will continue to be an example to all those who knew and loved him.

A.J. was predeceased by his father, Harry Sikma; his mother Jane Sikma; and his mother-in-law, Susan Shanley. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Tara Jennifer, his two daughters Molly and Katherine, his father-in-law Vincent Shanley, his brothers-in-law Christopher and James Shanley, and his brother Harry Sikma.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave. Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alfred Sikma can be made to ‘The Trustees of Columbia University’; please indicate ‘Dr. Lassman’s Brain Tumor Research’ on the memo line and send to: Columbia University Medical Center, Office of Development, Attention Matt Reals, 516 W. 168th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10032. Alternatively, memorial donations can be made online at: http://bit.ly/2m42AIh.

February 15, 2017

Edward A. Whitehouse

Edward A. “Ted” Whitehouse of Ringoes, N.J., Owl’s Head Me., and formerly of Nantucket, Mass., died February 12, 2017. He was 75.

Ted was born on November 10, 1941 in West Orange, N.J. to the late Joseph H. Whitehouse and Anita F. Whitehouse. He grew up on a farm in Warren Township, N.J. and graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School in 1960. As a young man, he drag-raced in events sponsored by Ford Motor Company and raced snowmobiles for Polaris. Ted started his own company, Somerset Mechanical Contractors, Inc., and completed large-scale projects throughout New Jersey for companies such as Lipton Tea, Tenneco, and Hunterdon Medical Center. He settled in Ringoes in 1973. He married the love of his life, Sarah Richardson Whitehouse, in 1989 and was a devoted husband and father. He cherished spending time with his seven grandchildren, who called him “Poppy.”

An avid outdoorsman, Ted loved to hunt and fish and spent many summers in Maine and Nantucket on his boat, Sundance. For most of his adult life, he served as president and then as captain of the Hunt for White Game Club in Shohola, Pa. and successfully guided and oversaw each hunting season. He was an outstanding marksman and was a mentor to many in safe hunting practices and technique. He was also a member of Rockland Yacht Club, Rockland, Me.

Ted had a wicked sense of humor, an infectious smile and enjoyed unique hobbies such as vintage outboard motor restoration. He was a great role model, a caring friend, and was loyal to a fault.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah R. Whitehouse; his six children, Rena A. Whitehouse (Edwin Baskin), Omaha, Nebr.; Melissa J. Whitehouse (Atiba Gomez), Brooklyn, N.Y.; Edward J. Whitehouse (Dorothy), Rumson N.J.; Whitney B. Ross (Stephen Moseley), Princeton; Dennis B. Ross, Stamford, Conn.; Hillary H. Nastro (Joseph), Wallingford, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Ross Moseley, Parkman Moseley, Hunter Ross, Joseph Whitehouse, Edward Whitehouse, Charles Nastro, and Anna Nastro; and a sister, Anita W. Hoag (Richard) of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, N.J. and services will be scheduled at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunterdon Hospice’s Residential Hospice Fund, 2200 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822, or to the Raritan Township Fire Company, 303 South Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822.


Marjory Gelpke White

Marjory Gelpke White, a long time Princeton resident, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2017 at the age of 92 in the home of her loving daughter, Laura White Marks in Windham, New Hampshire. Her daughter, Nancy White Baruch and granddaughter, Cayce Marks were also at her bedside at the time of her passing.

She was born Marjory Gerhardine Gelpke on July 25, 1924 to Ellen and Adolf Gelpke in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Marjory attended Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania in 1941-1945, graduating with a Masters Degree in both biology and chemistry. Marjory then attended Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia in 1946 — 1948. After meeting the love of her life, William Rolt White, they married in 1948 and lived in Easton, Pennsylvania while “Bill” finished his degree at Lafayette College. Settling back in the Philadelphia area for a number of years, they then moved to Princeton in 1963. Both were active members of the All Saint’s Church, the school and community.

At All Saint’s Church, Marjory served on the Altar Guild, Flower Guild and was the first woman to be elected to the Vestry. As her children were involved in the Boy and Girl Scouting programs, she volunteered to be leaders in both organizations. She was president of the Princeton High School PTA, a 27-year member of PEO, a philanthropic educational organization that raises money for women’s scholarships, and a long time active member of the Women’s College Club of Princeton (WCCP) from 1963 — 2016, serving as president 1981-1983. The WCCP also raises money for scholarships for young women to attend college. Having been raised to value education, Marjory was passionate about helping young women further their education through scholarship assistance.

After Bill White’s sudden and unexpected death (on his 50th birthday) in 1971, Marjory became sole provider for her three children; one in college, one on the way to college, and another in high school. Marjory, having just earned her Real Estate Brokers license a few months before, joined Audrey Short Realty World and embarked on an illustrious career, earning multiple awards as New Jersey’s top salesperson, spanning decades in the business. This was evident as, at the age of 85, she was being recruited by five competing Princeton real estate firms after her firm, Burgdorff Realtors, was bought by Coldwell Banker.

Marjory’s success in real estate was rooted in creating a caring relationship and welcoming her clients into the community she loved. Many of her clients became good friends and fellow parishioners at All Saint’s Church. As matriarch of the family, Marjory was the historian and keeper of the many generational stories. She helped strengthen the family bonds with her passion to connect everyone. Family reunions in Ocean City, New Jersey, were especially joyful occasions.

Always an adventurous spirit, Marjory enjoyed exploring the world with her children and grandchildren, traveling to England, Ireland, France, Costa Rica, the Caribbean Islands, Italy, and Greece. A life long learner and lover of the arts, Marjory reaped the benefits of living in Princeton, auditing courses at Princeton University and regularly attending performances at McCarter Theatre and the New Jersey Symphony at Richardson Auditorium.

Beloved wife,mother, mother in law, grandmother, and great grandmother, Marjory was predeceased by her parents, Ellen and Adolf Gelpke; her husband, William R. White; her sister Ellen Craun; brother in law Ted Craun; nephew Todd Craun; sister in law Gloria Gelpke; and brother in law John Macinko. She is survived by her three children; Geoffrey, Laura, and Nancy; brother Roy Gelpke; sister Connie Macinko; grandchildren Fenlon, Justine, Seaver, Brett, Tyler, Cayce, Luke; and great grandson, Adrian.

There will a memorial service to celebrate Marjory’s life on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., at All Saint’s Church, 16 All Saint’s Road, Princeton, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, Marjory requested that contributions be made to the Women’s College Club of Princeton, NJ, PO Box 3181, Princeton, NJ 08540; the PEO Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312; or All Saint’s Church, 16 All Saint’s Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.


Gene P. Kaplan

Gene P. Kaplan, 88, of Princeton died suddenly on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro after a brief illness.

Born in New York City, he resided in Princeton for almost 20 years. He earned a BS in economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in accounting from the NYU Graduate School of Business Administration. During the Korean War, he served in the United States Army.

Gene had a long and varied career in financial services in both the private and public sectors, including CIT and William Sword & Co. He was also a financial consultant and co-founder of Seawoulfe Partners, Ltd in Princeton and Capital Consulting Network in Princeton, from which he retired as managing partner in 2011.

He was active in many civic and professional organizations and was president of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. He was also honored by Cancer Care of New Jersey and Financial Executives International (FEI) of New Jersey.

Son of the late Abraham and Rita (Gold) Kaplan, Gene was predeceased by his first wife Marjorie Moss Kaplan and his brother Alan. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Patricia A. Meyer; and his three daughters Amy Kaplan, Betsy Kaplan, and Abigail Butrym (Michael); two grandchildren (Emma and Spenser); his brother Ralph; his aunt Alyce; and many caring nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and former colleagues.

A Memorial Service will be held on April 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton followed by a Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Association, Cancer Care of New Jersey or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

For additional information or to share condolences, please access the Mather-Hodge website at www.matherhodge.com.


Blanche A. McCarthy

Blanche A. McCarthy, 94, of Princeton entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center in Lawrenceville.

Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong resident of Princeton. Blanche married Robert David McCarthy on June 29, 1949 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Trenton. She was a former member of the Present Day Club of Princeton, an honorary member of Springdale Golf Club of Princeton, and a lifelong parishioner of St. Paul’s Church in Princeton.

Daughter of the late James J. and Blanche Marie (Gallagher) McGuire; wife of the late Robert David McCarthy; and sister of the late Elinor McCarthy; she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Robert D. McCarthy, Jr. and Marly MacFarlane, and James J. McCarthy; one daughter and son-in-law Kathleen McCarthy and Richard J. Maylander.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.

February 8, 2017

Ruth Carr Denise

Ruth Carr Denise died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at home in Hightstown. She was 90.

Born and raised on Staten Island, she graduated from Curtis High School in 1944 and attended Packard’s Business College in Manhattan. In May of 1947, she married John Vanderveer Denise II. They were Princeton residents from 1964-1978, later living in Brick and Rossmoor. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother. She cherished her time at the shore, and shared her love of crabbing and boating with friends and relatives alike. She was also a member of the “Swimming Women” group who met for conversation and lunch once a month long after their children had stopped swimming.

Daughter of the late William Snell Carr and Laura Alice Charles Carr; she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David C. and Gail Denise of Princeton, and their children and spouses; John-Garrett Denise of Princeton; Will and Meg Denise of Manhattan; and Conrad Denise of Princeton; daughter and son-in-law Susan Denise Harris and Stanley A. Harris of Isle of Palms and their children, spouses, and grandchildren; Jack and Laura Harris of Atlanta, and their children Tyler, Hallie, Leighton and Foster; Jason and Ashley Harris of Manhattan, and their children Luke, Olivia, Eliza and Charlotte; Emily Harris Dreas and Chad Dreas of Rowayton, and their children Savannah, Skylar, and Charlie; Megan Harris Mahoney and Michael Mahoney of Daniels Island, and their children Ryleigh and Garrett; Thomas and Shanna Harris of Mount Pleasant, and their children TJ and Nate; and Christian and Bethany Harris of Savannah; and daughter and son-in-law Jan Denise Loughran and Christopher R. Loughran and their children and spouses; Lt. JG Rory and Kerry Loughran of Millbury, Mass.; Laura Loughran of Manhattan; Shannon Loughran of Port Royal; and David Loughran of Hightstown.

A memorial service with graveside service to follow will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Old Tennent Church, Tennent, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peddie School, 201 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3349 or Princeton Hospice, 88 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.

Arrangements are by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.


Edward Berger

Edward Berger died suddenly January 22 of apparent heart failure in his Princeton home. He was 67 years old.

Ed held numerous positions at the Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, Newark, and was associate director there for many years. A jazz expert, he was a respected author of four books and many articles and liner notes; editor; producer of Grammy-nominated recordings; founder of a jazz record label; road manager; right-hand man and confidant to several leading jazz musicians; and an accomplished, published jazz photographer. He was also a fixture on the basketball courts at Dillon Gym.

Edward Morris Berger was born in Manhattan to Morroe and Paula Berger. He is survived by brothers Ken of Rocky Hill and Larry of San Francisco. All three brothers remained close throughout Ed’s entire life.

A memorial gathering will be planned.


Judith Marie Goodman

Judith Marie Goodman, 86, died on February 3 surrounded by her beloved family.

Judy was a resident of Verona, N.J. for more than 40 years before moving to Monroe Township, N.J. for three years, Boca Raton Fla. for three years, and Princeton for almost four years.

Born and raised in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Judy was the second eldest of seven children. She was the first in her family to graduate college, and she did so in less than four years, receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in childhood education from New York State Teacher’s College in Oswego, N.Y. Judy taught kindergarten in New Port, N.Y. in 1953.

She met her husband, Hilton Goodman, while a college student. The couple, who raised four children, were married for 49 years; Hilton died in 2003.

Judy lived an active life. She was a member of the Belleville Synagogue Sisterhood, the Jewish Community Center of Verona Sisterhood, a Cub Scout Den mother, a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Montclair Historical Society, and a Docent at the Israel Crane House, where she demonstrated colonial cooking, quilting and needlework, and where she shared her great love of colonial history.

Judy enjoyed running, hiking, biking, tennis, ping-pong, ice skating, kayaking, cross country skiing, and rowing. She loved to travel but most of all she loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed travelling out West with her family, and through the Adirondacks, Florida, and to the Jersey Shore.

Judy always had a great way of making people feel special and bringing out the best in everyone she met. She was our coach. She was a joy to be with. She is survived by her children Deb Gold of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Joel Goodman of Princeton; Dave Goodman of Sugar Land, Tex.; and Sue Fiedler of Rockaway, N.J.; and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held Sunday February 5, 2017 at the Jewish Memorial Chapel 841 Allwood Road in Clifton, N.J. Interment followed at King Solomon Memorial Park in Clifton.


Dorothy Spirer Beach

Dorothy “Dee” Spirer Beach of Lawrenceville passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, February 3rd, 2017, 13 days shy of her 67th birthday.

Born in North Bergen, N.J., she was a graduate of Mamaroneck High School in Westchester County New York and the University of New Hampshire where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Dee was an outgoing, kind and generous free spirit who greeted everyone, friends and strangers alike with a warm smile.

She loved animals of all kinds and over the years rescued numerous dogs, cats, and rabbits and either found or provided them with a loving home. She was also a frequent volunteer at SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals in Montgomery.

A talented graphic artist, Dee worked as a freelance photographer for the Princeton Packet, a weekly newspaper in Mercer County. She also worked briefly for Berlitz languages and most recently as a caregiver for children and the elderly.

She spent many hours over the last several years at the Princeton Senior Resource Center where she shared stories and a laugh with her many friends over a cup of coffee or a game of table tennis.

Dee is predeceased by her parents, Etta and Lawrence Spirer and is survived by her son Scott Smude of Yardley, Pa. and brother, Alan Spirer of Wilton, Conn.

In lieu of flowers donations in Dee’s memory can be made to SAVE, A Friend for Homeless Animals in Skillman, N.J.


Dorothy Hemphill

Following a short illness, Dorothy Louise Gadberry Irwin Hemphill passed away in her home at Princeton Windrows on Saturday, January 28, at the age of 100 years and five months. She was attended by her daughter, Joyce Irwin, and son, Galen Irwin.

Dorothy Gadberry was born in Carthage, Missouri, on August 26, 1916, the daughter of William and Ethel Gadberry. During elementary school a teacher discovered Dorothy’s talent for public performance. She was given elocution lessons and performed for various local civic groups. During high school, she was active in the drama society and graduated in 1934 as co-valedictorian of her class.

Dorothy would have liked to become a minister, but this career was not open to women, so she chose teaching and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was again active in drama and it was during one production that she met her future husband, Arnold Irwin. Upon receiving a two-year teaching certificate she taught for one year at the Lone Star School, one-room schoolhouse in rural Missouri.

In June 1937 she married Arnold Irwin and they moved to Joplin, Missouri, where he was teaching secondary school. Two children, Galen and Joyce, were born to this union. In 1954, Arnold became ill with lymphatic cancer and Dorothy returned to school, completing her bachelor in education in 1958. She then began teaching in the Joplin Public Schools.

Upon the death of Arnold in 1959, she became the first woman to serve on the Joplin City Council, finishing out Arnold’s term. However, politics was not her passion and she did not choose to run for re-election. She directed her talents to other civic activities, serving, for example, as the president of the Joplin Teachers Association. In 1970 she received a Master’s degree in elementary counseling and guidance from Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Missouri, and began serving as an elementary counselor, first in Joplin, and later in Carthage, Missouri.

In 1973 she met and married Morris Dean Hemphill of Leann, Missouri, and Corona, California. In 1974 they invited all of their children to their farm to unite them into a single family. Since then all have been treated equally and have functioned as a single family unit, demonstrating that it is not necessarily blood that defines a family, but the love that all have for one another.

With Morris, Dorothy moved to Carthage, Missouri, where, in addition to her employment in the school system, she was active in civic groups, helping to organize Crisis Intervention, serving on the Board of the United Way, and helping with Crosslines and the Friends of the Library.

She also revived her interest in speech and drama, giving book reviews and speaking to various groups. She was active in the Joplin Little Theater and the Stone’s Throw Theater of Carthage, performing often in leading roles until close to 80 years old.

Dorothy was a woman of strong faith and an active church member, serving variously as Sunday School teacher, board member, committee member, and elder. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and PEO.

Morris Hemphill died in 1994 and in 1996 Dorothy moved to Oneida, New York, to be near her daughter Joyce. She was immediately welcomed by Joyce’s step-children, Debby, Brian, and Lisa Smith, and their children, all of whom became part of her loving extended family. In 2000 Joyce and Dorothy moved to DeWitt, New York, and in 2012 to Princeton, New Jersey. In August 2016, Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday. Almost all of her extended family was in attendance in a two-day event at Princeton Windrows and a local hotel. She was presented with a book of her reminiscences of her 100 years. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Verity of Los Osos, California; Sandra Hunt of San Francisco, California; Joyce Irwin of Princeton, New Jersey; and Letitia Garrison of Riverside, California; and son Galen Irwin of Wassenaar, the Netherlands; as well as nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services to celebrate her life will be held at Plainsboro Presbyterian Church, 500 Plainsboro Rd., Plainsboro Township, 08536 at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 20. Her ashes will later be buried in Ozark Memorial Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri. A generous supporter of a wide variety of charitable organizations, Dorothy could be appropriately remembered through a contribution to your preferred charity, or to the Plainsboro Presbyterian Church, or to Doctors Without Borders https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org.


Margaret White Dodge

Margaret White Dodge, a resident of Princeton for over 20 years, died on February 1, 2017 at 84 years of age. Known as Peggy, she was born on June 4, 1932 in Buffalo, New York, to Irene Margaret Lee and Emmet Daniel Hurley. Peggy was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, and attended The Villa Maria Academy in Erie and Convent of the Sacred Heart, Noroton, Connecticut. She returned to Erie following the death of her father and graduated as valedictorian from Mercyhurst Academy. She then attended Manhattanville College and moved to New York City following graduation.

In 1959 she married Dr. Richard (Dick) L. White, a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Peggy and Dick moved to Tenafly, New Jersey where they raised three children: Richard L. White Jr., John E. White, and Lee White Galvis. Dick died of melanoma in 1966 at the age of 37.

The department of surgery at Columbia hired Peggy and she began her pioneering life as a working, single mother of three. Over the years, her career path led her to become head of public relations at Fairleigh-Dickinson University. Aside from work, Peggy spent countless hours at hockey rinks, car-pooling, and generally encouraging her children to do well in school. In 1979, she met and married Dr. John H. Keating who had retired from practice as a doctor at St. Luke’s hospital in New York City. They moved to Rumson, New Jersey and enjoyed many trips to far-flung places including China, Australia, and New Zealand.

Peggy was actively engaged in her community and made many friends wherever she lived. She joined the Rumson garden club, played paddle tennis and tennis, and was particularly happy at the beach and near the ocean. Summers at the Sea Bright Beach Club were rejuvenating and sustained her through many difficult winters and times of loneliness. Alas, Jack, too, became ill and died in 1991. Always taking charge of her destiny, Peggy moved to what she hoped would be a vibrant and welcoming community: Princeton, New Jersey. She joined the Aquinas Institute, Bedens Brook Club, Pretty Brook Club, and the Nassau Club.

A lover of art, she audited classes at the University and eventually became a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum. Later in life, Peggy loved to play bridge and seized on any opportunity to use her mind and continue to learn.

Through her association with Columbia Presbyterian, she was introduced to David and Doris Dodge who became good friends. Following the death of Doris, Peggy had the good fortune to marry a remarkable man, David Dodge. Peggy and David spent seven happy years together. She particularly enjoyed getting to know his children — Nina, Bayard, Melissa, and Simon — David’s extended family, and the many organizations to which he had devoted his time and considerable talents. While being widowed three times seemed a burdensome fate, Peggy’s faith propelled her to seek a higher purpose. She was dedicated for over 50 years to her service for the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Auxiliary, which supports the hospital through philanthropy and volunteerism. She helped establish The Richard L. White Memorial, which supports cancer research in the department of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. She received the United Hospital Fund’s Hospital Auxiliary and Volunteer Achievement Award in 1998.

She will be remembered for her generosity of spirit, sense of humor, resilience, a love of doctors (and the medical profession), and being a great mother — not only to her children but many of their friends. In addition to her children, she is survived by her brother, John Hurley, and her ten grandchildren who brought her joy and made her feel perpetually young. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Richard L. White Memorial Fund for Cancer Research, Trustees of Columbia University, Office of Development, 516 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10032 or by calling (212) 304-7612. A funeral mass will be held in the Princeton University Chapel on Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m.

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


Joseph Robert Cleary

Joseph Robert (“Bob”) Cleary, 91 — beloved husband, father, and grandfather — passed away peacefully at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, New Jersey on January 27th, 2017.

Born in East Orange, New Jersey on November 6th, 1925 to Joseph Denis Cleary and May O’Brien Cleary, Bob grew up in the Village of Lawrenceville and attended Princeton High School, where he served as the vice president of the Student Council and chief justice of the student court in his senior year. Following his graduation from Princeton High School in 1943, Bob intended to join the V-5 Naval Aviation Program — an aspiration that was promptly dashed after failing to pass his preliminary physical. Disappointed, but still determined to serve his country, he applied for and was awarded a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point, New York. Rather serendipitously, the Academy proved to be a particularly formative experience for Bob, and instilled in him a lifelong passion for all things “maritime”.

While attending the Academy, Bob was a member of the King’s Point Glee Club, and after completing his basic training, he served as a cadet-midshipman for over nine months on a tanker supplying high octane gasoline to islands in the Pacific during World War II. When the war ended, he returned to King’s Point to complete his studies, and graduated from the Academy in February 1946. Upon graduation, Bob sailed as third mate for Grace Line, where he raised his license to second mate, and served in that capacity on a Liberty ship hauling coal to European ports under the Marshall Plan.

In 1951, Bob began his 35-year career in education as a mathematics teacher in the Jamesburg, New Jersey and, later, Princeton, New Jersey public school systems. That same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Helen Birch — an elementary school teacher herself. In 1956, Bob joined the staff of Educational Testing Services (“ETS”), and earned his Master of Education degree from Rutgers University in 1959. After brief stints as director of program and research with the Scarsdale, New York public school system and as director of research and student selection with Webster College in St. Louis, Missouri, Bob returned to ETS in 1962 where he was tasked with opening the Midwestern Regional Office in Evanston, Illinois.

In 1967, ETS received a substantial grant from the Ford Foundation to conduct examination reform in Malaysia, and Bob was transferred back to Princeton to assume the role of project director. In 1971, he was asked by the Ford Foundation to become a resident specialist in Malaysia, where he supported the newly-formed educational planning and research division of the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Following his return from Malaysia in 1973, Bob began the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office for ETS, and in 1980, accepted a position with the Greece, New York public school system as their director of research, evaluation and accountability, where he spent his remaining professional years.

In 1986, Bob retired to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and spent his “golden years” as an active volunteer for the PGA’s Heritage Golf Tournament, sponsored by The Heritage Classic Foundation. In 2010, he co-authored the book Reflections, a personal memoir inspired by his fond memories of growing up in the Village of Lawrenceville. Bob was a gifted statistician, a talented teacher, a devout Catholic, a voracious reader, an avid golfer, a salty mariner, and a courageous patriot. He will be remembered as much for his cunning wit and sharp tongue as he will be for his unrelenting dedication to family and friends. He was always proud to say — ever so modestly — that he was an archetypal member of the “Greatest Generation”. Bob left a permanent and undeniable mark on this earth; from the many students whose intellectual development he stewarded, to his family whose lives he endowed with love and support, to the country for which he risked his young life. To all who knew him, Bob will assuredly be missed.

Joseph Robert Cleary is survived by his loving wife Helen Birch Cleary, his faithful son Mark Cleary, his adoring grandsons William and James Cleary and their mother, Jenifer Cleary. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at The Edith Memorial Chapel at the Lawrenceville School on February 25th at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to his favorite charity, The Heritage Classic Foundation — a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives throughout the state of South Carolina. Donations can be mailed to The Heritage Classic Foundation, P.O. Box 3244, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928 or can be made by visiting the foundation’s website, www.heritageclassicfoundation.com.

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

February 1, 2017

Beverly J. Burdwood

Beverly J. Burdwood, 85, of Princeton died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Green, Maine, she resided in New England until moving to Princeton in 1963. Beverly retired in 2001 after many years of service as a teacher with the Bear Tavern School, Hopewell. As a first grade teacher she touched thousands of young lives, many of whom have remained in constant touch for years. She was an active member of the Princeton United Methodist Church since moving to Princeton.

Daughter of the late Clarence and Virginia Fowke Beal, wife of the late William Otho Burdwood, sister of the late Clay Beal, as well as Theresa Creamer. She is survived by 3 sons Kevin, Mark, Greg Burdwood; a daughter Pat Taylor; sister Carol Couture; and 10 grandchildren William H. and Katherine K. Burdwood, Melanie J. and Andrew K. Taylor, Erin Palmwood, Jacqueline, Matthew, Jesse, Tyler, and Heather Burdwood and many dear friends within her church and elsewhere.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on February, 11, 2017 at the Princeton United Methodist Church located at Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue.

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


Joan W. Coulson

Joan Williams Coulson, 91, died on January 8, 2017 at her home of almost 4 years, Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, New Jersey. She was born on August 10, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Westport High School. Though as a young woman she lived In Los Angeles, Milwaukee, London, and suburban Washington, D.C., she felt most at home in Kansas City, and through the course of her life lived there nearly 70 years.

Shortly after high school graduation she took a job at the Kansas City Star in the library, sometimes called “the morgue” (referring to the collecting of material for future obituaries as well as to the idea of clippings being old or “dead” news). A friend of the family and former agriculture reporter at the Star said, “You could say Joan was our internet in those days! Whenever a reporter needed to do research, get background on a story, check quotes or anything, we’d go to Joan.” It was there that she met a handsome young former Navy pilot, Captain Bert Coulson, who was working down the hall at the radio station as an announcer. He came in one day to retrieve a photo and letter he’d sent describing having survived bailing out of a plane over Burma in 1944, during a supply run over the Himalayas for the Chinese National Aviation Corporation. She remembered filing the letter and photo, and had been intrigued. This meeting eventually led to romance and a wedding on March 10, 1949, on the then-popular radio show Bride and Groom. Sadly, after not quite ten years of marriage, the love of her life died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage in London, where she and their two young children had accompanied him on a two-year assignment representing his company, General Motors.

After almost 20 years at home raising her children, largely single handedly, she took a job as administrative assistant to longtime friend Caleb Belove, who was president of Professional Mutual Insurance, in Kansas City. She made good friends there, with whom she frequently skipped lunch in favor of taking in a weekday yard sale or two, and retired after working there for 25 years. Joan enjoyed teasingly pointing out to her doctors that she had once worked for a malpractice insurance company, though in fact she was quite pleased with the care she received from each one of them.

After retirement she returned to her roots (and love of books!) as a volunteer in the Johnson County (Kansas) Library Outreach Department. Joan was a lifelong Democrat, and a big fan of both Adlai Stevenson and Mario Cuomo. Her extensive collection of books was largely devoted to politics, history, biographies, with some books of poetry, art, and humor, thrown in for good measure.

She leaves her daughter, Eve Coulson and son-in-law Nelson Obus of Princeton; son Chris Coulson and daughter-in-law Susan of Durham, North Carolina; grandchildren Eli Obus of Jersey City and Lucy Obus of Washington, D.C.; sister Nancy Rucker of Overland Park, Kansas; sister-in-law Sally Williams of Atlanta; 4 nieces, a nephew, and a grand niece.

She was predeceased by her husband Ursel (Bert) Coulson in 1959, mother Blanche (Perry) Williams, a court stenographer and enthusiastic piano player; and Jack Williams, a reporter and Washington bureau chief for the Kansas City Star; and brother Richard, an Atlanta businessman.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service to be held on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman, New Jersey. Joan’s last years here in New Jersey were good ones thanks in large measure to the caring community of residents and staff at Stonebridge. For this, her family is very grateful.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to a progressive cause of your choice. Coming from a newspaper family, support of organizations whose mission is protecting freedom of the press would be meaningful to her, as well as organizations whose aim is protecting basic rights and freedoms (ACLU, as an example). Contributions can also be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, a community that embraced her from the moment she walked through the doors in May 2013.


Marget Ann Tompkins Pack

Marget Ann Tompkins Pack died at home on January 2, 2017 at the age of 94, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in El Reno, Oklahoma June 25, 1922.

She graduated from Wichita High School in 1940, studied dramatic arts at Friends University in Wichita Kans., transferring to the University of Kansas where she earned a degree in journalism and mass communication. And then to Columbia University in New York, earning her degree in library sciences in 1948.

Marget worked at the Denver Public Library after moving there to help her sister Ede with her first child. There she met her future husband, Joseph, at a communal, international dwelling called Brotherhood House near the University of Denver. They moved around the country after marriage, following Joseph’s university trail. Marget and Joseph traveled the world together, including a trip to China in the 1970’s with the New York Academy of Sciences, of which they were both members.

She was a librarian at the Tucson, Arizona Public Library around 1955-57, and at the Trenton New Jersey Public Library around 1960. From 1962 to 1992, she was school librarian, Mrs. Pack, at Jr. High School #5 in Trenton, and is still remembered by students and faculty. She was an active member of the Trenton Education Association. She was also a Brownie Scout and Girl Scout leader during the 1960’s.

Hers was a lifetime of social activism — marching, fundraising, and letter writing. Maggie devoted herself to causes from hunger to the Holocaust. Princeton politics and global issues were all the same to her. She was a member of Amnesty International and many other social justice and human rights organizations. She donated freely to what she believed in.

Though raised a Baptist, Maggie married a Jewish man and upheld all of the Jewish holidays and traditions. She was also a member, variously, of the Trenton Unitarian Church, Princeton Quaker Meeting, and Princeton Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church. There she joined study groups to learn more about the Bible and the Quran. She was a member of the UU poetry group through which she produced a body of work.

Marget is pre-deceased by her parents, James Gilbert Tompkins and Edna Duckworth Tompkins of Georgetown, Tex.; husband, Joseph Pack of Princeton; and daughter, Dinah Pack, of Princeton.

Surviving family are daughter, Rebecca Burr and husband David, of Princeton and Terry; daughter Jessica Cronin and husband Vincent of Columbus, Ohio; and grandchildren Andrea Zasowski of Rockville, Md.; Amos Snyder, of Princeton; Paloma Burr, of Princeton and Swannanoa, N.C.; Isaac Burr, of Princeton; and great grandson Joshua Snyder.

A memorial service and life celebration will be held at a time to be announced.

January 25, 2017

Jeremiah K. Reilly

Jeremiah K. Reilly, 88, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2017.

Born in Hamden, Conn. in January 1929 to Alice Sullivan Reilly and David M. Reilly, Sr., prominent Connecticut attorney, Jerry attended Hopkins Grammar, LaSalle Military Academy and graduated from The Loomis School. A member of the class of 1951 at Kenyon College, he left in 1949 to pursue a career in show business in New York City. His tap dancing talent earned him a part in the revival of Where’s Charley with Ray Bolger. After successful previews in Boston at the Shubert Theater, he was drafted into the U.S. Army for the Korean War effort and, sadly, missed the Broadway run of the show.

Jerry married Ann Crotty in 1951, settled in Hamden and began night school in business at Yale. Without a degree, he took the Industrial Engineer test, passed, and thus began his career at Safety Car Heating and Lighting, H.B. Ives, and at Nucor, the birth of nuclear power, under Admiral Hyman Rickover. Later, in New York City, he was a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, V.P. of acquisitions for Beech Nut Squibb, president of Table Talk Pies in Worcester, Mass. and back to New York City as president of Ward Baking Co. These jobs took the family to Ridgefield, Conn. and Sudbury, Mass before settling in Princeton in 1973. There, he turned to entrepreneurship and opened Halo Farm, Inc., in Lawrence in 1975, a microdairy specializing in beverages and ice cream. He then opened Halo Pubs and Halo Fete.

Jerry possessed a keen intelligence, a vibrant wit, and a kind generous soul. An avid tennis player, he once ranked number one in the Men’s 45 and over USTA Middle States.

Jerry was predeceased by his sisters, Alicia Reilly Walker and Grace Reilly Schuermann and his brother David M. Reilly, Jr. He is survived by his wife Ann Reilly; his four children, Kathleen Reilly Arnold, Brian Reilly, Mary Clare Mooney, and Eileen Reilly; grandchildren Lucy Arnold Gore, Megan and Logan Reilly, and Shannon and Schuyler Mooney; great grandson Ryder Jalbert; son-in-law Anson Mooney and grandson-in-law Nick Gore.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Church, Princeton on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to his favorite charity The Hole in the Wall Gang, a camp for children with cancer.


Helen Smyers Spencer

Helen Smyers Spencer, 94, a 70-year resident of Princeton, died peacefully on January 9, 2017 after a long struggle with dementia. She was born in Norwalk, Ohio, on July 10, 1922, only child of William Henry and Mildred Schwab Smyers. She was raised in Milan, Ohio, birthplace of Thomas Edison, where she graduated with honors from Milan High School. She was first violinist in the Erie County orchestra and editor of the school newspaper.

Helen attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She later attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York to fulfill her dream of acting. As a volunteer, Helen taught swimming and lifesaving at Columbia University to nurses flying overseas in World War II. Helen was involved with the Camp Fire Girls in her youth and later worked at their New York headquarters.

Helen married the late James L. Spencer in 1945 in New York. Two years later, they moved to Princeton where they became members of Trinity Episcopal Church. Helen was a 50-year member of Trinity’s Altar Guild, a substitute teacher, and served as assistant to the rector at All Saint’s Church. She worked with the Diocese of New Jersey in Trenton and was employed at Trinity Counseling Service for 17 years until her retirement at age 81.

In her professional career, Helen was also a member of the staff at Firestone Library, Princeton University, The Flower Basket, and William Sword and Co. Helen was a past member of the Women’s Investment Club of Princeton, the Present Day Club, and was a Board Member of the Chapin School, Princeton.

Mrs. Spencer is survived by her children; Stanford H., of Belle Meade, Nancy S. and her husband Alan R. Rushton, Md., of Flemington; Linda S. and her husband Robert N. McClellan of Princeton Junction; and four grandchildren; Andrew S. and Daniel A. Rushton; and Cassandra H. and Garrett B. McClellan.

Helen was deeply loved and respected; her warmth, caring, strength, smile, bright blue eyes, and giving of herself will be missed by all who have known her. She had a strong faith and an always-positive outlook. Helen enjoyed the outdoors and nature, and spent many summers in her youth as a counselor at camps in Ohio and Vermont teaching riflery, swimming, and directing the drama and theatrics programs.

Her family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the aides, caregivers, and medical staff who made her last years more comfortable.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on February 24, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Interment will take place privately in Milan, Ohio this summer.

Gifts in Helen’s memory may be made to: Trinity Counseling Service, 22 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or TrinityCounseling.org/Donate.


John Winterbottom

John Winterbottom died January 15, 2017 in Skillman with his family by his side.

Born April 9, 1921 in London, Ontario, Canada, John (aka Jack) came to the United States on scholarship to study at Yale, where he earned his PhD in English literature. After teaching at Dartmouth and North Carolina State, he settled with his wife, Miriam, in Princeton and spent the rest of his career at Educational Testing Service. At ETS he worked on the Law School Admission Test and the Graduate Record Exam and developed an innovative arts testing program. His real passion, though, was the cello, which he played devotedly, and with wonderful skill, from age 9 to 90. An avid hiker and naturalist, he spent some of his happiest days at his cabin on a remote hilltop in Barnard, Vermont, part of a range appropriately called the Delectable Mountains.

After retiring, he volunteered as a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum and took much joy in introducing children to art. It wasn’t long before he’d immersed himself in a serious study of art. In his 80s he wrote a scholarly paper on Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the great 18th century-painter of epic canvases. John’s wit, his gift for conversation, and his openness to people from all walks of life, brought delight to all who met him.

In his last years he suffered from dementia, but his sweetness and wry humor continued to shine through. The family would like to thank Veronica Carbon as well as the staff at Skilled Nursing at Stonebridge Montgomery for their compassionate care. Survivors include his son Richard and his wife Kay and daughter Devon, his son Daniel and his wife Carol and daughter Nina, and his daughter Julie and her partner Stephen. A memorial service may be held at a later date. Donations in John’s memory can be made to Trenton Community Music School at trentoncommunitymusic.org.


Stephan Dean Sennert

Stephan Dean Sennert of Princeton died on January 8, 2017, one day before his 74th birthday, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.

He had recently retired as president of F and S Distributors, Inc., a family-owned business started by his father and associates more than 50 years ago. The company, which has been located in Clifton, Whippany, and now Jackson, New Jersey, supplies hydraulic seals to many corporations nationwide.

Steve and his wife, Nancy McCarthy, moved to Princeton in 1993. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last May.

He was born in Joliet, Illinois, on January 9, 1943 to the late Edmund Sennert, Jr. and Doris Newkirk Sennert. While he was a young child, the family moved to Pompton Plains, New Jersey, near where his parents had lived before World War II.

Steve was a graduate of South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut, and Lafayette College, where he earned a BS in industrial engineering. He put that education to good use when he joined the Peace Corps in 1968. For two years he was a volunteer in Bolivia, where he assisted in the design and construction of water, road, and school projects.

Following his Peace Corps service, Steve moved to Fargo, North Dakota, to work at the Center for Economic Development at North Dakota State University for two years. There he was involved in helping to improve the lives and job opportunities of residents of rural counties and four Native American reservations, including Standing Rock.

While in Fargo, Steve married his first wife, Constance Card, in 1971. They moved to New Jersey in the early 1970s when he joined his father’s business, F and S Distributors, Inc., then in Clifton. They lived in Ironia for a few years, then moved to Flanders. Connie died in 1990.

In addition to his enjoyment of music — classical, international, jazz, swing, and American popular music of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s — Steve loved photography. While he lived in Flanders he worked as a photographer on weekends for Recorder Publishing Company, which publishes newspapers in north and central New Jersey. Two of his photos, which he printed in a darkroom in his cellar, won awards from the New Jersey Press Association.

In 1981, two of the photographs he took in Bolivia while in the Peace Corps were exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. They had won prizes for photographs taken by current and former Peace Corps members to mark the organization’s 20th anniversary.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, Steve is survived by his daughter, Doris Katharine Sennert of Los Angeles; her maternal grandmother, Caroline Wendt of Indianapolis; and his sister, Letitia Burdett of Flanders. Other survivors include his nephew, B. Stephan La Rose of Flanders; his niece, Georgiana Sennert of Lake Hopatcong; his stepbrother and business partner, James F. King of Lakewood; and his stepsister, Carol Ann Bray of Marietta, Georgia.

Steve was a member of the local senior citizens organization Community Without Walls.

His family plans to have a memorial gathering in the spring to celebrate his life. Nancy appreciates the assistance and services of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home in Manhattan. Those wishing to make a donation in Steve’s memory are encouraged to contribute to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Harriet Baldwin Bryan

Harriet Baldwin Bryan passed away on January 1 in Whitefish, Montana surrounded by her family. She was born in Berlin, N.H. on July 31, 1931 and grew up in Hillsboro, N.H., where she attended a one-room school in Hillsborough Center. After a year (with relatives in Sweden), she attended Northfield School in Northfield, Mass. and graduated from Wellesley College in the class of 1954. After teaching in the Essex, Conn., public schools for two years she married Kirk Bryan and moved to Cambridge, Mass., where her husband was a graduate student at MIT. In Cambridge, she taught at Buckingham School. Harriet and her husband spent a postdoc year in Sweden, where they were welcomed by many relatives. Harriet was already fluent in Swedish. During that year in Stockholm, their first baby, Betsy, was born in Karolinska Sjukhus. Returning home the family lived for two years in Woods Hole, Mass., where Harriet had a second child, Samuel. The family then moved to Virginia outside of Washington D.C., where her husband worked as an oceanographer at the Weather Bureau.

During her eight years in Virginia, Harriet became an active member of the League of Women Voters, and participated in a narrowly won referendum on Public Housing in Fairfax County. After moving with the family to Princeton in 1968, Harriet again became active in the League of Women Voters. Later she was asked to be the League’s representative on the board of the nonprofit, Princeton Community Housing (PCH), which had already developed Princeton Community Village in the 1970’s. Being on the PCH Board allowed her to pursue her life long interest in affordable housing, which had been inspired in part by her two years in Sweden. She remained an active member of the PCH Board for over 20 years as a nearly full-time volunteer, serving as president and in a variety of committee assignments.

During Harriet’s tenure with PCH, she focused with other volunteers and staff — notably Eleanor Angoff. Sheila Birkhammer, Jim Floyd, Sandra Perchetti, and Ted Vial — on new initiatives to increase affordable housing in Princeton. Projects in which she was actively involved include Elm Court (1985), Griggs Farm (1989), and the Elm Court Extension (Harriet Bryan House, 2009). In the case of the Elm court extension there was a general consensus on the need for more affordable housing, but the choice of site was controversial, requiring endless meetings, court cases, and presentations to boards in both the Borough and the Township, which were then separate. Harriet’s consistent optimism, effective advocacy, and the financial aid of PCH supporters in the community were key factors in the long campaign to obtain final site approval. In recognition of Harriet’s efforts, PCH renamed Elm court Extension in her honor at the grand opening.

In 2003 Harriet and her husband moved to Stonebridge, a retirement community in Montgomery Township, where she was active on the Nursing Committee, in spite of increasing problems with her own health. Harriet is survived by her husband, Kirk Bryan; her daughter, Betsy Kohnstamm of Whitefish; her son, Samuel Bryan of Seattle, Wash; and two grandchildren, Mary Kohnstamm of Bozeman, Mont.; and Carl Kohnstamm of Squamish, B.C.


Minerva H. Reed

Minerva H. Reed, 67, beloved mother and grandmother passed away in her home unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2017. Born in Charleston, S.C. she lived in the Princeton area since the late 70’s.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Douglass College and two Masters Degrees from Columbia University, Minerva became the first female and African American Director of Career Services at Princeton University.

Minerva is survived by her father Joseph Harris, her two children Razwel Brown and Calvin Reed III, and her grandson Shuler Brown.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street, Princeton followed by a repast at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ. Please do NOT wear dark colors. It’s a celebration of life. Arrangements are by Watson Mortuary Service Inc., 26 Gifford Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.


Robert Carter Miller Jr.

Robert Carter Miller Jr. passed away peacefully at Acorn Glen in Princeton on January 5, 2017. Bob was born July 1, 1936, in Huntington, N.Y., to Robert Carter Miller and Mildred “Moo Moo” Baylis Miller, and was a resident of New Jersey for most of his life. He was married twice, first to Sandra Schuessler Miller and then to Ruth Gibson Miller.

He spent his early life in Princeton, where he attended Nassau Elementary School and Princeton Country Day School before advancing onto the Taft School in Watertown, Conn. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by attending Princeton University, graduating in 1958 with a BA in English. During college, Bob played freshman soccer and was a member of the swim team for two years. He sang in the University Chapel choir and was a member of Tower Club.

After two years in the Army stationed in Fort Polk, La., Bob began his professional life as a teacher. He taught for the next 20 years as a Middle School teacher and soccer coach at the newly formed Princeton Day School. He took great pride in the final chapter of his teaching career — learning sign language and working at the New Jersey School for the Deaf in Ewing until his retirement.

Bob was a nature enthusiast and had an encyclopedic knowledge when it came to identifying flora and fauna. He was deeply passionate about history, especially the history of Native Americans. He treasured finding arrowheads, spearheads, and even an ax on the former Lenni-Lenape encampment near his boyhood home.

He loved to walk his dogs in the Institute Woods and was fond of camping and hiking in Stoke State Forest and Sunfish Pond. He worked with inner city children at the Princeton Summer Camp in Blairstown and kept in touch with the program through the years. It was always a source of joy for him.

Bob enjoyed a very active social life, attending Scottish Country Dance classes in the local area for over three decades.

He loved all things Princeton. He was an active member of the Princeton University Chapel and was a supporter of Princeton University athletics, with his favorites being football, men’s hockey, men’s lacrosse and men’s soccer. Bob was well traveled and trotted the globe from Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Ann Paiva; son, Andrew Brewster Carter Miller; grandson, Alexander Joachim Paiva; granddaughter, Sophie Joachim Paiva; and his sister, Nancy Baylis Miller. He is predeceased by his daughter, Fiona Gibson Miller and brother, Thomas Brush Miller.

A memorial service for Bob will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Princeton University Chapel at 1:30 p.m. followed by a reception at Murray Dodge Hall, Princeton University, at 3 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations can be made in Bob’s honor to the Princeton-Blairstown Center. http://princetonblairstown.org/donate-now.


Ann France Freda

Ann France Freda, 89, died January 21, 2017 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro surrounded by her family. Mrs. Freda, a longtime resident of Princeton, was a RN working on the surgical floors A-1, A-3, and J-6 of Princeton Hospital. While on A-1 she was promoted to Head Nurse, that title was changed to Nursing Care Coordinator (NCC) years later. Mrs. Freda had a stellar reputation and was known to run a tight ship with excellent patient outcomes; she was loved by her patients and respected by physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff. Many members of her former nursing staff credit her with instilling in them the importance of patient care, treating every patient with dignity and respect. Mrs. Freda went back to school at the age of 51 to earn her BS degree. She retired in 1997 as the NCC of J-6. In retirement Mrs. Freda participated in the Grandpal Reading Program at Littlebrook Elementary School serving as a Grandpal for many children, including two of her own grandchildren. She was a longtime parishioner of St Paul’s Catholic Church.

Mrs. Freda was born on March 31, 1927, in Scranton, Pa., to Gertrude and Stanford France. Mrs. Freda graduated from St. Mary Hospital School of Nursing in Scranton before moving to Princeton in 1951 to start her nursing career at Princeton Hospital. She was married in 1951 and raised three children in Princeton. Mrs. Freda is survived by her children, Maureen Freda Peterson and husband, William Peterson, of Bowie, Maryland; Kathy Freda of Olympia, Washington; Mark Freda and his wife, Beth Ogilvie Freda, of Princeton; her beloved grandchildren, Brandon Boyd of Aliso Viejo, California; Dawn Boyd of Billings, Montana; and Rebecca and Alex Freda of Princeton. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Rosemary Roberto, of Hamilton, New Jersey and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her dear sister, Barbara France Dunne of Manassas, Virginia.

Contributions in her memory may be made to: Princeton HealthCare System Foundation and directed to the Annual Fund, Hospice or any other department at Princeton HealthCare System Foundation, 3626 US Route One, Princeton, NJ 08540.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. Paul’s Church 216 Nassau Street, Princeton.

Burial will follow at the Princeton Cemetery.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.


Ruth S. Houck Borgia

Ruth S. Houck Borgia, 96, daughter of Bethenia and Ernest Stout died at her home in Lawrence Township on Tuesday January 17, 2017.

Ruth is survived by 7 children Shirley Houck, Harry Houck, Robert Houck, Carol Ciarlone, Richard Houck, Ruth Donhauser, and Jeffrey Houck. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Ruth worked at the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles. She had several hobbies that she thoroughly enjoyed throughout her life that included knitting, crocheting, weaving, and growing roses. She was a member of the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company and the Oratorio Choir at Germantown First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Pa.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542 followed by interment at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, NJ.

Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Kenneth George Negus

Kenneth George Negus, 89, of Ewing passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he lived in Princeton for many years before his recent move to Ewing.

He earned his PhD from Princeton University and taught graduate level German literature at Princeton University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, and Rutgers University.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army in Germany after the end of World War II. He co-founded the Astrological Society of Princeton and was its president for 44 years. He published Johannes Kepler’s astrological writings, wrote poetry, loved to garden and cook, take walks, sing, and play classical guitar.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan Negus in 1997. Surviving are his wife Carol Raine, a daughter and son-in-law Niki Giberson and Gary (Port Republic, N.J.), two sons and daughters-in-law; Chris Negus and Sheree (Manchester, N.H.) and Jon Negus and Jacque (Palatine, Ill.); 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours at the funeral home are Friday, January 27, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3 p.m. followed by burial at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park in Ewing, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Astrological Society of Princeton. Please make checks payable to ASP c/o D. Orr, 14 Ravine Drive, Matawan, NJ 07747.

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Emily L. Bennett

Emily (“Elva”) Langford Bennett died peacefully Wednesday January 22, at her home at St. Mary’s Assisted Living in Lawrenceville at age 93.

The daughter of the late Francis Daly and Vera Sweeney, Emily was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota and attended St. John’s School and Hamline University. She worked for the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Service in Vienna after World War II and studied opera with renowned Austrian opera singers Fritz and Louisa Krenn. Following her marriage to fellow American Frank Bennett, the couple returned to the United States while Frank completed his studies at MIT. They eventually settled in Lawrenceville in order for Frank to take a position as director of engineering at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. In addition to raising three children, Emily worked as an administrative assistant for the Princeton University Alumni Council for almost 25 years.

Following her University retirement, she worked as private secretary to emeritus physics professor John Archibald Wheeler, who acknowledged her assistance in his autobiography Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics.

A lifelong bibliophile she was a member of the Bronte Society, the St. Andrew Society, the English Speaking Union, and the Princeton Folk Music Society.

Emily loved to travel and thought nothing of jumping into the car with one or more family members for long, cross-country drives (camping along the way) to visit friends, family, places, or events anywhere in North America. She howled with wolves on Isle Royale, Michigan, watched polar bears in Churchill Manitoba, and hiked in Pangnirtung, Nunavit Territory. (She conceded the use of an airplane to reach places that did not have roads.)

A devoted mother and grandmother, she had a charm and positive energy that brightened the day of all who met her.

Preceded in death by her former husband and her son Dale James Bennett, she is survived by her daughter Nancy Bennett and grandchildren Neil and Ivor Havkin of West Windsor and daughter Emily Jane Bennett and grandchildren Sarah, Patrick, and Kathleen Neff of Golden, Colo.

A funeral mass is scheduled at the chapel at St. Mary’s Assisted Living, 1 Bishops Drive, Lawrenceville at 2 p.m. Saturday January 28th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pet Rescue of Mercer, PO Box 2574, Hamilton NJ, 08690 petrescueofmercer.org.


George Eugene Zeitlin

George Eugene Zeitlin, 86, resident of both New York and Princeton, and a leading tax partner at Chadbourne and Parke, and a former dean of the tax law program at New York University School of Law, died Jan. 19, 2017, after a four-month illness, with family and friends in close attendance. He was a vigorous and active man who played tennis twice a week, belonged to a bridge club, and did the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink every day. He was an enthusiastic world traveler who had most recently returned from a trip to northern Greece, and had a lifelong devotion to Judaism and Jewish learning. He greatly enjoyed his profession of tax attorney.

He was a partner at Chadbourne for 34 years and kept up a full client caseload until he became ill in the fall. He handled bet-the-company IRS audits for corporations and advised on mergers and acquisitions and tax issues facing high net-worth individuals.

“George was one of the true lions of the tax bar,” said Chadbourne tax department chair William Cavanagh, adding he was the firm’s lead tax partner in the 1980s and 1990s.

“George had a broad command of almost all areas of tax law, which is somewhat unique for a tax lawyer,” Cavanagh said. “He was a very gifted and creative problem solver. George could take the most complex tax problem and reduce it down to simple, understandable terms and then come up with a solution.”

Zeitlin began his career as a tax lawyer at Chadbourne in 1955 after graduating from Columbia Law School in 1953 and serving a tour of duty in the U.S. Army. He earned his LLM in Taxation from NYU in 1961. He briefly left Chadbourne to serve as deputy tax legislative counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

Zeitlin returned to New York in 1966, serving as a full-time tax professor at New York University School of Law until 1982. He was an associate dean of the graduate tax division of the law school from 1975 to 1982, overseeing the school’s LLM program. While on the law school’s full-time faculty, Zeitlin was counsel to Chadbourne. He became a partner at the firm after stepping down as associate dean in 1982. He continued to teach part time in the school’s tax program until just a few years ago.

Zeitlin was attracted to tax law for the puzzles inherent in the practice, said his daughter, Judith. “He liked the problem solving and the abstract nature of the problem,” she said.

She added that her father was a “child of the Depression” and enjoyed having more than one job throughout his life. “He was a man of tremendous energy and dedication,” who was uninhibited and liked to tell jokes, she said. “He was a warm, gregarious guy who remembered all his students,” Cavanagh added, noting he frequently kept in touch with his former students who viewed him as a resource. “He was master teacher in that he would make sure young tax lawyers would understand all aspects of a transaction.”

His wife of 63 years, Froma Zeitlin (now emeritus), was Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of Classics at Princeton University (1976-2010). He supported her enthusiastically throughout the years in all her scholarly enterprises and took enormous pride in her accomplishments. George continued to spend weekdays in New York at his law firm and his weekends in Princeton, a town which he loved and where he made numerous friends, as he did everywhere he went throughout his life. They valued him among other virtues for his honesty, open-mindedness, empathy, legendary hospitality, and famous sense of humor.

George was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on September 11, 1930, to Benjamin Zeitlin, a pharmacist, and Ruth Leiberman Zeitlin, a bookkeeper, who owned and operated their own pharmacy in several successive locations in Brooklyn and in the Bronx. He received his AB in 1951 from Columbia College, a JD in 1953 from Columbia University and LLM in taxation in 1961 from New York University.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Froma; his children Jonathan, Ariel; and Judith (and son-in-law, Wu Hung); his grandchildren, Sam and Joshua Zeitlin, Lida Zeitlin Wu, and Eve Cooke; his step-granddaughter Nina Jiang and step-great-grandchildren Caitlyn and Lucas Kindij; as well as his brothers Richard and Paul. May his memory be for a blessing.

Donations in George’s name may be made to the Wallace-Lyon-Eustice Tax Fund at NYU at law.nyu.edu or the American Jewish World Service at ajws.org.

January 18, 2017

Priscilla Alexandra Waring

Priscilla Alexandra Waring, 72, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at her home in Newtown, Pa. following a brief illness.

Ms. Waring was a long-time resident of Princeton and Pennington, Washington Crossing, Pa., and has resided in Bucks County since 2001.

She received her early education at Saint Paul School in Princeton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Formerly senior vice president and director of Gallup and Robinson, Inc., an advertising and marketing research firm serving Fortune 500 clients, she was a frequent speaker at international and national conferences. Ms. Waring was owner of Gryphon Group LLC, a market research firm, and for the past 12 years was a realtor associate with Weidel Realtors and licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. Waring had been a member of Princeton Rotary for many years.

Priscilla is the granddaughter of the late Alston and Beulah Waring, prominent citizens of Solebury Township, Pa. The farm they purchased in the late 1920’s became part of the Honey Hollow Watershed, a designated historic landmark. In 2014 Priscilla donated the family archive, which includes family memorabilia and publications by and about the Warings to the Solebury Township Historical Society. She carried on their legacy with a lifelong passion for history, conservation, and love of nature, gardening, and service to her community.

She is predeceased by her parents, Theodore R. and Barbara G. Waring of Princeton; and her sister, Winifred B. Waring.

Interment will be at Princeton Cemetery on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1 p.m.

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

Donations accepted via www.GoFundMe.com/Priscilla-Waring-Memorial-Fund.

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John C. Sapoch, Jr.

John C. Sapoch, Jr. passed away peacefully on January 13, 2017. Beloved husband, cherished grandfather, devoted father, step-father, brother, and uncle, Jack’s impact on those around him was deep and lasting and he will be profoundly missed. He was a member of Princeton University’s Great Class of 1958. A legend in the annals of Princeton University football, he captained the 1957 team perfecting the single wing offense during his seasons as starting quarterback. A protégé of Princeton Coach Charlie Caldwell, Jack was awarded the venerable John Prentice Poe Award and was named to the 1957 Associated Press All-Ivy and All-East first team. Just prior to graduation, he turned down an offer by Vince Lombardi to play with the Green Bay Packers. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, returning to Princeton to serve as Secretary for the Committee for Alumni Associations, Director of the Princeton University Conference, and finally as a Corporate Officer in the position of Assistant Secretary of the University. Jack went on to a successful career in management consulting, first with the J.P. Cleaver Company and then as CEO of SINC and Princeton-Pacific, Inc., where he became a distinguished authority on transportation management.

Born and raised in Allentown, Pa., Jack spent his happiest years in southern California married to Ava Anttila. During their time on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, their annual Fourth of July celebration was legendary. Together they built a home rooted in generous devotion to family and friends. Their door was always open to an ever-growing community of friends and colleagues. This included a strong connection to the Finnish community and the Finnish Consulate where Ava has maintained an active leadership role through the years. Jack was a mentor to many. A good listener, strategic in his advice, he gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. From that, all things were possible.

Predeceased by his parents, John C. Sapoch, Sr., and Dorothy Rems Sapoch; his sister, Sally Mengels; and his parents-in-law Ari and Raija Anttila; Jack is survived by his beloved wife Ava; sister Dotty and her husband Bill Clayton (Falls Church, Va.); sons John and his wife Jamie (Hopewell); Bill (Montclair) from his first marriage to Betty W. Sapoch (Princeton); step-sons Wyatt Bloomfield and his wife Johanna (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and William Bloomfield and his wife Maria (Minneapolis, Minn.); loving grandchildren, Emily and Jack Sapoch; and Charlotte, Beckett, Alec, and Helena Bloomfield, among many other relatives.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jack’s memory can be made to the charitable organization of your choice or to the Princeton Football Association either online at makeagift.princeton.edu/athletics or via check to Princeton Football Association, Princeton University, PO Box 5357, Princeton, 08543.


Helge Leeuwenburgh

Helge Willem Leeuwenburgh, 85, passed away peacefully in his Princeton, New Jersey home on January 10, 2017, after a long, brave fight against cancer. Helge is survived by his wife Carolyn; his three children Mark and his wife Joanne, Erika and her husband Steve, and Todd; and four grandchildren Zachary, Alexandra, Sophia, and Emma. He is also survived by his brother Wim, residing in the Netherlands, with his niece Astrid and nephews Geert and Tony.

Helge was born June 27, 1931 in Nykobing, Denmark to Ragnhild Hostrup and Antonie Leeuwenburgh. He grew up with his two brothers, Willem and Jens, in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Het Amsterdams Lyceum in 1949 and studied at the University of Amsterdam before entering the Royal Netherlands Navy where he served as a signal officer stationed in Suriname.

He and his wife, Carolyn, met in the Netherlands in 1955. They moved to the United States and then married in 1957. They settled in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where they started a family, and he became a United States citizen. In 1970, the family relocated to Princeton, New Jersey.

In the early 1970s, he began his career in travel for the Netherlands National Tourist Office and concurrently managed the import-export of Dutch cheese into the country. Afterwards, he pioneered low-fare group travel in the United States with his business partner Sir Freddie Laker. Subsequently, he founded Overseas-Charter-A-Flight and, as president and chief executive officer, led the company for over a decade. In the 1980s, he was a sought-after independent tour operator organizing and leading groups in China, throughout the United States, and Europe for Rider University and Westminster Choir College, amongst other educational institutions.

He enjoyed bicycling, hiking, the outdoors, and time with family. He was a global citizen, respected and admired by family, friends, and colleagues for his intelligence and compassion. He will be remembered fondly as a patient husband, loving father, and friend.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

In remembrance of Helge, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

January 11, 2017

Marcus Van Plateringen

Marcus Van Plateringen, 95, passed away on Thursday morning, January 5, 2017, at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, with loved ones by his side. Affectionately referred to as Max by friends and family, he was born on October 3, 1921 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. A member of the Dutch resistance against the Nazis in World War II, Max escaped work camp internment in 1944 and went into hiding in Rotterdam, where he met his late wife, Yvonne. Max and Yvonne left post-war Europe for the island country of Curaçao, where they married in 1949 and where Max began working for Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) as a catering manager. Eventually moving with Yvonne to Miami in 1957 to start a family, Max continued his work at KLM, becoming the Miami International Airport station manager in charge of all flights to and from the Caribbean. After many years in Miami, Max moved with Yvonne to Skillman in 2005, where they resided at Stonebridge at Montgomery, close to family, for the remainder of their lives. Max touched the lives and hearts of all he knew with his warmth, positivity, and genuine character. Never one to turn down a good coffee or a good scotch, his stories were plentiful and his smile contagious. Max is predeceased by his wife Yvonne and his brother Meijndert. He is survived by his daughter Lisette (husband Hank Siegel); his grandsons Andrew and Ben; and his nieces Maureen, Elly, and Tine.

The family would like to thank the staff at Stonebridge at Montgomery for their love and support of Max throughout his entire time there.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial gathering at Stonebridge at Montgomery on Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m.

The family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Greenwood House Hospice, 6 Colonial Lake Drive, Suite G, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Alternatively, in memory of his love of animals, donations may be sent to SAVE Animal Shelter, 1010 County Road 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.

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


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Nancy Scott Amick 

Nancy Scott Amick, 85, passed away on October 31, 2016, at her home in Princeton after a courageous battle with metastatic kidney cancer. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on January 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. To honor her memory, the family suggests donations be made to Learning Ally.


Hannah Putnam Fox

“What’s a six letter palindrome that scores 32 in Scrabble (when going first and when you can use proper nouns from the Bible)? Answer: Hannah.

Hannah Putnam Fox died surrounded by her family on December 30, 2016 at Collington, the retirement community in Mitchellville, Md. where she had lived for 11 years. She was 96 years old. She moved to Collington in 2005, after living four years at Piper Shores, a sister community to Collington located south of Portland, Maine. From 1964 to 2001, Hannah lived in Princeton where her husband, Frederic, was first Recording Secretary and then Keeper of Princetoniana at the University. As a pastor’s wife she lived in New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Maryland (which included five memorable years when Frederic worked in the White House as a Special Assistant to President Eisenhower).

Hannah was active in many groups and organizations over the 37 years she lived in Princeton. These ranged from “Youth Employment Services,” to the American Field Service, to the Friends of the Public Library, to the Smith Club, to the Princeton Child Development Institute, to the Education Center in Blairstown, to the Chapel Advisory Committee.

From 1971 to 1983 she was an elected member of the Princeton Regional School Board, serving twice at its president. When she announced her decision not to run for a fifth term the newspaper quoted her saying, “in her deceptively soft southern way, ‘If I ran again, I’d have to buy a new filing cabinet.’” She was especially known for her tireless work as the Board’s negotiator with the teacher and staff unions.

For ten years (minus 1969 and 1974), Hannah hosted the reunions of her husband’s Class of 1939 in her back yard. A custom-made, orange and black tent filled up the whole area behind the house at 28 Vandeventer along Spring Street. This was just the beginning of her volunteer service to the University. Together with a fellow widow, Hannah initiated the very successful annual fundraising appeal to Princeton University alumni widows (“The Class Associates program”). At reunions in 1996, Hannah was honored by receiving the Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton. A paragraph from the citation sums up her independent contributions to the University:

“The requests haven’t let up. Hannah, could you serve lemonade and cookies for the Friends of the Princeton Chapel? Could you interview students applying for scholarships through the ’39 Foundation? Could you join Triangle Club’s National Committee for its Second Century Campaign? Yes. Yes. Yes.”

Hannah was born on May 16, 1920 in Ashland, Kentucky. She was the first child of her namesake mother, Hannah Russell Putnam and her father, Donald Hardie Putnam. She attended public schools in Ashland, graduating from high school in 1938. She then went to Smith College, as her mother had. Graduating in the war year of 1942, she soon went to work as a civilian for the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Nashville, Tennessee. And there, in November 1943, shortly before she was promoted to the Army’s code-breaking operations located in Arlington Hall, suburban Washington, she met Lt. Frederic Fox. It was love at first sight.

And then it was love separated by her fiancé’s service in the European “theater” where he literally acted a part in the Army’s only deception unit: the 23rd Special Headquarters Troops. Their love letters during their separation were hampered by the fact that Fred’s activities with “The Ghost Army” were top secret. (In spite of this, 25 years later, Fred gathered together this correspondence that was so dear to him and tried to get it published as a war-time memoir entitled “Dear Hannah/Dear Fred.”)

The result of the marriage of Hannah and Frederic have been published, as it were. They are their five children: the late Josephine Morgan, Elizabeth (the late Stanley Meisler), Frederick (Elisa Parra), Donald (Elizabeth Billington), and Amy (Jim Kubacki). These were followed by 13 grandchildren: Hanna (who died in infancy), Gabriel, Jenaro, Michelle, Elissa, Jeffrey, Gene Paul, Kelvin, Sheida, Susannah, Elizabeth, Robert, and Sarah. And they have been joined, at last count, by ten great-grandchildren.

The divinity that shaped Hannah and Fred’s ends was early felt in the fact that they both came from families of five children. Hannah was predeceased by her brothers Donald and Louis Putnam, and by her sister Harriet Henry. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Betty and Walter Huebner; her sisters-in-law, Karlene Putnam and Sally Putnam, and her brother-in-law, Merton Henry. She was predeceased by her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Kel and Patty Fox; Wynfred and Tom Greacen; Morley Fox; and Quentin Fox. She is survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Fox Elder. Hannah is further survived by many nieces and nephews and their children.

She was a fair and loving person. She had only three rules for her children: “Don’t lie; always tell us where you are; and you can be sick at home for only one day.” Among her final words, two days before she died, were, “I have no complaints.” Among the many words that could be added here are, “Thank you, Hannah.”

And one final word of thanks: to Hannah’s devoted care-giver at Collington: Doris Cooper.

Memorials can be given to the Princeton Education Foundation (pefnj.org) or to any cause or institution dear to Hannah or to the giver.

A memorial service will be held in Princeton at a later date.


Martha M. Merritt

Martha M. Merritt, 84, of Belle Mead died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of New Brunswick surrounded by her loving family. Born in New York, N.Y., she resided most of her life in Belle Mead. Daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Roh) Hoffman, wife of the late Douglas H. Merritt, she is survived by a son Douglas K. Merritt, three daughters, and three sons-in-law: Lynn and Lee Mangan, Karen and Martin Cummins, Pamela and Brian McGinley; a sister Wilma DeHart, a brother-in-law Ted Merritt; ten grandchildren: Sarah, Thomas, Laura, Marty, Ryan, Meghan, Larissa, Katie, Brian Jr., Justin; and four great grandchildren.

Martha retired as a school teacher to raise her family and later served on the Montgomery Board of Education. She enjoyed her tenure as a Girl Scout Leader. She was an avid swimmer and loved swimming in Crystal Lake on Cape Cod. She was an animal lover being especially fond of her horses and trail riding on her beloved farm. She adored her family and treasured traditional family gatherings.

Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Harlingen Reformed Church in Belle Mead.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center, 83 Old Turnpike Rd/Rte 517, Oldwick, NJ, 08858 and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 (donatenow.heart.org/stroke)

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


Rosemary S. Warren

Rosemary S. Warren passed away January 9, 2017. Born Rosemary Stofila, she was the youngest daughter of John and Elizabeth Stofila.

She was a graduate of Dallas Area High School and College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.

Rosemary worked as head dietician at Princeton Hospital for her entire career.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Ira S. Warren, Jr,; her sisters Irene Krivak and Elizabeth Doskas; and her brothers George and John Stofila.

Funeral services are planned for Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ.

Relatives and friends may gather from noon until the time of the service.

Interment will be, with her beloved husband, in Princeton Cemetery at a future date.


Charles J. Hunt Jr.

Charles J. Hunt, Jr., 91, of Princeton passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at home. Born in Trenton, he was a life-long area resident. He was a graduate of Princeton High School and was an Army veteran of World War II serving as a medic on the USS Comfort, having been awarded three purple hearts. He retired from the State of New Jersey where he was an architect. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. He was a long-standing member of the Princeton Cemetery Board and was acknowledged and recognized for his dedication and service as a member of the Board of Improvement Assessors from 1964 until 2009.

Son of the late Charles J. Hunt, Sr., and Bessie E. Sharp and husband of the late Ruth Terhune Hunt. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles David and Judith Hunt of Lawrenceville, Stephen and Helen Hunt of Watertown, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Hunt Latham and Christopher Latham; grandchildren, Jonathan and Matthew Hunt, Leah, Hunt, and Charles Latham, Eric Hunt; granddaughter-in-law, Jordan Pouliot Latham; great-grandchildren, Archer Latham and Easton Mayer-Hunt.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, 2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville, with pastor Jeffrey Vamos officiating. The burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. Condolences are welcome at www.wilsonapple.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org.


George Ryazanov

George Ryazanov, a renowned physicist and philosopher passed away on January 7, 2017 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was born on September 8, 1930 in Moscow, Russia. Before retirement he worked at The Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is survived by his son, Alexey Ryazanov of Princeton, and grandsons, Vladimir Ryazanov and Arseny Ryazanov.

Funeral services and burial will be held at Princeton Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on January 12 at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.


Joel Zieden

Joel David Zieden, 71, of Princeton, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Born in Bronx, New York to Louis and Gertrude Zieden, he had lived in Princeton for 40 years. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and The Pratt Institute. Joel was an architect who ran his own firm, Joel David Zieden Architects, in Princeton for more than 40 years. Joel worked with the Urban Development Corporation on the initial 1970s civil engineering of Roosevelt Island in New York City. His Princeton firm worked on local projects for Carnegie Center, Bristol Meyers Squibb, and Boston Properties. He built a beloved nursery center and playground in Carnegie Center and most recently worked with Miax designing their Miami Stock Exchange. He is survived by his two daughters, Gabrielle Anne Zieden and Lara Britton Zieden; his sister Priscilla Richter, her husband Michael Richter; and his niece and nephew, Lisa Vanderee and Gary Richter. In addition, he is survived by his dearest friend of 54 years, Alfred Kahn and his wife Pattykake. The funeral service was held on January 2, 2017 at the Star of David Chapel at Mather Hodge in Princeton with a remembrance on January 3 at Jasna Polana.

January 4, 2017

James L. Thompson Jr.

James L. Thompson Jr., age 84, died peacefully on December 28, 2016 at his Hilton Head South Carolina home, where he had lived since 2000.

Jim was born in 1932 to Madeline Ward and James Thompson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and he remained a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. He spent much of his youth in Grove City, Pennsylvania where he graduated from high school in 1950. Jim proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1953-1955 and later graduated with a BA from Northwestern University in 1957, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After graduation, Jim moved to New York City where he began a long career in advertising beginning at Benton and Bowles followed by 28 years with Philip Morris U.S.A., as head of media.

He married Rachel Anderson of Allentown, Pa. in 1959 in Princeton. Jim later moved the family out of New York, landing eventually at Glenmoore Farm in Hopewell where he enjoyed many years of work and play on the farm. Jim spent every summer on Lake Memphremagog at “Munkles camp”, their island in Quebec, where he enjoyed rowing, fishing, bridge, the Antique Boat Club, The Owls Head Fish and Game Club, and many evenings relaxing with friends and family.

Jim suffered a stroke in 1999, which left him physically handicapped. Many years of physical therapy and determination left him with 17 good years that he spent cultivating new interests and hobbies. His favorite hobby was jazz music and he was a regular at the Jazz Corner. Prior to his stroke, golf was a passion that he pursued, playing at Bedens Brook Country Club, The Southern Senior Tournaments, plus the famous Prune Juice Open and the Desert Classic. Jim, AKA “Chief Gray Blanket”, was a loyal member of the Seminoles.

Jim is survived by his wife, Rachel A. Thompson; his three children, James L. Thompson III (Charisse), Elizabeth (Paul Bosco), Newell Thompson (Sarah); his brother William “Bill” Thompson; and nine grandchildren Lauren (Travis Young), Katherine Hughes, Brittney, Marshell, Bryce, Tory, Griffin, Miles, and Nina.

Those who earned his love and friendship will always remember his sharp wit and smart sense of humor.

Funeral services for Jim will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, South Carolina on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception at the Sea Pines Country Club at noon. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry at P.O. Box 3827 Bluffton, SC 29910, or TheJuniorJazzFoundation.org.

Arrangements have been made by The Island Funeral Home and condolences can be sent to theislandfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank the Emerson Family and Hospice of the Lowcountry for their loving care and dedication during his illness.


Ann Alsofrom

Ann Alsofrom, 87, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016.

She was born on October 19, 1929 in Jersey City to Joseph M. Alsofrom, an attorney and magistrate, and Lylian Alsofrom (née Estrin), an elementary school teacher. Raised in Newark, she attended Weequahic High School. She received a BA from Rutgers University, where she majored in French and Spanish. She went on to receive a PhD in psychology from Teacher’s College of Columbia University, where she taught statistics. Dr. Alsofrom was the author of the chapter on statistics in Dr. George Weinberg’s textbook on psychology. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she worked at McGraw Hill, where she edited an art history encyclopedia. She also wrote an unpublished play, The Prophet Is A Loss In Her Own Time, and was at work on an historical novel and a concise history of World War II.

A long-time resident of New York City, she spent the last four years at Greenwood House in Ewing where she was known as an avid reader.

Dr. Alsofrom is survived by her sister, Audrey Steinberg; her devoted niece, Sally Steinberg-Brent; her nephew, Robert J. Steinberg; a great niece, four great nephews; and two great-grand nephews and a great-grand niece. Funeral services were held on January 2, 2017 at The Jewish Center of Princeton, with burial at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. Memorial contributions can be made to The Jewish Federation of Princeton-Mercer Bucks, Greenwood House, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, or the psychology department of Teacher’s College of Columbia University.

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


William John Peter 

William John “Bill” Peter, longtime Princeton resident and pediatrician passed away peacefully on January 1, 2017 at his home in Skillman.

Bill was born in Southampton, New York on December 29, 1934, the only child of Eric and Hildegard Peter. Eric and Hildegard had emigrated from Essen, Germany to the United States before the war. They landed in New York City and lived there for a year before moving east to Southampton where they would establish themselves, ultimately as owners of a clothing shop for children. Bill was a serious student and avid athlete. Bill graduated from Southampton High School where he played on the football, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Summers during high school were spent working as a lifeguard on the ocean beaches of Southampton where he met identical twin McDermott sisters, Patricia and Penelope, later marrying Penelope. After high school he went on to the University of Pennsylvania where he played lacrosse and spent a year rowing crew. While at Penn he joined the local chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and earned the nickname “Sneaky Pete” and was known as a somewhat mischievous country boy. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957, Bill continued his education in Montreal studying medicine at McGill University and completing his medical degree. After McGill, Bill was a resident in New York City at Bellvue Hospital. Bill moved to Princeton in 1964, joining the Princeton Medical Group and practicing pediatric medicine. He would later become a founding partner of Nassau Pediatrics serving the greater Princeton community for over 30 years. He completed his military service as a medical staff member of the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. For a man who pursued a medical career out of an interest in science, Bill truly loved his pediatric practice and the relationships that he developed with his patients, their parents, and the Princeton community that he served.

Bill had many enthusiasms and firmly believed that he could learn just about anything from a book, which proved to be truer for some of his pursuits than it was for others. Anyone who attempted to enter one of his overstuffed garages bore witness to his pastimes; from half finished woodworking projects, to sailboats, canoes, windsurfers, and motor boats in various states of repair and use. He was a self taught sailor, an enthusiastic windsurfer, amateur gardener, accomplished tennis and squash player and an avid bird watcher who could often be seen walking with his favorite dog, Henry, for whom he had a deep affection.

Bill is survived by his second wife Firoozeh Peter who provided him with great comfort, care, and companionship in his later years. He is also survived by Firoozeh’s two daughters Tory and Jasmine and her 2 children all of whom live in New Orleans, La. Bill is predeceased by his first wife Penelope McDermott Peter. He is also survived by his four sons and eight grandchildren among them; Cornelius Peter of Los Angeles, Calif.; Christopher Peter of New Canaan, Conn.; William Peter Jr. of San Jose, Calif; and Jonathan Peter of Darien, Conn.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Church in Princeton at 33 Mercer Street on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11 a.m.

December 28, 2016

Maxson R. Crandall Jr.

Maxson “Max” R. Crandall, Jr., 87, of Princeton passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016. He was born in Stamford, Conn. and raised in Darien, Conn. He attended the University of Connecticut and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps. His career began in New York City at New York Life Insurance Company, promotions taking him and his growing family to Holden, Mass. and later to Paul Revere Life Insurance Company in Cherry Hill, N.J. He subsequently made a mid-career change into residential real estate as a vice president of sales and marketing for Fox and Lazo Realtors, Cherry Hill. Over the years, he held management positions for a number of real estate firms in Connecticut and New Jersey, ultimately bringing him to the Princeton area in 1996. After his retirement, he regularly volunteered at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) tutoring those seeking their GED certification, and at the Somerset County 4H Club where he taught dog training skills to young 4H’ers. He was also an active member of The Montgomery Rotary Club and worshiped at the Princeton Meadow Church.

He was an avid runner, woodworker and gardener, and was always working on creative home improvement projects.

Max was happily married to the late Frances L. Crandall for 63 years and is survived by a sister, Carole C. Stiles; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Maxson R. III and Anita Crandall, Brooks C. and Jill Crandall, Christopher C. and Ellen Crandall; six grandchildren Cabe, Grant, Anya, Paige, Dane, and Beck; as well as his spirited Golden Retriever, Dewie.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 o’clock on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Princeton Meadow Church, 545 Meadow Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) on their website under donations.

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


William E. Bonini

William E. “Bill” Bonini, 90, of Princeton, passed away Tuesday, December 13. Students, colleagues, and friends lost a teacher, mentor, and loved one; he died peacefully with family at his side.

A devoted husband and loving father of four, the core of his adult life was spent in Princeton where he served as a Princeton University professor for 43 years, as the George J. Magee Professor of Geophysics and Geological Engineering. He was on the faculty of both the departments of geology and geophysics as well as civil engineering and operations research. He is recognized as an inspiring educator who worked with generations of undergraduates and alumni. He served as chairman, director and undergraduate advisor of the geological engineering program, and undergraduate representative for the department of geological and geophysical sciences, from 1973 to 1996. He was honored with the Princeton President’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992 and the Princeton Award for Excellence in Alumni Education in 2010. He proudly served as director of the Princeton Summer Field Course program at the Y.B.R.A. Camp in Red Lodge, Mont. for over 30 years. His primary research interests were in the geological and geophysical study of regional geology, including mountain ranges and regional tectonic patterns; shallow-zone geophysical methodology in groundwater and engineering geology. He completed foundational work in the fields of magnetic and gravitational geophysics, in studies that took him around the globe multiple times. He had a deep passion for undergraduate education and mentoring, in which he engaged in considerable service at the University and beyond, including publishing geology laboratory manuals with colleagues.

Bill was born in Washington, D.C. on August 23, 1926 to Thelma Louis (Scrivener) and John Emory Bonini Jr. A fourth generation Washingtonian and middle child of three, he grew up surrounded by family and was raised by his parents with an active helping hand from his grandmothers Mary Elizabeth Allen Scrivener and Carolina Louisa Weigel Bonini. As a boy his family spent the hot Washington summers camped along the Potomac River and he was an avid member of the Boy Scouts, eventually earning the distinction of Eagle Scout. His family members were in the Georgetown Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir, and his time in the Scouts began his lifelong interest in teaching and the outdoors.

Bill was the first person in his family to earn a college degree, graduating from Princeton University with a BSE in geological engineering in 1948 and his MSE in 1949. His college years were interrupted by service in the Navy during World War II. Bill was drafted into the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class in 1945, and after his active service was completed he returned to Princeton as a member of the Reserves. He later earned a PhD in geology and geophysics at the University of Wisconsin under the direction of George P. Woollard. It was in Madison where he met the love of his life, Rose Rozich, whom he married in 1954. Over the course of their 62-year marriage they raised four children.

He leaves his wife, Rose; his son, John A. Bonini and wife Loretta Estabrooks; daughter Nancy M. Bonini and husband Anthony Cashmore; son James P. Bonini and wife Patricia; daughter Jennifer A. Bonini and husband Scott Miller; seven grandchildren Christine, Megan, Caroline, Jay, Sam, Keegan, and Maggie; and many colleagues and friends. He was preceded in death by his two sisters June and Doris.

A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Bill requested that any memorial donations be sent to help support the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (YBRA) Field Camp in Red Lodge, Montana. Donations can be made online at www.ybra.org or by mail to: Denny McGinnis, YBRA Bonini Memorial Contribution, P.O. Box 20598 Billings, MT 59104-0598

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

December 21, 2016

Diana Daniel Lucas

Diana Daniel Lucas of Newtown, Pennsylvania, died December 14, 2016 at the Pennswood Village Retirement Community in Newtown. She was born in Staten Island on November 25, 1922, the daughter of Diana Elmendorf Richards Lucas and Eugene Willet van Court Lucas, Jr. She attended St. Margaret’s School in Waterbury, Connecticut, and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1944. She made her home in Princeton for many years and in 2003 moved to the Pennswood Village Retirement Community.

In keeping with her love of learning, Diana built a long and respected career at Educational Testing Services. She was a strong advocate of women’s higher education and was for decades a leading force at the Bryn Mawr Club of Princeton’s Book Sale, which raises funds for scholarships. She also had a heart for needy dogs and cats and spent many hours as a volunteer at the shelter, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, where a cat was named Lucas in her honor.

Diana was predeceased by her brother, Peter R. Lucas. A funeral service was held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Trinity Church in Princeton.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010, www.brynmawr.edu, or to the shelter SAVE, 1010 County Road 601, Skillman, NJ 08558, www.savehomelessanimals.org.


Martin Bratman

Martin Bratman, 90, of Lawrenceville and Big Pine Key, Fla., passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell with his family by his side. Marty loved people and was happiest surrounded by family and friends. “Who else is coming?” was a common refrain heard during almost any outing. He lived a wonderful life made rich by those who loved him. When Marty connected with someone they were his friend for life.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y. in 1926, Marty enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a tail-gunner on a B-29. Following his service, he moved to New Jersey and pursued many jobs. He worked as a chicken farmer, a door-to door vacuum cleaner salesman, and a furniture salesman. Marty and his late wife Mary Bratman (Manto) opened Viking Furniture in Trenton. Through their hard work the store flourished and they moved the business to Princeton where it remained for 30 years.

Marty closed Viking in 1984 and he and Mary retired to the Florida Keys.
Retirement did not last long and he soon opened Paradise Bagels and Deli in Key West, Fla. After several successful years Marty closed the deli to pursue lifelong hobbies of fishing, flying, skeet shooting, painting, and creating stained glass murals and stepping stones.

Son of the late David Bratman and Lillian Greenberg Bratman; husband of the late Mary Manto Bratman; he is survived by his son, J. Robert Bratman of Pennington; 2 daughters, Dr. Cynthia Bratman of Princeton and Wendy Mason of Mexico; a sister, Dr. Audrey Tarchine of Tucson, Ariz.: 3 grandchildren, Tyler, Kira, and Zachary; a great-grandson, Dominic; his beloved companion Joan Mainzer of Hamilton; and his two dedicated caregivers Connie and Frank.

Services will be private. A celebration of his life will take place in May. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. Condolences are welcome at www.wilsonapple.com. Donations in memory of Marty Bratman may be made at www.copdfoundation.org.


Patricia Maslanka

Patricia Maslanka, a long-time Madison, N.J. resident, died Monday, December 12, 2016. She was almost 89. Born Patricia McGovern in 1927, in a house that her parents built at 98 Park Avenue in Madison, she was the youngest of three siblings. Along with her brother, Daniel, and her sister, Betty, her cousin Jackie was practically another brother, living next door as part of the extended family circle that included her father’s parents and siblings. Her mother emigrated from Ireland at 16, and her relatives settled in Brooklyn N.Y.

Patricia attended St. Vincent Martyr Elementary School, and Madison High School in the building that is now the Middle School. After high school, Patricia worked in a local bank, learning skills that she would use throughout her life, including contributing them to a community finance committee on which she served just two years ago.

Patricia married John L. Maslanka in 1953. The couple moved to Perth Amboy, N.J., and gave birth to her eldest son, Brian there. The family relocated to Santa Barbara, Calif. shortly afterward, another son, Stephen, was born, but died at fifteen months old due to heart failure. Robert was born in 1959, and when he was three, the family moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. In 1968, they moved back to the family home on Park Avenue in Madison. There, the family welcomed a new baby, Richard, in 1969.

Patricia worked for several years at Prudential in Hanover Park, N.J., retiring in her mid-60s to lovingly care for her husband. When he died in 1997, Patricia became a world traveler, visiting places in Eastern and Western Europe, as well as South America. With a group of very close friends, she also became an avid gym member, cinephile, theater-goer, and reader, and became involved in the lives of her 10 grandchildren.

Patricia lived at Park Avenue until 2013, when she moved to Loudoun County Virginia, where she was involved in the community association as well as an active member of its social life. In 2015, after a fall, she moved to Acorn Glen in Princeton, where she died.

Patricia is survived by three sons, Brian of Herndon, Va.: Robert of Princeton: and Richard of Lebanon N.J.: as well as 10 grandchildren; Corrina of Watertown, Mass.; Meghan of New Orleans, La; Christopher of New York City; Mark, Jeffery, Rebecca, Carolyn, and Sara of Princeton; Emelia and Owen of Lebanon N.J.

Family and friends gathered on Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, Morristown, NJ. Interment followed at St. Vincent Cemetery, Noe Ave & Shunpike Road, Madison, NJ.


Quarto Armenti

Quarto Armenti, 82 of Princeton died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pettoranello Di Molise, Italy he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1971. He served in the Italian military for two years. Quarto retired after several years of service with RCA, West Windsor. He also was a self-employed landscaper in the Princeton area and a member of St. Paul’s Church.

Son of the late Adantimo and Carmela (Perna) Armenti; brother of the late Dora Cifelli; brother-in-law of the late Enrico Cifelli, Ercole Carnevale, Biagio Armenti; he is survived by his wife of 57 years Rosina (Toto) Armenti; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Adantimo (Tony) and Patrizia Armenti, Vito and Susan Armenti; two brothers and two sisters-in-law Quintino and Sylvia Armenti of Argentina and Ezio and Vanda Armenti of Italy; seven sisters and five brothers-in-law, Delia and Florindo Rossi of Argentina, Rosina Carnevale, Ada Armenti, Anna and Michele Soragnese of Italy, Esterina and Giusseppe Rossi of Toronto, Canada, Lina and Giusseppe Valerio of Italy, Flora and Costantino Procaccini; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Isolina and Mario Pirone of Italy; six grandchildren Cristiano, Sabrina, Briana, Alessandro, Adriano, Antonio; and a great grandson Tiarnan Dougherty and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held 8:30 a.m. on Thursday December 22, 2016 from The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Entombment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.


Enid Andersen Chace

Enid “Sue” Andersen Chace died peacefully at home at the age of 87 on November 19, 2016 in Lawrenceville. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., on September 29, 1929, she was the daughter of Eyston and Olive Kingston Andersen. Her father, who emigrated from Norway to the United States at age 16, called her “Susie Q” as a young girl, a moniker that evolved into her preferred lifelong nickname, Sue.

She graduated from Bronxville High School and Pembroke College, now Brown University, in 1951. Sue spent the summer of 1951 studying in Oslo, Norway. She was introduced to her future husband, Dean Chace, who was a student at Princeton University, by a mutual friend in 1949. They were married in 1953 and remained devoted life partners until Dean’s death in October 2011.

Sue and Dean lived in Haddon Heights, N.J., when first married; Dean was a young patent attorney at RCA and Sue was an enthusiastic first grade teacher. In 1957, they relocated to Princeton, where they remained active members of the Princeton community for 60 years. A member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church and the Nassau Club of Princeton, Sue was a past president of the Present Day Club, member of the Princeton Garden Club, an avid golfer at Springdale Golf Club, and a talented bridge player.

Sue returned to teaching in 1972 and taught kindergarten at Riverside and Littlebrook Elementary Schools in Princeton for 12 years. She devoted her time and energy as a volunteer at Princeton Hospital and as a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum. For the last 25 years of her life, in her family she was known as “Gibby,” a nickname acquired from a toddler granddaughter.

Sue was an extraordinary person who made a positive impact on people’s lives. Without a doubt, Sue was a kind and gentle matriarch of her family, but also had a quick wit and dry sense of humor. She was a giver and taught her children to always think about giving back to their community, school, or church. Sue was also known for her kindness and compassion for her four-legged friends and had a special way of communicating with her family’s pets.

Among her family’s favorite memories are summers in the Adirondacks at Canada Lake, N.Y. We will always remember the evenings on the porch and Gibby and Dean enjoying a sunset and the calls of the loons across the lake.

Enid “Sue” Andersen Chace leaves daughter Elizabeth Chace Donahue (David) of Lawrenceville; and sons Christopher Chace (Margaret) of New York, N.Y.; and Scott Chace (Nathalie) of London, England; grandchildren Molly, Willy, and Nick Donahue, Blythe Chace, and Annabelle and Chloe Chace; and her sister in law Shirley Jane Chace. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dean and brother Evan R. Andersen.

A celebration of Sue’s life will take place on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. at The Present Day Club in Princeton. Burial will be private. Donations in memory of Sue may be made to the Canada Lake Conservation Association, PO Box 483, Caroga Lake, NY 12032 or to Planned Parenthood, PPFA, 123 William Street, 10th floor, NY, NY 10038, ppaction.org.

December 7, 2016

Andrew Hicks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Louise Jefferys Morse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Irene M. Perna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Patrick J. Dolan

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 30, 2016

obit-goldstein-11-30-16Bernard Goldstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Julia T. Marcoline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extend condolences and share remembrances at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home Princeton.

November 23, 2016

obit-frank-11-23-16Henry J. Frank 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

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


Ralph Miles Allaire Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Orlando R. Petrocelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 9, 2016

obit-sharretts-11-9-16Louise Sharretts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Juan E. López Sanchez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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


Gwendolyn L. Roderick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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John R. Knapsack

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

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

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following: pulmonary

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


Dr. Robert J Fischer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Guy Diviaio, Jr.

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

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

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

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

October 19, 2016

obit-danielson-10-19-16Michael Danielson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A memorial service was held earlier this month.

Written by Michael Hotchkiss


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Memorial Service: Hugh “Tony” Cline

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Memorial Service: Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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