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Dorothy R. Crawford

Anna Cuomo

Joseph L. Hagan

Oakley F. Hoyt

Irene Kennedy

Barbara Ellen Kovach

John R. B. Brett-Smith

Jane H. Voss

Hugh D. Wise, Jr.

Dorothy R. Crawford

Dorothy Rightmire Crawford, 88, of Burlington City, died July 25 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. She was the order librarian at Firestone Library from 1952 until her retirement in 1980.

Born in Griggstown, she moved to Princeton in 1977, where she lived until 1980. She moved to Sea Girt in 1980, then joined her daughter in Burlington in 2000.

She was a former member of Soroptimist International of Princeton and the Business and Professional Women's Club of Princeton. She was also a charter member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Griggstown Fire Company, and a member of Trinity Church of Rocky Hill.

Predeceased by her husband, Edward M. Crawford, she is survived by two daughters, Katherine C. Oswald of Arlington, Tex., and Barbara C. Bennett of Burlington; a brother, Edward I. Rightmire of Palm Bay, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was July 29 at Trinity Church, Rocky Hill; burial was at Rocky Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford House, Sunset Road, Skillman 08558.

Anna Cuomo

Anna "Nina" Cuomo, 70, of Princeton, died August 4 at University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Ischia, Italy, she had been a resident of Princeton since 1948. She was a graduate of Princeton High School.

She worked 31 years for the state of New Jersey in Skillman. A follower of politics, she loved a spirited debate.

Daughter of the late Frank and Carmela Cuomo Sr., she is survived by two brothers, Frank Cuomo Jr. of Princeton, and Edward Cuomo of Hamilton; and a sister, Olga Cammeso of Ewing.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. on August 8 at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Park in Franklin Township.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. August 7 and 8:30 a.m. until time of service on August 8 at the funeral home.

Joseph L. Hagan

Joseph L. Hagan, 53, of West Windsor, died August 3 in Franklin Township. He was a systems programmer at Credit-Suisse First Boston.

Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he lived in Morrisville, Pa., and Los Angeles before moving to West Windsor 19 years ago.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph's University and attended graduate school at Rider University.

Son of the late Joseph Hagan, he is survived by his mother, Genevieve Hagan of Macon, Ga.; his wife, Suzanne; two sons, Jeffrey and Robert; a daughter Allison; three brothers, Philip of Newton, Pa., Patrick of Temple, Fla., and Richard; and three sisters, Ann Herr of Lititz, Pa., Mary Beth Hagan of Long Beach, Calif., and Michelle Sapp of Macon, Ga.

The funeral service and burial will be at 11 a.m. August 7 at Princeton Cemetery. The period of mourning will be observed during the evenings of August 7 and August 9 at the Hagan residence.

Arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.

Oakley F. Hoyt

Oakley F. Hoyt 87, of Naples, Fla., died July 27. He was a resident of Princeton before moving to Naples in 1984.

Born in Westwood and raised in Ambler, Pa., he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1938 with a degree in chemical engineering.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he helped design the landing light system for aircraft carriers.

In 1962, with his brother, Richard Hoyt, and Frank Tourville, he opened Zeus Industrial Products in Raritan, manufacturing Teflon tubing. He retired in 1982.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane; a son, John of Murphy, N.C.; and two granddaughters.

A private family service was held August 1 at Naples Memorial Gardens, Naples, Fla.

Irene Kennedy

Irene Kennedy, 96, of Princeton, died August 3 at home.

Born in London, she lived in New York City and Los Angeles before moving to Princeton five years ago.

She was a concert cellist who performed with her husband, a violinist, and conductor.

Wife of the late Sydney Kennedy, she is survived by two daughters, Miriam E. Rothman of Princeton, and Frances G. Anderegg of Buzzards Bay, Mass.; a brother, Jack Blankley of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be at noon on August 6 at Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.

Barbara Ellen Kovach

Barbara Ellen Kovach, Ph.D., 61, of Skillman, died July 28 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., she later resided in Tarzana, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Princeton.

An honors graduate of Stanford University, she completed a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1973. A professor and department chair at the University of Michigan in Dearborn from 1973 to 1984, she continued her teaching career at Rutgers University, first as Dean of University College, then at the School of Business, where she directed the Leadership Development Program.

She was also president and co-founder of the Leadership Development Institute, and the author of 11 books on leadership in the corporate world, including Survival on the Fast Track and Outsiders on the Inside. She was a member of Phi Lambda Theta and Phi Beta Kappa.

Daughter of the late Harry Arnold Lusk, M.D., and Margaret Lusk, she is survived by her husband, Randy Louis Kovach; two daughters, Deborah Louise Ploskonka and Jennifer Elizabeth Kovach; a son, Mark; a sister, Patricia Jean Lusk; and a brother, Harry Arnold Lusk.

The funeral was Saturday, August 2, at All Saints' Church. Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial gifts towards a scholarship in her name may be made to the Rutgers University Foundation, Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick 08901.

John R. B. Brett-Smith

John R. B. Brett-Smith, 85, of Princeton, died July 27 at home, surrounded by his family. He was a collector and dealer of rare books.

Born in Oxford, England, he was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford and at Rugby. After a year in Freiburg studying German in preparation for the coming war, he went to Christchurch, Oxford. There, he studied history from 1937 to 1939, gained an Oxford Blue in field hockey, and won a Henry fellowship at Harvard.

When war was declared one day after his arrival in Boston, he returned immediately to England to enlist in the army. He saw service in Abyssinia, Kenya, the Sudan, Uganda, and Madagascar. He returned to England to work in British intelligence, and was later assigned to the office of the Combined Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C.

After demobilization in 1946, he joined the staff of Oxford University Press in London with a year's leave of absence to take up the Henry fellowship that war had interrupted. He married Catharine Hill, an associate at the Press, in 1952. Together, they came to the United States in 1955 where he worked in the U.S. branch of Oxford University Press, later becoming president. He left the Press in 1972 and joined Seven Gables Bookshop, where he was able to exercise his passion for rare books. From 1980 to 2002 he ran his own antiquarian book dealership.

His love for rare books was coupled with a bibliographical knowledge of 17th century English drama and poetry. Over his lifetime he gathered a rare collection of Restoration plays, which now resides in the Cambridge University Library in England.

He was a member of the Friends of the Princeton University Library, the Grolier Club, the Johnsonian Society, the American Bibliographical Society, the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, and the Friends of the Cambridge University Library.

He is survived by his wife, Catharine, and their children Sarah, Helena and John. A service will be held at All Saints' Church on September 6 at 11 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Princeton University Library, 1 Washington Road, Princeton 08544.

Jane H. Voss

Jane Harlin Voss, 81, of Princeton, died August 2 at University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Tupelo, Miss., she was a Princeton resident most of her life.

Daughter of the late Paul and Leita Harlin, and wife of the late Stuart Kent Voss, she is survived by a daughter, Leita Hamill of Princeton; a brother, Paul Harlin of Memphis, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements are by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Hugh D. Wise, Jr.

Hugh D. Wise, Jr., 91, of Princeton, died August 3 at home. He was the founder of the Princeton law firm Smith, Stratton, Wise.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., to a military family, he was schooled by his parents, who were stationed at various bases throughout the world. He attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., then Princeton University, where he graduated with high honors in 1932. He received a master's degree from Princeton in 1933 and a law degree from Yale Law School in 1936.

He worked as an attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission until he went on active duty in the Army in 1940. His active military service terminated in 1945, at which time he held the rank of Colonel. He participated in the creation and organization of the Counter Intelligence Corps, serving as its chief for a period of time. For his services, he was decorated by the United States Government with the Legion of Merit, by France with the Croix De Guerre with star, and by Belgium with the Croix De Guerre with star and Order of Leopold. He retired from the Army Reserves in 1956.

After the war, he returned to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a year and then served as General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Disposition of Surplus Property. From there he went into the private practice of law as an associate with Pitney, Hardin, Ward & Brennan in Newark. In June 1949, be founded Smith, Stratton & Wise. He continued his affiliation with the firm until shortly before his death.

He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and for many years served as a vestryman and warden.

He was elected to the Princeton Township Committee for a two-year term in 1954. He also served on the boards of many businesses and charitable organizations.

He was a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the New Jersey State, Mercer County, and Princeton Bar Associations. He served the Princeton Bar Association as president.

He remained active with Princeton University, serving at various times as a guest lecturer, a member of the Trustees' Advisors Committee on the ROTC, and the executive committee of the Class of 1932.

Predeceased by his wife, Cynthia, in 1990, he is survived by two daughters, Douglas Anne Wise Wyble, and Nancy Wise Larson; a son, Hugh III; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

The funeral service will take place at Trinity Church in Princeton on Saturday, August 9, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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