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Joseph Robert Corio

Nicola E. Cox

Frank J. Pasquito

Irvin H. Sokolic

Denton S. Layman

Danielle Rolin Knipe

Ralph Ormond Smith

Mary Jane Paynter

Etta Cohen

Joseph Robert Corio

Joseph Robert Corio, 51, of Princeton, died August 19 at home.

Born and raised in New Jersey, he graduated in 1970 from Princeton High School. Growing up in West Windsor, he was a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, and played Little League baseball.

He worked for Rosedale Mills, Princeton University, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

He was an avid antique dealer and collector, and loved animals, especially his cats. He also enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephew, Lisa and Peter Corio.

Predeceased by his parents, Michael F. and Mary E. Corio, he is survived by a brother, James of Skillman.

A funeral service was held August 23 at the Cromwell-Immordino Memorial Home in Hopewell.

Memorial contributions may be made to an animal rescue shelter of the donor's choice.

Nicola E. Cox

Nicola E. Cox, 18, of Montgomery, died August 19 at Memorial Hospital of Salem County. Born in Oxford, England, she moved to the United States 13 years ago. She was a high honors graduate of Montgomery High School, class of 2003, and was an Edward J. Bloustein Merit Scholar to Rutgers University, Cook College, where she planned to enter the pre-vet program.

She played the clarinet in the Montgomery High School Wind Ensemble, Pep Band and Pit Band.

She was also chosen to play with the New Jersey All-State Symphonic Band.

An animal welfare advocate, she was a volunteer for Friends of Homeless Animals.

She was a member of Grace-St. Paul Episcopal Church for the past four years, having participated as an acolyte, member of the youth group, and a lector. She was a lifelong member of the Anglican Communion.

She is survived by her parents, Hilary and Christopher Cox of Montgomery Township; a sister, Suzannah Cox, at home; her paternal grandparents, Joyce and Edward Cox of Rhos-On-Sea, U.K.; and her maternal grandmother, Lesley McDonald of Cambridge, U.K.

A Burial Office and Requiem Eucharist was celebrated August 26 at Grace-St. Paul Episcopal Church, Mercerville, with the Rev. Jack V. Zamboni, Rector, and the Rev. Susan B.P. Norris, Associate Rector, officiating. Cremation was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Band Parents Association, Montgomery High School, Burnt Hill Road, Skillman 08558.

Frank J. Pasquito

Frank J. Pasquito, 67, of Lawrenceville, died August 19 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

Born in Lawrenceville, he was a lifelong resident.

He owned Frank J. Pasquito Builders Inc. of Lawrenceville, a custom builder in the area for more than 50 years.

A New Jersey National Guard veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post 414, the Bricklayer and Mason Union, and the Lawrence Democratic Club.

Son of the late Frank and Alvera Simonelli Pasquito, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara; two sons, Frank and David, both of Lawrenceville; two daughters, Lisa Kiernan of Lawrenceville and Alexandria of Trenton; a brother, Michael Pasquito of Langhorne, Pa.; a sister, Donna Zucchetti of Trenton; and six grandchildren.

The funeral was August 23 at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Church of St. Ann, Lawrenceville. Burial was in St. Mary¹s Cemetery Mausoleum, Hamilton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Foundation, 19 Lexington Avenue, Ewing 08638.

Irvin H. Sokolic

Dr. Irvin H. Sokolic, 79, of Princeton, died August 25 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Philadelphia, he also lived in Cherry Hill and Elizabeth before moving to Princeton 15 years ago.

He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and its Medical School, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a physician and general surgeon practicing at Hahnemann University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital before retiring 12 years ago.

He was a member of the American Medical Association and The Jewish Center, and a Fellow of the College of American Surgeons.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Zissman Sokolic; six sons, Scott of Havertown, Pa., Clifford of St. Thomas, V.I., Larry of West Orange, David of Bellevue, Wash., Robert of Rockville, Md., and Jeremy of New York City; a sister, Frieda Goldberg of Philadelphia; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

The funeral service was August 26 at The Jewish Center, followed by burial at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Pa.

A period of mourning will be observed at the Sokolic residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Magen David for Israel, 888 Seventh Avenue, Suite 403, New York, N.Y. 10106; or Israel Emergency Fund, c/o Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.

Denton S. Layman

Denton Stewart Layman, 78, of Princeton, died August 24 at home.

He lived in Cranford Township for more than 20 years before locating to the Princeton area. Born in Roscoe, N.Y., he was the oldest son of the late Rev. Cedric and Leslie Layman.

A 1943 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown, Conn., he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II as a Navy pharmacist mate aboard LST 134, which participated in the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944.

He was a graduate of Brown University, class of 1950, and earned a masters in city and regional planning from Cornell University in 1952.

He was a registered planner in the State of New Jersey, and had a professional career in urban and regional planning, and affordable housing. He was County Planning Director of Broome County, N.Y.; vice president and regional director of the New York office of Candeub, Fleissing and Associates; and retired from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in 1994.

He served as member and Chairperson of the Cranford Planning Board.

He was a dedicated amateur ornithologist with a life list of more than 1200 birds. He birded in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He pursued a lifelong interest in social issues and was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, the United States L.S.T. Association, and many other organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Cynthia of Rahway; a brother, Fredrick Layman of Keene, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Ray of Plainsboro; two step-granddaughters; and an honorary grandson, Henry Guang Zheng of Princeton.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, at A.S. Cole Funeral Home, 22 North Main Street, Cranbury, followed by burial at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Jersey Audubon Society, c/o Plainsboro Preserve Environmental Education Center, 80 Scotts Corner Road, P.0. Box 446, Plainsboro 08536.

Danielle Rolin Knipe

Danielle Rolin Knipe, 97, died August 13 at the Princeton Care Center. A longtime Princeton resident, she had lived in Sea Girt and Spring Lake in recent years.

Born in Brussels, Belgium, she moved with her parents and siblings to Capetown, South Africa. The family returned to Belgium at the time of the outbreak of the First World War. Forced to leave Belgium by the German occupation, they settled in England. She subsequently emigrated to Canada and then the United States, settling in southern California. She taught French, and became an excellent amateur tennis player.

In 1930, she married James L. Knipe. With her husband and their two sons, James and Peter, she moved to Princeton in 1946, when Commander Knipe completed his active duty in the U.S. Navy. While living in Princeton she was an enthusiastic tennis player and active in a number of charitable and social organizations.

She lived in Washington, D.C. during two phases of her life–first during World War II and later during the 1960s when her husband was appointed a special advisor to the Board of the Federal Reserve. During her second tour in Washington, she studied art and began to paint, a hobby she continued into her mid-90s. In Washington, she was an active member of the Chevy Chase Club and the Junior League.

In 1974, she moved to Sea Girt, where she lived until moving to The Arbors, an assisted living residence, in Spring Lake Heights in 2000.

Predeceased by her husband in 1981, she is survived by two sons, James of San Bernardino, Calif., and Peter of Skillman; a brother, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Mitchell Rolin of Fallbrook, Calif.; and two grandsons.

She was buried in a private ceremony beside her husband in the Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle. Arrangements were by the Kimble Funeral Home.

A celebrations of her life will be held in the early fall in Sea Girt, in Fallbrook, Calif., and in Brussels, Belgium.

Ralph Ormond Smith

Ralph Ormond Smith, 60, formerly of Princeton, died suddenly at his home in Forest Grove, Ore.

He grew up in Princeton and attended Princeton Country Day School and the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Predeceased by his father, Gerald H. Smith, his sister, Ann A. Smith, and his stepbrother, A. Tucker Cluett, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. G. A. Cluett, Jr. of Westwood, Mass.; and a stepbrother, Mark S. Cluett.

A memorial service is planned for the fall in Princeton at a date to be determined.

Mary Jane Paynter

Mary Jane Howard Paynter, 95, of Princeton, died August 19 at the University Medical Center of Princeton.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was a longtime area resident.

Wife of the late Richard Kates Paynter Jr., she is survived by her son Richard Ill of Princeton; a sister, Betty Gwinn of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was August 23 at Trinity Church, followed by burial in Trinity All Saints Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA or to Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

Etta Cohen

Etta Cohen, 90, of Princeton, died August 18 at home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she and her husband Bernard lived on Long Island and in Florida before moving to Ewing and then to Princeton.

She is survived by a son, Steven; a sister, Sylvia; a brother, Jerry; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on August 20 at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, Queens, N.Y.

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