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Vol. LXIII, No. 51
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Mary A. McMorris

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John C. Friedmann

Mary A. McMorris

Mary Amelia (Nancy) McMorris, 68, of Princeton, died December 11 of ovarian cancer, at home. She had been under hospice care.

Known to family and her many friends as Nancy, she was born in the Bryn Mawr Hospital to Howard S. and Elisabeth H. McMorris in 1941. She graduated from Miss Fine’s School in Princeton in 1959, before attending the Brillantmont International School in Lausanne, Switzerland for a year, as had both her mother and maternal grandmother. She then graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1964 from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in German studies, having studied at the University of Munich for her junior year. Awarded a graduate fellowship at Penn, she spent the next year at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin before receiving a master’s degree in Arts and Teaching from Harvard University, specializing in Romance languages.

Continuing her lifetime interest in European languages, art and culture, she moved to Paris, where she was head of research for the European edition of Time Magazine, at that time entirely written and published in Europe. When the magazine ceased publication after several years, she worked in the fund-raising department of the American Hospital in Paris. Her next stop was London, where she attended the Inchbald School of Design.

Moving to New York in 1981, Ms. McMorris worked for several years with Sotheby Parke Bernet, specializing in the valuation of furniture. She returned to Princeton in 1985, while keeping an apartment in London. During the next 20 years she was active as an independent art dealer, purchasing paintings at auction in London and selling them in selected galleries in Princeton, New York, and Philadelphia.

She was a member of the Savoy Company in Philadelphia and the Blue Hill Troupe in New York, both amateur Gilbert & Sullivan performing companies. She belonged to the Colonial Dames of America, the Harvard Club of Princeton, and the Pretty Brook Tennis Club.

She is survived by her brother, Howard of New York City and Philadelphia; and his children, Gordon and Elisabeth.

Burial will be private, with a memorial service at noon on Saturday, January 23 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. It will be followed by a luncheon reception at the Nassau Club.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, One Hamilton Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York, N.Y. 10122; or to the Princeton Hospice Program, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton 08540.

Timothy C. Huizing Jr.

Timothy C. Huizing Jr., 45, of Mt. Dora, Fla., formerly of Princeton, died December 19 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township.

Born in Princeton and formerly of Kingston, he had lived in Florida for the last five years.

He was a graduate of South Brunswick High School and Trenton State College, summa cum laude. He also received his certificate for two years at Rutgers in Geomatics.

He was formerly the manager at G.I.S. at the Nature Conservancy in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He enjoyed time spent out of doors, particularly in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his parents, Arlene J. and Timothy C. Huizing of Seaside Park, N.J.; and a brother, Neil Huizing of Eastampton, N.J.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202.

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

John C. Friedmann

John C. Friedmann

John Christopher Friedmann, 86, of Princeton, died December 14 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Jersey City to George and Irene Friedmann, he lived in Cranford, New Jersey until he was 11 years old, when the family moved to White Plains, New York. He attended the White Plains public schools, graduating from White Plains High School in 1940. He enrolled at Harvard College in the fall of 1940, where he studied Government until he enlisted in the United States Army in January 1943. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard as a member of the Class of 1944.

During the Second World War, he served in the Infantry and Army Signal Corps. He completed the Russian Language Training Program at Indiana University and was posted to the Pacific Theatre, where he fought in the Battle of Okinawa Island in March and April, 1945. After the war ended, he was stationed in the Republic of Korea, returning to the Unites States in 1946.

Mr. Friedmann joined the Shell Oil Company, where he served in a number of administrative positions in New York City and Houston, Texas, including the marketing, public affairs, and corporate medical departments during a 38-year career. He retired from Shell in 1983 as a medical administrator and lived in Princeton during his retirement.

In Princeton, he was an original board member of the Harvard Club of Princeton as well as the Nassau Club and Old Guard. He was a volunteer for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic for many years.

Predeceased by two sisters, Louise and Jane Friedmann, he is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter, Pamela Lowe of Acton, Mass.; two sons, Andrew Friedmann of Austin, Texas and Thomas Friedmann of Washington, D.C.; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

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