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Vol. LXII, No. 23
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
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Judith S. Gaylord

Barbara K. Smith

Cynthia Yun Liu

Judith S. Gaylord

Judi Steinman Gaylord, 58, of Kendall Park, formerly of Princeton, died May 7 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, South Brunswick.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, she had moved from Princeton to Kendall Park 11 years ago.

A graduate of Princeton High School, she also attended Rider College. She worked for Seward Johnson Sculpture Studio as executive secretary, Jack Weller Real Estate, and most recently for Chico’s and the Kaufman Chiropractic Clinic.

An area Governor of Toastmasters International, she was also an artisan who designed and created unusual jewelry.

Daughter of the late Dr. John F. Steinman, she is survived by her mother, Helen Meyer Evans of Princeton; a son, Justin Gaylord; a brother, Dr. Jim Steinman of South Carolina; a sister, Jill Kregstein of Lakewood, Colo.; her stepmother, Ellen Steinman; and her caring friends Kathy Everett, Walt Kisselman, and Diane Pardun.

A memorial service will be held June l8 at 7 p.m. in the Blawenburg Church, Route 518, Montgomery. Memorial contributions may be sent to The American Cancer Society.

Barbara K. Smith

Barbara K. Smith of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., formerly of Princeton, died April 21 with her family at her side, following an illness. She had moved to Bala Cynwyd with her second husband, Robert Siegel.

After the death of her husband, she turned her energy to supporting the needy in Philadelphia, and to the strengthening of family ties.

Having achieved recognition in the creative arts as an innovator and teacher, she made her home a cheerful gathering place for artists, musicians, and a wide circle of friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Leslie Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Jennifer Lohmann of Bala Cynwyd; three brothers, the Hon. Andrew Smithson, Henry Smithson, and John Smithson; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Cynthia Yun Liu

Cynthia Yun Liu, 80, of Princeton, died May 26 in New York City.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, and raised in Seoul, South Korea, she was a violinist who studied music at Ehwa College of Seoul. After translating for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, she emigrated to Nebraska where she earned a B.A. from Hastings College. She then spent 25 years as a music and English teacher in Indiana and New Jersey. After retiring in 1994, she followed her passion and studied literature, philosophy, and liberal arts at Princeton University.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Liu; a son, James Liu of Redondo Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Julia Liu of Princeton; four sisters, Hong S. Brannen, Hui Cha Davis, Un Sup Yun, and Kyoung Ae Choi; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was May 31 at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.

Arrangements were by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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