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William J. Brennan III

Juan F. Figueroa

Margaret Kreisler

Ellen K. Nunn

Elizabeth Dichman Smith

William J. Brennan III

William J. Brennan III, 71, of Princeton, died May 17 at University
Medical Center at Princeton. The cause was cancer.

He was the senior partner at Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan LLP,
and a prominent figure in the New Jersey bar.

Born in East Orange, he graduated from Newark Academy and Colgate
University before serving for three years as a tank officer in the U.S.
Marine Corps.

He graduated from Yale Law School in 1962 and practiced law for five
years with Breed, Abbott & Morgan in New York City. In 1967, he joined the
administration of New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Hughes as deputy attorney
general and counsel to the Department of Community Affairs. He was
subsequently promoted to assistant attorney general in charge of litigation,
and assigned to the Special Mercer County Grand Jury to Investigate
Organized Crime and Official Corruption. He also served as special counsel
to the governor for major litigation.

He joined the Smith Stratton firm in 1970, where he remained a partner
for 34 years. The firm's offices are in Plainsboro. A civil trial attorney,
his practice focused on trials and appeals in aviation, product liability,
and insurance coverage matters. His professional honors included the Trial
Bar Award of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey for distinguished service in
the cause of justice, which he received in 1994.

He was active in the New Jersey and federal bars, serving as president
of the New Jersey State Bar Association and of the Association of the
Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. He was a fellow of the American
College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate
Lawyers, a president of the Yale Law School Association of New Jersey, and
an associate editor of the New Jersey Law Journal. He served as chairman of
the Committee on Professionalism and of the Committee on Legal Ethics of the
American College of Trial Lawyers. A longtime member of the American Bar
Association's house of delegates, he was a member of the ABA's Standing
Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and its Standing
Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

He was also a member of the American Law Institute, and in 1986 served
as chairman of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, the first lawyer
appointed to that position.

Mr. Brennan's father was the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J.
Brennan Jr. Mr. Brennan was the chairman of the Brennan Center for Justice,
which is dedicated to promoting the values, ideals and spirit of Justice
Brennan in the areas of democracy, poverty, and criminal justice.

Mr. Brennan is survived by his wife of 44 years, Georgianna, and a son,
William J. IV of Philadelphia.

The funeral service was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brennan Center for Justice at
NYU School of Law, 161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor, New York, N.Y.
10013; or to the animal shelter SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540.

Juan F. Figueroa

Dr. Juan Francisco Figueroa, 87, of Raleigh, N.C., died April 28 of
complications from respiratory failure. He was a career veterinarian with
American Cyanamid in Princeton and Wayne, N.J., until his retirement.

A native of Huaraz, Peru, he was sent by his country's military to
study veterinary sciences at Ohio State University, where he received a
D.V.M. in 1944. He then returned to Peru where he helped found the country's
first veterinary school at the University of San Marcos. In 1950, he
received an M.S. in animal husbandry from the University of Wisconsin at
Madison. Throughout his career, he was a leader of the World Veterinary
Association, which he served as vice president from 1967 to 1983, and as
president from 1983 to 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Ann Kwapil; five
children, Diane of Raleigh, Mary Lou of Philadelphia, Juan of Washington,
D.C.; Margaret of Raleigh, and Eric of Arlington, Va.; three sisters,
Elvira, Olga, and Gloria, all of Peru; and ten grandchildren.

Memorial services and interment took place on May 3 at St. Francis of
Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Raleigh.

Memorial donations may be made to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical
Foundation, N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough
Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27606.

Arrangements were by Mitchell Funeral Homes & Crematory, Raleigh, N.C.

Margaret Kreisler

Margaret Kreisler

Margaret Kreisler, 92, of Princeton, died May 19 at home.

Born in Vienna, Austria, she was a resident of Pelham, N.Y., before
moving to Princeton in 1967.

She had been a communicant at St. James Catholic Church in Pennington
for many years.

Predeceased by her husband, Kurt Kreisler, she is survived by a son,
Frederic of Princeton, and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 24 at St. James Catholic
Church. Interment was private at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle,

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.

Ellen K. Nunn

Ellen Kerns Nunn, 58, of Princeton, died May 22 at home.

Born in Newark, she had lived in Montgomery Township for many years.

A graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, she
received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Montclair
State College.

Throughout her career she was a teacher of English, most recently in
Hillsborough High School. Previously, she taught at Memorial High School in
Elmwood Park, Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, and St. Rose
of Lima School in East Hanover.

The daughter of the late Thomas Arthur Kerns and Catherine Hallahan
Kerns, she is survived by a daughter, Susan Stalter of Pennington; two
grandchildren; and a close friend, Elaine McGrath.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. at
Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. A period of visitation will begin at
10:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program, P.O. Box 3401, Park City, Utah 84060.

Elizabeth Dichman Smith

Elizabeth Dichman Smith, 82, of Princeton, died of respiratory
complications on May 24 at University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Norfolk, Va., she grew up in Garden City, L.I., graduated from
Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va., and received her master's degree
from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

After working at the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation in development,
she was a counselor at AAMH (Association for the Advancement of the Mentally
Handicapped) under the auspices of Arthur Rittmaster. She subsequently
worked at the Rutgers University Foundation in New Brunswick and, after
retirement, on the Princeton Joint Commission for the Aging.

An active participant in public affairs, she enjoyed many friends in the
community. She also held a lifelong interest in the Princeton school system,
especially in the Learning Community, and once ran as a candidate for the
School Board.

She is survived by her husband, Bevin; three sons, Robinson of New York
City, Gratten of Hardwick, Vt., and Warren of Rhinebeck, N.Y.; a daughter,
Caroline of Princeton; and three grandchildren, Michael of New York, and
Benjamin and Sarah of Princeton.

A memorial service will be announced for a later date.

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