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Frank J. Chiavoni

Adeline B. Federici

Kuei-Chang Liang

Ruth C. Robertson

Frank J. Chiavoni

Frank J. Chiavoni, 54, of Jackson, formerly of Princeton, died October 23 at home.

Born in Trenton, he had also lived in Hamilton before moving to Jackson six years ago.

He was a graduate of Steinert High School and The College of New Jersey, where he earned a graduate degree in physics.

He was employed as a systems programmer for the State of New Jersey, Department of Office Information Technology.

Son of the late Frank and Carmella DeQuinzio Chiavoni, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Araxi Aklian Chiavoni; two sons, David and Christopher; a sister, Patricia Chiavoni; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Princeton area.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. this Friday, October 28 at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street. Interment will follow in Princeton Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 27 and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at The Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue.

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

Adeline B. Federici

Adeline B. Federici, 95, of Princeton, died October 18 at the home of her daughter in Union Township.

Born in Trenton, she lived in Princeton for 58 years before moving to Union Township four years ago.

A graduate of Trenton Normal School in 1929, she was an avid reader and an accomplished seamstress.

The daughter of the late Anita and Louis Baldassari, and wife of the late Joseph Federici, she is survived by two daughters, Mena Shaddow of Union Township and Anita Thompson of Brick Township; a sister, Dina Baldassari and a brother, Renzi Baldassari, both of Hamilton; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on October 22 at St. Paul's Church, followed by interment in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, Ala. 35210.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home.

Kuei-Chang Liang

Kuei-Chang (K.C.) Liang, 95, of Kendall Park, died October 20 at University Medical Center at Princeton, surrounded by his family.

Born in Fu-Jou city, Fu-Jien province, China, he studied engineering at the Naval Academy in Fu-Jou. After graduation, he left home to serve in the Chinese Air Force in the Sino-Japanese War. He worked for the Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company in Hang-Jou, a Chinese-American cooperative, during the Second World War. Near the end of the World War II, he was selected by the Chinese Air Force to further his study and training in management and industrial quality control in England, where he studied at the University of Bristol and in Sheffield. He left China for Taiwan in 1949 before the communist takeover of China.

He devoted his professional career to the advancement of civil aviation and teaching, in the last 10 years dedicating himself to industrial quality control, technology, and management. After retirement he moved to the U.S. to be close to his children. Eventually, he had the opportunity to locate and visit his daughters in China after 50 years of separation.

He is survived by three daughters, Raw-Jang Liang and Huai-Shuen Laing of China and Jo-Lin Liang of Princeton; a son, Jang-Chi Liang of Kendall Park; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A prayer service of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29, at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. Interment will follow in Princeton Cemetery.

Calling hours are 9:30 a.m. until the prayer service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a first aid and rescue squad of a community or a community-based organization serving the elderly.

Ruth C. Robertson

Ruth Carlson Robertson, 65, of Greenbelt, Md., formerly of Princeton, died October 19 at home.

She was born in Oil City, Pa., the daughter of Elizabeth D. Carlson and the late Elmer F. Carlson.

Known professionally as Ruth Hollinger, she joined the Princeton University faculty as manager of the chemistry department in 1981, after earning her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in solid state physics from Penn State University, and serving as a department manager at Northwestern University. In 1987 she moved to the University of Wisconsin, and most recently was Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for the University System of Maryland.

While in Princeton she was active at Princeton United Methodist Church. One son, Mark Hollinger, attended Princeton High School (class of 1984); her other sons, Mark and Paul Robertson, graduated from Notre Dame High School and Princeton Day School, respectively.

Buoyed by a strong faith and a sunny optimism, she survived for 22 years after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, said her husband, Bruce Robertson. She played tennis, took long bicycle rides, taught bible classes, sang in church choirs, read voraciously, and was an avid traveler, journeying to Japan, Sweden, Germany, and Lapland.

Predeceased by a sister, Joan Carlson Kelly, she is survived by her mother, Elizabeth; her husband of 20 years, Bruce; three sons, Mark Hollinger of Littleton, Mass., Mark Robertson of Lompoc, Calif., and Paul Robertson of Bozeman, Mont.; two brothers, Frank Carlson of Houston, Tex. and Paul Carlson of West Virginia; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at the First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, Md. on November 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.


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