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Vol. LXII, No. 36
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
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W. Howe Constable

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W. Howe Constable

W. Howe Constable

W. Howe Constable, 54, of Nantucket, Mass., formerly of Princeton, died August 13 of a heart attack. He was the son of former Princeton University squash coach Betty Constable and the late Dr. W. Pepper Constable of Princeton and Nantucket, and the grandson of longtime Nantucket residents Margaret and William F. Howe, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Pepper Constable of Baltimore and Nantucket.

Born in Providence, R.I. and raised in Princeton, Mr. Constable graduated from the Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y. and Northeastern University in Boston. A resident of Nantucket Island since his early twenties, he worked in his early years for the Nantucket Historical Association, built stage sets for the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, and served for two years as the Nantucket Yacht Club’s Junior Yacht Club Director. Eventually he ran his own business as a building contractor, specializing in interior remodeling and historic renovations.

In addition to his love of Nantucket’s history and architecture, he loved music and sailing. He was a 17-year member of the NCMC Chorus and toured with them off island. He sailed his 21’ “Nopque,” an Alden designed “Indian” class boat, competitively for many years as a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club. He also loved taking his sisters and three nieces on expeditions around the island, by land and by boat, to help them better understand Nantucket’s history and fragile ecology. A founding director of the Nantucket Community Sailing Program, he was proud to be passing on his extensive sailing knowledge to the next generation.

His quick wit, stories, and clear love of the salty waters and light winds surrounding Nantucket will all be missed by his loyal friends, many cousins, and close family. He is survived by his mother, Betty Constable of Princeton; three sisters, Kacey Constable Nugent of Old Saybrook, Conn., Margo Constable of Idledale, Colo., and Liza Constable Hewitt of Nelson N.H.; and a brother, W. Pepper Constable III of London, England.

A memorial service was held August 22 on Nantucket. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alan Newhouse Scholarship Fund at Nantucket Community Sailing; or to the NCMC/Nantucket School of Music.

Graham K. Barnett

Graham Keith Barnett, 42, of New York City, formerly of Princeton, died suddenly August 4 in New York.

Born in Princeton, he was a graduate of Princeton Day School and Princeton University.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa; two daughters, Annabel and Delia; his parents, Michael and Barbara Barnett of Hightstown; and two siblings, Gabrielle and Simon.

Memorial Gathering for Anne Martindell

A memorial gathering for former U.S. Ambassador and New Jersey State Senator Anne C. Martindell is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13 at Prospect House on the Princeton University campus.

According to her son, Roger Martindell, all those who would like to share memories of Ms. Martindell are invited to attend. Parking will be available at the Princeton University Lot 10 between William Street and Nassau Street.

Ms. Martindell died June 11 at the age of 93 at the University Medical Center at Princeton following a brief illness. She lived most of her life in Princeton.

Among those invited to speak are a representative of the government of New Zealand, where Ms. Martindell served as U.S. Ambassador; a representative of Smith College, from which she graduated at age 87; and others who knew her in local, state, and national politics.

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