January 18, 2017

Obituaries 1/18/17

Priscilla Alexandra Waring

Priscilla Alexandra Waring, 72, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at her home in Newtown, Pa. following a brief illness.

Ms. Waring was a long-time resident of Princeton and Pennington, Washington Crossing, Pa., and has resided in Bucks County since 2001.

She received her early education at Saint Paul School in Princeton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Formerly senior vice president and director of Gallup and Robinson, Inc., an advertising and marketing research firm serving Fortune 500 clients, she was a frequent speaker at international and national conferences. Ms. Waring was owner of Gryphon Group LLC, a market research firm, and for the past 12 years was a realtor associate with Weidel Realtors and licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. Waring had been a member of Princeton Rotary for many years.

Priscilla is the granddaughter of the late Alston and Beulah Waring, prominent citizens of Solebury Township, Pa. The farm they purchased in the late 1920’s became part of the Honey Hollow Watershed, a designated historic landmark. In 2014 Priscilla donated the family archive, which includes family memorabilia and publications by and about the Warings to the Solebury Township Historical Society. She carried on their legacy with a lifelong passion for history, conservation, and love of nature, gardening, and service to her community.

She is predeceased by her parents, Theodore R. and Barbara G. Waring of Princeton; and her sister, Winifred B. Waring.

Interment will be at Princeton Cemetery on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.

Donations accepted via www.GoFundMe.com/Priscilla-Waring-Memorial-Fund.

Extend condolences and remembrances at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.


John C. Sapoch, Jr.

John C. Sapoch, Jr. passed away peacefully on January 13, 2017. Beloved husband, cherished grandfather, devoted father, step-father, brother, and uncle, Jack’s impact on those around him was deep and lasting and he will be profoundly missed. He was a member of Princeton University’s Great Class of 1958. A legend in the annals of Princeton University football, he captained the 1957 team perfecting the single wing offense during his seasons as starting quarterback. A protégé of Princeton Coach Charlie Caldwell, Jack was awarded the venerable John Prentice Poe Award and was named to the 1957 Associated Press All-Ivy and All-East first team. Just prior to graduation, he turned down an offer by Vince Lombardi to play with the Green Bay Packers. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, returning to Princeton to serve as Secretary for the Committee for Alumni Associations, Director of the Princeton University Conference, and finally as a Corporate Officer in the position of Assistant Secretary of the University. Jack went on to a successful career in management consulting, first with the J.P. Cleaver Company and then as CEO of SINC and Princeton-Pacific, Inc., where he became a distinguished authority on transportation management.

Born and raised in Allentown, Pa., Jack spent his happiest years in southern California married to Ava Anttila. During their time on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, their annual Fourth of July celebration was legendary. Together they built a home rooted in generous devotion to family and friends. Their door was always open to an ever-growing community of friends and colleagues. This included a strong connection to the Finnish community and the Finnish Consulate where Ava has maintained an active leadership role through the years. Jack was a mentor to many. A good listener, strategic in his advice, he gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. From that, all things were possible.

Predeceased by his parents, John C. Sapoch, Sr., and Dorothy Rems Sapoch; his sister, Sally Mengels; and his parents-in-law Ari and Raija Anttila; Jack is survived by his beloved wife Ava; sister Dotty and her husband Bill Clayton (Falls Church, Va.); sons John and his wife Jamie (Hopewell); Bill (Montclair) from his first marriage to Betty W. Sapoch (Princeton); step-sons Wyatt Bloomfield and his wife Johanna (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and William Bloomfield and his wife Maria (Minneapolis, Minn.); loving grandchildren, Emily and Jack Sapoch; and Charlotte, Beckett, Alec, and Helena Bloomfield, among many other relatives.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jack’s memory can be made to the charitable organization of your choice or to the Princeton Football Association either online at makeagift.princeton.edu/athletics or via check to Princeton Football Association, Princeton University, PO Box 5357, Princeton, 08543.


Helge Leeuwenburgh

Helge Willem Leeuwenburgh, 85, passed away peacefully in his Princeton, New Jersey home on January 10, 2017, after a long, brave fight against cancer. Helge is survived by his wife Carolyn; his three children Mark and his wife Joanne, Erika and her husband Steve, and Todd; and four grandchildren Zachary, Alexandra, Sophia, and Emma. He is also survived by his brother Wim, residing in the Netherlands, with his niece Astrid and nephews Geert and Tony.

Helge was born June 27, 1931 in Nykobing, Denmark to Ragnhild Hostrup and Antonie Leeuwenburgh. He grew up with his two brothers, Willem and Jens, in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Het Amsterdams Lyceum in 1949 and studied at the University of Amsterdam before entering the Royal Netherlands Navy where he served as a signal officer stationed in Suriname.

He and his wife, Carolyn, met in the Netherlands in 1955. They moved to the United States and then married in 1957. They settled in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where they started a family, and he became a United States citizen. In 1970, the family relocated to Princeton, New Jersey.

In the early 1970s, he began his career in travel for the Netherlands National Tourist Office and concurrently managed the import-export of Dutch cheese into the country. Afterwards, he pioneered low-fare group travel in the United States with his business partner Sir Freddie Laker. Subsequently, he founded Overseas-Charter-A-Flight and, as president and chief executive officer, led the company for over a decade. In the 1980s, he was a sought-after independent tour operator organizing and leading groups in China, throughout the United States, and Europe for Rider University and Westminster Choir College, amongst other educational institutions.

He enjoyed bicycling, hiking, the outdoors, and time with family. He was a global citizen, respected and admired by family, friends, and colleagues for his intelligence and compassion. He will be remembered fondly as a patient husband, loving father, and friend.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

In remembrance of Helge, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.