April 12, 2017

Obituaries 4/12/17

Harry Ververides

Harry Ververides, lifelong resident of Princeton passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Merwick Care Center, Plainsboro at the age of 84.

He owned and operated Harry’s Luncheonette at 16 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, for over 40 years, before retiring in 2000.

Harry was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving during the Korean War from 1952-1960.

Mr. Ververides was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of ’51, member of AHEPA at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton and the F&AM Masonic Lodge #38 in Princeton. In his leisure time, he enjoyed long walks and speaking with his friends, neighbors, and customers in town.

Surviving are his brother, George Ververides and cousins in Greece.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 10 until 10:30 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Road, Hamilton (Trenton), NJ 08619, immediately followed by the Funeral Service. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.

Memorial contributions made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or St. George Greek Orthodox Church at the above address are appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, NJ.

Extend condolences and share memories at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.


Mark Douglas Landauer

Mark Douglas Landauer, 63, passed away peacefully in Bethlehem, Pa. on April 3, 2017. Mark was a life-long resident of Princeton, having moved to Bethlehem 10 years ago to be closer to family.

Born in Princeton, Mark was the son of the late Harry Lee Landauer and Sallie Warren Landauer. He was also predeceased by his brother, Keith Landauer.

Mark graduated from Princeton High School and was a successful realtor and real estate broker in the Mercer County area for many years. He retired early due to health challenges related to multiple sclerosis.

Mark was a very special and unique individual. While he valued his independence and privacy, he loved people. He had a very kind and generous heart. He never judged others, would help anyone in need, and was always a faithful friend. He once said he had never committed to a particular sports team because he always cheered for the underdog.

Mark had a very dry sense of humor and delivered it with a twinkle in his eye. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved Long Beach Island, N.J., fly fishing, old movies, music from the 1960s, and a good cup of java. He especially loved his family and relished family get-togethers and holiday dinners.

Mark is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Joe Cimerola; his brother, Richard Landauer; his niece and Goddaughter, Amelia Cimerola Tozzoli; his nephews, Michael Cimerola, Evan Landauer, and Keith Landauer; his aunts and many cousins; and more friends than he ever knew.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown, Pa. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.stephensfuneral.com. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org.


Paul A. Ashton

Paul A. Ashton, formerly of Princeton, passed away on March 29 at home in Summerdale, Alabama. He was 90 years young.

Paul was the son of Dean and Florence Ames Ashton and the brother of the late Clyde Ashton.

Born in Trenton, Paul grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey and graduated from Princeton High School in 1944. After starting college at Drexel University he joined The Army Air Corps and was enrolled in the pilot’s training program. Following his discharge, he earned a degree in pharmacy from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Paul spent his college summers working in Ocean City, New Jersey where he met and married Margaret (Peggy) Hopkins.

After several years working for Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals as a salesman, Paul bought The Thorne Pharmacy on Nassau Street and later opened The Junction Pharmacy in West Windsor.

Later in life, Paul and Peggy became avid square dancers and RV-ers. Their love of traveling the backroads of America led them to find their perfect second home near the gulf coast in Summerdale, Alabama. This community of retirees provided a wonderful social life that Paul enjoyed until his death. He became a volunteer at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama and a host at the Foley, Alabama Railroad Museum where he spent countless hours guiding tours for visiting families.

Paul is survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy; and two sons, Raymond (Jane) of Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Charles (Deadra) of Tunbridge, Vermont. Also, his 3 grandchildren: Laura Ashton of Sydney, Australia, Gregory (Katherine) of West Trenton, New Jersey, and Peter of Evanston, Illinois; and great granddaughter, Olivia Ashton.

A memorial service was held on April 2 in Summerdale, Alabama. A private burial will be in Hopewell, New Jersey.


Pamela Jean Frederick

Pamela Jean Frederick died peacefully at home surrounded by her immediate family in Princeton on March 31, 2017. Jean was born in Felpham near Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England on April 22, 1921 to Lizzie Ethel Tingley and Percy Ashford Norman. Her father was the last in a succession of land-owning farmers whose family name of Ashford or Ayshford originated from Devon, and was recorded in the Doomsday books. Jean was mainly home-schooled and briefly attended Courtfield House in Bognor Regis.

At age 17, as Britain defended against invasion, Jean patrolled her coastal village on fire watch during the blackouts while, in her own words, “My 14-year-old brother kicked the bombs off the church tower in the dark.” By day she served in the British Red Cross as a volunteer, nursing casualties. She was accepted to study Interior Design in London but the outbreak of war prohibited her from taking her place. Instead, she married Squadron Leader Paul Michael Procter, DFC, Royal Air Force (RAF). They lived in England and then in Aden, Yemen on the Red Sea with their daughter Susan, where he served for several years before his tragic death in a flying accident in November 1951. The fourth of five children (her sister Eleanor had died at birth), Jean outlived all her siblings. Her only brother Wing Commander Ayshford Peter Norman, DFC, RAF, had a distinguished service record and led a flying formation team; her oldest sister Phyllis (Pip) Norman joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and worked for British intelligence intercepting codes before they reached Bletchley Park. Their other sister Betty Beaven was married to a successful leather manufacturer who served in the Oxfordshire Yeomanry.

In 1960 Jean married Episcopal priest John Bassett Moore Frederick, son of New York lawyer Karl Telford Frederick and Anne Ferguson Moore, a daughter of John Bassett Moore of Smyrna, Delaware and a judge on the World Court in The Hague. The couple met in Oxford, England while Jean was working at the University and John was a curate; they later resided in New Haven, Connecticut (1960–1970) where their daughters Alexandra and Sarah were born. In 1970, the family moved back to England, living in Birmingham while John studied for his PhD and then settled in Blechingley, Surrey (1974–1995) where he was Rector. Jean attended Bournville College of Art in Birmingham and Reigate School of Art in Surrey and became a painter specializing in landscapes and portraits. They relocated to Princeton upon retirement, where they were members of Trinity Church, The Nassau Club, The English-Speaking Union, and The Middle East Society. Jean also joined the Daughters of the British Empire, although she did not support “empire building” and always considered herself a “world citizen”. A member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, Jean’s work has also been exhibited at The Nassau Club, Princeton; Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania; The Bird in the Hand Gallery, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; and at regional locations.

Jean is survived by her husband John; her three daughters, Susan Perin and husband Reuben Perin Jr., Alexandra Frederick and partner Mark Vickers, and Sarah Borner du Cane and husband Paul Borner du Cane; grandchildren Serena Perin Vinton and husband Henry Vinton, Reuben Perin III and wife Laura Perin, Thomas Borner du Cane and Henry Borner du Cane; great-grandchildren Elena, Amelia, and Alexa Vinton, and Spencer and Reuben Perin IV; her sisters-in-law Helen Gray and Lisa Parker and their respective children Carla, Eden, and Wendy; other extended family in the U.K., niece Judith Burchell and husband Vernon Burchell, sons Gabriel and Aaron and children, nephew Marcus Beaven and wife Judith Beaven and children, cousin Deirdre Forman and husband Andrew Forman; and countless beloved friends in the U.S. and U.K.

A lover of historic places and beautiful gardens, Jean’s characteristics included a quick wit, artistic talent, and a passionate interest in her family, the lives of others, and world affairs. She was noted for her extraordinary memory which could recount the most intricate details of a life lived in several countries during both war and peace.

The funeral service will be held at Trinity Church, Princeton at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Simple family flowers are requested, as well as donations to Heifer International.



A celebration of Donald Kitchell Conover’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 47 W. Afton Avenue in Yardley, Pa. 19067. The incorrect address was listed in the obituary that ran on April 5, 2017 in the Town Topics Newspaper.


Robert D. Hulme

Robert D. Hulme of Princeton, New Jersey died at home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 following a battle with leukemia. He was 88.

Born the youngest of four children to Norman and Elisabeth Hulme, Robert grew up in Swarthmore, Pa. He attended the University of Virginia and received his bachelor of science degree in commerce in 1950. Robert joined Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia as a statistical analyst and was later appointed industrial relations supervisor in the firm’s training division. While at Sun Oil, he completed an MBA in finance at Temple University and then worked toward a PhD in economics at the University of Pennsylvania, while additionally serving as a lecturer in finance at Temple.

Robert joined Philco Corporation in 1960 as director of training in Philadelphia. Upon the acquisition of Philco by Ford Motor Company, he was named manager of salaried personnel for the communications and electronics division of Philco-Ford. He was recruited by Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby in 1964 to assist in its diversification into a general management consulting firm. He transferred to the firm’s New York City office in 1971, where he was the human resources consulting section practice leader until his retirement as a vice president in 1986. At that time, Robert opened his own consulting practice in Princeton, where he specialized in research management, compensation, and organization until 1991. He wrote several articles on business management subjects including pieces appearing in Business Horizons and the Harvard Business Review.

Robert was an avid traveler. Together with his wife of 33 years, Mary McGlynn Hulme, he traveled to Europe frequently. To better facilitate his travels, he studied French for several years and developed a practical facility for reading and speaking the language. He spent many memorable summers in Kennebunkport, Maine with Mary where they enjoyed playing tennis at the River Club, taking long hikes, and entertaining friends. In earlier years, the two enjoyed ski adventures in the mountains of N.Y. and Vermont. Robert was an ardent reader, a dedicated swimmer, and enjoyed nothing more than telling a grand story or engaging in a passionate argument over world events with friends.

Robert was a member of Trinity Church and was particularly proud of the work his wife Mary put forth as a lead member of the altar guild. He was a member at the Racquet Club in Philadelphia, the Knickerbocker Club in New York, and The Nassau Club in Princeton.

Robert was predeceased by his sisters, Anne Vierno and Terry Merrick. In addition to his beloved wife Mary, Robert is survived by his brother Norman A. Hulme of Bryn Mawr; his three children, Randall Kenyon (Haseena) of Dallas, Texas, Michael Hatheway (Gail) of Annapolis, Md., and Kimberly Dana (Cynthia) of Clemmons, N.C.; five grandchildren, Evan, Nicholas, Chase, Leila, and Miles; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for friends and family will be held on May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street in Princeton.