September 13, 2017

Obituaries 9/13/17

Daniel Bernard Stauffer

Daniel Bernard Stauffer died on May 7, 2017 at Acorn Glen in Princeton, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Georgina Fleming Stauffer, formerly of Princeton; his daughters Diane and Sue of Texas; and his son Michael, who currently resides in California. He had three stepchildren, John, Molly, and Stephen Hall, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Ouimet.

Daniel was born in Shanghai, China in 1924 and raised in Yokohama, Japan along with his brother Donald. His father was a civil engineer. He began his education at the International School in Yokohama, and continued it at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude in 1942. He went on to study at Princeton University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in civil engineering.

Daniel served in the Army during World War II, and was finally assigned to the Military Intelligence Japanese Language School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

His working career was as a civil engineer with Humble Oil (now Exxon Mobil) in Houston, Texas. He retired in 1985. He was a prominent member of the S.A.R. and the General Society of the War of 1812 in Austin and Georgetown, Texas.


Harry Pinch

Harry Pinch, a resident of Princeton, died on September 6th, 2017 at the age of 88.

Harry was born in Toronto in 1929. He came to the U.S. in 1935, lived briefly in Bayonne before settling with his family in the Bronx. He was educated in the public schools of New York City and at various yeshivas. In 1951 he received the bachelor of science degree cum laude from the City College of New York. He was awarded a PhD in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 1956. He met his wife Judith Emdin at graduate school and they were married in 1955.

In 1957 he was employed as a member of the technical staff at RCA Laboratories and worked there and at the successor companies, retiring in 1998. His interests were in crystal growth, inorganic synthesis, and the deposition and characterization of thin solid films.

In addition to his wife, Judith, he is survived by his son Adam, his daughter Adela, and her daughter Clara.

Harry was a science and math reader for Recording for the Blind [now Learning Ally] for over 50 years. He and Judith were the Democratic committee persons for District 5 of Princeton Township from 1998 to 2008. Harry also served as a mid-career intern at the constituent office of Rep. Rush D. Holt, Jr. over that same interval.

In 2001, Judith, he and several friends started the Evergreen Forum, a learning-in-retirement program in Princeton. Harry served on the Forum Steering Committee for many years, taught courses in current events, was a member of the science course panel, and was a student in many Forum classes.