Edward J. McCabe, Jr.
Susan C. McCabe
Edward J. McCabe, Jr. (Ted), 85, of Princeton died suddenly on Friday, July 31, 2020. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Dr. Edward J. McCabe and Mary (Webster) McCabe. Ted was preceded in death by his sister, the late Patricia (McCabe) O’Connell, and is survived by his younger sister Mary Sue (McCabe) Virtue.
Three days later, Susan C. McCabe (Susie), 83, of Princeton died Monday, August 3, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late George Shepard Chappell Jr. and Caroline (Smith) Chappell. Her death was preceded by her sister, the late Barbara (Chappell) Copello and her brother, the late George S. Chappell, III.
The McCabes have been residents of Princeton since 1966. Ted enjoyed a successful investment banking career before retirement. Susie was a co-founder and president of SAVE Animal Rescue for over 20 years, and worked for over 30 years as Manager of Talbots, Princeton. She also served on Board of Trustees for The Hun School.
Ted was a graduate of The Canterbury School and The University of Vermont ’56, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the Men’s Basketball Team. Ted proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as Ranger Captain. Susie was a graduate of Miss Porter’s School and Smith College ’58. Ted and Susie spent their days enjoying their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. Both avid sports fans, the McCabes didn’t miss a game of their beloved New York Yankees.
They are survived by sons E. Michael McCabe and Christopher James McCabe (Helen); daughters Pamela McCabe Haley, Sheila Shumway McCabe, and Wendy McCabe Messick (Scott); grandchildren Christopher H. Grey (Kate), Spencer M. Grey (Ashley), Olivia L. McCabe, Faye W. Haley, Andrew E. Haley, Grace C. Haley, Oliver M. McCabe, Benjamin H. McCabe, Molly J. McCabe, Charlotte C. McCabe, and Miles E. McCabe; and great-grandchild George Edward Grey.
A private celebration of life will be held in Martha’s Vineyard at a later date.
Donations in their honor may be made to: SAVE – A Friend to Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558 or Vineyard Trust, PO Box 5277, Edgartown, MA 02539, or Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA.org).
Dr. Klaus Georg Florey
Dr. Klaus Georg Florey, noted biochemist and pharmaceutical scientist, died at home in Princeton, New Jersey, on August 4 surrounded by family. He was 101. He was a Princeton resident for 62 years.
Dr. Florey served as the head of Analytical Research and Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he spent over 30 years of his career. As an expert advisor for the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), Dr. Florey shared his knowledge with developing nations across the world and served on the W.H.O. Expert Advisory Panel on the International Pharmacopoeia from 1976-93. He was also active on the Revision Committee for the United States Pharmacopeia, 1970-95. From 1980-81, he served as President of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and in 1983 he was elected Chairman of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, the center for national science leadership and policy development, headquartered in Washington, D.C. As a leader in pharmaceutical science, Dr. Florey was awarded the Research Achievement Award from the American Pharmaceutical Association Foundation in 1987 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in 1990, where he served as Academy Fellow. In recognition of his scientific contributions, he was elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a lifetime honor. Over his long career, Dr. Florey was perhaps best known for creating the annual book series, Analytical Profiles of Drug Substances, a resource used worldwide and for which he served 22 years as the editor.
Born on July 4, 1919 in Dresden, Germany, Klaus was the eldest son of Friedrich Georg Florey and Margarethe Pick. He completed the Academic Gymnasium in Coburg, Germany, before receiving a Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg. Klaus’ mother was of Jewish ancestry, and his family was therefore persecuted during WWII. Miraculously, Klaus survived the war and he and his brother Peter made the decision to leave Germany. In 1947, Klaus traveled by refugee ship organized by the World Council of Churches to New York City and began his new life in the United States. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1952 and went on to receive his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954.
Klaus’ curiosity never waned. He always had a book by his side and explored a wide range of literature, translating his favorite German literary works into English. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed many adventures with his family in the Alps and across the globe. He had a lifelong love of classical music and art, regularly attending concert series in Princeton and New York and frequently visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1991, he joined the Princeton University Art Museum Docent Association, leading tours and serving as the association’s archivist.
Dr. Florey is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Anne Major Florey; his children, Peter Georg Florey and his wife Patricia Dalmazio, Andrea Florey Bradford and her husband Samuel C. Bradford, and five grandchildren, John Florey and his wife Katie, Michael Florey and his wife Jessica, Stephanie Bradford and her fiancé Kevin Toth, Sarah Bradford, and Elisabeth Bradford, and three step-grandchildren, Anthony-John Scordio, Marco Scordio, and Jon-Paul Scordio. A memorial gathering will be held in the future. Gifts in Dr. Florey’s honor may be made to the Princeton University Art Museum Docent Association, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, 08544-1018.
Ruth Jane Kenneweg Bruns
Ruth died peacefully in her sleep at home in Belle Mead, NJ, with her loving husband of 61 years by her side on July 31, 2020. Born on October 26, 1936 and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth attended Collegiate Institute in Manhattan following high school graduation, earning an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, and then went straight to work for a private firm on Wall Street.
Ruth was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church throughout the years, always joining a local church wherever she lived. During her youth she was a member of Good Shepherd in Brooklyn where she was baptized, confirmed, and later married. It was in her mid-teens that her husband to-be joined the church. That’s when it all started. They were part of a very active youth group and, in addition to youth group activities, shared the additional interests of playing city-wide basketball and singing in the church choir. The romance grew through the years and they were married when Bob graduated from Lehigh University.
Bob was then commissioned in the Air Force and the newlyweds headed off to their first assignment in Omaha, NE. Ruth enjoyed a good life in Omaha, joining one of the city’s top law firms and working with a great staff of attorneys on some of the city’s largest cases. She was treated well by Bob’s Air Force colleagues as the officers and their wives treated Ruth and Bob as their kids, always very kind and accommodating, making the young married couple feel comfortable and welcomed. Ruth became friends with many great people in Omaha, many of whom remained great friends through the years.
Following Bob’s resignation from the Air Force, he joined IBM in Bethesda, MD, where they spent the next three years and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Kristin. Bob was then transferred “home” to NY to work at IBM’s Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. There, Ruth established her roots for 29 years and during that time their son, Kirk Lars, was born. Both children grew up there until they went off to college. Later, Bob took advantage of an early retirement from IBM and joined Continental Insurance Co. in the Princeton, NJ, area where they have resided for the past 26 years.
Ruth’s faith was extremely important to her. Her baptismal certificate was prevalently displayed as many people display their college diplomas. She had always been active in her church from the days of her youth and on, especially while her children were growing up, working in their gardens and planning and running events through the years.
Ruth was an extraordinary gardener, crafter, and baker. She applied all these skills to benefit her church in addition to her home. Her home gardens were the envy of the neighborhood. She was also known for her parties with homemade everything and neighbors and church friends always looked forward to her annual super bowl party. In the winter months, gardening was replaced by Ruth’s crafting and during Kristin’s early years she would make her fancy lined dresses. She later expanded her crafting to make lovable stuffed animals and dolls which many kids of neighbors, friends, and relatives proudly displayed bearing the “Made by Ruth” name tag on them.
She performed an admiral job of raising two great children as a caring mother that lived for her children, later adding her three grandchildren to the list. In addition to being a loving wife and mother of two, she also loved her many dogs through the years, especially cocker spaniels and retrievers.
Ruth was also a very strong person and fighter, both in her faith and determination. She suffered a debilitating stroke 15 years ago that left her paralyzed on her entire left side and a poor prognosis. This stole from her those things she loved to do; the gardening, baking, and crafting. Following her stroke, her son was to be married in the coming nine months and she was determined to dance at his wedding. Through true grit, determination, her faith, and fighting spirit, she achieved that objective which doctors did not believe was possible.
Pre-deceased by her parents, William Christian Kenneweg and Meta Aschoff Kenneweg; siblings William Kenneweg (Red Hook, NY), Edward Kenneweg (Prescott, AZ), Doris Kenneweg Nichols (Norwalk, CT), and Howard Kenneweg (Brooklyn, NY); she is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Bruns (Belle Mead, NJ); children Kristin Bruns Chenworth (Geoffrey) of Schnecksville, PA, and Kirk Lars Bruns (Colleen) of Waitsfield, VT; and three grandchildren, Megan Chenworth (Chicago, IL), Andrew Chenworth (Northampton, PA), and Stephen Chenworth (Cleveland, OH).
A private funeral for immediate family was held August 4th at Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Kendall Park, NJ, with a private burial at Rocky Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, NY, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kendall Park, NY, or via random acts of kindness to others, as Ruth loved to do.
Cintra Carter Sander
December 19, 1929 – August 3, 2020
Cintra Carter Sander was born in Bryn Mawr, PA, on December 19, 1929.
She left Pennsylvania and moved to Princeton when she married Dr. Richard Huber, a PHD and noted scholar at Princeton University. Unlike many in her generation, Cintra went to college at the art school of Philadelphia, University of the Arts, and became a commercial illustrator. She went on to use her talent for years, illustrating artwork for over 52 Princeton charities and advertising agencies. She was most proud of her work at The Neuro Psychiatric Institute, where she taught the groundbreaking techniques of art therapy to patients.
Cintra’s name was always of interest. When asked, Cintra would reply that her name “Cintra” had been given to the eldest daughter in each generation of her family since 1843. Originating with the daughter of Israel P. Hutchinson, who was nominated to a diplomatic post in Portugal by President James Madison; Cintra Sander is the fourth generation to carry on the tradition. Her granddaughter Cintra McGauley Sedalik is the sixth Cintra who recently got married in Sintra*, Portugal, at Monserrate Palace. (*spelling was changed in 1900.)
Cintra lived in Princeton for many decades until she moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to be with her daughter Cintra H. McGauley and her late husband Lawrence P. McGauley, Esq., and her grandchildren.
She settled into the lovely Florida sunshine for many years where she was a popular Marsh Landing resident and an active Garden Club leader. She was also a great participant in The Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Sander is survived by her three children Cintra Huber McGauley and the late Lawrence P. McGauley Esq., Richard Miller Huber Jr. and Lucile Olson Huber, Casilda Carter Huber and Capt. Bill Campbell. She is also survived by her four grandchildren Cintra McGauley Sedalik, Gillan Richard McGauley, Richard Miller Huber III, and Alexandra Lucile Huber.
Mrs. Sander is also survived by her beloved nephews Michael R. E. Carter, George W. Scudder, and stepson Whitney Sander.
The family will hold a celebration of Cintra’s life when it is safe to do so. Perhaps on her birthday, which is in December, because many friends will need to travel.