September 30, 2020

Obituaries 9/30/2020

Kevin T. Delaney

Kevin T. Delaney, 76, died on Saturday, September 26, 2020 with his loving family at his side. Affectionately known as Sir and Darts he was born in Princeton, NJ, living there for over 50 years before moving to Lawrence Township in 1997.

A 1963 graduate of Princeton High School he was employed in the Tin Shop at Princeton University, having just celebrated 45 years of service. He was a 52-year member and past President of Princeton Engine Company #1 volunteer fire department and a member of the fire police, and the Knights of Columbus #7000.

Son of the late John F. Delaney and Ann P. Smith, son-in-law of the late Thomas J. Procaccino, brother-in-law of the late Francis S (Booper) Davison Jr., he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Maria Procaccino Delaney; their daughter Bridget C.; his mother-in-law Mary Agnes Procaccino; sisters-in-law Ann P. Davison and Claire F. Allen (Ronald); his nieces and nephews Sara, Ryan, and Scott Davison, Melissa Wiltsey (Craig), Emily Allen (Jason Kok), and Kyle Allen; great-nephew Oliver Wiltsey; and many friends, cousins, and wonderful neighbors. He was a wonderful cat Dad to Lightning, Tuna, and Queenie.

The family would like to thank Princeton Hospice, especially Liz, Heather, and Marie.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at St Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton and all are invited to attend.

A memorial will be held at a later date when we can give him a proper send off.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions may be made to Christine’s Hope for Kids or Princeton Hospice.


Robert Fomalont M.D.

Robert Fomalont M.D., of Cranbury, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on September 27, 2020 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 85.

Born in Philadelphia to Celia and Jack Fomalont, Bob (often referred to as Rob) grew up in West Philadelphia and graduated with friendships that lasted a lifetime from West Philadelphia High School in 1952. He completed undergraduate studies at Temple University in 1956. After receiving his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in 1960, he was commissioned in the United States Navy where he served in the Medical Corps as a Lieutenant.  

Following his service, Dr. Fomalont was a founding physician of Princeton-Nassau Pediatrics in Princeton, NJ. He remained with this growing medical practice his entire career, caring first for thousands of children and then for their children a generation later. He was loved by his patients and their parents — sharing a smile, or a joke, and often wearing a brightly colored tie that told the kids he was there for them. Dr. Fomalont became a pioneer in the emerging specialties of Attention Deficit Disorder and learning disabilities and helped countless children address these previously unmet medical needs. In 2004 he retired to a new home in Cranbury, NJ.

Dr. Fomalont lived a full life filled with love together with his wife and high school sweetheart, Bobbi (nee Narish), until she predeceased him in 2016. They traveled to Africa, went on cruises, and thought Paris was the most romantic city in the world. You could often find them enjoying a fine meal and a Broadway show, opera, or ballet in NYC, or dining in and around Princeton before attending a performance at the McCarter Theatre. Being an avid reader, his home was filled with stacks of newspapers, magazines, medical journals, and books of all genres. Dr. Fomalont was also involved with CWW and The Old Guard of Princeton, NJ, for many years. For decades after retiring, Dr. Fomalont was often approached in public venues by former patients, friends, and acquaintances who were thrilled to see him and to remember and thank him for how he had cared for them.

Dr. Fomalont thrived being surrounded by family. After marrying Bobbi in 1975, their blended family included eight children; Michael Fomalont, Joel Fomalont, Susan (Tom) Fomalont Sloan, Bud (Sindey) Dranoff, Sue Sabogal, Dede (Peter) Horowicz, Lisa (Michael) Connors, and Judi (Harvey) Malove. Along with their spouses and 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Dr. Fomalont’s “immediate” family included 35 people.

He will be greatly missed. Due to Covid-19 considerations, services are private. Charitable donations in the memory of Dr. Fomalont are requested to be sent to McCarter Theatre Center (

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Elaine L. Gulick

Elaine L. Gulick, 95, of Skillman passed away peacefully at home on September 26, 2020. She was born in Plainfield, NJ, and was the daughter of Berta Randolph Millar Loizeaux and Senator Charles Edward Loizeaux. She attended the Hartridge School and graduated from The National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., then attended the Barmore School in New York City.

In 1948 she married Alfred William Green, who joined the law firm of Carlson Wilhelm and Cook in New York City. A few years later he opened his own law firm in NYC. Mr. Green was a graduate of Princeton University and The Harvard Law School. During WWII he was captain of a motor torpedo boat and later served in the OSS. They lived in the Plainfield area for 20 years and had two children, Cynthia and Harold. Mr. Green died at the age of 49 in 1971.

In 1976 Elaine married Jack Gulick from Princeton, moved there in 1978, building a house on Nelson Ridge Road where they lived for 35 years.

Elaine was a member of the Plainfield Junior League and The Plainfield Country Club. She and Jack were members of The Mantoloking Yacht Club, Hilton Head Golf Club, Bedens Brook Club, and The Nassau Club. Elaine was also a member of The Present Day Club and The Jamestown Society. Her direct ancestor was John Rolfe and Pocahontas, who were the first settlers in Jamestown, VA, in 1608. 

Elaine loved to entertain. She did it well and her many friends enjoyed her efforts. Her other passion was travel. She and Mr. Green extensively toured the Far East as well as India, Iran, Nepal, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Turkey and Africa. With Jack she often traveled to Europe as well as Norway, Sweden, Russia, and England. In the later years they enjoyed traveling by ship — twice around South America, South Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Panama Canal, and the Mediterranean. She visited more than 145 countries.

For many years Elaine played and loved tennis before transitioning to golf, so she and Jack could enjoy the sport together. They played many courses in Ireland and Hawaii but loved the Bedens Brook course. 

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, John Wappel of Flemington, and her son, Harold Chamberlain Green of Monkton, MD. She had four grandchildren: Whitney Trif and her husband Greg living in Mendham, NJ; Jonathan R. Wappel and his wife, Edyta, from Delaware Township; William Green and Charlotte Green from Reistertown, MD. She also has two great grandchildren, Scarlett and Wesley.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Memorial Service at the Trinity Church, Princeton, will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.


Sophia Hugel Zaininger

Sophia Hugel Zaininger took her last breath on September 24, 2020. Born in 1929 in Galicia, Poland, before the outbreak of WWII, Sophia lived her earliest years in a patriotic Ukrainian family.

In 1944, as the Soviet army approached her hometown L’viv for the second time, Sophia’s widowed mother took her young daughter and two younger sons and fled. Fate would lead them to southern Germany, where Sophia continued her studies in the schools organized by the displaced Ukrainian diaspora. Being more interested in socializing than in mathematics, she was introduced by a friend to a handsome young Bavarian, who would finish her diagrams of conical sections, allowing her to complete her Abitur. One thing led to another and a year after Sophia and her family had immigrated to NYC, Karl joined her there.

Their partnership lasted another 69 years, until Karl’s passing in 2018. Together, as they built Karl’s career as a research scientist and professor, raised a family, built houses, collected art, supported Ukrainian causes, and traveled the world, their home was always filled with friends from around the globe. Sophia’s ability to make any visitor feel welcome was next to none. Her bountiful dinner tables were populated with visitors from all walks of life, including scientists, professors, business leaders, international exchange students, and even the neediest of immigrants, always bustling with conversation and storytelling. Sophia’s exquisite entertaining and culinary skills left guests spiritually and physically nourished.

Sadly, Sophia struggled in the final decade of her life, especially following the painful and far too early demise of her youngest son from brain cancer. Though diminished during these years by dementia and back pain, which slowly eroded her true essence and joie de vivre, there were moments, even toward the end, when her zest for life bubbled up to produce a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, evoking former times.

Beyond all else, Sophia was devoted to her husband, children, and grandchildren, whom she loved with fervor. Predeceased by her son Mark and husband Karl, Sophia is survived by daughter Lydia; son Alexander with wife Amely and children Paula, Augustin, and Louisa; and Mark’s wife Leslie with children Charlotte and Luke.

A memorial service will be held when gathering and travel are again permitted. The family welcomes any donations in honor of Sophia and Karl and asks that they be directed to the Ukrainian Museum or Ukrainian Institute in NYC.