February 24, 2021

Obituaries 2/24/2021

Alison Jean Flemer

Alison (Min) Flemer is off on a new adventure. Her body has not let her do this in some time. Her daughters Janet Flemer, Kate Barrack, and Rebecca Flemer are grateful that she is free. She leaves behind five grandchildren: Wilkie, John, and Jennifer Barrack, Ana and Jeffrey Clemente; granddaughter-in-law Mary Beth Barrack; and one great-granddaughter, Riley Elizabeth Barrack.

Min was born in Australia in 1930 and passed February 16, 2021.

She met her beloved husband John while living in London. Always up for a new experience, she took weekend trips while there, and they met on a ferry boat to the Isle of Skye in 1956. They were engaged three weeks later on a Vespa in Paris.

They had 25 beautiful years together in Princeton. She filled the house with art, creating much of it herself. The family traveled to Puerto Rico, Canada,
Europe, and Australia, and Min and John had their own trips together. Min involved herself with gardening groups, Recording for the Blind, and art. She joined Friends of Foreign Students, hosting Princeton grad students from Australia and New Zealand who remain devoted friends.

After John passed suddenly in 1982, Min began spending half the year in Vieques, Puerto Rico. She made deep and lasting friendships there to add to her Princeton group. She took on several formidable renovation projects, built a renowned garden, supported local organizations, and became a beloved part of the tight knit community there. She continued her adventures and traveled with friends and her daughters until ill health kept her close to home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to The Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust or a charity of their choice.


Janet Horvath Gregory

Janet Horvath Gregory, 76, passed away January 22, 2021, in the home she loved so dearly, after a long illness surrounded by her family.

Born and raised in the town of Tottenville, Staten Island, New York, Janet (known to so many as Janie) was a loving wife and mother, who lived life passionately and loved her family fiercely.  Her greatest joy in life were her five granddaughters, whom she loved deeply.

Janet began her career in New York City at Irving Trust and worked at Staten Island University Hospital and Hoenig & Company, both in New York. Moving to New Jersey in 1986, she co-owned and operated AlphaGraphics in New Brunswick, with her husband, David and her son, Donald. Janet retired in 2011 after she enjoyed 10 years working at Watermark Group in Princeton. 

Her life was filled with family celebrations, travel, her many creative activities, and countless blessings. Through it all, Janet worked hard, laughed loud, and loved with all of her being. She loved to dance, tell stories, and spend time with her family, especially her five granddaughters who illuminated her life. A dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be missed immensely by her family and many friends.

Janet was pre-deceased and is now reunited with her mother and father, Paul and Mary Horvath, and her two brothers, Brian and Paul Horvath.  She is survived by her husband of 34 years, David; her son Donald and daughter-in-law Dorothy; her daughter Traci and son-in-law Michael; and her beloved five granddaughters, Jessie, Emma, Julia, Jillie, and Hannah.

Due to the pandemic, an outdoor memorial service will be held on May 16, 11 a.m. at The Mountain Lakes House in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janet’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Marion Plaxen Roemer

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Marion Plaxen Roemer, of Princeton, NJ, passed away of natural causes at Preferred Care at Mercer in Ewing, NJ, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the age of 85.

Born in Far Rockaway, New York, Marion was a longtime resident of Princeton for 57 years. She graduated from Queens College, City University of New York, and taught nursery school in Lawrenceville, NJ, for a few years while raising her children. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah, and was active in The Artisan’s Guild of Princeton, the American Brain Tumor Association (Philadelphia chapter), and other local organizations. She volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and was a member of the PTA of the Princeton Regional Schools. She loved her family and friends, the arts, as well as her love for the opera and live theater. She was an avid crossword puzzle solver and competed and placed in national tournaments. Her family endearingly called her “the Latin dilettante.”

Marion was predeceased by her husband Dr. Jack L. Roemer and her son Philip B. Roemer. She is survived by her son Jonathan (Grace) Roemer of Princeton; two daughters, Michelle Roemer (Glenn) Schoen of Doylestown, PA, and Shari (John) Pflueger of Austin, TX; her brother Barry Plaxen of Bloomingburg, NY; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services are private. Burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and McCarter Theatre. To send condolences to the family visit OrlandsMemorialChapel.com.