Byron Adams Campbell
Byron Campbell, Ph.D., died peacefully at home on June 24, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 94.
Byron was the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, and then professor emeritus, at Princeton University.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Byron grew up in Seattle and loved the mountains and the Pacific Northwest. Summers on his maternal grandfather’s farm, becoming an Eagle Scout, camping with family and friends, and his first adventure in Alaska built the foundation for his lifelong love of the wilderness.
His father, Robert H. Campbell, was a prosperous business owner in the food and grain supply industry, and his mother, Estelle Grettie Campbell, was a capable woman known for baking lemon meringue pies from scratch on backcountry hiking trips. Sadly, Byron’s father died in an accidental drowning when Byron was just 11. This event no doubt spurred him to make the most of every day, and to work hard to secure financial stability for himself and his family. Eventually this goal led him to supplement the family income by investing in and managing rental real estate.
After high school graduation, Byron volunteered for induction into the Navy, and served as a radar technician for the duration of WWII. He then used the GI bill to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington. Byron continued his studies at Yale University, earning his Ph.D. in experimental psychology, and then completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University.
While at Yale, Byron fell in love with fellow graduate student Enid Margaret Hobart. They were married in 1954, and in 1956 Byron joined the faculty of Princeton University. Later that year their daughter Andrea was born and 5 years later they celebrated the arrival of their son, Ian. Over their marriage of 62 years, Byron was always supportive of Enid’s work as a professor at Trenton State College, and as a clinical psychologist in private practice.
Throughout his five decades of research and teaching, Byron treasured his relationships with many colleagues, and with graduate students and post-docs in “the Campbell lab.” He and his team made significant contributions, and he mentored many of the field’s greatest contributors. His post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, and their post-docs and grad students, have gone on to train over a thousand women and men whose research and teaching continues to push neuropsychology forward around the world.
Byron was an amazing trip planner, and he loved sharing his enjoyment of the outdoors and travel with Enid, his children and later his grandchildren, and close friends. There were many adventures in Europe and North America, as well as New Zealand, and China. In addition, he greatly enjoyed spending time in the little house he and Enid acquired in 1984 and fixed up over time, just a few miles from the Canadian border in Northern Vermont, with a spectacular view of Mount Mansfield, and blessed with wonderful neighbors. The family still gathers there for a bit of mountain magic. Camping, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, and his annual adventures to Alaska, especially along the Stikine River and near Wrangell, remained active passions for him well into his 80’s.
His wife Enid passed away in 2015. He is survived by his son, Ian Campbell, Ph.D., of White Rock, New Mexico; and his daughter, Andrea Sacchetti of Princeton, along with Andrea’s husband Raymond, and grandchildren Adam Frary and Thomas Sacchetti. In addition, he is survived by Adam’s wife, Rebecca McNichol, greatgrandchildren Simone and Fox, and Thomas’s fiancée, Emily Denton. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Joan Hobart, nieces Ann and Elizabeth, and nephews John, Ted, and Bill.
A memorial gathering is planned in Princeton on August 6. For more information, please contact Andrea at ByronsMemorial@gmail.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in his name to D&R Greenway Land Trust, or The Nature Conservancy.
Natalia Oleynikova, age 68, passed away in Plainsboro Township, NJ, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her daughter Julia, son Eugene, daughter-in-law Makiko, grandson Emil, father Dolya, brother Aleksandr, and other relatives in Minsk, Belarus, and Brooklyn, NY.
Natalia will be remembered as a person of integrity, hard work, and passion.
She was cremated in accordance with her will.
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Ellen J. MacLean
Ellen J. MacLean, 75, of Hopewell, New Jersey. It is with great sadness that the family of Ellen J. MacLean announce her passing. Ellen went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2021. She was born on September 15, 1945 in Perth Amboy, NJ. Ellen was “born again” in 1989. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Pauline Everson, her son, Jerry MacLean, Jr., and her brother, Don Maier. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerry MacLean (Hopewell, NJ), daughters, Tammy MacLean (Boston, MA) and Sherry MacLean (Princeton, NJ), a godson, Kam Amirzafari (Hillsborough, NJ), and brothers Fred Everson (Toms River, NJ) and F. L. Everson (Tuckerton, NJ). She also leaves a large circle of other close relatives and many dear friends.
Ellen was a member of Cape Island Baptist Church in Cape May, NJ for many years, and also of Stonehill Church in Princeton. Ellen loved nature, the town of Cape May, where she had a second home for many years, the scenic countryside in and around Hopewell, and her husband’s beautiful gardens. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved son in Shoreland Memorial Gardens in Hazlet, NJ. Forever in our hearts.
Family and friends were invited to visit on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Hwy/Rt 35 N., Hazlet, NJ 07730. Funeral services were offered at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2000 Florence Ave, Hazlet, NJ 07730. Interment followed at Shoreland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hazlet, NJ. Memorial Contributions in memory of Ellen can be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, at BillyGraham.org. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.