February 15, 2023

Obituaries 2/15/2023

Beautiful, Graceful, Loving, Caring — A Blessed Icon for All Who Knew Her.

Margaret Lydia Faith Hill


February 28, 1939–September 13, 2022

Please join us in celebrating our dearest Maggie’s

life with a memorial service and reception.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Service at 1 p.m.; Reception at 2 p.m.

All Saints’ Church

16 All Saints’ Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

With Love,

Colin and Family

hillcolin@mac.com (609) 924-3633

RSVP regrets.


Chikako Shimura

Chikako Shimura, 90, of Princeton, NJ, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 with her son by her side. Chikako was born on January 5, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan. She grew up as the eldest of three children.

She met her husband, Goro, while working at the University of Tokyo and, with their daughter, they moved to Princeton in 1962. Over the years, her husband’s work took them around the world. She will be remembered for serving as an early supporter to help establish the Princeton Community Japanese Language School. Chikako excelled in a diverse range of crafts, including quilting, embroidery, crocheting, and dressmaking. As a member of the YWCA Artisans Guild, she enjoyed her time leading classes on how to knit.

In the summers, Chikako loved spending time with her family at their mountain home in Nagano, Japan, and enjoyed the many hiking trails in the area. She will be remembered as a great music lover and delighted in the many opportunities to attend the Metropolitan Opera and performances at McCarter.

Chikako is survived by her daughter, Tomoko, and her son, Haru. She was predeceased by her husband, Goro. At her request there will be no service. 


Robert Kremer Hoke

R. Kremer Hoke died January 13 at an assisted living facility near Princeton, N.J., with complications from COPD and congestive heart failure. He was 75 years old and had lived most of his life in New York City, working at HBO and specializing in video post-production. He retired from HBO in the early 2000s and moved to Kingston, N.J., not far from where his mother lived in Princeton. Kremer traveled frequently in Europe and once to India.

Kremer was the second son of Robert Lee Hoke and Ellen Hull Neff Hoke, and grew up in Williamsburg, Va., and Cranbury, N.J.

He is survived by his brothers, William Neff Hoke of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and John Carter Vance Hoke of Glen Allen, Va., and two nieces and two nephews.

He will be buried next to his mother in Abingdon, Va., with a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. on April 1, 2023, in Knollkreg Cemetery.

For details, contact Kimble Funeral Home at (609) 924-0018 or TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.


Carolyn Ann Brown

Carolyn Ann Brown, 76, of Princeton, NJ, passed away on February 2, 2023, at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. Carolyn was born in London on March 1, 1946, to George Whittington Moorman and G. Lillian Hyde Moorman. Her father served in the Royal Air Force during virtually all of World War II, primarily in North Africa and the Middle East.

Carolyn grew up in the vicinity of the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England. She worked for The Daily Mail newspaper, Xerox, and Heathrow International Airport, and also spent time as a London travel guide. She traveled widely and lived in San Francisco, CA; Montreal, Canada; Lagos, Nigeria; and Washington, D.C. before settling in Princeton with her husband and her children. She became active in school committees and activities. A skilled craftswoman, she taught knitting at local yarn shops and upholstering at the Princeton Adult School. She deeply enjoyed her grandchildren, her dogs, her gardens, and her summer home in Groton Long Point, Connecticut, where she particularly delighted in the adjacent salt marsh and its ospreys and other waterfowl. 

Carolyn had a true British zest for exploration and adventure. Name a location, especially in West, North, or East Africa, and chances are that she had been there and had fascinating stories to tell about it, whether driving across the Sahara to Timbuktu, not quite avoiding a massive oil tanker while sailboat racing in Lagos Harbor, or cruising from Luxor to Aswan and unexpectedly discovering the room where Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Nile. She could vividly describe her experiences in the old medieval city of Stone Town, Zanzibar, and her time on safari in the Serengeti. Indeed, to enjoy a glass of good port and better conversation with Carolyn was to glimpse a fascinating life lived with warmth, wit, a spirit of adventure, and a uniquely English brand of good-natured fortitude. 

Carolyn will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She leaves behind her husband, retired federal judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr.; her daughters Rebecca Chloe Alexia Powling of Groton Long Point, CT, and Victoria Keller Brown of Laurel Springs, NJ; her son Garrett Edward George Brown, and his wife Christine Erin Brown of Hopewell, NJ, and their four children, Charlotte Emma Brown, Claire Elizabeth Brown, Garrett William George Brown, and Luke Harrison Brown.

Carolyn was a loving and engaged advocate of all creatures. In lieu of flowers, she would welcome donations in her memory to animal charities such as Second Chance Rescue, Red Hook Dog Rescue, SAVE, The Wildlife Center, or to another animal charity of your choice. The family plans to arrange a memorial gathering for Carolyn at a later time.

Extend condolences and share remembrances at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.


Lucy Anne Sharp Newman

Lucy Anne Sharp Newman, 88, of Skillman, NJ, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center of Plainsboro, NJ.

Lucy Anne was born in Somerville, New Jersey, on March 16, 1934. She was born the oldest of four children and is predeceased by her parents, John Vincent and Mabel Matilda Sharp.

As the independent person she was, when she was told there was only enough money to send the only boy of four to college, Lucy Anne decided to do it herself. She applied and got into New Jersey State Teachers College at Trenton, now known as The College of New Jersey. She also got a job to pay for her education in the science and math departments as an assistant, and also taught piano. Lucy Anne made sure she got an education, as that was most important to her. She spent much of her career prior to her last child being born, serving as a math and science teacher in Dover, Los Angeles, and Cleveland.

Upon making a family move to Princeton, NJ, back in 1963, the family moved to Lawrenceville for 15 years and then to her cherished home “Woodstream” in Skillman, NJ. From there, all three Newman girls attended Stuart Country Day of the Sacred Heart, known for our ringlets and matching outfits. Lucy Anne got involved in anything that involved her three girls and giving back to her community. She served as part of the First Friday group at Stuart, her cherished book club, a member of the Princeton Present Day Club, a member of the Trenton and Princeton Garden Clubs, and participated in fundraising for the Princeton Symphony, McCarter Theatre, Princeton Ballet, Morven, and Trinity Counseling. She became an avid tennis and paddle player later in life at the Bedens Brook and Pretty Brook Country Clubs, enjoying all that athletics had to offer. However, her pride remained in her devotion to her faith and her 30 years of volunteer work at the Princeton Hospital on the oncology floor. Lucy Anne relished the opportunity to be compassionate to others in time of need and to help the families in any way possible.

At home Lucy Anne loved her flowers, woods, and her birds. Her home gave her great peace and solace, even in the toughest of times. Loved by her three children and her three “little butterflies” grandchildren as she named them, she shared in all activities from athletic games to ballet performances at McCarter, to birthdays and christenings and sharing her love of music and Parcheesi with her grandchildren. She brought an energetic twinkle and bright smile to all, even to the end.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Andrea Collette Newman and Jeffrey Patterson, Michele Laureen Newman, Pierrette Alyssa and Rod Eric Bradshaw, and her three grandchildren, Madison Alyssa Bradshaw, Emerson Alyssa Bradshaw, and Jamison Alyssa Bradshaw. 

A service of remembrance will be celebrated at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hands Together at tinyurl.com/LucyAnneNewmanHT or a charity of your choice. 

Please join us after for a celebratory reception at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mather Hodge Funeral Home.