August 30, 2023

Obituaries 8/30/2023

Samuel Goldfarb

Samuel Goldfarb, a longtime resident of Princeton, NJ, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 21, 2023 at the age of 98 years.

Sam (also known as Stan) will be remembered for his devotion and generosity to the causes and people who mattered most to him, including his surviving wife of 72 years Irene (Dale) Goldfarb; his children Ruth Koizim, David A. Goldfarb, Sally Goldfarb (Joseph Straus), and Judy Goldfarb; his three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Sam was predeceased by his parents Max and Fannie Sams Goldfarb; his siblings Ruth Goldfarb, Jean Goldfarb Sherres, and Fred Goldfarb; and his son-in-law Harvey Koizim.

Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Sam was a proud graduate of Rutgers University. There, in addition to meeting Irene, the love of his life, on a blind date, he earned two bachelor’s degrees in engineering. He later earned a master’s degree in engineering from NJ Institute of Technology. Sam’s dedicated service to his undergraduate alma mater was recognized when he was named a Loyal Son of Rutgers, the highest award for service conferred by the Rutgers Alumni Organization.

After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, Sam held a variety of engineering positions at RCA, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and other companies. His expertise and professional experience were wide-ranging, and he was sought after as a consultant into his 80s. From the days when he built model airplanes and ham radios as a boy, through his years working on innovative projects ranging from communication satellites to heart pacemakers to fusion energy, he remained fascinated by engineering, science, and technology for his entire life.

Since their arrival in Princeton in 1963, The Jewish Center of Princeton held a special place in Sam and Irene’s lives. For decades, they faithfully attended weekly Shabbat services together, always sitting in their favorite seats. Sam also served in multiple volunteer leadership positions at The Jewish Center.

Sam’s talents and passions were not limited to engineering. Whether piloting a single-engine plane with his future wife as a passenger on their second date, bodysurfing at the Jersey Shore, carrying a kid fireman-style upstairs to bed, or telling a funny story, Sam lived every day to the fullest. He had a vivid personality and leaves an unforgettable legacy.

Funeral services were held August 23 at The Jewish Center of Princeton with burial at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ.

Contributions in memory of Samuel Goldfarb may be made to The Jewish Center of Princeton, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel. For condolences, please visit the obituary page at


Harriet Teweles

Harriet Pakula Teweles of Princeton, NJ, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023 at the age of 84.

Harriet — “Hatch” to her close friends — was born on February 8, 1939 in New York City. After spending the war years on a chicken farm in Connecticut, she grew up in Queens where she attended Forrest Hills High and Queens College. She studied for her post-graduate degree in U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin and stopped short of her Ph.D. to become a full-time mother.

She later went back to school at Trenton State to become a certified teacher of American Sign Language (ASL) and taught until her retirement at the Marie Katzebach School for the Deaf in Trenton.

She loved playing tennis and swimming, cheered for the Yankees, was a voracious reader and major patron of the arts. When she wasn’t traveling across the globe exploring different cultures, she enjoyed working as a docent at the Princeton Art Museum.

Harriet was committed to serving those in need and was dedicated to numerous causes and organizations, including local groups the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Greenwood House, and HomeFront.

Mother of the late Jenny Rebecca Teweles, she is survived by her sons Joshua Teweles and Benjamin Teweles, and their families including grandchildren Tosh Teweles, Jacob Teweles, Genevieve Teweles, Eleanor Teweles, and Michaela Teweles.

Funeral services and burial were held on August 25 at Floral Park Cemetery in South Brunswick, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are respectfully requested to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

Funeral arrangements are by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel. For condolences, please visit the obituary page at