March 27, 2024

Obituaries 3/27/2024

Elizabeth Mellick Belshaw

Elizabeth Mellick Belshaw, 63, known as Lisa, died after a three-year battle with cancer on Friday, March 22, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A longtime resident of Princeton, New Jersey, she was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 2, 1960 and grew up in Dover, Delaware and Rumson, New Jersey before moving to Princeton.

She was a graduate of Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, ’78 and Connecticut College ’82. Lisa was a summer resident of Prouts Neck, Maine, where she most enjoyed playing tennis, sailing, and taking in the many forms of nature. Lisa previously worked for Vogue magazine, and loved her roles as an elementary teacher at Collegiate School and Spence School in New York City, and Princeton Friends School where she later worked in the development office. Most recently, she worked as the Director of Development for the Princeton Public Library.

From 2003-2012, Lisa lived in London where she raised her two daughters. There, she founded her own business designing fashion accessories and was active in local arts organizations, including Kensington Chelsea Women’s Club. Her lifelong love of art led Lisa to live in Florence, Italy, for two years in her twenties where she studied at Studio Art Centers International. Throughout her life, Lisa was a prolific painter and always supported the arts.

Lisa was the daughter of the late Rt. Rev. G. P. Mellick Belshaw, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Belshaw. She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth (Lizi) Ham and Alexandra (Zanny) Ham; two brothers, the Rev. Richard Belshaw of Durham, New Hampshire, and George Belshaw of Greenwich, Connecticut; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street in Princeton. Attendees are encouraged to celebrate Lisa by wearing a touch of red, her favorite color. A memorial will be held in Prouts Neck, Maine, in August 2024.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (

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


Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Sternberg


Dr. Gerald (Jerry) P. Sternberg, of Pennington, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2024 at the age of 82.

Born in Jersey City in 1941 to Max and Rose Sternberg, he graduated from Rutgers University in 1963 and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1967. He then served as a captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood in Killeen, TX.

In 1969 he moved to Pennington, NJ, to start his dental practice. For over 40 years he practiced dentistry while residing just down the road. He served as president of the Mercer Dental Society where he received many awards and recognitions.

Jerry was an avid golfer as well as an accomplished skier. He enjoyed photography, painting, and traveling. He was a voracious reader and a committed patron of the arts. Jerry’s philosophy was always to “pay it forward.” In his spirit of generosity, he donated to many organizations and was a frequent blood donor. He loved life and always had a smile on his face. He was the happiest guy anyone knew.

Jerry is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Lois Sternberg; his three children, Adam (Jenet), Michele
(David), and Lindsey (Doug); and four grandchildren, Jaden, Brenna, Jackson, and Hannah. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at Har Sinai Temple, 2421 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ. Interment is private.

Shiva will be observed at the Sternberg residence in Pennington immediately following the service on Sunday, and on Monday and Tuesday from 6:30–8:30 p.m. with a minyan at 7 p.m. on both evenings.

The family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

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