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Doreitha R. Madden
Doreitha Robinson Madden, 78, of Princeton, died March 28.
Born in Newark, she lived in Ewing Township for 65 years.
She worked at the New Jersey Library for 39 years, retiring in 1993.
She attended the Bordentown Military Institute High School, received a B.S. degree at Hampton University, in Hampton, Va., and a master?s degree in library science from Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. She completed further studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wayne State University in Detroit, and Rutgers University.
She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, where she served as a member of the trustee aids and on the strategic planning committee. She was also a member of Concerned Citizens of Ewing Township, Ewing Hollowbrook Seniors, the American Library Association, the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Township Council, which she served as both president and vice president.
She is survived by two sons, Michael E. and Peter C.; a sister, Catherine Brooks; and one grandson.
The funeral was April 3 at Shiloh Baptist Church.
Eva S. Mathisen
Eva S. Mathisen, 73, of Montgomery, died April 5 at home.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in many countries before settling in Montgomery Township in 1979.
She was a volunteer at the Medical Center at Princeton and a teacher's aide in the Montgomery Township school system.
She was a member of the Montgomery Evangelical Free Church in Belle Mead for 40 years.
Predeceased by her sister, Elsie Mulhern, she is survived by her husband, Melvin; two sons, David of Daphne, Ala., and Kenneth of Skillman; a daughter, Kristine Mathisen of Pine, Colo.; a sister, Margaret Hingula of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday, April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. The funeral will be Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at Montgomery Evangelical Free Church in Belle Mead. Burial will follow in Griggstown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, P.O. Box 53, Belle Mead 08520.
Martha D. Peabody
Martha D. Peabody, 91, of Princeton, died April 5 at home.
Born in Oakland, Md., she was a Princeton resident 70 years.
She retired from Educational Testing service after 30 years.
She attended the University of West Virginia in Morgantown, pursuing a degree in physical education. She was a member of the Historical Society of Princeton, the Princeton Girl Scouts, and the Princeton United Methodist Church.
Predeceased by her husband Marsden Peabody, brothers James, Robert, William and Elwood DeWitt, sisters Virginia Neach and Winifred Bowers, and grandson Jamie Lovering, she is survived by three daughters, Penelope Murray of Princeton, Melinda Grove of Ewing, and Martha Lovering of Princeton; a son, Marsden Peabody of Fredericksburg, Va.; five sisters, Dixie Wardrop of Frederick, Md., Linnie Krisman of Frederick, Md., Joan Cupp of Martinsburg, W.Va., Anna Mae Cannon of Oakland, Md., and Irene Gibson of Silver Spring, Md.; nine grand?children; and 12 great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Historical Society of Princeton, 158 Nassau St., Princeton 08542; Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton 08542; or S.A.V.E., 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540.
Arrangements are by the Kimble Funeral Home.
Tillye B. Klaben
Tillye Braun Klaben, 91, of Princeton, died April 13 at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township, Pa.
Born in Westoff, Tex., she was a former resident of Washington, D.C., Ventnor, Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Bensalem, Pa.
She was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, earning a B.A. in Education. She was employed by the undersecretary at the Library of Congress.
She was a board member of Technion, and a former president of Bınai Brith Women and Hadassah, where she received the Myrtle Wreath Award. She was also honored for 50 years of service to the National Jewish Asthma Hospital in Denver.
Marjorie C. Sherwood
Marjorie C. ("Jerry") Sherwood, 83, of Hightstown, died March 24 at the Meadow Lakes retirement home in Hightstown.
Born in Fort Leavenworth, Kans., the daughter of an Army officer, she moved often while growing up, living in West Point, N.Y., Fort Benning, Ga., Santa Fe, N.M., and Honolulu, Hawaii.
She attended Bryn Mawr College, where she earned bachelorıs and masterıs degrees in English literature. She taught English briefly in a private school, then worked in a Manhattan publishing house.
She had several careers, reflecting her love of books. Starting in 1965, she did freelance editing for several publishers and subsequently worked for the journal World Politics. In 1978 she joined the staff of Princeton University Press, and worked there until her retirement in 1985. She was responsible for the Pressıs programs in poetry and literary criticism.
She traveled extensively through the British Isles, the Mediterranean, and Europe.
Predeceased by her husband, Arthur, a son, Thomas, two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, and a brother, Thomas, she is survived by a son, Philip, and a daughter, Evelyn.
William H. Tegarden
William Hollis Tegarden, 78, of Princeton, died April 14.
Born in New Orleans, La., the son of the Rev. J.B. Hollis Tegarden and Alma Whittle Tegarden, he grew up in Hopedale, Mass., where his father held the Unitarian-Universalist pulpit. He attended Brown University, where his college career was interrupted by World War II, and received his B.A. in 1946. During the war he served as a chaplain in the Naval ROTC.
In 1949 he graduated from Harvard Divinity School, after which he served in several Unitarian pulpits in New England, including Marblehead, Mass., and Portland, Me. He later retired from the Unitarian ministry to work in market research, and joined George Gallup Research Associates in Princeton in 1958. He lived in Princeton until his retirement.
In 1997, he published The Bible Nobody Knows, an introduction for laymen to modern biblical scholarship and the effects that recent discoveries had on understanding traditional biblical narratives.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois; three children, Deborah Armington Tegarden Bass of Princeton, William Hollis Tegarden Jr. of Princeton, and Pamela Adams Tegarden Allen of Jamestown, R.I.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Providence, R.I. at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercer County Affiliate of the National Association of Mentally Ill, 88 Lakedale Drive, Lawrence 08648.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Theodore Weiss, 86, of Princeton, died April 15 after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was an award-winning poet, editor, literary critic and emeritus professor at Princeton University.
Born in Reading, Pa., he received his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in 1938 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1940. From 1941 to 1946, he was an instructor at the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina and Yale University. In 1946, he was appointed professor of English at Bard College, where he taught until 1966. He came to Princeton University in 1966 as a poet-in-residence.
At Princeton, he was appointed professor of English and creative writing in 1968, and in 1977 was named the William and Anne S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature. He retired from the University in 1987, but continued to publish poems, articles and the Quarterly Review of Literature (QRL) Poetry Book Series.
With his wife, Renee, he was editor and publisher of the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly 60 years. When the QRL produced its 30th anniversary "Retrospective Volumes," The Boston Globe said: "In these dark ages of mass communication, little magazines sometimes provide a flicker of light, but the QRL is a veritable beacon.=B2 The quarterly published works by William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, e.e. cummings and Ezra Pound, along with important foreign writers.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Prof. Weiss was at the center of the poetry world, according to many of his colleagues. Edmund Keeley, former professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Princeton, said "[Prof. Weiss's] legacy in the literary world is not only as a poet, but as an influential and credible critic with an ability to identify the most important figures in poetry. He discovered new talent and defined the significance and contribution of established poets to American and international literature. He could be very tough, But he was also very generous, particularly when he was giving credit to unknown, young and aspiring poets."
Prof. Weiss's works include more than a dozen books of poetry, including The Catch, Gunsight, From Princeton One Autumn Afternoon: The Collected Poems of Theodore Weiss 1950-1986, and Selected Poems. He was also the author of a book of literary criticism, The Breath of Clowns and Kings: Shakespeare's Early Comedies and Histories, and a collection of essays, The Man From Porlock, Selected Essays
A recipient of numerous honors and fellowships, he was awarded first prize by the Wallace Stevens Awards in 1956, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Poetry in 1977, the Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Award for 1988-89 and the Oscar Williams and Gene Durwood Award for Poetry for 1997. He was a frequent guest poet and lecturer and visiting professor at several institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the New School for Social Research in New York City. He gave a poetry reading at the White House in 1980.
A celebration of his life and work will be held at a later date.
Diane G. Christie
Diane G. Christie, 73, of Skillman, died April 22 at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Paterson, she had been a resident of Princeton for more than 25 years before moving to Skillman a year ago.
She was a graduate of Centenary College in Hackettstown.
Daughter of the late Harold and Grace Wettyen, she is survived by her husband, David G. Christie; a son, Mark of Vail, Colo. and Bermuda; two daughters, Lindsey Fraser of Princeton, and Meredith Koplinka of Yardley, Pa.; a sister, Jeanne W. Campbell of Cape Cod, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral service will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 08540; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Andrew G. F. Dingwall
Dr. Andrew Gordon Francis Dingwall, 75, of Princeton, died February 24.
Born in Manhattan, the son of Dr. Andrew Dingwall and Professor Ariel McNaughton Dingwall, he was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi. A Fulbright Scholar, he earned masters degrees from Columbia University, Brooklyn Polytechnic, and Rutgers University, and received his doctorate from the University of Sheffield in England.
An accomplished scientist and inventor, he was awarded more than 100 patents. He worked at RCA Laboratories (now Sarnoff Corp.) and related companies his entire career, retiring as a Fellow in 1998. He was a materials and circuitry expert and was part of a team that created a metal oxide semiconductor that allowed millions of transistors to be stored on silicon chips for personal computers, digital watches and digital audio.
In the field of circuitry, he created the first microprocessor used in automobiles. A Galileo satellite that went to Jupiter used his circuitry. A Pioneer satellite that went past Pluto also featured a silicon germanium alloy he invented.
The Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers honored Dr. Dingwall as a Fellow in 1994, and he was elected to the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1991. He patented his last invention in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Glaser Meeker Dingwall; two sons from his previous marriage to Evette Gustavson, Andrew of Neshanic Station, and David of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Carol C. Meeker of Barrington, R.I.; two stepsons, A. Ross Meeker III, and Gregory F.R. Meeker, both of Lander, Wyo.; and five stepgrandchildren.
A Spring memorial service is planned.
Myrtle C. Farlee
Myrtle C. Farlee, 93, of Monroe Village, died April 19. Born and raised in Princeton, she had been a Princeton resident until 1995, when she moved to Monroe Village.
A former secretary to the chairman of the physics department at Princeton University for many years, she retired in the late 1970s.
Daughter of the late Richard and Rosina Farlee, and sister of the late Ruth W. Briggs, she is survived by her brother, Robert J. Farlee of Eatontown.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the West Amwell Cemetery, Mt. Airy-Harbourton Road in Lambertville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Old Rocks Church, 260 Mt. Airy-Harbourton Rd., Lambertville 08530.
Bessie M. Kelley
Bessie M. Kelley, 93, of Rochester, N.Y., died April 19. Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong resident of the Princeton area before moving to Rochester five years ago.
She was retired from Princeton University, where she worked for many years as a secretary.
Predeceased by her husband, Arthur H. Kelley, she is survived by a son, John, of Ewing; a daughter, Betty Sue Kavanagh of Rochester; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Saturday morning, April 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home. Services and interment are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Barbara R. Lependorf
Barbara Rogers Lependorf, 65, of Princeton, died of melanoma on April 19 at home.
Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., she had been a resident of Princeton for 33 years.
She received her bachelor's and law degrees from SUNY-Buffalo, where she served as an assistant district attorney. After moving to Princeton she had a private law practice and also served as a pre-law advisor at Princeton University. She went on to the Public Defender's Office of Mercer County where she worked for 18 years, rising to the position of first assistant public defender.
After retiring from the Public Defender's Office she launched a second career in amateur theatre as a writer, director and producer.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Stanley; two daughters, Esther Ann Alpert, of Crofton, Md., and Molly Palmer, of Princeton; a son, Gabriel of Princeton; a sister, Joyce Pollack of Long Island; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at The Jewish Center of Princeton on Sunday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. The family will be sitting Shiva Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29 between 7 and 10 p.m. at 640 Prospect Avenue in Princeton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SAVE, Princeto n Small Animal Rescue League, 900 Herrontown Lane, Princeton; or Centurion Ministries, 221 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.
Teresa T. Mascia
Teresa Tosti Mascia, 92, of Lawrenceville, died April 17.
Born in Colle Sannita, Italy, she resided most of her life in the Bronx, N.Y. She had been a Lawrenceville resident since 1993.
She worked as a seamstress for many years in the garment district of Manhattan.
Daughter of the late Antonio and Elena Pizzella Tosti and wife of the late Anthony Mascia, she is survived by a daughter, Lois Bayer of Lawrenceville; and two granddaughters.
The funeral was April 22 at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville. Burial was in Brigadier General William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Richard T. Servis
Richard "Dick" Servis, 64, of Princeton, died April 18 at home. He was born and raised in Princeton, and attended Princeton schools.
He was employed with A&P in Princeton for almost 30 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of Princeton Elks No. 2129, and a former member of the Belle Mead Fire Company.
The son of the late Archie Servis and Rachel Higgins, and brother of the late William Servis, he is survived by his wife Betsy; two daughters, Rosemary Ader of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Darlene Servis of Bensalem, Pa.; a son, Philip, of Trenton; a sister, Edna Paret of Georgia; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the family at 225 Grand Street, Trenton 08611.
Tessie G. Weisberg
Tessie G. Weisberg, 85, of Princeton, died April 18 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick.
Born in Winnipeg, Canada, she was a Princeton resident the past 20 years.
She was a member of Congregation Beth Chaim and a volunteer with Recording for the Blind.
Wife of the late Harry Weisberg, she is survived by a son, Barry of Plainsboro; a daughter, Ellen Weisberg of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
The funeral service was April 20 at Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction. Burial was at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements were by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing Township.
Alice D. Williams
Alice D. Williams, 79, formerly of Princeton, died April 17 at The Pavilions at Forrestal.
Born in Ramsey, she had been a Princeton resident for 43 years.
Predeceased by three sisters and three brothers, she is survived by a son, Chip of Logan, Utah.
The funeral was April 21 at Kimble Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20852.
John M. Andruszko
John M. Adruszko, 47, of Portland, Ore., died April 22. Born in Camden and raised in Lawrenceville, he had lived in Princeton prior to moving to Oregon ten years ago.
He was a commercial painter.
He is survived by his brother, Robert W. Andruszko; three sisters, Kimberly Price, Joanna Narwid and Claudette Pilliod; his mother, Josephine A. Andruszko; and his dear friend Charlotte Harper. The family will hold a memorial service on May 3 at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park in Lawrenceville, at the end of Berwyn Avenue near the VFW Post.
A memorial fund is being accepted for family expenses. Donations may be sent to Claudette Pilliod, 144 Nebraska Avenue, Apt. 1, Mercerville 08619.
Antoinette Buzzerio, 78, of Princeton, died April 28 at her daughterıs home.
Born in Jersey City, she had lived in the Princeton area for many years.
Wife of the late Leonard G. Buzzerio, she is survived by two sons, Joseph of Fairview, and Leonard of Cliffside Park; a daughter, Jannean Albarran of Pennington; a brother, John Ognisanti of Point Pleasant; a sister, Victoria Sirico of Silverton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call April 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. Graveside services will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Memorial Fund, Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540.
John J. Keaney
John J. Keaney, 70, of Princeton, died April 21 after a brief illness. He was a Greek and Latin scholar who taught in Princeton Universityıs Department of Classics for 41 years.
A 1953 graduate of Boston College, he earned a master's in 1955 and a Ph.D. in 1959 from Harvard University.
He joined the Princeton faculty as a lecturer in classics in 1959 and remained in the department until his retirement in 2000. He was a generalist who taught courses on Greek and Latin language and literature, Greek drama, Plato, Aristotle and Homer. He also wrote or edited several books on ancient Greek scholarship.
:"He was above all a devoted and popular teacher, and at the same time a very serious scholar," said Robert Kaster, chairman of the classics department.
Prof. Keaney played a central role in devising a classics curriculum that allowed Princeton undergraduate students "to move quickly through introductory Greek and Latin to the level at which reading an ancient author becomes a pleasure rather than a chore," said Josiah Ober, a classics professor and former department chair. "His genuine pleasure in teaching the Greek and Latin languages and his dedication to maintaining high standards of undergraduate education in classics have been profoundly appreciated by four decades of Princetonians."
Prof. Keaney was promoted to assistant professor in 1963, associate professor in 1970 and professor in 1975. He was the department representative for classics for many years, served as director of graduate studies, and played an important role in the development of the departmental library.
He was the author of The Composition of Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia: Observation and Explanation and The Lexeis of Harpocration, both published in 1992. He also edited or co-edited (Plutarch) De Homero: Essay on the Life and Poetry of Homer, Homer's Ancient Readers, and The Greek Prothetic Vowel.
He served on several University committees, including those involving the library, Italian studies and humanistic studies, and was a member of the Prospect Association Managing Board.
After retiring from Princeton, he continued his research on Byzantine manuscripts, a longtime pursuit that involved many trips to the Vatican Library in Rome.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Toni; a daughter, Anne, of Princeton; two sons, John Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Paul of Westborough, Mass.; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 24 in the Princeton University Chapel. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aquinas Institute, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University, Princeton 08544; or Hands Together, P.O. Box 3530, Princeton 08543.
Sophia Litt, 94, of Princeton, died April 28, at Princeton Nursing Home.
Prior to her retirement, she was a bookkeeper for Crown Products of Philadelphia. Before joining Crown Products, she owned and operated Littıs Candy Store in Philadelphia with her husband.
Predeceased by her husband, Aaron, she is survived by two sons, Eli of North Port, Fla., and Dr. Irwin of Princeton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton, Pa. Burial will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Collingdale, Pa.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Irwin and Barbara Litt through May 4. Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540.
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