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Nancy G. Kirkpatrick
Nancy G. Kirkpatrick, 86, of East Windsor, died June 5 at Meadow Lakes. She had been a resident of Princeton for more than 50 years before moving to Meadow Lakes in 1996.
Born in Maplewood, she was a graduate of Columbia High School and Chatham Hall.
She was a member of Trinity Church in Princeton, and was active in numerous organizations including Princeton Hospital, the Garden Club of Princeton, the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, and Planned Parenthood. She and her husband Roger were members of Pretty Brook Tennis Club, Beden's Brook Club, and the Nassau Club.
Predeceased by her husband, Roger, and her oldest son, Roger, she is survived by three sons, Sandy of Bradenton Fla., Peter of Ashland, Ore., and Stuart of Muttontown N.Y.; a sister, Barbara, of Newport News, Va.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Meadow Lakes on Monday, June 9.
Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Hospital, Princeton 08540.
Deborah M. Shillaber
Deborah M. Shillaber, 69, of Dorset, Vt., died May 26 at home following a short battle with cancer of the pancreas and liver. Raised in New Jersey, she had been a longtime resident of Princeton.
She attended Wellesley College and moved to Vermont in 1983.
She was a member of the United Church of Dorset, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and served as president of the women's fellowship, in the cabinet, and on the pastoral relations committee. She served on the board of trustees of the Dorset Players, appeared in several musicals and plays, worked on costumes for many productions and had her directorial debut at the theatre.
She also served on the board of Pawlet Scholarships, and was a volunteer in the West Pawlet School library, and the Mettawee Community School Library for 19 years.
Predeceased by her husband, Bob, who died in 1990, she is survived by her daughters Kathy Dewberry of South Carolina, Sue Zankowski of New Jersey, and Amy Miller of New Hampshire; her brother, Bill Millman of Houston, Tex.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held May 29 at the United Church of Dorset.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, P.O. Box 263, Dor-set, Vt. 05251; or the Dorset Nursing Association, Route 30, P.O. Box 549, Dorset, Vt. 05251.
Mardi Considine, of Hopewell, died June 14 at home. A lifelong writer and photographer, she was president of Considine Communications from 1988 until her diagnosis with cancer in 2001.
Born in Princeton, she attended Stuart Country Day School and graduated from Emma Willard School. She was a graduate of Kirkland and Hamilton College.
She began her career in New York, studying copywriting at the School of Visual Arts and The New School and working for Delacort Publishing and the Wells, Rich, Greene advertising agency. She returned to Princeton in 1984 to start an advertising agency for Princeton University Press, and later founded Considine Communications.
She was the recipient of numerous Jersey Awards, Jasper Awards, New Jersey Art Directors Club awards and Astra Awards for creative excellence. She received the Crystal Prism Award from the National American Advertising Federation for her contributions to the industry. She was also honored by the New Jersey Community Advertising and Marketing Association, which she joined as a founding member and officer.
Predeceased by her father, Norbert Considine, she is survived by her mother, Margaret Burlee Considine of Princeton; and three brothers, Kevin of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Brian of Los Angeles, and Norbert of Loudonville, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Church in Princeton.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
Barbara A. Davis
Barbara Ann Davis, 75, of Newark, Del., died suddenly from heart failure June 10 at home. She was formerly a Princeton resident. Born in Belmont, Mass., she was a graduate of Holton Arms, a private girls' school in Washington, D.C., and Vassar College.
She was a teacher in the Army school system, a writer and a newspaper columnist.
She was active in a number of garden clubs and was a past president of the New Century Club in Newark. She held a number of volunteer positions including work at University Medical Center at Princeton and the Blood Bank of Delaware.
Predeceased by a son, Patrick J. Davis, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, Roger R. Davis; three daughters, Mary M. Lancaster of Avon, Conn., Kathleen M. Tamasi of Hamilton, and Johanna M. Panigutti of East Windsor; a son, Michael of Newark, Del.; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
The funeral was at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home in Newark, Del.; burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del.
George M. Grace
George McKinstry Grace, 80, formerly of Princeton, died June 6 at home in Tucson, Ariz.
Born in New York City; he lived in Princeton from 1937 until moving to Arizona in 1992. He continued to come to Princeton for the summer months.
He was a graduate of Princeton University, Class of 1944, and received an MBA from New York University. During World War II, he served as a Lt. J.G. in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and China.
For 37 years he was with the Chase Manhattan Bank in the International Division, including eight years abroad in London and Moscow. After retirement in 1985, he worked for the Princeton Bank and Trust in private banking. After his second retirement, he did banking consulting for the emerging banks in the former Soviet Union, especially Central Asia. He also served in the International Executive Service Corps as a volunteer banker in the Ukraine and Moldova.
He was an avid traveler to all parts of the world.
He served on the Princeton Township School Board and was president during the merger of the Borough and Township schools.
He was a member and Elder of the Nassau Presbyterian Church. He belonged to the Nassau Club, Springdale Golf Club and the Princeton Club of New York.
In Tucson be served as a volunteer for The Arizona Historical Society, Tohona Chul Desert Park, and S.C.O.R.E.; and was president of the Princeton Club of Tucson. He also belonged to the Tucson National Golf Club.
Predeceased by a son, Kevin, who died in 1994, he is survived by his wife, Janet; a son, Christopher of Pennington; two daughters, Martha Gordon of Newark, Del., and Catherine Kimmick of Durango, Colo.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Nassau Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
Robert L. Lambert
Robert L. Lambert, 87, of Princeton, died June 10 at Merwick Rehab Hospital and Nursing Care in Princeton.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, he had resided in Ohio, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and was a Hackettstown resident for 26 years before moving to Princeton three years ago.
He was a Navy lieutenant during World War II, serving on a destroyer in the Pacific theater.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rosemary; three daughters, Susan of California, Nancy of Alabama, and Molly of California; a son, Timothy of Illinois; a sister, Evelyn Hunt of Georgia; and five grandchildren.
The funeral was June 13 at the Queenship of Mary Church, Plainsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Donor Service, 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Md. 21201; or Princeton Hospice, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540.
Rosa C. McWilliams
Rosa Caroline McWilliams, 94, of Princeton, died June 9 at home.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she grew up in Suffern, N.Y., Queens, N.Y., and Philadelphia. She moved to Princeton in 1965, returned to Philadelphia in 1977 and moved back to Princeton in 1995.
She attended Cooper Union in New York City, where she received the Gold Medal for her talents as an artist.
A free-lance artist, she enjoyed oil painting. Many scenes of a bygone era of Philadelphia were displayed in her home. She was also an accomplished stained-glass artist, creating intricately detailed panels.
Predeceased three weeks ago by her husband of 65 years, George Sylvester McWilliams, she is survived by two sons, Charles of Princeton and Daniel of Oxford, Md.; a sister, Elsa Lauser of Chalfont, Pa.; and two grandsons.
The funeral was private under the direction of Hillsborough Funeral Home, Hillsborough. Burial, also private, was at Neshanic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Memorial Fund, University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08540.
Rose T. Murray
Rose T. Murray, 76, died June 15 at The Evergreens in Moorestown. She was born and raised in Princeton where she lived until 1972, before moving to Rossmoor in Monroe Township. She moved to The Evergreens in 2000.
A graduate of Katherine Gibbs in New York City, she was employed as a secretary in the School of Historical Studies at The Institute for Advanced Study. She retired in 1986.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret M. Murray of Moorestown.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20, from Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, 42 Main Street, Moorestown. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery, Princeton.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home.
Alfredo Tocco, 75, of Pennington, died June 10 from injuries sustained in a tractor accident.
Born in Export, Pa., he owned the Al Tocco General Contractors Company of Princeton for 20 years and The Evergreen Nursery of Pennington for 20 years.
He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Pennington.
Son of the late Franco and Emma Sablone Tocco, he is survived by his wife, Teresa; two sons, Paul and Christopher, both of Pennington; two daughters, Marcella Petruccio and Franca T. Ryan, also of Pennington; and eight grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 14 at St. James Church in Pennington. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Hopewell.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Roman Catholic Church, 115 East Delaware Avenue, Pennington 08534; or the Pennington First Aid Squad, Bromel Place, Pennington 08534.
Aaron Lemonick, 80, of Princeton, died Thursday, June 19. He was a Princeton University physicist, teacher, and longtime University administrator who played a pivotal role in building Princeton's faculty.
After serving in the Air Force during World War II, he attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate before coming to Princeton for graduate work in physics. He received a Ph.D. in 1954, then taught at Haverford College, where he became chair of the college's physics department in 1957. A specialist in nuclear and elementary particle physics, he also worked as a research collaborator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He joined the Princeton faculty as an associate professor of physics in 1961.
From 1969 to 1973 he served as dean of the Graduate School, then as dean of the faculty from 1973 to 1989. He worked until shortly before his death on preparations for this summer's Quest program, a series of workshops for elementary and middle school science teachers in which he planned to lead a unit on astronomy.
"For five decades, Aaron Lemonick was one of the most beloved members of the Princeton family, as a graduate student, teacher, physicist and dean," said Princeton University president Shirley M. Tilghman. "He was one of our most gifted teachers of students, of alumni, of teachers and others, and he played a central role in shaping the Princeton of the late 20th and early 21st century. He embodied the principles and values to which we aspire as a University, and was a warm and genuine friend to many Princetonians. We will miss him greatly."
In the early 1960s, Prof. Lemonick worked on the planning and construction of the Princeton-Penn Accelerator, a particle accelerator that yielded several important discoveries in physics.
In his two deans posts, he was "a tireless leader," said William Bowen, who served as president of Princeton from 1972 to 1988. He worked closely with department leaders to build their budgets and to recruit and retain faculty members. A key innovation was his creation and use of a "target of opportunity" fund that allowed the University to act quickly in recruiting internationally valued scholars.
In 1989, he returned full time to teaching. The University honored him with the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching upon his retirement in 1994. In 2001, Princeton awarded him an honorary doctor of science degree. He also volunteered as a tutor for high school students in physics, and served on the boards of the Princeton University Press, Bryn Mawr College, the Princeton Adult School, and Princeton Day School.
Predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Leah Drutt, he is survived by two sons, Michael and David. A funeral service was held at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home on Sunday, June 22. A memorial service on campus is planned for the fall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Princeton Public Library.
Christopher F. Walson
Christopher Florian Walson, 6, of Lawrenceville, died suddenly in a swimming accident on Monday, June 23.
Born in Princeton, he was a lively kindergartner at Ben Franklin Elementary School.
He is survived by his parents, Deborah and Erik Jan.
Christopher loved to play Lego with his older brother Sinclair, played pretend animal games with his older sister, Margaux, and was enchanted with his toddler sister Adelaide. He will be missed terribly by his oldest sister, Cecile, in Paris, France, and his grandparents Johanna Walson of Califon and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Douglas Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Christopher was a very special child, always smiling, with wide blue eyes. He will be missed terribly by all his friends, big and small.
The funeral will be held Friday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Child, 1068 Old Trenton Road, Trenton 08690, in memory of Christopher.
Elizabeth K. Harrison
Elizabeth K. Harrison, 78, of Kingston, died June 18 at the University Medical Center at Princeton after a brief illness.
Born in Elizabethport and raised in Westfield, she had resided in North Plainfield for 30 years before moving to Kingston in 1981.
She had been employed by Western Electric Company, Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation, DeCozen Motors, Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County, and the Plainfield YWCA Crisis Center.
She was a lover of dogs and other animals.
Predeceased by a daughter, Barbara J. Harrison of Kingston, and a brother, Theodore J. Kozak of North Plainfield, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, Clifton W. Harrison; two daughters, Joyce H. Shaffer of Kingston and Beth V. Harrison of Princeton; a sister, Lottie K. Boenig of Lawrenceville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were private and under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540; or to the education fund established for the son of her late daughter, the Barbara June Harrison Memorial Fund, P.0. Box 29, Kingston 08528.
Magdi M. Asaad
Magdi Mikhaeil Asaad, 62, of Higganum, Conn., died June 17 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was a 32-year resident of Princeton before moving to Higganum last year.
Born in Cairo, Egypt, he moved to the United States in 1971.
He received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Cairo University in 1963 and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Houston in 1976.
He was a pharmacologist at Bristol-Myers Squibb for 25 years, retiring in 2001. He worked at the company's Wallingford facility beginning in 1996.
He is survived by his friend with whom he lived, Lauren Barber; two sisters, Margaret Rizk of Pittsburgh and Magdoline Asaad of Cairo; and a brother, Moheb Asaad of Corpus Christi, Tex.
Irene Brian, 83, of Kingston, died at home on June 21 following a brief illness.
Ms. Brian was born in Kingston and lived in the Kingston/South Brunswick area her entire life. She worked at the Princeton University Store and was an avid fisherwoman.
Predeceased by her husband, Clark Brian; her sister, Dorothy Fiumenero; and her longtime companion, Harry Hubbard; she is survived by her daughter, Carol Habicht of Trenton; her sisters Amy Hart of Altamonte Springs, Fla., Katheryn Scullin of Princeton, and Jeanette Kardys of Charlottesville, Va; her brothers Raymond Higgins of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Josh Higgins of Lawrence; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service and interment were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Kingston Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice of Mercer County, 171 Jersey Street, PO Box 441, Suite 201, Trenton, 08630.
Henry Rosso Jr.
Henry Rosso Jr., 82, died June 19 at University Medical Center at Princeton.
A lifelong resident of Princeton, he was a 1940 graduate of Princeton High School.
He served in the Army during World War II. Following the war, in 1945, he joined his father in running Rosso's Cafe on Spring Street. A speakeasy in its early years, the cafe was opened as a bar by Mr. Rosso's father after the end of prohibition in 1933. Mr. Rosso Jr. continued to own and operate the cafe for 48 years, retiring in 1981.
Mr. Rosso traveled extensively in both Europe and the United States.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Henry Rosso Sr.; and three sisters, Margaret Rosso, Rose McGuire and Josephine Stepanowski.
A funeral Mass was celebrated June 23 at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C-201, Princeton 08540; or Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, New Jersey Unit, 69 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540.
Louise E. Scasserra
Louise E Scasserra, 87, of Rocky Hill, died June 22 at home after a long illness.
Born in Rocky Hill and a lifelong area resident, she was retired from the Piscataway Township School District where she taught second and third grades for 50 years at the Newmarket Elementary School.
A graduate of East Stroudsburg State Teachers College, she was a member of the New Jersey Education Association and the National Education Association.
Predeceased by her siblings Benjamin, John, and Anthony Scasserra, and Theresa Muccilli, she is survived by two brothers, Donald of Rocky Hill and Joseph of North Brunswick; and a sister, Katherine Guarnieri of Edison.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 25 at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. Interment will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on June 25 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Hospice, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton 08540; the Health Care Ministry of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540; or the Rocky Hill First Aid Squad.
Anthony "Tony" Stefanelli, 87, of Princeton, died June 21 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Isernia, Italy, he had been a Princeton resident ever since arriving in the United States in 1929.
In 1946, he was a co-founder of Mike and Tony's Sunoco Service in Princeton. In 1961, he founded Stefanelli's Garage, also in Princeton. He remained active in the business until 1988.
He was a former member of Roma-Eterna, the Italian-American Sportsman Club, and the St. Joseph's Society in Trenton. He was also an avid gardener.
Predeceased by his wife, Pierina, two brothers, Hugh and Vincent, and two sisters, Virginia Avicola and Carmella Intartaglia, he is survived by two sons, Anthony of Pennington and Carmen of Princeton; a daughter, Lucy Robson of Pennington; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue.
The funeral will be Thursday, June 26, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street.
Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.
Irene "Renie" Updike, 70, died June 17 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
She was born in Princeton and spent her entire life in the Princeton area, growing up on a farm on Mercer Road.
She graduated from Princeton High School in 1950; however, she remained closest to her eighth grade classmates, with whom she had many parties.
After contracting polio in 1951 while working as a dental assistant, she developed many hobbies, among them ceramic jewelry design, painting, and planting gardens around the home. As a post-polio quadriplegic she became an avid reader, preferring history. She was also devoted to her cocker spaniel dogs.
Predeceased by her mother and father, Clarence and Irene Updike, and her brother, Frank Updike, she is survived by her sisters, Marion Updike of Princeton and Jane Goodnow of Moorestown.
Funeral services will be private. A Memorial Service will be held in July.
Contributions may be made to SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
James E. Stillwell
James E. Stillwell, 58, of Skillman, died June 22 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
A vice president with Societe Generale Bank in New York City for 24 years and a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Skillman, Mr. Stillwell was born and raised in Jersey City. After living for many years in the Somerset County area, he moved to Skillman in 1986. In his free time he loved to golf, read Tom Clancy novels and science fiction, travel, and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Klemenger; two sons, Bryan of Howell and Matthew of Skillman; a brother, Edward of Manahawkin; and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, in the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 Route 206, Hillsborough, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, 600 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
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