Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries
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Rafael Vega
02/25/00 
TRENTON -- Rafael Vega, 51, died Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.
Born in Catano, Puerto Rico, he moved to Trenton in 1960.
He worked more than 12 years for ChrisCraft Co., Hamilton, and the past six years in housekeeping for the State of New Jersey.
Son of the late Enrique and Ramona Otero Vega, he is survived by his wife, Christina Rios Vega; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Benjamin Rios of Chicopee, Mass., Jorge Davila, and Michael and Donna Davila, all of Trenton; four daughters and a son-in-law, Yamilett and Samuel Taylor, Diana Davila, and Yahaida and Crystal Vega, all of Trenton; and a close friend, Gloria.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Joseph P. Horan Funeral Home, 432 Hamilton Ave., with the clergy of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church officiating.
Cremation will be at Ewing Crematorium.
Calling hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Roberta Tuoly-Dilli
02/25/00 
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Roberta Tuoly-Dilli, 59, died Wednesday.
Born in New York, she lived in Oceanside for more than 20 years.
She worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Co.
She was an artist; she founded the Southern California Portuguese Water Dog Club.
She is survived by her mother, June Robedee of Trenton; four daughters, Jennifer Dilli of Oceanside, Denise Mohler of Clovis, Ga., Catherine Hix of Omaha, Neb., and Susan Pererais of Florida; five sisters, Charlotte Slemmons of Florida, Patricia Young of Bordentown, N.J., Alice Ross of Los Molinos, Gail Sabo of New Jersey, and Barbara Sprague of Red Bluff; a brother, John Tuohy of Florida; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mission San Luis Ray Parish Chapel, with Father Michael officiating.
Burial will be in Eternal Hills Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eternal Hills Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. 

Myra E. Stephan
02/25/00 
TRENTON -- Myra Elizabeth Stephan, 99, died Thursday at St. Francis Medical Center.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong resident.
Daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta Schenck Salt, and wife of the late Thomas Coulter Stephan, she is survived by a daughter, Alice Lorraine Hollendonner; a brother-in-law, Harold H. Everett of Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters and their husbands, Amy and Jeffrey Smith of Trenton and Nancy and David Turner of Lansdale, Pa.; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives. 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Ave., with the Rev. Claude W. Ely of Christ Anglican Church officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Anglican Church, 705 Sable Lane, Mount Laurel, N.J. 08054. 

Constance Scott
02/25/00 
EWING -- Constance Maude Scott, 81, died Tuesday at The Medical Center of Princeton.
Born in Bernardsville, she lived in Saranac, N.Y., before moving to Ewing.
She retired in 1980 as associate dean of the Evening School at Rider University. She previously had been an assistant professor of accounting at Rider, and prior to that was a public school teacher at Clayton High School, Clayton, from 1939 to 1946. 
She was a member of the New Jersey Education Association, the Association for Continuing Higher Education, for which she served as chairwoman, and many other professional groups. 
Her biography was published in "Who's Who Among American Women 10th Edition" in 1977-78 and "Outstanding Educators of America" in 1974. 
She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where she served as a lay reader and treasurer of the church vestry. She was a volunteer at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, Trenton.
She earned bachelor's degrees from Rider in 1938 and 1939 and a master's degree from Rutgers University in 1950.
Daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Maude Ida Ferber, she is survived by her husband, Lewis Scott; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Geoffrey Colon and Julia Anne Scott of Ringoes; and a daughter and son-in-law, Germaine Elsie and Dr. Easo Pulinthitta George of Knoxville, Tenn.
Private graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cedar Green Cemetery, Clayton, with the Rev. Dr. Virginia Sheay of St. Luke's Episcopal Church officiating.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Trenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Constance Maude Scott Memorial Fund, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1628 Prospect St., Trenton, N.J. 08638.
Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. 

Richard G. Nowalk
02/25/00 
POINT PLEASANT -- Richard G. Nowalk, 60, died Thursday at home.
Born in North Plainfield, he moved to Point Pleasant 30 years ago.
He was a self-employed certified public accountant in Cranbury.
He was a member of the Ocean Running Club and North Carolina Beach Buggy Association. 
Mr. Nowalk graduated from Lehigh University, where he was a member of the lacrosse team.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Nowalk; two sons, Richard of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Peter of Cranbury; a daughter, Tricia Nowalk Billy of Point Pleasant Beach; and a grandson, Jake Billy.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martha's Roman Catholic Church.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pable-Evertz Funeral Home, 901 Beaver Dam Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Nowalk Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2450, Route 130, Cranbury, N.J. 08512.

Janet G. Meister
02/25/00 
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP -- Janet G. Meister, 70, died Wednesday at the Community Health Care Center, Toms River.
Born in Norristown, Pa., she lived in Titusville for 37 years before moving to Whiting.
She worked for Mercer Mutual Insurance Co., Pennington, for 10 years.
She was a member of Titusville Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon, trustee, treasurer and Sunday school teacher.
Daughter of the late Elmer Lee and Edna Schreiber Green, she is survived by her husband, Edward A. Meister; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Edward R. and Roseanne Meister of Hamilton and Mark W. and Catherine Meister, and Jeffrey L. Meister, all of New Hampshire; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth Jean M. and Christian Cash of Cobleskill, N.Y.; three brothers, Elmer Green Jr. of Hi-Nella, William Green of California, Md., and Robert Green of Summerdale; a sister, Mildred Lunn of Berlin; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Titusville Presbyterian Church, River Drive, with the Rev. John Sweet officiating.
Burial will be in Harbourton Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Titusville Presbyterian Church, River Drive, Titusville, N.J. 08560.
Arrangements are by Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle, Pennington. 

Mary E. Hoffmeister
02/25/00 
YARDLEY, Pa. -- Mary E. Hoffmeister, 83, died Saturday at home.
Born in Philadelphia, she lived in Yardley and Lower Makefield 46 years.
She was a secretary for the Pennsbury School District before retiring. She also was a sales consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics and World Book.
She served on the founding committee of Bucks County College and was a member of the Pennsbury PTA, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Yardley-Makefield Fire Co. Auxiliary, Lower Makefield Women's Club, and Trinity Chapel, Trenton.
Wife of the late Henry Hoffmeister, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Henry G. and Becky Hoffmeister of Levittown; a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Bruce Reigel of Lower Makefield; and three grandchildren, Heidilyn, Danielle and Ben S. Hoffmeister.
Burial Office and Eucharist will be 11 a.m. March 4 at Trinity Cathedral, 801 W. State St., Trenton, with the Revs. Lloyd G. Chattin and Anne Wrede officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yardley-Makefield Fire Co. Auxiliary, P.O. Box 221, Yardley, Pa. 19067; Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation, 134 Yardley Ave., Fallsington, Pa. 19058; or Trinity Cathedral.
Arrangements are by FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, Yardley.

Clara Potter Gordon
02/25/00 
PLUMSTED -- Clara Potter Gordon, 89, died Tuesday at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.
Born in Imlaystown, she lived in Allentown, N.J., most of her life before moving to Cream Ridge 15 years ago.
A homemaker, she was active in the needlework guild.
Wife of the late Donald R. Gordon and mother of the late Kathryn Stevens, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth G. Nolan of Bradenton, Fla., Mary G. and Clifford Wilson of Royersford, Pa., and Karl Stevens of Marathon, Fla., a stepsister, Vivian Hartshorn of Cream Ridge; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Peppler Funeral Home, 114 S. Main St., Allentown.
Burial will be in Cream Ridge Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hope Hose Fire Co., P.O. Box 252, Allentown, N.J. 08501.

Saul Ernstein
02/25/00 
LAKEWOOD -- Saul Ernstein, 72, died Wednesday at Riverview Hospital, Red Bank.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Roosevelt for 43 years before moving to Lakewood several years ago.
He retired in 1992 after 30 years with the State of New Jersey and the Hamilton Township insurance departments. 
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Ernstein was a member of Congregation Anshei Roosevelt.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan B. Ernstein of Houston and Donna Parmet of Havertown, Pa.; and a brother, Bernard Erstein of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Roosevelt Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Crabiel Memorial Funeral Home, Hightstown.

John J. Deignan
02/25/00 
PENNINGTON -- John J. Deignan, 76, died Wednesday at The Medical Center of Princeton.
Born in New York City, he lived in Clifton Park, N.Y., before moving to Pennington last year. 
He retired last year after 30 years as a real estate transaction manager for Country Club Acres, Cliffton Park.
He served in the 8th Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Deignan was a member of the American Legion, Hagerstown, Md. He served on the Saratoga County mental health and community services boards.
He was a graduate of All Hallows High School, Bronx, N.Y., and Columbia University, New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Deignan; a son, John J. Jr. of Saugerties, N.Y.; three daughters, Kathleen Deignan of Pennington, Ellen E. George of Denver and Mary Ann Deignan of New York City; a sister, Patricia McElroy of Farmington, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 218 Nassau St., Princeton. 
Burial will be in Pennington Cemetery. 
Calling hours will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John J. Deignan Scholarship Fund, All Hallows High School Office of Development, 111 E. 164th St., Bronx, N.Y. 19452-9402. 

Estella Casley
02/25/00 
TRENTON -- Estella Casley, 94, died Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong resident.
She was a machine operator for General Motors' Inland Fisher Guide, Ewing, for many years.
A church pianist, she played at Galilee, Friendship and Robbinsville Baptist churches. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Trenton, and a former member of Galilee Baptist. She was honored as Mother of the Year by Bronzettes Inc.
She studied music at the Trenton Conservatory of Music.
Daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Paige Blackwell, and sister of the late Clarence Blackwell, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Jerry H. Eure Sr.; six grandchildren, Robert and Dianna Smith of Missouri City, Texas, Jerry Eure of Pennington, and Geraldine Eure and Darrell and Sherri Eure-Washington of Trenton; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Beverly Blackwell Lucas; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 471 Parkway Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Hugh Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery, Ewing.
Calling hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association of Central New Jersey, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540.
Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service.

Joseph P. Casey
02/25/00 
HAMILTON -- Joseph P. Casey, 86, died Wednesday at home.
Born in Chicago, he lived in the Trenton area most of his life.
He was a New Jersey State Prison corrections officer, retiring in 1981.
He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He served in the military for 25 years, retiring with the rank of master sergeant.
Son of the late Peter and Maryann Kubiak Casey, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Edith Hill Casey; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph P. Jr. and Eileen Casey of Kentucky; two stepsons and their wives, John and Barbara Wolverton of Delaware and Eddie and Angie Wolverton of Ulster, Pa.; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Diane and August Martini and Betty and Robert D'Angelo, all of Hamilton; two grandchildren, Brian Casey and Michele Murphy; great-grandchildren; and other relatives. 
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave., Trenton.
Calling hours will be 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Delaware Valley, 171 Jersey St., P.O. Box 441, Trenton, N.J. 08603. 

Howard Edwin Lepper
02/26/00 
TRENTON -- Howard Edwin Lepper, 44, died Thursday at St. Francis Medical Center.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Lepper graduated from Notre Dame High School and The College of New Jersey.
Son of the late Joseph and Helen Lepper, he is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Thomas Murphy of Annapolis, Md.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road.
Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. 

Patricia Ann Burton Lee
02/26/00 
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. -- Patricia Ann Burton Lee, 67, died Feb. 11 at the Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital here.
Born in Vindex, Md., Mrs. Lee lived in Ewing, N.J., many years before moving to Johnson City in 1983.
Wife of the late Charles W. Lee and daughter of the late Helen and Henry Burton, she is survived by a son, the Rev. Eric Burton Lee and his partner, the Rev. Edward F. Kimble of New Hope, Pa.; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and other relatives.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Primitive Methodist Church, 4 Ackley Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Fund, 127 S. Main St., New Hope, Pa. 18938.

Melquan Ishaq Jennett
02/26/00 
WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Melquan Ishaq Jennett, one month old son of Pfc. Loretta M. Bouillot, U.S. Army, and Michael E. Jennett of Trenton, died Feb. 14 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Oahu, Honolulu.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kylah Jennett of Hawaii; maternal grandmother, Claudia Jackson of Morrisville, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Elias and Lou Jennett of Ewing, N.J.; two uncles, Harry Washington of Norfolk, Va., and Gregory Bouillot of Trenton; an aunt, Janelle Bouillot of Morrisville; and other relatives.
Wake services will be offered 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Service, 300 N. Willow St., Trenton, with the Rev. E. Earl Jenkins, pastor of True Servant Worship and Praise Center, officiating.
Burial will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, N.J. 

George F. Deats Jr.
02/26/00 
MILFORD -- George F. Deats Jr., 67, died Thursday at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan.
Born in Hampton, he lived in Pittstown before moving to Milford three years ago.
He was a retired self-employed truck driver.
Mr. Deats was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Everittstown United Methodist Church, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post 159 of Flemington.
Son of the late George F. and Eula Ward Deats Sr. and husband of the late Kathryn Eisele Deats, he is survived by a son, Leonard Deats of Port Vincent, La.; a daughter, Sharon Anderson of Denham Springs, La.; three brothers, Robert Deats of Milford, Del., William Deats of Washington and Raymond Deats of Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington.
Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemintgton.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Abram E. Coleman
02/26/00 
EWING -- Abram "Abe" Eldwood Coleman, 72, died Sunday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital.
Born in Coatesville, Pa., Mr. Coleman was a longtime area resident.
He worked with the state of New Jersey as a computer systems analyst 25 years before retiring.
Mr. Coleman served in the Army as a master sergeant and was a member of the 427th Army Band.
He was a member of the Masons, and past master of Woodlin Lodge 30, Bordentown, and secretary of the band association.
Mr. Coleman attended Coatesville schools.
He enjoyed bowling.
Son of the late Abram Murray Coleman and Lucy Bonaparte Coleman and brother of the late William, James Martin, Joshua Coleman, Philena and Marion, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susie M. Coleman; two daughters, Jacqueline A. Reynolds of Maineville, Ohio, and Coleen L. Coleman of Dover, Del.; two grandchildren, Andre and Erica; a great-grandson, Brett; and other relatives.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cadwalader-Asbury United Methodist Church, 900 Stuyvesant Ave., with the Rev. Willie Mae Nanton, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1225 Calhoun St., with organizational services beginning 6 p.m., and 11 a.m. until service Monday at the church.

Calvin R. Bullock
02/26/00 
TRENTON -- Calvin R. Bullock, 48, died Sunday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital.
Born in La Cross, Va., he was a longtime area resident.
He worked with I.G.A Supermarket for several years.
Mr. Bullock attended Philadelphia public schools and graduated from Mercer County Community College.
Son of the late Thomas C. and Bernice Meredith Bullock, he is survived by three sisters, Gloria Kendall of Mount Holly, Ersell and Eunice Bullock, both of South Hill, Va.; two brothers, Charles Meredith of Crewe, Va., and Thomas Bullock of South Hill; and other relatives.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., with the Rev. Felton D. Rowe, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Catherine H. Bender
02/26/00 
HAMILTON -- Catherine Hoffenberger Bender, 84, died Thursday at Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Bender was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Rusling Hose Fire Co. and Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church.
Daughter of the late John and Catherine Alt Hoffenberger and wife of the late Nicholas Bender, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald D. and June Bender of Gilbert, Ariz., and Nicholas D. Jr. and Carmela Bender of Plantation, Fla.; a brother, John Hoffenberger Jr. of Trenton; a sister-in-law, Magdalena Deichmann of Toms River; five grandchildren, Dr. Ronald D. Bender Jr., Dawn Lauire, Sherry Lynn, Shawn and Brian; four great-grandchildren, Drew Nicholas, Daniell Nicole, Tori and Tyler; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday from Buklad Memorial Home, 2141 S. Broad St.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 1733 S. Broad St.
Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the memorial home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rusling Hose Fire Co., 13 Rennie St., Hamilton, N.J. 08610.

Freddie Butler Belk
02/26/00 
RED BANK -- Freddie Butler Belk, 96, died Sunday at Riverview Hospital here.
Born in Dawson, Ga., she was a longtime Trenton area resident.
She was a nurse's aide at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital 10 years.
Mrs. Belk was a longtime member of Union Baptist Church of Trenton and later became a member of the Chambersburg Congregation of Jehovah's Witness. In Red Bank, she was a member of the Fair Haven Congregation of Jehovah's Witness.
She was educated in the Dawson school system.
Wife of the late Homer L. Butler Sr. and James Belk Jr., daughter of the late Elijah and Ollie Sapp and mother of the late Homer L. Butler Jr., she is survived by a son, James R. Belk III of Princeton; three daughters, Beulah Jackson of Red Bank, with whom she resided, Ula Bland of Ewing and Ruby Murray of Cherry Hill; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and other relatives.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Service, 300 N. Willow St., Trenton, with Brother Augustus Carter of Fair Haven Congregation of Jehovah's Witness, officiating.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. 

Robert N. Bacher
02/26/00 
MONROE -- Robert N. Bacher, 67, died Thursday at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, New Brunswick.
Born in Jersey City, he was a longtime resident of East Brunswick before moving to Monroe 12 years ago.
Mr. Bacher was the president of Brunswick Tubular Corp. many years before retiring.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Bacher was a graduate of Saint Peter's College, Jersey City.
He enjoyed golf, fishing and was a craftsman of toy trains.
Husband of the late Judith Hyman Bacher, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Feryn Bacher of Allentown, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Barry Nathanson of Monmouth Junction; a sister, Paula Diamond of Monroe; and four grandchildren, Danielle and Randy Bacher, Evan and Blaire Nathanson.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St..
Burial will be in Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge.
The period of mourning will be observed Sunday through Tuesday at the Nathanson residence and on Monday at the Bacher residence in Allentown.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Sharing Network, 841 Mountain Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.
Arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel.

Frances Argiro
02/26/00 
MANSFIELD -- Frances Argiro, 78, died Thursday at home.
Born in New York City, N.Y., she was a resident of Manhattan and Brooklyn before moving to Homestead at Mansfield 14 years ago.
She was a seamstress for Ladies Garment Union, New York,25 years before retiring.
Mrs. Argiro was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church, Roebling.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Rose Ann Argiro of Islip Terrace, N.Y., and Peter Argiro of Columbus; two brothers, James Barrese of Freehold and Pasquale Barrese of Brooklyn; three grandchildren, Dominick, Patrick and Francine; a great-granddaughter, Alliyah; nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 9 a.m. Monday from Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Assumption Church, 1290 Hornberger Ave.
Burial will be in Princeton Memorial Park, Washington Township.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, when a Christian Wake service will be offered. 

Ralph Shaw III
02/27/00 
TRENTON -- Ralph P. "Buddy" Shaw III, 56, died Saturday at Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia.
Born in New Brunswick, he was a longtime area resident.
Mr. Shaw was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
He was a graduate of Trenton High School and a member of their undefeated basketball team, 1960-61.
Mr. Shaw was active in Ewing Township recreational programs.
Son of the late Ralph Jr., he is survived by his mother, Margaret Rastall Shaw of Trenton; two sisters, Barbara Shaw Bell of Forked River and Carol Shaw Carroll of Ewing; two nieces, Steffanie Jane Bell and Suzanne Erika Bell; two nephews, Thomas Owen Carroll III and Travis Matthew Carroll; and an aunt and uncle, Theodore and Vera Rastall.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 207 Hillcrest Ave.
The Rev. Ronald Bagnel, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Ringoes.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington.
Contributions may be made to Ewing Township Recreation Department, 103 Scotch Road, Ewing, N.J. 08618.

Peter Petrino
02/27/00 
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. -- Peter F. Petrino, 79, died Friday at home.
Born in Trenton, he lived in Lower Makefield 42 years. 
Mr. Petrino retired as a project engineer for construction and planning at Fort Dix, N.J. Following his retirement, he was zoning officer for Lower Makefield Township. 
In 1966, he received the Civilian of the Year Award at Fort Dix.
He began his career with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Petrino was an Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, serving with the 404th Bombardment Squadron in the Aleutian Islands, Burma and India.
He graduated from Trenton High School and Drexel University.
Son of the late Peter and Mary Kenney Petrino, brother of the late Jane and Helen Petrino and grandfather of the late Julia Petrino, he is survived by his wife, Geraldine Lamsbach Petrino; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey P. and Mary Petrino of Alexandria, Va., Michael K. Petrino of Burlington, N.J., and Philip G. Petrino of Lambertville, N.J.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marianne Petrino of West Trenton, N.J., and Helen and Donald Zaluski of Mystic Island, N.J.; a brother, Michael Petrino of Trenton; three grandchildren, Brian Petrino, Dillon and Danielle Zaluski; and a niece, Karen Petrino of Trenton.
Funeral will be 9 a.m. Tuesday from FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Ave., Yardley.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. 
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, Pa. 19067.

William Olender
02/27/00 
TRENTON -- William "Sealegs" Olender, 83, died Friday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Olender retired from Congoleum Co. of Hamilton Township in 1978 after 35 years. 
He enjoyed salt-water fishing and was a CB radio operator, using the handle "Sealegs."
Son of the late Peter and Anna Dembinski Olender Dolewa, husband of the late Stephanie Slowikowski Olender and brother of the late John Olender, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Gerry Olender of Trenton and Bernadette and Larry Pietras of Hamilton; a sister, Alice Minich of Trenton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and June Dolewa and Jules and Helen Dolewa, all of Hamilton; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave.
Liturgy will be 9:30 a.m. at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 872 Brunswick Ave. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Elsa Monge
02/27/00 
PRINCETON BOROUGH -- Elsa Monge, 77, died Friday at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia.
Born in Manabi, Ecuador, she was a longtime Princeton area resident.
Wife of the late Ernest Monge, she is survived by three sons, Ernest Monge of Princeton, Rodrigo and Edward Monge, both of California; three daughters, Josephine Monge of Princeton, Veronica Uscocovich of Metuchen and Rose Marie Kosu of Monroe, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St. 
Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 200 Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, N.J. 08830.

Stanley Hildebrand
02/27/00 
LAWRENCE -- Stanley "Red" Hildebrand, 83, died Friday at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital.
Born in Titusville, he was a longtime Hopewell and Lawrenceville resident. 
He retired from Nothelfer Winding Laboratories, Bordentown, in 1978.
Mr. Hildebrand served in the Army during World War II with the 410th Bomber Group.
Husband of the late Barbara Shann Hildebrand, father of the late Dale C. and brother of the late Wilfred, he is survived by a daughter, Debra Blakeman of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Jeanette Ertel of Lawrenceville and Arleen Pitts of Michigan; a brother, Grover Hildebrand Jr. of Titusville; friends Bob, Geri and Aaron Stover; two granddaughters, Darby and Brianny Blakeman; and nieces and nephews.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements are by Blackwell Memorial Home, Pennington.

Rev. Harry Haysbert
02/27/00 
PRINCETON JUNCTION -- The Rev. Harry H. Haysbert, 87, died Friday at Cranbury Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Cincinnati, he lived in Memphis, Tenn., for many years before moving to Princeton Junction 20 years ago.
He retired from Boy Scouts of America, New Brunswick, in 1988 as director of inter-city activities after 22 years. He was formerly assistant pastor at Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Princeton.
Mr. Haysbert is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Husband of the late Viola L., he is survived by a brother, Raymond V. of Baltimore; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Church of the Messiah. 
Burial will be in Trinity All Saints Cemetery, Princeton.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau St., Princeton.

Blanche H. Gaug
02/27/00 
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Blanche H. Gaug, 86, died Friday at home.
Born in Trenton, she was a longtime area resident before moving to Tucson four years ago.
Mrs. Gaug was a parishioner of St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church and a life member of its Altar Rosary Society.
Daughter of the late Anton and Josephine O'Brien Fuessel and wife of the late Nicholas R. Gaug, she is survived by a son, Nicholas R. Gaug of Tucson; two granddaughters, Deborah Medeiros and Nicole Gaug; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton, N.J.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 S. Broad St., Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tucson Medical Center Hospice, 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, Ariz. 85712.

Eleanor Engle
02/27/00 
MORRISVILLE, Pa. -- Eleanor Engle, 89, died Thursday at St. Mary Medical Center.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a longtime Trenton resident before moving to Morrisville two years ago.
Mrs. Engle worked for the Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., for 10 years.
Wife of the late Charles Engle, she is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Proler of Morrisville; three grandchildren, Donald, Jason and Francis; and a niece, Joan Nesh.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements are by James O. Bradley Funeral Home, Penndel.


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