Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries
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Betty A. Woolcock
02/28/00 
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP -- Betty A. Woolcock, 75, died Saturday at the Masonic Home, Burlington.
Born in Bristol, Pa., she was a longtime resident of Florence before moving to the Masonic Home four months ago.
She was a member of Florence United Methodist Church, American Association of Retired Persons and Florence American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 39. 
Wife of the late J. Everett Woolcock, she is survived by a sister and two brothers-in-law, Mary Jane and Henry Gruner of Bristol, Conn., and J. Pierson Wilcox of Lancaster, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Rose Connors of Florence and Emily Wilcox of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dennison Funeral Home, 214 West Front St., Florence, with Rev. Patricia Wentworth officiating.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington. 
Calling hours will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Home, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, N.J. 08016.

Martha J. Whalen
02/28/00 
HAMILTON -- Martha J. Whalen, 28, died Wednesday at home.
Born in North Brunswick, she lived in Rockville, Md., before moving to Trenton.
She graduated from Rockville High School. 
She is survived by her parents, Thomas D. and Susan Stearns Whalen of Hamilton; a brother, Thomas D. Whalen of Rockville; an aunt and uncle, Judy and Carl Alexander of Marietta, Ga.; and four cousins, Kate, Amy, Beth and Jack Alexander.
Funeral will be Thursday in Rockville, Md.
Local arrangements are by Buklad Memorial Home, Trenton.

John Turgyan
02/28/00 
FLORENCE -- John S. Turgyan, 82, died Friday at Rosewood Manor Nursing Center, Maple Shade.
Born in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., he was a longtime resident of Roebling. Mr. Turgyan formerly lived in Trenton.
He retired as a tractor operator for John A. Roebling's Sons Co. and Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp., Roebling, after 39 years. 
Mr. Turgyan was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, Willitts Hogan Tonne American Legion Post 39, Opre Larson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8838, all of Roebling, Roebling Rescue Squad and Roebling Historical Society.
Father of the late Catherine Paglione, he is survived by his wife, Eileen Jones Turgyan; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George and Corrine Turgyan of Florence, and Joseph Turgyan of Trenton; a grandson, Steven Paglione; a son-in-law, Ronald Paglione of Florence; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, with American Legion service. 

Albert Di Stasi
02/28/00 
TRENTON -- Albert Di Stasi, 77, died Friday at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a longtime Trenton area resident.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as staff sergeant with the medical detachment of the 272nd Infantry Tank Destroyer Battalion during the battles of Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. Mr. Di Stasi was awarded the Purple Heart for rendering medical care. 
He was also an airman first class with the state Air National Guard 119th Tactical Fighter Squadron.
He worked many years for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Mr. Di Stasi was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers Express and Station Employees Union, Onward Lodge 154 of Trenton.
Son of the late John and Italia Filaponi Di Stasi and brother of the late Clara Capone, Frank, Michael, and Carmella Di Stasi, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur J. and Ida T. of Glen Mills, Pa.; a niece, Linda G. Schweighardt; a nephew, Robert J. Di Stasi; a grandniece, Stephanie Di Stasi; and a grandnephew, Jeffrey Di Stasi.
Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Winowicz Funeral Home, Adeline and Beatty Streets, Trenton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 540 Chestnut Ave., Trenton, with the Rev. Anthony Kall officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 8:45 a.m. Wednesday until service at the funeral home.

Doris Friedman Lubitz
02/28/00 
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. -- Doris Friedman Lubitz, 81, died Sunday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in New York City, she lived in Trenton before moving to Florida 25 years ago.
She owned a produce company for 50 years in Trenton.
Wife of the late Louis J. Lubitz, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Pamela Lubitz of West Windsor, N.J., and Philip Lubitz and Barbara Schlichting of Stockton, N.J.; a daughter, Susan Lubitz of Canton, Mass.; two brothers, Herman and Stanley Friedman of Ewing, N.J.; six grandchildren, Cynthia Milburn, Meredith, Steven and Su-Fen Lubitz, David and Rachael Slawsby; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral and burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Pitman Avenue, Hamilton, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, Trenton.

Walter O. Hoffman Sr.
02/28/00 
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Walter O. Hoffman Sr., 89, died Feb. 18 at St. Benedict's. 
Born in Oldbridge, N.J., he lived in St. Cloud, Gradyville and Penninton, N.J.
Mr. Hoffman retired in 1972 after 38 years as a chemical engineer with ARCO. He previously worked at Philadelphia Refinery.
He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Nature Conservancy, the AIER, ANA, SAN, and the ARCO Philadelphia Suburban Retirees Club. 
He was a volunteer with Gradyville Fire Co. and was on the school board of the former Gradyville School. He was director for the Central Delaware County Joint School System. 
He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and graduated from Hopewell High School, N.J. 
Husband of the late Helen J. Heiland Hoffmann and grandfather of the late Drew Roser, he is survived by a son, Walter O. Jr. of Northville, Mich.; a daughter, Victoria E. Roser of St. Cloud; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. March 6 at Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, Sproul and Lawrence Roads, Broomall, Pa.
Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park, Concordville, Pa.
Calling hours will be 9:30 a.m. March 6 until service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Drexel University, Department of Institutional Advancement, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104; or American Parkinson Disease Association, 1800 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146.

John J. Brozda
02/28/00 
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP -- John J. Brozda, 83, died Friday at Community Medical Center, Toms River.
Born in Reynoldville, Pa., he lived in Trenton before moving to Whiting seven years ago.
He retired as a maintenance worker with The Trentonian in 1979.
Mr. Brozda was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by a sister, Frances Brozda, and a sister-in-law, Jean Brozda, both of Whiting; and nieces and nephews.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Hamilton.
Arrangements are by Anderson and Campbell Funeral Homes, Whiting.

Grace Crowe Bobo
02/28/00 
MOUNT HOLLY -- Grace Pilkington Crowe Bobo, 87, died Sunday at Virtua Health-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., she grew up in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Mount Holly. 
She retired as a teacher at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Mount Holly, and previously taught in Virginia and Alabama.
A member of the Burlington County Art Guild and Hanging Together, Mrs. Bobo was a painter and printmaker who exhibited her artwork throughout the state.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mount Holly.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Henry Benson Bobo; a son, William Crowe Bobo of Hinsdale, Ill.; two daughters, Susan D'arcy of Cleveland, and Anne McFerran Bobo of East Windsor; two sisters, Catherine Crowe Jones and Marjorie Crowe Whitner; a brother, John Crowe; and five grandchildren, Douglass and Catherine Sillars, Adrian Arroyo, and Scott and Christopher Bobo.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. 
Burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 10 a.m. Wednesday until service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 125 Garden St., Mount Holly, N.J. 08060.
Arrangements are by Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly.

Richard Yurcisin
02/29/00 
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP -- Richard Yurcisin, 59, died Saturday at home.
Born in Roebling, he was a lifelong area resident.
He retired after 19 years as Florence Township's police chief. He served on the police force for 34 years.
Mr. Yurcisin was an Air Force veteran.
He was a past president of the Burlington County Association of Chiefs of Police. A member of the Greek Catholic Union of the U.S.A. and St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Mr. Yurcisin was an avid gardener and clammer.
Son of the late Nicholas and Anna Motyka Yurcisin and brother of the late Basil, Edward, and George Yurcisin, he is survived by three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Yurcisin of Roebling, Ann and Harry Koehnlein of Newtown, Pa., and Evelyn and Dr. Robert Houston of Columbus, Ohio; six brothers and three sisters-in-law, the Rev. John and Ann Yurcisin of Johnstown, Pa., Joseph and Norma Yurcisin of Somerset, Dr. Daniel and Lynne Yurcisin of Bardonia, N.Y., Peter Yurcisin of Alexandria, Va., and Nicholas and Michael Yurcision of Roebling; three sisters-in-law, Mary, Nelia and Patricia Yurcisin; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 191 Norman Ave., Roebling.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday until church departure at Koschek & Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Year 2000 Project Fund, 191 Norman Ave., Roebling, N.J. 08554.

Bennie J. Witkosky
02/29/00 
YARDLEY, Pa. -- Bennie J. `Ben' Witkosky, 71, died Monday at Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol Township.
Born in Plymouth, he was a Lower Bucks County area resident for 43 years.
He retired after 40 years as owner of Ben's Deli in Morrisville.
He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy.
Mr. Witkosky was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Koval Witkosky; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Bernard J. and Masumi of Tokyo, Japan, Anthony of Morrisville and Martin P. of Yardley; a daughter, Louise E. Salinas of Levittown; four sisters, Lucille Teno of Enfield, N.H., Florence and Anna Witkosky and Rita Chervy, all of Plymouth; a brother, Edmund, of Ashley; three grandchildren, Angela, Rafael, and Daniel Salinas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 West Trenton Ave., Morrisville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Reading Avenue, Yardley.
Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lower Makefield Township.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Mass cards may be given in his memory.

Jean R. Winder
02/29/00 
HAMPSTEAD, N.C. -- Jean Reikosky Winder, 75, died Sunday at Hanover Hospital, N.C.
Born in Trenton, she lived in Hampstead after moving from Yardley, Pa.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Winder; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Debbe of West Creek, N.J., and Brian and Elizabeth of Newark, Del.; and a sister, Norma Laurendeau of Ewing.
Services will be private.

Herbert J. Williams
02/29/00 
TRENTON -- Herbert James Williams, 44, died Sunday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
He was educated in the Trenton public schools.
Son of the late Robert and Eala Smith Williams and brother of the late Thomas Moody, Cynthia Clark, Brenda and Jennifer Williams and Toni C. Wright, he is survived by a daughter, Cherise A. Williams of Trenton; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Barbara Gaskins of Trenton, Sharon and George White-Johnson of Ewing, Denise and Brian Gibson of Ewing, Eala Johnson of Trenton and Traci Williams of Willingboro; two brothers, Malcolm Clark of Alexandria, Va., and Brian of Trenton; an aunt, Ludean Livingston; an uncle, Herbert J. Carmichael; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Service, 300 N. Willow St., Trenton, with the Rev. Felton D. Rowe officiating.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. until time of service today at the funeral home.

James L. Totten, former E. Amwell mayor
02/29/00 
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- James L. Totten, 80, a former mayor of East Amwell, N.J., died Saturday at the Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach.
He worked 37 years for Prudential Insurance Co. and was a Hunterdon County undersheriff before retiring. He lived in the Ringoes area of East Amwell before moving to Fort Pierce in 1987.
Mr. Totten served six years as East Amwell mayor and was past president of the New Jersey Association of Towns and Townships. He was named Citizen of the Year for 1999-2000 by the Flemington (N.J.) Elks.
He was a charter member of the Flemington Rescue Squad and served 49 years. He was past president of the Amwell Valley Fire Department and served on the East Amwell Board of Education. He was a longtime volunteer for youth baseball, serving many years as president of the Hunterdon County Little Bigger League and the South Hunterdon Little Bigger League. He also helped found the Amwell Valley Little Bigger League and was a baseball umpire for 47 years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Amwell in Ringoes and the Lakewood Park United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce.
Son of the late Fred and Madge Wilson Totten and brother of the late Walter, he is survived by his wife, Mable Ferris Totten of Fort Pierce; a daughter, Connie Walker of Fort Pierce; three sons, James of Williamson, Ga., Ronald of Ringoes and Bruce of Flemington; four brothers, his twin, John, of Fort Myers, Albert of Middletown, Ohio, Fred of Florence, N.J., and R. Kenneth of Ringoes; two sisters, Katherine Bellis of Hackettstown, N.J., and Eleanor Kuntze of Glastonbury, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147. N. Main St., Flemington.
Burial will be in Amwell Ridge Cemetery, Ringoes.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Amwell Valley Fire Department, Route 179, Ringoes, N.J. 08551 or Lakewood Park United Methodist Church Sunday School Building Fund, 5405 Turnpike Feeder Road, Fort Pierce, Fla., 34951.

Matilda S. Solomon
02/29/00 
MONROE TOWNSHIP -- Matilda Schwartz Solomon died Feb. 2 at home.
Born in Elizabeth, she lived in Rahway and Clark before moving to Monroe Township 14 years ago.
She worked for Food Fair and the American Flange Co.
Mrs. Solomon was a member of Hadassah, Council of Jewish Women, B'nai B'rith, Sisterhood of Temple Beth O'r in Clark, and the senior group of Monroe Township. At the Concordia Adult Community, she swam and played cards regularly. 
She is survived by her husband, Irvin Solomon; a son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Lori Solomon of Fair Lawn; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dennis Turner of Scotch Plains; and four grandchildren, Danielle and Jared Turner and Nicole and Jeffrey Solomon.
Funeral was held Feb. 3 at the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Burial was in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mercer County Chapter, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648-2304.

Dorothy Meyers
02/29/00 
CRANBURY -- Dorothy Carpenter Meyers, 83, died Monday at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold.
Born in Newark, she lived in Cranbury.
Mrs. Meyers graduated from Douglas College in 1939 with a degree in library science.
She was a children's librarian at East Orange Public Library and later a librarian at Harvard Business School. She also was a librarian at Miss Fine's School in Princeton and head librarian of Princeton Day School for about 10 years.
During the 1960s she created the first catalog of the Cranbury Public Library, using the Dewey Decimal System.
Mrs. Meyers was a member of the American Library Association and the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury.
She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Robert M. Meyers; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Meyers of Philadelphia and Linda and Robert E. Crootof of Norwich, Conn.; three grandchildren, Sarah, Martha and Matthew Crootof; and two sisters, Jean Perry of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Virginia Halstead of Guilford, Conn.
Funeral will be noon Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, 22 S. Main St.
Arrangements are by A.S. Cole Funeral Home.

Linda D. Madden
02/29/00 
EWING -- Linda Darnell Bowen Madden, 46, died Saturday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, Trenton.
Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong Princeton and Ewing resident.
She was program manager at New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency for 14 years.
A graduate of Ewing High School and the Settlement School of Music, Philadelphia, she attended Westminister Choir College of Princeton.
She was a member of Mount Pisgah AME Church and participated in its church school, youth fellowship, junior usher board and junior choir. She was director of the youth choir and was church organist for more than 20 years. She also sang with the Mount Pisgah Ensemble.
Granddaughter of the late Lina V. Jacobs, she is survived by her daughter, Memphis Lee; her parents, Samuel and Edna Bowen of Ewing; her brother, Ronnie Bowen; her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Wyche of Princeton; five aunts and two uncles, Bertha Jacobs of Ewing, Mary Craig of Philadelphia, Addie Mary Jacobs of Berlin, Md., Hazel and Daniel Jacobs of Selbyville, Del., and Hattie and John Robert Jacobs of Berlin, Md.; three stepdaughters, Ashante, Minyette and Ajisa; a stepson, John; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pisgah AME Church, 170 Witherspoon St., with the Rev. Vernard Leak, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. Thursday until service at the church.
Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

Doris Friedman Lubitz
02/29/00 
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. -- Doris Friedman Lubitz, 81, died Sunday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in New York City, she was a Trenton area resident before moving to Florida 25 years ago.
She and her late husband owned a wholesale and retail fruit and produce company for 50 years in Trenton.
Wife of the late Louis J. Lubitz, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Pamela Lubitz of West Windsor, N.J., and Philip Lubitz and Barbara Schlichting of Stockton, N.J.; a daughter, Susan Lubitz of Canton, Mass.; two brothers, Herman and Stanley Friedman of Ewing, N.J.; six grandchildren, Cynthia Milburn, Meredith, Steven and Su-Fen Lubitz, David and Rachael Slawsby; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral and burial will be 11 a.m. today at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Pitman Avenue, Hamilton, N.J., with Rabbi Howard Hersch officitiating.
A period of mourning will be observed at the Lubitz residence in West Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, Trenton.

Francis R. Lear
02/29/00 
NORTH HANOVER -- Francis R. Lear, 82, died Sunday at Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hamilton Square.
Born in New Hope, Pa., he lived in Wrightstown for 17 years.
He retired after 26 years with the Hopewell Township Department of Public Works, roads division.
Son of the late John and Mary Eveland Lear, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn Young Lear; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Gorish of West Amwell and Jane and Robert Doron of Hopewell Township; three sisters, Marion Owens of Ohio, Catherine Wim and June Nalence of Lambertville; seven grandchildren, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt, with the Rev. Doris Cowan officiating.
Burial will be in Titusville Methodist Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lawrence Leadlie
02/29/00 
CRANBURY TOWNSHIP -- Lawrence Leadlie, 87, died Saturday at The Medical Center at Princeton.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Cranbury.
Mr. Leadlie retired from First Union Bank in New Brunswick in 1987. He previously worked with the Arabian American Oil Co. in Saudi Arabia and Liberia Mining Co. in Liberia, both for six years.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Marie Leadlie; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at the Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Dey Road, Plainsboro.
Burial will be in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the A.S. Cole Son & Co., 22 North Main St., Cranbury.

Andreas Glumow
02/29/00 
EWING -- Andreas Glumow, 91, died Sunday at Millhouse Nursing Home, Trenton.
Born in Sartev, Russia, he lived in the West Trenton area after coming to the United States in 1957.
He retired in 1965 after 20 years with Robertson R. Tiles Co., Morrisville, Pa. He worked with the U.S. Army occupation forces in Germany from 1945 to 1947.
He served as an officer with the Russian Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Miedl Glumow; two brothers, John and Alex of Russia; and relatives in Russia.
Funeral will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Winowicz Funeral Home, Adeline and Beatty streets, Trenton, with the Rev. Boniface Ruzich officiating.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.

Samuel J. Getlen
02/29/00 
EWING -- Samuel J. Getlen, 61, died Sunday at home.
Born in Trenton, he lived in Ewing and previously in Iowa and Washington state.
He retired as a salesman with the Montgomery Ward department stores in Iowa and Washington state.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Son of the late John and Jane Kelly Getlen, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Joseph Costanzo of Hamilton; five cousins, Lisa and Phillip Quinto of Yardville, Pat and Chet Morley and Jack Durborow, all of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a close friend, Lynn Housel of Waretown.
Private memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Hamilton.
Burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Hartmann Funeral Home, Mercerville.

Helen Damiani
02/29/00 
TRENTON -- Helen J. Montiel Damiani, 98, died Sunday at Forrestal Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at the Windrows, Princeton.
Born in Mexico City, she lived in New York City before moving to Trenton in 1969.
Mrs. Damiani became an American citizen in 1942. She was a member of Holy Cross Church.
Daughter of the late Augustine and Filipa Santillan Montiel, wife of the late John A. Damiani Sr. and mother of the late Helen Craddock; she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John A. Jr. and Edith Damiani of East Brunswick; two daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret Short of Houston, Texas, and Gloria and George DeOrio of Tarrytown, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, John A. III, Steve, Glen and Mark Damiani, Scott Craddock, Stacy Jeffers, Laura and Dolores M. DeOrio.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Winowicz Funeral Home, Adeline and Beatty streets.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Adeline and Arch streets, with Monsignor Edward J. Arnister officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Renovation Fund, 201 Adeline St., Trenton, N.J. 08650. Mass cards may be given in lieu of donations.

Salvatore Del Caro Jr.
02/29/00 
TRENTON -- Salvatore Del Caro Jr., 51, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
Son of the late Salvatore and Iole Ciampini Borgianini Del Caro and brother of the late Fabio Borgianini, he is survived by a special cousin, Edith Skorupa of Hamilton; and other cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, 540 Chestnut Ave., Trenton.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chambers D'Errico & Correnti Funeral Home, 825 Chambers St., Trenton.

Alexander G. Brigham
02/29/00 
LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP -- Alexander `Al' G. Brigham, 21, died Saturday.
Born in Trenton, he lived in Millstone Township before moving to Lakewood four years ago.
He served in the Air Force for two years before his discharge last year.
A graduate of Lakewood High School, Mr. Brigham was studying to be an actor or comedian at Ocean County College in the Theater Arts program.
He was a communicant at St. Mary's of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lakewood.
He is survived by his mother, Christine Schweickert of Lakewood; his father, Alexander S. Brigham of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a sister, Shannon Hart of Lakewood; his maternal grandparents, Gustave and Marie Mastrangelo Schweickert of Trenton; his paternal grandmother, Lucille Brigham; a niece, Alexandria; and a nephew, Myles Hart.
Arrangements are by Lakewood Funeral Home, Howell.

Richard W. Baker Jr.
02/29/00 
PRINCETON BOROUGH -- Richard W. Baker Jr., 83, died Saturday in Hamilton.
Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was a longtime Princeton area resident.
A Navy veteran of World War II, with the air commands in Florida and Hawaii, Mr. Baker retired as a captain in 1969.
He retired as a self-employed consultant and manager in real estate investment. He previously was vice president and head of the Real Estate Mortgage and Loan Department of the New York Life Insurance Co.
Mr. Baker served on the Board of Crossland Savings Bank for more than 25 years. He was the committee chairman that planned the merger of Princeton Country Day School and Miss Fines School of Princeton into the Princeton Day School.
He served on the boards of The Medical Center of Princeton, the Archeological Institute of America, and the Yale Divinity School Associates.
He was president of the Princeton Republican Club, the Princeton chapters of the American Field Service International Scholarships, the English Speaking Union, and the Princeton Battlefield Area Preservation Society.
Mr. Baker founded the Yale Club of Princeton and was a founding member of the Princeton Officers Club. He was a member of the Nassau Club and served on the vestry of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton.
He graduated from Yale, Princeton Junior School, and Groton School.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rachel Cooper; two sons, Richard W. III of Honolulu, Hawaii, and John C. of Lawrenceville; a daughter, Eileen, Lady Strathnaver of London, England; and two granddaughters, Rachel Sutherland and Rosemary Sutherland.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St., Princeton Borough.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540.
Arrangements are by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.


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