Miscellaneous Mercer County, New Jersey Obituaries
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Elvira Astore Ferrante
11/14/99 
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP -- Elvira Astore Ferrante, 89, died Thursday at Forrestal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the Windrows, Princeton.
Born in Italy, she lived in Ewing 37 years and in Hopewell three years.
She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Senior Citizen's Club, Altar Rosary Society, Trinitarian 3rd Order and was past president of St. Ann Society.
Daughter of the late Antonio and Angela Inverso Astore, wife of the late Albert Ferrante, sister of the late Margaret Mennella and Pasquale Astore and sister-in-law of the late Pietro Ferrante, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Albert Jr. and Carol Ferrante of Trenton, and Angelo S. of Hopewell; a daughter and son-in-law, Antoinette and Robert Lauritsen of California; a brother, John Astore of Hamilton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 8:30 a.m. Monday from Parkside Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 1584 Parkside Ave., Ewing.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7:30 until service Monday at the funeral home.

Robert M. Crooks
11/14/99 
RICHBORO, Pa. -- Robert M. Crooks, 90, died here Thursday.
Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Lower Makefield for 44 years and was a resident of Bucks County for 49 years.
He retired in 1994 after 24 years as an attorney, practicing law in the Bucks County and Philadelphia areas.
Previously, he was a corporate executive with IBM and Sperry Rand Corp., New York City.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a captain in the South Pacific and in the Guadalcanal, Guam and Okinawa campaigns.
Mr. Crooks was a life member of the Masonic Lodge, Philadelphia.
He received a bachelor's from Temple University in 1934, a master's in economics 1934 and a law degree in 1937 from the University of Pennsylvania. He was then admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Son of the late William J. and Lucy Dolfin Crooks, husband of the late Lois Anderson Crooks, father of the late Robert A. Esq. and brother of the late Kenneth, he is survived by a son, William C. Esq. of Greenwich, Conn.; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial service and burial will be 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.
Memorial contributions may be made to University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Arrangements are by J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville.

Marla Taylor Antenor
11/14/99 
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP -- Marla Taylor Antenor, infant daughter of Veda and Margarette Eugene Antenor, died Thursday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, Trenton.
Sister of the late Ludween, Megan Sere and Azu Ezeife Antenor, in addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Marie and Dieuseul Eugene of Trenton; paternal grandparents, Herman Antenor of Trenton and Rozena Pierre of Haiti; and an aunt, Ludween Eugene of Trenton.
Memorial service will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hospital Chapel at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, 446 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, with Monsignor John K. Dermond, pastor of St. Francis Church, officiating.
Arrangements are by Brenna Funeral Home, Trenton.

Edward E. Weber
11/15/99 
EAST WINDSOR -- Edward E. Weber, 74, died Sunday at Cranbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in New York City, he lived in Monmouth Junction before moving to East Windsor 18 years ago.
He retired in 1985 after 40 years as a steward and purser with Pan American World Airways.
He owned Chris Ward Kennels and had bred, raised and shown more than 100 award-winning toy poodles.
Mr. Weber was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe.
He was a member of Watchung Poodle Club and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Funeral will be 9 a.m. Wednesday from Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 251 Franklin St., Hightstown, with the Rev. Patrick Castles, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with a Christian Wake service.

Richard J. Stives
11/15/99 
HAMILTON -- Richard J. Stives, 74, died Sunday at home.
Born in Mount Rose, he was a longtime Princeton Junction resident before moving to Hamilton.
He retired in 1971 as a supervisor with American Cyanamid and later worked with his brother, the owner of Stives Painting Co.
Mr. Stives was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Princeton, serving as Eucharistic minister and usher; American Legion Post 93, Trenton; and American Legion Post 76, Princeton.
Son of the late Frederick E. and Mary Doyle Courtney Stives, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Biesel Stives; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard D. and Virginia A. Stives of Hamilton Square and Timothy A. and Karen M. Stives of Mercerville; two sisters, Dorothy Coffee of Lawrenceville and Janet Stathopulos of Ormand Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Frederick J. of Mercerville and John D. of Lancaster, Pa.; and two grandsons, Richard D. Jr. and Jason M. Stives.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. 
Burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton, N.J. 08542.
Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.

Ida T. Semptimphelter
11/15/99 
BUCKINGHAM, Pa. -- Ida T. Capritti Semptimphelter, 82, died Sunday at Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Born in West Virginia, she was a lifelong Florence, N.J., resident before recently moving to Buckingham Township.
She retired as a seamstress from Burlington (N.J.) Dress Factory.
She was a member of St. Clare's Catholic Church, Florence, and its Altar Rosary Society; Good Neighbors Senior Citizens, Florence; and ILGW Garment Workers Union Local 125 AFL-CIO.
Wife of the late Louis Semptimphelter and sister of the late Silvio Capritti, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and John Shevchuk of Furlong; two sisters, Geraldine Buonanno of Burlington Township and Yolanda Bogue of Huntington Beach, Calif.; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Mario, Geno, Peter, Sam and Emily and Helen Capritti, all of Florence; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clare's Catholic Church, East Front and Walnut streets, Florence.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Florence.
Calling hours will be 9:30 a.m. until church departure Wednesday at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Ave., Roebling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Lincoln Drive, Suite 7, Marlton, N.J. 08053; or Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Route 413, Pineville, Pa. 18912.

Rafael Santiago Sanchez
11/15/99 TRENTON -- Rafael J. Santiago Sanchez, 76, died Saturday at home.
Born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, he was an area resident 17 years.
Mr. Sanchez retired from the Army after 20 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He received the Good Conduct Medal Bronze with three loops.
He was an expert marksman and truck master.
Mr. Sanchez graduated with honors from Master Sergeant School, Germany, while with the 7th Army Division.
He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, hosting the Catholic Radio Show on Sundays and was a Eucharistic minister. 
Son of the late Jose C. Santiago and Maria Sanchez Santiago, husband of the late Carmen L. Castro Santiago and brother of the late Luis A., Angel L., Julia, Aurea, Carmen and Iris, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rafael Jr. of Trenton, Eduardo and Miriam Santiago of Puerto Rico, and Manuel and Mirta Santiago of Florida; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alma R. and Ramon A. Matos of Trenton and Carmen and George Hall Sr. of Princess Anne, Md.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jose and Dolores Santiago of New York; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, 151 N. Warren St., with Monsignor Manuel Fernandez, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cedar Lane, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, 990 S. Broad St.

Anne Pfeiffer
11/15/99 
FLEMINGTON -- Anne Pfeiffer, 88, died Saturday at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township.
Born in Hoboken, she lived in Fairlawn and Whiting before moving to Flemington this year.
She retired as a payroll clerk with YWCA, Hackensack.
Daughter of the late Emil and Anna Knalker Uetterling and wife of the late William G. Pfeiffer, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William G. and Simone V. Pfeiffer of Flemington; a sister, Alice Munoz of Whiting; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St.
Cremation will be at Garden State Crematory, North Bergen.
Calling hours will be 10 a.m. until service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of New Jersey, 1600 Route 22 East, Union, N.J. 07083.

William F. Maxwell Jr.
11/15/99 
HERSHEY'S MILL, Pa. -- William F. Maxwell Jr., 78, died Saturday at Paoli Memorial Hospital.
Born in Colorado Springs, he was a resident of Englewood, N.J., and Devon before moving to Hershey's Mill 13 years ago.
He retired in 1988 from Maxwell Institute, a private business school in Norristown that he founded in 1970.
He also retired in 1963 as regional sales manager and former salesman with Meade Johnson Co. after 17 years. He joined Penguin Industries as executive vice president in 1963.
Mr. Maxwell was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a commissioned officer and naval aviator/instructor.
With Maxwell Institute, he chaired accreditation teams for the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools, was appointed by Gov. Dick Thornburg to the Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Vocational Education from 1979 to 1982, and retired in 1987 as a member of Meridian Bank's Montgomery County Advisory Board.
He graduated from Teaneck (N.J.) High School in 1938 and Franklin & Marshall College in 1943.
Mr. Maxwell enjoyed golf, gardening and vacationing with his wife in Florida during the winter months.
Son of the late William Floyd Sr. and Myrtle Cunningham Maxwell and brother of the late Lynn Godwin, he is survived by his wife, V. Gloria Runge Maxwell; a son, William F. III of Collegeville; two daughters, Linda Maxwell of Princeton Township, N.J., and Julie M. Boland of Skippack; a sister, Betsy Miller of New City, N.Y.; and two grandsons.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Ave., Malvern.
Burial will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until service Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barclay Friends, 700 N. Franklin St., West Chester, Pa. 19380-2334.

Catherine J. Martin
11/15/99 
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Catherine J. Kemo Martin, 80, died Wednesday at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Trenton, she lived in Lancaster since 1956.
She was a member of Lipinski Senior Center, Trenton, and American Legion Post 458.
Mrs. Martin enjoyed bingo.
Daughter of the late Michael and Hannah Cheeseman Kemo, wife of the late Lloyd Martin and sister of the late Michael and John Kemo and Evelyn Bunda, she is survived by seven sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mary Swedo, Dorothy and John Clancy and Harriet Lloyd, all of Trenton, Elizabeth and Stanley Myslinski of Hamilton, Jean Owens and Helen and Ray Pyontek, all of Hamilton; and Margaret Mastromarino of Englishtown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Janet Lee Kemo of Lawrenceville, and Frank and Pat Kemo of Merchantsville, Md.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave., Trenton.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Church, 1130 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, with Monsignor James Innocenzi officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Assumption Cemetery 2, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 9:30 a.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Mary Hosey
11/15/99 
TRENTON -- Mary Hosey, 71, died Wednesday at Royal Health Gate Nursing Home.
Born and educated in Selma, Ala., she lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., more than 40 years before moving to Trenton five months ago.
She was a domestic worker in Brooklyn.
Daughter of the late Henry and Randie Perry and wife of the late Samuel Hosey, she is survived by four nieces, Mary Miller and her husband Vern, Diane, Daisey and Keila Campbell, all of Trenton; and other relatives and friends.
Private services will be at the family's convenience.
Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service.

John M. Gard
11/15/99 
KETTERING, Ohio -- John M. Gard, 76, died Friday at Hospice of Dayton.
Born in St. Joseph, Mich., he lived in Kettering.
He retired from Hollander Industries and worked with Dayton Rose Society.
Mr. Gard was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Iva May; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Valerie Gard of Trenton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy Grillot of Beavercreek, JoAnne Keegan Gard of Vandalia and Ruth and Jay Schaefer of Moraine; a sister, Josephine Edinger of Sodus, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren, Benjamin and his wife Melissa, Sara, Jade, Lee, Blake, Sydney, Gianna, Hannah, Abigail, Michelle, Beth, K.C. and Kurt.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, with the Rev. Dan Stevens officiating.
Burial will be in Heritage Hills Memory Gardens.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Newcomer-Barclay Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509.

Marie Fischer
11/15/99 
HAMILTON -- Marie Fischer, 90, died Sunday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, Trenton.
Born in Oshkosh, Wis., she lived in Detroit before moving to Mercerville in 1986.
She was a member of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Brunswick.
Daughter of the late John and Anna Marie Schuhart, sister of the late Alvin and William Schuhart and wife of the late Edward R. Fischer, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Neal E. and Sandra L. Fischer of Columbus; two sisters, Matilda Kreuger and Alice Nelson, and two brothers, Robert and Richard Schuhart, all of Oshkosh; a grandson, Keith E. Fischer, and his wife, Kristie; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 S. Broad St., with the Rev. Tim Wempner, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, officiating.
Entombment will be in Colonial Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m. until service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer County Geriatric Center, 2600 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, N.J. 08619.

Leonard E. Drewry Jr.
11/15/99 
EWING -- Leonard E. Drewry Jr., 78, died Friday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital, Trenton.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., he was a longtime area resident.
He was educated in Selma, Ala., public schools and graduated from Tuskegee (Ala.) Institute.
He retired after 35 years with the Trenton Postal Service.
Mr. Drewry was an Army veteran of World War II and president of APUV. 
Son of the late Leonard E. Sr. and Bessie Boyd Drewry, he is survived by his wife, Mary Delgado Drewry; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Leonard E. III and Charlene Drewry of Ewing and Lloyd of Trenton; a daughter, Jean Davis of Trenton; a brother, Henry Drewry of Princeton; a sister and brother-in-law, Bessie and William Briscoe of Atlanta; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Russell of Ewing and Cecelia Hodges of Princeton; and two grandchildren, Leonard and Tyler.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, with the Rev. Darrell Armstrong, assistant pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

Stephen A. Cacciatore
11/15/99 
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Stephen A. Cacciatore, 86, died Friday at Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident before moving to Florida three years ago.
He retired from Princeton University after 20 years and previously worked with Lennox China and Sterns Co.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Retired Seniors Volunteer Programs of Florida, Good Samaritan Village Volunteer Patrol, Hamilton (N.J.) Senior Citizens and Simpson Center.
Son of the late Vincenzo and Calogera Tramontana Cacciatore, he is survived by two brothers, Michael P. of Hamilton and Charles J. of Kissimmee; two sisters, Mary Frascella of Hamilton and Christine Rust of Trenton; nieces, including Rosemary C. Frascella of Hamilton; nephews, including Vincent Rust of Trenton; and other relatives.
Funeral will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamilton.
Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, 601 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, N.J. 08629.

Maureen Bunting
11/15/99 
LITTLE EGG HARBOR -- Maureen Bunting, 66, died Saturday at Atlantic City Medical Center, Mainland Division, Pomona.
Born in Belfast, Ireland, she lived in East Windsor before moving to Little Egg Harbor four years ago.
She retired 16 years ago as a sales administrator with Fisher Scientific, Springfield.
Maternal grandmother of the late Rachel K. Roberts, she is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Bunting; three daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen and Robert Mitnik of Flemington, Deborah and Don Feinstein of Franklin, Mass., and Donna and Jeff Roberts of East Windsor; two sisters, Edna Mazzeo of East Windsor and Eileen Raheb of Whiting; eight grandchildren, Kristin, Allison and Heather Mitnik, Kelly and Dana Feinstein, Sarah, Matthew and Luke Roberts.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown.
Burial will be in Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, N.J. 08648-2304.

Joan Schneider Bice
11/15/99 
LAMBERTVILLE -- Joan Schneider Bice, 68, died Sunday at home.
Born in Trenton, she lived in Lambertville 40 years.
She was a clerk at Lambertville Pharmacy 20 years.
Mrs. Bice was a former member of Columbia Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Daughter of the late Lloyd and Rose De Santis Schneider and wife of the late Robert C. Bice, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Jeffrey and Tracy Bice, all of Lambertville; a daughter, Renee Bice of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; two sisters, Marcella Schneider of Trenton and Florence Matlock of Finley, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth, Robert and William Schneider, all of Trenton; three grandsons, Jeffrey, Chad and Andrew Bice; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St., Route 179.
Burial will be in Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery, Delaware Township.
Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 84 Park Ave., Flemington, N.J. 08822; or Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Lambertville, N.J. 08530.


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