Educator Toba Dincin Bierman of Princeton dies at 85

Toba Dincin Bierman

Toba Dincin Bierman, a resident of Princeton for more than six decades, died on Feb. 7 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. She was 85. The cause of death was myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of pre-leukemia.

Born October 17, 1936, in Dumont, Toba was educated in the public schools in Englewood, New Jersey. She attended the Child Education Foundation of Adelphi University, and graduated from the College of New Jersey, then known as Trenton State College, with a degree in education. She taught in the primary grades at Princeton public schools for more than 27 years.

Toba spent part of each year in Kennebunk, Maine, and Paris, France, where she vacationed and managed a busy hobby buying and selling antiques and collectibles.

Toba is survived by her loving husband, Bob, and three sons: Bradford Dincin Bierman and his wife Syndi, of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania; Todd Andrew Bierman of Jersey City, New Jersey; and Adam Gregory Bierman, his wife Sandra Jordan, and their daughter Rachel Rebecca, of Princeton, New Jersey.

This devoted wife, mother, and grandmother will be remembered for her courage and strength at times of adversity, her sense of humor, and the love she gave to others at all times.

Friends wishing to honor her memory are encouraged to make a gift in her name to the Louis T. Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport, Maine.