Norine Eileen Slajchert of West Windsor dies at 88

Norine Eileen Slajchert of West Windsor dies at 88

Norine Eileen Slajchert of West Windsor died on January 24 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in the presence of her loving children. She was 88. Born and raised in the South Side of Chicago, Norine graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and began her career as an elementary school teacher in the city.  While…

Prosthodontist Michael Cortese of Princeton dies at 69

Prosthodontist Michael Cortese of Princeton dies at 69

Prosthodontist Michael Cortese of Princeton died on Saturday, Jan 21 at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton.  He was 69. Dr. Coetese was born in South Plainfield and spent his childhood there. As a young man, he reached the prestigious level of Eagle Scout and lettered in four sports every year at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen.  He enjoyed…

Fashion designer Hsin-Chen Ann Kuan dies at 61

Fashion designer Hsin-Chen Ann Kuan dies at 61

Hsin-Chen Ann Kuan passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6. She was 61.  From an early age, Ann showed an aptitude for music that later translated into one of her proudest accomplishments – being one of the first Asian undergraduate students to attend Westminster Choir College. With her beautiful voice, she quickly became a member of…

Nancy Johnston Mulford of Skillman dies at 85

Nancy Johnston Mulford of Skillman dies at 85

Nancy Johnston Mulford of Skillman died Jan. 12, at Stonebridge at Montgomery after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85. Born Oct. 28, 1937, in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of Herbert J. and Gladys Semple Johnston, she graduated from Amundson High School in Chicago and Park College (now Park University) in Parkville,…

Hun School Alumni Association founder Eugene Freda dies at 94

Hun School Alumni Association founder Eugene Freda dies at 94

Eugene Guerino Freda, 94, of Ewing, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20 at Care One at Hamilton.  Born in Princeton, he was raised in the Jugtown Section of Princeton Borough. Eugene attended the Princeton schools and completed his freshman year at Princeton High School before transferring to the Hun School of Princeton. He graduated in…

Princeton doctor Jeffrey Bechler dies at 63

Princeton doctor Jeffrey Bechler dies at 63

Jeffrey Bechler, a doctor who specialized in sports medicine in Princeton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Dec. 29, due to cancer. He was 63.  Jeff grew up in California and attended Palos Verdes High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball and met the love of his life,…

Italian literature scholar Alfonso Procaccini dies at 77

Italian literature scholar Alfonso Procaccini dies at 77

Alfonso Procaccini, a beloved professor and scholar of Italian literature whose erudition and insights inspired and charmed generations of students, friends, and family, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Dec. 16, in the loving care of his wife, Ariane Vuono. A gifted thinker and renowned raconteur, his intellect and wit were matched only…

Egyptologist and historian Robert Tignor dies at 89

Egyptologist and historian Robert Tignor dies at 89

Robert Tignor, a renowned scholar of British colonialism and its aftermath, world history, and the modern histories of Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya, died at his home in Princeton on Dec. 9 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 89. Tignor spent his entire career at Princeton University and was the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary…

Cranbury police officer Todd Galla dies at 51

Cranbury police officer Todd Galla dies at 51

Todd Christopher Galla, 51, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, surrounded by his loving family.   Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Todd was raised in Montvale prior to moving to Lawrenceville 18 years ago. He was a 1989 graduate of Don Bosco Preparatory High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State…

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