Former St. Paul’s Church secretary Susanna Robertson dies at 84

Former St. Paul’s Church secretary Susanna Robertson dies at 84

Susanna Robertson Howley passed away at the Spring Creek Healthcare Center in Perth Amboy on Jan. 11 due to complications from Lewy Body Dementia. She was 84. Susanna was born in Washington, DC on Nov. 5,1939 to Durante W. Robertson, Jr. and Betty McLean Hansen. In addition to Susanna, her family also included two brothers,…

Psychologist Nils Steven Pearson dies at 80

Psychologist Nils Steven Pearson dies at 80

Nils Steven Pearson of Princeton died on Sunday, Dec. 17 at Princeton Penn Medical Center. Born in Manhattan on Feb. 24, 1943, he was the son of Frederick and Nina Harriton Pearson. He received his bachelor’s degree and his doctorate from Rutgers University. He worked at Catholic Charities until he opened his private practice, where…

Piano and music theory teacher Jeffrey Farrington dies at 71

Piano and music theory teacher Jeffrey Farrington dies at 71

Jeffrey John Farrington of Ringoes died unexpectedly on Nov. 16 in Pennington. He was 71. The second child of Donald H. Farrington and Catherine (Masterson) Farrington, he was born on November 29, 1951, in Troy, New York. He studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and Princeton University.  At the Conservatory,…

Rheumatologist Leroy Henry Hunninghake dies at 86

Rheumatologist Leroy Henry Hunninghake dies at 86

Leroy Henry Hunninghake passed away peacefully on July 19 at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. He was 86. Born and raised in Seneca, Kansas, Leroy graduated from Kelly High School, where he was valedictorian, and received his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He continued his internship and…

Former UAW executive Michael Coughlin of West Windsor dies at 72

Former UAW executive Michael Coughlin of West Windsor dies at 72

Michael T. Coughlin of West Windsor died on July 5. He was 72. Born and raised in Carteret, Michael relocated to West Windsor in 2011, where he has been a resident ever since. Michael’s education brought him to Trenton State College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. He later continued his studies…

Hal Ross, co-founder of Mapes & Ross Advertising Research, dies at 88

Hal Ross, co-founder of Mapes & Ross Advertising Research, dies at 88

Hal “Red” Ross the co-founder of Mapes & Ross Advertising Research, died on May 21. He was 88. Born on July 5, 1934, Hal was raised in and around Princeton in a loving farming family that was affected, like many families, by the Great Depression. He was gifted with a strong mind and body and…

Virginia Finnie, Princeton history tour guide, dies at 88

Virginia Finnie, Princeton history tour guide, dies at 88

Virginia “Ginnie” Louise Boylan Finnie, a lover of art and history who offered tours of Princeton, died in her sleep May 1. She was 88. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 4th, 1934 to Mabel Ethel Brocker and Leo Joseph Boylan. Ginnie lived a full and vibrant life overflowing with family, friends, career, travel, and…

Roger Dinella, deacon for churches in the Diocese of Trenton, dies at 88

Roger Dinella, deacon for churches in the Diocese of Trenton, dies at 88

Roger Peter Dinella of Princeton and Barnegat Light, known to many as “Deacon Roger” or “Deacon Dinella,” died on April 30 in Plainsboro. He was 88. Born in Jersey City on May 16, 1934, Roger was the oldest child of Peter Nicholas Dinella and Angelina Sudnikowska. In 1951, he graduated from St. Mary’s High School…