Martin Siegel, chairman of Hamilton Jewelers, dies at 86

Martin Siegel, chairman of Hamilton Jewelers, dies at 86

Martin R. Siegel, the Hamilton Jewelers chairman who was instrumental in growing his company’s brand through creative and innovative marketing, died on Dec. 17 with his wife and four sons at his side. He was 86. Born in Trenton to Irving and Alice (Novros) Siegel, Martin attended lower schools in Trenton, the Milford Academy in…

Eric Craig, lifelong Princeton resident, dies at 84

Eric Craig, lifelong Princeton resident, dies at 84

Eric Craig, a carpenter at Princeton University for more than three decades who was active in local civic and community groups, died on Dec. 2 surrounded by his loving family. He was 84. The youngest child of Peyton and Harriet Craig, Eric was educated at the Witherspoon Street School for the Colored, and graduated from…

Longtime Princeton area public servant Janet Pellichero dies at 54

Longtime Princeton area public servant Janet Pellichero dies at 54

Janet Pellichero, a recycling coordinator for West Windsor Township who previously worked in the public works department in Princeton for more than two decades, died unexpectedly Monday at the Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. She was 54. Born in Perth Amboy, she grew up in Princeton Junction and had lived in Hamilton for the past…

Carl Pope dies at 87

Carl Pope dies at 87

Carl Pope, 87, formerly of Mercer County, died peacefully on Friday, August 16, at Brookdale Senior Living in Florham Park. Born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., Carl was a long-time resident of Mercer County. He graduated from Princeton High School, completed a post-graduate year at the Lawrenceville School, and was in the class of 1955 at…

Leslie Vought Kuenne, champion of the arts in Princeton, dies at 58

Leslie Vought Kuenne, champion of the arts in Princeton, dies at 58

Leslie Vought Kuenne of Princeton and Shelburne, Vt., died at home surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 12 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58. The loving wife of Christopher Kuenne, she was a devoted mother to Peter, William and Matthew, and the late Olivia Michelle Kuenne, who died in 1997. …

Nassau Broadcasting Company founder Herb Hobler dies at 96

Nassau Broadcasting Company founder Herb Hobler dies at 96

Herbert Windsor Hobler died Aug. 10 at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman. He was 96. Born in St. Louis in 1922, he was raised In Bronxville, New York and Stamford, Conn. His family moved to Princeton in 1941 when he was a student. After graduating from the Hill School, he entered Princeton University in the…

Princeton physicist Steven Gubser dies in a rock climbing accident in France
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Princeton physicist Steven Gubser dies in a rock climbing accident in France

Steven Gubser, a professor of physics at Princeton University, died while rock climbing near Chamonix, France on Aug. 3. He was 47 years old. Gubser was on vacation in Europe with his family and was climbing the Comb Needle, five miles from Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, when his rope snapped and he fell more than…

Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison dies at 88 (updated)
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Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison dies at 88 (updated)

Toni Morrison, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose work focused on African-American life and culture, died on Monday night in a New York hospital. She was 88 years old. “It is with profound sadness we share that, following a short illness, our adored mother and grandmother, Toni Morrison, passed away peacefully last night surrounded…

Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette manager Jeff Kyle dies at 29

Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette manager Jeff Kyle dies at 29

On June 1 at 29 years old, Jeffrey Alexander Kyle took his life.  Jeffrey had a generous spirit and was driven to create community through kindness, his love of food and laughter.  He wanted a peaceful world and found solace in nature: walking, exploring, fishing and foraging.  He enjoyed driving his Jeep on the beach,…

Memorial service for Princeton resident Peter Marks set for Feb. 2

Memorial service for Princeton resident Peter Marks set for Feb. 2

Peter Allington Marks, a former mayoral candidate who cared deeply about his hometown and voiced concerns about changes to Princeton’s character, died at home in Jan. 13 following a long battle with cancer. He was 64. Son of late Professor John H. and Aminta (Willis) Marks, Peter was born Dec. 8 of 1954 at Princeton Hospital,…

Ethel Kowalewski dies at 91

Ethel Kowalewski dies at 91

Ethel N. Kowalewski, 91, of Princeton died Monday, January 14, at St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing in Lawrenceville.  Born in Buffalo, New York, she was formerly of Silver Creek, New York and most recently resided in Princeton.  She attended St. Mary’s Business School in Buffalo and worked at Nabisco until she married Eugene Kowalewski on November…

Joseph Naglak, U.S. Navy Airman Apprentice, dies at 21

Joseph Naglak, U.S. Navy Airman Apprentice, dies at 21

Aviation Boatswain Mate Joseph Naglak, USN, of Naval Station Norfolk and formerly of West Windsor, died suddenly aboard the USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77 on Monday, Sept. 17. He was 21. Born in South Korea, Joe was adopted in February of 1999 by his loving and devoted parents, Kenneth Naglak and the late Jeanne Rand…

Good government advocate William Schluter of Pennington dies at 90

Good government advocate William Schluter of Pennington dies at 90

William Schluter, a longtime New Jersey legislator and advocate for good government, died at his Pennington home on Monday after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 90. Born in Bronxville, New York, he grew up on a working farm, Active Acres, which later became the site for Educational Testing Service. He attended Princeton Country Day…

Memorial service for Ann McGoldrick this Saturday, June 16

Memorial service for Ann McGoldrick this Saturday, June 16

Ann Puffer McGoldrick, an Influential figure in Princeton civic life died suddenly on May 23. She was 75. A memorial service  will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Trinity Church, which is located at 33 Mercer Street in Princeton. McGoldrick worked with organizations involving students, the needy, the arts, Princeton University,…

Raymond Wadsworth, Spirit of Princeton founder, dies at 80
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Raymond Wadsworth, Spirit of Princeton founder, dies at 80

Raymond Wadsworth, a former fire chief, Princeton Borough councilman and founder of the Spirit of Princeton organization, died Thursday, May 31 at Capital Health System at Hopewell. He was 80. Born in Johnstown, Pa. he was a resident of Princeton for 60 years. He also owned a shore home in South Seaside Park, where he…