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…

James Floyd, first African-American mayor of Princeton Township, dies at 96
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James Floyd, first African-American mayor of Princeton Township, dies at 96

James Floyd, the first African-American mayor of Princeton Township and a community activist for several decades, died Monday morning. He was 96. Born in Trenton in 1922, he was the oldest son of John and Adeline Floyd. A 1939 graduate of Trenton Central High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from West Virginia State…

John Sauerman, Lawrenceville School history teacher for four decades, dies at 65

John Sauerman, Lawrenceville School history teacher for four decades, dies at 65

John Sauerman, a beloved history teacher who worked at the Lawrenceville School for four decades, died on April 25. He was 65. Born in Elizabeth, on June 20, 1953, John graduated from the Peddie School and then earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge and his master’s degree from Brown University. He began…

Paul Sigmund, former Mercer County Freeholder, dies at 53

Paul Sigmund, former Mercer County Freeholder, dies at 53

Paul Sigmund died on January 11 after a long illness. He was 53. A native of Princeton, Paul was a graduate of Stanford University and the University Michigan Law School. He was a banker, lawyer, and technology industry executive, and also served as a freeholder in Mercer County. Throughout most of his life, Paul was…

Princeton University community mourns death of student who battled a rare cancer
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Princeton University community mourns death of student who battled a rare cancer

Princeton University student Jacob Kaplan died Dec. 24 after battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer for several months. He was 21. Kaplan had been receiving care for angiosarcoma at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Students, staff members and alumni of Princeton University rallied around Kaplan after he was…

Longtime YWCA supporter Patricia Clearwater dies at 83

Longtime YWCA supporter Patricia Clearwater dies at 83

Patricia G. Clearwater died unexpectedly on Dec. 13 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. She was 83. Patricia loved living in Princeton, her 22nd place of residence, with her husband of 59 years. She also enjoyed travel at home and abroad. She always found time to be involved in community activities, social service,…

David Cromwell, former Princeton Police captain, firefighter and first aid squad member, dies at 75
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David Cromwell, former Princeton Police captain, firefighter and first aid squad member, dies at 75

Princeton native David Cromwell, who served on the Princeton Township police force for more than a quarter century, died on Nov. 23, surrounded by his family. He was 75. The son of Kenneth and Erna Cromwell, he was born and raised in Princeton and later lived in Hamilton and Robbinsville. He moved to Manahawkin after…

Lifelong Princeton resident Thomas Murray, Jr. dies at 81
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Lifelong Princeton resident Thomas Murray, Jr. dies at 81

Thomas R. Murray, Jr. 81, of Princeton died on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 81. Born in Princeton, Murray was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1954 and from the Peddie School in 1955. He…

Health economist Uwe Reinhardt dies at 80
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Health economist Uwe Reinhardt dies at 80

Uwe Reinhardt, the famed health economist and beloved mentor to students at Princeton University for almost five decades, died on Nov. 13. He was 80. Born in Osnabrück, Germany in 1937, Reinhardt later emigrated to Canada, where he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He then earned his doctorate in economics from Yale…

Mathematician Gerard Washnitzer dies at 91

Mathematician Gerard Washnitzer dies at 91

Gerard Washnitzer, a Princeton University professor of mathematics emeritus known for his work in algebraic geometry, died April 2 in hospice in Scotch Plains. He was 91. Colleagues and family recalled Washnitzer as an avid reader who loved history as much as mathematics — particularly the history of mathematics. He exercised his extensive knowledge on…

Architect Michael Mostoller, a leader in urban housing, dies at 79

Architect Michael Mostoller, a leader in urban housing, dies at 79

Michael Mostoller was an architect, professor, writer, and artist. Through his work, his teaching, and his private life as a partner, parent, and grandparent, he touched countless lives, always putting the needs of others above his own.  He died in the presence of his family on Sunday, April 2 from sudden complications from pneumonia after…

Princeton cardiologist John Hagaman dies at 69

Princeton cardiologist John Hagaman dies at 69

Princeton cardiologist John F. Hagaman, M.D., died at home on March 6 after a long illness. Dr. Hagaman was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on December 15, 1947. He was a graduate of the Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania; Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut; and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is survived…

Carles Vallhonrat, founder of the Louis I. Kahn Archive, dies at 89

Carles Vallhonrat, founder of the Louis I. Kahn Archive, dies at 89

Architect and teacher Carles Vallhonrat, the founder of the original Louis I. Kahn Archive, died in his home in Haverford, Pa. on Feb. 21st. He was 89. Vallhonrat, who taught at the Princeton University School of Architecture for forty years, is remembered for his careful insights and dedication to the integrity of design. Born in Barcelona,…

Princeton Theological Seminary Professor Charles Ryerson III Dies at 83

Princeton Theological Seminary Professor Charles Ryerson III Dies at 83

Charles Anthony Ryerson III, who expanded the thinking of a generation of prospective Christian pastors and countless others in his teachings about the religions of South Asia, died peacefully surrounded by former students and friends on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 83. The son of Ada…