Gail Carter, 53, of West Windsor died June 4. Raised in Peekskill, New York, and Arizona, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in geology, and received a master’s of science from Rutgers in 1986. She worked for 30 years as a geologist, a spatial analyst, and research scientist at the state Department of Environmental Protection for 30 years. Survivors include her grandmother, Fran Tuttle; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Janet and Ronald and Mary. Donations may be made to New Jersey Academy of Sciences, c/o Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Townshend Hall T117, Union 07083.
Marie D. Castle, 82, died June 16. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Picano of Plainsboro. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Rosalind Kenyon Hoyle Haring, 84, of West Kingston, Rhode Island died June 22. She worked as a book editor with D. Van Nostrand publishers in New York City, as a librarian at the Dutch Neck Library in West Windsor, and as assistant director of public relations at Princeton Theological Seminary. Survivors include four children, Christopher Hooker-Haring, Jeffrey Haring, Douglas Haring, and Andrea Haring; a brother, John Hoyle of West Kingston; five grandsons; and a granddaughter.
Gail R. Ballai, 47, of Bedminster died June 22. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Ann Ballai of West Windsor. Donations may be made Grace Hospice, 105 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison 08837.
Gordon W. Beecher, 82, of Jackson died June 23, at CareOne at Jackson. Born in Trenton, he lived in Penns Neck until 1992 and worked for RCA, retiring in 1987. He was a special police officer for West Windsor, was the fire chief for Princeton Junction Fire Company for many years, and coached West Windsor Little League. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Elaine Beecher of Jackson. Donations may be made to Princeton Junction Fire Company, 245 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction 08550.
James G. Quay Sr., 93, died June 23. Born in Penns Neck, he was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a tank commander in Europe. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James G. Jr. and Ann, and Michael; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Danny Clary; and nine grandchildren.
Joseph Rutecki, 85, of Plainsboro died on June 24. Born in Poland, he moved to the United States in 1950, and Plainsboro two years ago. He was a custodian for Hoffmann-LaRoche in Nutley for 40 years, retiring in 2001. Survivors include a son, Joseph Jr.; granddaughters and their husbands, Karen and Martin Flatley and Krista and Tony Chibaro; and three great-grandchildren.
Helen Sharretts, 85, of Tamarac, Florida, died June 27. Born in Plainsboro, she was employed at SS Kresge, Trenton, until her retirement in 1986. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Andrew; a grandson and a great-grandson, both of Alaska; and three sisters-in-law.
Ann Waldron, 85, of Canal Pointe, West Windsor died July 2. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she graduated form the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism in 1945. She moved to West Windsor in 1975 when her late husband, Martin Waldron began working for the New York Times.
She wrote many books including “Hodding Carter: The Reconstruction of a Racist,” “Eudora: A Writer’s Life,” novels for children, non-fiction books for young adults, and five books about murders in Princeton.
Survivors include her sons Tom, Peter, and Martin; a daughter, Lolly O’Brien; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton.
Clara I. Langley of West Windsor died July 3 in Samaritan Hospice at Virtua in Mount Holly. Born in Bogota, Colombia, she lived in Plainsboro before recently moving to West Windsor.
A statistician with the State of New Jersey, Langley received her master’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and was an adjunct faculty member at NJIT.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene McCarthy; her son and daughter-in-law, Julian and Jamie Kim Langley; her grandchildren, Cameron and Hailey; her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Nestor Yepes; her niece and nephew, Martha Paola and Nestor Camillo, and her longtime friend, Sara Pinto.
Donations may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton 08053, or Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Michael F. Esposito of West Windsor died July 4 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Born in Manhattan, he lived in the area for nearly 30 years.
Esposito was the co-owner of J.E.M. Stables in West Windsor. A horse trainer, he also taught riding to both children and adults. He retired from Samuel Tepp in Metuchen in 1985.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Andrew and David of North Carolina; a daughter, Tricia of Louisiana; stepchildren, Donald Brown and Susan Brown of West Windsor, and Maria Foy of Crosswicks; a sister, Rose Castellano of Vineland, a brother, Joseph Esposito of Linden; and seven grandchildren. Donations may be made to any thoroughbred retirement home.
Stanley Eugene "Slim" McClenahan, 86, of Princeton Junction died July 7, at the Potomac Home in Princeton Junction. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, McClenahan lived in Princeton Junction since he was 18, when he came to work for Walker Gordon Farms in Plainsboro. He retired from Bohrens Moving of Princeton after many years of service.
Survivors include two sons and three daughters-in-law, William and Susan, Jeffrey and Eileen McClenahan, and Cathy McClenahan; two daughters and a son-in-law, Darlene Marzario and Linda and Daniel Beecher; grandchildren, Christopher and Tiffany McClenahan, Jennifer Glazewski, Matthew and Wendy McClenahan, Hollis and Ray Weston, Britine Wilken, Melissa and Kenneth Owen, Nancy McClenahan, Brian and Kirsten McClenahan, Meghan McClenahan, Sandy and William Gancarcik, and Cindy McClenahan; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Calling hours will be Friday, July 9, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.