Lois J. Sorensen, 79, died August 19 at Gulf Cost Village in Cape Coral. She was longtime West Windsor resident before retiring to Florida in 1980. Active in Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, she worked in the engineering department at Princeton University for many years.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 60 years, Howard P. Sorensen; a daughter and son-in-law, Marianne and Michael Carn-evale of Princeton; a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Sorensen of Law-renceville; four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael Carnevale of Princeton, and Jane and Molly Sorensen of Lawrenceville.
Contributions may be made to Princeton Special Sports, 60 Marion Road West, Princeton 08540.
Thomas F.A. Plaut, 78, of West Windsor died August 20 at his home.
A graduate of Swarthmore College, he received a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a master’s in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. During World War II he served in the army.
As a psychologist he held clinical, research, and teaching positions in Boston. He headed the State of Massachusetts alcoholism program and later joined the Cooperative Commission on the Study of Alcoholism at Stanford University. He was author of “Alcohol Problems: A Report to the Nation” in 1967.
From 1967 to 1995 he held administrative positions dealing with research, prevention, training, and service programs in mental health at the National Institute of Mental Health. He served as deputy director from 1974 to 1979.
After his retirement in 1995, he taught at Johns Hopkins University and continued clinical work from his home office.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie A. Cox; six children, Melanie, Tony, Jeffrey, Daphne and Roger Plaut, and Iris Masucci; two step-children, Carole and Susan Womeldorf; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; and a brother, Eric Plaut.
A memorial service was held in Bethesda, Maryland. Contributions may be made to Physicians for Social Responsibility, Elizabeth Easter, 1875 Connecticut Avenue N.W, Suite 1012, Washington DC 2009.
Anna Howell Spreat of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, died August 26 at her home. Donations may be sent to Animal Placement Agency of the Windsor’s (APAW), Box 162, West Windsor 08550.
Richard L. McAfree, 75, died August 29. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, he pastored a small church in Plainsboro before returning to his home state of Oklahoma, where he founded Covenant Life Church in 1979.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Frances; sons and daughters-in-laws, Richard and Jina, and Rob and Julie; and grandchildren, Ryan, Andy, Daniel, Katie, Samuel, Thomas, Stephen, and Alexander; brother Carlos and his wife Waltruad; and his aunt, Fay Dyer.
Grier H. Thomas, 86, of Jackson, died August 30 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. He lived in Plainsboro until 1980 when he moved to Jackson.
An animal assistant supervisor at American Cyanamid in West Windsor for 18 years, he worked at Walker-Gorden Laboratories in Plainsboro for 28 years prior to that.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Dorothy Traier, 75, of West Windsor died September 2 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in Millstone Township, she lived in Robbinsville for 45 years before moving to West Windsor two and a half years ago.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Patricia Traier of Skillman; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harry J. Wright of Allentown, Sharon and Paul Knapp of Robbinsville, and Janice and Milton Hutchinson, also of Robbinsville; a brother, Warren Lebers of Millstone Township; a sister, Henrietta Dudrow of Cranbury; a sister-in-law, Caroline Crane of Tomes River; eight grandchildren, harry and Meg Wright, Lori and Dave Hicks, Michael and Cheryl Hutch-inson, Todd and Darleen Knapp, Brett Knapp, Jeff Traier, and Kimberly Traier; five great-grandchildren, Sean, Natalie, and Lauren Wrights, Kailey Knapp, and Courtney Hicks.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arthur Bernard Moore, 60, died September 1 in Trenton. A retired art teacher, he taught at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South for over 25 years. Interment is Saturday, September 11, at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, South Carolina.
Eric D. Spatz, 46, of East Windsor died September 4 at Centra State Medical Center in Freehold. Survivors include a sister, Dori Merkin, of West Windsor.