Francis A. Rossi, 85, of West Windsor died April 13 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in Pettoranello, Italy, he lived in Princeton since 1937 and West Windsor since 1954.
He was employed with the Institute for Advanced Study for 10 years and retired in 1976 from FMC Corporation.
A U.S. Army World War II veteran survivor of Normandy Beach Campaign, he received the Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal. During the 1990s he initiated and won a tax refund for disabled American veterans.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bianca Celli Rossi of West Windsor; a son, Frank P. Rossi of West Windsor; a daughter and son-in-law, Silvana and Scott Cox of Hamilton Township; a brother, John Rossi of Princeton; a sister, Bambina Rossi of Isernia, Italy; three grandchildren, Dina Thorton and her husband Kyle of Hamilton Township, Scott Cox Jr. and Katherine Cox of Hamilton Township; two great grandchildren, Madison and Ryan Thornton; and several nieces and nephews.
There was a 21-gun salute for him at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick.
Donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans Department of New Jersey, 135 West Hanover Street, Trenton 08618.
Elenore L. Spalding, 73, died April 20 at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Florida. She is a former West Windsor resident. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Curtis E. Spalding of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Vero Beach, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Barbara Spalding of Princeton; daughter Susan Spalding of Philadelphia; brother James Iverson of Pauma Valley, California; sister Susan Hyatt of Poway, California; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Princeton at a later date. Donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County, 2875 Old York Road, Jamison, PA 18929 or the Princeton Area Community Foundation, Fund for Women and Girls, 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648.
Iris Lee Mann, 86 of Fayetteville died May 2 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Steve Thel of West Windsor; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Joseph Thel, also of Windsor. Donations may be made to Fayetteville Urban Ministry, 701 Whitfield Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302, or to Giddeons International, Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214.
Edwin C. “Teddy” Johnson, of West Windsor, died May 5 in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a resident of the West Windsor area since the 1960s. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Panama.
The former owner of D&M Garage in Etra, he was a retired printer. Past president of the board of education in Roosevelt, he was a member of Hightstown Elks BPOE No. 1955.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Johnson; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Stacy Johnson, Sheri and Craig Wilson, and Jodi and Jon Carosi; a son, Scott Johnson; a brother, Dick Johnson; three sisters, Marg Hockenbury, Judy Vanderburg, and Peggy Fedor; five grandchildren, Kiersten Hanna Wilson, Kara Dawn Wilson, Daniel Johnson Cole, Brandon Johnson, and Trevor Sutherland.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 08648.
Joseph M. Keevish Sr., 66, of Hamilton, died May 5 in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in West Windsor, he lived most of his life in the Hamilton area.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Keevish was a mechanic for the Trenton Times for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Florence Capuano Keevish; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. and Kathy Keevish Jr. of Hamilton; a daughter, Michele C. Keevish of Hamilton; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael G. and Louise Keevish of Hamilton; two sisters, Matilda Yanno of Trenton and Patricia Johnson, of Bordentown Township; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Melissa, Christina, Robert, and Tyler.
Donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Elizabeth Marie Moran, 86, of Chester, Virginia, died on May 5 at Chippenham Medical Center. Survivors include a son, Timothy J. Moran of Plainsboro. Guestbook is at www.legacy.com
Dolores Reed Bednarski, 80, of Mercerville, died May 6 in the Compassionate Care Unit, St. Francis Medical Center. A lifelong area resident, she was retired from the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Valerie Bednarski; a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Dennis Katona; two sisters, Gladys Woodward and Mabel Riehl, all of Hamilton Township; four grandchildren, John Jr., Shalon, Maureen and spouse Tim, and Stephanie.
Nicholas Bratsko, 93, formerly of Raritan Township, died Friday in Valley View Care Center, Alexandria Township. Survivors include Robert W. Bratsko of Plainsboro. For information, visit www.holcombefisher.com.