Edition of May 9, 2002

Esther M. Stackhouse
   Esther M. Stackhouse, 88, died Sunday at Chandler Hall, Newtown, Pa. Born in Camden to Warren and Bessie Stackhouse and a lifelong area resident, she had lived in Pennington for more than 52 years.
   An Army veteran, retiring in 1973 with the rank of major, she had been the head nurse for New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute in Skillman for more than 40 years. Miss Stackhouse was a member of American Legion Post 0447, Retired Officers Association, and was an associate member of Fraternal Order of Police #2 of Burlington. She and her horse, Tank, were well-known for their participation in Pennington’s Memorial Day parades.
   Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Eleanor Stackhouse of Escondido, Calif.; a sister, Virginia M. Croneberger of Cherry Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington, followed by entombment in Ewing Church Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Belmont, rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church of Pennington, will officiate.
   Calling hour will be 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Pennington First Aid Squad, Broemel Place, Pennington, 08534.
Janice Julliene Pereira
   Janice Julliene Mary Pereira, 71, died Sunday at Compassionate Care Hospice in St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton. Born in Lake Andes, S.D., she lived in South Dakota, California, Philadelphia and Wisconsin before moving to Pennington 29 years ago. She lived in Plainsboro three years.
   Before retiring, she was an administrator in the Office of Continuing Studies at The College of New Jersey. She was a member of Incarnation Roman Catholic Church in Ewing and its choir, and the Columbiettes, Hamilton Chapter. She was active with the Boys Scouts for many years and enjoyed playing bridge.
   She is survived by her husband; five children; and 12 grandchildren.
   Funeral liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at Incarnation Roman Catholic Church, 1545 Pennington Road.
   Burial will be in Pennington Cemetery.
   Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday) at Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington.
   Memorial contributions may be made Compassionate Care Hospice, 601 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, 08629.
Jack B. Knowles
   Jack B. Knowles, 79, died Friday at Capital Health System at Fuld hospital. Born in Titusville, he was a lifelong area resident.
   He retired after many years with Public Service Electric and Gas Co., Lawrence. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Mr. Knowles had most recently worked as a bus driver with Stires Bus Co. in the Hopewell Township school district. He was a member of Hopewell Valley American Legion Post 339; the VFW Post of Hopewell Township; an exempt member of the Pennington Fire Co.; a member of Trenton Cyrus Lodge 5 and the Pennington United Methodist Church.
   Son of the late Horace L. and Ruth I. Bowlby Knowles, husband of the late Doris J. Knowles and brother of the late Joyce K. Nellis, he is survived by his fiancee, Joyce Dowd of Trenton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack R. and Karen A. Knowles of Pennington; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Charlie Warner of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; a sister, Winifred Halderman of Fairless Hills, Pa.; three grandchildren, Brady, Hilary and Jaclyn Warner of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.
   Funeral was Wednesday at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 S. Main St., Pennington, with the Rev. James Hofacker, pastor, officiating.
   Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Trenton.
   Arrangements were by Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Pennington Fire Co., Broemel Place, Pennington, 08534; or Hopewell Valley American Legion Post 339, P.O. Box 82, Hopewell, 08525.
Evelyn B. Whartenby
   Evelyn B. Whartenby, 86, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in Trenton, she lived in the Hilltonia section of the city 75 years.
   She was an assistant manager for AAA Co. of Burlington.
   Daughter of the late Ervin and Eva Smith Terry, wife of the late Albert N. Whartenby, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, A. Norman and Mary Ann Whartenby of Lawrenceville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen J. and George J. Kelly of Titusville; four grandchildren, Michael and Robert Whartenby and Christopher and Brett Kelly.
   Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Hopewell Township, with the Rev. William McQuoid, pastor of Pennington Presbyterian Church, officiating.
   Burial will be in Pennington Cemetery.
   Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Eleanor E. Rohrbach
   Eleanor E. Rohrbach, 83, died Sunday at Capital Health System at Mercer hospital. Born in Flemington, she lived in Yardley, Pa., since 1959.
   She retired after 10 years with Pennytown Jewelers, Hopewell Township. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Yardley.
   She is survived by a sister, Louise D. Jennings of Ewing; and four nephews, Larry and Lee Jennings, David and Douglas Hall.
   A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at First Presbyterian Church of Ewing, with the Rev. Robert Wieman officiating.
   Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
   There will be no calling hours.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of First Presbyterian Church of Ewing, 100 Scotch Road, Ewing.
   Arrangements are by Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington.