OBITUARIES, Nov. 5, 2002

Michael Pirone, Marie S. Asendorf, Howard J. Ramberger, Mary B. Meyers, Joyce E. Cykosky, Christen W. Cranford, Irving Greenhouse, Rene Carrillo, Marion L. Chilson.

Michael Pirone
Maintenance worker at PHS
Michael Pirone of Princeton Township died Saturday at The Medical Center at Princeton. He was 67.
   Born in Pettoranello, Italy, he lived in Princeton 48 years.
   He worked for the maintenance department of Princeton High School for 44 years, was a school crossing guard at Moore and Franklin streets for 18 years and was a part-time landscaper.
   He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church and its Societa Roman Eterna.
   Son of the late Cristina Nini and Antonio Pirone and brother of the late Florindo Pirone, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eleanor Federico Pirone; son Anthony Michael Pirone of Douglasville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law Sebastiano and Anna Pirone of Princeton; sister-in-law Nicolina Toto of Pettoranello, Italy; mother-in-law Mary Federico of Princeton; aunts Giulia Perna of Princeton and Ernestina Ciccone of Argentina; a nephew; two nieces; and three cousins in Canada.
   The funeral will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St.
   Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.
   Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marie S. Asendorf
WW-P school secretary
PLAINSBORO — Marie S. Asendorf died Sunday at The Medical Center at Princeton. She was 90.
   Born in New York City, she lived in Cliffside Park and West Windsor before moving to Plainsboro in 1981.
   She worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. from 1930 to 1938 and the West Windsor-Plainsboro schools from 1957 to 1982, retiring as secretary to the superintendent.
   She was a graduate of Cliffside Park High School and Eastman Gaines School of Business.
   She was a former president of the Cliffside Park PTA, a Girl Scout leader and a member of Keenagers and the West Windsor Senior Center.
   Daughter of the late Fred and Mary Stindt, sister of the late Fred E. Stindt, great-grandmother of the late Hope Bauer and wife of the late David Henry Asendorf, she is survived by daughters and son-in-law Adele Clearwater of Virginia, Arlene and Eckard Bauer of Plainsboro and Alice La Rosee of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
   Burial will be private.
   Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at A.S. Cole Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Cranbury.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the West Windsor Senior Center, Clarksville Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 or West Windsor-Plainsboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 76, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.
Howard J. Ramberger
Owned data management firm
Howard J. Ramberger of Princeton Township died Sunday at The Medical Center at Princeton. He was 56.
   Born in Somerville, he was a 1965 graduate of Princeton High School.
   Mr. Ramberger was owner of Kronos Communicated Data Inc., a software systems integration firm based in West Trenton.
   He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Rider College in 1970.
   He enjoyed sailing, fishing and scuba-diving.
   Son of the late Howard and Anna Ramberger, he is survived by his wife, Elida H. Ramberger; sister Jean R. Cawley of Mercerville; brother-in-law Rick Boykin of Plano, Texas; nephews Scott Cawley of Lawrence and Franklin Cawley of Jobstown; and several aunts, uncles, great-nephews and great-nieces.
   Private graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rocky Hill Cemetery, Montgomery Street, Rocky Hill.
   A life celebration will be held at a future date.
   Arrangements are by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.
Mary B. Meyers
Longtime Plainsboro resident
PLAINSBORO — Mary B. Meyers died Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 49.
   Born in Pensacola, Fla., she lived in Plainsboro 22 years.
   Daughter of the late Caleb and Ann Burgoyne, she is survived by her husband, Bruce T. Meyers of Plainsboro; son Robert of Alexandria, Va.; brothers Reese Burgoyne of Springfield, Va., and John Burgoyne of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; sister Sally Smith of Sanford, Fla.; maternal grandmother Dorothy Pettersen; and uncle William Pettersen of Nashville, Tenn.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the New Jersey Audubon Society, 9 Hardscrabble Road, P.O. Box 126, Bernardsville, NJ 07924; or Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946.
   Arrangements were by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
Joyce E. Cykosky
Grew up in Princeton
GREENTOWN, Pa. — Joyce E. Cykosky died Thursday at Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was 70.
   Born in Princeton, she was a Greentown resident since 1961. She worked as a school bus contractor for Wallenpaupack Area School District since 1961.
   She was a graduate of Princeton High School and Bryant College, Providence, R.I.
   Mrs. Cykosky was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Ledgedale; Community Women’s Club, Newfoundland; Pennsylvania School Bus Association and Newfoundland Area Ambulance Corps. She was a founding member of the Restless Wheels Chapter of the Good Sam Club.
   She enjoyed travel, camping and baking pies.
   Daughter of the late Joseph and Elva Gilpin Cruser and wife of the late Edward P. Cykosky Sr., she is survived by children Ann Marie Macdonough, Mark J. Cykosky, Christopher J. Cykosky, Edward P. Cykosky Jr. and Rance Pettengill, all of Greentown; brother George Cruser of New Hope, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Neonatal Unit of the Community Medical Center, 1800 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
   Arrangements are by Arthur J. Frey Funeral Home, LaAnna, Pa.
Christen W. Cranford
School teacher
MACON, Ga. — Christen W. Cranford died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Hospital. She was 22.
   She was a middle school teacher in Bibb County and a counselor and supervisor of Dismas Charities.
   She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
   Granddaughter of the late Joseph B. Schubert, she is survived by her husband, David Cranford of Macon; mother Jodi Palmer and her husband, James of Macon; her father, the Rev. Dr. Stephen L. White, and his wife, Andrea S. of Princeton; sister Leyna Diane Palmer of Macon; brothers Jamie Palmer and Cary Palmer, both of Macon, and Aidan White of Princeton; grandparents Lawrence and Claire White of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and grandmother Helen Schubert of Macon.
   A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Creede Hinshaw, the Rev. Chip Strickland and the Rev. White officiating.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 850 Sligo Ave., Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
   The family may be contacted at the residences of James and Jodi Palmer, 5863 Northern Dancer Drive, or David Cranford, 4369 Azalea Drive.
   Arrangements are by Hart’s Mortuary, Macon.
Irving Greenhouse
Founded sports trophy business
Irving Greenhouse of Princeton Township and the Windrows in Plainsboro died Monday at The Medical Center at Princeton. He was 92.
   Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and one of seven children, he was a longtime Westfield resident, moving to Princeton to be with his daughter following his wife’s death in 1998.
   Mr. Greenhouse, a pioneer in the sports trophy business, was a founder of the Arlen Trophy Co.
   He dropped out of school in his early teens after his father’s death to help support his family.
   He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945.
   After the war he and a brother, David, were inspired by the popularity of wartime medals and tried to create a market for other awards. Their firm, the Arlen Trophy Co., was the first company to manufacture and distribute trophies to sporting goods stores. It remained among the largest trophy manufacturing companies until the bothers sold the firm in 1969.
   Mr. Greenhouse then organized an industry association, National Award and Trophy Manufacturers Association, of which he was the first director.
   In recent years, he was an active investor and had a strong interest in technology.
   Husband of the late Edith Korowitz, he is survived by sister Ida Feldman of Allentown, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Norma and Julian Svedosh of Princeton; grandsons and their wives Eric and Hyla Weiss, Christopher and Deborah Weiss, Richard and Lauren Weiss Jr., and David Svedosh; and great-grandchildren Emily Weiss, Jacob Weiss, Amanda Weiss, Emma Weiss, Jason Weiss and Kaitlin Weiss.
   Funeral will be private.
René Carrillo
In fabric business
René Carrillo died Saturday at home in Princeton. He was 94.
   Born and raised in New York City, he was a 1927 graduate of Choate and a 1931 graduate of Princeton University.
   Mr. Carrillo worked in the fabric and banking businesses.
   After graduation from Princeton, he moved back to New York City to operate the family business, Carrillo Fabrics.
   A retired Marine Corps major, he served as a captain in the 1st Division during World War II.
   After his honorable discharge in 1959, he worked as a print buyer for F. Schumacher Co. in New York City for more than 20 years. He then joined Deltec Securities as an international banker. Later he became a self-employed agent for Irish and Italian fabric mills until his marriage in 1986.
   He was a member of Tiger Inn and the Bedens Brook Club in Montgomery.
   Brother of the late Dolores Marshall, he is survived by his wife, Evelyn Denison Carrillo; son and daughter-in-law the Rev. René and Nana Carrillo of Avoca, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law Nina and Vasco Preyre of Madrid, Spain; grandchildren René, Alexis and Joana Preyre, USAF 2nd Lt. René Carrillo and Pilar Carrillo; and great-granddaughter Joana Preyre.
   Funeral arrangements, still pending, are under the direction of Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Avoca, N.Y., P.O. Box P, Avoca, N.Y. 14809 or the Princeton Medical Center Hospice Program, 208 Bunn Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540.
Marion L. Chilson
Retired school teacher
Marion L. Chilson of Princeton Township died Oct. 29 at Princeton Nursing Home. She was 98.
   Born in Franklin, Mass., she was a longtime resident before moving to Princeton several years ago.
   She taught French and English in Foxboro, Bourne and Franklin (Mass.) schools.
   She graduated from Franklin High School and the University of Vermont. She attended Jackson College of Tufts University, Boston, and the Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury, Vt.
   She was a member of the Alden Club and Grace Universalist Church in Franklin and enjoyed line dancing and walking.
   Wife of the late J. Walter Chilson, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law Martha C. and R. Graham Akers of Pennington; and grandchildren Margaret L. Akers of Eastham, Mass., and George A. Akers of Princeton.
   Graveside and memorial services will be Saturday in Franklin.
   Memorial contributions may be made to First Universalist Society, P.O. Box 316, Franklin, MA 02038; or Alzheimer’s Association-Greater New Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
   Arrangements are by Blackwell Memorial Home, Pennington.