OBITUARIES, Dec. 24, 2002

Tatiana C. Jakowenko, Mildred T. Cranstoun, Dorothy M. Marbach

Tatiana C. Jakowenko
West Windsor resident 22 years
WEST WINDSOR — Tatiana Cherney Jakowenko died Wednesday at home. She was 90.
   Born in Chernegov, Ukraine, she came to the United States in 1949 and was a resident of Stratford, Conn., before moving to West Windsor 22 years ago.
   She retired in 1977 from the Warner Co. of Bridgeport, Conn.
   She was an avid embroiderer.
   Daughter of the late Daniel and Maria Cherney, she is survived by her husband of 67 years, Arkadij Jakowenko; daughter and son-in-law Valentina and Victor Tarassov of West Windsor; grandchildren Victor V. Tarassov, Sophia and Joshua Blodgett and Alexei Tarassov; great-granddaughters Tatiana, Christina and Antonina Tarassov; and several nieces and nephews in Russia.
   Funeral services were Saturday.
   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vladimir’s Church, 812 Grand St., Trenton, NJ 08610 or Russian Children’s Welfare Society.
   Arrangements were by Winowicz Funeral Service, Trenton.
Mildred T. Cranstoun
Firestone Library supervisor
ROCKY HILL — Mildred Talarick Cranstoun died Friday at The Medical Center at Princeton. She was 74.
   Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong resident of Rocky Hill.
   She was supervisor of the catalog department at Princeton University’s Firestone Library, retiring in 1993 after 30 years of service.
   She was a member of the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill.
   Mrs. Cranstoun was a member of the Montgomery Township Senior Citizens and the Rocky Hill 76’ers Senior Citizens.
   She is survived by her husband, Charles Cranstoun Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Kim Talarik of Cream Ridge and Robert and Diane Talarick of Montgomery; daughter Cindy Higgins of Orlando, Fla.; brother William Durling of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; sisters Ida Mae Allen of Rocky Hill and Doris Diaforli of Barnesville, Ohio; grandchildren Jason, Brandie, Jesse, Amy, Heather, Michelle, Drew and Dylan; and three great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill, Washington and Reeve roads, Rocky Hill.
   Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery.
   Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill, P.O. Box 220, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553.
Dorothy M. Marbach
Active community volunteer
MONTGOMERY — Dorothy Merritt Marbach, formerly of Toms River, died Dec. 15. She was 76.
   Born in Englewood, she was raised in Tenafly and lived two years in Summit before moving to Toms River in 1952, where she resided 48 years.
   She was a 1948 graduate of Bucknell University, attended the Katherine Gibbs School and the University of Geneva in Switzerland with Smith College’s junior year abroad program.
   After college she worked as an administrative assistant to the provost at Teachers College, Columbia University.
   An active community volunteer, she was a member of the White Pine Twig, first vice president of the Community Medical Center auxiliary in 1985-1986 and a Community Medical Center volunteer with 2,000 hours of service. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Modern Muses, Garden State Symphony League and the Toms River Yacht Club.
   Wife of the late Oscar Marbach, she is survived by sons Philip Marbach of Napersville, Ill., and John Marbach of Montgomery; daughter Alice Marbach Watson of Darien, Conn.; sisters Elizabeth Merritt Brinckerhoff of North Branford, Conn., and Jane Merritt Bentley of Reno, Nev.; and 11 grandchildren.
   A memorial service will be held at noon Jan. 4 at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Foundation, 250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.