Obituaries-Feb. 5, 2004

Arthur Salvatore

   WEST TRENTON — Former State Superior Court Judge Arthur A. Salvatore, 96, also of Boca Raton, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 26, in Newtown, Pa., after a brief illness.
   Born in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, Judge Salvatore attended St. Joachim’s and Cathedral Catholic grammar schools and Cathedral High School, all in Trenton, and St. Charles College in Catonsville, Md., before graduating from St. Joseph’s College (now University) in Philadelphia, which he attended on a football scholarship.
   He then received a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., graduating in 1931.
   Judge Salvatore was a former president of the Trenton Country Club, the Mercer County Bar Association and the Kent Athletic Association. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of St. Joseph’s University.
   He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.
   Judge Salvatore was appointed to the Mercer County Court in 1966 by Gov. Richard J. Hughes and reappointed by Gov. William T. Cahill in 1971 before being elevated to the Superior Court in 1972. He served on the bench for 11 years prior to his retirement in 1977.
   He began his legal career as a solo practitioner in Trenton but later formed a partnership with Frank S. Katzenbach III. He was counsel to the Trenton Board of Education and served as Trenton deputy mayor, assistant state attorney general and special assistant to the attorney general of the United States.
   Son of the late Thomas J. Sr. and Carmela Palmeggiano Salvatore, he was predeceased by his siblings, Filomena Chianese, Elissa Salvatore, Josephine Salvatore, Elmer Salvatore, Reynold Salvatore, Dr. Joseph Salvatore, Thomas Salvatore and Mathilda Territo.
   He and his wife, Marian Young Salvatore, who died in 1994, were the parents of five daughters, Margaret Ann Salvatore of Los Angeles, Elizabeth Cole of New Hope, Adrienne Boyd of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Mary Ellen Schragger of Trenton and Susan Manion of West Trenton; seven grandchildren, Karen Wies, Stephanie Schragger, Katherine Trupin, David Schragger, Regan McGrory, Erin McGrory and Kate Manion; two great-grandchildren, Summer and Claudia Wies; one sister, Evelyn Bartolomei of Hamilton Township; one sister-in-law, Ruth Salvatore of Hamilton; and many nieces and nephews.
   A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, West Trenton. Entombment was in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hamilton.
   Arrangements were under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, Ewing.
   Memorial donations may be made to the church or St. Joseph’s University Development Office, 5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, 19131.
Julio Lopez Sr.

   LAMBERTVILLE — Julio Lopez Sr., 90, of Lambertville died Thursday, Jan. 29, at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township.
   Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Mr. Lopez had lived in Lambertville since 1952.
   He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Lambertville.
   During World War II, he served in the Army.
   He assisted in food preparation at Odette’s Restaurant in New Hope, retiring in 2000. He also had worked at Adams Korn Kurls for many years and for M&M Plumbing, both in Lambertville.
   Mr. Lopez was an avid walker and was seen almost daily walking through Lambertville and New Hope.
   He is survived by his wife, Maria Rolon Lopez; one daughter and son-in-law, Olga and Stacey Rose of Lambertville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Luis and Cheryl Lopez of Orlando, Fla., Jose Lopez of Plainsboro and Julio and Nadine Lopez Jr. of Lambertville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
   A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at the church. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
   Arrangements were under the direction of the Garefino Funeral Home, Lambertville.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Lambertville, 08530, or the Hunterdon Medical Center nursing education program, Hunterdon Medical Center, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, 08822.
Connie Davis

   DELAWARE — Connie Francies Davis, 34, died Saturday, Jan. 31, at her residence.
   Born in Raritan Township, daughter of Kenneth H. and Gloria Jean Ansback of Hamilton, she had resided in Delaware Township for the past seven years. She previously resided in Hampton.
   She was a homemaker.
   She was a 1988 graduate of Voorhees High School, Lebanon Township.
   Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband of 13 years, Barry R. Davis; two daughters, Katelynn and Ashley Davis, at home; a sister, Shannon Marie Ansback of Hampton; and two nephews.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington. Burial was private.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 147, Ringoes, 08551.
Peter Bingham

   WEST AMWELL — Peter D. Bingham, 45, died Friday, Jan. 30, at Capital Health Systems at Fuld in Trenton as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident that evening.
   Born in Warren, Ohio, Mr. Bingham had been a resident of West Amwell for several years.
   He was a project engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation for 12 years.
   He attended public schools in Ohio and in Hightstown.
   A 1980 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He was a candidate for a master’s degree in transportation engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
   An avid amateur runner and road racer, Mr. Bingham entered and completed the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on three occasions.
   He was the son of the late Robert W. and Patricia Gould Bingham.
   He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia B. and Frank J. Gibson of Bristow, Va., and Kay B. and Jeffrey Sofet of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert W. Jr. and Christine Bingham of Metuchen and Michael C. and Nancy Bingham of Stratford, Conn.; nine nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
   Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen.
Irene Williams

   LAMBERTVILLE — Irene Dunn Williams, 66, died Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Royal Health Gate Care Center, Trenton.
   Born in Atlanta, Mrs. Williams had been a resident of Lambertville since 1955. She came to the Central Bucks area a year earlier.
   She was a member of the Mount Ebenezer United Holiness Church, Lambertville.
   She was the widow of Herbert Oscar Williams, mother of the late Mary E. Williams and Kenneth Williams and daughter of the late George and Julia Kirkland Dunn.
   She is survived by three daughters, Joanne D. Williams of Trenton, Deborah Richardson of Reidsville, Ga., and Kimberly Snell of Lambertville; three sons, Jonathan Williams of Trenton, Michael Williams of Lambertville and R. Bradley Williams of Trenton; 12 grandchildren, including Damikia Anthony of Trenton; three great-grandchildren; a stepson, Herbert J. Cornell of Myrtle Beach, N.C.; a goddaughter, Tracy A. Payne of Phillipsburg; a niece, Linda Williams Nance of Trenton; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville. The Rev. Margaret Payton, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery, Delaware Township.
   Calling hours at the funeral home will be 10 a.m. Friday until the start of services.