Monday, Jan. 10, 2005

David M. Thompson Sr.
   David M. Thompson Sr., 53, died at his home on Friday.
   Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong resident of Pennington.
   He had been employed by Princeton Armored Car Service for 13 years and more recently by Tony Mokros Backhoe Service, Inc. of Lambertville for 13 years.
   Son of the late Fred Thompson Sr. and grandfather of the late Bunny Bales, he is survived by his mother, Della Hurley of Cream Ridge; his wife Myna Thompson of Pennington; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and David Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, David Thompson Jr. of Wilmington, Del.; a stepson, Jimmy Prusakowski of Lawrenceville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Michele Thompson of Bloomsbury and Fred and Linda Thompson of Troy, Mont.; a sister Deb Polenz of Bloomsbury; six grandchildren, Jamie, Jessie, Bobby and Bambi Bales and Keith and Diana Thompson; friends, James Prusakowski and Bob Stinnett; and canine companion "Tinkie."
   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington, with the Rev. Orrin T. Hardgrove, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Hopewell, officiating.
   Interment will be private.
   Friends may call on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the memorial home.
   Contributions may be made to the Pennington First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 101, Pennington, 08534.
Arthur F. Niederer
   Arthur F. Niederer, 85, died Saturday at home.
   Born in Titusville, he was a lifelong resident.
   Mr. Niederer retired as a partner in Otto Niederer Sons, Inc., a Hopewell Township automated egg-handling equipment manufacturer, in 1984 after 39 years. He specialized in the technical and service aspect of the business and was the worldwide field service representative for the family business, better known as Egomatic.
   A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific on Johnson Island and Tarawa in the Second Marine Division.
   He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, the Kerr Ridge Gun Club, the Delaware Valley Old Time Power and Equipment Association and was a lifelong member of the Union Fire Company of Titusville. He also was a member of Hopewell Valley American Legion Post 339.
   Son of the late Otto and Katherine Behnke Niederer, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Hazel VanDyke Niederer; three sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Sue Niederer, Ken and Michele Niederer, and Robert and Judy Niederer, all of Hopewell Township; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Laura Niederer, and Michael and Kyle Niederer, all of Hopewell Township; and many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, 48 River Drive, Titusville, with the Rev. Timothy Slemmons, pastor, officiating.
   Burial will be private at the Titusville Methodist Cemetery, Titusville.
   Friends may call Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, 48 River Drive, Titusville, 08560.
   Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington Circle. For further information or to send condolences, please visit