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Archive for April, 2017

Roger V. Pugh

Roger V. Pugh passed away peacefully April 12, 2017 at the age of 87. Roger was a longtime corporate lawyer in New York City in the firms Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine, and Edwards and Angell. In his “retirement,” Roger served in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer with his wife Joanne, then worked abroad in Latvia, Croatia and Ukraine. He also served three years in the New York City Corporation Counsel. Roger was a generous, gregarious, ethical, and optimistic person. He was an active and caring father, brother, uncle, and grandfather, and a mentor to many young attorneys.

“Rajah” worked at Carter hut in 1944 and 1945.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joanne Pugh, his five children, James, Robin, Andrew, Rosemary and Allison, his two sisters, Betsy and Ann, and thirteen grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Rosamond Swain. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the social justice fund of the Community Church of New York, 40E. 35th Street.

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Thomas Barringer

Thomas H. Barringer, PhD., 73, of Stockton, NJ, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home. Dr. Barringer was born on May 10, 1943, in Charleston, WV. In 1966 he graduated with a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served during the Vietnam War, Dr. Barringer served from 1966 to 1972, attaining the rank of captain.

He worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Pinkham Notch, NH, Concord, NH and Boston, MA, and then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his MA in regional planning, his MA (1980) and his PhD (1984) in regional science. From 1983 to 1999, Dr. Barringer was a scientist, hydrologist, and statistician for the U.S. Geological Survey. In subsequent years he served on the Stockton Environmental Commission and the planning board. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and a life member of the Sierra Club. He enjoyed classical music and jazz.

He is survived by his wife, Julia L. Barringer, PhD, a hydrologist and research geochemist with the U.S. Geological Survey; his half-brothers, Robert and Ralph Barringer; his half-sister, Helen Gerhard; his step-brother, James Leggett and their spouses and children. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 50 York St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. In lieu of flowers and other tributes, the Barringer family requests donations be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108 (outdoors.org/tribute).

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