|Memoriam of Woolman
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|Oct. 3, 1999- Burlington County Times
Elizabeth Leeds Tait of Medford Leas died Monday, September 20, at Medford
Leas. She was 93.
Mrs. Tait was born in Centerton, NJ, and lived in Rancocas for most of her life.
She was descended from Quaker Pioneers who settled in New Jersey in the
1600's. Mrs. Tait was the daughter of the late George and Caroline Leeds
Warrick and for many years owned the Henry Leeds Insurance agency in
Rancocas. She attended Mt. Holly Schools, the George school, and graduated
from Temple University. Mrs. Tait was a published poet, and was listed in the
International Who's Who in Poetry and also Who's Who of World women. Art
and music were part of her life; many of her paintings hang in homes throughout
the country. Many county children took piano lessons from Mrs. Tait, which she
loved giving during World War II, and continued for over twenty years. She
loved choral music and sang in many groups, including singing at Medford Leas
until the time of her death. She was a lifelong member of the Rancocas Friends
Wife of the late Colin F. Tait, she is survived by a daughter, Betsey Leeds Puth of
Winnetka, Il; a son, William Woolman Tait of Tampa, Fl; five grandchildren,
and a sister, Mary W. Keating of Lumberton, NJ.
There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, October 9, at 11 am at the Rancocas
Friends Meeting, Main Street in Rancocas. There will be no calling hours.
Interment will be private.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Rancocas Friends Meeting, C/O
Frank D. Smith, Jr., 149 Country Club Drive, Medford, NJ, 08055; or the
American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pa,
Arrangements by THE PERINCHIEF CHAPELS, Mt. Holly, NJ.
|Mark Woolman Horner, age 25, died as a result of a homicide at his home
in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, December 14, 1998. He was born in Bar
Harbor, Maine on Aug. 24, 1973. He graduated from Mount Desert High School
in 1991 and went on to complete a Bachelors degree in music in 1995 at The
Juilliard School in New York City. Mark was a gifted musician who was
principal trombonist with the San Antonio Symphony at the time of his death.
When Mark was a toddler he was fascinated by music and often fell asleep by the
stereo speakers. In high school he played with the Empire Brass Quintet and the
Greater Boston Youth Symphony. In these efforts he was supported by the
community at large. At Juilliard he was privileged to study under Joseph Alessi,
principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, a guiding spirit for
Mark's brief and promising career.
He is survived by his mother Carol Woolman, his father and step-mother, William
and Nina Horner, and his sister Lara Horner and Wayne Gray all of Bar Harbor.
Also surviving are his sister Amy and James Munson of Brooklyn, NY and their
children. Helena and Tarzan; his brother R. Christian Horner and wife
Alexandra of Los Angeles, Ca; his maternal grandparents Mildred and Charles
Woolman of Elmer, NJ, and his paternal grandmother Beatrice Louise Horner of
Bar Harbor. He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather W. Rea Horner.
Three step-siblings, Jennifer Judd-McGee, Katheryn Judd Gonda, and Samuel
Judd, survive him as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. He formed deep
friendships in every avenue of his life and all mourn his loss.
A service of celebration of the life of Mark Horner under the care of Acadia
Friends Meeting will occur on Sat. Dec 19 at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church in
Bar Harbor at 1 pm. Arrangements were made by Fernald's Funeral Home.
Contributions in Mark's memory may be made to the Mark Woolman Horner
Music Scholarship Fund at the Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Company, PO Box
400, Bar Harbor, ME 04609