Edward R. Tkacs, age 85, of Princeton died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Born and raised in Princeton, he retired from Princeton University as a Foreman in the Paint Shop after many years of service. A US Navy Veteran of WWII, he was a Gunners Mate 2nd Class serving on the USS Clinton from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of St. Paul's Church in Princeton. He was a member of the VFW of Lawrenceville and the American Legion Post #414 of Lawrenceville. Son of the late John Joseph and Mary Tkacs, brother of the late George, Andrew, Michael, He is survived by his wife Irene B. Tkacs, two daughters and sons-in-law Kathleen M. and Robert A. Ziolowski, Jacqueline A. and John J. Heintz all of Hamilton Township, three grandchildren John Joseph Heintz, Jr., Samantha Rae Heintz and Robert Edward Ziolkowski and many nieces and nephews, and a sister Irene Smith. The Funeral will be held 9:30 am Saturday, May 28, 2011 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am Saturday at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery. Calling hours will be held 6:00 to 9:00 pm Friday, May 27, 2011 at the funeral home.