Cornelis M. Wildenboer, 79, of Princeton died Monday, December 9, 2019 at home.
Cornelis was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He was an electrical engineer for Data Sphere for more than 20 years, which took him all over the world from Canada to Saudi Arabia and then to New Jersey. Subsequently, he formed DataCon in Princeton, serving as President/CEO for 20 years. An accomplished sailor, he always had boats and loved sailboat racing. He enjoyed motor cycles, especially Harley Davidson, riding from various parts of Florida all the way down to Key West. He coached his sons’ sports teams, built elaborate tree houses for them, and participated in their Boy Scouts. He split his time between Princeton and Long Beach Island, where he had been going for over 30 years, where he enjoyed his weekly lunches and outings with his crew of good buddies! Corky loved to travel and went all over the world. Even in his later years with mobility an issue for him, he discovered cruising and went on a lot of fabulous world cruises with his beloved wife Lynne right up until her recent death. And even after that, in the last year or so, he managed to make it home to South Africa to see family and to Mexico to meet his new young granddaughter! He loved his pets throughout his life and his 5 cats were a great comfort to him in his final years. He loved his family and friends and was really loved back!
Predeceased by his parents, Meritus and Felicia (deJongh) Wildenboer, his wife Lynne E. Wildenboer, and sisters Eugenie Dempers and Marlene Nance-Kivell, he is survived by two sons David Wildenboer and his girlfriend Veronica Green, Andrew Wildenboer and his wife Gabriela Solorio Garcia, and a daughter-in-law Belinda Wildenboer, sisters Evie Ravenhil, Vicky Janse Van Vuuren, brother-in-law and longtime friend Dale Dempers, and two grandchildren Andrèa and Isabelle Wildenboer.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SAVE (A Friend to Homeless Animals), 1010 Rt. 601, Skillman, NJ 08558 savehomelessanimals.org