Elaine Gulick

Obituary of Elaine L. Gulick


Skillman, New Jersey:  Elaine L. Gulick, 95, passed away peacefully at home on September 26, 2020.  She was born in Plainfield, NJ and was the daughter of Berta Randolph Millar Loizeaux and Senator Charles Edward Loizeaux.  She attended the Hartridge School and graduated from The National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. then attended the Barmore School in New York City.


In 1948 she married Alfred William Green, who joined the law firm of Carlson Wilhelm and Cook in New York City.  A few years later he opened his own law firm in NYC.  Mr. Green was a graduate of Princeton University and The Harvard Law School.  During WWII he was captain of a motor torpedo boat and later served in the OSS.  They lived in the Plainfield area for twenty years and had two children, Cynthia and Harold.  Mr. Green died at the age of 49 in 1971.


In 1976 Elaine married Jack Gulick from Princeton, moved there in 1978, building a house on Nelson Ridge Road where they lived for 35 years.


Elaine was a member of the Plainfield Junior League and The Plainfield Country Club.  She and Jack were members of The Mantoloking Yacht Club, Hilton Head Golf Club, Bedens Brook Club, and The Nassau Club.  Elaine was also a member of The Present Day Club and The Jamestown Society.  Her direct ancestor was John Rolfe and Pocahontas, who were the first settlers in Jamestown, VA in 1608.  


Elaine loved to entertain.  She did it well and her many friends enjoyed her efforts.  Her other passion was travel.  She and Mr. Green extensively toured The Far East as well as India, Iran, Nepal, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Turkey and Africa.  With Jack she often traveled to Europe as well as Norway, Sweden, Russia, and England.  In the later years they enjoyed traveling by ship-twice around South America, South Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Panama Canal, and the Mediterranean.  She visited more than 145 countries.

For many years Elaine played and loved tennis before transitioning to golf, so she and Jack could enjoy the sport together.  They played many courses in Ireland and Hawaii but loved the Bedens Brook course.  


She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, John Wappel of Flemington, and her son, Harold Chamberlain Green of Monkton, MD.  She had four grandchildren:  Whitney Trif and her husband Greg living in Mendham, NJ, Jonathan R. Wappel and his wife, Edyta, from Delaware Township, William Green and Charlotte Green    from Reistertown, MD.  She also has two great grandchildren, Scarlett and Wesley.


Due to Covid 19 Restrictions, The Memorial Service at the Trinity Church, Princeton, will be private.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.

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