Christie St. John

Obituary of Christie St. John

Christine D. St John, 87, of Skillman died Monday, April 20, 2015 at Stonebridge at Montgomery. Christine was born in Clacton-on-Sea, England, on September 11, 1927 where she spent her early childhood. In 1941, she and her parents moved from outside London to Honolulu, where she attended the Punahou School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she attended Maui High School then the Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California. She later attended the University of Hawaii where she met her husband, Charles E. St. John. After their marriage, they moved to Philadelphia and then settled in Princeton. Christine was office manager of a local architectural firm for many years. Both Christine and Charles were active in Princeton Borough politics and she served as Princeton Borough Tax Collector from 1968 �" 1972. Christine later went on to become Director, New Jersey Division of Elections from 1982 �" 1990, during the Tom Kane administration. Christine was pre-deceased by her father Harry M. Dove, her mother Sheila P. Brady, and her husband Charles E. St. John. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth S. Sykes and her husband Greg P. Sykes of West Grove, PA, three grandchildren, Rachel S. Meyers and her husband Jonathan of Denville, NJ, Rebecca D. Sykes of Boston, MA, and Sarah E. Sykes of Philadelphia, PA. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren Ashley G. Meyers and Abigail S. Meyers. In addition, she is survived by her step-mother Lorraine Dove of Honolulu, HI. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
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