Ralph Miles Allaire Jr., 89, of Princeton and Ocean Grove, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, November 18.
Born and raised in Belleville, NJ. Bud resided in Princeton for more than 60 years and was a lifelong summer resident of Ocean Grove, NJ. He served in the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, FL beginning in 1945, he was honorably discharged in 1947. Following his service he received a two year degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University then graduated with a business degree from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. He had a 35 year career in the textile industry with J.P. Stevens and Dan River. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the Springdale Golf Club for over 50 years. Also, a member of the Ocean Grove Ushers Association, serving at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove for 60 summers. Since moving to Princeton he has been a member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church.
Bud loved spending time with his family, summers at the beach and playing golf with Dolores and their friends. Bud had a strong work ethic and enjoyed working well into his eighties. He also had a deep love for animals and always had one of his pets by his side.
Bud is predeceased by his daughter, Suzanne Allaire, who passed away at the age of 9. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Dolores Allaire; his daughters, Carol Petrone (James), Beth Cox (Steve); and three granddaughters, Jaime Yamamoto (Akira), Kelsey and Jillian Petrone.
Calling hours for family and friends are Tuesday, November 22 from 6-8 pm at The Mather Hodge Funeral Home.40 Vandeventer Ave Princeton. A service will be held on Wednesday, November 23 at 11am at the Nassau Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to S.A.V.E. Animal Rescue at 1010 County Road 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.