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Clifford R. Pullen, 94

Clifford R. Pullen, 94 Clifford R. Pullen, 94, died at his home in Hightstown on Monday, January 11, 2016. Cliff was born in Hightstown and as a boy moved to Windsor, New Jersey and attended local schools there before graduating from Allentown High School. In 1941, he moved back to Hightstown where he lived until his death. Cliff was a civil servant working during World War II at the Raritan Arsenal and later at the Hightstown Post Office from where he retired in 1988. In 1949, he joined the First Baptist Church of Hightstown and was a faithful member from that time. He served as a trustee and on the diaconate and taught Sunday School. In 1950, Cliff married Sara Forman Ely and remained married to her until her death in 1996. They were foster parents to 4 children during their marriage and as Cliff said, “We never had an argument.” He was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels for many years. In addition to these activities, he was active in the Golden Age Club and was an officer of the Hightstown East Windsor Historical Society where he served as the Recording Secretary for over 20 years. Cliff was also a longtime friend and supporter of the International Students, Inc. (lSI) at Princeton University and he was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation in 2001 for his dedicated work with that group. He was honored by the Red Cross over the years in a variety of ways and in 2009, he was named a Shining Star at the gala sponsored by the Mayors of Hightstown and East Windsor for the benefit of Better Beginnings Day Care Center. Cliff truly was a shining star. He believed that Christianity, while encompassing a set of beliefs, was really a way of life. He had a strong belief in the all-encompassing love of God and lived a life of Christian service. During Sara’s last illness, Cliff had received so much support that he recognized the need for, and his opportunity, to serve others in their last days. He was a trained hospice worker and worked for many years as a volunteer at Princeton Medical Center and the Health Care Unit at Meadow Lakes. Cliff was predeceased by his parents, Raymond C. Pullen and Philapena Gysi; his wife, Sara Forman Pullen; his brothers, Vincent S. Pullen, Norman Pullen and Clendon D. Pullen and a sister, Lorna Boyette. He is survived by his sisters and a brother, Leda McFarland of Livingston, Louisiana, Thelma Trent of Silver Springs, Maryland and Kenneth Pullen of Palm Harbor, Florida and several nieces and nephew s. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hightstown, 125 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ, with his pastor, Rev. Bruce Wood officiating. Cremation and interment will be private under the direction of the Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, 136 Morrison Avenue, Hightstown, NJ. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cliff’s memory can be made to the First Baptist Church of Hightstown, 125 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520.

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