Carole M. Vandercher

Carole M. Vandercher of Cranbury passed away peacefully at home on January 6th. Born in Buffalo, NY, August 31, 1936, she moved to East Brunswick, then to Cranbury where she resided for the past 34 years.

Carole received a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree from Buffalo State Teacher’s College in Art Education. She taught in Buffalo several years before moving to New Jersey. Carole was an art teacher in the Piscataway School System for 35 years.

Singing in the choir and serving as a Deacon were included among her many contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, where she was a member. Carole sang with the Windsor- Heights Choral and the Sweet Adelines. She was also a member of the Cranbury Woman’s Club, and was a “Grand-pal” at the Cranbury School.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Klotzbeacher, sister and brother-in-law June and Douglas Griset; nephews and nieces David Maltby and his wife Deborah, Nancy Maltby Varga, Daniel Maltby, Douglas Griset, Jr., and Katherine and her partner Mark Estrada, and several great-nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held from 2-4pm Sunday, January 10 at the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton St., Hightstown, NJ 08520. Private family services were held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury followed by a graveside service at Brainerd Cemetery. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carole’s name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury.