Clipped From The Central New Jersey Home News
Death Joins a Wedding Party Wedding bells turned to a dirge at Kirkpatrick Chapel on Rutgers University campus yesterday afternoon when the grandmother of the bride collapsed and died moments before the ceremony was to start. Mrs. Mable (Mulholland) Wittenborn, 70, of 221 S. Missouri Road, Belleville, 111. was among guests in the chapel as a car pulled up with the radiant bride, Sarah Elizabeth Wittenborn, daughter of two members of Rutgers' staff Dr. J. Richard Wittenborn of 115 Lincoln Ave., Highland Park, professor of psychology and education and head of the Interdisciplinary Research Center, and his wife, Sarah, research associate in psychology. Suddenly, Mrs. Wittenborn, Dr. Wittenborn's mother, sank into unconsciousness. Rushed to Middlesex General Hospital in a fire department ambulance after emergency first aid, she was pronounced dead. Miss Wittenborn's marriage to Robert P. Miller, went on as scheduled, with the Rev. Dr. Clarence Lambelet of the Episcopal Chapel at Rutgers officiating. Mrs. Wittenborn's daughter, Juanita Hudson, Teneck, was with her at her death. Patrolmen Vincent DiPane and Joseph Szark were investigating. Lieutenant William Conway said an autopsy would be performed to determine cause of death.