James Eugene Dennison

It is with much sadness that we have to announce that we have lost a beloved Member of our family. Please keep the family in your prayers as they go through this hard time.

James Eugene Dennison, 84, of Lambertville, New Jersey, died on May 27, 2016 at the Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ.

Born in Gassaway, West Virginia, Gene has been a Lambertville resident since 1984. Earlier he lived in Hopewell. A chemist, Gene owned and operated Princeton Testing Laboratories in Princeton for 25 years. Earlier he worked for Western Electric in Hopewell. He earned both his master’s degree and PhD in Chemistry from Oregon State University and his undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio. Gene was a past president of the Lambertville Historical Society. With his late wife, Helen, Gene lovingly maintained their historic Lambertville home and opened it the LHS for house tours and other gatherings. Gene served as co-chair of the Hopewell Valley Association for Equal Opportunity. He enjoyed golfing, gardening and travel. He and Helen treasured spending time in Helen’s native Maine, their home in Arizona, and their island in Ontario, Canada. A man of many interests, Gene loved talking politics, history and nature. He was a peacetime veteran of the US Navy.

Gene was the husband of the late Helen Adams Dennison and the son of the late Tilford and Lucy Perrine Dennison. He is survived by his children Jane E. Dennison of Myersville, MD; James Eugene Dennison, Jr. of Fort Collins, CO and Jon Belmont Dennison and his wife Donna of Lambertville; his grandchildren Allison Bolno and her husband Derek of Ewing; Rebecca Dennison, Victoria Dennison and Jon Dennison, Jr. all of Lambertville and his great-grandson Ethan Bolno of Ewing. Gene grew up in a large family of 12 children. He is also survived by several of his brothers and sisters and 50 nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 4 pm at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. There will be calling hours at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 2pm until the start of services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104 (splcenter.org) or to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606 (nature.org).

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