For the second time this year, our greater community has lost--far too soon--a dedicated and beloved champion of our environment. Nancy B. Stiles, wife of Ted Stiles who is known to many of our members, died suddenly on August 11. Nancy was, perhaps, less visible in our volunteer, nonprofit world than Ted, but that is because she worked in a territory where few of us dare to tread--environmental law. Nancy's hard work and steely resolve, driven by what she knew to be right and just, had secured for her the respect and even the awe of her colleagues. She was indomitable. At the time of her death, Nancy was serving as Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and her career had not yet crested. Not the least of her accomplishments was her support and encouragement for Ted's work in open space preservation in central New Jersey. We are all beneficiaries of the output of this formidable team.
Under a radiant blue sky on August 24, the finest day of the summer, Nancy's family, friends and coworkers gathered in Washington Crossing State Park to celebrate her life--a truly accomplished one, indeed. To Ted, their two children, and her family, we offer our sincere condolences.
Nancy's good works will live on in many ways. A scholarship fund has been established in her name to support women entering the field of environmental law. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy B. Stiles Scholarship Fund, c/o William Mosconi, Rutgers University Foundation, Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.Pat Sziber
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