STUART BELLOWS

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BELLOWS--Stuart Joseph born December 29, 1931, died without warning at the home he shared with his loving and devoted partner of 35 years, Gerald Mushinski, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on December 28th, the eve of his 87th birthday. A born musician, he had an unusual childhood, both raising chickens and practicing the piano or organ two hours a day! (When in high school his devoted parents bought him a pipe organ, which required tearing out the staircase in order to install it in his bedroom.) A graduate of Princeton High School, he attended the Yale School of Music before receiving a B.A from Weslyan University. He studied at the North German Organ Academy with Harold Vogel, and received a Masters Degree from New York University Business School. Stuart then joined his parents at Bellows, Inc., their retail clothing store in Princeton, where he eventually became manager until he sold the business in the 1980's. He was very engaged in the arts in Princeton, as former board member of The Westminster Choir College, and of the McCarter Theatre. In the mid-nineties he and Gerald moved to San Miguel where he had wonderful friends and an active life. Stuart is survived by his sister, Phyllis Bellows Wender, her husband Ira Wender, five nieces and nephews, ten grand-nieces and nephews and many cousins. Especially cherished is Francine Greenberg Carlie. It is yet to be determined if there will be a memorial service. If so, it will be announced here.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 13, 2019
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