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“To Van Palmer's loved ones. My name is Sister Mary Caritas and i have know and respected Van since the 1950s and 1960s. At that time he worked both...Read More »
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“Dear Palme family I am so sorry for your loss. I worked a long time with Van at Mercy. He was one of my most favorite people. ”
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“"Van" Palmer from Providence Hospital in the 1960' still look the same !! Thank you for your patience with all of us student Radiologic Techs...Read More »
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Venrice W. Palmer, 95, of Springfield, MA, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica, he was one of the first trained Orthopedic Physician Assistants in the world. Venrice trained many other Physician Assistants to develop the American Academy of Orthopedic Technicians. He enjoyed carpentry, playing his guitar, being in the outdoors, gardening skills, and especially watching his grandkids play sports. Venrice took every chance he could to tell a good joke. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Beatrice (Mullins) Palmer; his loving wife of 59 years, Ruby (Henry) Palmer; his sons, Leonard and Venrice Palmer; and his siblings; he is survived by his sons, Dr. Michael Palmer and his wife, Tammy Eng-Palmer, of West Windsor, NJ, and Dr. Clemente Jones and his wife, Yvonne Liu, of San Francisco, CA; his grandchildren, Mackenzie Jackson Palmer, Dylan Contrane Palmer and Sydney Micaela Palmer; his sister, Phyllis Williams; his nephews, Lannox Boyd Williams and Ariff Mullins; his nieces, Ella and Kaia Jones; and his many extended family members and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. David the King RC Church, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park in South Brunswick. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the A.S. Cole Funeral Home, 22 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Palmer's memory to Hearing Loss Association of America by visiting In Memory Of at

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