Paul Finkelstein, 89, of Princeton Junction died Jan. 17, 2012. Born in New York City, he was raised in Brooklyn and moved to New Jersey in 1968.
Mr. Finkelstein began his career as an industrial scientist in Chicago at The Toni Company, later Gillette Company. In 1968 he joined Carter-Wallace, Inc. and completed his career at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, retiring in 1990. He was the co-inventor on five U.S. patents.
He received a BS in chemistry from Brooklyn College in 1943. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute (now Polytechnic Institute of New York City) with a PhD in organic chemistry in 1949.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Ruth Alper Finkelstein, in 2008, he is survived by his daughter, Nancy Summers; his son, Bruce; and a sister, Sylvia Brody.
Services were held Jan. 19 at Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Chaim’s endowment fund.