OBITUARIES, Jan. 9, 2004

Henry A. Jandl, Barbara L. Sand, Torjus Thorsen, Eloise E. Smith, Arthur Kimmel, Nancy Crane, John L. Burke, Luna M. Kayser.

Henry A. Jandl
Retired architecture professor
RICHMOND, Va. — Henry A. Jandl, professor emeritus of architecture at Princeton University and the designer of Princeton Borough Hall, died Saturday as a result of a fall at his home. He was 93.
   Professor Jandl joined the Princeton faculty in 1940 and was a mainstay in the School of Architecture and Urban Development until his retirement in 1975. He moved two years later to Richmond.
   During his 35 years at Princeton he taught almost every course related to architecture. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Jandl was for many years the schools graduate student adviser and director of graduate studies.
   In addition to being the architect of Princeton Borough Hall, Professor Jandl designed the YWCA building, Hightstown Borough Hall and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood as well as many homes in Princeton, including his own home on Russell Road. He was also consultant on design for U.S. Steel Homes.
   While a student at Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, he won a Stewardson Fellowship in Architecture, which enabled him to study at The School of Fine Arts at Fontainbleau, France. Returning to Carnegie Tech, he received his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1935. He then won the Princeton Prize in a nationwide competition for graduate study at Princeton and received his master’s degree from Princeton in 1937. Following that he was awarded the Lloyd Warren Fellowship, known as the Paris Prize. This coveted prize enabled him to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris for two years and to travel throughout Europe.
   During World War II he gave courses in engineering drawing, descriptive geometry, photogrammetry and navigation to the servicemen enrolled at Princeton. Later he served in a managerial position handling defense contracts at Corning Glass, Corning, N.Y.
   Professor Jandl retired to Richmond, Va. in 1977. During his years in Richmond he served as a volunteer at Henrico Doctors Hospital for over 20 years, a volunteer teacher at The Collegiate School and with the Men’s Service Group breakfasts at The First Presbyterian Church.
   Also, in retirement he was a water colorist, designer and woodworker. He spent summers at his home on Drakes Island, Maine, and was a member of the Kennebunk River Club in Kennebunkport, Maine.
   Husband of the late Gertrude Ward Jandl, father of the late H. Ward Jandl, he is survived by his wife of 27 years, Nancy Crater Jandl, daughter Margaret M. Jandl of Boston, brother Rudolph Jandl of Seattle, Wash.; stepchildren, Diane Crater Tingue of Bedford Hills, N.Y., Sally Crater Chambers of Richmond, Va., Suzanne Crater Craig of Mandeville, La., Douglas Edmondson Crater of Bedford, N.Y., Bonnie Crater Buja of Portola Valley, Calif., Jeffrey Calrow Crater of Washington, D.C., and Scott Edmondson Crater of Charleston, S.C.; 14 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
   Memorial contributions may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Richmond for The George Mason School Partnership, 4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23226.
Barbara L. Sand
Musician, music director and writer
NEW YORK — Barbara Lourie Sand died Dec. 22 of a brain tumor.
   Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mrs. Sand grew up in England and Manhattan and was a Princeton resident 42 years before moving to Manhattan three years ago.
   Long a fixture in the world of chamber and classical music, Mrs. Sand was the founding editor of Chamber Music America Magazine, and covered classical music for Musical America, American Record Guide, BBC Music Magazine and The Strad.
   She was the creator, and for 25 years director of the Princeton University Summer Chamber Music Concerts, which brought chamber ensembles such as the Tokyo, Cleveland, Muir and Primavera string quartets to perform for free outdoors in Princeton on summer evenings.
   Begun in 1968, the Princeton series attracted large audiences, a harbinger of the growth in chamber music’s popularity in subsequent years. Several of the ensembles she brought to Princeton went on to worldwide recognition.
   After years as a piano teacher, professional repairer of instrument bows, and amateur cellist in Princeton, Mrs. Sand turned her passion for chamber music and desire to keep the art alive into a career as an entrepreneur, reviewer and author.
   In 2000, Amadeus Press published her book Teaching Genius: Dorothy Delay and the Making of a Musician, an appreciation of the teaching methods of The Julliard Schools most celebrated violin teacher and portrait of the lives of classical music prodigies. Teaching Genius has since been translated into Japanese and Korean. At the time of her death, she was writing a book about the Shanghai Quartet, with whom she worked closely.
   She is survived by her children, Gila, Jordan and Michael, and grandchildren Olivia, Milo, Oliver and Charlotte.
   A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Stephen Wise Synagogue, 30 West 68th St., Manhattan, N.Y.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Harlem Center for Strings, P.O. Box 986, New York, N.Y. 10029.
Torjus Thorsen
Longtime Princeton resident
CARLISLE, Pa. — Torjus Ted Thorsen died Dec. 26. He was 97.
   Born in Haugesund, Norway, he came to the United States in the early 1930s and he moved to Princeton in 1946.
   Husband of the late Betsy Olsen Thorsen, he is survived by his daughter, Janet T. Leyon of Carlisle, Pa.; grandson Christopher E. Leyon; and granddaughter Rebecca Leyon.
   Memorial services were private.
   Arrangements were by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.
Eloise E. Smith
Daughter lives in Princeton
WOODBURY, Conn. — Eloise E. Jill Smith died Dec. 27 at Yale-New Haven Hospital from injuries sustained after she was struck by a car during a morning walk. She was 79.
   She worked at the Federal Register in Washington, as a reporter at the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine; and at the Bristol Public Library in Connecticut.
   She was director of the Woodbury Public Library from 1976 to 1994 and recently returned as a part-time librarian.
   In Woodbury, she was also a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals, Elder Hostel, the Woodbury Democratic Town Committee and the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society.
   An active outdoorswoman, she was a supporter of the Appalachian Mountain Club and frequently participated in hiking, bicycling and camping trips throughout the United States and abroad. An avid reader, her special interests were history, biography, literature and poetry.
   She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Christopher H. Smith and Stephen E. and Wendy Smith, all of Portsmouth, Va., and Daniel K. Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law Deborah S. and John F. Curtis of Princeton; grandchildren Jim, Jay, Kitty and Kelly Smith, and Alison and Colin Smith; and many cousins.
   A memorial service will be held in March in Woodbury, Conn.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798, attention Pat Lunn.
Arthur Kimmel
Founded PDQ Press
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Arthur Kimmel died Dec. 25 at the American Finnish Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 84.
   A former resident of Roselle, he moved to West Windsor in 1968 and to Lake Worth about eight years ago.
   He was founder and owner of PDQ Press in West Windsor, now operated by his son, Mark.
   An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he rose to the rank of captain and was involved in the B-29 project and as a courier for the Manhattan Project. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
   He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Miriam; daughter Suzanne Goldenson of Princeton; sons David of Montebello, N.Y., and Mark of West Windsor; sister Shirley Reider of Charlotte, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
Nancy Crane
Former area resident
CLOVIS, Calif. — Nancy Crane died Tuesday at Clovis Community Medical Center. She was 67.
   Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a lifelong area resident before moving to Clovis eight years ago.
   She was a volunteer for many years at the Merwick Rehab Hospital & Nursing Care.
   She also worked for many years at Bamberger’s and later Macy’s department stores.
   She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Brooklyn.
   Daughter of the late Joseph Francis and Carmella Jennings O’Malley, sister of the late Eileen Murphy and grandmother of the late Robert George Markus, she is survived by sons and daughters-in-law George Jr. and Kathleen of Washington Crossing, Pa., Christopher and Patricia of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Edward of Princeton and Paul of Yardley, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law Helen and Rick Markus of Clovis, Calif., and Theresa and James Briner of Raritan; and grandchildren AnnMarie, Kathleen, Kristin, Brigid, Erin, Christopher, Shannon, Melissa, Matthew, Emily, Mollie, Anna and Rikki.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton.
   Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery.
   Calling hours are noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 929 Harvard Ave., Clovis, CA 93612.
John L. Burke
Former Princeton Junction postmaster
WEST WINDSOR — John L. Burke died Wednesday at University Medical Center at Princeton. He was 76.
   Born in Danville, Pa., he was a longtime area resident.
   Mr. Burke retired from the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster in Princeton Junction after more than 25 years of service.
   He was a World War II Navy veteran.
   Mr. Burke was a parishioner and longtime volunteer at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Princeton. A 50-year-member and Fourth Degree Knight at Knights of Columbus No. 636, he served in many capacities including grand knight and treasurer for many years.
   He was also a member and past president of the West Windsor Lions Club.
   Son of the late John F. and Gertrude Elwell Burke, brother of the late Donald Burke, Elizabeth Williams and Evelyn Nestel, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Dews Burke; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Jon Salmon of Princeton; sisters Agnes L. Burke of Danville, Pa., and Dorothy Watanabe of Germantown, Pa.; grandson Jonathan Ringland; and several nieces and nephews.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton.
   Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton.
   Calling hour Saturday begins at 10 a.m. at the church.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542 or University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08540.
   Arrangements are by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
Luna M. Kayser
Longtime Princeton resident
Luna M. Kayser of Princeton died Tuesday at home after a lengthy illness. She was 88.
   Born in Columbia, Mo., Mrs. Kayser was a resident of Haworth prior to moving to Princeton in the late 1970s.
   She was an active member in The Women’s College Club and The Present Day Club.
   She was a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
   Mrs. Kayser is survived by her husband W. Gilbert Kayser; son from a previous marriage Franklin Herron of Trenton; stepdaughter Ginny Kayser of Hopewell; stepson and his wife Ken and Linda C. Kayser of West Orange; and grandson Christopher Kayser of Lake Hopatcong.
   There will be no funeral or memorial service at Mrs. Kayser’s request.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the animal shelter SAVE, 900 Herrontown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
   Arrangements were by Alloway Funeral Home, Merchantville.