OBITUARIES, Jan. 27, 2004

Elizabeth Osborne, Anne C. Metzheiser, Jacqueline R. Bur, Mary M. Jolley, Ralph W. Leventhal, Theodore A. Boyer Sr.

Elizabeth Osborne
Taught at Chapin
KINGSTON — Elizabeth Jane Gibby Osborne died Jan. 20 at home. She was 73.
   Born in Elizabeth, she was a Central Jersey resident for nearly 50 years, residing in Princeton, Kendall Park, Montgomery and for the last 22 years the Kingston section of South Brunswick.
   She was a master teacher at the Chapin School in Lawrence for 30 years.
   She was a 1948 graduate of the Vail Dean School, a 1952 graduate of Goucher College, a 50-year member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and was an honorary member of the Princeton University Class of 1936 and 1950.
   With many relatives who were Princeton University graduates, including father, brothers and husband, she was closely involved in university affairs. In later years, she served as chair of the university’s Class Associates Committee and recently as In Memoriam chair and as a representative member of the Alumni Council’s committees on reunions and class affairs.
   In 2000, she was honored with an Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton.
   Devoted to a wide group of friends, she was known for her individually crafted birthday cards.
   Daughter of the late Edgar Budd Gibby and Beatrice Hadley Gibby, wife of the late Alexander P. Robinson and mother of the late Alexander M. Robinson, she is survived by her husband of 20 years, William H. Osborne III of Kingston; son Bruce M. Robinson of South Carolina; and stepchildren Lynn Osborne, Wendy O. Pierce and William H. Osborne IV and their spouses and children.
   She benefited from six years of devoted outpatient care by the staff of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and later from Princeton Hospice.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Development Office, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Anne C. Metzheiser
Active community volunteer
WEST WINDSOR — Anne C. Metzheiser died Friday at home. She was 71.
   Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a former resident of Harrington Park, moving to West Windsor 30 years ago.
   Mrs. Metzheiser was a member of the Social Concerns Committee of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Hightstown and supervised the church’s food pantry operation for many years.
   She was a member of the Princeton YWCA Newcomer’s Club and Grad Group and participated for many years with preparation of food for the youth of Anchor House in Trenton.
   She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Gerald F. Metzheiser; sons and daughters-in-law Edward F. and Nicola Metzheiser of Wall, Paul T. and Sue Metzheiser of Palm Harbor, Fla., David J. and Beth Metzheiser of Cranbury and Neil M. and Nicole Metzheiser of Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law Thomas F. and Margaret Cahill of Summit; sister-in-law and husband Rosemarie and William McDonagh of Glen Ridge; grandchildren Luke, Paige, Jack, Phillip and Henry; five nephews; and one niece.
   The funeral was Monday.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Social Concerns of St. Anthony, c/o St. Anthony of Padua Church, 251 Franklin St., Hightstown, NJ 08520.
   Arrangements were by A.S. Cole Funeral Home, Cranbury.
Jacqueline R. Bur
West Windsor resident
WEST WINDSOR — Jacqueline R. Healy Bur died Wednesday at University Medical Center at Princeton. She was 53.
   Daughter of the late Joseph Healy, she is survived by her mother, Rita Almeida Healy; husband Robert H.; daughter Susan Ann; son Robert H. Jr.; and brother Joseph Healy.
   Arrangements were by William R. May Funeral Home, Glenside, Pa.
Mary M. Jolley
Former nurse
HIGHTSTOWN — Mary M. Jolley died Saturday at Meadow Lakes, where she resided for the last three years. She was 85.
   Born in Dingle, Ireland, she saw Charles Lindbergh fly over her parents’ farm during the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927.
   She trained in London as a nurse and worked there with Dr. Alexander Fleming, who developed the use of penicillin. She was one of the first to administer that drug.
   She joined the British Army during World War II and was stationed in North Africa, where she met her husband, Dr. H. Arden Jolley, who served as a medical doctor in the British Army.
   After the war, she and her husband lived in Chile and her four children were born there. In 1958, the family moved to the United States and eventually settled in Oradell, where they lived for 35 years. Following the death of her husband in 1995, she moved to the Princeton area.
   She enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing bridge, traveling and was an active member of the Oradell Book and Needle Club and the parish of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
   Mother of the late Vernon Jolley, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Michael and Wendy Jolley of Princeton; daughter and son-in-law Moira and Eric Swallow of Glastonbury, Conn.; daughter Patricia Orlovsky of Lakehurst; nine granddaughters and two grandsons; and a sister-in-law, nieces and nephews in Chile, Ireland, England and Florida.
   The funeral will be 11:45 a.m. today at the Princeton University Chapel.
   Burial will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Hospice, 208 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.
   Arrangements are by Mather Hodge-Funeral Home, Princeton.
Ralph W. Leventhal
Retired accountant
WEST WINDSOR — Ralph W. Leventhal died Saturday at home. He was 70.
   Born in Passaic, he lived in Union for many years before moving to West Windsor four years ago.
   Prior to retiring in 1993, he was an accountant and comptroller for Standard Chlorine Chemical Co. in Kearny where he worked for 20 years. Prior to that, he worked for Samuel Klein and Co. in Newark for many years.
   He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford.
   Mr. Leventhal served in the Army from 1953 to 1955.
   He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marcia Claire Leventhal; sons and daughter-in-law Scott and Diana of West Windsor and Alan of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers Howard Leventhal of Middlesex and Jerome Leventhal of Glendale, Calif.; and granddaughter Hannah Leventhal.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Village Grande Chapter of Hadassah, West Windsor.
   Arrangements were by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick.
Theodore A. Boyer Sr.
Son lives in Princeton
WHITING — Theodore "Ted" A. Boyer Sr. died Thursday at Community Medical Center in Toms River. He was 89.
   Born in Jersey City, Mr. Boyer lived in Rahway and Watchung before moving to the Crestwood section of Whiting 35 years ago.
   Mr. Boyer was an entrepreneur and investor, owning businesses in Elizabeth and Plainfield and funding enterprises throughout the state. He also was a sales executive with the Crestwood Village Corp. in Whiting.
   A charter member of Christ Lutheran Church, he served as past president of the church council.
   A lifetime volunteer, he was a member of the Crestwood Kiwanis Club in Whiting, Harmony Lodge No. 18 in Toms River, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He served as president of the board of trustees for Somebody CARES in Whiting and was a member of the Whiting First Aid Squad.
   Son of the late Ivar and Inga Boyer, and brother of the late Charles and Henry Boyer, he is survived by his wife, Hertha Boyer of Whiting; son and daughter-in-law Ted and Jane Boyer of Princeton; and granddaughter Alison Boyer of Portland, Ore.
   Memorial contributions can be made to the Ted Boyer Sr. Memorial Fund, Princeton Area Community Foundation, 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.