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Vol. LXII, No. 19
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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Obituaries

Carol Ann Caskey

Vicki Ann Moeser

Barbara M. Lawrence

Nat C. Robertson

Gunhild C. Knudsen


Carol Ann Caskey

Carol Ann Kirvan Caskey, 71, of Cranbury, formerly of Princeton, died April 30 in Cranbury, where she had lived since 2004. She had been a resident of Princeton for 40 years before moving to Cranbury.

Born in Medford, Mass., she attended Holy Angels Academy in Fort Lee, N.J., then the University of New Hampshire.

After a career in residential real estate, she served as the Tax Assessor for Princeton Township and Borough for many years, before retiring in 2005. During her real estate career, she worked with Firestone, Peyton, Callaway, and Stockton Realty, where she was employed at the time of her death.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Princeton and St. Anthony of Padua Church of Hightstown, and a member of the Princeton Rotary.

Daughter of the late Paul and Anne Bransfield Kirvan, she is survived by her husband of 46 years, Barry H. Caskey of Cranbury; four children, Dallas of Mount Kisco, New York, Daniel of Princeton Junction, Diana B. Caskey of New York City, and Julie Anne Caskey of San Francisco; a brother, Richard Kirvan; a sister, Paula Boardman; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated yesterday, May 6 at St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family expects to celebrate her life in a memorial service with the likely date of her birthday, May 29. Friends may contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244 (www.komen.org); or to the Rotary Foundation through Rotary Club of Princeton, P.O. Box 402, Princeton 08542, to benefit children worldwide; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were by The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Vicki Ann Moeser

Vicki Ann Moeser, 69, of Princeton, died April 20 suddenly and unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack in Sciotoville, Ohio. At the time of her death she had been visiting her ailing 88-year-old mother.

She was a diploma graduate of the St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Huntington, W.Va. and licensed as a registered nurse. She worked as an operating room nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital prior to her marriage in 1960. While her husband continued his theological education, she worked as an operating room nurse at the former Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. and the former Annie Warner Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. She later completed an Associate of Science degree in nursing and a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Rutgers University-Newark. She completed her graduate studies in genetics at Ohio State University in Columbus, while her husband was a teaching associate and Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department at the University.

In addition to her love of nursing, she was a photographer, artistic homemaker, and avid gardener who loved wildflowers. She was formerly a member of the Yardley (Pa.) Garden Club and the Garden Club of New Jersey. For several years she served as librarian for the New York Horticulture Society in Manhattan. She then became a nurse educator and resource person for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Manhattan. She returned to her first love as an operating room nurse at the former Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. She was a Certified Nurse Operating Room and first assistant to a neurosurgeon. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Gynwedd Mercy College in Gynwedd, Pa. She concluded her nursing career as a part-time office nurse at Princeton-Nassau Pediatrics, P.A.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Donald H. Moeser of Princeton; her daughter, Anne Katherine Yates of New York City; her mother, Anita Lorraine Staker; a brother, George Staker; and a sister, Mary Ellen Fitzer.

A memorial service was held April 23 at her home church, St. John Lutheran in Powellsville, Ohio. Pastor Janet Hatch conducted her burial in her family’s plot at the church cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Barbara M. Lawrence

Barbara MacKenzie Lawrence, 89, a resident of Princeton for 47 years, died peacefully on Saturday, May 3.

Born on Christmas Day, 1918, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of Robert Emerson MacKenzie and Mildred Harrold MacKenzie, she graduated from Vassar College in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.

She was a life-long lover of art, travel and gardening, who expressed her love of beauty and flowers as an active member of both the Trinity Church Altar Guild and the Stony Brook Garden Club.

At the Princeton University Art Museum, she was a co-founder and president of the Friends of the Art Museum, and a participant in the docent program.

The wife of the late Frederick Porter Lawrence, and mother of the late Barbara “Butt” MacKenzie Lawrence, she is survived by her children, Lisa Lawrence of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Deborah Lawrence of Princeton, and Mark Lawrence of Matawan; her sister, Cynthia MacKenzie Leavenworth of San Ynez, California; and her granddaughter, Comfort MacKenzie Clinton of Princeton.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Princeton Health Care System Foundation at The University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton 08540. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Nat C. Robertson

Nat C. Robertson, 88, of Princeton, died April 24, peacefully, at home.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., he graduated from Emory University in 1939 and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University in 1942. He had a distinguished career in the chemical industry as director of research for several companies.

He is survived by Betty, his wife of 61 years; three children, Henry, Mandy, and Paul; and two granddaughters.

A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville on May 2, followed by a reception.

Memorial donations may be made to Emory University.

Gunhild C. Knudsen

Gunhild C. “Gunny” Knudsen, 90, of Princeton, died April 23 at Buckingham Place.

Born in Haugesund, Norway, she emigrated to Brooklyn in 1928 and moved to Griggstown in 1948, where she resided until September 2007.

She was the recipient of the Sarah Delano Roosevelt Award for academic achievement, presented to her by Mrs. Roosevelt in 1932.

A member of the Griggstown Reformed Church, she was active in the Church’s Sunday School program, sang in the church choir, and served as past president of the church’s Missionary Society.

Daughter of the late Henry and Olga Emberland Oakland, she is survived by her husband of 69 years, Richard Knudsen; a daughter, Janet Slover; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was April 28 at Griggstown Reformed Church, Griggstown. Burial was in Griggstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Griggstown Reformed Church Memorial Fund, 1065 Canal Road, Princeton 08540.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

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