|Death: ||May 30, 2012|
Joseph William Janson, 100, formerly a longtime resident of the Rogers Park neighborhood, died May 30 in Decatur, GA, following a short illness. After earning a degree in journalism from Northwestern University, he was an associate editor at Institutions Magazine, an editor of Midwest Restaurant News and associate creative director at J. Walter Thompson. He pursued his interests in photography, Asian art, book collecting, wine making and traveling, and he was a member of the Chicago Society of Communication Arts, Confrerie de Vins Chaine des Rotisseurs and Les Amis du Vin. His life was enriched by two happy marriages. He and Ursula Heurich Janson, the mother of his four children, were married 37 years until her death in 1973. In 1975 he married Jane Saunders Janson, and when he retired they moved to Missouri, where they restored a historic 1838 house near Blue Springs, and collaborated in writing a cookbook, Travel Your Taste, for Kraft, Inc., published in 1978 by CBI, Boston. They later relocated to Philadelphia, and after Jane's death in 2004 he returned to Chicago before moving to the Atlanta area three years ago. He is survived by a son, Gilbert Janson, Chicago; and two daughters, Laura Waddick, Decatur, and Jennifer Fuller, Atlanta; his stepdaughter, Nancy Saunders Steele, Philadelphia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His elder son, Ramsey, died in 1956. He has donated his body to Emory University's School of Medicine. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published in Chicago Tribune on June 2, 2012.
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: He has donated his body to Emory University's School of Medicine.
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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