Lasting Memories

Bjarne Dahl
1930-May 10, 2009
Los Altos, California

Bjarne "Barney" Dahl, longtime owner of the historic Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto, who was responsible for its restoration, died May 10, 2009, after a six-week illness.

Dahl was born in 1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to the mainland shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. He was evacuated to California in 1942 as part of a military convoy, while his parents remained in Hawaii. He was taken in by a family friend, noted architect Julia Morgan, for a short time in San Francisco before an aunt and uncle moved to the mainland and located in Los Altos, where he resided at the time of his death.

Dahl served with the U.S. Army, stationed at Ford Ord, Calif., from 1950 to 1952. He met his future wife, Marianne, while on a motorcycle trip through Scandinavia, and they were wed in 1959. They moved to the United States where they raised their three children, Eva Maria, Ester and Stephan.

In addition to his work to restore the Cardinal Hotel in its historic condition, Dahl was widely known as a restorer of harpsichords and antique pianos. He was a member of the Piano Technicians Guild and several early-music societies. His craftsmanship showed in the restoration of the Cardinal, which he supervised on a daily basis.

In addition to his wife and three children, Dahl is survived by four grandchildren: Anders, Marcus, Nicholas and Anna. The family prefers memorials be donations in Dahl's name to Disabled Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars or a charity of the donor's choice.

From Lame
Sept. 13, 2015

Thank you Martin, that is a very good explanation about tnstlaraion of the Bible. I have a NKJV now but have had a TNIV for a number of years. I guess I was troubled by the replacement of the word mankind with human beings in the TNIV. I am also troubled with The Message in recent times. I do believe we should do our homework with regard to any Christian literary work we read. That is the case with Bibles also. These days I try to find out as much as I can about the author/s of a book. This goes for Bible versions as well. It appears that the author of The Message, Eugene Peterson, has some mystic/contemplative propensities (to put it as gently as I can!). This could account for several of the puzzling phrases in The Message e.g. May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! Romans 15:13. What is green hope ? Also in the Lord's Prayer: Do what is best as above so below Matthew 6:10. The phrase as above so below is an occult phrase apparently and certainly isn't a good substitute for On earth as it is in heaven (NKJV). The question could be asked, is Eugene Peterson weaving his own beliefs into this version? I would not recommend The Message to anybody. I actually do not see it as a Bible in fact! We've come to a sad day when such works are accepted and published.