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Jane McCroskey

JANE McCROSKEY was born on Dec. 11, 1946 in McKeesport, PA, and grew up in Clairton, PA. In high school, Jane worked as an administrative assistant at US Steel. She went on to graduate from the College of Wooster in 1968 with a BA in mathematics. As a pioneer for women in business, Jane was one of the first two women hired for the Financial Management Program at General Electric Nela Park. She went on to have a very successful career at GE, spanning nearly 50 years.

Jane truly was a renaissance woman who enjoyed traveling the world, dancing and having fun, spending time with her husband and family, and volunteering. She spent many hours trying to save the world one puppy at a time!

She will be greatly missed by husband Dan, daughters Katie and Susan, and her two dogs and one cat. The family requests that any memorial gifts be directed to Best Friends Animal Society, Hospice of the Western Reserve, or the Cleveland Metro Parks.

The family will receive friends to pay tribute to Jane at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just East of Green Rd.) SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018 FROM 1-5 PM.

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  1. Such a huge loss for everyone who knew and loved Jane, including the massive number of 4-legged ones she worked tirelessly over the years to save. I cherish the memories I have with my dear friend of 40+ years, through work, meeting her fosters during lunch, metropark dog hikes, rescue dog fund-raiser events, playing bridge, birthday and holiday parties, lunch get-togethers, dressing up as witches at work for Halloween, etc., etc., etc. I loved hearing about Jane’s adventurous vacations, and just having a laugh with her. She touched many, many hearts. Rest in Peace, Jane. I love you. -Ava

  2. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person.

  3. Jane, I will miss your quiet grace, your compassion, your love of life, and your undying service to rescued animals. Dan, Katie, Susan, my love to you during this time of incredible sadness and loss. All of us here at PAWS Ohio are here in any way for you. Your mom was loved by so many, and I believe she is surrounded today by the many that went before her.

    Prayers and Love

  4. I am very sorry. Anyone who loves and helps animals, as did Jane, is a wonderful person.

  5. Nearly 8 years ago, I started my first job out of college with GE. I was in a new city, in my first career, and I was terrified. Jane was one of the first people I had the pleasure of working with, and she instantly made a positive impact on my life. We connected through our shared passion of running and rescuing dogs. Jane was incredibly patient and helpful to me as a new inexperienced employee who understood very little about accounting/finance in the “real world”. She spent a significant amount of time explaining, teaching and guiding to make me a better colleague. I reflect on her patience and kindness every time I work with a new employee trying to learn the ropes. Even in the most stressful of times at work, Jane had a smile on her face and a calmness that put others at ease. Jane invited me to volunteer at a PAWS function and I’m so thankful for the experience. It was obvious how much she loved her pups and her family, she spoke of both often.

    To Jane’s family and friends, we offer our deepest condolences. Thank you for sharing Jane with her work family. She has meant so much to me and others. I will always remember Jane’s positive attitude and authentic care for others. Those attributes will live on in all those she touched.

  6. Jane always had a smile for everyone and greeted everyone she met with kindness and was very friendly. She was so great with the dogs and always willing to answer questions and lend a helping hand. I will miss her spirit, her laughter and and her knowledge about dogs and cats. I thought she was just a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. I will never forget her. She knew I loved working with the puppies and she would always let me play and watch over them at the Paws events. I will always remember her kindness to me. She was one of a kind. My deepest condolences to Dan and his family.

  7. Dear Jane and Family, it is with heavy heart that I learned of your illness and I immediately thought of our dear little Pepper that you fostered and I adopted. My hope is you have now crossed over that Rainbow Bridge and are now enjoying each other’s company along with the many, many 4-pawed animals you rescued, loved and cared for over the years. Pepper had been profoundly neglected and was a “special needs dog”. The love you and your family gave her much happiness in her last years. I can’t thank you and your family enough. You are often in my thoughts for all your rescue work. May all the good you have done be a comfort your family. It is an honor to have known you!

  8. May all of God’s Saints continue to surround Jane and you, Dan.
    God’s peace to you.

  9. Nicole Alexander

    Jane was so kind and welcoming to me. I’m grateful for the the opportunity to have known her. She will be greatly missed by many. Sending my deepest sympathy to Uncle Dan, Katie and Susan. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  10. Bill and Vicki Ryan

    Jane’s friendly smile and servant’s heart were contagious. She leaves a wonderful personal legacy. May family and friends alike be comforted with great memories and the assurance of a reunion in paradise with Jesus forever.

  11. Marsha McCroskey

    I will miss my dear sister-in-law more than words can say. From being a bridesmaid at their beautiful wedding, to talking with her at my dad’s 98th birthday party this July, to her comforting words at many times in between, like at Sue’ s funeral, to her calm spirit with which she faced everything, even this latest tragedy which ended her kind and magnanimous life, she was always the little “solid rock” on which everyone depended! Oh Jane, I wish you could have had more time on this earth, you were such a joyous spirit…but I know Heaven is now an even more brilliant place because you are now there! Love you always, will be praying for Dan and the girls…

  12. Jane will truly be missed by my family especially my son Taraj, she was his Saturday tutor. He was so excided that Jane got to see him in his glasses. Jane picture is on his night stand where he asked me to put it. She made him feel so special when she sent him mail over the summer I truly appreciate her for that, our heart is so heavy but we know she is in a better place. Peace and Blessings to the family.

  13. Barbara Schultz Coonahan

    I was in Rainbow Girls with Jane Ann. She was in the class 1 year ahead of mine. 1964. We kept in touch with Christmas Cards. My parents knew her parents. Herb Troutman. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Jane Ann was also an accomplished pianist. I played the piano also. We had many similar interests in High School. She was so very nice. I knew she had two daughters and dogs and cats. We met Husband, Dan at some Clairton High School class reunions. I was never aware that Jane Ann had any health problems???? I want to express my sincere sympathy and love and peace at this difficult time.

  14. To Dan, Susan and Katie,
    I hope you know how much Jane was loved and appreciated. It’s so rare to meet someone so purely kind and so completely devoted to easing the suffering of others–both two- and four-legged. Jane was more than special; she was the kind of person we all should aspire to be. What an honor it was to have known a true angel on earth. I miss her already.
    Laura Bruck

  15. Bob & Marjorie Cicek

    Dan , Susan and Katie:

    So sorry to learn of the loss of Jane. We will always remember our get togethers and playing
    tennis Sunday evening at GE! Jane was a very unique individual who always had a warm
    smile and welcomed everyone she met! We will miss her deeply!

  16. Connie Sue Kaufman

    Dan and Katie and Susan– I just heard about Jane’s death….I was shocked. We were classmates and dorm-mates at The College of Wooster, and she was in my wedding party in 1968– a LONG time ago. She was always upbeat and fun and loved you all so very much. And those furry rescues/ foster critters never failed to bring a smile to her face.

    Remember the smiles and adventures you all had together. She will never be far from your hearts.

    Connie Sue (and Keith) Kaufman — Bucyrus, OH

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