ALBANY - Janice E. Woolrich, 94, passed from this life on August 11, 2019, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
Janice was born November 9, 1924, in Matamoras, PA, to the late Loren Z. Dodge and Katherine Martin Dodge.
She was the sister of the late Evelyn Kingsley, Aileen Hicks, Katherine Kenny, and Loren Z. Dodge, Jr. She spent most of her growing up years on a farm in Columbia Cross Roads, PA.
Janice was a WAVE in the United States Navy during WWII, she attended Austin Beauty School in Albany, worked behind the lunch counter at Woolworth’s, then entered the health care field working as an LPN at St. Peter’s Hospital until retirement. After retirement, she worked as a home health aide and an RSVP volunteer into her early 80’s.
Janice was the loving wife of the late Charles H. Woolrich, Jr., and cherished mother of Elaine J. Aldi (James) and Joyce S. Webber (James). She was the wonderful grandmother of Jeff Aldi of Philadelphia, PA, Melissa Mylnarick (Chris) of Ballston Lake, and Dan Webber of West Chester, OH. She is also survived by her two great-grandsons, Caiden and Luke Mlynarick.
Janice loved and enjoyed her family, serving her church family, traveling with her friends Marilyn, Jean, and Agnes, playing Scrabble with Clara, baking cookies, reading, doing puzzles and quietly helping those around her.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:00 Noon with a memorial service to immediately follow at 12 Noon at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Interment will follow at Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands.
Her family wishes to express their profound appreciation to the staff of the Hospice Inn for their extraordinarily compassionate care of Janice during her difficult last few days. Anyone wishing to make a charitable donation in memory of Janice, please choose a charity dear to your heart or one which you feel would honor Janice.