GREEN Janice Marie
of Waterford, passed away January 9, 2016 at 63 years of age. She was born February 24, 1953 in Pontiac, Michigan the daughter of the late Francis “Buster” and Beverly Green. Beloved sister of George E. Green. Also survived by special cousin Kim (Greg) Pollard and several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. Janice retired from Ford Motor Company. She was the first woman to complete Cyber Modeling training in their first class. She was an artist, sculpture, painter, illustrator-cartoonist. She was active at Congregation Shema Yisrael. She loved Dachshund Dogs, gardening, kayaking and going fast on jet ski’s.
Family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the service at our WATERFORD location.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Rabbi Glenn Harris will officiate. Cremation will follow the service with burial of her cremains at Ottawa Park Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Congregation Shema Yisrael, 3600 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.
While I can't admit to sharing as close of a relationship with Aunt Jan as others undoubtbly will, I do remember her as being a very sweet person, who was not only tremendously talented in her own right, but also gracious enough to be encouraging. I'll definitely miss her.
Jan was my dear neighbor and friend. We spent many hours together on the boat or on the beach by our lake. Before she got to sick we enjoyed having dinners at her favorite Thai place or at the Sushi restaurant.
She loved my dogs and always had a treat for them, and my cat Jolie visited her daily.
She leaves a huge empty space in our neighborhood and I will miss her kind and friendly companionship very much.
Be at peace Jan.
Around 38 years ago, I met Jan while working a summer job at General Motors. Her kind smile when we passed in the aisle assured me that I wasn’t alone during that difficult time. After a few times of acknowledging each other as we passed, we stopped to chat. That chat led to a lifelong friendship. And with her kindness and love, she reinforced my faith in Christianity. I witnessed how she made others feel good about themselves with her support and encouragement. I also witnessed how her strong faith helped her during her fight with cancer, her parent’s deaths and her most recent illness. She had a positive effect on just about every one she met including my parents, siblings and children. Although I miss her I believe our heavenly Father has called her home after a job well done here on earth.
I love you Jan. We will connect again.
Diana (Dee) Jaszczak
When you belong to a large family with aunts, uncles and cousins of varying degrees, you are tied to one another with threads that are reeled in and out only on occasion. Thus was the case with us. When we did see each other we laughed and shared as if no time had passed. God speed, my friend. You've lived a good life.