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Janice S. Pickenheim

July 11, 2019

Janice S. Pickenheim, 83, of Danville was welcomed by death on July 9, 2019, after a prolonged period of suffering the ravages of Parkinson’s disease.   She was born on December 30, 1935 in Quakake PA.  The daughter of the late James Mahlon and Naomi Frantz Schlegel. 

She was married for 61 years to Paul J. Pickenheim, who survives.  They were married April 26, 1958 

Janice graduated with honors from Tamaqua High School in 1953 and was a 1957 graduate of Cedar Crest College where she received a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.  She earned her master’s degree at Marywood University in Hospital Administration.

 She was employed as an Assistant Director of Food Service at Geisinger Medical Center for 30 years, retiring in 1997.  Janice was responsible for the hiring and supervising of many teenagers from Danville as their first job who have remained in contact with her throughout her life.   

She was an active member of Shiloh United Church of Christ where she served as both Deacon and Elder and co-chaired the Hospitality Committee for 25 years.

Professionally, she was associated with the Central PA Food Service Directors (supervisors of food service) Locally, she was involved on the YMCA Board, 4H Advisory Board and the Mental Health Mental Retardation Board.  Her other interests included being a family genealogist to the Schlegel and the Frantz families and subsequently authored two pamphlets about them.  She was honored to trace her Schlegel family back to 1747. 

She traveled extensively in the United States with the excellent guidance of her husband and traveling companion, Paul Two of her favorite destinations were Montana and New Mexico.  She enjoyed knitting and she also dabbled in many other crafts.  She loved hiking and biking the Rails and Trails. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Eric Pickenheim and his wife Ellen of Danville PA and one daughter, Karen Johnston and her husband Brian of Chambersburg PA.  She is also survived by four grandchildren; Jade Pickenheim, Ian Pickenheim, Erin Johnston and Caleigh Johnston and one great granddaughter Quinn O’Brien.   

Also surviving is one brother James Schlegel and his wife Pamela of Cary, North Carolina and one sister Rosalyn J. Evans of Lancaster PA; several nephews and nieces. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh United Church of Christ 512 Bloom Road Danville PA with her pastor, the Reverend Mary Schmotzer officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 5:45 PM.   Burial will be private. 

Flowers will be provided by the family.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or the Thomas Beaver Library Memorial Fund 205 Ferry Street Danville PA. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com

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