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