Jane Eldridge, age 89, Homosassa, died April 25, 2014, under the loving care of her family, Hospice of Citrus County and the staff of Crystal River Health and Rehab. Jane was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Belgium to the late Octave and Yvonne (Demaret) Pochez. During World War II, her family helped hide two Jewish girls who made it through the war and were able to keep in touch with her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was an excellent cook, seamstress and taught herself to upholster furniture. She was an avid golfer.
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Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 68 years, William Eldridge; daughters Patricia Abt, New York, N.Y., Deanna (Anthony) Sicuro, Port Jervis, N.Y., Kathleen (Harlan) Haskins, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Anne-Marie (Jon) Vandenende, Riverview, Fla.; grandchildren Tony, Angela, Connie, Louis, Caroline, Shaye and Frances; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew; and son-in-law Lou Abt.
A funeral tribute and celebration of Jane's life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them in a time of visitation from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Please consider donations to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in lieu of flowers.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 27, 2014