NUSSBAUM, Janet Gladfelter 84, died Jan. 30, 2009. Born in Bliss, ID, she moved to St. Petersburg in 1982 from Cedar Rapids, IA. After graduating from the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA, Janet taught school in Texas and in Iowa. She was a wife, mother, writer and poet. For five years, she wrote a monthly column for the St. Petersburg Times called "My View." Her memoir, Pushing the Envelope, was published in 2002, and a compilation of her poetry, Tapestry, was published in 2008. In recognition of her ten years of service as the librarian at Westminster Suncoast, she was named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 2006 by the Westminster Communities. Survivors include her husband Dr. Leo Nussbaum; three children Dr. Felicity Nussbaum, Santa Monica, CA, Luther Nussbaum, Long Beach, CA, Margaret Cooley, St. Petersburg; a sister Dorothy Birchfield, Dayton, OH; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Suncoast on Feb. 2, 2009 at 3pm.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 1, 2009