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Mance, Janet

(Pottinger)

Ph.D., MSN, RN

Dundee: Janet was born in Elmira, NY on March 15, 1931 and died in Rochester, NY, on June 5, 2015. Janet is preceded by her husband, Lt. Col. James E. Mance; and her daughter, Sharon (Mance) Yohe. Janet is survived by her son, Kenneth (Linda) Mance, son-in-law, Robert Yohe; sister, Florence Landon; grandchildren, Angela (Joseph) Ruta, Kelly (Chris) Bonanno, Tami (Edward) Mascadri, Chris (Terri) Yohe, and Amy Phillips; her great-grandchildren, Alexander, Anthony, Alivia, Ava, Jackson, Madalyn, Maria, Giovanni, and Daniel; many nieces and nephews, including nephew Ron Landon, niece Brenda Reckart, and great nephew, Cody Reckart; special friends, Jerry & Sue Lang and Catheryn Welch, & many other friends and family.

Janet was a graduate of Elmira College and Yale University. Through her work as an Educator and then her work with Governor Mario Cuomo in the 1970's and 80's, Janet made it her lifelong commitment to improve the field of nursing and strove to ensure nursing was respected as a true profession. In 2010, Janet received the Yale School of Nursing Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nursing Education and Legislation. Janet was Director of Nursing at Highland Hospital and Asst. Director of Nursing and Instructor at The University of Rochester before going to work as the Director of the NYS Nurses Association Legislative Program where she would retire.

Janet joined Keuka College in 1991 as an Adjunct Professor and then Interim Chair of the Division of Nursing and Nursing Program Administrator. Keuka College awarded Janet an honorary Doctorate in 2010.

Janet also served as the President and as a Trustee for the Foundation of New York State Nurses Association and member of the New York State and Genesee Valley Nurses Associations.

Janet was dedicated to the profession of nursing and published several articles on nursing. She loved the opera and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera.

Thank you to the dedicated caregivers and many friends at Fleming Point in Greece, NY.

Friends are invited to call TUES., 4-7 PM at the THOMAS E. BURGER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 735 East Ave., Hilton, where a Service will be held WED., 10 AM. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Foundation of NYS Nurses Assoc., Wounded Warriors, or Yates Co. Humane Society in Janet's memory.






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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jun. 7, 2015.
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June 15, 2015
Janet's legacy lives on in her many contributions to Keuka College's students and staff. My deepest condolences to All privileged to know Janet.
Lois Austen
June 15, 2015
She was a delightful and intelligent woman, who never took herself too seriously, but took the work that she did and the impact it had, very seriously. I really admired her!
Carole Lillis
June 10, 2015
Janet with nursing colleague, Jeanine Santelli
Monica Maddox Shaw
June 10, 2015
Janet was inducted into the Honor Society at Keuka College in 2004
she was a gracious hostess. i sailed into her dock one summer day in my little sailboat, surprising her. after sharing a sandwich and some wine, we sailed a bit on Keuka Lake. It is a sweet memory. There are so many more great times with Jan that i will cherish. What a gal!
Monica Maddox Shaw
June 10, 2015
My thoughts and prayers to your friends and family Janet. You touched so many.
Crystal Smith
June 10, 2015
So Sorry. Know how you must feel having gone thru it with my dad. You have our sincere sympathy. Butch and Tootie
Kathleen Bellamy
June 10, 2015
Janet was a professional nurse to the core. She brought honor and character to everything she accomplished. Janet shared a kind and caring spirit with all who knew her. Our profession has suffered a loss but she will be remembered by many.
Cindy Stevens
June 10, 2015
I worked with Janet for many years at Keuka. She was such fun to work with and a great mentor. My family and I loved going to her lake house for parties. I will miss her.
Sandy Miller
June 7, 2015
Sorry for your loss.
Christina Peace
June 7, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Mance hired me for my first nursing job. She was truly a wonderful person and brought so much to the nursing profession.
Barbara Schrage
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