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Age 59, Ph.D., a native of Albany, NY who found a true home in Pittsburgh, lost her 37-month battle with leukemia on December 10, 2018. Beloved daughter of Richard A. and Jean P. Wiebe of Cedar Park, TX; she is also survived by her aunt, Robin Wiebe of Green Valley, AZ; siblings, Ellen Simms of Cedar Park and Rick Wiebe of Providence, RI; their spouses, Rich Simms and Michele Mericle; and many loving nieces and nephews. Jan was a Professor of Computer Science and the former Director of the Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh, and a fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics. She was blessed to have the love and support of her many friends from the Steel City throughout her ordeal, which she bore with tremendous grace and courage. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2019; details will be announced through the ROSE FUNERAL HOME of Penn Hills, rosefuneralhomeinc.com. Donations to support cancer research may be sent to the Director's Development Fund at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in memory of Janyce Wiebe, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pgh., PA 15232, 412-623-4700.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 14, 2018
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