Janice Eileen Woll (Rothkin), age 74, passed away on June 30, 2021 after enjoying a meaningful life filled with love, family and friends.
Janice was born in Akron, OH to Ray and Bess Rothkin. She graduated from Buchtel High School in 1964. She married Alan Woll, her high school sweetheart, in 1968. She loved her time at Buchtel and maintained close relationships with friends who she enjoyed seeing at the many reunions she helped plan. Janice was a lifelong learner earning degrees in education, reading and art education. She graduated from Miami University where she was President of her sorority Sigma Delta Tau. She earned a master’s degree in art education at the University of Akron.
Janice enjoyed travel, hiking, biking, playing bridge and mahj-jong with her friends. She loved creating her own art including quilting. She had strong interests in the stock market and enjoyed her women’s stock group. She was a frustrated yet persistent golfer. Pursuing her passion for art, she took many classes and loved being a docent at the Akron Art Museum. She always had time to volunteer at the JCC and Beth El Congregation. Janice truly loved to travel and enjoyed spending time in NYC, skiing in Colorado, and sailing in the Caribbean.
Janice was a planner. She loved to plan reunions, holiday parties, delicious meals, family photos... any opportunity to be with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband Alan, their three children, Rachel (Scott) Arnopolin, Jerrod (Andrea) Woll and Michael (Gregory) Woll Orenstein. She adored her grandchildren, Raleigh, Corinna, Bodhi and Jovie. She will be remembered by her sister Linda Lyons and many close cousins, nieces, great nieces and nephews.
Thank you to all of her caregivers who provided such compassionate care.
Rabbi Stephen Grundfast will conduct graveside service Friday 3:30 PM, June 2, 2021 at Anshe Sfard Cemetery, 310 Swartz Road in Akron. The family will be observing Shiva and welcoming friends immediately following services until Friday 8 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 PM at the Woll Residence 1313 Oak Knoll Drive in Akron.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Woll Family Fund through Akron Community Foundation or the Akron Art Museum.