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“Jane was the best next door neighbor you could ever have! When I was growing up we lived next door and Jane was a large part of our life. She was...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Charlotte Apel - Whitesboro, NY

“Our sympathies are sent to your family for your loss. Jane and I share the same birthday and would send each other cards. I loved her smile and the...Read More »
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“Janice and Jean, Prayers of comfort to you both. I loved your Mom's sense of humor and mischievousness. She and your Dad were great friends to our...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Frank Loan - Oneida, NY

“Although Jane recently had a stroke, her passing came as a shock. She always seemed to bounce back from her health problems. We will miss her...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Terwilliger - Ithaca, NY

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jane's family. Jane was a wonderful member of our church and will truly be missed. She always had a smile on her...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Briggs - Marcy, NY


Jane Thomas Terwilliger, 91, recently a resident of the Ontario County Health Facility, and formerly of Whitesboro, passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2013, at F. F. Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua. Jane was born in Steuben, NY, April 11, 1921, a daughter of Elizabeth Parry and Evan R. Thomas. She graduated from Remsen Central School and attended Utica School of Commerce. She married Tompkins W. Terwilliger in 1945, in the Remsen United Methodist Church. Jane served as organist there, as well as other area churches. Jane was employed with Pittsburg Plate Glass and for Whitesboro Central School. Since her retirement, she gave many hours of volunteering for ARC, American Heart Association (Bingo), the Swancott Home, and the Children's Museum -- for which she received the Hometown Hero Award from WUTR. Jane was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Whitesboro. She was proud of her Welsh heritage. Jane was a member of the St. David's Society and sang in the St. David's Choir, Cor Dewi Sant. She enjoyed making potato leek soup and Welsh tea cakes. She was a member of the Remsen-Steuben Historical Society. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Mangini, Rushville, NY and Jean Terwilliger, Clinton, MO; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, E. William and Elizabeth B. Terwilliger, Ithaca; two nephews, Alan Stein and wife Dorlene, Remsen, and Thomas Stein, Utica; and a niece Susan Terwilliger and husband Michael Olszewski, Ithaca. Jane was predeceased by her husband Tom; two sisters, Frances Stein and Betty Mullen; and by her nephew Robert B. Terwilliger. The family would like to thank her caregivers, and many kind and devoted friends for their help and support. Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro, with Rev. Myra Kazanjian, Pastor of Whitesboro Presbyterian Church, officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 1 Elm Street, Whitesboro, NY 13492. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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