Francis Jane Black Holub, school teacher
Francis Jane Black Holub, 96 passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Riddle Village. Jane was born in Mt. Vernon, Indiana on December 19, 1919 to George and Fanny Thomas Black. She is predeceased by her husband Edward Milo Holub. She is survived by her son Stephen Milo Holub, daughter-in-law Sally Dougherty Holub, granddaughter Jennifer Holub Green and great-grandson Philip Milo Green.
Jane graduated from Purdue University in 1941 and received her Masters Degree in Education in 1964 from New Jersey State Teachers College. She taught elementary school in Warren, New Jersey, became the Director of Reading Education in Somerset County New Jersey and was Director of Title One Federal Aid for the State of New Jersey when she retired.
Jane lived most of her life in New Jersey. She retired to Ridgefield, Connecticut. In 1995 they moved to Riddle Village in Media, Pennsylvania to be close to family. She became very involved in the Riddle Village community running many events including the golf tournaments and scheduling the front desk volunteers up to her death.
For many years Jane supported the Rotary Club of Media’s annual auction donating many beautiful handmade items to raise funds for the club. She is a Paul Harris Fellow. Jane also gave much of her time to Elwyn Institute. She was recognized by Elwyn for her many contributions over the years.
She enjoyed many of her summers at Mashnee Village, Cape Cod and in later years at her vacation home on the Chesapeake Bay.
Jane was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and mother-in-law. She knew no strangers. Kind and considerate of so many and always willing to help wherever she could. She was a trailblazer for women way before opportunities opened up for women. Jane will be missed but never forgotten for all her contributions to so many.
Services: Family and friends may call from 1 PM to 2 PM on Thursday, August 4th at Riddle Village Town Hall. A memorial service will follow immediately at 2 PM. Valet parking will be provided.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Elwyn Inc., 111 Elwyn Road, Media, PA 19063; Riddle Village Endowment Fund,1048 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063; or Riddle Healthcare Foundation, 1068 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063