The inevitable conclusion of the long goodbye (Alzheimer's) arrived for Janice Kron on May 7, 2022 at the age of 77 while a resident at Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation in Ithaca, NY. After several years on this painful journey, we hold in our hearts the many more years of adventure she lived and shared with us. Janice was an explorer at heart. Born on August 26, 1944, in Corning, NY, it didn't take long for the freedom and love of the 1960's to set her pace for the future. Janice was a glass worker, bartender, waitress, home health aide, bookkeeper, and office assistant over the years. However, she found the greatest joy exploring the world as a travel agent. Traveling to Europe, Africa, and throughout the islands in the Caribbean Sea. She enjoyed the depths of coral reefs diving in Bonaire and the heights of the Cliffs of Moher. She also journeyed at home, being a frequent volunteer to take her grandchildren to soccer, baseball, wrestling, basketball. Often including a side adventure to a place that caught her eye. Whether she was Mom, Grandma, or Gigi, she loved her family and would instantly change her plans to help any of us.
Janice was predeceased in life by her parents Marvin and Evelyn Snyder. She was also on this world longer than her son, Ronald Shutter, and her sister, Nancy Snyder. She leaves her love in the hearts of her sisters Myra Giberson and Marie Jordan. Her husband whom she became friends with again later in life, Robert Kron. Her daughters Wendy (Brian Simpson) Shutter of Montour Falls, NY and Victoria Kron of Ithaca, NY. Her daughter-in-law Margaret Shutter of Horseheads, NY. Her grandchildren Melissa (Ben) Fleischacker of Hankinson, ND, Austin Kron of Ithaca, NY, Matthew (Maddie) Simpson of Horseheads, NY, Matthew Shutter of Alpine, NY, Desiree Simpson of Elmira, NY, and Morgan (Nicole) Shutter of Horseheads, NY. And until the day she died, her face would beam with light when shown pictures of her beautiful great grandchildren Brayden Kron, Bentley Simpson, Aubree & Mackenzie Shutter, Gage & Roni Sue Fleischacker.
There will be no calling hours. In memory of Janice, the next time you are traveling around town, take a moment and stop somewhere new and different. Explore your world. Moreover, never forget to thank those who spend their careers taking care of your loved ones.