Janice ‘Jan’ Frisbie, 84, Akron civic leader, dies

By on December 21, 2011

Janice G. FrisbieJanice G. Frisbie

Janice "Jan" G. Frisbie, 84, of Akron, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Landis Homes.

She was born in Clarks Summit to the late John H. Gonzales and Aline (Gonzales) Hoffman. She was the wife of Ronald Frisbie Sr., to whom she shared 63 years of marriage.

A life long Methodist, she attended Hope United Methodist Church, Ephrata. For many years she had taught young children’s Sunday school classes in both the Akron Methodist Church and the Leola Methodist Church. Jan was a charter member of the Akron Women’s Civic Club and was the chairperson of the clubs fund-raising activities for over 25 years. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts Pack 57 of Akron. Jan was a graduate of Clarks Summit High School and the Scranton Lackawanna Business College. She retired from Fulton Bank in 1988, where she was head teller in the Akron/Ephrata branch. She enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons: Dorman, husband of Sandra (Dougherty) Frisbie; Ronald Jr., husband of Terrie (Wenger) Frisbie; James, husband of Marcia (Bear) Frisbie; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: Alan Frisbie; and brother: John Gonzales.

Her funeral service was held on Dec. 19 at the Hope United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Garner officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Memorial contributions in Jan’s memory may be made to Hope United Methodist Church, 3474 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com. More FRISBIE, page A6

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