Janice May Malace
April 11, 1940 - July 4, 2020
Her family will welcome friends for a time of visitation on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in AuGres. Family and friends may also pay their respects to Janice from 9:00 AM until the time of her funeral service.
Buresh Funeral Home ~ AuGres
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home in AuGres with Reverend Kris Kappler officiating.
Janice May Malace, of AuGres, formerly of Sterling Heights, passed away peacefully at her home under the loving care of her family and hospice on Saturday, July 4, 2020, age 80 years. Janice was born on April 11, 1940 in Detroit to John and Alice (Mecorney) Crawford. She graduated from Roseville High School with the class of 1958, and furthered her education at Wayne State University. Janice attended Wayne State on a Band Scholarship playing the French Horn, and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. She later studied at Saginaw Valley State University and in 1988, she earned her Master’s Degree. During her college years at Wayne State, Janice was initiated into the Alpha Gamma Delta in 1959. For 60 years, Janice has continued to be an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta, earning the honor of Arc of Epsilon Pi with Diamonds! Janice worked as a teacher at Warren Consolidated Schools, which included Hartsig, Furhman, and Flynn Jr. Highs, teaching the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades for 36 years. During her teaching career, she was very involved with her students sponsoring the Ski Club and advising the Science Olympiad. After her retirement, Janice and her husband, Larry, moved to AuGres and became very involved in their new community home. Janice absolutely loved flowers and was a member of the AuGres Garden Club. She also enjoyed golfing, skiing, walking with her friends, boating, scrap booking, and was proud to have had the opportunity to travel to 4 continents! Janice was also an active member with Alpha Gamma Delta Advisory board at Northwood University in Midland, a member of the bridge and euchre clubs, re-organized the Women of AuGres Community Helpers, worked on the Board of Review and Voting Board for the City of AuGres, a member of International Order of Rainbow Girls, Trinity United Methodist Church choir member, a board of directors SPRC member, and Optimist Club member. Janice will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her! She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry Malace, to whom she married in 1966; children, Larry (Beth) Malace II of Clarkston, Thomas (Jennifer) Malace of Bend, Oregon, and Lisa (Joseph) Skupin of Macomb; 7 grandchildren, Larry Malace III, Courtney Malace, Jack Malace, Lillian Malace, Avery Malace, Joey Skupin, and Josh Skupin; and 1 brother, John Crawford of Warren. Janice is preceded in death by her parents, Alice McCorney Crawford Lapshan (Al) and John Crawford; daughter in law, Connie M. Malace; and a sister in law, Catherine Crawford. Her family will welcome friends for a time of visitation on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home in AuGres. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Buresh Funeral Home in AuGres with Reverend Kris Kappler officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects to Janice from 9:00 AM until the time of her funeral service. She will be laid to rest in the Linwood Cemetery in AuGres. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to give a donation to the United Methodist Church of Tawas or the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation in her name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to give a donation to the United Methodist Church of Tawas or the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation in her name.
Linwood Cemetery ~ AuGres