Janice May Malace

AuGres, Michigan
April 11, 1940 - July 4, 2020

Visitations

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.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ AuGres

Services

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.

Obituary Notice

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.

Memorials

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.

Cemetery

Linwood Cemetery ~ AuGres

Condolences

A life well lived... I never saw Aunt Jan without a smile on her face. She was supportive, inquisitive, constantly sought to learn and to mentor, and she lived life with gusto. She knew how to have fun. She was a great conversationalist. I was always amazed at her energy even as she endured many physical hardships. She was fiercely dedicated to family (which always reminded me of Grandma Malace and my mother). She lived her life to the fullest, and now, because of her faith, we know she is at peace.
— Diane (Demo) Kuzilla
Dear Larry and Family, Because of Jan’s infectious laugh and warm smile, heaven is a happier place. She liked to share her faith. Larry and her family were very important to her, and she extended a warm welcome to everyone. She was a good friend and we will miss her. Love you, Larry. Bob and Barb Tuckey
— Barb Tuckey
Jan and I worked together for many years. What a great lady, fantastic teacher and devoted mother. She always had a special connection with troubled kids, they knew she cared. Jan you have touched, guided and helped hundreds of kids. You will be missed but never forgotten. You were one of those teachers that made Flynn Middle school great! God Bless you and your family.
— Chuck Kluka
A fantastic teacher. Her ability to work with struggling children was a gift she had. I had the pleasure of working with Jan for many years. You will always be a part of the Flynn Family. We will meet again some day.
— Diane Malczyk
Dear Larry & Family,
Thank you for sharing Jan with her students, staff & friends. Jan was one of those magical people, who lights up the room with her presence & her smile. Her kindnesses & patience were with out end. At the end of the day, we were all better & happier for being in her world. Thank you Jan, we love & will keep you in our hearts.
— Bette Norman-Nakamura
Dear Larry and Family,

Janice was a very kind and loving human being. She loved all her family with all of her heart. She
now will rest in peace with our Lord. May God be with you and your family during this most difficult time.
— Darcy C. Sufnar
Jan was a gift to the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta. She always lit up the room with a smile and encouraged each woman to be confident, strong, and to not be afraid to have a sense of humor. She believed in sisterhood and family. Encouraged us to lean on each other and maybe encouraged us to get in a little bit of trouble, because a little trouble is fun. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to know and learn from Jan, I am better for knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her many AGD sisters. Until we meet again Jan!
— Kelley Pernicone
I was so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. My family has so many fond memories from Orban Dr. & my parents loved the yearly fish fry event. Sending loving thoughts to the Malace family during this difficult time.
— Terry Emery (Kerr)
As a sister of AGD at WSU I was always impressed by Jan’s love
and commitment to the Fraternity as evidenced by her continued support. She will be missed.
— Carol Ziegenbein Osborn
Jan was such a loving friend. When I got guillian barre she was the first one to offer Mike some help with my care. I will forever hear her laughter in my heart. Goodnight my dear friend. I will miss you forever.
— Diane De Leo
I am going to miss her..my neighbor..my friend... Always offering to help everyone. Always having a great idea to better the community. So many good times just sitting and talking over a beverage. So many good laughs. I will miss YOU. Rest peacefully until we meet again
— YVONNE SCHELL
Jan is and always will be an inspiration and lived up to the Purpose of Alpha Gamma Delta. I am very fortunate to have worked with her as part of the East Metro Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta, and first hand see her commitment and determination. She leaves an incredible legacy; her intelligence, tenacity, humor and love are missed deeply.
— Mandy Shelin Cloutier
Jan and I were classmates at Roseville High School. We lost contact for many years but found each other through FB. Since then we have stayed in touch and finally managed to meet in Westbranch 2 years ago. I so enjoyed that visit and I am so grateful now that we managed to make that happen. She was still the same Jan I remembered with a smile always and her positive attitude. I will miss her.
— Carole Logan Paridee
My sincere condolences to the family. What a wonderful lady, who obviously lived and led a busy and beautiful life. Special hugs sent to Larry Jr., my dear friend.
— melissa reitler pehrson

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