Jane Alston Emmert (September 16, 1944 - February 08, 2022)

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Jane Alston Emmert
  • September 16, 1944
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  • February 08, 2022

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Born to Samuel and Anne (Airey) Griffiths 

On September 16, 1944 in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Jane left us on February 8, 2022 from Edgewater, Florida.

Her childhood was spent in Brewster, MA where she attended Brewster Elementary school while living in a house built by her dad and grandfather.

Her father was an accomplished violinist who taught music at Dennis-Yarmuth High School, and her mother taught piano in their home.

Coming from such a background, it was only natural that Jane would love music; she played the viola in a string quartet, and the piano for fun.

Jane was highly intelligent; a straight-A student who made the honor roll all through her high school years and was valedictorian when she graduated from Dennis-Yarmuth High in 1962. She then attended Florida Southern University in Lakeland, Florida where she majored in French and Latin, with thoughts of becoming a schoolteacher.

After spending a year in France after graduation, she took a job at Westinghouse in Jacksonville, Florida; a few years later she took a job with Lorber International in Orange County, California. She travelled extensively to several countries in Europe and Asia until she retired in 1988.

In 1989, she met the man who would be her friend, travelling companion and husband for the next 33 years. Together they visited every state except Maine, and after living in North Carolina for a few years, they settled in Edgewater, Florida in 1997.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Hertz, his extended family of siblings, nieces and nephews and several lifelong friends she has known since childhood.

Services will be private and, in leu of flowers, she asks that donations be made in her memory to the ASPCA.

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  1. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    01 Mar 2022
    In Arizona
    In Arizona

  2. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022
    just the two of us
    just the two of us

  3. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022
    putting out a fire
    putting out a fire

  4. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022
    Jane and Richard in Alabama
    Jane and Richard in Alabama

  5. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022
    Jane's birthday
    Jane's birthday

  6. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022
    Fishing in North Carolina
    Fishing in North Carolina

  7. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022
    Jane at home
    Jane at home

  8. Richard Hertz posted an image:
    27 Feb 2022

  9. Richard Hertz says:
    25 Feb 2022
    My darling Janie is gone, and yet I see reminders of her everywhere I look in the solitude of this lonely house. Everything I touch fills my aching heart with a cold, dark emptiness where warmth and laughter once dwelled. I never imagined I could miss anything as much as I miss the sound of her voice, or that silly giggle she had whenever something I said tickled her Funnybone. Sharing the past 33 years of my life with hers was the best thing that ever happened to me, and I miss her every day.
    Love, and the loss of love, has no expiration date. In the face of enormous tragedy, love is all that remains.

    And from A Course in Miracles, we learn...
    "To your tired eyes I bring the vision of a different world, so new and fresh you will forget the pain and sorrow you saw before. Yet this is a vision you must share with everyone you see, for otherwise you will behold it not. To give this gift is how to make it yours, and God ordained, in loving kindness, that it be for you. For we are one in purpose and the end of hell is near."
    I hope you are beholding that fresh new world, where sorrow is unknown and Love is eternal, my darling. I miss you so!
    Your loving Chickee

  10. Jane Stevens says:
    20 Feb 2022
    I can, honestly, say that Jane was my best friend during our Dennis Yarmouth high school years. She, Joyce Cahoon and I spent lots of time just hanging around. Drive-in movies were a favorite. Although we did not see each other much after graduation, we tried to keep in touch through the years. I will miss the Christmas cards but will keep Jane in my thoughts always.

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