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Jan Daniels

DANIELS: Jan Daniels, Beloved Wife, Caring Mother and Doting Gigi. Jan passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 67 years old. Jan’s memory will live for generations to come as she led a life of selfless giving and warmth touching those close to her as well as those who were a passing presence. Her impact will be felt most closely by her husband, Paul (Dover, Massachusetts), her children, Elizabeth and Jacob Grossman (Dover, Massachusetts) and Harris and Marcy Daniels (Amherst, Massachusetts) and her five grandchildren (Henry, Sydney and Bobby, Colton and Sloane) who will remember Gigi’s hugs, delicious meals and baked goods, her exquisite gardens and her hand-knit socks. Jan also leaves behind her sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and William Francis (Colleyville, Texas) and Kathy and Doug Jovan (Severna Park, Maryland) as well as her brother-in-law, Robert Daniels (Pittsburgh) in addition to many beloved nieces and nephews. Born in Pittsburgh, Jan grew up in O’Hara Township and later met her husband of 42 years, Paul, through mutual friends at a party in Oakland. Jan devoted her career before and after raising her own kids to the care of others at West Penn Hospital, Magee Hospital, Children’s Hospital and UPMC in specialties ranging from the burn unit to primary care to the craniofacial cleft palate plastic surgery clinic. She always saw the good in people and selflessly devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed tending to her gardens, hosting friends for meals at her home in Squirrel Hill and loved to travel. Most of all, she lived for her grandchildren and, later in life, relocated to Massachusetts to live closer to them. Nothing gave her more pleasure than to nurture the next generation. Jan’s selfless and quiet smile will be missed by all who knew her. Graveside services and interment were held in Pittsburgh. Please consider a donation to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation (givetochildrens.org/donate) or the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh/Ukrainian Relief Fund (jfedpgh.org/ukraine-emergency). Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com PJC

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