— Miss Jane E. Deline, 91, passed on Saturday,
June 28, at her home, 190 Thompson Blvd.
She was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Carthage and was the only
child of Marcella Colligan Deline and Roland J. Deline. She graduated from St. Lawrence University and
Syracuse University, BA and MSA, before starting her career
as an educator, teaching at U.S. schools in Germany, Japan,
Australia, and Venezuela followed by returning to Watertown
where she taught chemistry and physics at Watertown High
School for a number of years.
In retirement, her love of travel took her to Russia, China,
Israel, Tasmania, Norway, the Arctic Circle and included
extensive tours of Canada and the United States.
Jane’s most visible support of the community was the Old
Newsboy Salvation Army Fund Raiser, the Deline Family YMCA
and the Carthage Area Hospital.
In addition to these visible entities, she quietly
cared for and supported many people and organizations when
they needed help to overcome obstacles to achieve their
Surviving relatives are her first cousins, Thomas R.
Colligan of Annandale, Virginia and Edward W. Colligan,
Watertown. The Colligan families include their wives and six
second cousins to Jane Deline. Although Jane had a number of
close friends in Watertown and in Northern New York, she had
one very special friend in Mrs. Nancy McConnell of Theresa.
Over the years as Jane declined in health and
mobility, the need for caregiving/nursing increased
remained loyal and dedicated to Jane to meet this need.
Friends will be received 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at
D. L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. at 135 Keyes Ave.,
Watertown. A funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday,
July 3, at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Robinson
officiating. Jane will
be interred at the Deline family plot in Brookside Cemetery.
Charities in memory of Jane Deline include the Carthage Area
Hospital, 1001 West Street, Carthage, NY 13619 and the
Salvation Army, 723 State Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com
or on face book at calarcofuneralhome.
Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and