Janice L. Hill, 70, of DeWitt, passed away February 24, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, where she was surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Elmira, NY to Robert and Doris (Bailey) Miller, Janice grew up in Verona, NY and married David Hill on January 20, 1973. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta and went on to become a first-grade teacher at Seneca Street Elementary School in Oneida, NY, a position she loved and excelled at. After the birth of her daughters, Janice left teaching to raise her children and was involved in multiple school and community organizations. She was a member of Rockefeller United Methodist Church, where she directed Sunday school and taught nursery school. Janice was an incredible teacher, listener, and giver of advice, and was fiercely devoted to her family.
Janice is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dave Hill; daughters, Lindsay (Mike Coyle) Huson of Canandaigua and Lauren (Grant) Anderson of Jamesville; grandchildren, Connor, Payton, Gunnar, Desmond, and Eloise; mother, Doris Miller of Brooksville, FL; and sister, Nancy Atkinson of Bonita Springs, FL. She is predeceased by her father, Bob Miller; and sisters, Cindy Donovan and Patty Sullivan.
A memorial gathering to visit with the family will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 12-1pm at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY, with a service immediately following at 1pm.
Memorial donations in Janice’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.