Dryden – Janet A. Hollenbeck , 79 formerly of Oswego (Bundyville), entered into eternal life peacefully on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at home with her family at her side. Janet grew up in Virgil, NY the daughter of the late Timothy and Lillian Hutchings, and the beloved wife of Bruce Hollenbeck for the past 33 years.
Janet was a 1958 graduate of Virgil Central School. In the fall of 1958, she enrolled in Green Mountain College, Vermont, transferring the next year to Oswego State University, graduating with a BS in Education. Janet was an Elementary school teacher with the Fulton City School District with most of her tenure spent with Volney Elementary School.
Janet was the devoted mother to her son, Scott (Nina) Angelina of Oxford, NY and daughter, Susan Bauman (Wesley Staroba) of Castleton, NY; stepmother to Susan (Hollenbeck) Post of Waxhaw, NC, Brian (Tina) Hollenbeck of Dryden, NY, Kelly (Hollenbeck) Hall (Bob) of Kernersville, NC and Jill (Hollenbeck) Corl (Bob) of Homer, NY.
She was the cherished grandmother to Lindsay (Keith) Williams, Katherine (Marlene) Navarro, Kira Angelina, Zachary Angelina and adored great grandmother to Levi Williams. She was blessed with an extended family of step grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Janet is survived by her brother, Jerry (Laura) Hutchings and several nieces and nephews.
When Bruce and Janet started dating, she would come down weekends to work with Bruce at Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill in Virgil, NY. Janet came with fresh energy and new ideas and along with Bruce, set a new course for the business. After a one year leave of absence, Janet returned to teaching for eight more years, driving daily from Dryden to Volney School (Fulton). She retired in 1997 after 31 years of teaching. Following retirement, Janet was an integral part of the Cider Mill. She was not always out front in the public eye, but she would be busy with the books, daily receipts, making deposits, paying bills of simply finding things on the computer. She was a very active member of her community with memberships in the Dryden Literary Club, Fortnightly Club, Dryden Historical Society and as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Dryden. When Janet wasn’t serving her community or her church, she could be found on the ski slopes out West or racking up her “travel miles” with her husband. More than anything Janet loved to spend time with her friends and family. Her infectious laughter, sense of adventure, and genuine love of life will remain forever in the hearts and minds of all those who knew her.
Memorial services will be held at 2PM on Saturday, September, 25th 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church of Dryden. Calling hours will be held from 1-2 pm before the service. Any updates per Covid restrictions etc. for the service or calling hours will be posted online at Perkinsfh.com
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Dryden, PO Box 42 or the Dryden Literary Club PO Box 72, Dryden NY 13053.
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