Jane C. Englert, age 89, of Catskill died December 14, 2020. She was born February 21, 1931 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Z. William Colson and Elisabeth (Hamer) Colson. Jane attended school in Methuen, Masssachusetts and went to Dana Hall Academy in Andover, MA, graduating in 1948. She attended New England College in Henniker, NH, and spent many summers in the Catskill area.
Jane married Richard Vahan in 1954. After a divorce, Jane went back to Nursing School and graduated as a LPN in 1974. In 1976 Jane re-married to Dr. Paul Englert and worked with Dr. Paul as a receptionist at his dental practice for 10 years until he retired. Jane enjoyed going to Tanglewood in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts with family and friends.
Jane and Dr. Paul were married for 20 years until his death on March 20, 1996. Jane was also predeceased by a brother, Z. William Colson Jr. in 2014.
Jane is survived by two daughters, Julie (William) Mikolis of Derry, NH, and Susie Vahan of Miami, Florida; a sister, Elisabeth Tierney of Saratoga Springs, NY; grandchildren, Brittany Vahan and Austin Vahan of Miami, Florida; a great-granddaughter, Penelope Vahan/Gallo of Miami, Florida; several nieces and nephews; and good friends Paul and Eileen Rosenblatt of Catskill.
Graveside funeral services under the direction of Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 12, at Old St. Patrick’s Cemetery, North Jefferson Avenue, Catskill. Fr. Michael P. Melanson will be officiating.