Janice Anten

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Obituaries

Chattanooga, Tenn.—After a life well-lived, Jan Anten passed away peacefully in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the early morning hours of February 27, 2022.

Though born in Boston, Jan spent most of her life in Norfolk, Virginia, where she worked as a school librarian until she retired. She then traveled the world with a circle of close friends, including Kitty Wolf-Steinberg, Paula Russel, and Gert Pontes. When on her home turf, Jan volunteered as a docent at the Virginia Zoo and was an active member of her synagogues, Temple Sinai and Ohef Sholom.

Jan was a cherished mom, grandmom, and great grandma to her large and loving family, including her three daughters: Esther (David) Lubliner of Arizona; Stephanie (Tom) DiPalma (California);, and Jayne (Jonas) Worsham of Tennessee; along with 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Jan’s life will be scheduled later. The family requests donations be sent to Welcome Home to Chattanooga, a non-profit beloved by Jan.