Jane DeGrange, retired teacher, administrator

August 28, 2013
Jane DeGrange

Jane DeGrange, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Cadbury of Lewes. She was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Camp Hill, Pa., daughter of the late Irene (nee Greenwood) and Herman G. Wueschinski.

Over the years her place of residency included Washington, D.C., Ellicott City, Md., Wilmington, Elizabeth, N.J., Pinewater Farms, Harbeson, and recently as a resident of Cadbury at  Lewes.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband John E. DeGrange Dec. 26, 2005.

Mrs. DeGrange received her undergraduate degree from Millersville State College and completed her graduate studies at the University of Maryland and University of Delaware.

During her career she held teaching and administrative positions in various Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey school systems and completed her career with retirement as the dean of student affairs, Goldey Beacom College, Wilmington.

Her hobbies included gardening, sailing and traveling. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed entertaining friends at the Five O'clock hour.

Mrs. DeGrange  was a member of many varied professional organizations as well  as  the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach and the Homeowner Association of Pinewater Farms where she was a past president. For many years she  served on the Altar Guild at St. George's Chapel, Harbeson, and had served as vendor chairperson for the All Saints' Antique Show and Sale for many years.

Her survivors include her son, David C. DeGrange and his wife Kathleen; granddaughters Aimee K. McManus and Dawn D. Yerace;  great-grandchildren Declan, Merritt Jane, Will Mcmanus "JD" and Alexandra Yerace.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept 7, at St. George’s Episcopal Chapel, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson, with burial in the adjoining churchyard.

Contributions may be made to the Jane DeGrange Scholarship Fund, Goldey Beacom College, 4701 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.


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