Jane Welz, 81 of Southold NY passed away after a long illness. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Boonton, New Jersey and after living in Manhattan for many years, moved to the North Fork.
She enjoyed her historic home in Southold which was built during the revolutionary war. Before she retired Jane had worked in a number of professions. She was a licensed veterinarian technician, an advertising manager, a realtor, a managing director of the North Fork Animal Shelter and volunteered at Saves, an organization that provided care for stray animals.
She was active in the Breast Cancer respite program which helped recovering women spend weekends on the North Fork where they received gentle care and attention. She was one of the first members of North Fork Women, a charitable group providing health care grants.
Jane had a vibrant fun-loving personality and a kind word for everyone she met. She loved all animals and especially her many feline adoptees. She was predeceased by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Welz, her sister Carol Vogel, brothers John, Wayne, and Robert Welz.
She also leaves two sister-in-laws, Phyllis Welz, and MaryAnn Welz, a niece, Stacy Welz, nephews Robert Welz, James, Raymond, Kenneth and James Vogal and fifteen great-grand nieces and nephews.
Jane had a strong faith in God and His loving care. She will be missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service is being planned for her in the Fall.
Donations in Jane’s memory can be made to:
North Fork Animal Welfare League
or to North Fork Women.