Janice M. Mix (Wasser)
February 2, 1940 – May 27, 2023
Janice passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Mary Theodore and her special aunt and uncle Anna and Anthony Novak. Janice was also predeceased by her first husband, Russell Wasser in 1978 and her second husband, Francis Mix in 2013.
Janice is survived by her three children, Christopher Wasser (wife Bernadine) and granddaughter Sarah of Orlando, FL, Mark Wasser (wife Linda) and granddaughters Lauren and Krystin of Endicott, NY and Cynthia Wasser also of Orlando, FL as well as her stepchildren Roger Mix, Orlando, FL and Katherine Konen (husband Gerald), Vestal, NY. Janice is also survived by her sister Joan Machalek (husband Tom) and long-time friends Elizabeth and Raymond Prebish.
Janice graduated from Union-Endicott High School in 1958. She then studied nursing at the Charles S Wilson School of Nursing, graduating in 1961. Over the course of her 40+ year nursing career she cared for countless patients at Wilson Hospital, Rivermeade Manor and Riverview Nursing Home.
Janice was an avid crafter and enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, and card making. For years she donated many hand-knit caps and booties to the NICU at Wilson Hospital. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Endicott, the Vestal Fire Department Station 3 Auxiliary and volunteered her time at the Vestal Senior Center. She also thoroughly enjoyed her weekly cards games with her sister and friends. Janice was a cancer survivor and was feisty to the end. Her no nonsense, realistic approach to life was well earned throughout her time with us and she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She will be interred at Vestal Hills Cemetery alongside Russell. A memorial service and celebration of life will be announced by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests you make a donation in her loving memory to the American Cancer Society.