LOWVILLE, NY — (Alice) Jane Baer Hadlow, 99, died peacefully at her home of 52 yrs in the early hours of Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, surrounded by loving family and wonderful caregivers – affectionately dubbed, “Team Hadlow”.
Mrs. Hadlow was born May 13, 1919, in Minneapolis, MN. The daughter of the late Clarence Eugene Baer and Frances Mabel (Whalley) Baer. Her birth was eventful due to the fact that she and her fraternal twin sister were each born in one of the Twin Cities while their mother was enroute, via train to Seattle, WA.
She and her family enjoyed the outdoors, often taking wilderness camping trips together. That encouraged her involvement with the Girl Scouts of America, acting as both unit leader and waterfront leader for the summer scout camp. In later years, this passion led to her receiving the award of Eagle Scout, becoming a troop leader and eventually Neighborhood Chairman while living in the Baldwinsville, NY area.
After graduating from Cornell University in 1941 with a degree in Food Management, she met and later married, George Alfred Hadlow, Jr on June 20th, 1942 in Oswego, NY. He was soon deployed to join the US Army forces in WWII. When he returned from his tour of duty, they settled down and began their family.
They enjoyed raising their five children, traveling together and finally settling in their present home in Lowville. There were many summers spent sailing together on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.
Jane was also a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lowville serving as secretary to the Council of Churches for many years. She and George faithfully attended church, as this was a strong influence in their lives.
Once her family was grown, she utilized her background training in food preparation management and became Head Dietician at Lewis County General Hospital. After several years, she retired and continued enjoying her life with George as well as being involved with grandchildren and then engaging with her great grandchildren. She had a continuing interest in learning and kept up with all that was happening in the world. One of her favorite pastimes was watching football, golf and baseball and rooting for her favorite teams.
Surviving her are her husband, George, of 76 years; their four daughters, Susanne (Roman) Hrycun of Rhinebeck, NY; Ellen Goodrich of Naperville, IL; Frances (Rick) Collins of Williamsburg, VA; and Janis Hadlow of Cameron, NC; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; as well as her youngest brother, Donald Baer of Kent, WA.
She was predeceased by her son, David William Hadlow; twin sister, Jean Baer Hallock; as well as brothers, Jack Baer and David Baer.
She was a modest person, never wanting to be the center of attention. However, she influenced so many people over her life without truly knowing it.
A memorial service will be held on a later date at the discretion of the family. She will be honored on Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 by the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Lowville during the 10:00 AM service. Any donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in memory of David Hadlow.
An on-line message of condolence and sympathy may be made to: www.sundquistfh.com.