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Janice S. Meyer

Janice Sandford Meyer, 86, passed away March 1, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset.

A candle lighting commemorating her life was held during the church service March 15 at the First Unitarian Society Church of Plainfield. A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Meyer was born in Newark, lived her childhood in Nutley, and lived in Middlesex for the past 55 years.

She was a plant curator for 14 years in the Chrysler Herbarium at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, before retiring in 1992.

She was an alumna of Syracuse and Cornell universities with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in plant biology. She had shared the love for plants with her late husband, Conrad F. Meyer, who died in 1986.

Meyer was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, volunteered many years as a brownie troop leader and consultant for the Rolling Hills Girl Scout Council and was an active choir member of the First Unitarian Society Church of Plainfield for 53 years. She enjoyed nature, gardening, painting, teaching art classes, playing piano, and watching New York Yankees games.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen Markley of Piscataway; Marcia Driscoll of North Brunswick; Willow Solchenberger of Jackson, and Holly Thompson of Glenwood; seven grandchildren; a brother, George Sandford, and a sister, Carol Booth, both residing in South Carolina.

Arrangements were by Scarpa Funeral Home in North Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Ave., Plainfield, NJ 07060.

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