Dr. Janice A. Egeland, founding doctor, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Amish Study author, of Hershey, PA and Lakeland, FL, passed away in Jackson, NJ on July 4th, 2023. She recently celebrated her 89th birthday. Born June 16th, 1934, she was the second daughter of Peter A. and Nina L. Egeland of Colts Neck, NJ, (both deceased.) Janice is survived by her sister, Nina E. Walzer, one niece, N. Diane Benner and her spouse, Frank of Perkasie, PA; four nephews: John (David) Walzer and his spouse, Karen of Freehold, NJ, Paul G. Walzer and his spouse, Lynn of Howell, NJ, Thomas M. Walzer and his spouse Kathryn of Edmonds, WA, Peter M. Walzer and his spouse, Jean of Jackson, NJ. Janice also enjoyed contact and visits with numerous great-nephews, colleagues, and many beloved friends.
Janice was a 1952 salutatorian graduate of Red Bank H.S. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the U. of Penn in 1956 with a B.S. in microbiology and achieved her Master’s degree in sociology in 1959. She taught sociology at the College of Liberal Arts and the Wharton School of the U. of Penn from ’57 to ’58, and general and rural sociology at Franklin and Marshall College. As a Fellow in Medical…