Jane Katlenbach Townsend

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“Jane was a long time friend of our family. My father - Dr.Floyd Wiercinski - and Jane were long time friends with frequent conversations throughout...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Petrie Fishman - Northbrook, IL

Woods Hole “I wrote this blog several years ago when reflecting on my life as a woman in science. The impact that Jane had on my future as a scientist, and more...Read More »
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Jane and family at Woods Hole
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ellen Faszewski

“Jane was our neighbor in Woods Hole from 1996 til 2014. She was well know and well liked/loved by Woods Hollians as she spent many summers here doing...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“I have fond memories of sharing cocktails and tidbits that Jane prepared whenever she invited me and other scientists to her home in Woods Hole. We...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Louise Luckenbill - Oberlin, OH

“Jane was a lovely neighbor, always incredibly sweet and kind. We will miss her smile and determination.Connie and Herb Abelson ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Connie and Herb Abelson - Granby, MA


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Jane was born on December 21, 1922 and passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Jane was a resident of Granby, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Jane earned her undergraduate degree from Beloit College and her Ph.D. from the U. of Iowa.

If you wish, donations may be made to the Jane Kaltenbach Townsend Student Research Fund, c/o Development Office, Mount Holyoke College, So. Hadley, MA, 01075.

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