Date of Birth November 2, 1954
Date Deceased March 13, 2024
Hometown Hornell/Canisteo
Home State N.Y.
Service Date March 23, 2024
Service Time 1 p.m.
Service Location Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home
Interment Location Rural Cemetery, Hornell

Janice A. (Marshall) Wood

Janice A. (Marshall) Wood, age 69, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday (March 13, 2024). Janice was born November 2, 1954 at the old Bethesda Hospital in North Hornell, NY to Mary Lauterborn Marshall and Frank Marshall. Janice worked at the Steuben Trust Company for almost 40 years.

Janice’s first born, Sara (Jonathan) Mullikin, she loved so much, and they are so much like each other; strong, independent, Scorpion women. They shared a bond only a mother and daughter could have.

Matthew (Cassie) Wood was raised to be the man of the house. A kind, funny and caring man. The love of a mother and son was absolute who protected us always and was a hero to his mother and sister now and during his Marine Corps years.

“Gramma” is a title Janice wore proudly and made sure everyone she came across knew the love of her life, Matthew and Cassie’s daughter, her granddaughter Oakley. Gramma and Oakley had a very special and loving bond. When Sara and Jonathan were married, Janice was blessed with the addition of a granddaughter Isabella Mullikin. Janice was so proud of the young woman she is becoming.

Janice had so many friends it would not be possible to list them, including a companion, Marc Rowley who she was thankful to have in the last years of her life. Janice’s aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws, all were part of creating a loving family through the years since Janice did not have any siblings. Janice is survived by her ex-in-laws, Bea and Dave Trickler, Doris Fisk and their children, Dana Wood, Karen Wood Mahaney, Bill (Lori) Meade, and Karen and Bill’s daughters.

Janice loved life, especially every second spent with her family. Janice retired in 2016 which then allowed her to travel to many places on her bucket list. Many summers Janice worked as a candlemaker assistant at the Sterling, N.Y. Renaissance Faire which was her passion and a magical place to be. Janice wants everybody to know that she loves you all and will see you on the other side.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (March 23, 2024) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell where a funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday following the calling hours with Pastor Lenny Fuller officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Janice’s memory to a scholarship fund to be established for her granddaughter, Oakley Wood in care of Matthew Wood, 1461 State Route 417, Greenwood, NY 14839. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Janice’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Janice are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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15 Responses

  1. How blessed I was to have known you since our Junior High School days. You have been a dear friend and so giving to everyone. Always going that extra mile. Your dedication to the organizations you volunteered with was superb, thanks for all you did. I’ll always remember your smile and the love you had for everyone. Sadly, I will miss your service, we have a wedding in Ohio.

    Janice, You will be missed by us all. To Sara and Matt & your precious families, sending my condolences and prayers. You had one of the best moms. God bless and love.

  2. I’m so very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I know she had a long cancer struggle that she faced with so much courage, strength and positive thinking that she maintained throughout her life. Her bond with her children was beautiful to see. Jan was all about family and relatives, even from afar. I’m so glad that we were able to see her last fall and spend some quality time with her and her family. I will miss her Christmas cards that always included a letter telling us about her enjoyments in life. She was the nicest, sweetest, gentle soul, who always made people feel welcome and loved in her circle. I will miss her and the light she always shined on everyone. Rest in Peace my sweet cousin. You will never be forgotten. With Love from your NH cousin: Lisa Heath

  3. I’m so sorry for the loss of Janice. I’m sorry to miss her services, as I’ll be out of town. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. We worked together at STC for many years and she was a wonderful person. May your beautiful memories sustain you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  4. I am so very sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. We were friends for so many years. My condolences to Matt, Sara, and family. Mindy VanKeiuren

  5. Janice was my cherished forever friend, from the time we became inseparable friends in the first grade at Bryant School, throughout our lives. All who knew her know that she had a heart of gold, a dear and faithful friend to all who were privileged to know her, strong through every challenge, never holding a grudge, unconditionally loving and accepting of others, and a true gift from God to my life. She was my rock so many times growing up, and my life is so much richer because of her. My love and gratefulness for Janice being in my life will extend throughout eternity.

  6. 3/14/24
    It is rare to find a friend that you keep for a lifetime but that is what Janice was to me a lifetime friend.
    My grandmother lived next door to Janice and her grandmother and mom, and because I loved being at my grandmas house I made friends with Janice at a very young age around 5yrs old. A friendship was born. Janice was a very upbeat and fun person to be with all the time and I believe our times together were never less than happy and full of laughs and giggles even into our adulthood.
    I recall one time as young kids, when we had the brilliant idea of making pies and selling them for a quarter. So the catch to that is all we had was a can of “Mister Bubble” and some pie tins, oh and some cookie sprinkles.
    We proceded to make what we called “Pies” so we could sell them to the neighbors.
    Ingredients: Silver aluminum pie tins
    1 can of Mr. Bubble
    Cookie Sprinkles
    We were so impressed with how they looked we thought how could anyone resist buying one of these.
    The first person we went to, we knocked on the door, the neighbor opened the door and we proceeded to pitch our sales for a pie. We did so well the neighbor bought 2 pies and gave us each a quarter. Now in our day a quarter was like hitting the bonanza! I guess what we did not account for was the neighbor decided to dip her finger deep into the bubble pie and licked her finger getting every bit of that soap in her mouth. We tried to tell her “no” not to taste it but it was too late. We felt terrible to the point we thought we were in big trouble and that maybe our grandmothers were going to be told.
    But after the neighbor spit and made funny faces, she realized it wasn’t edible! We tried to give her money back, but she was kind enough to let us keep it and instructed us to not make any more! Not that it was one of our finest hours, but I believe we laughed all the way back to our grandmothers houses.
    And that was just one of hundreds of moments of good times we had together over the years.
    Through Janice’s last 15 months of her journey through life we, Janice, Judilee and myself would text each other every morning and night until she text no more.
    I will miss you my good friend, God Speed! Love you Jan, GLOUGH

  7. Janice we are all heartbroken up here in Maine and New Hampshire! You have always held a special place in our hearts. My parents adored you! You are such a special person , always making us feel welcome! Your children Sara and Matt are so blessed to have called you “Mom”!! You had a special bond with everyone who was lucky enough to know you! I know how much Oakley adored you and you her! You will be remembered by all and never forgotten! We love you Janice!!❤😘

  8. So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. She was such a joyful and caring person. She will be dearly missed. Keath is so glad he got to go out and visit her and the family last Fall. They all had a wonderful time and she was in such good spirits considering what she was going through. So sorry Sara Mary, Matt and family. We loved her.

  9. It’s hard to say goodbye to a friend as powerful as Janice. She was so strong and brave. Never heard a complaint from her.. she was one of the 4 of us that retired at the same time from Steuben Trust. We shared that bond like a batch of sisters. Especially with our retirement clocks…😉.
    I can’t wrap my brain around this. Oh Janice…you will be always be with us.
    I’m sorry I’m going to be away during your calling hours but you’re not there… you’re flying high with the angels with no pain.
    Missing you already.

  10. There are those people that make this world a happier place. I’m sure I speak for many that Janice was one of them. Whether it be a chat about life, work or relationships you were sure to walk away with a smile. We were so fortunate to have had Janice as a co-worker and friend. So sorry for your loss my STC friends, Sara, Matt and family. Sadly, I will be out of town and miss services. May the wonderful memories of Janice comfort you all through this difficult time. Love to all.

  11. As children Janice and I were very close… As adults we regretfully drifted apart. She was a very good person and raised a beautiful family. I wish her family peace.

  12. Prayers Matt and Sara. Your mother was a friend I was blessed have! Our last visit I was fortunate to tell her that! I have so many memories from trips and gatherings. It saddens me she couldn’t make the Jamaica trip but she will be in our hearts. We will celebrate her! Janice fly high my friend. Until we meet again!!!❤️🙏

  13. We’re sad to hear this news. Janice was the “lifeline” to Steuben Trust for us for many, many years. We lived in Maryland. She was our “on the ground go-to person” at the bank. We always looked forward to our conversations with Janice. We knew she would provide the best insight possible regarding our accounts. Just as important was her friendship and caring about our family while sharing her stories about Sara and Matt. We have a mental image of her chasing hot air balloons across the Western NY countryside!

    We’re thankful to have had Janice as part of our lives. Her kindness, her caring, her positive attitude were omnipresent. Pat & I send our condolences and love to Sara and Matt and your families.

    Pat & Miles Weigold Marana, Arizona

  14. I worked with Janice for 25 years and she was truly one of the happiest people I’ve ever known. She had a great laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was born 9 days before me and always said she kept the bassinet warm for me. 😁 Even her illness didn’t change her, she was still just her bubbly self. RIP Janice.

  15. As I read all the comments about Janice, it makes me smile. Janice did love life and was happy spending time with her family and just having fun!! I will miss her so very much!! My sincere sympathy to Sara (Jonathan) and Matt (Cassie), and especially Oakley!! She loved you all so very much. Be at peace my friend and I look forward to the day I see you again.

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