David Janes

Obituary of David E. Janes

David E. Janes Captain, United States Public Health Service. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Charlene, their three children, David, Brian (and wife Suzanne Lybarger), and Elizabeth (and husband Clifton Mills), and his brother, John (and wife Joyce). Dave was born on July 5, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, where he remained until enrolling in William Jewell College. Here he met Charlene Kurth, and they were married December 29th, 1956. Together they moved to Seattle, Washington, after Dave received an AEC fellowship to study at the University of Washington. Soon after he received his commission, he was stationed in Washington, DC, and during this tour of duty, he participated in Operation Hardtack. From 1960-64, he studied at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1964 he moved to Rockville for his next tour of duty with the Public Health Service. Through the years, he participated in government responses to the emergencies at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Upon retirement after 32 years of government service, he received his Masters degree in education from George Washington University. Dave then embarked upon his new career, teaching physics at Walt Whitman High School, which he found extremely rewarding. Dave enjoyed his time with Boy Scout troop 447. He fondly looked back on various hikes, campouts, and county fair experiences. His passion was gardening and home improvement, saying that his house was "a work in progress." He was always supportive of the activities of his family, and proud of his children. His family will remember him for his strength and his courage. He will be dearly missed. Memorial service to be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Rockville Presbyterian Church, 215 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in his name can be made to the charity of your choice.
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