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In Memoriam

Shirley Reisner Janick

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Shirley Janick. Shirley was the wife of Dr Jules Janick for almost 65 years. Shirley was born on August 11, 1932, in New York City, the eldest of three daughters and lived in Israel in her early years. She attended the New York’s prestigious High School of Music and Art in 1950 as a voice and piano student, was a student at Brooklyn College and Hunter College, and graduated from Purdue University in 1953 in speech and audiology.
She married the love of her life, Jules Janick, in 1952, nearly 65 years ago. She was the proud mother of Peter Aaron Janick (wife Beth), of Okemos, Michigan, and Robin Janick Weinberger (husband Alan), of Alton, Illinois, and adored her four grandsons, Noah (wife Annalise) and Lee Weinberger, and Nathan and Aaron Janick. She is survived by two sisters, Rachel Seldin and Bernice Kosowsky, and many nieces and nephews.
Shirley sang in the Bach Chorale, and served for many years as secretary to the Board of Temple Israel. She traveled widely with her husband Jules, and lived in Hawaii, Brazil, Italy, and England. Shirley was a lover of chamber music and opera and was a voracious reader, especially fond of the works of Jane Austin and Anthony Trollope. Devoted to her family, Shirley was a loyal friend and confidant, beloved by all who knew her; she had an indomitable spirit and a kind and generous heart. She will be missed.
The Hort Society sent flowers and I know all growers will join me in expressing our heartfelt condolences to Dr Janick.

John Milton Beasley

John Beasley, 68, of Danville, passed away on June 9, 2017. John was born on Dec. 4, 1948 in Indianapolis to Milton L. and Helen Irene (Scott) Beasley. He was a 1966 graduate of Danville High School. John Married Debra Derrickson in 1983; she survives.
He was a farmer and owner of Beasley Orchards in Danville, which was established in 1946. John was a member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Danville, as well as the Indiana Horticulture Society and the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Associations. He served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Surviving with his wife, “Debbie” are his son, Calvin Beasley of Plainfield; step-children, Lyra (Adam) Baitis of Plainfield, Seth (Jill) Aichinger of Battleground; granddaughters, Gloria, Maya, Bryn and Faye; and a sister, Shirley Walters of Danville.
A memorial celebration of John’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Epsicopal Church with visitation there from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial of his cremains will take place in St. Augustine Episcopal Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the church, and/or The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
John was well known to growers around the state as a quiet and thoughtful person. He was a longtime faithful member of the statewide fruiting fraternity and will be sorely missed by growers around the state. On behalf of all growers we offer our condolences to Debbie and the Beasley family and our thoughts are with them.

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