Jane L. Rice, age 76, of North East, passed away on Thursday January 26, 2023 at Select Specialty Hospital. She was born on January 11, 1947 in Erie, PA the daughter of the late William Rice and Isabelle (Lathrop) Gregory. Jane graduated from North East High School in 1964 and St. Vincent School of Nursing. She was formerly employed as a registered nurse by St. Vincent Health Center, Regional Cancer Center, and Select Specialty Hospital. Jane was a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, North East American Legion Post 105, and the Brotherhood of St. Joseph. She enjoyed bird watching, reading, and puzzles. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Howard Gregory; and sister, Billy Ann Sparling. She is survived by her children, Dr. Brian Lang (Ann Marie) of Erie and Alicia Bean (Michael) of Harborcreek; sister, Cheryl Buscemi of North East; brother, Steven Gregory (Bridget) of North East; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service is Rev. David Kuchta. Interment will be held at North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Matthew H. Gregory Scholarship Fund c/o Sam Rizzo, 30 Center Street, North East, PA 16428. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.
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