Janet M. Hersh


Janet M. Hersh 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, surrounded by her children at Saratoga Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Janet was born on June 11, 1932 along with her triplet sisters to Marie and Harold Remington in Saratoga Springs, NY. The family also included an older brother and two younger sisters. Janet enjoyed her childhood and was very close with her siblings.

Janet earned a nursing certificate at St. Margaret’s School in Albany and enjoyed caring for newborns in local hospitals as well as caring for newborns in private homes in the area. Eventually Janet would meet the love of her life, Ronald Hersh, in Malta where they both had families. They married and moved to Ballston Spa where they raised their three children. Together, Janet and Ronald enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, traveling, and spending as much time with family as possible. They were over the moon when the grandchildren came along and loved spoiling them. In later years, Janet joined a Volksporting club with Ronald and traveled with the club to walk throughout the country.

Janet was predeceased by her parents Marie and Harold Remington, husband Ronald Hersh, brother Harold Remington, and triplet sisters June Coleman and Joyce D’Andrea. Janet is survived by her sisters Pauline Mangino (Richard) and Dawn Murray; daughter Dale Schechter (Howard), sons Edwin Hersh (Kim Sharp), and Mark Hersh (Jennifer); grandchildren Lauren Schechter, Samantha Cunningham (Kyle), Connor Hersh, and Dawson Hersh; great granddaughter Anna Cunningham, and several nieces and nephews. Janet is also survived by her very best friend Betty MacMillin.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 24 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and face masks are required. A graveside service will be held in Malta Ridge Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Janet may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. The family would like to thank Saratoga Hospital and Wesley Nursing Home for their loving care during a very difficult year.

Guest Book

Beth Jahoda

My Aunt Janet will be missed by many she was so kind and sweet we loved to be in her company and now my dad will have his sister beside him

Bill and Janice Hewitt

So sorry for your loss,We are here for you. Love, Bill and Janice

Bill and Joanne Mould

Ed , Mark and Dale,
Bill and I are sorry for the loss of your mom. Janet was always good friend and neighbor to us.
I will remember all the times we shared a cup of coffee and our talks. Take comfort in knowing she with your dad most likely taking those walks they loved to do.

Donna Farron

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Janet. She was so pleasant when I worked as a Unit Clerk on 2 Victoria. She always enjoyed the 1:1 visits and when her family would come see her. May you rest in peace Janet and my condolences to your family.

Patti Southworth

My sincere condolences.

Henry and Isabel Hersh

The world would be a better place with more Janet Hershs. Her passing is a loss to all of us.

Lynn Zabala (Morrissey)

Condolences to the Hersh family from the Morrissey family. We have such fond childhood memories growing up around the curve on Church Avenue. Your Mom was always so welcoming and kind to us kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ed, Dale and Mark and families!

Kathleen Zimmer

My husband and I moved into our first home on Church Ave many years ago as a young couple. We were so blessed to find the greatest neighbors, Janet and Ron, two houses down. They welcomed us with open arms and were always there with a smile and a helping hand. Janet became a dear friend and when we grew a family, Janet became a second Grandma for my babies. She was know as “GeeGee” by my children and she spoiled and loved them just like a grandma. I send all my love and sympathy to Dale, Ed, and Mark. Your wonderful Mom’s memories will always be in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

A friend

I had so many wonderful years with the Hersh family growing up on Church Avenue. Janet and Ronnie were fun, caring people who loved their children dearly and were very proud of their accomplishments. They both had quick smiles that made you feel a part of the family. I feel fortunate to have been so involved with their family while we were neighbors. I knew the kids, their wonderful grandmothers and aunts and some uncles. A super family. A couple of fond memories are of Ronnie’s 7 layer cake, sitting on the porch with Ron’s mom, watching soap operas with Janet and babysitting Ed, Dale and Mark. I too, will miss seeing her at the different village functions that the kids made sure she attended. My deepest condolences and lots of love to the Hersh family.❤️

Marlene Denison

Dawn, Debbie and family
My condolences to Janet’s family and friends. She loved life and I will miss seeing her at the concerts at Wiswall Park. May she RIP

Kim Sharp

May you rest in peace ma and no longer suffering. I will greatly miss you, and you will be missed by so many. I'm very grateful for the years I got to share with you. We had a lot of fun together. I love you ma! Fly high sweet angel!