Jane (Capelle) JohnstonJanuary 29, 1912 ~ October 18, 2014 (age 102)
Loudonville - Jane N. Capelle Johnston, 102, of Loudonville died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, October 18, 2014, at her residence.
Born in Poestenkill, she was daughter of the late John Capelle and Jennie Near Capelle and wife for 55 years of the late William J. Johnston. She was raised in Poestenkill and a graduate of Troy High School. She later resided on 8th Street in Troy for 35 years prior to moving to Loudonville in 1975.
With her husband, Jane was co-owner and operator of Wm. H. Young Monuments at 8th and Hoosick Streets in Troy for 35 years, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of Troy Germania Hall and formerly Christ Church United Methodist and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, sewing and traveling.
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn M. Capelle, Loudonville; a nephew, George R. Backhaus Jr., Averill Park; six grand nieces and nephews, Richard J. (Linda) Clark III, Marlene C. (Robert) Mizell, David A. (Diane) Clark, Mark W. (Carol) Clark, Michelle M. (Christopher Overcash) Backhaus, and Brian R. (Stacey) Backhaus and 12 great grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, May W. Backhaus; a brother, John Capelle and a niece, Marjorie B. and her husband Richard J. Clark Jr.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Tuesday from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen Cordes, officiating.
Interment will be in Albany Rural Cemetery Menands.