Janice Marie Mathias, 89, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2019 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born at home on December 9, 1929 in New Philadelphia, Ohio she was the daughter of James H. and Alice M. (Goudy) Engler.

Janice was a graduate of New Philadelphia High School class 1947 and on October 27, 1950, she married Donald W. Mathias, who preceded her in death on August 10, 1984.

She served as East Elementary PTA President, neighborhood coordinator for the American Heart Fund and American Cancer Society drives and was secretary / treasurer for the family business, Mathias Roofing and Heating. Janice was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Philadelphia and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was lovingly cared for and will be missed by her daughter, Casey Mathias Fisher; son-in-law, Jim Fisher; grandchildren, Amanda Stephan, Aaron Fisher, Amy Katrak, Alaina Fisher, David and Kati Fisher; and great-grandson, Noah Fisher.

She leaves behind her very dear nieces, Vikki Whitman; and Robin Brokaw and Robin’s husband Bruce, who always made her laugh.

She is also survived by a nephew, Shawn Whitman; cousins, Pat McDowell, Carol Rabes, Pastor Bob and Ginny Mathias; and former sons-in-law, Bob Laghetto and Gary Stephan.

Also surviving are a daughter, Michele Mathias Erwin; a granddaughter, Nikki Laghetto; and great-granddaughter Kalli Laghetto.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Jean (Engler) Whitman; brother-in-law Tom Whitman; and her in-laws Dean E. and Thelma Mathias.

In keeping with her wishes, Janice is to be cremated through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Condolences may be mailed to the family at 316 Glenview Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622