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Sacred Heart Church
Tuesday July 12th, 2022

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Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home
Monday July 11th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Janice "Jan" Ann Krogh




Janice Ann Krogh - Troy

On Wednesday July 6, 2022, the world lost a silent hero, Janice “Jan” Krogh, 70, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at her home in Troy, NY.  Jan was born in Troy, NY on June 24, 1952 the daughter of the late Robert O'Hare and Helen Colaneri O’Hare.  She graduated Catholic Central High School in 1970 and earned her nursing degree from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing.  She was united in marriage to Robert Krogh on May 14th, 1977, in St. Francis de Sales Church in Troy, NY.

Her entire lifetime, up to her last day, was dedicated to caring for people.  She enjoyed 47 fulfilling years as a nurse at Albany Medical Center where she spent most of her career treating and bringing comfort to cancer patients in the Oncology and Hematology unit.  Over her career she must have saved, cared for and comforted tens of thousands of patients, however the true number will never be known because her modest and unassuming nature never lent her to talking about it.  Her passion for caring for others also extended to her family, caring for her siblings at a young age after the untimely passing of her father, and as the quintessential sports mom, she never missed a game and ensured all five children were at the right practice at the right time.  It is said she may unofficially hold the world record for the most youth sports games watched by a single person, this streak continued as she more recently watched her grandchildren play and her children coach.

When not caring for people, Jan could be found tending to her many flowers and plants, a passion she saw as bringing beauty and life to the world.  Jan also loved to dance, undeterred by her two left feet and lack of rhythm.

Jan is survived by her husband, Robert, five children, Lynn and Vincent of Fly Creek, NY, Robert and Kristin of Wynantskill, NY, Lauren and Daniel of Catskill, NY, Michael, Troy, NY and Matthew, Troy, NY.  She was the beloved “Gramma Jan” to four grandchildren, Vincenza, Lucas, Cameron and Brayden.  Jan is also survived by four siblings Donald and Gail O’Hare of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda and Paul Dumas of Rensselaer, NY, Jo-Ann O’Hare of Middle Grove, NY and Richard O’Hare of Troy, NY; three nieces and a nephew Mary Beth and Mark Ketzer, Annie and Brian Driscoll, Paul Dumas and Kelly O’Hare; several cousins and her sister in-law Sandy Krogh.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Ave, Troy, NY.  Family and friends are invited to visit with Jan’s family on Monday, 4-7 p.m. in the Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY. Burial will be Private.  Jan’s life on earth will forever be a constant reminder of how good and selfless people are the cornerstone of our world and proof that in this life, angels truly walk among us.  In honor of Jan’s life dedicated to treating cancer patients, in lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital at st.jude.org



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To the Krogh family
I’m so sorry for your loss.
I could not make the services please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time
Love Sue Cavallo Butler and Family

Sue Cavallo Butler & Family Jul 16 2022 10:48 AM

Loved working with Jan on D4e/M3. Will surely miss her.

Barbara Osterhoudt Jul 14 2022 12:00 AM

We are sad to hear of Jan's passing. She was a wonderful person, and a dedicated RN Thinking of the entire Krogh at this sad time.

Joe and Cindy Hoffman Jul 13 2022 9:06 PM

So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a pillar of nursing care at Albany Medical Center and I am proud to say that she taught me a great deal as a fairly new nurse when I started there in 2001. She radiated kindness and compassion for her patients and colleagues. An angel on earth and now in heaven. 🤍

Jenn Schmidt (Daly) Jul 13 2022 10:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice Krogh

Art Glass Jul 13 2022 12:21 AM

Lauren and Family, I am very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Think of you all during these difficult times.

Bryan Liebener Jul 12 2022 11:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice Krogh

Delise Jul 11 2022 5:16 PM

I am so sad to hear that Jan has passed. She worked as charge nurse of Main 3 South when I was Evening Supervisor at AMC. An excellent, caring nurse. Who always had a smile on her face. My sincere condolences to her family.

Jo Flanigan Jul 10 2022 8:49 PM

I am so saddened to hear of Jan's passing. I hired her for her first nursing job at Albany Med and it was a joy to work with her on our little medical unit. She was always kind, compassionate and so caring and had a wonderful sense of humor that could brighten your day. I have seen her over the years at the hospital and she was always the same. I am so sorry you no longer have her with you but I am sure there are many wonderful memories to cherish.

Shirley Myers Jul 10 2022 12:56 PM

To the Kroghs and the O'Hares, Our family knew Jan through her sister Linda. As I told Linda, Jan was always a pleasure to be around and enjoyble to talk to. She will be sorely missed. God bless her.

The Cohens Jul 10 2022 12:33 PM

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