Janet Hahn Anderson, of Amelia Island, Florida and formerly of Warren, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 94.
Janet was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 3, 1923 to Alan and Ruth (Clegg) Hahn. In middle school she was selected to train as an actress at the Cleveland Playhouse Children’s Theatre. She performed throughout high school and college. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1945 with a degree in English Literature. After college she worked with her uncle Lee Clegg an early partner in Thompson Products (later TRW, Inc.) in Cleveland. In 1946 she married Hugh Christie Anderson. In the first years of her marriage she ran a puppet theatre at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre before embracing the creative adventure of raising three children. In 1958 Hugh and Janet moved to Warren, Ohio where Hugh established his own business. They thrived in the distinct community of Northeast Ohio. Following her retirement as a memorable classroom teacher for many years in the Howland Public Schools outside of Warren, Ohio, Janet and Hugh moved full time to Amelia Island.
Janet is survived by her three children, Amy Anderson, Mark Anderson, Molly Anderson and two grandchildren Christian and his wife Megan, Andrew and his wife Emily.
Her radiant life will be celebrated at a memorial service to be held at 4 pm on Tuesday March 27 at Walker’s Landing on the Amelia Island Plantation, Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet Hahn Anderson ’45 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wellesley College Office of Resources, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA. 02481.