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Jane T. “Sissy” Gore

January 21, 1943 - March 23, 2022

Jane T. “Sissy” Gore, age 79, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Jane was born in Hickory Hill, PA, on Jan 21, 1943 to Edward “Ted” and Vivian Taylor. Her family owned a farm and, as with many farming families, she grew up caring for crops and livestock. Jane was always a farm girl at heart.

She attended Oxford Area High School where she lettered in Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball and Cheerleading. She also participated in several clubs and committees, including co-editor of the school paper, yearbook.  She was FFA sweetheart, and under Jane’s senior photo is the caption, “To know her is to love her”.

After several years at home caring for her three young children, she began volunteering at their school.  The school quickly recognized her skills as an organizer, and she accepted their offer of a secretarial position with the school district. Jane continued to grow in her field and, in 1982, joined W.L. Gore & Associates where she worked with their Medical Products team. Over her 26 years with Gore, she contributed to many teams including the new facility construction team and the corporate compensation team.

Jane volunteered with Delaware Hospice, where she comforted terminally ill patients in their final days.

Jane was a believer in the value of education. In 2013, Jane and her husband, Bob, contributed to the construction of the University of Delaware’s state-of-the-art science and engineering research laboratories, which were named in their honor.

Jane loved the beach, and she spent much of her retirement visiting St. John, USVI, Sanibel Island, FL, Bethany Beach, DE, and Ocean City, NJ. When not relaxing at a beach, she enjoyed spending time at family gatherings and meeting with her friends. Jane will be remembered by the support she gave her grandkids – especially with her high-pitched whoops from the stands at sporting events or from the audience.  She loved all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with her whole heart.

Throughout her life, Jane was known for her positive attitude and her abundant energy. Her kindness and her faith set an example for us all. She was always warm and welcoming to everyone, and those who know her well will remember the twinkle in her eye and her genuine smile. Jane’s family, friends, colleagues, associates, and members of the community will miss her dearly for her love, friendship, enthusiasm, generosity, and sincere interest in their wellbeing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert W. “Bob” Gore. She is survived by her loving children, Debi Moore of Fair Hill, MD, Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich (Tim) of Newark, and Jack Arnold (Nicki) of Deerfield Beach, FL; step children, Scott Gore (Larisa) of Newark, Tom Gore (Annette) of Newark, Sharon Rubin (Ed) of Wilmington, and Brian Gore (Lisa) of Dewey Beach; siblings, Joseph Taylor, Nancy Anderson, and Sharon “Cookie” Jones (Jim); 28 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Jane Gore may be directed to support the Brain Cancer Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Jane Gore to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, PO Box 17029 Baltimore, MD 21297-1029

or

Little Elk Friends Meeting, c/o Oxford Friends Meeting, 260 South 3rd Street, Oxford, PA 19363.  Please make checks payable to Little Elk Friends Meeting and, in the memo, indicate that this gift is in memory of Jane Gore.

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  • We are so sad about Jane’s passing. She was warm, welcoming, energetic, enthusiastic, caring, fun, and humble. We will miss her. She was so proud of her family, and she loved you all very much. We send our heartfelt condolences to her entire family.
    In peace,
    The Rubin family

  • You are a bright light that will continue to shine in our hearts.

  • You were a wonderful person and friend.

  • To my dear friend, Jane’s, family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jane was always one of the most loving and caring person I had the pleasure to know. Another beautiful angel watching over all of us.

  • An angel with a big smile and kind eyes is looking after her many family members and friends today from heaven. We will miss her, but I will take comfort in all the memories that comes from having a good work friend. Those everyday talks and after work celebrations will take on an even more special meaning now. Thank you, Jane, for being you.

  • Jane was such a fun, caring person. She was always interested in what was happening in your life and was so proud of her family! She will be so missed.

  • We were so sorry to hear about Gigi’s passing. She was a truly wonderful person. I will always remember her for her love for her grands. And how she would dress up for Halloween to surprise them.

  • You were a great person and friend.

  • So Sorry for your Loss. I always thought the world of Jane and told her every chance we met. She was a wonderful Lady. I will miss seeing her.

  • A bright light has left this earth to join her beloved Bob. Her infectious joy and enthusiasm for life were contagious. Indeed, to know Jane was to love her.

    Our most sincere condolences,

    The Ogunnaike family

  • So sorry for your loss, she will be missed by all that knew her.

    Your long time friends and neighbors,
    Drew and Polly

  • We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family, extended family and friends. Sissy was such a wonderful friend forever. We have known her since we were all very young (Wayne’s neighbor growing up). She was always the same happy fun-loving wonderful person that you knew her to be recently. Her broad smile would light up any one and any place. She will always be remembered by the many that knew her. We hope that the many fond memories you have of happier days will help replace your sorrow very soon.
    Sincerely,
    Wayne & Mary Anne Reisler

  • We cherish our wonderful memories of Granny Jane, who was forever full of joy, kindness, humor, and love. We are sending our deepest condolences to all of her family, friends, and those many more who were touched by her incredible spirit.

  • To Jane’s Family,
    We are David & Cecilia, Bob’s brother & sister-in-law.
    We were sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Her ready smile and cheerful words brightened the room wherever she went. We will miss her.
    Regards,
    Cecilia & David Gore

  • I would like to express my deepest sorrow and condolences to the family of Jane. She was a lovely and gracious woman who will be dearly missed. I was lucky to have known her!
    Sincerely,
    Steve Dippel

  • The love Jane and Bob shared was so very special.
    Godspeed Jane on your being reunited for eternity.
    Peace to those who are left; know Jane will be dearly missed daily hereafter.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Granny’s family. She was a wonderful person. She was a very classy lady. Always happy and smiling. Always a friend to everyone. I know that she will be greatly missed by everyone. Rest In Peace.

  • We are very sad about Jane‘s passing. Now she and her beloved Bob are reunited for eternity.
    Alex and Gertrud Fischer, Germany