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
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.