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H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA

OBITUARY

Jane H Harwood

December 21, 1956January 15, 2018

Jane Holley Harwood, age 61, passed away in Atlanta on Monday, January 15th after a four year battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband Tony, mother Jan, brother Benjie, son JR, and step-children Sarah, Leslie and Chris with spouses Joyce and John, and grand children Max, Carly, Grant, and Lucy. An Alabama farm girl, Jane spent her early adult years in Korea married to a military officer. Returning to Atlanta she put herself through college and raised a child while working as a marketing representative in the Data Processing Division of IBM, where she received numerous sales and managerial awards. In 1987 Jane met and married Tony Harwood with whom she lived with more than 30 years. Together they raised JR and Tony’s daughter Sarah. Her principal hobby was tennis, where she was a class A player. In 2012, 2015 and 2017 (despite her progressing illness) she won First Place in the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association annual team championships. Jane and Tony traveled widely internationally and, with their dog Lana, spent more than 1500 flight hours together in their small airplane touring the USA, Canada and the Bahamas. During those travels she published a website pettravelreviews.com. Jane spent 30 summers on the Maine Coast and fell in love with its wild nature. There she made lasting friends, planted beautiful gardens, and participated in many sailing races in traditional gaff rigged sailing yachts. Otherwise, she managed homes in Atlanta and St. Petersburg, FL. Jane was a great cook and could always tell a good joke. She was the very model of honesty and integrity and bravery. The family and friends she has left behind can never replace her.

Services

  • Coffee Reception

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

Memories

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David & Derinda Carpenter

January 22, 2018

Tony, We are so very sorry to hear about Jane. We will never forget her kindness to us when we were "the new people" at WHYC. She was a special person, and will be sorely missed.

David & Derinda

Diane Moffett

January 21, 2018

After the service yesterday, Noel And I played a women's doubles match in honor of Jane. It was a hard fought match, going three long sets, but we weren't going to let our Jane down! We even had a few Jane shots that were winners and we each verbally acknowledged Jane because they came at a time when it helped us clinch an important game or even the set.
Jane was a crafty, quiet force to be reckoned with on the courts. Always a smile and a positive attitude too. She will be missed. God bless

Hop and Marianne Potter

January 19, 2018

Jane was a beautiful woman in every sense. She was so thoroughly intelligent and decent that she made one feel that she was the kind of person we all want to be. The difference was that she lived it while we worked at it.

Jeff Irvine

January 18, 2018

Jane was such a warm, vivacious, and loving person. We will miss seeing her on this Earth. God bless you Jane.
Jeff, Susan, and Barclay

PMP

January 18, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with JANE'S family and friends during this time of grief.

Noel Dennehy

January 18, 2018

Oh how I will miss my sweet fabulous friend both on and off the tennis court. She will be sorely missed by all
Noel Dennehy

Diane Fiscarelli

January 17, 2018

May God continue to bless such a sweet, sweet spirit. Jane was an inspiration to me and I often told her that she was my hero with her strength and optimism. May God's peace be with Tony and their children. Respectfully,

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY