Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Janice Schmitz Brock

February 3, 1954June 25, 2020

Janice Schmitz Brock, passed away at age 66 on June 25, 2020 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Janice moved to Florida when she was 12 and graduated from Clearwater High as a top student. She married fellow Clearwater High grad Richard Brock a year later. Janice and Richard celebrated their 47th anniversary together a few weeks ago this June. Janice found great significance raising 3 kids with her husband and best friend Richard, supporting him in his career, and meticulously managing the house. She repeatedly called herself blessed by God to have 9 wonderful grandchildren. Janice was a committed member of San Jose Catholic Church, serving the eucharist there for several decades. Besides her involvement with San Jose Catholic Church, she also volunteered at St. Pius Catholic School and served the Catholic Church in many other ways. Janice volunteered with the Red Cross serving our military personnel overseas, and was herself a two-time leukemia survivor in the 1980’s and credits God with her recovery. Janice loved playing the card game bridge with her close friends, a group that has played monthly for decades in Jacksonville. Janice was an avid Florida Gator fan and also loved her hometown Baltimore Orioles. Janice also enjoyed board games, reading, traveling, and planning family activities amongst many other things she was actively engaged in. Janice was predeceased by her father William Schmitz and her brother-in-law Ken Griffin. She is survived by her husband Richard, her mother Delores Schmitz, her 5 siblings (Eric, Judy Miller, Randy, Terry Horn, and Jenny Griffin), her 3 children Layla, Will (Lam), and Dan (Stephanie), who all reside in Florida, and her 9 grandchildren - Connor, Caden, Sydney, Karina, Joshua, Dylan, Jackson, Jason, and Oliver. Due to the COVID pandemic, the funeral related plan is as follows: She will be buried at Oaklawn cemetery on Friday July 3 at 930 am. This will be a family only event. On Saturday, February 6, 2021, there will be a funeral mass at 2 pm at San Jose Catholic Church (3619 Toledo Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32217). After the mass, there will be a party at San Jose Country Club (7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32217) to celebrate her life. Hopefully the pandemic virus will be behind us by then and we can have a good time celebrating this wonderful person and her wonderful life! In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for contributions to the Catholic Foundations (In memory of Janice Brock) at 11625 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Florida, 32258


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Helen Rowan

July 7, 2020

I was very sad to hear of Janice’s passing... I got to know Janice through the CRHP program at San Jose Catholic a number of years ago. She was always supportive and uplifting, with a great sense of humor. She was truly a joy and a comfort to those going through a difficult time. My deepest condolences.

John Carr

July 5, 2020

Richard and family,

Nita and I are so sorry for your loss. May we extend our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers.


John and Nita Carr

Mary Moritz

July 2, 2020

Dear Richard and family,

I am so sorry to learn of Janice’s passing. My love and prayers go out to all of you. May your memories bring you great comfort.

Mary Moritz

Sr. Eithne Lowther

June 30, 2020

Dear Richard and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you all on the death of a special, caring and fun loving person. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in the peace of Christ. Janice and all the family will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and healthy during this difficult time. Blessings, Eithne

Patricia Teems

June 30, 2020

Dear Richard, I was so sorry to read about Janice's passing in the Times Union this morning. Your memories will certainly sustain you during this very difficult time. My prayers are going out to you and your family.
With much affection
Pat Teems

Jan Beaugh

June 30, 2020

I have so many wonderful fun memories of Janice. We were on the same tennis team at SJCC, tennis was just a means to an end of going to lunch! Janice’s smile, laughter and friendship will always be remembered.

Kim Cam Greene

June 30, 2020

Dear Richard and family, Our hearts go out to you all at the loss of your precious Janice. What a beautiful soul, and your tribute here captures that spirit as well as anyone possibly could. We will be praying for all of you in the days and weeks to come and look forward to celebrating her with you in February. Love, Kim and Cam

Susie O’Quinn

June 29, 2020

Janice and I had many wonderful hours of tennis. We weren’t great players, but we had lots of fun and good parties!!💕

Robert McLean

June 29, 2020

We are saddened to learn of Janice's passing. We have lots of fond memories of Janice and Richard from the days we all lived in the Brierwood neighborhood.
Bob and Mary McLean

Josephine Oetjen

June 28, 2020

My great friend with whom many adventures were shard. So many happy memories of travels, parties, dinner clubs, "home room mothering" and all out fun! We were a fabulous foursome.
She fought the valiant fight.....her reward is great!
She will be missed!