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Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ

OBITUARY

Janice "Jill" E. Sost

November 29, 1947September 13, 2020
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Janice “Jill” Sost Manahawkin, NJ

Jill Sost, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in her home at the age of 72.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she grew up in Philadelphia, resided in Tabernacle for 20 years and the last 15 years in Manahawkin. She was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in 1965. Jill graduated from West Chester University in 1969 and earned her Master’s Degree from Trenton State College in 1972. Jill taught Kindergarten early in her career, and after staying home with her daughters, returned to education and worked at Shawnee High Scholl, where she taught Mathematics for 20 years.

After retiring from education, Jill enjoyed traveling with her family, completing her Games Magazines and cheering on her Philadelphia Eagles. When Jill was not traveling, she was often found on the sideline of her grandchildren’s sporting events, as their #1 fan.

Jill is predeceased by her beloved husband, Rick in 2009; daughter Natalie in 1978; her father Robert Luke in 1989; her mother Anne Luke in 2009; her sister Patricia Belz in 2011; and her brother-in-law, Larry in 2007. She is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie Bush and her husband Matt of Barnegat; Gretchen Short and her husband Russell of Manahawkin; her four grandchildren, Ryan and Luke Bush, Rachel and Jonah Short; her sister-in-law Jane Sost of Lambertville, her nephews Johnny and Robert (and families) and her nieces, Amy, Lauren and Stacy (and families.)

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4:00pm-7:00pm and again on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am with the funeral home service to start at 11:00am at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ. A private cremation will follow with disposition at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to support the children’s fund. To leave online condolences and fond memories of Jill for the Sost family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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Cari Cooper

September 17, 2020

The Shawnee Class of 1988 sends our deepest condolences to the Sost family. We are so grateful to both Mr. and Mrs. Sost for the time they spent as our class advisors.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. “ -Henry Adams

Allen Harrison

September 16, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I had your mom in 81-82 and was seeing your dad after school due to my mom passing after my freshman yr to help with anger issues. Enjoyed my time with both of them. Both were very caring teachers.

Melissa Sallade

September 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Jill's passing. I was a friend of Jill's daughter Gretchen growing up in Medford and I spent a lot of time at their house. Jill always treated me like a part of their family, cheered me on while playing soccer and while performing dances and pool tricks in their pool. She was always welcoming and will be missed. Sending my love to Gretchen and Stephanie and your families!

Mary Alice Horos

September 15, 2020

It was an honor to teach with Jill at Shawnee High School. She will always be remembered as an outstanding and devoted teacher. She enriched the lives of the many students that she taught.

VANESSA HALL

September 15, 2020

Although I did not know Jill personally, I feel like I knew her from all the stories Stephanie would share. The trips to the nail salon, the vacations, the holiday fun, etc. These are the memories that will continue to live in your hearts, and bring a smile to your face when you think of her. My deepest condolences Stephanie, to you and your family.

Donna Moczydlowski

September 15, 2020

Although, I did not know Jill, I know she must’ve been a very special lady. She raised a wonderful daughter in Stephanie Bush.
I want to send my sincere condolences to the entire family.

Donna Moczydlowski

Paula Di Joseph

September 15, 2020

I just became reunited with Jill , on Facebook . a few years back. I was so happy to have found her . We went to West Chester together and had become good friends . But with no internet , in those days , we drifted. We had worked together at the Downingtown Restaurant and roomed together , for a summer .
Jill was beautiful, inside and out , and always so joyful and fun to be around . She introduced me to the music of Johnny Mathis and till this day , whenever I hear one of his songs , I think of her . RIP , Jill. Love you !

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