Jane V. Bischoff

July 15, 1924March 22, 2012

Jane Veronica Ryan Bischoff passed into eternal life on Thurs., March 22, 2012 in Orlando, FL. She was born on July 15, 1924 in New York, NY and had lived in Carteret, NJ and Norfolk, VA. Most recently she made her home in Orlando, FL.,enjoying the world as it passed by her porch. She was a Veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy. She was a member in good standing of the Waves National, The American Legion, and the Silver Salts.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Francis; her children, Francis Jr.'Chris', Jane McKay, Margaret Saccone, and George; grandchildren, Paul Bischoff, Marney McKay, Logan McKay, Lindsay Saccone, and Vincent Saccone; brothers, James Ryan (Goldie), Thomas Ryan, Robert Ryan (Joan), and Donald Ryan (Rose); sister-in-law, Bertha Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.

Jane was predeceased by a daughter, Maureen Therese; a son, Robert Paul; her brothers, Edward, George and Richard; sisters, Margaret Mary and Isabelle; and special sisters-in-law, Mena and Vee.

She loved to knit and crochet and gifted many friends and family members with afghans, lap robes, and baby layettes. Many were welcomed into her home and treated to a piece of her special lemon meringue pie.

Jane was happy to have traveled the world making trips to Europe, Alaska, the Panama Canal and, her favorite, Russia. The Gulfstream Harbor “Bingo Bunch” will miss her as will all those who came to call her friend.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2012 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, VA with a rosary service starting at 7:00 p.m. A service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the funeral home burial will follow at the Hampton National Cemetery with military honors. A future Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Orlando, FL.

Memorials to St. Jude’s Hospital and/or Blessed Trinity Catholic Church of Orlando in her name are appreciated. You may pay condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2012
  • Rosary Service Monday, March 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jane V. Bischoff

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Barbara Blanchard

April 9, 2012

Dear Grit & George,
Joe and I just heard about your loss. And are sending loving thoughts and prayers your way.

March 31, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family, Frank. Jane was such a gracious lady and she shall be missed by any of us that were touched by her life.
Sue Garman

March 30, 2012

Sincere condolences to frank and family from Joe and Isobel, I will never forget, Jane was the only person otherthan my father who called me Bell.You will be missed. Love Isobel and Joe Orlando Florida.

March 27, 2012

to the entire bischoff family our thoughts and prayers are with you, mrs. b was a women who had a true passion for life along with a wonderful sense of humor..i will always remember mrs b's hearty laugh and what a great friend she was to our family ! RIP...

kevin fedyski

Camille Orosco

March 26, 2012

Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.

~Fran Martinez

March 25, 2012

We will so much miss "Miss" Jane's sweet spirit here at Gulfstream Harbor. The Memorial Day parade won't be the same without her, showing her pride in her military career and her country. In the short time I have known her I came to love and respect her very much....Miss Jane will be missed.

Bea Pochr

March 25, 2012

Wonderful Lady & Friend,we will miss her. She was the leader of The Bingo Bunch.
Bea Poche

Doris Nelson

March 25, 2012

Jan e got what she wished for I love her and will miss her.

Doris Nelson, Orlando,Fl.

Detta Hawkins

March 25, 2012

Our heartfelt condolences to Frank and family on the loss of a wonderful and "spunky" woman. Jane was loved not only by the Gulfstream Harbor "Bingo Bunch" but by everyone she came in contact with. She will be missed immensely! God bless you, Ms. Jane, and your family! Aloha Wau Ia Oe

Nancy & Roger Trottier

March 25, 2012

Our condolences to the Bischoff family for the passing of your beloved Jane. She will be greatly missed.