Janine M. Hard, 43, died in Hospice care in Towson, MD after battling ACC, an aggressive form of cancer; Mike and Sheri were at her side. Janine was born in Westwood, NJ and raised and educated in Hillsdale, NJ. Graduating with honors from Pascack Valley High School, she obtained her BA in Chemistry/Biology from Goucher College in MD. Janine attended the Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts becoming a Reiki Master and loved Homeopathic herbs and medicines. Janine is the eldest daughter of Peter & Susan (deceased) Hard and sister to Katie Eriksson and Colleen Hard and niece to Capt. Douglas & Muriel Hard; sons David & Alex, Stephen & Lisa Hard; son Jason & daughter Jennifer, Cynthia, Nancy and Richard Schott. Janine will be remembered fondly by her dearest friends Marc, Oscar, Fitz, Mike, Sheri, Dawn and exchange student sisters; Jane, Malin and Anyka and their families and her beloved brother-in-law Peter Eriksson and her nephews Kris, Niki, Alex and Peter. Janine was truly one of a kind. Traveling to Disney World will never be the same. Janine donated her remains to science to further assist in the research of this tragic disease and a private ceremony will be held later in the year for the family. However, we will be celebrating her life with a Bon Voyage Party at the Hillsdale Firehouse from 2-6pm on April 28th at 380 Hillsdale Ave. Hillsdale, NJ. All family and friends are welcome.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, April 28, 2018
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May 8, 2018
Mr. Hard, I was so sad to hear of the passing of your daughter. I think she may have been born while I was in your class at George White, as that was 43 years ago. Your tribute to her was lovely, and I also hope she is with her mother and you will be reunited with them one day when you have left this vale of tears. Wishing you peace and comfort. Pamela
April 15, 2018
I was truly blessed to share Janine's short life as her father. She chose her own path to travel, right up to the end of her earthly journey. I miss her; her laughter, her views on life & people, her imagination, her strength of character and most of all her smile that she gave so freely. Yes, there were times when I didn't understand her logic or mood swings but that's what made he truly unique. We were friends and I will miss her. Disney World will never be the same. One day I hope that she and Suzey will welcome me home.