Jane A. Mahlstedt

May 16, 1936March 30, 2021

MAHLSTEDT - Jane A. (nee MacTaggart) At the age of 84, after a brave battle against Leukemia, Jane passed peacefully with her daughters by her side March 31, 2021. Beloved mother of Jessica (Carmine Gangi) and Tiffany Mahlstedt; amazing grandmother of Ava Gangi and Charlotte Wilson; former wife and longtime friend of the late Jeffrey Mahlstedt; survived by family, Suzie and Kevin Keller, Bob Mayfield, and dearest friend Cathy Bottita. No prior visitation. A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be announced at a later date. Jane and her former husband, Jeffrey, owned and operated the restaurants, The Speakeasy and J.P. Morgan’s, in Niagara Falls, NY. Her second career had a 30 year span in the real estate industry, where she worked in Buffalo and New York City. As stated by Mr. Peter Hunt, “She was a powerful, iconic presence in our company and a treasure to us all.” She will be truly missed by all who knew her. If desired, donations in Jane’s name may be made to Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Arrangements by PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be offered at


  • No Prior Visitation, A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Bob Mayfield

April 6, 2021

In loving memory of my dear cousin,
Jane MacTaggart Mahlstedt.

Ann Kwitchoff

April 5, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. She and I had several encounters during our many years in the real estate business. Our transactions together always went smoothly and it was a pleasure working with her. Our industry will miss her.

Jim Keefe

April 4, 2021

Jane was a very dynamic woman. I worked for her at the Speakeasy Restaurant while attending Niagara University. If it were not for Jane, the Speakeasy would not have been the successful fine dining restaurant that it was. She was always out front making sure all guests got superb service. She made a point of getting to know her customers and made them all feel special, including many repeat Canadians. Jane was always fair to her staff. I never had the opportunity to tell her this but she had a huge and very positive impact on me and my ultimate career.

My deepest condolences to her family .