Jane (Irvin) Nantz
Jane (Irvin) Nantz, 84, born and raised at 7 Lake View St. in Lake Placid, passed away March 21, 2021, in Portland, Oregon.
Born to Bill and Jane Irvin on May 27, 1936, she graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1954, followed by Becker College in Massachusetts. Jane met her husband of 60 years, Jack Nantz, in 1957 at Freddy’s Bar & Grill and spent their first date skiing.
Jack and Jane moved to Oregon in 1974, where they could be close to skiing, golf and where Jane took up cycling. Her passion for cycling led her to completing many Cycle Oregon and Reach the Beach events. She loved to go on weekly rides with her “Bike Bunch” and had taken up spinning during the off season. Jane could always be found taking a number of fitness classes; it was her favorite way to start a day.
Being a native Lake Placid resident, Jane had a lifelong involvement in skiing, which was a passion for her entire family. She was a ski instructor at Mount Hood Meadows in Oregon for many years and an active ski race mom. She and Jack have a cabin on Mount Hood, Oregon, where she skied until last winter and enjoyed hiking in the summer, usually with one of her many (over the years) German shorthair pointers.
In 1981, Jane went to work at Intel and spent 17 years with them. She enjoyed her time there and spent four months on special assignment in Hong Kong before retiring. Jane had the opportunity to travel extensively in her life, often joining Jack to FIS ski races or on his international business trips with several dozen countries checked off her bucket list. Her trips home to Lake Placid were always the highlight, loving her time spent at the Irvin family dock.
Jane is survived by her husband Jack; son Brad Nantz (Kisa); daughter Cindy Dandoy (Joe); four grandchildren, Taylor Phillips, Morgan Kjhemus, JP Nantz and Mackenzie Habersetzer; and brother Jack Irvin of Lake Placid and his children, Jackie Irvin, Claire Rai, Tommy Irvin and Mary Jane Lawrence. She is proceeded in death by her brother Bill (Ann) Irvin.
Jane passed away after a hemorrhagic stroke. Her family is comforted knowing she attended a spin class the day of her stroke and was vibrant and active up until her final day. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, Portland, Oregon.
Although Jane lived much of her life on the West Coast, she was always kept Lake Placid close in her heart, and to honor that, the family will spread some of her ashes at her beloved Lake Placid at a later date.