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Janet G. Bartlett

Posted By Stephen On June 11, 2022 @ 9:58 am In Obituary | 5 Comments


ALBANY – Janet G. Bartlett of Albany died peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at age 97.  Born Gabriele Rothschild in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, she was the daughter of Ernst Rothschild and Erna Morgenthau Rothschild.  She and her mother left Germany in 1934 to escape the impending war.  Her name was changed to Janet Richard.  She studied playwriting and directing at Columbia University and later worked in public relations at CBS.  It was at CBS where she met and married her husband Gerald B. Bartlett in 1948.  They moved to Albany in 1949.  She had a wonderful career as Parish Secretary at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church from 1971-1993.

Janet was an intellectual, a liberal, an especially gifted writer, a kind and generous friend, a lover of animals, a truly gentle soul, and a devoted mother.  We will miss her so.

Janet was the loving mother of Elizabeth Marschke (Roger) and Kevin Bartlett (Susan Barnett); the grandmother of Christopher Bartlett; and sister of Monique Rothschild.

Calling hours will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave, Albany on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  A celebration of Janet’s life will be held in the funeral home following the calling hours at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

This is a video tribute to Janet:

Condolences for the family of “Janet G. Bartlett”

Condolence from Janet Wexler Lindner on June 12th, 2022 6:35 am

Liz and Kevin – Your mother was my mother’s best friend. She was always so kind to my mother and I remember fondly how they did the Sunday crossword puzzle together over the telephone. They always enjoyed each other’s company. I’m sorry for your loss, she was a delightful person.

Condolence from Bob Levitt on June 13th, 2022 10:32 am

I’m sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers are with you.

Condolence from Mark Joseph Kelly on June 14th, 2022 12:57 pm

Kevin & Liz – I just learned of your mom’s passing. I am so very sorry. Janet was a woman of true grace and kindness. I was fortunate to have met her. Be well in the warmth of her memory.

Condolence from Jonathan Smead on June 15th, 2022 8:16 am

…Kevin and Liz…I regret that I never had the chance to meet your mother….I am sorry for your loss, but my heart is gladdened that an angel here in earth has found her home…bless us all…

Condolence from Jean Houston on July 4th, 2022 10:37 am

Jan (as my mom called her) and my mother were great friends for many years in Albany. Jan was 17 years younger than
my mom, but they hit it off from the start. I loved the group of photos you posted, which shows my mom (with the “H”
shirt) at about 9:22 and myself as well later. I’m grateful for your mother’s long life, her vivacious personality (which shines through in all the photos), and her friendship with my mother.
Jean Verlaney Houston
Chapel Hill, NC

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