REEDVILLE—Janet Dodge Shriver of Reedville died July 5, 2021.
Janet was born January 30, 1929, in Albany, N.Y., to Dr. Francis W. Dodge and Dr. Helen R. Dodge. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in home economics.
Janet was employed by Essex County, N.Y., as a home extension agent and later moved to Prince George’s County, Md., to further her career. It was during her time with the county extension office that she met her future husband David. They married in 1961.
Janet left employment to raise a family and became an advocate for her community. The family regularly traveled from Calverton, Md., to Reedville to visit her parents. In 1972, they took possession of a portion of the family Homestead where they spent weekends and summers on the Chesapeake Bay.
It was in 1988 that the Shrivers became permanent residents and began giving of their time to their new community. Janet promptly became a member of the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club and remained a member for 32 years. Her favorite events were the making of the Christmas wreaths and participating in the annual home tours. She also became very active in the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and volunteered in the early years of the restoration of Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern.
To say that she “will be missed by all those who knew her” is an understatement. She was blessed with many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, David Shriver; her son, David Andrew Shriver; her sister, Ann Robertson; and her two brothers, Peter Dodge and Richard Dodge.
She is survived by her son, Steven S. Shriver and his wife, Colleen.
A memorial service for Janet “Jan” Shriver will be held at 11:30 a.m. October 2 at Festival Halle in Reedville.