Jane Eva Huffman-Roscoe

Jane Eva Huffman-Roscoe, MS, Ph.D., MPH, CWFS

July 25, 2017

Jane Eva Huffman-Roscoe, MS, Ph.D., MPH, CWFS, 65 years of age, of Knowlton Township, New Jersey, passed away July 25, 2017.

Jane was born in Derby, Connecticut, to Jane and George Huffman on Jan. 16, 1952. She attended high school at St. Joseph’s and graduated in 1970. Jane went on to earn her undergraduate degree and Master’s of Science from The University of Connecticut, all while playing for the now-famous women’s basketball team. She started her Ph.D. at the University of Delaware and then transferred to Rutger’s Newark to complete her studies in microbiology. A study, that like much of her research throughout her life, involved time in the field and collaboration with her husband, Doug.

Jane began her career teaching at Rutger’s University, but was fortunate enough to find a home at East Stroudsburg University in 1986, just across the river from home. Over the course of her 29-year career at ESU, Jane taught more students about the joys and wonders of science than her collection of student master theses lining the bookshelf can do justice. Near the end of her career, she established the Northeast Wildlife DNA Lab at ESU. A lab that has served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an indispensable source for forensic analysis in state wildlife crimes and the larger community with the in-home diagnosis for the presence of Lyme disease in ticks. Jane’s heart and soul was in teaching. She cared deeply about ESU and her students.

Jane is survived by her husband, Doug, and son, Eric.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 29, at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, New Jersey. A funeral liturgy will follow at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ESU Foundation, Attention: Wildlife DNA Lab, 200 Prospect St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Drs. Usha Niranjan and Robert Werner, who were there throughout Jane’s battle with cancer.

Newbaker Funeral Home

200 Route 94, Blairstown, New Jersey

newbaker.com

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1 Comment

  1. Doug and Eric – I am so sorry to read today of Jane’s passing in July. I was her roommate for a couple years as an undergrad at UConn, and had just in the last few years been back in touch with her. She sounded fulfilled in her professional and private lives, and the same cheerful Jane that I knew decades ago. She sent me a book she edited, and an ESU shirt that I will continue to proudly wear. The world is a lesser place with her loss. Prayers for her and you.

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