JEANETTE H. KELLOGG 1919-2017
A PALISADIAN for over 70 years, Jeanette was born in Syracuse and spent her childhood in Brooklyn Heights where she attended the Friends Elementary School and then Erasmus HS where she met Herbert Kellogg, her future husband and close companion for 75+ years. While he was attending Columbia College and she was at Barnard, they married and shortly thereafter “discovered” the rundown old Gesner house on Closter Road. Here they spent their lives together turning the old house into a gracious home where they raised their four children.
Always a great reader and friend of the Palisades Library, Jeanette obtained her Masters in Library Science at Columbia and worked first at Juilliard School of Music and then later at Lehman College, a career that lasted well into her 70’s.
She lived a long and rich life pursuing many interests. She played the violin in the Suburban Symphony in Rockland County for many years. With Herbert she traveled all over the world with particular fascination for the culture and peoples of Greece and Japan. She and Herbert spent many summers on their sailboat cruising up and down the New England coast. She was an active member of the local Monday Club. She was also a long-time member of the Palisades Presbyterian Church.
Jeanette will be remembered by her family and numerous friends as a marvelous hostess and cook, preparing countless excellent meals and enjoying immensely the good company and lively conversation around the dinner table. She especially loved her property, the trees, the outdoors, walks and gardening and the world of nature around her. Her final years were lived in the pleasant surrounds of Sunrise Senior Living in Old Tappan.
She is remembered with great fondness and affection by her four children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren