Ellen Collins Jancar, R.N., 77, of Selkirk, NY, formerly of Amsterdam, NY, passed away December 19, 2022, at Our Daughters of Sarah Home in Albany following a brief illness.
Born in Amsterdam, NY on May 6, 1945, daughter of the late Henry and Ellen Collins Christman. She was born and raised in Amsterdam, NY, and was a 1963 Graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School. She went on to graduate from Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO in 1985 with a degree in Nursing.
Ellen served for a brief period in the US Army until she was honorably discharged in 1973. She practiced nursing for over a decade, retiring as an R.N. from the State of California. Ellen went on to become an entrepreneur, running a successful video rental store in Lake Luzerne, New York.
Ellen had an adventurous spirit and made many friends along the way. She loved anytime she got to visit with her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, living on the west coast, the east coast, in Israel, and Germany. She had a passion for Judaism and spent a few years travelling abroad in Israel.
She is survived by her two daughters, Seana (Walker) and her husband John Modoski of Amsterdam and Christine (Walker) and her husband Peter Beck of Selkirk, NY. Grandchildren, Jacob Shannon, Rachel Shannon of Amsterdam, NY, Kyle Beck of Washington D.C., Delaney Beck and Aidan Beck of Selkirk, NY.
Services and Interment will be private with burial at Fairview Cemetery Amsterdam, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz, Rossi, and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Please leave condolences online at www.brbsfuneral.com