Janice E. Sherman, 79, formerly of Albion, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Rolling Fields Nursing Home in Conneautville after a lengthy illness. Janice Elaine Steinhoff was born to Lawrence E. and Lillian L. “Tootie” Graham Steinhoff in Erie on January 26, 1942. She graduated from Northwestern High School then sought her degree in cosmetology. During her time of schooling, she worked in her parents business, Steinhoff Golden Dawn Foods. Early on in her teaching she owned a beauty salon in Albion. Janice went to work for Erie County Tech School, heading the cosmetology department for 32 ½ years, retiring in May 2004. Here she taught her students much more than just hair dressing. She nurtured hundreds of students into successful people. She married Lawrence E. Sherman on December 17, 1977. It wasn’t long till she was milking cows, planting fields and bailing hay. Janice was a 50 year plus member of Albion Chapter #22 Order of the Eastern Star, serving as the Worthy Matron in 1969. She was blessed with the ability of being able to create some beautiful ceramics or take a “room” and transform it into an awesome design and theme for the event. Janice is survived by her husband Larry, her daughter Kimberly (Shawn) Leonetti of Sharpsville, PA, grandchildren Brandon, Tyler, and Bryce Benic, a brother Kenneth L. (Bobbie) Steinhoff of Albion, and many great nieces and nephews. Preceded in passing by her parents Larry and Tootie. A private graveside service will be held by the family in Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg. The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, is handling the funeral arrangements. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com


Left by  “Nancy M. Evans” on 02/23/2021

So sorry for your loss Larry.

Left by  “Rachael Moore” on 02/17/2021

I was one of her students at ECTS. So sorry for your loss.She was a wonderful lady and my favorite teacher. I will always remember her! RIP Sherm.

Left by  “Kathy Palloto” on 02/15/2021

Oh, Sherm. I was a paraprofessional aide in her Cosmetology Class at Erie County Technical School. Such a great teacher and wonderful lady. I learned a lot and we laughed a lot! She was one-of-a-kind! I have thought of those memories often. My sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed. Love you, Sherm!

Left by  “Shirley Loepp” on 02/13/2021

Bobbie, Ken, and Sherman Family, Sorry for your loss.

Left by  “Nancy Anderson” on 02/12/2021

Larry and family. Please accept my deep sympathy for you and your family. So very sorry.

Left by  “Sherri Roth” on 02/12/2021

I was so blessed by Sherm and her teaching! She was such an amazing lady! I remember so much from her teaching me cosmetology and so much of her life lessons in there as well! My condolences to her family!

Left by  “Mary williams cross” on 02/12/2021

Sorry for ? Marks dont know how that happened love you sherm

Left by  “Mary williams cross” on 02/12/2021

I was one of her students she was the best teacher. We had fun learning. She cared about us and pushed us to be the best we could be. She will be missed im glad to have known her we had a great class she was the best. And thank you larry for being a big part of her spirit of love ???? she will be sadly missed. By all that knew her ???? you were a great mentor to my life thank you. God bless your family ????

Left by  “Janet & Charlie Chandler” on 02/12/2021

Our thoughts and prayers to Larry and family.

Left by  “Amy Start Reiser” on 02/12/2021

Sherm, as we all referred to her as in class, was a great teacher and was loved by so many. She touched a lot of people through her years myself being one. She will never be forgotten. My thoughts z as bud prayers for her family. May she Rest In Peace

Left by  “Walt & Deb Weir” on 02/12/2021

Thoughts and Prayer to Family and Friends. Sorry for your loss.

Left by  “Jackie Stankiewicz” on 02/11/2021

Audrey, Donnie and I will miss you. You were a wonderful friend.

Left by  “Larry and Amy Kelly ” on 02/11/2021

Larry, Kim and family..... so so sorry to hear about Jan. Many fond memories of being at your house. Sending love and sympathy your way.

Left by  “Amy Sanson” on 02/11/2021

Mrs. Sherman was my Cosmo teacher. She was a great person and mentor.. She will be greatly missed.. My condolences go out to her husband and family..

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