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VFCC Mourns Beloved Professor

by Office of Marketing | June 14, 2008
On Friday, June 13, 2008, VFCC professor Dr. Janice Gable was called home to her heavenly reward. Though we know that we do not "sorrow as others who have no hope" our hearts are still filled with sorrow. The VFCC family has suffered a loss that will not soon be forgotten. Dr. Gable touched the hearts and lives of all who knew her, but none more than the hundreds of VFCC students who sat in her classes since 1997. She brought pages of literature and verses of poetry alive to countless young people as they explored life's lessons through the words of famous authors. 

Dr. Don Meyer, President of VFCC, reflected, "How grateful we are to have known Dr. Gable as a friend and colleague. Her passion for God, her commitment to excellence, and her love of truth will remain with all of us. She will be profoundly missed." 

Janice Gable was born in Scranton, PA, on August 10, 1961, to Arthur and Frances Gable. She graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School and went on to achieve degrees from Penn State (BA), University of Scranton (MA) and Lehigh University (Ph.D.). Prior to coming to VFCC, Dr. Gable worked as a newspaper reporter for several publications including The Scranton Tribune. She arrived on the campus of VFCC in 1997 and taught in the Arts and Science Department. In 2006 Dr. Gable was promoted to chair the department. Though she dealt with health issues over much of her life, Dr. Gable continued to live her life for others, creating a legacy that will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. 

Janice Gable is survived by her parents, sisters Jacqueline (Dave) Dippold and Judy (Philip) Protz, and brother Arthur (Susanne) Gable, three nieces and five nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Storms Research Center, Valley Forge Christian College, 1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.