Janice Temkin-Irvin, 93


CARLSBAD, CALIF. – Janice Temkin died on Nov. 11, 2022, while in hospice care at the La Costa Elder Care board and care. Her hospice nurse, Anna, was holding her hand as she transitioned.

Janice was born on Nov. 4, 1929, in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Myer and Belle Markell. She was the youngest of four children, who all predeceased her – Edward, Dorothy and Robert. She graduated from Joseph Case High School, in Swansea, and briefly attended Adelphi College, in Garden City, Long Island.

She was married to Jacob N. Temkin for 27 years and moved to San Diego, where she met and married Lester Irvin, who died in 2018. She worked as a bookkeeper for Jewish Family & Children’s Service, in Providence, for many years as well as in San Diego.

Janice’s passions included playing tennis, playing piano, doing needlepoint and crocheting afghan blankets.

She is survived by a son, Alan Temkin, of Providence; a daughter, Liz Temkin, of Los Angeles, California; and a grandson, Nathan Sells, of Los Angeles.

Contributions in her memory can be made to Jewish Collaborative Services, 1165 N. Main St., Providence, R.I. 02904.