Janice "Jan" Ann Furtwangler

November 24, 1951 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Janice "Jan" Furtwangler Obituary

Janice “Jan” Ann Furtwangler, 71, of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on October 5, 2023, with her family at her side.

Jan was born in Pittsburgh on November 24, 1951, a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret McIntyre.  She married Henry Furtwangler on January 7, 1972.

Jan worked at both Allegheny General and Spencer hospital early on.  As a passionate animal lover, Jan established and ran Attaboy Dog Obedience School in Meadville for over 30 years as well as running the local Therapy Dog and 4H clubs for years before moving to Atwater, OH.  She continued with Journey Golden Retrievers until her passing, living in Port St. Lucie, FL.  She enjoyed showing her prize Journey Golden retrievers in both the UKC and AKC circuits and was an active member of several Golden Retriever Clubs.  Recently, she received recognition with an honorary Lifetime membership from the National Association of Dog Obedience Trainers (she was number 425).  In addition to dogs, she had a lifelong talent and passion for horses which lives on in her son Ryan and her granddaughter Avery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry and her brother Richard McIntyre.  Survivors include her son Ryan (Jennifer) Furtwangler and cherished granddaughter Avery Furtwangler of Palm City, FL.  Her brother Donald T. (Sandra) McIntyre of Asheville, NC and many nieces and nephews.  Jan touched more human and animals lives than most people have ever meet.  She loved her friends, family and animals in the deepest of ways.  She will be missed by her many, many close friends.

Jan’s viewing will be Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where a celebration of life ceremony will follow at 12:00 p.m.  The family requests no additional flowers, however memorials can be made in her memory to:

Golden Retriever Foundation -

Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation -

Talisman Therapeutic Riding -

“You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.  The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.  Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....”  -The Rainbow

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October 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Celebration of Life
October 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335


Golden Retriever Foundation

Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation

Talisman Therapeutic Riding


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