Jane Golub, businesswoman and philanthropist, passes away at 80

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Jane Golub, known in the Capital Region for her work with Price Chopper Supermarkets, has died at age 80.

Jane died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a brief illness. She was on vacation with her husband Neil at the time.

Neil, and their daughter Mona, issued a statement on Wednesday:

“We are heartbroken at the loss of our best friend, soulmate, wife, mother and grandmother. We will forever miss her fiercely independent style, grace, good humor and love.

Jane’s impact on our lives and our community will be impossible to measure. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from so many in our community and beyond who have been touched by her humanity.”

While Jane and her husand are business icons often associated with Price Chopper Supermarkets, Jane was also a longtime elementary school teacher. She may also be most well-known for her philanthropic efforts, particularly her work with Schenectady Day Nursery, congregation Gates of Heaven, and anti-bullying initiatives.

The Town of Niskayuna issued a statement upon learning of her passing:

“The Town of Niskayuna and the Capital Region have lost an icon.  Few women have done more for our community than Jane Golub.  Her civic leadership was inspirational.” 

Flags at Niskayuna Town Hall were lowered to half staff in recognition of Golub.

Services for Golub were announced on Friday. The public can say goodbye at 10:30 on Tuesday at the Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady.

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