In memory of
HANA JANJIGIAN HEALD
In memory of
HANA JANJIGIAN HEALD
HEALD, Hana Janjigian Newspaper owner, community activist and devoted mother Hana McEwen Janjigian Heald, 80, a longtime resident of Dedham, MA, died on December 24, 2020 in Frederick, MD. Hana passed away peacefully as a result of COVID-19. Born in Danville, PA on March 4, 1940, Hana grew up in Kingston, PA as the middle child of the late Edward R. Janjigian, M.D. and Hannah McEwen Janjigian. Hana is survived by her sister Jessie von Hippel and Jessie's husband Eric. Hana was predeceased by her brother Eddie, who died in 1958 in a tragic car accident. In 1968, Hana married James C. Heald, M.D., and they had three children together. After their divorce in 1978, Hana and her kids moved to Dedham and Hana was a systems analyst for Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital. In 1981, Hana became a weekly columnist for The Daily Transcript. In 1986, Hana was elected to a seat on the Dedham School Committee and also served several terms as a Dedham Town Meeting member, most recently in 2014. In 1990, Hana was among a group of advocates who, concerned about food insecurity, created The Dedham Food Pantry (DFP). Hana served as president of the DFP in 1992-93. In September 1993, Hana was among the founding staff of The Dedham Times, a weekly, independent newspaper. Seven months later, she became the newspaper's majority owner, and she played instrumental roles as a writer, photographer, publisher, editor, and mentor until she retired from the publication in 2018. Her son Scotty has worked at the paper since 2003 and is now its Managing Editor, and Hana's other son Jimmy has worked at The Times since 1995 and is its Publisher. Hana was a particular inspiration to her daughter who, like her mom, changed careers and now owns and operates Clove & Cedar Coffeebar, a specialty coffee shop with a community focus in Bethesda, Maryland. In the 2000s and 2010s, Hana dove fully into the role of grandparent. In the summer of 2018, Hana moved to Maryland to live near her daughter Janet and her family. Hana resided in Chevy Chase until October 2019, at which time she moved to Somerford Place in Frederick where she lived for 14 months. In addition to her sister and brother-in-law, Hana is survived by her three beloved children: Jimmy Heald and his wife Shannon, Janet Forlini and her husband E.J., and Scotty Heald; as well as four beloved grandchildren: Julia, Elena, Annie, and Charlie. Hana also leaves a cherished niece, Christiana von Hippel and her husband Andrew Cann, and a cherished nephew, Eric von Hippel. Since it isn't safe to gather now, Hana's family is hoping to hold a celebration of her life in the summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Hana's honor to one of the following organizations: The Dedham Food Pantry, 797 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026 ( www.dedhamfoodpantry.org ). The News Literacy Project, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC, 20015, ( www.newslit.org). Arrangements by Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, FREDERICK, MD. Online condolences may be shared at www.keeneybasford.com .
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In memory of
HANA JANJIGIAN HEALD
HEALD, Hana Janjigian Newspaper owner, community activist and devoted mother Hana McEwen Janjigian Heald, 80, a longtime resident of Dedham, MA, died on December 24, 2020 in Frederick, MD. Hana passed away peacefully as a result of COVID-19. Born in Danville, PA on March 4, 1940, Hana grew up in Kingston, PA as the middle child of the late Edward R. Janjigian, M.D. and Hannah McEwen Janjigian. Hana is survived by her sister Jessie von Hippel and Jessie's husband Eric. Hana was predeceased by her brother Eddie, who died in 1958 in a tragic car accident. In 1968, Hana married James C. Heald, M.D., and they had three children together. After their divorce in 1978, Hana and her kids moved to Dedham and Hana was a systems analyst for Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital. In 1981, Hana became a weekly columnist for The Daily Transcript. In 1986, Hana was elected to a seat on the Dedham School Committee and also served several terms as a Dedham Town Meeting member, most recently in 2014. In 1990, Hana was among a group of advocates who, concerned about food insecurity, created The Dedham Food Pantry (DFP). Hana served as president of the DFP in 1992-93. In September 1993, Hana was among the founding staff of The Dedham Times, a weekly, independent newspaper. Seven months later, she became the newspaper's majority owner, and she played instrumental roles as a writer, photographer, publisher, editor, and mentor until she retired from the publication in 2018. Her son Scotty has worked at the paper since 2003 and is now its Managing Editor, and Hana's other son Jimmy has worked at The Times since 1995 and is its Publisher. Hana was a particular inspiration to her daughter who, like her mom, changed careers and now owns and operates Clove & Cedar Coffeebar, a specialty coffee shop with a community focus in Bethesda, Maryland. In the 2000s and 2010s, Hana dove fully into the role of grandparent. In the summer of 2018, Hana moved to Maryland to live near her daughter Janet and her family. Hana resided in Chevy Chase until October 2019, at which time she moved to Somerford Place in Frederick where she lived for 14 months. In addition to her sister and brother-in-law, Hana is survived by her three beloved children: Jimmy Heald and his wife Shannon, Janet Forlini and her husband E.J., and Scotty Heald; as well as four beloved grandchildren: Julia, Elena, Annie, and Charlie. Hana also leaves a cherished niece, Christiana von Hippel and her husband Andrew Cann, and a cherished nephew, Eric von Hippel. Since it isn't safe to gather now, Hana's family is hoping to hold a celebration of her life in the summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Hana's honor to one of the following organizations: The Dedham Food Pantry, 797 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026 ( www.dedhamfoodpantry.org ). The News Literacy Project, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC, 20015, ( www.newslit.org). Arrangements by Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, FREDERICK, MD. Online condolences may be shared at www.keeneybasford.com .
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