Price Chopper matriarch, philanthropist Jane Golub laid to rest

April 23, 2019 06:50 PM

SCHENECTADY - When 1,500 people show up to pay tribute to a person, it speaks volumes about their standing in the community.

"I think what you see here is what her legacy is all about," said Senator Jim Tedicso (R - Glenville). "She loved the community and the community loved her. She was truly a woman for all seasons."


Jane Golub's legacy is unmatched in the Capital Region. An educator, a business woman, and a philanthropic icon.

"She was extraordinary," said Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. "She just didn't do it to go through the motions, she did it because she cared. (Her death) is going to be felt for generations."

Mona Golub eulogized her beloved mother from the pulpit of the Temple Gates of Heaven sanctuary in Schenectady as a "woman of distinction, a woman of achievement, and a woman of valor."

"My mom was a graceful, fiercely independent woman," Golub asserted. "She was a nurturer of people, full of good humor and humanity. She lived every day with a purpose and never let a day go by without accomplishment."

The Golub name hangs on the Schenectady MiSci Museum where Dr. Gina Gould says Jane Golub became instantly passionate about the museum's mission, which she says left a lasting impression on her.

"The likes of people like Jane are few and far between," Gould stated. "She had the grace and the style of a generation that's quickly going."

"When she saw someone in need, she filled that need," Rep. Paul Tonko (D - Amsterdam) pointed out. "I think that is a remarkable legacy to have touched so many lives."

People who knew Mrs. Golub and who worked with her were quick to point out she didn't just write checks, she got involved in charitable causes throughout the region. She was a woman who loved to roll up her sleeves and tackle any challenge with energy and alacrity.

"She had an indomitable spirit and she was a woman who lived her life in Technicolor," Mona Golub said of her mother. "All of the love and respect that is being heaped upon her now is well-deserved for a life well-lived."


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