Janice R. Trucksess
(nee Rundle) on August 27, 2021, Age 90 of Medford, former longtime resident of Moorestown; wife of the late A. William Trucksess; Beloved mother of Tanice (Dudley) Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth (John) Trucksess, & Kristen Trucksess; Loving Grandmother of Aubrey, Drew, Tess, Ryan, Tyler, Weston, & Wyatt.
Janice attended Moorestown High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire. During college, a photographer from Life Magazine chose her to photograph for a story about college women. The experience launched her career as a Fashion Model which she pursued in Philadelphia represented by The Model’s Guild. Janice quickly rose to be a top model doing runway, advertising campaigns and fashion editorials. When she married her husband A. William Trucksess who owned Philadelphia Sign Company, the Philadelphia Inquirer featured a four-page photo story entitled “When a Model Marries”.
After having three girls, Janice chose to give up her modeling career and put her expansive energy into raising her daughters as a stay-at-home Mom. She made brownies for Girl Scouts, costumes for Halloween and attended every PTA meeting with joy. Janice and her husband Bill enjoyed playing golf at one of the three clubs they belonged to Tavistock Country Club, The Moorestown Field Club and Laurel Creek, sailing at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, playing bridge and going to their beach house in Cape May, New Jersey as well as taking their three daughters on traveling adventures around the world. However, the most joy Janice had was with helping out and being with her expansive network of friends whether she was knitting hats for babies at Cooper Hospital or playing bridge with her friends at the Cape May Beach Club or later at Medford Leas Retirement Community. She was gracious, kind, giving and an excellent listener who impressed upon her daughters to be good and kind people because she believed beauty was only skin deep.
Services for Janice will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Janice may be made to Trenton Children’s Chorus, Inc. P.O. Box 7220, Ewing, NJ 08628 or at www.trentonchildrenschorus.org