Janis Marcia Levine – October 31, 2020

Janis Marcia Levine of Hoboken, NJ passed away on October 31, 2020.

Born to Sara and Simon Levine in 1948, Janis was raised in Brooklyn, NY. As an adult, Janis traveled the world, including living in Japan for two years studying Japanese Tea Ceremony and becoming a practicing Zen student. In the early 1980s, Janis moved to Hoboken with her young family and stayed active in the community on local boards and political campaigns. Later in life, Janis became an ESL teacher at Bronx Community College and served as a New York Public Library administrator.

Janis lived a life full of the creative and expressive as a passionate supporter of the arts. One could often find her enjoying the variety of offerings available from local venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as sustaining institutions like NPR, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Japan Society. Janis found fulfillment as a lifelong Buddhist meditator, and spent her later years actively practicing yoga and Tai Chi.

Janis is survived by her beloved son, Daniel Galsworth, her dear brother, Stephen Levine, and her former husband, Gary Galsworth.


A celebration of life will be planned, with details to follow.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

5 thoughts on “Janis Marcia Levine – October 31, 2020

  1. I met Janice and her husband when I was living in Hoboken. /Danny her son was a little baby and I was asked to babysit. I’m very sad to hear of her passing.
    Kimberly Stockwell
    Stirling New Jersey
    201-320-3488
    Call me Gary

  2. I knew Janis as a zen student in the late 1970s and early 80s. Although our paths diverged shortly thereafter, I continued to think of her with great affection and am grieved to hear of her passing. May her spirit shine on.

  3. “It is with such a sad heart that I have just discovered that Janis had passed away. She belonged to our Montclair Tai Chi group and were so worried when we hadn’t heard from her after texts and phone calls. Janis was the the first person to buy a piece of my collage artwork. She loved it and I still can’t figure out why (smile) . Well Rest In Peace my friend we will be dedicating our practice to you. Sincerest condolences to your family, your son especially who you loved dearly. Sharron Allen”

  4. Janis studied T’ai Chi with me for several years at the Montclair Library. She was an enthusiastic and thorough student, as well as a delightful person to be around. She will certainly be missed.

  5. We are so glad to have known Janis for so many years, and will miss her dearly.. she was a sweet kind and loving person. We once had the pleasure of serving her tea in our home after a round of Tai chi,. And at all other times had very interesting conversations with her! May she Rest In Peace!

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