Monday, September 26, 2022

Jane N. Bookman, 93

WILMINGTON — Jane N. Bookman passed away peacefully on August 10, 2022, at Lower Cape Fear Life Care with her son Ed by her side.  She was born November 19, 1928, in Morgantown, WV the daughter of Ignac and Anna Nekoranec.

She graduated from Morgantown High School in 1947 and attended West Virginia University prior to her marriage to her husband of 71 years Edmund B Bookman Jr.

Married to a career Army officer in the first 25 years of their marriage they moved 25 times.  She was an active volunteer while her children were growing up. After they were grown, she worked as a dental assistant in Aberdeen Maryland. 

Moving to Wilmington in 1980 she was active in several bridge clubs, played Contract Bridge at the YMCA, was a member of the Cape Fear Shag Club and an active member of the Pine Valley Methodist Church.  She loved the beach and taught both of her children to swim.

A loving wife, mother, and friend she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed, sisters Josephine Kusic, Mary Pinion, brothers Paul Nekoranec, Joseph Nekoranec, and Albert Nekoranec, several nieces and nephews.  She is survived by her loving caregiver and son Edmund B Bookman III of Wilmington, her daughter Jane Hutchison (Bill) of Newtown, CT, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be with her husband Edmund at Arlington National Cemetery at a date in the future.

Memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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