On October 18, 2018, an extraordinary woman departed this world, as Jan Rodefer Kostan left us unexpectedly that day. Born August 18, 1938, Jan lived in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow for most of her life. She was a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School, Kent State University and completed advanced training in the fields of education, environmental education and gifted and talented studies. She was a beloved teacher in the Falls and shared her talents at the Summit Choral Society, First Congregational Church and volunteered her time at the Stow Municipal Courthouse. Jan was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend and will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have been in her world. A Celebration of Life will be held to honor Jan at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at First Congregational Church in Akron. (CFNP, 12/9/18)