Jan Treadway

January 7, 1939 - March 4, 2008
Jan Treadway


Janet Brenda Treadway, 69, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at home.

She was the daughter of the late Dr. William H. and Freda Bernstein. A resident of the Wilmington area since 1995, she was a vibrant and active member of the local pottery and arts communities. She was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Gene Thalheimer and Steve Treadway.

She is survived by her third husband, Gene Kerschen; a son from her first marriage, Verne Thalheimer; three stepdaughters from her second marriage, Jessica Treadway, Molly Johnson, and Laura Gergel; two sisters, Susan Bernstein and Bonnie Dockter; and numerous family members.

A celebration of Jan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at her home. Please call 792-0578 for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Orange Street Pottery, c/o Brenda Thomas, 205 Wayne Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • March 07, 2008
    Mike Wilson says:
    Our deepest sympathy for your family. Your family is in our prayers at this time of great loss. I know Jan from meeting on one occasion but mostly from the many references and stories of their good times together by her husband and my coworker Gene Kerschen. I know she will be missed by many. All of us at Newtronics have you in our thoughts and prayers.