Janice Rieve, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse, died of complications from heart failure Feb. 1 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 77.
Born in Schooley's Mountain, N.J., she was the daughter of Leo and Nettie Rieve. She earned a diploma in nursing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1959 and a bachelor's degree in nursing, also at Hopkins, in 1969.
She also earned a master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Rieve worked in the Hopkins emergency room before being named chief nurse in the hospital's department of psychiatry. She joined a then-new Hopkins unit, the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in 1978. She became an instructor in the Hopkins School of Medicine and worked out of Good Samaritan Hospital.
Ms. Rieve went on to become a certified rehabilitation registered nurse. She worked with patients with physical disabilities, including spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders.
She retired in 1996 and traveled extensively throughout Africa, Russia and Europe. She also enjoyed trips to Ocean City. She was a fan of Jimmy Buffett and of steel drum music. She was also a dog fancier.
Services are private.
Ms. Rieve has no immediate survivors.