In Memoriam: Janet Belden, 62

Led Chase Agent Bank Services

Janet M. Belden, age 62, died of natural causes in her home in New York City on October 6, 2011. After 30 years in banking administration, she retired from JPMorgan Chase in 2003.

David Goldberg writes: "Janet started her career at Manufacturers Hanover and got into Loan Agency Operations as a result of the first Chrysler bail-out/recovery. She stayed in Loan Agency Operations through the many mergers, ending up running the largest and most successful Syndicated Loan/Agent Bank Operations function in the United States, with over $1 trillion in credit facitilies where Chase was Agent Bank.  A consummate professional she always cared more about her staff then herself.  In all the years I worked with her, I never heard her complain, and I never had a cross word with her, ever.  I will never forget when she walked off the elevator on the 8th floor at CMP covered in plaster dust on the morning of September 11th – more concerned about all of us, then all of us worrying about her. She was truly a very special person who will be sorely missed."

Born in Canton, OH to the late William H. and Jeanne (Geoghegan) Belden, Janet was a 1967 graduate of Central Catholic High School and graduated from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, in 1971. Janet had a great love for her family, was an avid sports fan and particularly loved Notre Dame Football. Janet also had a great love for Broadway, theater and movies.

Janet is survived by her sister, Joan M. Belden of New York, NY, four brothers, William (Karen) & David Belden both of Canton, Bruce (Janice) Belden of Strasburg, OH, and Thomas (Katy) Belden of Cleveland; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kristen Ann Belden Scholarship Fund c/o 4824 Tuscarawas St., W. Canton, OH 44708 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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