Inez Kurn Janger of West Tisbury died on Tuesday, Sept. 11. She was 81.

Inez and her husband Allen Janger lived most recently on Martha’s Vineyard. Prior to that, they raised their family in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Inez had 25 years of experience in human resources management. Her experience spanned management and consulting positions with Citibank, KPMG, and in private practice.

She was a tireless advocate for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults. She was instrumental in the passage of Section 4201 of the New York State education law, concerning The Instruction of the Deaf and of the Blind, and worked for ten years at the Lexington School for the Deaf as a children’s rights advocate. She was active in the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, where she served a term as president, and also served for many years on the association’s board of directors.

Before moving to Martha’s Vineyard, she was active in local community affairs in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. Inez was elected to the board of education and served as both member and president. Inez also served on the board of Temple Beth Shalom.

On Martha’s Vineyard, Inez was an active member of many charitable boards and organizations. She was a founding member and served as chairwoman of the Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative, an organization dedicated to expanding the philanthropic donor base on the Island and assisting nonprofits in capacity building. She was a member of the board of directors of The Yard and also served on the board of The Farm Institute.

Inez was beloved by family and friends. She is remembered by her sons, Edward, Matthew and Michael Janger; her daughters in law Vicki Eastus, Elise Brady and Meaghan Janger; her grandchildren, Emma, Max, Sophie, Lily, Ruby, Finn and Alex Janger; and countless friends.

A funeral service was held on Sept. 14 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative, P.O. Box 1018, West Tisbury, MA 02575,; Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 3417 Volta Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20007,; Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, P.O. Box 692, Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568,