Paulette Sklanka lit a candle
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
If anyone could have had a Best Friend to pick, it was Janet. I was fortunate to have her as my Best Friend growing up. We even gave ourselves nicknames, Twinkles and Jellybeans. We had lots of fun over the years at Saint Mary’s School. Going on Class Trips to New York City and our yearly school picnic at Rocky Glen Park. Remembering all the good times we had at my house. We would have cookout’s in the summer and holiday get togethers with our friends. My Mom Beverly would make her famous pizza for us on the weekends. Friday’s we would go to Janet’s house for homemade Pierogies. Grandma Grabowski and Janet’s Mom Regina would be rolling out the dough and filling them with farmer cheese. While Janet and I sat watching and impatiently waiting for them to be ready to eat. They were delicious!! I still have the recipe and make them for my Family to have at Christmas Eve Dinner. We loved to go down Janet’s basement and listen to music with her brother Bob, it was usually the Beatles. When Dom and I got married, Janet was a Bridesmaid in our wedding. Even though we went our separate ways we still managed to keep in touch with each other. We would send Christmas Cards and call each other to keep up to date with our families and current events. So to you Bill, Keith, Aubrey and Bob,We are truly sorry for your Loss. Janet was a wife, mother, sister and the Best Friend anyone could have. She will always be in our thoughts and prayer’s. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace! Paulette Vosh Sklanka and Dominic Sklanka
Mary Kosciuk posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
We arrived every summer in our station wagon whether it was green, blue or looked like a paneled truck. We saw your garage being built beyond the swing set, the tomato patch and the two tall pine trees. We parked in the driveway and marched up those dark green steps into the kitchen. In the very early days, we would find Chuch (Spelling, I have no idea! Your grandmom.) behind the kitchen door cooking and her face beet red from the heat. But she always had a big, great smile and encouraged us to eat! If you haven’t figured it out yet, we are your NJ cousins- Art, Rita, Mary, Eileen and Michael. I must bring up one funny memory that your mom Regina would never let us forget. During one of those early visits when we were very young, we stopped in Allentown rest stop the way and bought a surprise for all. Giant lollipops!! Do you remember the story now, Bob? That’s when for some unknown reason which we never discovered, our 3-4 year old Eileen smashed her lollipop over Janet’s head. Yep, that is what she did! I don’t remember it actually happening. Aunt Regina loved to tell that story over the years and we all had a great belly laugh or two! Janet, we were laughing with you. We miss you already! God speed on your journey to heaven.
Mary Ellen Polentz uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Janet's sister Debbie was my best friend in grade school, and the Hockings were my second family. I had Sunday dinner there regularly and spent many afternoons and evenings in their kitchen laughing with Debbie, Janet, and Bob, as well as Regina, Grandma Grabowski, and Uncle Ray. Janet was whip smart like everyone in her family, and she had an arch sense of humor that contributed to the high spirits I always found in that household. Although we weren't in close contact as adults, she never failed to send a Christmas card, and I was able to see her on the occasions when Debbie visited. One of those times is pictured here, when we enjoyed lunch with our 7th-8th grade teacher, Sister Roberta Ann Leskey. Rest in peace, Janet.
The family of Janet M. Schwartz uploaded a photo
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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