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  • "I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many..."
    - John Herndon Truitt
  • "Graham...so sorry to learn about Janine. She was a very..."
  • "Graham, can't tell you how sorry I am. Will miss her..."
  • "I haven't seen Janine since we graduated from CGHS together..."
    - Elisa Frye
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
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Gainesville - Janine Popham Lorch of Gainesville, Florida went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, April 22nd. She was born in Miami, Florida to Fred and Janine Popham on December 2, 1933. She graduated from Coral Gables High School and attended the University of Florida. Janine spent most of her life in Florida where she raised three daughters and worked in cosmetology, insurance, sales and marketing. Her sense of humor, pointed expressions and direct approach to situations entertained friends and family for many years. She hosted the Gainesville Informer, a local TV talk show in the 1980's.

During the last 30 years, Janine devoted much time to reading and studying the Christian word. She applied everything she learned to her duties as wife, mother and grandmother. Her help and advice will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Graham Lorch of Gainesville, daughter Janine Kannensohn (husband Jeff) of Naples, daughter Melinda Godel (husband Howard) of Mt. Kisco, New York, daughter Emily Hillman (husband Andy) of Pensacola, sister Lucinda Barber of Belleair, eight grandchildren and one great grandson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 10th, 2014 at 2:00pm in the Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central's Chapel in the Meadows, 4100 NW 39th Ave.

Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609. (352)3478-2528. Please sign her online guestbook at


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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 6 to May 7, 2014
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