Janis D. Lehowicz, 88, of Utica, N.Y., and Lecanto, died April 4, 2013, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Janis was born Feb. 13, 1925 in Turin, N.Y., to the late Simon and Anna (Kiska) Lehowicz. She retired as the office manager for the Utica, N.Y. Metropolitan Insurance Company after 43 years of service. Following her retirement, she wintered with her two sisters in Floral City, enjoying many friends and activities. She was a member of the New York State Club, Floral City Garden Club, Floral City Historical Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Utica, Herkimer Co. AARP Chapter. She was active as a volunteer for the Rescue Mission, Utica. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Utica and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, reading books and traveling.
Left to cherish her memory are five nieces, Sylvia Bulson (Robert), Beatrice Raux, (Ron), Mary Ann Lechowicz, Dorothy Baxter (Robert) and Patty Seymour; three nephews, Larry G., Bruce D. Lehowicz and James Lechowicz (Toni). She also leaves grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sigmund and Raymond Lehowicz and two sisters, Elizabeth Sumner and Alice Reed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held AT 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9 a.m., until the procession leaves for the church. A later graveside service will be held at Martinsburg Cemetery in Martinsburg, N.Y. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.