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ST. CHARLES - Janet G. Gorecki died on April 22, 2014. She was born September 14, 1941, to Paul J. Copia and Margaret Mary Copia (nee Marshall) in Oak Park, IL. Her childhood was spent in DeKalb where she attended St. Mary's School. Her family moved to New Jersey where she attended St. Aloysius School and then graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Pittsfield, MA. Janet graduated from St. Michael's School of Nursing in Newark, NJ and took graduate classes at NIU in DeKalb. Janet worked as a nurse at Delnor Hospital, for Dr. Fred Haskins, and at Elgin Mental Health before her retirement. Janet's life was focused on her family and her community. She volunteered as a school nurse, taught art classes, chaired fundraisers, and served as the President of the Parent's Association. She was also committed to serving the elderly and the mentally challenged. Janet was the President of the Fideliter's Club of Elgin, IL, a charitable organization, and served as the Chairman of their 100th Anniversary Ball. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and often volunteered to bring food for funeral luncheons. In her retirement, Janet helped survivors of Hurricane Katrina who were relocated to Illinois. She also enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband Robert L. Gorecki, her son Robert L. Gorecki, Jr, her daughter Meg Gorecki, and two sisters Paulette Borota and Margaret Mary McGahan. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Joey Copia. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 3-8 P.M at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, (corner or Rt. 64 and Rt. 25), St. Charles. A funeral mass will be held 11 A.M., Friday at St. Patrick's Crane Road Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles with a burial to follow at the Prairie Cemetery on Crane Road in St. Charles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lazarus House, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, IL 60174. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes' obituary page: . For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060. Read Obituary
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