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Janet C. (Chimera) Oaks

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Janet C. (Chimera) Oaks Obituary
Oaks, Janet C.

(Chimera)

Fairport: At age 74, passed peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 26. Predeceased by her husband, William and brother, Bill (Joyce) Chimera. Survived by her brother, Russell; Daughter, Katherine (Rodrigo) Pazmino; Son, William (Theresa) Oaks; Daughter, Rebecca (Bill) DeNike; Grandchildren: Erik, Jack, Maya, and Grace; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Janet graduated from Penfield HS ('57), Nazareth College ('61) and obtained a M.S. in Music Education from Nazareth ('68). Her teaching career spanned 33 years in the Honeoye Falls, Rochester, Brighton, and Pittsford school districts. She was a dedicated elementary music teacher who touch the lives of thousands of students and teachers alike. Her professional memberships included: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Beta Pi Chapter), the Greater Rochester Chapter American Orff Schulwerk Association, and the Pittsford District Retired Teachers' Association. Janet's kind and giving nature let to an extensive community service history including: Alternatives For Battered Women, The Arts Council of Rochester, The Rochester Landmark Society, The Women's Club of Pittsford and Ganondagan State Historic Site.

Please join the family to share memories of Janet's full and wonderful life on Friday, August 29 from 4-7pm, at Keenan's Funeral Home on Rt. 31 in Fairport. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 30 at 10am, at The Church Of The Resurrection, Fairport. Reception immediately following. Family Interment at White Haven Cemetery to follow reception.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 New York 444, Victor, NY 14564.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014
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