Janelle Hope Matson, 1 year, of Erie, passed away Monday morning December 10, 2012 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh following a brief illness. She was born November 14, 2011 a daughter of Shawn and Jill Kaliszewski Matson. She was Baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and laughed at everything. She was also very intelligent. She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, Lillian and James Hammond and Bertha and Anthony Kaliszewski and her paternal great grandparents, Florence and Irvin Loomis and Earl Matson, Sr.. In addition to her parents, survivors include her three sisters, Samantha, Gabrielle, and Olivia Matson, all at home; maternal grandparents, Joe and Judy Kaliszewski of Erie; paternal grandparents, Earl Jr. and Debbie Matson of Erie; paternal great grandmother, Jeanne Matson of Erie; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to prayer services there on Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m.. Burial will follow in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Children's Cancer Fund and made payable to "Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation". Please include "Children's Cancer Fund" in the memo and mail to: Amanda Ranalli, Major Gifts Officer, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation; One Children's Hospital Drive, Central Plant Floor 3; 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com to sign the Book of Memories.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 11, 2012