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JANET L. GIRARD, 78, OF POTTSTOWN Janet L. (Beers) Girard, 78, of Pottstown, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown. She was the wife of the late Charles Eugene Girard, who died in 2010. Born in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Helen Marie (Hess) Beers. Mrs. Girard retired in 1982 from the Pottsgrove Intermediate School where she was employed in their custodial department for 10 years. She was formerly employed at the Pottstown Hospital in housekeeping. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Janet's passion was caring for and watching over others. Bingo, trips to the casino and crossword puzzles were things she looked forward to. Survivors include three songs, Lawrence C. Girard of Bechtelsville, Garry E. Girard of Pottstown and Russell R. Girard of Orangeville, PA; three daughters, Sherrry M., wife of Dennis Ortlip of New Berlinville; Jacqueline D., wife of Mike Mattiuz of New Ringold, PA, and Lori A., wife of Shorty Williams of Gilbertsville; two brothers, Howard Beers, husband of Donna of Milton, PA, and Joseph Beers of Troy, PA; one sister, Linda; 25 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Terry Girard; grandson Jesse Girard; brothers, David, Raymond and Gerald, and sisters, Patty, Esther and Beverly. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown. Pastor Tracy Beyer will officiate. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A viewing will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Coventry Manor Nursing Home, 3031 Chestnut Hill Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Mar. 28, 2012
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