Mrs. Janet May Kooistra, age 78, of Forkston Township, Dutch Mountain, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with her loving family at her side.
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Janet was born Feb. 25, 1935, a daughter of the late John Raymond Ort and Lillian Marie Maier. She grew up in Hawthorne and graduated from the Hawthorne High School. She really loved her work in nursing at the Patterson General Hospital where she was employed until her marriage. She married Cornelius "Casey" Kooistra of Glen Rock, N.J. on Nov. 5, 1960. They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Janet has resided at Dutch Mountain for the past 10 years.
Surviving are her spouse Cornelius "Casey" Kooistra; five sons Kenneth J. Kooistra, Mahwah, N.J., David G. (Kim) Kooistra, Highland Lakes, N.J., Timothy A. Kooistra, Forkston Township, Pa., Donald S. Kooistra, Forkston Township, Pa., Michael Kooistra, Midland Park, N.J.; brother Donald Ort, Port Jervis, N.Y.; three granddaughters: Breann, April and Sara; and a great-granddaughter, Aleyla. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Karen Kooistra and by a brother, John Ort and a sister Elizabeth Ort.
Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.
A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home - Dushore
206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614
Published in Daily Review on Dec. 8, 2013