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Dorothy W. Janik

Dorothy W. Janik, 79, of Moosic, died Sunday morning surrounded by her family at Scranton Health Care Center. Her beloved husband, Dr. Eugene H. Janik, died Dec. 8, 1970.

Born in Scranton on Jan. 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Wanda Kubowicz Druzbacki and the late Andrew Druzbacki. Dorothy was a 1951 graduate of St. Ann's Monastery High School. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from Marywood College. Dorothy was an elementary teacher for the Scranton School District, retiring from John F. Kennedy School. She was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish and a devoted parishioner of the former St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, where for many years she taught religious education, was the instructor for many First Holy Communion classes and was active at the annual parish festivals. Dorothy was an excellent cook, especially known for her clam chowder, and she enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

Surviving are three daughters, Dr. Wanda J. Janik and Robert V. Gibson, Macungie; Mary Jean Janik, Chester Springs; and Anne Janik Willis and husband, Christopher, Olney, Md.; three grandchildren, Grayson Rose, George William and Andrew Janik 'A.J."; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

The Janik family would like to express its deepest gratitude to the staff of Scranton Health Care Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and concern they gave their mother throughout her illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton, by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Friends are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. Interment will be private in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, N.Y.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, 4-7 p.m., at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. Memorial donations may be made to the Passionist Nuns Retreat House and Monastery, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, 18411; Scranton Health Care Center Activities Fund, 2933 McCarthy St., 18505; or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, 18702.

Please visit www.semian cares.com to share memories or to extend condolences.

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 2, 2013
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