Janie Cherry Lamberton, 59, of the Hideout, died very unexpectedly Sunday at home. Her husband of 21 years is Thomas Lamberton.
Born in Peckville, daughter of Lillian Caparelli Cherry of Jessup and the late Francis Cherry, she was a graduate of Jessup High School and received a paralegal degree from Penn State University
. She also attended Keystone College. She was employed for the past 10 years as senior prelitigation paralegal for Munley Law and recently was promoted to the position of Paralegal manager overseeing the workflow for all paralegals at the firm. She was the guiding force behind the firms ATLAS Law Firm Marketing and Management Conferences, which attracted attorneys from all over the United States. It was Janie that selected the location, hotel and menu for the conference. She resided at the Hideout for more than 30 years and was a former member of St. Mary's Assumption Church, Jessup, now known as Queen of Angels Parish.
Her first love was rescuing pups and dogs from animal shelters. She loved all animals especially her dogs, Jolie, Libby, Jessie, Lukie and Jakey. In her own words, "It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."
Also surviving are a brother, Robert Cherry, Jessup; a niece, Lauren Cherry; stepchildren, Amy Derrick and husband, Andrew, Hamlin; and Lindsey Steadman and husband, David, Virginia; grandchildren, Aidan and Avery; and an aunt, Frieda Pacini, Bridgeport, Conn.
A blessing service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup. Interment will be held at a later date.
Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. For online condolences, go to www.margottafuneralhomes,com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue, Attn: Dawn Porter, 17582 Mishey Road, Butler, OH 44822.