JANET L. ROSKIN

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JANET L. ROSKIN  

Janet Lyon Roskin, 67, of Laytonsville, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Janet is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dr. Norman Roskin, her children Jennifer Roskin Drake, Jessica Roskin, and her son-in-law Jason Drake, her parents Austin and Elaine Lyon, her brother Al Lyon, and her devoted lab and best buddy, Cooper.
 
Janet was born in New York City on February 1, 1945 and grew up in East Meadow, Long Island where many of her life-long friendships and her love for the Yankees began. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Elementary Education, which is where she met her husband whom she later married on August 13, 1966.
 
Janet's teaching career was a true passion for her, and spanned 45 years during which she impacted the lives of thousands of students, many of whom she kept in close contact with over the years. With an infectious spirit and witty sense of humor she touched the lives of countless families in the community.
 
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service in Janet's memory at 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 16 at the Judean Memorial Gardens at 16225 Batchelors Forest Rd. in Olney, MD 20832.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janet's name to the (www.cancer.org) or the Labrador Rescue (www.lab-rescue.com).


Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 14, 2012
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