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Janet A. Markowitz, 80, of Shenango Township passed away the evening of Febr. 24, 2017, at her residence.
Born March 21, 1936, in McKeesport, Pa., she was the daughter of Clayton and Leona Dignan Spahr.
Janet is survived by her second husband, Larry R. Markowitz, whom she married on Aug, 21,1970. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert E. George, on May 20, 1968.
After her graduation from McKeesport High School in 1954, she worked in banking as a bank teller for 25 years. She then furthered her education at the Lawrence County Vo-Tech, receiving her nursing degree, which she used working at Indian Creek Nursing Home for 12 years.
Janet was very involved with several organizations such as Jameson Junior Guild, Contact EARS and the Red Hat Society. She was also a member of Wimodausis, Eastern Star and PEO.
Among her many interests, she enjoyed reading, coloring, art, travel, shopping and social media. Most important to Janet was spending time with her family and her two loving cats, Dusty and Lefty.
She was a member and former Deacon at Highland Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Laura J. Boron of New Castle and her significant other Shawn Lyskowka; one son, Robert E. George and his wife Barbara of Edinburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Clayton G. "Jerry" and Yvonne Spahr of Cordova, Tenn.; and one grandson, Justin R. Boron of New Castle.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Kinney officiating.
Burial will be in Parkside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church, 708 Highland Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16101 or to Habitat for Humanity, 138 W. Washington St., New Castle, Pa. 16101.
Online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on February 27, 2017
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