Lynda Janovsky

LAKESHORE DRIVE – Lynda Janovsky, 63, a resident of Lakeshore Drive, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2013.

She was born Sept. 24, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Evelyn J. (Brent) Papesh. Lynda graduated from Marymount High School in Garfield Heights, Ohio with the Class of 1967. She then attended Bowling Green University, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1971.

On Nov. 26, 1976, she was married to Charles Janovsky at St. Therese Church in Garfield Heights.

Lynda spent her career in medical clinics and dental offices. Locally, she worked at Keweenaw Memorial and most recently was employed as a manager at Portage Medical Group.

Lynda was a great cook and loved the time she spent cooking. She loved being with people and especially loved being with her family. She enjoyed reading, crafts, stained glass and spent many hours as a hockey mom.

Lynda was a very giving person, whether it was volunteering her time to take charge in the Chagrin Falls Elementary School playground project, teaching religious education at her parish, Sacred Heart Church in Calumet, or singing in the choir.

Preceding her in death were her father, Charles J. Papesh in 1987; her mother Evelyn in 2010; and a brother, Charles Papesh in 1987.

Surviving are her husband, Charley; son, Christopher of Irvine, Calif.; brother, James (Terri) Papesh of Cleveland; brothers-in-law, Andy Janovsky of Dayton, Ohio and Jim (Jody) Janovsky of Pittsburgh, Penn.; sisters-in-law, Mary (Ed) Honda of Chicago and Gayle Papesh of Cleveland; nieces and nephews, Beth (Adam), Brian (Vanessa), Jeff (Shanna), Allison (John), Neil and Nicholas.

A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Fr. Abraham Mupparathara to officiate. Friends may call in the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service in the church on Saturday. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Erickson Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

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In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the hospice of your choice.