Janet T. Harenza, of Port Griffith, passed away Monday evening, July 15, 2013, in her home, where she lived for the past 93 years. She was the widow of Jacob M. "Jake" Harenza, who passed away July 3, 2003.
Born in Port Griffith, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Leokadia Ostrowski Yackowski. She was educated in the Jenkins Twp. Schools. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston and also the Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens.
Janet enjoyed life and was happiest when she was in the presence of her family. She loved to cook and bake, and was talented in cake decorating. She took great pride in putting her special touch all around her home and making everyone who stopped by feel welcome. The traditional holiday parties were something many relatives and friends looked forward to each year. Janet will be missed but her memory will live on in our hearts.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Msgr. John J. Bendik and the staff of St. John's Church for their compassionate support and Dr. James Bruno and his staff for their care and concern of Janet over the years.
She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Schubel; Mary Ann Wegleski and her husband, Joseph; all with whom she resided; brother, John Yackowski, Scranton; sister, Helen Balestrini and her husband, Joseph, Plains; three grandchildren, one great granddaughter, several special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Robert Schubel, grandson, John Jacob Schubel, brothers, Frank, Michael, and Anthony, sisters, Frances Grala, Josephine and Mary Yackowski.
The funeral will be held Monday, July 22, 2013, at 9:15AM from Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, William St., Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Sunday, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.