CUYAHOGA FALLS – Janet Louise Sandmann, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on December 19, 2019.
Born December 13, 1932 in Akron, Ohio, Janet graduated from Buchtel High School in 1950, and worked as a secretary at Goodyear before meeting and marrying the love of her life, Bill, on September 23, 1954, and moving to Cuyahoga Falls to start her family.
Janet loved God, Holy Mother Mary, the church and her family. She was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Mother of Sorrows ministry, and offered many years of volunteer service at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron.
She enjoyed reading, spending time outdoors, tending to her yard, and solving her daily crossword puzzles. Janet was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends. She was first, last and always a lady. A selfless caregiver to many. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William; son, John; son-in-law, Mark Banky, and great-grandson, Connor Scarlavai; parents, Homer and Helen Roelle; sister, Julia Baughman; brothers, John, Richard and Robert.
She is survived by daughters, MaryLynn (Mark) Rockwood of Cuyahoga Falls, Jeannette Adler of Indianapolis, IN, Patricia (Don) Dumford of Cuyahoga Falls, Laurie Banky of Waldorf, MD, Julie (David) Branch of Bath, Helen Zingraf of Fishers, IN, Catherine Sandmann of Cuyahoga Falls, Susie (Jim) Yanock of Akron, and Stephanie (Keith) Lowe of Silver Lake; sons, William “Wes” (Darlene) of Akron, Michael (Lisa) of Stow; 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, with two more arriving soon; and sister, Virginia Fendyan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am Friday, December 27th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, where friends may call 10am until Mass time.
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Father McIntyre fund at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the American Lung Association or the charity of your choice.
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