Mary M. Janezic (nee Gergel), 83, of Avon, and former long-time Lorain resident, died Monday, December 24, 2007 at Community Regional Medical Center in Lorain, following an illness of one week. Mrs. Janezic was born in Lorain on May 17, 1924 and had been a resident of Avon for the past 13 months, coming from Lorain.
For more than 65 years, Mary was an active parishioner of Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Lorain. She was a 35 year member and former officer of the Legion of Mary.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Sr. Rosemary Janezic, S.N.D. in residence at the Catholic Church of Saint Peter in Lorain and Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Meschke of Avon; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and sisters, Agnes Bacacio of Lorain, and Cecelia Virant, residing in southern Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 2002; son, Frank in 2000; parents, John and Barbara Gergel; and brother, Steve.
Friends may call Wednesday, December 26, 2007, from 4 to 8 P.M. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. in Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 1705 East 31st Street, Lorain. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
The family encourages memorial contributions to either the Saint Peter School Endowment Trust, 3601 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, OH 44053, or to the Clearview Educational Foundation, 4700 South Broadway Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055.
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