In Loving Memory of Janet Leigh Lerner Slawitsky

Janet Leigh Lerner Slawitsky

Janet Leigh Lerner Slawitsky

Wappingers Falls, NY and formerly Scranton, PA May 30, 1927 ~ April 21, 2019 Date of Service: April 23, 2019

Janet Leigh Lerner Slawitsky, formerly of Scranton, passed away Sunday morning in Wappingers Falls, NY at the age of 91.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years Louis Slawitsky on November 19, 2010.

Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of Max and Sadie Goldberg Lerner. She was a graduate of James Madison School in the Bronx. She had lived in Scranton from 1946 till 2000.

She was a member and president of the ladies group of Temple Hesed, the president of Post Grands of Tikvah, and the Rebekah Lodge of the Odd Fellows. She was a leader for the Girl Scouts, past president of B’nai Brith, and a member of Adults at the Jewish Community Center.

Janet was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Surviving is a son Allan and wife Joanne Slawitsky, and daughter Robin Slawitsky Commander, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Slawitsky Naughton, and son-in-law, Morris Commander, six brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Daniel Swartz.  Interment to follow in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. 

Contributions in Janet’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105.


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