Janet Ann Pollock, 90, South Abington Twp., and Lecanto, Fla., died Thursday, January 31, 2013 in Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank Joseph Pollock. The couple was married Nov. 5, 1949.
Born Oct. 25, 1922 in Syracuse, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Wilhelmina Spath Peters. She had lived in South Abington Twp. since 1961. She was a graduate of North Syracuse High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University. Before retiring in 1984, she was employed by Abington Heights School District as a teacher's aide and formerly worked at the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., as well as the March of Dimes, White Plains, N.Y. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit.
She enjoyed card playing and was a member of area bridge clubs, including Our Lady of the Snows Bridge Club and Snow Birds Bridge Club, Lecanto. Jan was active in the community and enjoyed her sports. She was a member of Birchwood Tennis Club, Bowling Alleycats, and Maplehurst Golf Club, Lakewood, N.Y. She and her husband enjoyed dancing and were members of the Abington Allemanders Square Dance Club and the Jamestown Ballroom Dance Club. She also was active in Scouting. Jan was a loving, kind person, devoted to her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and swimming in her pool. She also enjoyed sharing her time with family at Otisco Lake, N.Y.
Also surviving are two sons, Daniel and wife, Geordee, South Abington Twp.; and Robert and wife, Natalie, Dalton; two daughters, Judy Pollock and partner, Julie Johnson, Columbus, Ohio; and Barbara Staab and husband, Anthony "Skip," Lecanto; grandchildren, Jason, Jena, Seth, Michael, Kyle and Richard Pollock; and Tim Staab; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Joshua Staab, who died Feb. 16; and sister, Muriel Walser.
The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by Monsignor James J. McGarry. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 545 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510, or St. Francis Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.