July 23, 1934 - January 3, 2022
Janet L. O’Janpa, age 87, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 with family members by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband Alan O’Janpa, and her parents, Arthur Olle and Jennie Olle Maki. Beloved mother of Kristine Ruggiero (Lawrence Ruggiero); loving grandmother of Carly and Natalie Ruggiero; devoted sister of David Olle (Cecilia De San Juan) and Judy Leathers (Dale Leathers); cherished aunt to Andrea and Priscilla Olle; dearest cousin to Debra Waller and a positive light to so many other family members and friends. Janet was greatly inspired by the art of dance and her students. She established a dance program at Willowick Junior High School, founded and directed the Lakeland Civic Dance Company, and served on the board for the Cleveland Modern Dance Association for many years. Janet was a proud alumna of Miami University’s undergraduate program and Kent State University’s graduate program where she received her Master of Education. She taught English and Physical Education throughout her teaching career. Her greatest passions were water skiing, swimming and boating during the summers in Fairport Harbor, OH. Janet was an avid churchgoer, loved jazz music, cooking and baking, and spending time with her granddaughters. She will be missed by many. Due to COVID-19, a private family service will be held. However, all are welcome to the public graveside service that will be held at 12:30pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Zion Lutheran Suomi Cemetery in Fairport Harbor at the corner of 5th Street and East Street. Please wear masks. Memorial donations may be made in the form of a check to: Finnish Heritage Museum P.O. Box 1121 Fairport Harbor, OH 44077. Please note on the check “In Memory of Janet O’Janpa”. Obituary, online condolences and memorial gifts available at www.marcfburrfuneralhome.com.
Janet L. O’Janpa, age 87, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 with family members by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband Alan O’Janpa, and her parents, Arthur Olle and Jennie Olle Maki. Beloved mother of Kristine Ruggiero... View Obituary & Service Information
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