Niagara Gazette


January 13, 2013

Janet J. Donner

NEWFANE — Janet J. Donner, formerly of Middleport, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Newfane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Newfane, NY.

Mrs. Donner was born on February 26, 1925, daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Nadler) Eick.

She had lived most of her life in the Middleport area and was employed in the clerical department of FMC Corporation in Middleport, retiring in l990 after several years of service.

Mrs. Donner was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, a member of the Woman's Guild at Holy Cross, a member of the Dale Association, and enjoyed singing in the Dale Association Chorus. She was also a member of the Middleport and Newfane Senior Citizens and enjoyed Histop.

She enjoyed her family, loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also enjoyed sewing, quilting and traveling with her best friend, Jean Grant.

Mrs. Donner was predeceased by her husband, Allison J. Donner, in 1962; and her siblings, Norman (Mary) Eick and Hilda (Edward) Orlando.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Ken) Marks of Lockport and Diane (Don) Taddie of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Hook and Eric (Amy) Marks, all of Rochester, NY, Bryan (Melissa) Karijanian and Kimberly Karijanian, all of California. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Zachery Hook, Natalie Hook, Sayda Karijanian, Ava Marks, Keegan Marks; her two step-grandchildren, William Karijanian of South Carolina and Michael (Allie) Karijanian of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Middleport, with Deacon Richard Wolf officiating. Burial will be in Royalton Mt. Ridge Cemetery. Memorials to Holy Cross Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the Donner family.

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