Janet E. Wolf

Janet E. Wolf

The kind and compassionate soul of Janet E. Wolf, 64, has passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Janet was born in Williamsport on Jan. 17, 1952, the daughter of the late Clyde and Betty Miller Rogers.

Janet is survived by her husband of 35 years, Stephen E. Wolf. Janet was a 1969 graduate of Williamsport High School, and received her bachelor’s of science from Mansfield University in 1973, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

In 1973, Janet began her career in early childhood education at Lycoming Child Care on Brandon Avenue, which was later moved to Newberry on Memorial Avenue, and then transitioned to the Director at the YMCA LCCC in Loyalsock. In August, she had completed her 43rd year of working with young children and shaping their early years. Janet was passionate about her job and loved working with children.

In her free time, she also enjoyed her two Labradors, playing games, and spending time with her family, friends, and grandson. Janet always had a kind word to share, joke to laugh at, and a listening ear to both friends and complete strangers. She and her husband Stephen were members of the Sons of Italy Lodge 2786. Although she had cared for and loved hundreds of children over the years, as well as her own three children, Janet’s smile has never been brighter since her grandson Caden entered this world in November 2015.

Janet is survived by three children, Adam M. Wolf and Amanda M. (Kevin) Eldred, both of Williamsport, and Amy M. Wolf, of Hermitage. Janet is also survived by a grandson, Caden J. Eldred; siblings, Darrell (Ginny) Rogers and Margie (Tom) Withers, both of Montoursville;  sister-in-law Cindy Rogers, of Gettysburg; and several nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde “Bud” Rogers, of Gettysburg. Now all of Janet’s many friends and family have their own guardian angel in heaven.

Funeral services will be held at Garden View Church of Christ, 1941 Princeton Ave., with the Rev. Marie Harris officiating. Calling hours will be held at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m., and again at the church on Friday, Oct. 28, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Burial will be at the Woodward Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.StJude.org.