Jeanette Edith (Gilotti) (Werkheiser) Printz

  • Born: May 2, 1940
  • Died: July 13, 2019
  • Location:

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Jeanette Edith (Gilotti) (Werkheiser) Printz passed away with her family by her side on July 13, 2019 at age 79. Born May 2, 1940 in Kulpmont, PA, Jeanette was the daughter of Alverta (Zimmerman) and Alexander "Shorty" Gilotti. She resided in West Norriton for over 50 years, the last 8 of them with the love of her life, Dominic Carpani.

Jeanette was the loving mother of Gary Werkheiser and Gina Krause. She was the grandmother of Vanessa Werkheiser, Devon Werkheiser, Marissa Krause, and Dylan Krause, who were her pride & joy. She was called Grand-mom, Granny, and G-Mom by her four grandchildren who simply adored her. She was also step-grandmother to Austin and Travis Printz.

Jeanette is survived by her brother Morris Gilotti (Beverly) of Kulpmont, PA, their children Jeffrey Gilotti (Jill) of Kulpmont, PA, Lesley Henery (Justin) of Mechanicsburg, PA and Lindsey Pitcavage (Michael) of Ashland, PA, great-nephew Jacob Gilotti, and great-niece Isabella Henery. She had a special place in her heart for Valerie Werkheiser, Amanda Printz, and Joann Galleo.

Jeanette graduated from Kulpmont High School, married Larry Werkheiser, lived in State College while he got his degree from Penn State, then relocated to Norristown. After she and Larry divorced, Jeanette spent 32 years with Leroy Printz, until his death in 2008.

More than anything, Jeanette enjoyed spending time with Dominic, whether it be going to dinner at Chap's Taproom, playing bocce, watching the Phillies or the Eagles, or just sitting with him and holding hands. She was a life-long Penn State fan, where she put both of her children through college. For 39 years, she delighted in spending time with family and friends at her mountain home in Lake Hauto where she made all feel welcomed. She experienced great joy in both her children and grandchildren. She was kind, caring, and giving and all who came into contact with her could feel her love and kindness. She was a stylish woman who never looked her age. Many considered her a second mom, both from their childhood days and even in adulthood. Jeanette was truly a special gem.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jeanette's Life Celebration at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 5-7 PM, and again Monday, July 22 from 8:15-9:15 AM. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM at Holy Saviour Church, 407 E. Main St., Norristown followed by interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanette's memory may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc. by clicking the donate button at cjdfoundation.org or sending to 3634 W. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, OH 44333.