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Janet Binder Hurd

Obituary for Janet Binder Hurd

January 4, 2017
Newtown, Pennsylvania


Janet Binder Hurd of Newtown, PA passed away on January 4th, 2017 at St Mary's Medical Center. She was 79 years old.

Born in East Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Herold and Helen Binder and the late sister to Barbara Mehlin. She grew up in Short Hills, NJ. She attended Milburn High School and graduated from Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, DC.

Janet married Richard H. Hurd on August 22nd, 1959. They had a wonderful and loving marriage for over 57 years. They lived in Chatham Township, NJ for 43 years. They then moved to Newtown, PA in 2010.

Janet is survived by her husband, Richard Hurd, and her three children: Richard Hurd Jr, Jennifer Rutishauser and Douglas Hurd. She also has two daughter-in-laws and one son-in-law: Cynthia McIntyre Hurd, Jennifer Kusant Hurd and Jeffrey Rutishauser. She has seven wonderful grandchildren: Lindsay, Christopher, Alison, Caroline, Nicki, William and Kaela. Janet loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed making them smile.

Janet had a passion for helping children. She was a beloved kindergarten teacher for many years, an active volunteer for youth related activities and a long time member of the Chatham Township Juvenile Conference Committee.

Her memorial service will be at 11am, Saturday, January 7th at Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, 323 East Washington Avenue, Newtown, PA. It is a private service for family members only.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Go to St Jude Gift Funds ( and search for "Janet Binder Hurd".

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Newtown, PA 18940
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