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Janet E. (nee Elser) Winter

Obituary for Janet E. (nee Elser) Winter

July 8, 2019


Janet E. Winter (nee Elser), passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 87. Janet was predeceased by her husband Walter W. Winter and her brother William J. Elser. Janet is survived by her loving daughters Lynn Clouser (Bruce) and Lori Dunnam (Michael); her caring grandchildren Kirstin, Cody (Carly), Matthew, Scott, and Andrew.

Janet was born in Philadelphia and enjoyed a very happy childhood surrounded by a large extended family with whom she remained close all of her life. She graduated from West Chester University with a degree in elementary education where she met her future husband, Walt. Following graduation, Janet taught first grade at Cedar Road Elementary School in Abington Township until the birth of her children. She was a devoted and caring mother and grandmother the rest of her life.

Janet loved to travel with her family. Her first trips abroad were to visit the birthplaces of her grandparents in Germany and England. She spent her 75th birthday in Japan and then crossed the International Date Line and recelebrated it in Hawaii. Her final trip when she was 80 was to climb the Great Wall of China. When she wasn't traveling abroad, she loved spending time in Ocean City, NJ, walking on the boardwalk or just sitting on the front porch watching the people pass by.
Relatives and friends are invited to share in Janet's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Interment will take place at 9:30AM at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. Janet's funeral service will follow the interment at 11:00 AM at Gloria Dei Church 570 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. A luncheon will follow immediately at Gloria Dei Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Janet's memory may be made to Gloria Dei Church.
Family services are entrusted to the care of Craft-Givnish of Abington 215-659-2000.

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