Janet Hoitink House, 86, passed suddenly in her Englewood, Fla., home Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
She was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Randolph, N.Y., the daughter of the Leland and Sybil Samuelson Hoitink.
Janet attended Randolph Central School and continued her education at Syracuse University and Buffalo State University. She became the wife of Harold C. House shortly after World War II, and raised five children in their Larkin Street home in Randolph. Janet was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Randolph, the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Englewood, American Legion Post 181, the VFW of Englewood, and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. She worked at Inkley’s Pharmacy in the mid 60’s, and later was a teacher’s aid at Randolph Elementary School. After moving to Florida in 1985, Janet headed up the Brook-to-Bay Welcoming Committee for several years, and was known to many of her friends there as hostess of the Brook-to-Bay “Conversation” group.
She is survived by her three daughters, Marsha (Daniel) Hinman, Patricia (Jeffrey) Gustafson and Lydia (Raymond) Mosgeller; sons, Jeffrey (Julie) House and David (Karen) House; sister, Betty Lou (William) Layton; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 2000, whom she married March 23, 1947; sons-in-laws, Daniel Hinman and Jeffrey Gustafson; sister, Alberta (Claude “Red”) Clark; and brothers, Leland (Theresa) Hoitink Jr., and William (Mary) Hoitink.
Condolences may be left at www.vanrensellaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be sent to the United Presbyterian Church of Randolph, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home.