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“Judy and Joann my deepest sympathy to you. I just want to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Janet and I go back to kindergarten at John...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sympathy to Al, Timmy and all of Janet's family. We will miss seeing Janet at school everyday. May you find comfort in your memories. Our...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Lori Wittman - Pgh, PA

“My deepest sympathy to all of Janet's family. I enjoyed the opportunities I had to spend time with her and I know she had an amazing impact on the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki Marinangel - Sarasota, FL

“Prayers from your West Coast family. Jill and I are so very sorry to learn of Janet's passing. She was a kind, gentle soul. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Emmett - Newport Beach, CA

“Sorry for your family loss will keep Janet and family in my prayers ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: D G

“Our sons, Alex and Ben, received their educational foundation at St. Catherine of Siena School with Miss Salley as their principal. Her loving care...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Stella and Kemal Mericli

“My deepest condolences to your entire family. Many of my fondest and happiest memories of St. Sylvester's as a student include Ms. Salley. Always...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Ditoro (Attanucci) - PA

“Megan and family, we were sad to hear Jan passed. Sending much love, with fond memories of Saint Sylvester days. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ken Danchik & Lisa Pawelski - PA

“Janet was an inspiration to all principals in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Her guidance and leadership were invaluable to many and her sense of humor...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Baldrige - Pittsburgh

“As a teacher --- cool, smart, entertaining and always supportiveI first met Janet when she was a teacher at St. Sylvester's. I took her classes in...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Beth OToole-DeVita - Pittsburgh, PA

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in God's loving arms during this difficult time. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear about Janet. May the memory of her and the special love you shared help ease the sadness of your loss and carry you through...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Paul & Eileen Labrecque - NH

“Ms. Salley Rakoczy was a woman of quiet dignity, humility, dedication and, always, humor. The generations of children that she helped raise will be...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Beth, Mike, Michael, John, Nora, Daniel and Victoria Poremski - PA

“I met Janet 20 years ago when I first became a principal in the diocese and she was both my inspiration and a mentor to me. My deepest sympathy to...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Escovitz - Pittsburgh, PA

“Janet I was very proud to have you as my sister you always put others in front of you . I know when God needed another angel he had to pick the...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Joann Seddon - Munhall, PA


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Janet was born on January 3, 1952 and passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Janet was a resident of Brentwood, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church (Brookline). Visitation at the Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, Inc. from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on February 14, 2018.

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