Janet Lee Slatin
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Janet Lee Slatin
  • March 17, 1934 - November 24, 2017
  • Scottsdale, Illinois

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Janet L. Slatin passed away in peace and embraced in love by her three daughters, two grandchildren and dear cousin at HonorHealth Scottsdale Medical Center on November 24th. A third generation Peorian, Janet had lived in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past 40 years. Known as "Nanny" to her grandchildren and their friends, and as "Aunt" by many lucky people around the world, Janet lived life with gusto and loved her family and friends deeply.

Born on March 17, 1934 to Maurice Silverstein and Rose Rosenak Silverstein (both deceased), she was the eldest of three daughters. Janet was preceded in death by Irwin Zeisel her first husband and father of her three daughters, by her second husband Allan Slatin, and by Julius Hemmelstein, her partner of 18 years and the love of her life.

Janet is survived by daughters Marci Zeisel Rosenberg of Phoenix, Arizona, Heidi Zeisel of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jodi Zeisel of Portland, Oregon, as well as by grandson Jake Rosenberg of Austin, Texas and granddaughter Anna Rosenberg Cohen and her husband Nicholas Cohen of Anchorage, Alaska. Janet is also survived by sisters Beverly Singer (Ron) of Carpinteria, California and Sonya Rothstein (Jerry) of Sarasota, Florida and by their children and grandchildren. Janet is survived by Marcie Hemmelstein Drew (David), her three children, Ari Mervis (Rachel), Becky Mervis and Yoni Mervis (Pamela). She was delighted to be great-grandmother to Adam, Yael, Eli and Dani. Janet's many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends will miss her dearly.

While living in Peoria, Janet was an active volunteer and leader in numerous secular and non-secular organizations, and while living in Arizona she volunteered on the Arizona Foster Care Review Board. Janet loved to travel the world and was fortunate to explore her family's heritage in Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. She enjoyed many extraordinary adventures with her daughters, and with her grandson and granddaughter. Janet was a consummate hostess, chef extraordinaire, talented jewelry artist and fearless fisherwoman. She led and loved her tribe proudly.

Services will be held at 1:30 on Tuesday, November 28 at Davison Fulton located at 2408 W. Willow Knolls Road, with visitation held from 12:30-1:30 prior to the service. Burial will follow after services, at the Peoria Hebrew Cemetery located at 2807 W Heading Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

PAWS Animal Rescue (6423 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251)

Planned Parenthood

NRDC (National Resource Defense Fund)

Women for Women International

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to: www.davison-fulton-woolsey-wilton.com.