Janet Irene George Szekely of Irwin died, at the age of 87, on January 3, 2020, in her daughter’s home in Grasonville, MD. She passed peacefully surrounded by family. Janet was born July 6, 1932 in Pitcairn, the daughter of the late Joseph Adam George and Marie Matilda Rietzel George. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Gerald Andrew Szekely, who passed only weeks before; and her eldest daughter Carol Martin (James) of Trafford. She is survived by her remaining eight children: Gerald (Kimberly) Szekely, Jr of Sterling Heights, MI, Michael (Paula) Szekely of Murrysville, William (Carolyn) Szekely of Irwin, Amy Szekely of Trafford, Diane (Albert) Califano of Grasonville, MD, Jennifer (Scott) Staranko of Harrison City, Andrew (Michelle) Szekely of Williamstown, NJ and Christopher (Jill) Szekely of Trafford. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold, Raymond, Charles, Lawrence, a sister Verna, and three grandchildren, Jason Martin, Stephen Szekely and Angela Szekely. Janet’s priority was always her family, for whom she provided abundant love and care. She thoroughly enjoyed summers when all her kids were home from school, creating lasting memories. While still raising her family, she attended Seton Hill College and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, she was employed as the Assistant Registrar at Seton Hill College. She embodied the true meaning of selflessness and humility every day of her life. Her grace and beauty shown through in her ballroom dancing that she so enjoyed with Jerry. In her later years, she enjoyed time spent with a good book or on a sewing project. She was a devoted member of Saint Regis Church in Trafford. She appreciated all of life’s blessings especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 10 AM until parting prayers at 11:30 AM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St., (State Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111. Followed by a funeral Mass at 12 Noon in the St. Regis Church, Trafford with Fr. George Saletrik as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Allegheny Health Network Hospice and Palliative Care, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15224. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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