Janet M. Barstow

Janet M. Barstow

Janet M. Barstow, 60, of Falconer, died Saturday, February 17, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital in Jamestown, following a brief illness. Janet was born in Buffalo, NY, on November 6, 1957, daughter of the late David and Alice (Kastner) Kasprzak.

Janet graduated from Altoona Area High School (Altoona, PA) and worked in retail for most of her adult life. She had also been employed as a personal care aide at Tanglewood Manor in Jamestown.

As a young adult, Janet enjoyed dancing to Boz Scaggs, Stevie Wonder, Cheap Trick, and whatever else lit up the dance floor at the Caboose in Fredonia. She also enjoyed sewing, crafting, card games and jigsaw puzzles. In recent years, she was learning the arts of canning, beekeeping, and honey-making.

Survivors include her fiance, James Thomas of Falconer; two sons, John (Megan) Kucharski of Sheridan, and David Kucharski of Dunkirk; three granddaughters, Kelsie, Genevieve and Evelyn Kucharski of Sheridan; five sisters, Kathryn (Nicholas) Rizzo of Orlando, FL; Mary Shaw of Silver Creek; Ruth Kasprzak of LaGrange, OH; Karen (James) Talabac of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and Gloria (Boban) Nikolic of North Ridgeville, OH; two brothers, David Jr. (Becky) of Cheektowaga and James (Tiffany) of Villa Park, IL; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Krystofik of Ashburn, VA. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Krystofik.

No visitation will be observed. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Foundation for Alcoholism Research, P.O. Box 31135, Chicago, IL 60631 or alcoholismresearch.org.

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