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Janet Claire Wolf

December 22, 1927 - March 1, 2019


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

March 1, 2019



Birth Date:

December 22, 1927

Birth Place:

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, New York



St. James Cemetery, Waverly, New York

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Janet Claire Wolf

Janet C. Wolf, (91), of Waverly, New York passed away on March 1, 2019 at the Bradford County Manor.

Janet was born in Altoona, PA on December 22, 1927, the daughter of A. Joseph Wolf, Sr. and Claire Wolf.  The family moved to Sayre when her father bought the Grumme Furniture Store.  She graduated from Sayre High School and the College of Mt. Saint Vincent in New York.  In earlier years, Janet taught kindergarten at Epiphany School in their annex.  Later, she worked for the Owego Pennysaver and also sold real estate.  Her favorite job was as a library clerk at the Waverly Free Library.

Janet excelled as an athlete, especially in golf, tennis, and snow skiing.  She was a member of Shepard Hills Country Club and was Golf Club Women’s Champion one year.  She loved the outdoors and wintering at Jekyll Island, Georgia in her VW camper.  She also had fun visiting  Keuka Lake in New York.

In later years, she lived a quiet life and enjoyed going out to eat with friends, playing bridge, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.  She was a member of St. James Parish in Waverly.  She was happiest walking her beloved rescue-dog “Freddie” in Waverly Glen and meeting other dog lovers in the park.

She was predeceased by her parents, A. Joseph Sr. and Claire Wolf; and her brother, A. Joseph Wolf, Jr.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Rita Higgins Wolf of Elmira; also nieces, Ann Marie Wolf-Schatz (Rudy) of Conshohocken, PA, Therese Browning (David) of Rome, PA, Christine Quandt (Mark) of Schoharie, NY, Patricia Sealander (Neil) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Maureen Wright (Donald) of Athens, PA;  one nephew, Joseph Wolf (Gwen) of Leonardtown, MD;  she will also be missed by her friends Renee Moore, Sarah Conden, and Eileen McMahon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, NY with Rev. Mitchell Zygadlo officiating.  Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY.  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Janet’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From:  Tyler Robinson
Janet was a kind, loving lady who just loved to sit out on her front porch and watch the cars and people go by her home on west pine st, I mowed lawn for her for several years and helped her out in many other ways. She loved to sit and talk with me after I mowed lawn about the Yankees. She was a huge Yankees fan from the time I met her to the time she left this world. As years past she would tell me how she wouldn’t follow them as much because they had so many new players and she didn’t like that. Janet would sit on her porch for hours watching the days go by, talking to whomever walked by. I remember when we first moved to the neighborhood and we walked by her house and she thought our dog was the cutest thing. She had a dog at the time by the name of Rocky which she just loved to death! Janet will be missed dearly by many, I’m sure she is in a much better place now along with many of her good friends.

From:  Sarah Conden
I extend my deepest condolences to your family. Janet sure had a special place in my heart and life! We spent a lot of time together throughout the years. As I grew up next next door, we walked our dogs together many mornings on weekends and over the summers. Many of our walks would last hours as we visited at the local park or in her backyard afterwards. We spent many of her birthdays together along with some holidays and our annual “crazy neighbor party!” Janet was witty and kind. She also told it how she saw it and would say what was on her mind. Janet became a part of our family and meant a lot to us! My children just adored her. I know we meant a lot to her as well. She will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

From:  Judy Rimbey
I'm so sorry to lose my friend, Janet.  What a sharp lady she was.  I remember our good times working together at the Waverly Library, and loading our bikes on the back of the car and driving to surrounding parks for long rides.  I wrote to tell her I was planning a trip to Amsterdam and practicing to see if I could still ride a bike.  Last time I was home we just walked up in the Glen and talked about maybe giving up her trailer and moving closer to family.  She will be missed.  Thanks for all you did for her.

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