Arrangements for a Celebration of Janet Nohavec's Life:
Rev. Janet Nohavec
Our world stopped when we learned of the passing of our beloved sister Janet on July 27, 2022. One of five children, Janet was the rock and glue that held the Nohavec family together. Growing up on Pulis Avenue in Franklin Lakes in 3 different homes on the same street, Janet was not the proverbial “middle child”. In fact, the syndrome which indicates one is overlooked or unnoticed was the opposite. From an early age Janet brought unity and love to our family. She made our lives an adventure which without her would have been, and often was, a struggle. Even when she was a child, Janet changed the world by making it better.
We had quite a bit of property in Franklin Lakes which included a lake and a rowboat. In the summer she would lead us in capturing baby painter turtles. Aptly named, Janet thought it a good idea to paint the underside of the turtles before letting them go to see if we could find them downstream. We did find them once. What a thrill! In the winter we would build fires and ice skate. Janet was an excellent and athletic skater, and she could skate all day. When spring arrived too early one year, and a small patch of ice (200 feet in diameter) remained with open waters surrounding it, Janet fell in. She almost drowned. One of us saved her, but boy we got in trouble! Also, in winter Janet was always in charge of tobogganing and which hill would be best or fastest for the flying saucer. She knew how to pick them.
Janet loved hosting parties at home (the church was her home as well) and she loved having big Halloween and Christmas get-togethers with all the nieces and families. Those were wonderful times and wonderful memories with lots of cheer and laughter. Life was an adventure for Janet.
Her voyage into Spiritualism was challenged at every level. A true stoic and pioneer nothing stopped her. We are devastated by our grief. But rather than focus on our loss we must acknowledge the gift of how very lucky we were to have grown up with a sister who was an angel.
Janet is survived by her brother Michael, sisters Mary, Irene and Nancy and her nieces in order of age: Amanda Dormery and her husband Patrick, Helen Nohavec, Rachel Johnston, Jane Johnston, Amy Johnston, Sarah Nohavec and her husband Eammon McParland, Emily Nohavec and her husband Sean Kelso and her grand nieces and nephews: Ava, Riley, Jack, Thea, Haley and Eloise.
The Nohavec Family
Book of Condolence
I am so grateful to have learned from you in the physical and feel such a deep wound since your passing. I know you are still guiding us all with your loving energy and this fills my heart during this time of grief. Thank you for being the light in the dark for so many.
Her life has been so meaningful to so many. I do hope her projects and her churches will live on.
She’s probably with Mavis having fun now. I do hope so. Beautiful Janet.
-Janet for your service of humanity & spirit
-Janet's family for sharing her with us
-Journey Within for carrying on her legacy
-Everyone who spoke at her celebration of life
Dear Janet, you passed on my birthday, a part of you lives on forever in my heart ♡
Thank you for all that you have done to promote the religion of Spiritualism, and for all the people who you have taught and helped in their lives.
Thank you for being a bright light in the lives of many people.
Loving memories remain as special gifts.
With love & gratitude to Janet and her family. ❤️🙏🏻
To all this is my mournful cry! She was the Captain of my journey within! She ran a tight ship, led by fierce, unfaltering faith, loving kindness and compassion, infinite generosity and tireless effort. My gratitude for her is beyond words. O Captain My Captain Godspeed💕🙏
God bless! 🙏 x
The services brought me such peace and comfort and hope after losing my son. I’m sure she must know how beloved she is to so many of us. I am forever grateful for your life here on earth, I know your work is not finished. ❤️🙏❤️🙏
church family. I feel blessed to have known Janet for over 25 years.I will miss her wisdom, outlook on life,and laughs.
Her light shines on.
hope you can see from beyond the veil how loved you are and how many people into whose lives you brought light. I know you laughed when you walked into the light and left all earthly problems behind. it is difficult to count how many times you touched my life
Janet was so lovely . I loved working alongside her at The Arthur Findlay College too. The last time I visited TJW was with Reverends Simon James and Brian Robertson. I was privileged to chair the Sunday service.
To all who love her, I am sorry for our saddness, may we all grieve well.
Spirit told me "She is a source for guidance and development that I bring to you".
I reached out to Rev Janet, received both, and now she sends her divine guidance.
I send energy of love, peace, and healing to her family and friends.
Studying with you was a lesson in kindness and lightheartedness.
force for goodness, and a true leader. Her significance is unmeasurable. I wish her
peace as she makes this transition. Sending love, Linda and Victoria
I met Janet in March 2008 and talked with her and had many readings since then.
She was a special, caring and wonderful person.
God Bless Janet Always & Forever!
May she Rest In Peace and Find Eternal Happiness!
I will Always keep her in my Prayers!
Blessings to you and your family.
Janet always with You
Always with Us.
Sending a beautiful rose and many blessings.
Peace and Joy
I was saddened to hear of Janet's passing. You have to know she is partying with St. Theresa. She helped for forty years and I am ever grateful for her help to Rosepetals. May her memory live in our hearts forever.
Thank you Janet
I know Janet continues her path in service and with angelic support on every side.
I will miss you always but will also remember that you will always be by my side.