Arrangements for a Celebration of Janet Nohavec's Life:

Hello All,
 
On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, there will be a Celebration of Life/Memorial Service for Rev. Janet Nohavec.
It will be held at 5pm eastern time at the COSMOPOLITAN, Rte 23, Wayne, NJ for all who would like to attend in-person.
 
The Service will also be live streamed and recorded and posted to our website the following day for those who are unable to attend in-person. Once the live stream link has been created, the login details will be posted here.
 
The Nohavec Family & The Journey Within respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers, should you wish, please make a donation to the Hydesville Schoolhouse Restoration Project so that we can complete this dream of Janet’s.
 
In Community,
 
Karen & Patty
 
BOOK OF CONDOLENCE FOR

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.

 

With Reverence,

The Nohavec Family 

 

 
If you do not personally know my Aunt Janet Nohavec, chances are you know of her through the stories and memories I have shared about her.
 
Last Thursday my Aunt underwent extensive surgery and while the doctors and nurses did everything they could I am heartbroken to share that Janet passed over yesterday.
 
Janet’s love was unconditional and she always put others before herself. She never wanted other people to worry about her and I know she fought hard.
 
Yesterday was a day I could never be prepared for and a day that I was not expecting anytime soon. Janet, I love you so much and I was not ready to say goodbye. We still needed to have our pool days together this summer. We had so many things planned to do when you recovered. God and you had other plans though, and knowing you those are some BIG plans.
 
Two of my proudest accomplishments in life are moving near you and bringing Eloise into your life. Seeing you both together brought me so much joy and when I saw you and Eloise together I saw you and me. Eloise and you shared the same special bond as we did and I wish she was able to spend more with you on this earth.
 
Janet touched so many peoples’ lives and she inspired me every day. Not physically having her here with us leaves a major void that we will never be able to fill. Her spirit and impact on this world continues to live and this is just a new version of Janet that I will need to get used to. Her memory will live on through The Journey Within Spiritualist Church, with all the members, and with everyone that was lucky enough to know her.
 
I love Janet with all my heart and she has given me so many signs that she is here with me. This is not goodbye. Ta ta for now Janet, I will talk to you later and enjoy and cherish your memories and presence until we reunite again.
 
Sarah Nohavec
 

In Janet’s memory, donations may be made to the Hydesville School House project. Completing the project was her dream.




In Janet’s memory, donations may be made to the Hydesville School House project. Completing the project was her dream.




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LINDA A MARCEL LINDA A MARCEL from Glen Rock wrote on August 14, 2022 at 3:42 pm
Janet has shined light and love in my life, and so many others. She is a powerful
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
Chris Lichtenfelt Chris Lichtenfelt from Wichita, Ks. wrote on August 14, 2022 at 10:13 am
Janet was always an inspiration and a joy to be with. Her opening of her church to zoom was a personal blessing during COVID. I lift Janet in light and love. Never forgotten.
Kathryn Brown Kathryn Brown from Bowling Green, KY wrote on August 11, 2022 at 12:45 pm
I was so very sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but her wisdom, guidance, and healing spoke through her books and social media presence, what a beautiful giving soul.
Pauline Pauline from EP wrote on August 11, 2022 at 10:07 am
Your light will always shine for all because it comes from the heart
Sherry Benigno Sherry Benigno from North Brunswick wrote on August 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm
I am so devastated and very sad.
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!
Janelle Janelle from Australia wrote on August 10, 2022 at 6:15 pm
Awe, Respect, Deep Gratitude for this Beautiful Lady. What a Blessing to have been able share time over the past few years in the presence of such a Special Soul. Rev. Janet shared so much Love, Light, Inspiration & Knowledge & Spirit with such a giving heart. Blessed Are We All for You!
Ginger Glasser Ginger Glasser from Queenstown, MD wrote on August 10, 2022 at 3:38 pm
I was shocked to hear of Janet’s passing, and felt sad at not being able to join another class with her. How can I forget this woman, who once said to me, “You! Come up here and give a reading.” It was my first ever; I haven’t stopped since! Blessings on you, Janet. And to your family, peace.
Sue H. Sue H. from Fort Mill, SC wrote on August 10, 2022 at 3:21 pm
Such a shocking and tremendous loss! My sincerest condolences to her family. Janet, for making such a difference in the lives of others. You were a true Spiritual Teacher, and I'm sure you'll continue to teach from the other side.
Debra Walker Debra Walker from Glen Rock wrote on August 10, 2022 at 2:20 pm
Although I met Janet on several occasions, she was a very sweet and giving person. I loved her services and her online seminars. She will be missed!
Jennifer Markowick Jennifer Markowick from Oak Ridge wrote on August 10, 2022 at 7:48 am
Janet ‘s love , wisdom, spirit, and messages changed my life and gave me the tools to navigate this journey. She will be forever in my heart. So much love and gratitude to the beautiful community she built at The Journey Within
Genevieve Genevieve from Princeton wrote on August 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm
I am so grateful to Rev. Janet. She was a light for me, during the pandemic, when I like so many, lost a loved one, lost the opportunity to grieve in traditional ways , and would see to have lost the way of the known world up to that point. I found something so much greater through her. Thank you.
Loren Polanco-Kozicki Loren Polanco-Kozicki from Miami wrote on August 9, 2022 at 10:22 am
💟💫🦋
Rev. Dr. Carol Lynch Rev. Dr. Carol Lynch from Mahwah wrote on August 8, 2022 at 2:17 pm
Dear Sarah and all at The Journey Within Spiritualist Church- So sorry, Rev. Janet is a light, I had readings with her and she brought great comfort to me when my son passed. Her spirit will always be with us. May Love comfort and Bless all on our loss.
Many Blessings.
Janis Coe Janis Coe from Berkeley Springs wrote on August 8, 2022 at 1:59 pm
Condolences to the family & all who knew Janet. I started my spiritual journey with Janet by becomming a healer at the Church. I am forever thankful & grateful. It touched my life & opened my eyes & enabled me to help others & help fulfill my life purpose. She is still with us.
Swami Tirtha Swami Tirtha wrote on August 8, 2022 at 12:37 pm
It was my honor and pleasure of studying with Janet at Lilydale about 7 years ago. She inspired me with her gifts, kindness, and her humor. My heart goes out to her family and all those closest to her.
Jamie Collins Jamie Collins wrote on August 7, 2022 at 9:55 pm
I had the pleasure of meeting you and learning from you 3 years ago. What a wonderful experience that I will never forget.
Blessings to you and your family.
Catherine Abbott Catherine Abbott from Mahwah, NJ wrote on August 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm
Janet’s legacy is a remarkable one and she will live on forever in our hearts.
Kass Hillard Kass Hillard from Oberlin wrote on August 7, 2022 at 4:20 pm
Thank you, Rev. Janet, for all you've given me and more importantly, all you gave to both sides. Your love is eternal.
Daniel Kealey Daniel Kealey from Stockbridge, VT wrote on August 7, 2022 at 3:31 pm
Thank you Reverent Janet. Bless you!
Frederick Roden, PhD Frederick Roden, PhD from New York, NY wrote on August 7, 2022 at 2:24 pm
Rev. Janet's legacy as a spiritual leader will continue to touch lives. Her caring soul, incisive mind, and loving heart will forever be remembered. May all who loved her be comforted and strengthened. With gratitude for her vocation as a minister and teacher, and trust in abiding Spirit.
Vanessa Zynn Vanessa Zynn from Mount Airy wrote on August 7, 2022 at 11:22 am
As I am just beginning my true awareness with the spirit world, Janet's books are the first I read and learned so much from. My condolences to all whose lives she touched. Bless her amazing spirit.
Josephine Matsutani Josephine Matsutani from BELMAR wrote on August 7, 2022 at 11:20 am
I am sorry for your lost..
Janet always with You
Always with Us.
❤️
Caroline Maury Caroline Maury from Saint Louis wrote on August 7, 2022 at 11:16 am
Dear Sarah, thank you for creating this condolence book! Your beautiful Aunt was so lovely. Bless all of you! I'm so grateful I got to have her as a teacher/mentor! I wish she didn't pass when she did.
Dale Heffer Dale Heffer from Rochester wrote on August 7, 2022 at 11:09 am
I did not have the chance to meet Rev. Janet in person but feel like I knew her from attending the ZOOM Sunday services. She touched so many lives! May she rest in power! 🙏🏻💜
Rev. Pam Ronner Rev. Pam Ronner from Stamford, CT wrote on August 7, 2022 at 10:37 am
I will not stand at her grave and cry because I know she is not there-there is work to do! I will miss her song games, her food posts, her stories of Spiritualism, and all the help she gave me to become a minister. I look forward to her help from between two worlds. Bless you, Rev. Janet. Thank you.
Elizabeth Benusis Elizabeth Benusis from Rapid City' Sorth Dakota wrote on August 7, 2022 at 10:06 am
Condolences to friends and family. Janet made a positive change in my outlook on life and it's importance here on earth plane and in the after life.
The Morgan's The Morgan's from St. Augustine wrote on August 7, 2022 at 10:03 am
Godbless to Janet and all her loved ones.
Suzan Porto Suzan Porto wrote on August 7, 2022 at 9:25 am
Dear Janet, I will miss you, your teaching, your loving connections to spirit. Thank you again for bringing my Mother, Father, Boyfriend, Cat, Aunt/Godmother and many of my relatives through. You brought me comfort and hope. I am sure they are all wanting to thank you also on the other side. Love.
Linda Balogh Linda Balogh from Williams, OR wrote on August 6, 2022 at 8:02 pm
Loving and Honoring Rev. Janet with gratitude for the beautiful and elevated soul who she is, and for the teachings and joy that she shared.
Sending a beautiful rose and many blessings.
Peace and Joy
Aidan Brock Aidan Brock from Austin, TX wrote on August 6, 2022 at 5:11 pm
I'm thankful for what Janet has done for me as an advisor and will continue to do as a spirit inspirer. I know that she's in the company of many other great mediums in the spirit world, and will continue to shine her light. I hope to make her proud in my service as a medium to the world.
Kathleen M. Pacifico Kathleen M. Pacifico from Mount Arlington wrote on August 6, 2022 at 4:56 pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Rev. Janet's passing. I am forever grateful for her teachings and the beautiful example she has been to me of a courageous and loving presence on this earth. I am blessed to have known her, and she remains forever in my heart and in my prayers.
e. grancagnolo e. grancagnolo from cedar grpve wrote on August 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm
Dear Friends of Journey Within,
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.
Love,
Julie Alongi
Jean Weille Jean Weille from NY wrote on August 6, 2022 at 12:09 pm
Although I never met Reverend Janet in person, I always appreciated and deeply felt the encouragement and guidance she provided to us in the beginner psychic mediumship classes. Deepest condolences to all whose lives she touched. The Other Side is lucky to have her with them! With love, Jean
K Smith K Smith from Myrtle Beach wrote on August 6, 2022 at 10:31 am
I fondly remember Janet Nohavec as a caring, spiritual individual. Janet's calm mannerisms and sense of humor put others at ease. She had a true gift of not only receiving messages, but also sharing them with her congregation in a kind, thoughtful manner. She will be missed.
Julie Alongi Riley Julie Alongi Riley from Verona wrote on August 6, 2022 at 6:58 am
Dear one Janet may you be happy in heaven with St Therese with love and respect Julie and Rosepetals thanking you and Journey Within for all your help 🙏
Suzanne Suzanne wrote on August 5, 2022 at 9:03 pm
❤️
Patti Tabler Patti Tabler from Butler wrote on August 5, 2022 at 12:34 pm
Spirits will have to step up their game, there's a new gal in town. Janet was a Beautiful person and I have no doubt will continue to do Amazing things! Bless us and keep your family close. Prayers surround you and those that love you. Xoxo
Aviva Chansky Guttmann Aviva Chansky Guttmann from Red Hook NY wrote on August 5, 2022 at 12:20 pm
I was only introduced to Janet in January when I began to take mediumship classes at The Journey Within. I took easily to her warmth and gentle teaching style, read her autobiography in March and wished to follow her guidance for years to come. My next wish was to attend a live service. Bless you.
Alexandra M. Rush Alexandra M. Rush from Yorktown (Virginia) wrote on August 5, 2022 at 10:27 am
Thank you very much, Janet, for being an Inspiration to me, even though we never met in person, and to so many people around the world!!! Your dedication to God/ Spirit as well as your heartfelt patience, unconditional love, and acceptance of all will always be how you will be remembered. 🙏🏽❤️🌹
John crotty John crotty from ringwood wrote on August 5, 2022 at 10:08 am
My wife Dawn and I sending love and healing to all that knew and loved Janet. Her work goes on.
Joan Stephens Joan Stephens from Teaneck NJ wrote on August 5, 2022 at 8:53 am
My deepest condolences to Janet's family and her community in their great loss. She was such a wonderful and giving person. I know she will continue working with her gifts, just from a different viewpoint in the future. May God bless and rest her soul. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Nicole Ehrhart Nicole Ehrhart from Fair Lawn wrote on August 5, 2022 at 8:28 am
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Janet’s death. I had been to see her many times for readings over the past 23 years. She was always so sweet, caring and amazing connecting me with my loved ones. Her gift was truly unbelievable . I hope she has a peaceful rest on her next journey.
KAREN HOLLIS KAREN HOLLIS from NEWINGTON wrote on August 4, 2022 at 9:51 pm
I am so sorry for your loss!
Jen Chapman Jen Chapman from Asheville wrote on August 4, 2022 at 7:25 pm
Janet was a wonderful teacher with an extraordinary gift and it was my hope someday that I would meet Janet in person. I cherish her wisdom and compassionate spirit.
Thank you Janet
Sophia Vela Sophia Vela from Houston, TX, USA wrote on August 4, 2022 at 5:19 pm
I was so sorry to hear about Janets passing. She was a teacher and a leader and truly made some amazing accomplishments while she was on this earth. My prayers are with you and your family!:(
Gia Qamar Gia Qamar from Clifton, NJ wrote on August 4, 2022 at 11:07 am
I am deeply sorry for the physical loss of this pioneer and upstanding woman in our spiritual community. I am so grateful to have learned from the master instructors Janet brought to the church for our evolution.
I know Janet continues her path in service and with angelic support on every side.
Suzie Macdougall Suzie Macdougall from Galong wrote on August 4, 2022 at 6:09 am
May Janet continue her work from the other side - I never met her personally but enjoyed many of her teachings and her wisdom
Cheryl Fuchs Cheryl Fuchs from Ringwood wrote on August 4, 2022 at 4:33 am
I am truly 💔. Janet was very special to me. From the start @ the Wise Man to Sunday Service her love and wisdom helped shape my spiritual future. She married my husband & me at The Journey Within and did his eulogy at his wake 2 1/2 yrs later. I had big news to tell her. She knows 😔 love you.
Mary Milay Mary Milay from Medfield wrote on August 3, 2022 at 7:46 pm
Janet….I loved your classes and your connection to Spirit. Thank you so much. Mary
Barbara Campbell Barbara Campbell from Jacksonville wrote on August 3, 2022 at 5:15 pm
There are no words that I can find to express my gratitude to Janet . I was overjoyed when I was accepted into the Ministry program. Janet enhanced my studies. It is because of her authenticity, love and caring that I knew that this was the path to follow. I know you will be guiding us with love.
Paula Marshall Paula Marshall from Tewksbury wrote on August 3, 2022 at 4:58 pm
My condolences The news of Janet's passing was heartbreaking. Janet touched so many people with her physical presence. As a medium studying at the Journey Within we know Janet's bright light will continue to shine and guide her followers as two worlds meet at the Journey Within .
rosemarie bellinfante rosemarie bellinfante from brick wrote on August 3, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Our Deepest Condolances......My Lady, Gone from sight, Never from 0ur Hearts. Lady of Peace Kindness Beauty Grace. You walked your talk, gave everyone a chance, you nourished us all. Taught us to live from our higher selves, put forth our best efforts, believing in ourselves and others. Namaste XO
Elizabeth Fracalossi Elizabeth Fracalossi from Greenwood Lake, New York wrote on August 3, 2022 at 2:34 pm
So deeply sorry that she has passed from our lives, especially to her family. She embodied love, and that strong legacy of love will continue on.
Nancy Fox Nancy Fox from North Arlington, NJ wrote on August 3, 2022 at 9:36 am
We have been honored to walk in life with Janet by our side and we are honored to walk with Janet within her dreams. Her dreams became our dreams and we will continue to make those dreams come true.
I will miss you always but will also remember that you will always be by my side.
Katherine Valentino Katherine Valentino from Denville, NJ wrote on August 3, 2022 at 9:14 am
Rev Janet Nohavac has helped so many, myself included. Thank you for everything you do to help others. I love and miss you Rev Janet. 💜
Karen Christopherson Karen Christopherson from surrey, Canada wrote on August 3, 2022 at 1:09 am
I only seen her a few times in the classes when she would do the introduction, but I'm so glad I did. I feel for every one of you who were so very close to her. She touched so many lives. My condolences to her family and friends.
Marion Gramcko Marion Gramcko from New Providence wrote on August 2, 2022 at 6:51 pm
My deep condolences. Janet was the first medium I had a reading with she brought comfort to me with a message from my Mom. she gave me the courage to stop being afraid of my own gifts and embrace them. I loved her life stories & is truly missed. Ty Janet for being a great teacher.
Lois Morin Lois Morin from Orange Park wrote on August 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Thank you will never convey the depth of my gratitude for your guidance. You saw things in me I didn't see and when I said I can't, you smiled and said yes you can. You inspire me to be a better person, medium and minister in training. Forever grateful.
Kathleen Brillante (brock) Kathleen Brillante (brock) from Totowa wrote on August 2, 2022 at 4:59 pm
Omg I’m so sorry to hear about Janet passing. She was a beautiful woman with a very caring soul. Prayers and love to her family. Until we meet again❤️🙏🏻
Jean M Bradley Jean M Bradley from Plymouth wrote on August 2, 2022 at 4:51 pm
She was a beautiful soul. I treasured the time she gave me. What a gift. Fly high with the angels. Truly a wonderful inspiration. Hugs and Love.
Stacey Decea Stacey Decea from Bedford Corners, New York wrote on August 2, 2022 at 4:21 pm
I am forever grateful for having Janet as a mentor the past seven years. I express my gratitude to her and The Journey Within. I feel so privileged and fortunate. I would not be the medium I am today if it weren’t for her.
Debra colon Debra colon from Orlando wrote on August 2, 2022 at 3:34 pm
I will miss her very much she is a blessing to know
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