Janet Marie Brown, 68, of Hometown, PA and formerly of Tresckow, PA died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at home. She was the wife of Richard W. Brown to whom she was married for 48 years. Born in Hazleton, PA on April 25, 1950, Janet was a daughter of the late John R. and Anna (nee Watro) Shickora. She attended West Hazleton High School and over the years worked for Altadis, McAdoo, PA; the Hershey Company, Hazleton, PA; and ICI, Reynolds, PA. Janet was of the Catholic faith. An avid quilter, she also loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. Janet was always ready to be Santa’s helper. She enjoyed playing bingo and traveling to the casinos but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her wonderful grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Janet is survived by sons, William John Brown of Bethlehem, PA, Richard W. Brown, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Montclair, NJ, and David Lee Brown and his wife Krystal of Hometown; grandchildren, Olivia Brown, Janna Brown, Alexander Brown, Aidan Brown, and Sophie Brown; brother, Francis Shickora and his wife Bernadetta of Tresckow; sisters, Cecelia Boyle and her husband, James of Tresckow and Susan Lazur of Hershey, PA; sister-in-law, Emma Vlcek of Tamaqua, PA; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. She was predeceased by a brother, John Shickora. Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 17 at the Zizlemann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the services. Call 6-8 PM on Friday and 10-11 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Janet’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honors Program, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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