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Janet Elizabeth Menner Fuchs

d. January 12, 2024

Janet Elizabeth (Menner) Fuchs will be remembered for her straightforwardness. Her love of family and commitment to forever learning.

One of the proudest accomplishments besides her children was her grandchildren. She loved them with her whole heart and was known in the family as the best shopper, for her strong character Mom or Grandma was going to tell us how things were going to be not how we wanted them to be. She was also the reason we got to go on some of the best trips anyone could dream of. To the annual beach vacations, trips to the lakehouse, and amazing trips abroad. Mom and Grandma was the glue that bonded the family together.

Janet loved to read, and self-taught herself accounting and became the CFO of Weavertown Transport Leasing also known as Weavertown Environmental Group. A family business that served her family well. She has been married to her loving husband Donald for 64 years and admired his character and wit to take chances, not all she agreed with but ultimately appreciated and thankful for the future they had built with nothing more than the school of hard knocks behind them.

She had the love of traveling both domestically and abroad. Some of her most favorite places were Greece, Italy, Ireland, Hawaii but her true love was Budapest.

Before building her career as a CFO she was a waitress for 25 years at Denny's in Heidelberg. Janet served business owners to sports figures and became friends with the Pittsburgh Steeler photographer leaving behind many photos that had been given to her from the sideline view of the Steel Curtain era. One of her regulars gifted her stock upon his passing because she had made an impact on him.He wanted something better for her and would often share investment advice. Janet went on to picking her own stocks and still holds the Navistar stock.

Little did he know she would go on to own many pieces of real estate, businesses, and develop employees into solid leaders. She didn't let people slide you needed to perform.

Janet was a member of the Giant Oaks Garden Club where she had many, many friends. She could be seen at their annual Christmas fundraiser selling 50/50 tickets with oxygen in tow. Nothing stopped her and held her back.

She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. She will live on in those she touched because she had great flair, tenacity and a colorful personality.

Janet is survived by her Husband (Donald). Three daughters. Vanessa (Tom) Cregan Jeanine (Michael) Haynes Dawn (Jim) Coleman. One grandson Nikoli Heiser, Grandaughters, Viktoria Heiser, Natalia and Elena Haynes.

Many nieces and nephews, and Charlotte Berzinsky predeceased sister. Mother and Father. Abe and Francis.

Friends and family are welcome from 6-8 pm Tuesday January 16, 2024, and from 2-4 and 6-8pm Wednesday January 17, in in SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERICES, INC. Jospeh P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg (724)745-8120 where departing prayers will be recited at 9:20 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am thursday in St. Oscar Romero Parish St. Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg.; Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Charitable contributions can be made to Giant Oaks Garden Club, St. Jude one of her favorite Charities or Amedisys Hospice who assisted throughout her last days.

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