Janet E. Read

April 9, 2022
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Rushville/Canandaigua – Janet E. Read, born February 22, 1925 in the Township of Potter, died April 9, 2022 in Canandaigua, NY.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 24th, at 2 p.m. at the Rushville Congregational Church. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville History Room, P.O. Box 51, Rushville, NY 14544; Middlesex History Room, P.O. Box 147, Middlesex, NY 14507; Mansfield University Foundation, 6 Beecher St., Mansfield, Pa 16933; or to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 1, Rushville, NY 14544.

Janet was the daughter of the late Orion W. and S. Maude (Ledgerwood) Read

Janet graduated from Middlesex Valley Central School, and Mansfield, PA, State University. She attended many colleges for graduate study in Mathematics. Her teaching career included high schools in Warsaw, Fabius, Lyons and Fairport. After retirement, Janet returned to live in the Rushville area, and later at Quail Summit in Canandaigua.

Janet is survived by her nephews and nieces, Charles Jaynes, Rev. Ronald (Colleen) Jaynes, Patricia Heckman and Devereaux (Richard) Russell.

Janet was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Doris Read Jaynes and her nephew, Karl L. Jaynes.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to Janet’s family.


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Bette Johnson from Rochester, NY on Apr. 13, 2022

Janet will be missed at the history room. I will always remember the many talks that she and I had about the village and surrounding areas. The reminder of you at the rummage sales at the church. May you RIP my friend.

Paula Zimmer-Cook from Fairport on Apr. 14, 2022

I was very saddened to learn of Janet's passing. I first knew her as my 10th grade geometry teacher at Fairport High School in 1970. She was strict and serious and I was alittle bit scared of her. However, our next meeting was as her dental hygienist for nearly 40 years at Drs. Lederman & Kramer's dental practice. We became good friends and shared many stories over all those years.She was the most lovely lady and one of my favorite patients. I am very blessed to have truly known her.

Betty Hall from Lyons, NY on Apr. 14, 2022

Heaven has gained a wonderful teacher. Miss Read was my math teacher at Lyons in the late 1950s. She was kind, calm, knew her math and her students ... a master teacher. Saddened to learn of her passing; happy to be reminded of a truly fine lady.

BARBARA DAMATO from Lakeland on Apr. 15, 2022

Miss Read was a great teacher who demanded that you work hard and learn even if it took you two years to pass the math

regents as it was in my case .I last saw her when she showed up at a Lyons class of 1962 class Reunion a few years ago. She still looked the same as she did when I was in high school.

Darlene Read Mahnke from Palmyra on Apr. 15, 2022

Condolences to all who knew and loved Janet.
I always enjoyed listening to dad (Gerry Read) and Janet reminisce about family and teaching stories. She was a fascinating member of the family and will be missed.

phyllis paliotti from Lyons ny on Apr. 22, 2022

condolences from lyons for our family friend , janet. she and my mom, jane mierke, were good friends while she taught here.Many cups of coffee at our kitchen table! She was also my husband's Class 1960 advisor and teacher. My sisters, Elaine and Nancy and I have many good memories of Janet.

Donald Loopman from victor,ny on Apr. 23, 2022

I was sorry to hear about Janet's passing--I worked with Janet at Fairport High for many years --She was a great math teacher--admired by her colleagues and students---and always available ----as chairman of our department she was a pleasure to work with-----I'm glad to have known her -----with sincere sympathy---Don Loopman -fellow math teacher-

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