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Janice H. Baptiste

November 29, 1930 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 87)


Janice H. Baptiste, 87,of Butler passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler.

Born November 29, 1930 in Butler, she was a daughter of the late George and Clare A. Mangel Snyder.

She retired November 30, 1990 from the Payroll Division at the Butler Veterans Administration Medical Center. Following 23 years service.

She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler where she served as a member of the Catholic Women and Christian Mothers. She was a former volunteer for Butler Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of the American Legion Post #778 in Lyndora and a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the A.A.R.P

She was a veteran of the United States Women's Army Corps during the Korean War. Her first husband, Charles H. Johnston died in the Army Sea of Japan February 1, 1954 as a result of a plane crash.

Surviving are 3 sons: James D. Johnston of Butler, William R. Johnston of CA and Andrew Paul Baptiste of OH.

A daughter, Ruth Anne Baptiste of Butler.

3 granddaughters: Amanda (Scott) Tomer of OH, Amy (Tom) Kelley of Pittsburgh and Lauren Baptiste of OH.

3 great grandchildren.

2 brothers: George “Pete” Snyder of Butler and Vance “Tim” Snyder of West Sunbury.

3 sisters: Patricia (Paul) Cousins of Herman, Nancy “Susie” (Dean) Campbell of Chicora and Linda Morrow of WV.

Numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Baptiste who died June 8 1998. Her husband Joseph L. Baptiste who passed away November 30, 2013, They were married July 14, 1956. Two brothers.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home 201 East Cunningham St. PA 16001 from 6-8 pm Sunday and from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 am from St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean St. Butler, PA 16001. Rev. Harry Bielewicz, Pastor to officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Herman.



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