Janet P. Benovic

Janet P. Benovic, age 79, of Wesleyville, residing at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018. She was born in Erie on March 11, 1939, daughter of the late Edward and Martha Respecki.

Janet was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves. She enjoyed game shows, lunch with the club girls, and especially time spent with her grandchildren.

Janet is survived by one daughter, Lauri Cooper (Mark); one son, Brian Benovic (Cindy); one sister, Delphine Trambley; sister-in-law, Dorothy Respecki; six grandchildren, Ashley Benovic, Rebecca, Jayme and Justin Cooper, and Michael and Andrew Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Benovic; one sister, Gertrude Crynock; and one brother, Edward "Red" Respecki.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Thursday at 10 am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James R.C. Church at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA 16501.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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