May 8, 1930 - December 13, 2021
Glenwood - Anita Jean Janzen, age 91, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021 after a long illness. Born on May 8, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Alfredo and Elvira Baggiani. Anita lived in Brooklyn, NY where she raised her family; then moved to uptown Manhattan where she spent most of her years. She enjoyed taking classes (including her favorites Tai Chi and Belly Dancing) at the YMCA and the Senior Center at Columbia. Most days she could be found galivanting around with other senior members in a close knit group of spunky 80 somethings. She was a true New Yorker walking everywhere but eventually moved to Sussex County. A special thank you to daughter-in-law, May and son, Rene and their family for sharing their home, giving her every comfort and surrounding her with love till the very end. The entire family is also extremely grateful to Compassionate Care Hospice and their amazing nurses Mary, Michele and Heather who went above and beyond. She had been employed by New York Telephone and retired from Verizon as a customer sales representative in New York City. Anita was a huge animal lover especially cats, which kept her company through the years. She enjoyed the arts and exposed her kids to the culture of the city including bringing them to see Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park or to a museum. Anita was also an accomplished pianist, playing classical music to the joy of everyone around her. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Gloria Ayella. Ms. Janzen is survived by her sons, Rene Howell and his wife May of the Glenwood section of Vernon, New Jersey and Eric Rotmil and his wife Paula of Orlando, Florida; her daughters, Colette Rotmil of Burbank, California and Michele Swersey of Freeport, New York; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and her beloved cat Freddie. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Glenwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
Glenwood - Anita Jean Janzen, age 91, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021 after a long illness. Born on May 8, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Alfredo and Elvira Baggiani. Anita lived in Brooklyn, NY where she raised her... View Obituary & Service Information
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