Janet Edith Wetzel, 84, passed away May 16th, at Manor Care Health Services, Pottsville, after an extended battle with Alzheimers.
Born in Silverton, she was the daughter of the late Robert & Vera Houser Bainbridge.
She attended Pottsville schools and Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville.
Janet enjoyed ceramics and tending to her houseplants. She loved going on trips with her sister, Donna McShaw, and playing pinochle with her brother, Robert Bainbridge.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert Wetzel, Sr., in 2006. Janet was the last of 13 children: sisters Bertha Aponick, Betty Davey, Thelma "Dinda" Dempsey, Diane "Chee Chee" Dennen, Mae Bainbridge, Karen Purcell, Donna McShaw, Joyce Peck, and infant sister, Barbara; brothers, Robert "Bobby", Richard "Lefty", John "Red", and William "Tutty" Bainbridge.
Janet is survived by two daughters: Deb Mattera (Joe), Auburn, and Kathy Wetzel, Schuylkill Haven, a son, Robert Wetzel, Jr., (Wanda), Pottsville, grandchildren: Joseph, Adam, Rebecca, Matthew, Eric, & Josh, and four great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
All services will be privately held at the family's convenience.