In Remembrance of Janice E. Rupp

Janice E. Rupp

Janice E. Rupp

Dunmore, PA April 11, 1956 ~ August 12, 2012 Date of Service: August 15, 2012

 

 

 

Janice E. Godlewski Rupp, 56, of Dunmore, died on Aug. 12 after a brave and courageous six- year battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of James P. Rupp. The couple would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14.

Born in West Scranton, daughter of the late Roman and Angela Rosato Godlew-ski, she graduated from West Scranton Central Catholic High School. She was an active member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, where she was a member of the choir. Janice worked at the University of Scranton for 23 years, with her longest tenure as an office manager for Student Health Services, where she greeted thousands of students with kindness and compassion. Her strong work ethic and love for working at the University was shown every day, as she did not let her illness stop her from working. One of Janice's proudest moments was to present each of her three daughters their college diplomas during their University of Scranton Commencement ceremonies.

Janice was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin and loyal friend to so many. She was a strong person who valued what was important in life, such as love for her family and friends and devotion to her faith. She was selfless, always thinking and taking care of others before herself. Her constant love and kindness brought so many people together to share in her joy. Her positive attitude and sense of humor despite her illness could brighten up the room. Janice cherished so many happy memories with all of her family and dear friends. She will be deeply missed by all of those she touched.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. Bruce Ruppenthal, the 4th-floor nursing and ICU staffs at Moses Taylor Hospital, Dr. Sholi, the entire staff at Hematology and Oncology Associates and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their never- ending care, support and kindness.

Janice is also survived by three daughters, Melissa Balzano and husband, Anthony, Montvale, N.J.; Maria Phillips and husband, Chris, Olyphant; and Jennifer Rupp, Dunmore; sisters, Carol McGlone and Suzanne Stec; and a brother, James Godlewski; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment to follow in Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Janice's name may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507 or Hospice Community Care, 100 Williams Street, Dunmore, PA 18512.

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Patty McAllister
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Janice
Reply #9 on : Wed August 15, 2012, 07:44:00
I am sorry I could not express myself in the funeral home. Janice was a wonderful wife and mother. I always wished I could have been as good a mother as she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything I could do please contact me. My love to all of you,Patty
Lizz Santioni
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You are in my prayers...
Reply #8 on : Tue August 14, 2012, 21:50:34
Dear Mr. Rupp,Melissa&Anthony, Maria&Chris, and Jennifer~

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Rupp. Please know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I was first introduced to your warm and loving family shooting along with Julie J. @ Melissa&Anthony's wedding. The following year we were together again at Maria&Chris's wedding. This is truly a sad time for the entire family, I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, Lizz Santioni
Steve Seidl
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Janice
Reply #7 on : Tue August 14, 2012, 13:32:45
Dear Jim and family:

All of us here at PA-American are thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rose Bauerle
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My Love and Deepest Sympathy
Reply #6 on : Tue August 14, 2012, 10:18:51
Dear Melissa and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your mother's death. From what you've told me about her, it's obvious that she was a faith-filled, positive, and beautiful person (inside and out). Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult. May your wonderful memories, the support of your family friends, and faith see you through the days ahead. I love you.

Rose
KATHI MARCHEGIANI
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thoughts are with you
Reply #5 on : Mon August 13, 2012, 21:31:49
DEAR JIM & FAMILY,

I WISH EVERYONE HAD JANICE'S STRENGTH & COURAGE. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A VOID IN YOUR LIVES-TREASURE ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES.

IN PRAYER,
KATHI MARCHEGIANI
Lucy Edwards
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My deepest sympathy
Reply #4 on : Mon August 13, 2012, 20:54:00
Dear Rupp family

I am saddened to hear of Janice's passing away. She was a wonderful woman and a good person through and through.
Joe & Maureen Monczewski
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Re: In Remembrance of Janice E. Rupp
Reply #3 on : Mon August 13, 2012, 20:52:01
Dear Jim: Maureen & I are very, very sad about the news of Janice. When Maureen picked up the paper today we were just stunned. We always remember both of you as a good, honest couple with integrity and a friendly smile and hello. I have good memories of Janice from the high school years and when I attended grad school at the U of S. We to have 3 daughters. Again, we are so terribly sorry for your families loss. God Bless. Joe & Maur
William J Ross
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Sympathy
Reply #2 on : Mon August 13, 2012, 16:18:54
My sympathies to all in your time of sorrow.
Mary and Tony Cantafio
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Mrs. Rupp
Reply #1 on : Mon August 13, 2012, 14:29:19
Mr. Rupp, Melissa, Maria, and Jennifer...Tony and I are very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Rupp was a wonderful, special person that did a lot of good for all the people around her. I especially remember her helping out at all of the functions that we had at St. Mary's School. She will be deeply missed. Mary and Tony Cantafio