Janette M. Jaikin, 82, of Salisbury Center, New York, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2021, at her home on Monday afternoon.
She was born on February 24, 1939, in Mohawk, New York, and was the daughter of the late, Murdock McPherson and Dorothy Richardson. Dorothy later married Vernon “Duke” Oldfield, who Janette considered her Dad. Janette was educated at West Canada Valley Central School and graduated with the Class of 1956.
At one time, Janette was married to Peter Jaikin, II, and they raised their five wonderful children together.
Janette was formerly employed with Gehring Tricot in Dolgeville, New York, where she was the sample room manager for 25 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to her final employment, she worked at P & C Foods, Daniel Greens for nearly 10 years, Dorothy’s Fabrics for 14 years.
She was a faithful parishioner of Stratford Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Janette was also a member of the S & S Ambulance Corps where she served as a first responder as well as treasurer.
Janette loved spending time with all of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing and knitting as well as her flowers, being outside, and watching her hummingbirds. Her most precious time was spent in the company of her family and church family. She especially loved her Thursday night supper club, reading, and watching cooking shows.
Her family will remember their cherished memories of their Mom with fun convertible rides, Christmas in Virginia with family, making breakfast every Thursday morning and ringing the bell after her courageous battle with cancer. She will remain in the hearts of everyone who knew her as a friend, family member, and mostly as a Mom.
She is survived by her four amazing daughters, Jeanne Cool and her husband, Roy of Stratford, NY, Susan Stalnaker and her husband, Jeff of Palmyra, Virginia, Cindy Sutton and her husband, John of Dolgeville, NY, Kim Darling of Dolgeville, NY; very special grandchildren, Randy Johnson and his wife, Kaycie, Jessica Barnes and her husband, Jason, Aaron Johnson, and his companion, Nicole Mesick, Sara Stalnaker, Lynsey Stalnaker, and her companion, Ron Bell, Darin Darling, and his companion, Katrina Belcher, Jacob Darling, Marc Jaikin, Joe Perrigo, Cory Perrigo, Jeena Victor, and April Beagley; seventeen cherished great-grandchildren; and a maternal aunt for whom she had a special bond with, Marian Foster of Richfield Springs, NY.
Janette was predeceased by her only son, Peter Jaikin, III on June 23, 2020, and her companion of 29 years and favorite dancing partner, Robert “Bob” L. Gray on September 16, 2013.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Stratford Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held immediately following the calling hours at 11 a.m. also at the church with her Friend and Pastor Mark Hediger officiating. A private committal service will take place at Dibble Tuttle Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her companion, Bob Gray.
The family would like to thank Janette’s granddaughter, Jessica Barnes for being the best caretaker for her Gram and always showering her with love and making her feel special.
In lieu of floral offerings, consider memorial contributions for the Stratford/Salisbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 104, Salisbury Center, New York 13454.
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