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Janet Mary Mostyn

October 4, 1935 — November 27, 2019

Eldred, PA – Janet M. Mostyn    

            Janet M. Mostyn, of 219 Barden Brook Road, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.

            Janet was born on October, 4, 1935 in North Tonawanda, NY and was a daughter of Joseph M. and Edna Regenscheid Goller.  She married Robert J. Papp, who predeceased her on December 5, 1973.  On October 20, 1990, she married her husband of 29 years, Kenneth E. Mostyn, who survives.

            Janet worked at Holler Brothers Construction for many years.  She then worked for Spaulding Fibre Company and Elmlawn Cemetery before moving to Pennsylvania.  Janet lived in Tonawanda, NY for many years before moving to Pennsylvania in 1976.  She worked at the McKean County Courthouse for eighteen years where she served as the Deputy Controller and Acting Controller.  Janet then worked part time at Immanuel Christian Child Care as a secretary/bookkeeper for 7 1/2 years.

            Janet was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tonawanda, NY and Olean, NY.  She served as treasurer for the Immanuel Lutheran Sunday School and served on the Finance Committee for the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Janet belonged to the Smethport Area Women's Club, formerly known as the Business & Professional Women's Club, serving as treasurer, and to the Eldred Firemen's Auxiliary.  She was active in the Republican Party and served as Republican Committee Woman for many years.  Janet also served on the campaign committee for Martin Causer, State Representative, and she belonged to the Republican Women's Club in Smethport, PA. 

            Along with her loving husband, Janet is survived by; a daughter, Shelley LaRae (Kenneth) Hess; a son, Scott Robert Papp; a step-daughter, Karen Ann (Greg) Givan; a grandson, Kyle R. Hess; a granddaughter, Kelsey L. Hess; and 2 step-grandsons, Grayson and Kallen.

            Janet was predeceased by her first husband and her parents.

            Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, NY, on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 419 Laurens St., Olean, NY on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 10:00 am.  A Committal Service will be held at the Elmlawn Cemetery in Kenmore, NY, on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Online condolences may be made at 

            Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Immanuel Christian Child Care, 419 Laurens Street, Olean, New York 14760.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - OLEAN

646 East State St., Olean, NY 14760

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Monday, December 2, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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