Janet Kay (Shaffer) Toth
age 68, of Windber, gained her angel wings on August 31, 2019, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born June 11, 1951, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Clair and Hilda (Weaver) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents, in-laws Charles (Butch) and Margaret (Peg) Toth; brother, Wayne Shaffer and brothers-in-laws Edward (Joe) and Donald (Babe) Toth and beloved dachshund, Shelby. Survived by her loving husband of 41 years, John E. Toth, of Windber. Also daughters, Beth wife of David Holdsworth, of Sidman and Lisa wife of Robert Colick, of Columbiana, OH; step-daughters Kathy wife of Jeremy Schrader, of South Fork and Karin wife of Kurt Hrivnak, of Windber; loving granddaughter, Kylie Holdsworth; step-grandchildren, Joshua Weyandt, Emily Schrader, Taylor Hodgdon, Autumn Holdsworth, Benjamin (Joey) Schrader, Dylan Holdsworth, Katelynn Hrivnak, and Noah Hrivnak; and step-great granddaughter, Evelynn (Evie) Schrader. Janet is also survived by the following siblings, Linda wife of Don Evanchock, of Hooversville, Allan, married to Julie Shaffer, of Somerset, Kathy wife of Michael Kubas, of Stoystown; sister-in-law Betty Ann Shaffer, of Windber, brother and sister-in-law, Michael & Rebecca Toth, of Harrisburg; sister-in-law, Candice Toth of Las Vegas, NV; and sister-in-law, Susan Toth, of Wilmore; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was a 1969 graduate of Windber Area High School, Johnstown Vo-Tech's LPN Program and Penn State Mont Alto's Physical Therapy Assistant Program. She worked at Memorial Medical Center for 37+ years and was an LPN and PTA where she retired. Also worked at Windber Area Elementary School as a teacher's aide. She was a life long member of Berkey Church of the Brethren. Janet had many passions in life including teaching and baking with Kylie, her flower gardens (which were her pride and joy) and traveling with her husband and family. Some of her favorite/most cherished travels include going to the Outer Banks with her daughters and grandkids; multiple trips out west with her husband; and most importantly their trip and cruise to Alaska. She was an avid Penn State, Steelers, and Penquins fan. Janet had a huge heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone. She leaves a large void in this world, but she will always be remembered and never forgotten. Now you can help tend the eternal gardens in heaven. Until we meet again, Fly high our beautiful angel, Fly high. Friends will be received Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Meek and Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Inc., 1312 Graham Avenue, Windber, and Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. at Berkey Church of the Brethren, Rev. Earl Chrissman, officiating.
Published on September 1, 2019


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