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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Pam (Snyder) Shank
Sep 07, 2019
My five sisters and I grew up on the farm above Janet's family. She was funny and sweet as a teenager and I'm sure remained so throughout her life. In 2014 my siblings and I all managed to come back to Johnstown (from all over the country) for a family reunion. Our uncle let Janet and her sisters know we were in town and they surprised us and showed up at the reunion. Janet was so thrilled to see everyone after all those years; she laughed and cried and talked for an hour! Thank the Lord we got to say hello again; may he keep her family close to his heart as they mourn her passing.
Linda Strine & Polly Portner
Sep 04, 2019
Janet was a special lady as we all know. We are so glad that God worked it out that Linda was off work on the 23rd so we were able to make our annual visit from Chambersburg and take them some Chambersburg peaches. It was always a great time when we went to see John and Janet. Who would have known she would only be with us 8 more days. We send our love, sympathy and prayers to John and the whole family. .
Larry and Sandy Malec
Sep 03, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of Janet’s death. We are in Charlotte now and will be here for another week. Larry always enjoyed working with Janet. We both loved our brief encounters with Janet since retirement . She shared some of her flowers with me and they are growing like crazy so we will always have a remembrance of Janet. With Sympathy, Larry and Sandy Malec
Dennis T Stombaug
Sep 03, 2019
I know the pain you're experiencing now and the grief at so great a loss.
May our God hold you in the palm of His hand .
Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
Ron Dibble,
Sep 02, 2019
Sorry for your loss to the family
Dennis and Phyllis Weaver
Sep 02, 2019
Janet was a kind and loving person. God bless her family.
Cindy Barr
Sep 02, 2019
Janet will always be remembered with a smile on her face and as a happy person. I worked with her at Conemaugh in PM&R. My sympathy to her family. Rest in peace Janet.
Doreen Roub
Sep 02, 2019
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