Janice E. Scanga

Janice E. Scanga, 53, of 1266 Robertson Rd., Hermitage, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:24 PM at Sharon Regional Health System. Born on January 4, 1961 in Sharon, Janice was the daughter of Irene Beharry Lutz, with whom she resided, and the late John Lutz. Janice worked as a waitress for many years. She was a 1979 graduate of Hickory High School. Janice enjoyed crafting, listening to music, going to the beach and spending time with her fiance and family. In addition to her mother, Janice is survived by her fiance, Al Walters of Sharon, her son, John M. 'Nino' Scanga, II, a granddaughter, Makenna Grayce Clark, a sister, Kathryn Minnick of Hermitage, two brothers; Robert A. Lutz of Erie, PA, David Myers of Hermitage and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, Janice was preceded in death by a brother, John M. Lutz, a sister, Susan Myers and a nephew, Matthew Gondek. Friends will be received on Saturday, June 14th from 10:00 AM until 12 noon at Tomon Funeral and Cremation Services, in the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon. A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 12 noon with Fr. Donald Berdis.


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Zubie

2014-06-12 00:00:00

Aunt Janice was definitely a, "one in a million" person. You would never meet anyone who had her qualities by far if you tried. As I was growing up, I lived with her for a short time and we would tease her saying she was a definite blonde! She LOVED swimming and being in the sun! That's one of the things I'll remember everytime I think if her. She was really a sweet thing that would never harm anyone. And boy did ever so much enjoy SHOPPING too! Always lathered up to be the most outspoken in a room where others just blended in. Like a Barbie.... :) Her laughter was like a ditzy laugh; moms says like a stutter! Nails bright pink and lipstick from another world! She was more into music than most I knew and had records, tape cassettes, CD's and kept up with the era of always having a good tune. She would dance with you and around you! She really had this free spirit and made the most out of everything! Her stories were described from years ago to a tee but forgot what she ate for lunch! Not a detail missed! Her crafty hands deigned more than 1000 wreaths, center pieces, and home decor! Love designs of all kinds. Most importantly, Aunt Janice lived in the moment. One of the things of become more accustomed to. There's nothing wrong with that. From moment to moment, you just never knew how a day could be. She taught me from a young age to love that SUN and I do. So when the sun is out, I'll see her smile and keep the memories I had if her with me forever, until I see her again...
❤️ Zubie


John Scanga II (Nino)

2014-06-12 00:00:00

That was really nice Paulette. Thank you for such kind words. After that, I don't know much to say because you nailed it to a 'T'.

My mother and I had a relationship that were unlike most. She would make me so angry sometimes but whatever it was she was angry about or struggling with, it was hard to be 'really' mad at her because I knew that she truly loved me nonetheless. There were happy times and there were bad times, but I knew that her love towards me was always the same no matter what.

People are quick to criticize her for her care-free lifestyle, but what they often failed to realize that she was my Grandmother's keeper. While everyone else was caught up in the 'hustle bustle' of their everyday lives, she was there as my Grandmother's companion..and their relationship really flourished over these past 5 years.

She was my Grandmother's last born child thus making her the 'baby' of the family, and hearing my Grandmother begging me to tell her that this must be a bad dream and that she was okay at the hospital was heartbreaking the night she died. I know, though, that when all is said and done, my Mother and my Grandmother will be together again someday, and she will be there to give my Grandmother comforting words and to tend to her.

My mother was so excited to be a grandmother and she truly loved Makenna. Too bad she didn't get to spend more time with her before she passed but Makenna was just coming of age. At least I'll be able to point back when Makenna is older and show her pictures and show her how beautiful her grandmother was.

And that's the saddest part. On my side of the family, both of Makenna's grandparents passed away before the age of 56. They won't get to enjoy being a grandparent like most grandparents do. This is something that should not be taken likely. However, there are others to take their places, like my Uncle Tim and my Aunt Kathy.

My daughter will understand that it is love that our family is built upon and love we will always show to everyone...no matter what, no matter what...


John Scanga II (Nino)

2014-06-12 00:00:00

That was really nice Paulette. Thank you for such kind words. After that, I don't know much to say because you nailed it to a 'T'.

My mother and I had a relationship that were unlike most. She would make me so angry sometimes but whatever it was she was angry about or struggling with, it was hard to be 'really' mad at her because I knew that she truly loved me nonetheless. There were happy times and there were bad times, but I knew that her love towards me was always the same no matter what.

People are quick to criticize her for her care-free lifestyle, but what they often failed to realize that she was my Grandmother's keeper. While everyone else was caught up in the 'hustle bustle' of their everyday lives, she was there as my Grandmother's companion..and their relationship really flourished over these past 5 years.

She was my Grandmother's last born child thus making her the 'baby' of the family, and hearing my Grandmother begging me to tell her that this must be a bad dream and that she was okay at the hospital was heartbreaking the night she died. I know, though, that when all is said and done, my Mother and my Grandmother will be together again someday, and she will be there to give my Grandmother comforting words and to tend to her.

My mother was so excited to be a grandmother and she truly loved Makenna. Too bad she didn't get to spend more time with her before she passed but Makenna was just coming of age. At least I'll be able to point back when Makenna is older and show her pictures and show her how beautiful her grandmother was.

And that's the saddest part. On my side of the family, both of Makenna's grandparents passed away before the age of 56. They won't get to enjoy being a grandparent like most grandparents do. This is something that should not be taken likely. However, there are others to take their places, like my Uncle Tim and my Aunt Kathy.

My daughter will understand that it is love that our family is built upon and love we will always show to everyone...no matter what, no matter what...


Nino

2014-06-12 00:00:00


Nino

2014-06-12 00:00:00


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