Tonawanda News

January 28, 2013

Janel Marie Mical McKinny

The Tonawanda News

NORTH TONAWANDA — Janel Marie Mical McKinny passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013, at the age of 57. She died in her home in North Tonawanda after an almost three and a half year battle with breast cancer.

Janel is survived by her husband of 34 years, Gerald "Jerry"; her sons, Peter (Brigitte) and Mark (Jodie); her granddaughter, Sophie; her sister, Melanie Mical (Harold); and her brother, Kevin (Laura).

She was born in North Tonawanda on November 11, 1955, to the late John Mical and      Dolores Zaidel Mical. She graduated from North Tonawanda High School, Class of 1973, and earned a master's degree in special education from Buffalo State. Janel retired after 30 years from Orleans Niagara BOCES in the special education program. She was a member of St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, North Tonawanda.

Janel enjoyed spending time with her special close friends, attending craft shows, annual wine weekends and their cross country skiing weekends. She loved the Adirondacks, especially Lake Placid, and their annual family summer trips to Silver Lake. She enjoyed some wonderful vacations to California, Florida, the Bahamas, Alaska, Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. More recently, Janel enjoyed her monthly trips to New Jersey or Connecticut to visit her sons and her granddaughter, Sophie. Nana loved to spoil her first grandchild. They were able to have a last wonderful family vacation in July on the Jersey Shore.

Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver Street at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Friday at 9:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jude the Apostle, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., on Friday at 10 AM. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Ascension Mausoleum. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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