ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Janet Hoitink House, 86, passed suddenly in her Englewood, Fla., home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
The daughter of the late Leland and Sybil Samuelson Hoitink, she was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Jamestown, N.Y. She attended Randolph Central School and continued her education at Syracuse University and Buffalo State University. She became the wife of Harold C. House shortly after World War II, and raised five children in their Larkin Street home in Randolph.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Randolph, the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Englewood, Fla., the American Legion Post 181, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Englewood, Fla., and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.
Janet Hoitink House
She worked at Inkley's Pharmacy in the mid 1960s, and later was a teacher's aide at Randolph Elementary School. After moving to Florida in 1985, Janet headed up the Brook-to-Bay Welcoming Committee for several years, and was known to many of her friends there as hostess of the Brook-to-Bay "Conversation" group.
She is survived by three daughters; Marsha Hinman and her late husband, Daniel, of Spencerport, N.Y.; Patricia Gustafson and late husband, Jeffrey, of Randolph, N.Y., and Lydia Mosgeller and husband, Raymond, of East Bethany, N.Y.; two sons: Jeffrey House and wife, Julie, and David House and wife, Karen, all of Pittsford, N.Y.; her sister, Betty Lou Layton and late husband, William, of Englewood, Fla. She also leaves 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded by her husband of 54 years, Harold C. House, whom she married on March 23, 1947, and who died Feb. 2, 2000; a sister, Alberta (Claude "Red") Clark; and two brothers: Leland (Theresa) Hoitink Jr. and William (Mary) Hoitink.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2012), in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Randolph United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Leslie Latham officiating. Inurnment will be in the Randolph Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at the Brook-to-Bay community building in Englewood, Fla., at a date to be announced. Memorials may be sent to the United Presbyterian Church of Randolph; or a charity of your choice.
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