Janet Mitchell Cross, age 79, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2022, at Manchester Commons, following a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Waterford on January 17, 1943, to the late George and Harriet Mitchell.

    Janet was a graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School, where she met her beloved husband of 60 years, Marvin. He and their cherished children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild were the greatest loves of her life. Janet was a talented cook, baker, and seamstress, and an avid reader; she enjoyed skiing, playing cards and Bingo, and was an active member of Waterford Presbyterian Church. Her passion for traveling took her to all 50 states, and to 27 countries. She loved animals, especially Standard Poodles. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Waterford Lioness Club, and was involved with the Waterford Food Bank. Janet worked at Kaufmann’s Department Store, and as a bookkeeper as well; and she volunteered at the election polls for many years. With all that she did, her fondest memories were always those of time spent with her family and friends.

    Janet was loved greatly, and will surely be missed by her family, friends, and all the many people whose lives she touched. In addition to her husband Marvin, she is survived by three children – Marci, Tad (Holly), and Tonya; five grandchildren – Shanel, Monika, Chloe, Madison, and Jaiden; one great-grandchild – Anthony; a sister – JoAnne, and her sons, Mitch and Brad; as well as many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, and cousins; her dear friends Burge, Claire, Bunny, Betsey, and Barb; and her cherished Standard Poodle, Lydia.

    The family would like to thank the tremendous staff at Manchester Commons for the amazing care, compassion, and kindness they provided. You are all angels on earth!

    Visiting hours will be Friday 2-4 and 6-9 pm at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford. A funeral service will be held there Saturday at 10:00 am. Private burial will follow at Mill Village Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stancliff Hose Company, Mill Village Fire Department, and Waterford Presbyterian Church.