Janet Lucille Orlop, age 68, resident of 1301 Conneautee Road, Cambridge Springs, PA, died at Meadville Medical Center on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Born on February 17, 1942 in Meadville, PA, Janet was a daughter of Lucille Jannot Maillard and the late Kenneth L. Mailliard. On October 12, 1968 she married Thaddeus J. Orlop and he preceded her in death on May 9, 1993.
Following the completion of her high school education at Meadville High School, Janet entered St. Joseph Convent of the Erie Diocese where she resided for seven years dedicating herself to becoming a nun. Part of this time she involved herself with the work at St. Joseph’s Home for Children. She married in 1968 and then worked for several years at Talon, Inc. in Meadville. In 1985 she began employment as a nurse?????s aide at Edinboro Manor, Edinboro where she subsequently became the administrator of medical records. She retired on September 26, 2008 after 23 years with the nursing home.
Janet was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs serving on the Parish Council and where she was a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Religious Education Director, and teacher. She enjoyed crocheting in her free time. She was totally dedicated to her family and dearly loved her grandchildren.
Janet’s surviving family members include her mother – Lucille Maillard of Meadville; four sons – David K. Orlop and his wife, Penny of Saegertown; Stanley J. Orlop and his wife, Jodi of Perrysburg, OH; Matthew Orlop and his wife, Marianne of Cambridge Springs; and Mark Orlop of Cambridge Springs. Included also are five grandchildren – Madelyn, Gabriel, and Catherine (Katie) Orlop of Cambridge Springs; and Sophia and Joseph Orlop of Perrysburg; several nieces and nephews; two brothers – Ed (Joyce) Maillard and Don (Christine) Maillard; and two sisters – Mary (Larry) Clever and Rosanne Maillard. In addition to her father and husband, Janet was preceded in death by an infant son, Nicholas Orlop.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 with a vigil prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony Church in Cambridge Springs on Monday morning at 10:00. Monsignor Lawrence Speice, pastor of the Church, will be celebrant. Interment will be in Mitchell Cemetery.