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July 21, 1923 - October 15, 2022
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Janet (Gill) Rymond, 99 years young and a longtime resident of Moosic’s Greenwood section, passed away peacefully on Saturday at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, where she had resided the past three years. Her beloved husband of an amazing 70 years, Lester Rymond, preceded her in death on June 20, 2014.
Born in Scranton on July 21, 1923, and daughter of the late James and Catherine (Needham) Gill, Janet was a graduate of the former St. John’s Catholic High School in South Scranton. Upon graduation, she worked for the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad Company before beginning a family.
Family oriented, Janet’s family came above all else. A loving, caring and supportive wife, mother and grandmother, her gentle spirit will forever be missed by her loved ones.
As she raised her family, she was also very active in the Moosic Borough, serving on countless committees. Later in life, she worked as a contributing columnist for the Triborough Banner.
A devoted Roman Catholic, she was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Scranton and along with being an avid reader she also loved sewing, crafting and making Raggedy Ann Dolls.
She is survived by her five children, including two daughters, Janet Van Luvender and husband James of Moosic, and Michelle Canick and husband Thomas of Bethesda, Maryland, and two sons, Brian Rymond and wife Rosemary of Lexington, Kentucky, and Richard Rymond and wife Mary of Canton, Michigan; and seven grandchildren, Christopher, Mathew and Kylah Rymond, Katie Jones and husband Chris, Heather Carnathan and husband Shawn, Nicole Van Luvender and Kayleigh Canick; and two great grandchildren, James Joseph (J.J.) Carnathan and Audrey Rymond Jones. She was also preceded in death by her son, Keith Rymond, and her brother, James Gill.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank the amazing staff of Mountain View Care Center, especially the Camelot wing, for their years of care and compassion.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday at 11:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Burial will follow Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday at the church from 10:00 AM until Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janet’s name to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter c/o 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.