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Janina Bogdanowicz (Bogdanowicz) Gawor

January 15, 1917 ~ September 23, 2012 (age 95)
GAWOR, Janina Bogdanowicz, age 95 of Brooksville, FL  went home to be with the Lord Sunday, September 23, 2012. She had resided in Brooksville since 2003. Janina was born in Lachy, Pruzana, Poland, one of ten siblings. In 1941 the family was taken prisoner by the Russians and transported to Siberia. After six months of hard labor at age 24, she and her family managed to escape to Iran, where she joined the Polish Army, under British rule and served for 51/2 years. While living in England for 2 years, she married and gave birth to Barbara. She arrived in the US in 1951, residing in Chicago until 1974, then moved to Florida.    She was a machine operator, retiring from Chicago Rawhide in 1980 after 20 years of service.  She was of the Roman Catholic faith.  She loved to sew, making all of her own clothes for the past 35 years and was an avid gardener.  Survivors include her daughter & son-in-law:  Barbara & James Adams of Brooksville; grandchildren:  Dominick B. Crum of Ottawa, IL and Marrico B. Crum of Sandwich, IL; great-grandchildren:  Travis & Bethany Crum both of Ottawa, IL; step-son: Warren Adams and his family.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and second  daughter, Anna Maria.  Visitation for friends will be 9:00am – 11:00am, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel where funeral services will begin at 11:00am with Pastor Clarence Helms officiating.  Interment will follow at Brooksville Cemetery. Reception and memorial gathering to follow at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601.
 
ARRANGEMENTS BY
MERRITT FUNERAL HOME
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA
(352) 796-6699
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 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
September 27, 2012

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Merritt Funeral Home - Brooksville Chapel
2 South Lemon Avenue
Brooksville, Florida 34601

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 27, 2012

11:00 AM
Merritt Funeral Home - Brooksville Chapel
2 South Lemon Avenue
Brooksville, Florida 34601


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