Janet Ann Buscemi

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  • "Janet and Jerry were the first people to welcome us to..."
    - Pat & Tim Stremel
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    - Alma and Gary Pence
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    - Steve Enders
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November 10, 1934 ~ January 8, 2018

Janet was born in Oakland, California to her parents Robert E. Burns and Margaret (Volk) Burns. Although living in California, she spent many summers with grandparents, uncles and aunts in Portland, Oregon. She was a Holy Names girl graduating in 1953.
At the young age of 19 she met G. Jerry Buscemi, fell in love, married, and they had a strong loving relationship for 64 years. They originally lived in Oakland, and in 1974 moved to Walnut Creek, California before moving to Vancouver, Washington in 1995.
Janet was known for her consideration, empathy and compassion for others, especially the less fortunate. She had many special charities that she supported.
Janet was a member of the Clark County Newcomers Organization for over 20 years, and a past Woman of the Year. A very social person, she loved to travel world-wide to many countries, enjoying the people, cultures, architecture and various foods. She loved to read and was an active member of a local book club.
Janet was a loving and loyal wife and is survived by her husband Jerry; sister, Gayle Kennon; sons, Tony (wife Lisa), Marc (wife Tina), and Paul (wife Cristina); and grand- children Alexander, William, Matthew, Trinity, and many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss her humor and kindness and will always admire her courage, strength, and self sacrifice.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 6600 Highland Dr., Vancouver at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Following the mass a reception will be held in the St. John Bosco room at the Church.
It's important to note that all EMT's, Ambulance personnel, Nurses and Doctors were outstanding in their service and efforts to save Janet……. We very much thank them!
Please sign her guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
Religious Service Information
St Joseph's Catholic Church
6600 Highland Dr
Vancouver, WA 98661
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 13, 2018