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Janet Carol Herman

03/01/1946 — 10/29/2016

A close-up photo of Janet Carol Herman posing in front of a christmas tree with loved ones

After five years of living with cancer, Janet Carol Herman (née Brazalovics) died peacefully at her home in Timberlake, Ohio, on October 29, 2016.

Jan was born on March 1, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Paul and Dorothy Brazalovics. After graduating from Euclid High School, Jan married her best friend and the love of her life, Terrence C. Herman, in November 1965. She worked in various positions, including administrative roles at St. Justin Martyr School and at Seitz, Kate, Freiberg and Medve accounting firm. Her true passion, though, was for nurturing her family and friends and for creating beauty around her—in the fine arts (including painting, photography, and stained glass), in her abundant garden, and in her home.

Jan is survived by her husband, Terrence C. Herman; by their three children: Terrence P., Christine and her partner Wendy, and Jonathon and his wife Claire; by her beloved granddaughter, Gabriella; by her siblings, Janis Roth (née Brazalovics) and Jim Brazalovics (and his wife Debbie); by her cousin, Carol Ventresca; and by many other loving relatives and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, located at 38001 Euclid Avenue in Willoughby, Ohio. Funeral mass will be held at St. Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Boulevard, Eastlake, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at Trader Jack’s Riverside Grille, 35901 Lakeshore Boulevard, Eastlake, immediately following the funeral.

Jan’s family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff of both Hillcrest Hospital and Hospice of the Western Reserve. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cleveland Clinic, to Hospice of the Western Reserve, or to the Holden Arboretum.

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16 Replies to “Janet Carol Herman”

  1. I am grateful to have known Jan. May the angels lead her into paradise.


  2. Virginia Cousins October 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Jan, this planet has lost a precious soul, yet I am relieved your suffering has ended. You enriched my life in so many ways. I will miss you, but have so many wonderful memories of our times together. Love Ginny


  3. Fr. Frank and Bev O'Connell October 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for you Terry and family. I will remember Jan and all of you as I celebrate Mass today.


  4. Fr. Frank and Bev O'Connell October 30, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Remembered you Terry, Jan and family at my Mass today. Blessings+


  5. James Brazalovics Jr October 31, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Im very sad about the loss of my beautiful Aunt Janet. I have so many precious memories and I am grateful that I got to see her not long ago. She will always be remembered for being such a lovely soul and so uplifting. RIP Aunt Jan I love you.


  6. Glenn A. Schneider October 31, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Although it has been a few years since I’ve seen Jan, I will always remember her as a gentle, very pleasant woman with an ever-present smile…


  7. May memories of Jan bring comfort to everyone grieving her loss. May being together at this time bring you strength and solace.


  8. Susan (Carroll) McGuire October 31, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Dear Terry and family, Janis and Jim – I am so sorry to hear about Janet’s death …she was such a strong and inspiring friend as she fought her battle – she is now with her old friend and neighbor from Euclid, my sister Connie – Love to all from my Mom and me…Sue Carroll McGuire


  9. Chris so sorry to hear about the passage of your mother Janet. I’m so glad you were able to be with her and your father at her time of passing. Sending my condolences to you and prayers.


  10. Helen C. Williams October 31, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Chris, I’m so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. May The Lord comfort you and your family during this very difficult time.


  11. Angelo McClain NASW October 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Chris, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We extend our deepest sympathies and warmest emotional support to you and yours in the coming days and weeks.


  12. “Im very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother


  13. Dear Chris:
    Sorry for your loss. I will have her in my prayers.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family at
    this painful time. Please, know I’m thinking of you fondly.


  14. Suzanne (Hrusch) Krippel October 31, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Chris and Wendy, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will never forget the kindness of your Mom when I visited your home back in high school. She immediately made me feel welcome and your entire family is a blessing. Take care of yourselves.


  15. Chris

    My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


  16. Terry and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


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