Janet McCartan (née Tobin) of Broomall, PA, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2023.
Janet was born on December 28, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA, and was a proud graduate of West Catholic High School, where she made many lifelong friends and played the trumpet. She used her beautiful cursive writing to serve as a stenographer and office manager for various companies before transitioning to a full-time stay-at-home mother, a role she cherished.
She enjoyed attending family events and hosting her children, grandchildren, and friends at her beach home in Ocean City, New Jersey. The annual OC Fourth of July week was her special gift to the family, including the parade and boardwalk trips reminiscent of her own joyful childhood.
Janet was a fun-loving, loyal person who loved her extended family fiercely. She sent out beautiful, kind notes regularly and touched many people with her written expressions of love. Her homemade Irish scone bread and thoughtful presents made holidays special, especially her infamous Christmas Extravaganzas. In addition, she was incredibly talented with handcrafts. She created unique, detailed ornaments, knit beautiful hats, decorated the most magnificent Christmas tree, planted a flower garden each year, and showed love to all animals, especially those who would frequent her yard. In addition to these gestures, Janet expressed her devotion to her faith through daily prayer and the rosary. She will be greatly missed here on Earth as she is reunited in Heaven with special family and friends who have gone before her.
Janet is survived by her faithful son, Brian J. McCartan (Michelle); her loving daughter, Cynthia J. Corbett (JC); and her beloved grandchildren, Brandon and Olivia Ayres, Daniel, Brigid, Brian, and Keira McCartan. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, James Joseph McCartan.
A Memorial Mass for Janet will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 10 AM at St. Pius X Church, 220 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA, 19008. The interment will be private.
The family requests that contributions be made to JDRF.org, in Janet McCartan's memory, instead of flowers, to help those with type 1 diabetes.