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Janet Brown Blaho

July 5, 1931 — January 26, 2024

Elizabeth Township

Janet Brown (Griffiths) Blaho, 92, of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg campus, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 with her family by her side.  She was born July 5, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Effie (McCleary) Griffiths. Janet was a 1949 graduate of McKeesport High School and 1953 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University known as Carnegie Institute of Technology. She elected to leave working in the big city of Pittsburgh to work closer to home for Equibank as a safe deposit and bank teller for years in McKeesport and Clairton.  She was a published as a ghost writer for the Daily News providing young potential homeowners tips on banking opportunities and investments to help gain financial security.  She was an active member, Sunday school teacher, and treasurer of the United Methodist Church of Boston.  Additionally, she was Past Worthy High Priestess of the Order of The Eastern Star and Past Matron of Eastern Star Order of the Westmoreland White Shrine of Jerusalem NO. 18. Janet loved to travel, see shows, visit family, be active, and spend time with her neighbors, friends, and family as much as possible.  She will be remembered by her involvement of her church family, Salvation Army ringing of the bells on cold winter days, Christmas gathering of gifts for so many families, her playground house of swimming and kindness, along with her Redstone family playing kings in the corner and world affair discussions.  The highlight of her life was being an avid Steelers ticket holder who shared many games together with her husband and grandchildren, and brothers, saying "We had them all the way". Thank you everyone for your friendship, love, and joy. Janet was preceded in death by her beloved husband George Blaho, and adored brothers, George Griffiths and Tom Griffiths.  She is survived by her son, W. Scott (Nancy) Blaho of Elizabeth Township, daughter, Diane Blaho (Dave) Svec-George of Greensburg, grandchildren, Cody (Courtlyn) Svec, and Andrew (Lauren) Svec, great grandson, Aiden Svec of North Carolina, and nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 2 pm. The Rev. Jack Piper will be officiating. Entombment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Elizabeth Township. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boston United Methodist Church, 6103  Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com


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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

10:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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