Janet M. Groves

Janet M. Groves, age 75, of Johnstown, died Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, with her family at her side.

She was born May 3, 1938, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Jerald and Helen Lake Chase. She was a member of the North Main Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville.

Janet was employed as a kitchen worker by the former Fulton County Infirmary until her retirement.

She is survived by her companion since 1992, Carl Snell of Johnstown; three children, Mavis Stanley of Gloversville, Kimberly Bombard (Ernest) of Johnstown and William Sawyer of Johnstown; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a half-brother, James Bornt of Gloversville.

Janet was predeceased by a son, Michael Sawyer; and by four brothers and a sister, Jerry, Frank, Paul and Elmer Chase and Margaret Francis.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Christopher Hamm officiating.

Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.

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