2017-11-08 / Obituaries

Janet B. Gregory

Janet B. Gregory, 81, a longtime resident of Walton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family.

Janet was born on July 31, 1936, in Margaretville, the daughter of the late David and Irene (Barber) Birdsall. She graduated from Walton Central School, Class of 1954. On Nov. 4, 1956, she married Carl E. Gregory at the United Presbyterian Church in Walton.

Janet was a bus driver for Walton Central School for 31 years. She was also a farm wife, helping Carl run the farm. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking cakes for just about any occasion, and going to square dances on Saturday nights. She also enjoyed caring for her beloved dog, Riley.

Janet is survived by her loving family, her husband, Carl, children, Cathy (Don) Scofield of Walton; Betty (Wes) Brundege of Walton; Wayne (Shelley) Gregory of Spartensburg, S.C.; Jim (Michele) Gregory of Sidney Center; and Jerry Gregory of Walton; grandchildren Marie, Jason and Becky, Eric and Meghan, Alan, Brad, Stephanie, Wayne Jr. (“Hig”) (Amy), Geoffrey (Andrea), Tiffany, Derek, Kenzie, Renee’ and Aiden; greatgrandchildren Alexa, Madison, Logan, Noah, Paisley, Hayden, Annie-Kate and Oliver; sisters Helen Edwards, Patricia Howe and Karen Gilmore; a brother-in-law, Bruce Gregory, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to acknowledge the great care Janet received from Carla Green and Elyn Brundege.

Family and friends were invited to call on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, where services were held on Monday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bob Wilkie, officiating. Burial followed in the Walton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Janet’s memory be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820, or Walton Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS, 59-61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856.

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