Elsie B. Janek

SALEM Elsie Bertha Karasek Janek, age 99, a longtime resident of Cleveland and Middleburg Heights, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the Sterling House in Salem.

Elsie was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Anton and Stella Kozeny Karasek, and beloved wife of the late James Frank Janek.

Elsie was a life member of Sokol-Ceska Sin Karlin, a supporter of the Czech newspaper and the Czech Radio Program. Her personal interests included domestic and international travel, collecting cut crystal and the study of Czech-American history and heritage.

Survivors include her son, James A. Janek and his wife, Nancy Reese Janek of Bonita Springs, Fla.; grandchildren, Jean Jerina (George), Mary Janek and James R. Janek; great-grandchildren, Stefani Jerina, Kelli Jerina, Lindsey Jerina, Drew Janek, Aislinn Janek, Derek Janek and Gage Janek; and her sister, Evelyn Petroc.

Services will be held 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

Elsie’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.

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