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.