November 4, 1950 ~ March 26, 2011
Irondequoit: Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26 after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Harold Lucas. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Cusker; a son, Charles (Nicole) Atwater of Illinois; a daughter, Cynthia (Krae) Stieffenhofer of Maryland; grandchildren, Cady and Jessica Atwater, Krae and Cassidy Stieffenhofer; sisters, Claudia (Robert) Schmidt of Illinois and Joan (Harvey) Cottam of Canada; brothers, Harold (Lois) Lucas and Kenneth (Debbie) Lucas, both of Arizona; step-children, Jeanne (Charles) Maggio, Karen (Daniel) DeFord, Thomas (Jennifer) Cusker, Patrick (Kathleen) McCusker, Terrence (Julie) Cusker, Sarah (Jose) Davila, Paul (Kimberly) Cusker and 17 step-grandchildren. The family extends heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care Janet received from the Pluta Cancer Center (especially the angels in the chemo unit), the Palliative Care Unit at URMC, Visiting Nurse Hospice and Palliative Care (especially Sandra 'Sam' Meyer Clark, RN), The Palliative Center for Caring at St. Ann's, St. Paul Boulevard Fire Department and Monroe Ambulance. Those wishing may contribute to any of those organizations in Janet's memory. At Janet's request, there will be no service or funeral. Interment will be private.