Greece: Passed away on October 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born to the late Robert Garback and Betty Garback, who held her hand throughout this entire struggle. Janice graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1969 and received a BA in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. Janice worked for BOCES #2 for 25 years, dedicating her life to helping special needs children. She is survived by her loving and dedicated partner in life, Robert Telban; her sister Barbara (Daniel) Sillick and sister-in-law Sue Ann Dunford along with her two children, Katie (Douglas) Zenzel and Kelly (Michael) Strelick and 2 grandchildren Lucas Strelick and Gia Zenzel were by her side till the very end. Janice's Visitation will be held Friday, October 11th, 4-8 P.M at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 12th, 10 A.M. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Unity Hospital of Rochester – St. Mary's Campus. Janice's family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for their support in her final days. For more information or to sign Janice's online guestbook, please visit MeesonFamily.com

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  1. Dear Dunford Family,
    I wanted to write and express my deepest condolences for your loss of Janice. I did not have the honor of knowing her personally but from reading the small amount about her from her obituary I can tell she was a wonderful person. When we lose someone so special and dear to us, it is natural to wonder why. It is also natural to wonder if we will ever see our loved one again. Something that has always brought me comfort when facing the death of someone I love is the promise at Revelation 21:4, there it says, ‘And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’ Just imagine a time when Janice will once again be with you and no longer will there be any reason to mourn. That is truly a beautiful promise we can look forward to.
    I hope this message is able to bring you a small amount of comfort at this trying time.
    Lana Reed

  2. What a dear friend she was. Her heart was open to all, and she shared herself so lovingly. Seeing her smile always brightened the moment. Words cannot continue on to express the value of Janice’s life. She will be sadly and lovingly be missed by all. God bless her family and all loved ones.

  3. Bob, all your friends at First Niagara are thinking of you and the family during this most difficult time. We love you.

  4. Dunfords, I just learned of this. I am so sorry. Kelly and Katie, your mother was such a good neighbor and friend. Always laughing, joking, teasing. I will always treasure the memories of Kelly and Beth goofing around together while Jan and I did pretty much the same thing. She was/is a bright light of warmth and common sense in so many ways. And while she’ll be missed like crazy, what an amazing blessing to have had a mother like that, a mom who busily pursued the day with joy and focus. God certainly blessed us by putting her on the planet… I only wish you’d had more time with her here!!! God bless you both, may he keep you strong and full of the love your mother showed so many people. With love from Ruthy Blodgett.

  5. Dear Dunford family.
    I’ll always remember how giving Janice was of herself. I saw it in her work. She had the biggest heart that she shared with everyone she knew. Janice will be greatly missed. May treasured memories you have comfort you always. God Bless you all.

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