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Janet Rotzol Boertlein

Obituary of Janet E. Rotzol Boertlein


Janet E. Rotzol Boertlein of Greenville passed away on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, at the age of 84. For nearly a year, she bravely battled various health conditions - one after another, without so much as a complaint - before finally succumbing to them with her family at her side at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY.
Janet was born on July 13th, 1939, at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of the late Albert von Bursgsdorff and the late Eleanor (Gottschalk) von Burgsdorff. The family moved from bustling Brooklyn to rural Oak Hill in 1949, purchasing an 1870s farmhouse and establishing a boarding house named the "Blue White Farm" shortly after that.

 Janet graduated from Greenville High School in 1958. She was a staple at Sunny Hill Resort for decades, working there as a chambermaid. Janet always enjoyed playing "Wizard" with her family, routinely being the scorekeeper, and somehow always having a knack for never losing. Her hobbies included doing word find puzzles, amassing an extensive angel collection, and tending to the many orchids and other plants throughout her home. Her favorite band was The Bee Gees. Her favorite shows were The Golden Girls, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly, and Seinfeld. She also always loved watching anything on TV Land; in addition, she never missed watching a Shirley Temple movie if one was on.

Janet was famous for her beloved Christmas stollen and pumpkin bread, which she always baked around the holidays. During that time of year, she also enjoyed baking cookies, creating scenes with her Byers Choice Carolers, and placing them throughout the house. On Christmas Eve, it was always a requirement that she would watch the "Melodies of Christmas" while spending time opening presents with her family.

 In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Rotzol; her husband, Timothy Boertlein; her brother-in-law, Vern Jarosak; and her dear friends, Rose Gagliardi and Flossie Molter.

Janet is survived by her sister, Joan Jarosak; her son, Robert Rotzol (Stacy); her daughter, Karen Carman (Neil); her granddaughter, Faye Rotzol (Chad Skorich); her grandson, Justin Carman (Nikki Bereznak); her furry loved kitty, Pebbles; and her other family furry loved ones, Bonnie, Bruce, Charlie, Jill, Joy, Steve, and Wilburt.

As Janet frequently quoted from Billie Holiday, "I'll be seeing you."


In Loving Memory of our Wonderful Mom & Grandma

Of all the special gifts in life however great or small, to have you as our Mom & Grandma was the greatest gift of all.

May the winds of love blow softly and whisper in your ear:

"We love and miss you Mom & Grandma and wish that you were here!"

Deep in our hearts, your life is kept to love and cherish, not forget.

No more tomorrows we can share, but yesterdays are always there.

A silent thought, a secret tear, keeps your memory ever near.

 In our hearts forever,

Karen, Neil, Justin, Nikki & Pebbles

Bob, Stacy, Faye & Chad

 In Janet's memory, donations may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society 111 Humane Society Rd., Hudson NY 12534.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, April 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. The funeral and burial in Greenville cemetery will be conducted privately.

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Calling Hours

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2024
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States