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Janet Eissner

November 13, 1931 - March 24, 2013
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Janet B. Eissner, age 81, passed away on March 24, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family. Janet was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and graduated from Springfield High School, Pennsylvania, in 1949 where she was a scholar-athlete. She then moved with her family to Newark, Delaware in 1949. She attended the UniversityContinue Reading

wayne hill left a message on April 12, 2013:
Dear Eissner Family, I had the pleasure of working with Janet at Newark High School, and also she was a substitute for me when I was doing other programs for the School District. Janet did a great job with the students and staff: Her personality was one that just made you want to work and learn. Please accept my sincere condolences. Wayne Hill
Jane and Bob Jordan left a message on March 31, 2013:
Janet Eissner The passing of Janet especially saddens us because our relationship was so long, deep, and so loving. We might characterize 50-odd years of friendship by noting that our kids grew up together. However, it would be more accurate to say that we all grew up together. During that period of joys, stresses, discoveries, crises, births and deaths, Janet was steadfast as mother, companion, and friend. Her good humor brightened many a day as our families shared the years. It is a rare tribute to say that we have known four generations of the Eissner Family and are proud of each of you. Janet and Bob's good work shows in the quality and strength of following generations that is high tribute to those efforts. Our memories are rich and full of Janet and Bob. It is good to remember because remembering honors them by acknowledging their lasting influence on our lives. Remembering also comforts because the good times continue to bring cheer and pleasure. So we will remember Janet always, and always lovingly.
Melissa Stabler left a message on March 30, 2013:
Mom THANKS!! We have a lot to live up to, and we are up to the challenge with the grace that you have imparted to us. Desiderata by Max Ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Deb & Bill Albrecht left a message on March 29, 2013:
Two things we could always count on with Janet were healthy conversation and a good laugh. She could talk about anything and her words made you think. The ultimate teacher, we suppose! And who didn't love her contagious laugh?! She will be missed, but she lives on in the many lives she touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Peggy & Rafael Rosario left a message on March 28, 2013:
Janet was the kind of person who glowed from within and she raised the most amazing family. We extend our sympathies to all of you for your incredible loss. Her spirit will live on through you!
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Carl Eissner left a message on March 28, 2013:
Mom was an extraordinary person. And everyone that new her from her family to close friends and even casual acquaintances realized it. She made everyone feel special and put their needs above hers. She impacted so many lives and will be missed more than she could ever know. But her guiding spirit will live live on.
dorothy gregory-gerow left a message on March 28, 2013:
I first met Janet at NHS. She was always so kind and loving to adults and students that she became a favorite person and substitute around the school. Over the years, we became friends as well as professionals working together. I liked for her to substitute for me because she could keep order in any class, carry out lesson plans and truly care for the students. In fact, if my students knew I was going to be out of school, they asked for Mrs. Eissner. The last time I saw Janet was last summer. She was so full of life! She talked about her grandchildren and we laughed over "old" times. (She had a wonderful laugh.) We even got a word or two in about politics. That is the Janet I know - loving her family, being interested in others and enjoying her life. 6mE9x
Judy Jordan left a message on March 27, 2013:
Janet Eissner was one of the first people I met in my life and she was always there for me, like the epitome of the perfect mother, steadily, consistently selfless, intelligent, thoughtful, kind, wise, generous and compassionate. She was a guiding light for all of us who had the privilege to be around her. She was too humble to garner attention on TV news, but she was an actual hero, living honestly, loving loyally, and being a rock, day in and day out, for her family, friends, students and even acquaintances. I will always treasure the time she spent with me, as she embodied the very best of the human qualities, which are admired by so many of us and are so rarely achieved. My deepest sympathy goes to Carl and Donna, David, Kevin, Kenny and Sherri, Melissa and Craig, Rick and Lauren.
Cathy Blankenship left a message on March 27, 2013:
She was such a lovely, interesting lady. My condolences to Kenny, Carl, Melissa and their families.
Chris Bohner left a message on March 27, 2013:
Some of my earliest memories include Mrs. Eissner and Kells Avenue. My childhood would not have been the same without her constant smile and hugs. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris xx
Steve and Sara Bright left a message on March 26, 2013:
Janet was always warm and friendly. I always enjoyed talking with her, especially about politics! She will be missed.
Andrew Pahountis Carole Pahountis left a message on March 26, 2013:
Deepest condolences to your entire family.
Ken Eissner left a message on March 26, 2013:
Mom was simply a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. All three children and four grandchildren truly appreciated who and what she was. Mom came from very humble beginnings during the depression. She worked hard in school and was a starter her freshman year on the Springfield Pa, field hockey team. She then turned to cheerleading where she was the captain of the squad and was chosen to the all-state cheering squad. ( something very few people knew, even us until a few years ago) She never liked talking about herself. Her family moved to Delaware and she attended the U of D, being the first person in her family to go to college. She worked in Rehoboth during the summers to fund her education. After graduation she got a summer job at DuPont before starting her teaching job in September. DuPont offered her a full-time job, so she put her teaching career on hold. In the meantime she met our father and they dated almost three years before marring, by this time she was on the fast-track at DuPont, getting numerous promotions, but after Carl was born almost nine months to the day of her wedding, she gave up her career up to become a full-time mother. After raising her children, she became a long-time substitute teacher at Newark High School, totally enjoying it. Later in life, her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Mom and dad lived a simple life but were the happiest people I know. Even in the last few years of my fathers life, while suffering from dementia, he would always say " she is one hell of a women" I am the luckiest man in the world to have her. Mom also loved the newspaper, going everyday to Dunkin Donuts on Main Street at 6:00AM, she liked the diverse crowd in the mornings. She said she could write a book on her conversations with different people there. I know this is long but I wanted to give her friends a little bit of history of this fine, loving and selfless women. Thank you mom, for such a great life.
nora dillard left a message on March 26, 2013:
I never had the privledge of meeting janet, but I knew her children. They always spoke so fondly & glowingly of their parents, I felt like I knew them. I am so very sorry for their loss of their Mom and I hope they will keep their wondeful memories in their hearts forever!!!
Cindy Otto Woods left a message on March 26, 2013:
Jan was such a wonderful person. I have many fond memories of her. She was always so friendly and energetic! My deepest sympathies to Carl, Ken, Melissa and their families
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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