LOWVILLE – Janis A. Leichtweis, 95, formerly of Eugene Street, Lowville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Most recently Janis resided at the East Road Adult Home, Lowville.
Due to Covid there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Lowville Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Janis was born on April 12, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of the late Tyler and Wilma Dale. She graduated from High School in Toledo, Ohio, and she worked as a secretary.
On Nov. 24, 1945, she married Gerald R. Leichtweis in Toledo, OH. The couple lived in Toledo until 1954, when they moved to Lowville where Gerald worked as a chemist for Payne – Jones for many years until his retirement. Mr. Leichtweis passed on Jan. 27, 2017.
Mrs. Leichtweis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lowville. Together with her husband, they were members of Turin Highlands for many years. Janis enjoyed golfing, sewing, and quilting.
She is survived by her children, a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Leichtweis of Waldorf, MD; Linda Leichtweis of Lowville; Wendy and Bernard Rook of Vernon Center, NY; Tom and Connie Leichtweis of Lowville; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son John Leichtweis and two grandsons, Jacob and Peter Leichtweis.
Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 7707 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367.