Jack Janis, Jr.

October 22, 1929 - July 6, 2017

10/22/1929 - 07/06/2017

Past Services

Thursday July 13, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Friday July 14, 2017
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

Jack Janis, Jr., 87, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, where he served in Korea and Vietnam. Following retirement, he was a research lab technician with B.A.S.F. for 24 years.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. His favorite place to be was outside, whether in his garden, feeding the squirrels, at hunt camp or just grilling for the family. He spent his last days surrounded by his family, including his four great grandsons.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Maria Janis, the love of his life and mother of his four children, Jack Edward Janis (Bonnie) of Clover, S.C., Donna Janis Armstrong (Clif) of Ft. Mill, S.C., Christine “Sisi” Janis Pittman (Jon) of Woodbridge and R. Michael Janis (Mary Lynn) of Newport News; his siblings, Ralph Janis (Barbara) of Greensburg, Penn., Kenneth Queen (Eloise) of Lancaster, Penn., Joan Throm and Richard Fait (Sandy) all of Greensburg, Penn.; eleven beloved grandchildren, Laura, Lindsey, Brandon, Andrew, Mac, Izabel, Suki, Drew, Sean, George, and Jack Michael; and four great-grandchildren, Eric, Jaxon, Jordan and Ben.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel. A funeral service with full military honors will be held 10 am Friday, July 14, 2017, at the funeral home, followed by private burial.
Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to CHKD, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507; Attn: Donations Department.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com

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6 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort in God’s promise to swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8

Brenda, Michael & Erin Lester
6 years ago

Sis, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.