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Janis L. (Heckman) Cole

March 9, 1930 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 87)

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Janis L. (Heckman) Cole, 87, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA passed away April 28, 2017 at the Bradford County Manor.

Janis was born on March 9, 1930 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late Harry and Lena (Lafy) Heckman.  She was a Towanda High School graduate and was Assistant Manager at American Silk Label in Troy, PA.  Janis was an avid bowler, bowling on several leagues in both Canton and Troy, enjoyed things like mowing her lawn and gardening, and loved all aspects of nature and its creatures. 


Janis is survived by her daughter Christy K. (James) Pazzaglia of Columbia Cross Roads, her grandchildren: Justin S. (Meghan) Leonard, Amie S. Leonard, Brock J. (Jaquelyn) Everts, Jamie L. Pazzaglia, Megan A. Pazzaglia, and Krista C. Pazzaglia, her brothers: Richard (Sharon) Heckman, John “Jack” (Marge) Heckman, and James Heckman, her step children including Carolanne Dibble, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved pets.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother June Heckman.


Family and friends are welcome to the celebration of Janis’ life from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Terrace Lanes195 Weigester Street, Troy, PA. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janis’ memory to the National Wildlife Federation PO Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116-1583.

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