Janet Grace Buchta, 81, of LeRaysville, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Janet was born in New Hyde Park, New Jersey, on June 30, 1937, the daughter of Alexander and Jeanette Strack Stefanik. Janet was employed by the Maxwell House Coffee Company in Hoboken, New Jersey, for 12 years until retirement. Janet was dedicated to her family and home. She enjoyed cooking, making home improvements, and landscaping projects. Janet was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda and enjoyed attending the Bible study there.

She is survived by her sons, Andrew Buchta and wife, Christine of Emerson, New Jersey, Thomas Buchta of Harker Heights, Texas; grandsons, Alexander and Nicholas Buchta; sisters, Lois Stefanik and Joan Spencer; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Buchta on Feb. 6, 2008, and sister, Doris Henke.

A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda with Pastor Jira Albers officiating. Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, New Jersey. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848, in Janet’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.

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