Janet Marie Tedeschi Vasisko
Janet Marie Tedeschi Vasisko, 72, of Johnson City, NY passed away in the morning hours of Friday, January 18, 2013 at home with her family at her side. She was born in Binghamton, NY to Earl and Bertha Salisbury and lived for many years in Endicott and Endwell, NY raising her family. She was relied on by the other mothers in the neighborhood to know just what to do in the event of an emergency with their children, and was referred to as Dr. Jan. As a Home Health Aid for the past several years, she provided loving and compassionate care to all of those in her service. She was always there to support and guide family and friends in their times of need and made it a point to try to lighten a stranger's day with a kind word. Being outdoors and in nature and flower gardening gave her much joy and everyone felt privileged to eat a delicious meal that she had prepared. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Vasisko, and her siblings, Willam and Carol. She is survived by her son, Frank Tedeschi and daughter-in-law, Pamela Tedeschi of Poolesville, MD; her son, Mark Tedeschi and daughter-in-law, Victoria Tedeschi of Binghamton, NY; her daughter, Jo Ann Tedeschi of Averille Park, NY; and daughter, Edith Tedeschi and son-in-law, Steven Richards of Binghamton, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica Tedeschi, Michel Tedeschi, Kayleigh Kovage, Robert Tedeschi, Marissa Kovage, Taylor Tedeschi, Anthony Cherrone and Mark Cherrone. In addition she is survived by her siblings, Audrey Orr, Laura Knox, Alice Minnow, Edward Salisbury, Arnold Salisbury and Judith Augermeier. She held a special place in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
A celebration of Janet's life will take place at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City on Tuesday at 11AM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4-7PM. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 in Janet's memory.