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Janet May Kooistra

February 25, 1935 — December 6, 2013

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY December 6, 2013 Mrs. Janet May Kooistra, age 78, of Forkston Township, Dutch Mountain passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with her loving family at her side. Janet was born February 25, 1935 a daughter of the late John Raymond Ort and Lillian Marie Maier. She grew up in Hawthorne and graduated from the Hawthorne High School. She loved her work in nursing at the Patterson General Hospital where she was employed until her marriage. She married Cornelius “Casey” Kooistra of Glen Rock, NJ on November 5, 1960. They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Janet has resided at Dutch Mountain for the past 10 years, where she quickly became an integral part of that community. Neighbors visited almost daily to enjoy her latest craft project, and Janet was always an appreciative companion for a ride to town, to church, or shopping. Surviving: Spouse: Cornelius “Casey” Kooistra; Five sons: Kenneth J. Kooistra, Mahwah, NJ, David G. (Kim) Kooistra, Highland Lakes, NJ, Timothy A. Kooistra, Dutch Mountain, PA, Donald S. Kooistra, Dutch Mountain, PA and Michael Kooistra, Midland Park, NJ; a brother: Donald Ort, Port Jervis, NY; three granddaughters: Breann, April and Sara; and a great granddaughter, Aleyla and her beloved pets, Sandy and Smokey. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Karen Kooistra and by a brother, John Ort and a sister Elizabeth Ort. Friends may on Monday, December 9th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the P Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA A private Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be directed to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Janet May Kooistra, please visit our flower store.


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