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Janet M. (Gehring) Birtley, age 83 of Mentor, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 6, 1934 in Cleveland.

Janet was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Mentor. She enjoyed homemaking, shopping, hummingbirds, watching both Indians and Captains baseball, and especially watching her grandchildren's activities.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert W. Birtley; children Laura (James) O'Leary, Robert A. (Sharon) Birtley and David (Cathy) Birtley; son-in-law Michael Grdina; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Janet was preceded in death by her daughter Debbie Grdina, parents Raymond and Claudia Gehring, great-grandson Philip O'Leary, and sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Andy Laudato.

A funeral mass will be 10 am Thursday, June 1, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave. Mentor.

The family will receive friends 4-7 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor, OH.

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