That could neglect the brilliant red hair, special smile, excitement, and also kindheartedness of my bosom friend, Janet Jemec? Janet was an eager beaver throughout the very early battles of the tri-state location’s Lyme area and also stayed energetic till 12 years earlier.
Janet Mary Jemec, precious spouse, mommy, granny, and also well-respected Lyme disease supporter, died on February 24, 2023. She passed away after a brief fight with a respiratory system ailment.
As a teenager, Janet’s desire was to come to be a registered nurse. After senior high school, she went to the Caledonian College of Nursing. Upon college graduation, Janet concentrated on senior citizen and also hospice treatment. Little did she recognize that her profession as a registered nurse would certainly aid her take care of the impacts that Lyme and also tick-borne illness (TBD) carried herself, relative, close friends, and also hundreds of individuals she aided throughout her life.
Janet offered as the Vice Head of state at the charitable, Lyme Disease Organization of New York City, (LDANY), energetic 1991-early 2000s. Janet and also my mommy, Joyce Mennella, Head Of State of LDANY, together with Jessica Rose, were the charter member of LDANY. The previous Saint Vincent’s Healthcare facility, Staten Island, was the online.
Janet aided arrange the initial NYC-wide Lyme disease discussion, held at the Healthcare facility. It included 3 of the then-leading professionals on Lyme disease, physicians Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., Brian A. Fallon, and also Derrick M. DeSilva as its primary audio speakers. This occasion caused the intro of Dr. Fallon to the after that Lyme Disease Organization of NJ, currently Lyme Disease Organization, Inc. (LDA).
Janet was wed to her hubby, Tommy, the love of her life, for 48 years, and also with each other, they aided others handling Lyme and also TBDs as the volunteer facilitators of the LDANY’s support system, kept in Brooklyn and also Staten Island.
The Jemec Family members was a staple at the LDA’s “Great Copy cat” fundraising events at the Jacket Coast. Visitors expected seeing Janet worn her favored “Scarlet” outfit, based upon Carol Burnett’s spoof “Chose the Wind.” She was a tough pet enthusiast and also talked on TBD avoidance for pet dogs. Janet headed a charity event for the Columbia Lyme and also Tick-Borne Diseases Proving ground, gifted by LDA and also Time for Lyme, and also elevated cash marketing recyclable purchasing bags long prior to they came to be stylish. Additionally, Janet helped the LDA in advertising Lyme and also TBD education and learning amongst university student throughout Homeowner Help training at the New Jacket Institute of Modern Technology from 1998-2001.
She is made it through by her hubby Tommy, little girl Victoria, granddaughter Eva, stepdaughter Andrea, and also granddaughter Callie. Janet lived a life of love and also solution. What a charming individual she was! Janet will certainly be missed out on.
The family members has actually asked for that contributions be made to Lyme Disease Organization, Inc. in Janet’s memory. DONATE
LDA Keep In Mind: The writer, Debora Scatuccio, is a veteran LDA volunteer and also previous LDA Board of Supervisors Participant. She interacted with Janet early in the Lyme activity and also they had actually been close friends since.