Janet Grace Allaman Young, 78, of Ross Twp., passed away on February 7, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, the Rev. Norman C. Young.
She has two loving daughters, Kathy (Bill) Hamilton of Bellevue and Marsha Young of Enola, PA. Grandchildren include Amy (Mark) Garbin, Kevin Hamilton, Jason Woods, and Kaley (Ken) Gasper. She also has two great grandchildren, Mikenna and Alex Garbin, whom she greatly adored. Janet is also survived by a son Steven (MaryJo) Young and was preceded in death by infant son, Danny.
The daughter of Rev. Samuel and Grace Allaman of Shippenville, PA, who preceded her in death, Janet also is survived by her brothers, the Rev. Samuel (Ann) Allaman, Jr., Jack (Marie) Allaman and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two half brothers, Wilmer and Mike. and a half sister Ruth.
Family meant a lot to Janet. She liked nothing better than to have all of them around her sharing love and experiences.
Janet was always involved in the churches where her husband was appointed. After his retirement from active ministry, she worked with him on a valued weekly Joys and Prayer Concerns e-newsletter for all clergy of the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Norman and Janet made significant contributions to the Historical Record volumes published over the years by the Western PA Conference Commission on Archives and History. They both researched and edited not only the Methodist Protestant section of Methodism in Western Pennsylvania 1784-1968, but also other parts of that book. More recently, they pulled together information from all available research for the historical Church Records book published in 2003 and updated in 2010. The 2010 volume is available online, along with a copy of its companion volume, Pastoral Records, 1784-2010. In a forward to the 2010 Historical Church Records, Conference Secretary John R. Wilson specifically thanked Janet "for her ministry and the many hours she spent in actually typing the additions to keep these Records current since the printed publication. "
Janet also loved crafting, sewing, planting flowers and traveling. Her travel included trips to all but five of the United States, five continents and 20 cruises. Most recently she traveled to Antigua and Hawaii.
Friends will be received Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 PM and Friday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon, and again on Saturday from 9 until time of services at 10 AM at Dutihl United Methodist Church, 1270 Dutihl Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.
Memorial contributions are suggested to WPAUMC Commission on Archives and History, Janet Young Memorial Fund, in care of the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church. They may be mailed to the United Methodist Center, PO Box 5002, 1204 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066-0002.