4/14/2020 – Janet Hanyak, T.I. Park

4/14/2020 – Janet Hanyak, T.I. Park

Janet Mary Ventura Hanyak left this world Friday April 10th, 2020.  She was 77 years old (really she was just OVER 35!) and was born March 25th, 1943 in Syracuse, NY.

She lived and grew up in Syracuse where she went to high school at Cathedral and she met her husband James Hanyak. They married and settled in Potomac, MD where she became a property appraiser and spent many years building a successful Estate Sale Liquidation business in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

After retiring, they lived the majority of the year on her beloved River in Thousand Island Park, NY. and the really cold months in Englewood, FL. Jan would spend all her time in Florida talking about and preparing to get back to the River each year as quickly as possible. After all, home is on the River.

She raised 3 children and was the best Mother, Wife and Friend that any person could ever want.

She leaves behind her husband and confidant of 54+ yrs, James Joseph Hanyak. Her 3 children, Jennifer H. Hull (Morgan Hull and Caleb Travers), James J. Hanyak Jr. and Jason M. Hanyak & wife, Kimiko Hanyak.

Services will be held sometime this coming Summer 2020 in Clayton, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wellesley Island Fire Department, P.O. Box 250, Wellesley Island, NY 13640.

Local arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Condolences can be made at trjetty.com


  1. Marcia Ariola Posted

    Sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. She was a very special godmother. Your family are in my prayers! Marcia Ariola, South Carolina

  2. Donna Orvis Posted

    Jim, So sorry for the loss of your wife, prayers to and your family.
    Tim and Donna Orvis

  3. Robert Bornhurst Posted

    I want to extend my sincerest sympathy to the entire Hanyak family at this most difficult time.
    Jan was a unique, loving, and caring person with everyone she met. Despite her disabilities the
    past few years she maintained her determination to enjoy her family and the river as best she could. Your kindness and support helped to keep her going until the end. The struggle is over and now she is enjoying her goal of living in peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    Please knock that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bob Bornhurst.

  4. Ronald Cocciole Posted

    To the Hanyak family:
    I am sorry for your loss—I remember the good times we had during and after college at Niagara.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Ron Cocciole

  5. Anne Gillett Posted

    We want to extend our sympathy and prayers to Jim and the rest of the Hanyak family. Thoughts of TIP and our friends there sustain us during this difficult time.
    Jane and Anne Gillett ( and Rod Squiers)

  6. Kathy D'agata Posted

    To the Hanyaks,
    We will miss her so much. She was a great lady. Our prayers and sympathy to all of you.
    Kathy & Monk D’Agat

  7. Candy Stedem Posted

    Sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady. Walking down Star Ave will never be the same. My thoughts and prayers go with you all. Love Mike and Candy

  8. Bonnie Giocondo Posted

    To the Hanyak family, our prayers and sympathy go out to you . We can’t imagine TIP without Jans presence. We are all better people for being fortunate enough to have had her as a friend and neighbor.
    Love , Robert and Bonnie Giocondo

  9. Jess Ventura-DiFonzo Posted

    My sweet Aunt Jan, fly high heavenly angel. She is certainly in a better place, though life here on earth will never be the same without her. Some of my fondest memories from my childhood were spent up at the River with Aunt Jan & Uncle Jim. From catching Pike on the dock, to catching a theater show in Gananoque, shopping for hours, hanging at the Guzzle, her fresh blueberry pancakes and the time a bat flew into one of the rooms upstairs, I will always remember how kind and gracious she was. I have also never been a guest without making my bed the moment I wake up thanks to Aunt Jan. I hope her family can take comfort knowing she is resting easy now. Sending my most heartfelt condolences and prayers during this most difficult time. She will be missed dearly.


    Jim and Family,
    Our condolences for your loss.
    It has been a long time since our paths have crossed,
    just a reminder that you are still thought of.
    The best to you and your family.
    Bill and Joyce O’Keefe

  11. Doc and Donna Nugent Posted

    Jim and family, So sad to hear of Jan’s passing. TIP will surely miss her. Sympathy and prayers to all of you. Love Doc and Donna

  12. Patricia Frasier Posted

    Time passes quickly. From grade school at Cathedral to a few years ago when we were reunited by sweet Mary Tasket. Our spontaneous visits on our way to or from the casino were great welcome fun filled times. Jim my sympathies to you and your family. We all share a great loss.
    Patricia Frasier

  13. Joe & Jennie Dranschak Posted

    Hi Jim, my brother Bernie told me about Janet. He lives in Mattydale and we have been in Dayton, Ohio since 1976. We had a good group in our class of 1961 and you and Janet were two of the best. Jennie and I were married in 1968 and the years do go by fast. Please take care of yourself and Janet, you and your family will be in our prayers. Joe & Jennie Dranschak

  14. ed e derbyshire Posted

    Jim and Family- our prayers will continue for you and the family in these difficult times- we will miss Jan both at the River and at A.I.- sorry we will miss the Services at St Mary’s in Clayton but we look forward to seeing you soon- Love Anne/Ed

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