Janis Howe MoravecDecember 11, 1923 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 93)
Janis Howe Moravec, 93, of Pittsburgh, died July 22, 2017, at the Bethlen Home in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Born December 11, 1923 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of
Paul Howe and Emily Mohr Howe and granddaughter of the Rev. John R. Mohr and Martha McDonald Mohr. She grew up in Beaver, Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Beaver High School in 1941, the College of Wooster in 1944 and received her Masters degree from the Simmons School of Social Work in 1948. She married Vincent Paul Moravec of West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1947. They relocated to the New York City area and raised five children.
Throughout her life Jan, often in a leadership capacity, maintained an active schedule of volunteer commitments, and from 1960 on, was an involved member of the Episcopal Church,
USA. Her professional affiliations included the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington D.C. during WW II, the Girl Scouts of America and the New York State Department of Mental Health,
where she worked as a psychiatric social worker for 16 years until her retirement in 1986.
As a mother and homemaker, she created a home rich in music, art and literature, current affairs and political participation, memorable holiday traditions and a reverence for nature. She
instilled in her five children the values she inherited: the continuous acquisition of knowledge and the gifts of charity, compassion and responsibility to one’s family, country and growing
She is survived by her children: Francis Joseph Moravec, Martha Ann McDonald Moravec, Barbara Emily Casey, Vincent Paul Moravec,Jr., John Matthew Moravec and her grandchildren: Alexandra Moravec, Matthew Moravec, and Gene Vincent Casey and great grandchild Merritt Croft Watterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Paul Moravec, her sister Martha Louisa Howe and brother, Paul Keveny Howe.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton Street, Highland Park, Pittsburgh at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME, INC.