Janet Herndon English

October 31, 1946February 1, 2019

Janet Herndon English, 72, passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2019. Janet was born in the U.S. Canal Zone, Panama to O.P. Herndon Jr. and Jean Peterson Herndon who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, James, her daughter, Shane English Roth (Jim), her son Trevor Herndon English and grandchildren, Nathan, Carter and Daphne Roth. She is also survived by her five brothers: O.P. III (Cindy), Gary (Janet), John (Kathy), Patrick and Jeffery (Debbie) Herndon and many nieces and nephews.

Janet was a graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic High School and Florida State University. She was an elementary school teacher before becoming a mother – her greatest joy in life. A wonderful wife and loving sister, her passions included playing tennis and golf with lifelong friends.

A member of the Junior League, Janet served on the board of directors of Middletown Day Nursery and Braeside Camp. She was devoted to giving back to her community.

She lived in Goshen, NY for 35 years before moving to Naples in 2005.

A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at San Marco Catholic Church on Marco Island. A gathering of family and friends will take place 1 hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America in memory of Janet Herndon English at


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 11, 2019

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Ann Caplicki

February 8, 2019

Jim, Shane, Trevor,
Janet was a dear friend and will always be close to my heart. She was kind, generous and such a true and loyal friend. We all loved her so much and she suffered too long. Brian and I have you in our prayers and we are thinking of you all.


February 6, 2019

Too my dear sister Janet, I was always her older Brother. The last time Janet remembered me was at Brother Pat’s Birthday Party. We were sitting on the pool porch and Janet was being quizzed for memory, she was asked to identify the different people sitting there, Practically all got a blank stare......until OP, that she remembered.

I remember that Dear Janet was VERY single minded. We were on a family vacation , Janet was about 10, to Daytona Beach and St Augustine All 8 of us in a 2 door Ford Victoria, We were going to see Marine Land and Dad decided to have Breakfast first. All 8 of us went in to the restaurant and ordered, eggs, pancakes, french toast etc. But Janet decided she wanted a Tuna Sandwich for Breakfast. The waitress said, we don’t have tuna at breakfast, Janet put her foot down, it was going to be Tuna sandwich, After a few minutes and help from Dad, the restaurant gave in, Janet had a Tuna Sandwich.

All her life Janet was certain of her path, That is how she completed College, when the counselors said she wouldn’t, waited until the RIGHT man, Jim, came into her life for a long and happy marriage, raised 2 wonderful children Shane and Trevor and saw and loved her first Grand babies.

I will sure miss my Younger Sister. RIP Janet Jean Herndon-English: From Brother OP and Cindy.

Kati Demarais

February 6, 2019

Janet was always a beautiful person, always! I mostly remember when i was a child (her niece) and we would visit- her home was amazing to me ( I lived in FL), and her home had a magic basement! She would check on us (my sibling and her kids- my cousins) while we played our games of Charlies Angels or Teacher.
I have nothing but love for Janet, and her family! Jimmy, the fun uncle; Shane, now a beautiful woman married with kids, and Trevor an awesome kiddo ( same age-sh as my little bro).
Janet, I'm sorry your time was so short (so many people love you), but I trust God's will, and I believe you are enjoying a couple rounds of tennis right now, just for fun. You are awesome!

Kathie Crimmins Cronin

February 5, 2019

Jim,Shane and Trevor
I am sorry to hear about your loss.Janet was such a thoughtful, gracious
Lady. I have such fond memories of her beautiful smile . My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kathie Crimmins Cronin