Janice Marie Baron
June 27, 1928 – May 10, 2019
Janice Marie Baron (nee Wroblewski), age 90, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2019. She reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 57 years, Frank J. Baron, her parents Brownie and Regina Wroblewski, her younger brother Bobby, and many friends and relatives.
Janice was born on June 27, 1928, in Buffalo, NY. She was an avid reader and good student, skipping ahead a grade in grammar school. She graduated from East High School and worked as a secretary at Westinghouse until she met the love of her life, Frank. She became a homemaker and wife in 1949 and together she and Frank raised their family of four children in Buffalo until they moved to Glendale, AZ, in 1976.
Janice is survived by her children Robert Baron (Destin), Carol Baron (Steve), David Baron (Tina), all living in the Valley, and Richard Baron of Flagstaff, AZ. She has 9 grandchildren, Marie Baron Heard (Jon); Michael McGillicuddy (Crystal); Joseph Baron; Colleen Coles (Michael); Mary McGillicuddy; Taylor Baron; Blake Baron; Alex Baron; and Annie Baron; great-grandsons Easton and Cash Heard; and one on-the-way, Anthony Coles. Janice is also survived by her dear cousin Lucy Szrama of Williamsburg, Virginia, and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Janice was a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, loved to garden, could knit and sew beautifully, and had an extensive collection of Barbie and other dolls. Once her children were grown, she doted on and adored her little dog Peaches and later her poodle Chelsea. She loved to stay fit and enjoyed walking her dogs, going dancing with Frank, swimming, water skiing, horseback riding, badminton, ice skating and bicycle riding. She was at one time an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Ladies’ Guild in Glendale.
First and foremost in Janice’s life was her love for her family. She was the epitome of a loving, supportive, nurturing, and good-natured wife and mother who made life fun and loved to joke and sing songs. She thrived on hosting family barbecues, birthday, and pool parties at her home with Frank; her grandchildren looked forward to time with Grandma.
It was time for Janice to join those she missed, but she will have an everlasting influence on our lives and is tucked away in a special place in our hearts.
- Brownie Wrobleski, Father
- Regina Wrobleski, Mother
- Frank J. Baron, Husband
- Robert Baron, Son
- Carol Baron, Daughter
- David Baron, Son
- Richard Baron, Son
- Marie Baron Heard, Grandchild
- Michael McGillicuddy, Grandchild
- Joseph Baron, Grandchild
- Colleen Coles, Grandchild
- Mary McGillicuddy, Grandchild
- Taylor Baron, Grandchild
- Blake Baron, Grandchild
- Alex Baron, Grandchild
- Annie Baron, Grandchild
- Easton Heard, Great Grandchild
- Cash Heard, Great Grandchild
- Anthony Coles, Great Grandchild
- Lucy Szrama, Cousin
- Janice also leaves behind many cousin, nieces and nephews.
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