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Janet M. Baszak, registered nurse <br> July 12, 1934 -- Dec. 18, 2006

Janet M. Baszak of Williamsville, a retired registered nurse, died unexpectedly Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She was 72.

Born Janet Burkard in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Sisters Hospital School of Nursing. After beginning her nursing career at two other hospitals, she worked full time and part time at Sisters for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988.

In retirement, she served for many hours as a volunteer greeter in the surgical department at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, comforting the families of patients.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Bernard; a daughter, Donna Cianci; three sons, Bernard II, Brian and Christopher; a sister, Maryann Fox; and a brother, David Burkard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst, after prayers at 10 in Dengler & Roberts Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst.

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