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Rose G. Janish, ECC City Campus librarian

April 18, 1930 – Oct. 21, 2016

Rose Janish

Rose G. Janish

Rose G. Janish, of Amherst, a librarian at Erie Community College’s City Campus, died Thursday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. She was 86.

Born in Buffalo, one of seven girls, the former Rose Giglia was a 1948 graduate of Lafayette High School.

After raising her children, she graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She went on to earn master’s degrees in library science from UB in 1980 and in education from Buffalo State College in 1999.

Mrs. Janish served as a City Campus librarian from 1986 until she retired in 2011. She was a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library Science Honor Society, and the New York Library Association.

She was certified as a master gardener in 2001 by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. She also was a volunteer with the Literacy Volunteers of America.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Tamrowski, Cathy Slate and Ann Schieder; two sons, John and James; three sisters, Angeline Monaco, Josephine Giglia and Carrie Rutherford; and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

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