Janet G. Rutz, 82, of Carlisle, passed
away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at UPMC-Carlisle. She was born on August 31, 1936 in Scranton and was
a daughter of the late Harry M. and Leona L. (Eggert) Gordon. She was preceded in death by her husband
of 58 years Wayne W. Rutz, who passed away on Nov. 20, 2016.
Janet graduated in 1954 from Abington High
School in Clark’s Summit and earned her Bachelors’ degree in music education from Susquehanna University. Janet
briefly taught music at Boiling Springs High School and continued her passion for music by volunteering in various organizations
and nursing homes sharing her talent on the piano. She sang in the church choir at the former Allison United
Methodist Church in Carlisle for over 30 years and enjoyed the privilege to sing in the Messiah annually for many years.
First and foremost, Janet was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Gary Gordon
(wife, Sue) Rutz of Mechanicsburg, two sisters; Marilyn Florey of Scranton and Margie Wilmarth of Marietta, GA, two grandsons;
Ryan Edward Rutz and Eric Gordon (wife, Cassandra) Rutz, three step-grandchildren; Ashley (husband, Carl) Martin, Courtney
(fiancé, Wyatt York) Beadore and Jason (husband, Stephen) Beadore-Minnoff, three great-grandchildren; Kadence, Ryleigh
and Weston, former daughter-in-law, Tammy W. Rutz of Mechanicsburg and several nieces and nephews. Janet
was preceded in death by one brother, Wally Gordon.
will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor Ken Landis officiating. Burial will be in LeTort
Cemetery, Middlesex Twp. Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.