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Josette M. (Lenarcic) Roberts

July 23, 1949 ~ July 4, 2020 (age 70)

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Josette M. “Jody” Roberts passed peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Hospice House in Poland with her husband by her side.  She was born on July 23, 1949 in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of Jerry and Julia Foti Lenarcic.  Jody was a 1967 graduate of Newton Falls High School.  She graduated cum laude from Kent State University in 1971, with her major in French and Spanish. 

Jody began her career at Warren JFK in 1971 teaching Spanish.  It was while at JFK that she met co-worker, Nick Roberts.  Jody and Nick were married on July 27, 1974 and spent forty-five wonderful years together.  She took time off to raise her children, but returned to teaching in 1995, retiring from JFK in 2005.

Jody loved her dogs, Lacy and Lily, and cherished her memories of many previous dogs.  Jody delighted her family with her cooking and baking, especially during the holidays.  She would spend hours preparing her homemade wedding soup, lasagna and sauce.  Jody was happy to share her recipes with friends and family, especially her brother.  Jody loved plants and flowers and enjoyed landscaping around the house.  She was an avid Browns, Buckeyes, Cavs and Indians fan.  Above all, she cherished her time with her family.  She enjoyed having girl’s night out time and attending her children’s various activities and sporting events.  

Treasured memories of Jody will be carried on by her loving family, her husband, Nick; her sons, Chris (Jari Burgos) of Cleveland and Nick, Jr. of Warren; her daughter, Julie of Lakewood; her brother, Gerald (Sharon) Lenarcic of Fort Myers, Florida; her aunt, Stella DeMaria of Ravenna and her cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jody in death were her parents, Jerry and Julia Lenarcic.

Per Jody’s wishes, no services will be held and cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.

Those attending the calling hours are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

The family wishes to thank the ICU staff of St. Elizabeth Hospital and the nurses at the Hospice House for their loving care during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Jody to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road S.E., Vienna, Ohio 44473.



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Informal Visitation
July 25, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home, Newton Falls


Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County
812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road S.E., Vienna OH 44473

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