Janet Patricia Fairbank

Janet Patricia Fairbank, 72, of Woodstock, VA passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center. A funeral mass will be held Friday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock, VA.  Father Dobbins will officiate.  Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Janet was born August 27, 1941 in Teaneck, New Jersey, daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude Kapherr.  She was a 1959 graduate of Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ.  She was a 1961 graduate of Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing in Teaneck, NJ.  She was a registered nurse for 45 years in NJ, MD and VA.  She worked at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ, Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD and Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital in Arlington, VA.  She worked all departments in the hospitals, including Surgical Intensive Care Unit for eight years as well as the preemie nursery.  She was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church serving in the CCD program and a member of the church choir.  She also accepted the call to study and make her promise in the Carmelite 3rd Order.

She is survived by her husband, David whom she married on February 27, 1965 in Paramus, NJ; daughter, Julie A. Fairbank, DVM of Wilmington, NC; son, Richard S. Fairbank and wife Kelly Cerio Fairbank of Reston, VA; their son, Cody John and their daughter, Vanessa Marie; and one sister, Doris Bodkin of Little Egg Harbor, NJ.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 19th from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.  A rosary service will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 321. Woodstock, VA 22664.

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4 Condolences to Janet Patricia Fairbank

  1. Robert Kapherr says:

    My dearest female cousin. I can remember many occasions at their house playing together. My extra grief is that I didn’t communicate enough during later years. Our love for each other however; never withered. Janet, may we meet again in Heavenly Father’s Kingdom (heaven). I look forward to that time.


  2. Alex K. says:

    My family and I are truly sorry for your loss, and we are sending some words of comfort from God’s Word, the Bible. Isaiah 25:8 gives the assurance that, soon, Jehovah God “will swallow up death forever.” Yes, the day will soon come when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:4) May you find comfort in what God will accomplish in the near future. Until then, you will remain in our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Joann & Jerry Meinbresse says:

    Dear David
    Joann & I are so sorry for your loss. Joann enjoyed her friendship
    over the years. She will always be remembered.
    Dear Janet, God Bless and RIP

  4. LUIS LECHE says:

    David; I am sorry about your wife. I hope she did enjot life with you. You have to be strong and look the future with your family. One thing I will say, we are no here for ever in this world and we have to enjoy the best of our life with the person that we love and keep good memories.
    Sorry David
    Luis Leche