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“Dear Eissner Family, I had the pleasure of working with Janet at Newark High School, and also she was a substitute for me when I was doing...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: wayne hill - North East, MD

“Janet Eissner The passing of Janet especially saddens us because our relationship was so long, deep, and so loving. We might characterize 50-odd...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jane and Bob Jordan - Centreville, DE

“Mom THANKS!! We have a lot to live up to, and we are up to the challenge with the grace that you have imparted to us. Desiderata by Max Ehrmann Go...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa Stabler - West Chester, PA

“Two things we could always count on with Janet were healthy conversation and a good laugh. She could talk about anything and her words made you...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Deb & Bill Albrecht - NH

“Janet was the kind of person who glowed from within and she raised the most amazing family. We extend our sympathies to all of you for your...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Peggy & Rafael Rosario - PA

“Mom was an extraordinary person. And everyone that new her from her family to close friends and even casual acquaintances realized it. She made...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Carl Eissner - Newark, DE - son

“I first met Janet at NHS. She was always so kind and loving to adults and students that she became a favorite person and substitute around the...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: dorothy gregory-gerow - DE

“Janet Eissner was one of the first people I met in my life and she was always there for me, like the epitome of the perfect mother, steadily,...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Jordan - friend

“She was such a lovely, interesting lady. My condolences to Kenny, Carl, Melissa and their families. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Blankenship - Old Hickory, TN

“Some of my earliest memories include Mrs. Eissner and Kells Avenue. My childhood would not have been the same without her constant smile and hugs. ...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Bohner - Bethany Beach, DE

“Janet was always warm and friendly. I always enjoyed talking with her, especially about politics! She will be missed. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Steve and Sara Bright - Lancaster, PA

“Deepest condolences to your entire family. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Andrew Pahountis Carole Pahountis - PA

“Mom was simply a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. All three children and four grandchildren truly appreciated who and what she was. Mom...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ken Eissner - Lancaster, PA - Son

“I never had the privledge of meeting janet, but I knew her children. They always spoke so fondly & glowingly of their parents, I felt like I knew...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: nora dillard - wilmington, DE

“Jan was such a wonderful person. I have many fond memories of her. She was always so friendly and energetic! My deepest sympathies to Carl, Ken,...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Otto Woods - Elkton, MD

Janet B. Eissner, age 81, passed away on March 24, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family.

Janet was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and graduated from Springfield High School, Pennsylvania, in 1949 where she was a scholar-athlete. She then moved with her family to Newark, Delaware in 1949. She attended the University of Delaware graduating in 1953 with degrees in English and History. Following graduation, she worked for DuPont at the Louviers Site. She married the late Robert M. Eissner in 1957. After her first child was born, she became a full time mother raising her three children. From the late 1960's through the late 1980's she was a substitute teacher working mostly at Newark High School. She enjoyed 54 wonderful years of marriage to her beloved Robert (Bob) and lived in the same house in Newark for 55 years.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family was the number one priority in her life. In her later years, she truly loved being a grandmother and attended all of her grandchildren's many athletic and academic events. She was an avid reader and loved going to Dunkin Donuts for the morning paper and coffee as well as her weekly dinners at Pat's Pizza and Grotto's in Newark.

She is survived by her sons Carl and wife Donna Eissner of Newark, Delaware; Kenneth and wife Sherri Alapick of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; daughter Melissa Stabler and her husband Craig Stabler of West Chester, Pennsylvania; and grandchildren David and Kevin Eissner and Rick and Lauren Stabler.

A visitation and celebration of Janet's life for family and friends will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, Delaware 19711. Always the teacher, Janet is donating her body to science so there will be no burial service. Memorial contributions in Janet's honor may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation c/o the funeral home.