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Janet P. (Gray) Baird

April 21, 1940 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 77)

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September 22, 2017

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
September 23, 2017

10:00 AM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Janet Baird, 77, of Portage Lakes passed away September 19, 2017.  She was born April 21, 1940 in Akron to the late Bernard and Mary Gray.  Janet took fashion cues from no one.  Her sense of glam and glitz was her own.  Family was everything to her, her beloved husband, children and grandchildren were her world.  She loved the simple things in life, gardening, cooking, canning, playing bingo, and going to Las Vegas.  She also loved to celebrate and decorate for the holidays, especially Halloween.  She will be missed by all who truly knew how special of a lady she was.   

Janet is survived by her loving husband of, 51 years, Doyle, Sr.; daughter, Andrea (Jeff) Stem; sons, Doyle, Jr. (Jenna); Derek (Jessica) and Daryl (Amy); grandchildren, Chloe, Isabella, Kassie, Danica, Lauren, Gavin and Nathan; stepson, Billy (Patty); sister, Sandra Gray; brothers, Bernard, Jr. and Delbert Gray; nephew, Jon Gray and many other loving family and friends.   

I give you this
One thought to keep:
I am with you still
I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds
that blow.
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on 
ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the
morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft stars 
that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone.
I am with you still
In each new dawn.

-Native American prayer

Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319.  Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 9 P.M. at the funeral home.  Entombment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.

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