Jewish 09

Robert Lee Janney

January 25, 1969 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 52)

Obituary

Robert Lee Janney

A Shining Light -

Robert Lee Janney, age 52, of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Friday, November 5, 2021.  Robert was born on Saturday, January 25, 1969, in Baltimore to Jay Barry Janney and the late Linda Barbara (Benn) Wilson.

Robert's survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jean (Andrews) Janney; his two step-sons: Benjamin and Avery; his father, Jay Janney and wife, Marie, of Baltimore; his step-father, Herb Wilson of Lancaster; his two sisters: Leana Janney of Baltimore, Michelle Foels and husband, Greg, of Myrtle Beach, SC; his four nieces: Ellen Spunt, Shelley and Alyssa Foels, and Bethany Heinrich; and his two nephews: Atom and Orion Malul.

Robert graduated from Randallstown High School in Maryland as part of the class of 1987 and with honors from Baker College in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.  He was currently employed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General, where he served as auditor in the Student Financial Assistance & Advice Group.

Robert was an unusually bright and kind soul - a shining light in the world, who was always there to lift others up.  He loved sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and was an active organizer of fantasy football leagues.  He won a seat in the World Series of Poker (2009) and won the PA State Doubles Racquetball Championship (2017).  Robert loved golf and regularly traveled to play on courses around the world - his favorite was St. Andrews.

Robert wanted his friends and family to know that he finished his bucket list early.  All that was left, all that he wanted, was time with friends and family.  Robert was a wonderful husband, stepfather, and committed family man.  The legacy of Robert’s kind spirit, passion for sports, and mathematical mind will live on through us.

All are welcome to join Robert's family on Monday, November 8, 2021, for his gathering of family and friends from 11:45 a.m. until his graveside service at 12:00 p.m., all at Mechanicsburg Cemetery, 137 West Marble Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Rabbi Carl S. Choper officiating.  Honored to be pallbearers are Greg Foels, David Kranzel, Ari Malul, Jeff Nekrasz, and Dean Villone.  Robert's family invites everyone for a time of food and fellowship at Buhrig's Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory), immediately following the service.  Over 100 parking spaces are available; just look for the "Buhrig" parking signs in all of our parking lots.  At the request of the family, masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated and requested for those who not are fully vaccinated.

Contributions in celebration of Robert's life can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.StJude.org/Donate.

Robert's family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Robert's full obituary, view his memorial video, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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 Service Program for Robert Janney


Services

Gathering of Family & Friends
Monday
November 8, 2021

11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Mechanicsburg Cemetery
137 West Marble Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Graveside Service
Monday
November 8, 2021

12:00 PM
Mechanicsburg Cemetery
137 West Marble Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Food & Fellowship
Monday
November 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Buhrig's Gathering Place
25 East Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Web: http://www.StJude.org/Donate

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