Janet Lynne Casler, age 59, of Heath, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 with her family by her side. She was born on October 6, 1951 in Lancaster, Ohio to Chance and Donna (Roley) Brockway. She was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Hebron, Ohio in 1969. She retired from Newark Air Force Base after 33 years of service.
Janet is survived by her husband, Timothy Casler of 31 years; daughter, Keri (Erik) Vradenburg of Hebron; son, Michael (Jorgia) McKinney of Bettendorf, IA; daughter, Candace (Mike) Collins of Heath and grandchildren, Riley, Madelyn, Gavin, Micah, Katie, Trenton and Colton; her mother, Donna Brockway of Buckeye Lake, Ohio; her brother-in-law, Lee Meyer of Willard, Ohio; sister, Sondra (Tim) Gartner of Newark, Ohio; 2 brothers, Sonny (Carol) Brockway of Harbor Hills, Ohio and Scott Brockway of Granville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Chance Brockway and her identical twin sister, Jane Meyer.
There will be a private family funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital, 300 West 10th Ave., Ste 094F, Columbus, OH 43210. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Tim, I was so sad to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you all of Janet’s family. I will truly miss her. She was one of a kind that doesn’t come along very often. I feel blessed to have known her and all of you. May you always feel her love around you for she truly loved family. May you find comfort in her loving memories. God bless all of you.
I want to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Casler and Brockway Families on the loss of Janet. She was always so pleasant to be around and I loved to hear her laugh. She was an awesome person and I am so sad to lose such a wonderful friend.
It is difficult to hear the loss of soneone so very dear to you. But may it help to know that caring thoughts are near, and may your special memories be a comfort to you. Janet was full of kindness and love. She was a joy to be around. Keep the one you loved so much still very close to you. You are all in my thoghts and prayers at this difficult time.
Tim, Keri, Michael and Candace…
I was just watching videos last week, birthday parties at the house on Tavener…Christmas at Karen and Andys…Janet was always such a nice kind woman…I loved her laugh and she had a big smile. I am so sorry for your loss.
Leslie Orr and family.
I was so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her cheering from the bleechers at Hoback. May God be with you during this difficult time!
I worked with Janet with she was in Contracting at NAFB. While encounters were rare, she was a most pleasant person to work with, her assistance with billing issues were efficient and really helped me resolve billing issues quickly. May our Lord and Savior be with her family and friends as they pass through this difficult time of loss. As so many before me have stated, keep the memories moving, they will help ease the pain and the stress.
My thoughts & prayers go out to Tim, your children, and Janet’s brothers & sister. I graduated with Janet & Jane & I saw Janet at work at NAFB, she helped with our Class Reunion planning a few years back & I was honored to visit with her these last few months. I always thought Janet & Jane were beautiful twins and both were always joyful, kind, compassionate, vibrant and very sweet. God bless you with many wonderful memories! PTL!
I still remember Janet as that “most athletic” senior superlative from high school. I suspect she had many other “mosts” since that time. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Much love and blessings from a Lakewood Class of 1969 friend.
Keri, I’m really sorry to hear about your mother. I didn’t know her, but I know she must have been a great person as I see in you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
To all the Brockway family – Janet and Jane were younger than me at Lakewood, but I saw them about once/year at their brother Sonny’s house for Mother’s Day. As all the prior messages have said, their smiles and laughter were always present, even when going through their treatments for cancer. Wishing all of you strength to move past this very difficult chapter in your lives that took two loved ones in such a short time. My prayers to you,
You have my Compassion and Deep Sympathy for the loss of Janet.
Although Janet is gone – She is not forgotten.
She will always live in our hearts and in our memory. She will never be forgotten by her Lakewood Classmates of ’69.
I was so sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. I will always remember what fun we had with the twins, and thier families at Donna, and Chance’s 4th of July parties. Our family will always have wonderful memories of those times. Just know that we are thinking of your family at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed. Sally
I am so very sorry for your loss. Janet always had just a complete aura of kindness & sweetness about her. She was a beautiful person, inside & out! I was blessed to see her with Tim & Keri at the Lancaster drive-in last summer and in the grocery a few months after that. Even fighting the fight, she was just as sweet and beautiful as ever. And Keri, you are such a beautiful and sweet girl, just like your Mom. I’m so sorry for your loss. I send my love and prayers to you and all Janet’s family and friends. May God bless you and comfort you.
I was so sorry to learn of Janet’s passing. I worked with her in Contracting and she was always upbeat and easy to work with. I used to run in to her at one of the stores from time to time and we would stop and chat….I haven’t seen her for some. I retired a few years ago. She was such a beautiful person inside and out and I am so sorry for your loss.
I knew Janet at NAFB and as a member of NARFE. She was a great person and will be missed. To all of her family, may your memories of her ease your pain.
Working in Personnel at Newark AFB, I saw Janet most every day. She was always smiling and a joy to be around. My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. God bless you all at this sad time.
I am so sorry to hear about Janet. She will truly
be missed by all who knew her. The girls who graduated with her would get together often and
Janet was with us several times. I know we are all
so glad we had that time together. She and Jane
were very special people and I know it comforts you to know they are together now. You have so many good memories to get you through this. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss Tim. Janet was a vibrant and kind person to work with and to share life’s daily challenges. May God bless you and the children and her family.
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Janet in Contracting at NAFB; she was a person of great integrity. I remember what a caring individual she was to her children and family. A few years ago she came to my house with a few other retirees for lunch. Those were good times. Your family has my condolences.
Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t get to spend the time together we would have liked, we were always family. Janet is pain free now and once again with Jane. May God bless you all and ease your sorrow.
Steve, Shelly and family
I worked with both Janet & Jane at NAFB a long time ago. Although I knew Janet better that Jane, I remember how close they were. I am so very sorry for your family that has had so much grief & pain in such a short period of time. May you find peace in the memories that you share & the love that you had for them. Wanda Dixon
I worked with Janet at Newark Air Force Base for a lot of years. She was a great person, very kind and gentle. Stay with the Lord and he will help you thru your grieving and her absence. Remember all the good times for there were many. Don’t forget her but know that she lived a good life and that she is now in a place with the Lord.
Tim, Mike, and Candace,
I am so sad to hear of Janet’s passing. I have such fond memories of her cheering for us on the softball field. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Mrs. Vradenburg and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you through this time. You’re in my prayers.
Keri and family I am so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. My mom and dad send there love and prayers to you all. We had alot of good memories all of us together. I watched you and michael and candace all grow up. Your mom will truly be missed i remember her laugh. I dont over the years she ever changed she was always fun loving and wonderful person to be around. Take care and God bless you. If you need anything let my parents know. they still live in the same place.
Keri and the rest of the family I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always a sweet person and she was always calm. Since Keri and I have known each other for about 34 years I will remember all the fun times we had at your house with your mom. May God be with you all as you go through these hard times. Even though Janet didn’t like me too much at first, we became as close as sisters can. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May God bless you.
Candace and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Janet was a wonderful person that will always be remembered by many. God bless you all.
We’re really going to miss Janet.So sad, We will always remember the hearty laughter of her and her sister, God bless you all .
Keri & family, my son Kevin was in your class at Heath High, and your mom was my first supervisor in Contracting at NAFB. I worked with her for twelve years and never knew her EVER to be anything but kind, gentle, sweet, knowledgeable adn very capable. She was a joy to know and work with. God bless you and comfort you in the difficult days ahead as you treasure the sweet memories I know you must share.
Ruth (Harbaugh) Nimmer
I was so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I worked with her at NAFB many years. She was always a kind and beautiful person. So much fun and full of life. The only comfort in her passing is that she and Jane are together again as always. You have wonderful memories that will get you through the tough days. God Bless you all and you will be in my prayers. Sandy I’m so sorry for the loss of your little sisters it is unimaginable to take in. I’m so sorry. Carol