NEW BALTIMORE – On Sunday, April 19, 2020 Janet Carol Mantynen,
loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully
at the age of 67.
Janet was born on July 3, 1952 on Long Island to the late John
V. and Joan M. Reuter. She graduated from W. C. Mepham High School
in North Bellmore, NY in 1969. On June 17, 1972 she married her
best friend Ronald H. Mantynen and together they raised two
Janet was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in
Ravena. She had recently retired after 33 years working in the
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School system. She was very excited to
start being able to travel all over and visit her grandchildren and
Survivors include her husband of almost 48 years, Ronald H.
Mantynen; her children, John R. Mantynen of Delmar and Kristina M.
(Richard) Gish of Cromwell, CT. She was a wonderful grandmother to
6 grandchildren, Gabriella, Owen, Hunter, Matthew, Alicia and
Joshua; step-grandmother to Stephanie; loving sister to Joyce, John
(Barbara), James (Donna), William (Mary); a sister-in-law to Wayne
(Arlene) and her father-in-law, Harry A. Mantynen. She was also
survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many
Janet was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Hilda M. Mantynen;
and sister-in-law, Nancy M. Burchell.
To Janet family and friends always came first. She was the
best cook and you never left hungry. She was a special person who
had a talent to help children. She made you laugh when you were sad
and held your hand and told you that she loved you no matter what.
Janet will be missed but never forgotten. She has touched so many
over the last 67 years.
Due to the current circumstances at this time services
will be private. There will be a celebration of life service at a
The family would like to recognize the doctors and
nurses of the Hospice Inn. In St. Peters Hospital of Albany New
York. In lieu of flowers, Janet may be remembered with memorial
donations made to
The Community Hospice Foundation, 310 So. Manning, Albany, NY 12208