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Janice Berquist

September 7, 1942 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Janice Berquist Obituary

Janice (Jan) A. Berquist, age 81, of Youngstown, Ohio passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 27,2024.  Jan was born in Youngstown, Ohio on September 7, 1942.  She was the only child of Joseph A. and Frances Romeo Manolio. 


She was a proud 1960 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and was also a graduate of Youngstown State University.  During her life she held various jobs, but her primary job was wife and mother.   In 1963, she married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Gilbert M. Berquist Jr. They were married for nearly 60 years, before his death on December 22, 2022.  Above all, she cherished her family more than anything else.  Her love for Gil and their children and grandchildren was boundless, and she dedicated herself to their well-being with unwavering commitment.


Jan was always full of life and enthusiasm.  Her warm smile was a source of comfort and joy to those around her. She looked forward to long conversations with family and friends, and she always had invaluable wisdom and insight to offer. Nothing made her happier than a family meal together. She shared a love for Bruce Springsteen with her husband and children.  She enjoyed listening to Cardinal Mooney High School football games on the radio each fall weekend and was an avid fan of all Cleveland sports teams and Ohio State football.  She looked forward to the Canfield Fair each August.  Late in life, she learned how to play video games on her Nintendo Switch. She was a very proud grandmother, and she took great pride and interest in her grandchildren’s’ lives and accomplishments.


She is survived by her three children Jill M Berquist-Bogen of Canfield, OH, Gilbert M Berquist III of Twinsburg, OH and Joseph A. Berquist (Ann) of Harleysville, PA.  She has six grandchildren:  Benjamin, Daniel and Matthew Bogen, and Isabel, Eleanor and Molly Berquist. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, her son-in-law Gregg L Bogen, and her parents.


Calling hours for Jan will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Christine Church, 3165 South Schenley Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44511.  A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 am.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent by mail to The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, PO Box 863, Youngstown, OH 44501 or online at www.youngstowncatholicworker.com.

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February 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Christine Church (Youngstown)


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