The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 5, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013


Nancy J. Janutolo

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Nancy J. Janutolo passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the age of 79 in Smyrna.  

She is survived by son, Dan M. Janutolo II, his wife, Katherine L. Janutolo; daughter Melissa L. Robertson; grandchildren Tracy Bramel, April Wright, Ginette Brown, Nancy Giansante, Courtney Letema, Ashley Robertson, and Michael Robertson;  eight great-grandchildren  and sisters Deloris Taylor of Plano, Texas and Ruth Ann Gardner of Peoria, Ariz.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Janutolo, was the daughter of Paul and Ruth Ash, and was preceded in death by husband Lt. Col. Dan M. Janutolo.

She is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School (Beckley, W.Va.) and West Virginia University.

She was an active military officer’s wife for 23 years, performing various duties ranging from being a member of Mamie Eisenhower’s staff to chairing numerous organizations supporting enlisted military dependents.

Mrs. Janutolo was a long standing member of First Baptist Church in Beckley, WV, where she was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Lizzie Lewis Circle, Chaplain and president of the Gideon’s Auxiliary Beckley Camp, as well as other duties in service to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Janutolo lived with her son, Dan and daughter in law, Katherine in Smyrna for the last nine years, enjoying  her retirement as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

A public viewing will be held Monday, November 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Smyrna, Tenn. 

A gravesite service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to Gideon International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN  37214, or Special Kids, Inc. in Murfreesboro, TN ( 

Arrangements by Woodfin Funeral Home, Smyrna Chapel, 203 North Lowry St., Smyrna, Tennessee 37167. 615-459-3254. www.woodfinchapel. com

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