Janet R. Yniguez (Cindric), 76, formerly of Uniontown and McKeesport passed away in her husband’s arms at 6:35 am on February 25th, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, PA. Born November 18, 1943, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Cindric (Kelly). She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Denise R. Smiley, and her brothers, David and Robert Cindric. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Polo Yniguez, whom he lovingly referred to as "Mrs. Terrific." Her children: Betsy Elko, Dahl Gray and wife Andrea, Jaye Gagnon and husband Greg. Grandchildren: Leah (Joe), Douglas (Deana), Lauren (Jonathan), Matthew (Amy) Addison, Grant, Baleigh, Claire, Anna, and Kendall. And 7 great grandchildren. While her children were growing up, Janet was very involved in every activity they were a part of. She never missed any opportunity to cheer on her children or grandchildren. She was their biggest cheerleader. Vacations with her children and grandchildren at various beaches during summers were always an enjoyable time. She was a manager at The Fashion Bug in the Uniontown Mall for 20 years, where she was the recipient of numerous awards, including the most prestigious as Manager of the Year in 1990 from among 1200 stores. After her daughter’s passing, she and her family became involved with The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as Team Captain of the Denise R. Smiley team, raising over $150,000 in ten years. When she moved to Johnstown, she volunteered for Conemaugh Memorial Hospital and was an active member of St. Clement Parish.
A viewing will be held Friday, February 28, 2020, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary. Funeral mass at 10 am, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at St. Clement Church. Celebrant William Rosenbaum. Following mass, internment will be at Mount Saint Macrina in Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be sent to The American Cancer Society.
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