Janet Korzekwa McGrath

Janet Korzekwa McGrath

Winter Harbor

Janet Korzekwa McGrath, 65, beloved wife of Paul K. McGrath passed away peacefully October 23, 2022 of Covid-19 pneumonia. Janet was born in Hobbs, New Mexico to Clement Korzekwa and Marge Korzekwa Denning.

Janet’s career as a software developer for DOD, FedEx and GIS was followed by an active life as a volunteer at the Winter Harbor Library and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Somerset County. She and her husband Paul of 35 years, loved to hike and explore the natural environment all over the country as their careers brought them to Colorado, Montana, California, Arkansas and Maine. She was an avid reader and life-long learner, a devoted environmentalist and a lover of food and life. She will be remembered for her quiet strength and her kindness.

Janet is survived by her husband, her mother, and siblings: David, Ken, Mike, Dianne, Rick, Bob, and Steve as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and in-laws. She will always be loved and treasured.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to one of these organizations; the Winter Harbor Library, P.O. Box 326, Winter Harbor, ME 04693; SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Rd. Trenton, ME 04605 or the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com

9 Condolences

  • Usha & Vinod Nagar, Vadodara Gujarat ndia Posted October 26, 2022 12:15 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to dear Paul and all family members at the sad and untimely passing away of dear Janet. We join the mourning family in prayers for eternal peace and tranquility for the departed Soul., and courage to bereaved family to overcome this devastating loss

  • Ruth Mapleton Posted October 26, 2022 12:30 pm

    You will be so missed at the library. You were such a great help in your quiet, efficient way.

  • Bib and Gail Dye Posted October 26, 2022 12:39 pm

    Paul, so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. May you find peace and comfort in all the great memories you both shared.

  • Tim Fischer Posted October 27, 2022 3:50 pm

    Remembering a young Janet who was kind and brilliant as we started our careers in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Karen Probst Posted October 28, 2022 7:14 pm

    I am blessed to have gotten to know you and Janet in my year living in Maine. Both of you took me in as family and invited me to tag along while enjoying the rich history of Maine. Janet’s kind heart and loving smile will always be with me.

  • Doug and Martine Arndt Posted December 29, 2022 7:23 pm

    Janet was one of the most genuinely honest and kind people we’ve ever met. Her untimely death is a true loss for all of us.

  • Terry and Matt Jahelka Posted December 30, 2022 8:49 am

    Paul, we just heard this sad news today. We are so sorry for your loss. Janet was my mentor when I started at FedEx and we rapidly became friends.

  • Steve lindley Posted March 5, 2023 7:47 pm

    Paul, I’m sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Janet and her talents in developing software. I know she had a love for clocks and was a person of service and following her dreams. May your life be filled with happy memories and look forward to seeing her again!

  • Beth Galetti Posted April 24, 2023 8:13 pm

    Paul, I’m so, so sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. I recall fondly working with her, and always appreciated her sense of humor and steadfast loyalty and support. It’s terribly sad to hear of her passing too soon, and my thoughts are with you. Thank you for creating a way for us to memorialize her with the Library.

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