Lori Jean Janisch, 65, of Cicero, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jacksonville, NC, she moved to Syracuse in 1968. Lori graduated from East Syracuse Minoa High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Cortland State University. She was a kindergarten teacher at Edward Smith School for 33 years before retiring in 2011. After retiring, she volunteered with The CanTeen and recently revived her career to virtually teach her granddaughter, Melody. An active member of Cicero United Methodist Church, Lori was a youth group leader and taught Sunday school. She had an extremely strong faith and would send many cards to others to let them know that she was thinking of and praying for them. Lori enjoyed the gym and working out with her gym girls, walking on the beach at St. Simon’s Island, GA and reading. Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters who were her world.
Lori was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Frances McCumber.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Michael; daughters, Shennen (John) Colburn of Camillus and Emily (Corey) Bush of Brewerton; granddaughters, Melody and Everly; sister, Linda (David) Savell of Brewer, ME; nephew, Stephen Savell of Montreal; and several additional nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Thursday, May 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cicero United Methodist Church, 8416 Brewerton Rd., Cicero. Masks are required.
Services will be Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in the church. If you are unable to attend, you can view the live streamed funeral service by visiting Cicero United Methodist Church’s website www.ciceroumchurch.org and clicking on Lori’s service. Burial will be private. Masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cicero United Methodist Church, First Time Campership Fund, 8416 Brewerton Rd., Cicero, NY 13039 or to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.