On December 27, 2019 Doris Ann Jankowski (nee: Schwindel), beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Jankowski. Devoted mother to the late Thomas Jankowski. Daughter of the late John and Mary Ella Schwindel. Sister of the late Rita Hajek and the late Charles J. Schwindel. Dear aunt and Godmother to Sharon Goetz and husband George, Darlene Driscoll and late husband Robert, dear aunt to the late Robert Hajek and late Michael Hajek, and John Schwindel and wife Angela. Dear Godmother to Sharon Dorsch and Donna Neukam. Doris is also survived by several great nieces and great nephews, and many dearly beloved friends.
It is noteworthy that Doris, as a young teenager, began a lifetime friendship with a pen pal in England United Kingdom, Marion Johnson. They continued corresponding and then also phoning weekly faithfully. They and their families were even able to visit each other on several occasions. They went through life together as “sisters across the pond” who loved, laughed and cried together for over seventy years.
Doris graduated from St Andrews Business School in 1949, and worked full time at Commercial Credit as a keypunch operator for twenty years until 1969. She then held a data entry position part time at Abacus in the accounting department for the next 28 years until she retired in 2000.
Through the years, Doris enjoyed dancing, music and traveling including numerous bus trips with her many friends. She loved shopping trips, having lunch with friends, and celebrating birthdays. With her strong faith, Doris was very active at The Church of Annunciation, serving as a greeter, a job for which she was a natural.
In recent years, her health began to decline; most notably, she suffered a major stroke in 2016 which left her with limited communication skills, including the inability to read, to write or to express herself. In 2017, she fell and broke her hip requiring major surgery. In 2018, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and needed surgery to prevent an obstruction. Throughout these many challenges, God surrounded her with wonderful caring people in the various settings that became her "new home". Staff would tell us how much they loved her, something that a lot of people said throughout her life if they were fortunate enough to know Doris Ann.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor St Martin’s Home. 601 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, MD 21228. This facility, with its loving compassionate staff, became the last step before Doris went through the celestial door to be home with her heavenly Father.
Visitation Monday 3-5 pm and 7- 9 pm at the CVACH/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME 1211 Chesaco Ave. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 am at The Church of Annunciation. (Rosedale). Interment Parkwood Cemetery.
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