January 01, 1970

Sister M. Bertille Janech, of McCandless, began her eternal life at the age of 92 on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. At the time of her death, Sister was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, Ky. The Vincentian Sisters of Charity, Pittsburgh, merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2008. Sister Bertille entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Mathaias Parish in Natrona on Sept. 2, 1934, and joyfully served God and the church for 76 years. During her years of ministry, Sister served in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg as an elementary teacher in the primary grades and as principal. In the diocese of Mobile, Ala., she was the principal of St. Jude Education Center and in Venice, Fla., she was the CCD coordinator. She was the first director of the Vincentian Child Care Center. Sister began her prayer ministry in 2002 and spent her final years at Lourdes Hall in St. Louise Convent. Sister Bertille was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary (Riecki) Janech; brothers, John and Louis; and sister, Mary Naydeck. She is survived by her nieces, nephew, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and her Sisters in community. Sister Bertille is remembered by her nieces and nephews as a gentle, loving teacher with a quick sense of humor. Friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA (formerly the Vincentian Motherhouse). The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Louise Convent Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sisters’ cemetery on the convent grounds. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-00009.

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