This website is a tribute to my husband. It include photos, his obituary and ongoing charity fund raising efforts. There is also a list of contributions made in his memory to date.
PLEASE, DONATE IN JOE'S NAME. THANK YOU.
Margaux and I have chosen these two charities for our long term fundraiser efforts, plus our favorite local charities.
Heifer International is a non-profit organization with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer empowers millions of families to lift themselves from hunger to self-reliance through the gifts of cows, goats and other livestock and extensive training, which provide a multiplying source of food and income.The Smile Train is different from other cleft organizations
INITIAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN JOE'S NAME WERE MADE TO :
Smile Train $ 1,850.00 (ongoing)
Heifer International $ 1,680 (ongoing)
Humane Soceity $ 1,200.00
First Congregational Church Washington $1,200
ONCE AGAIN, THERE HAVE BEEN MANY GENEROUS FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO, DESPITE THE CHALLENGES OF THE PAST TWO YEARS, HAVE ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ABOVE IN THE 2 YEARS SINCE JOE'S DEATH.
. I DO NOT HAVE AN ACCURATE TALLY BUT I DO HAVE A GRATEFUL HEART FOR ALL OF YOU AND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.
SMILE TRAIN HAS RECEIVED OVER 5 THOUSAND DOLLARD IN JOE'S NAME AND MANY HAVE PLEDGED ONGOING SUPPORT.
We are looking forward to making another large contribution in Joe's honor upon the sale of our home. In the meantime, I am touched and grateful to all of you who love Joe and honor him with your generosity. (and we love those who love and honor him in different ways as well :) THANK YOU ALL
THERE HAVE BEEN MANY GENEROUS FRIENDS WHO HAVE ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ABOVE IN THE YEAR SINCE JOE DIED. I DO NOT HAVE AN ACCURATE TALLY BUT I DO HAVE A GRATEFUL HEART FOR ALL OF YOU AND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.
FOR VARIOUS REASONS, BOTH PRACTICAL AND PERSONAL, THE EVENT PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 12TH HAS BEEN CANCELED.
A BETTER, DIFFERENT WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY IN JOE'S MEMORY WILL BECOME EVIDENT IN TIME, NO DOUBT.
THANK YOU ALL WHO OFFERED TO HELP AND TO COME .
Joseph Michael Janowicz, D.M.D
age 51, died at his home in
In 1998, Dr. Joe was in a serious automobile accident and was no longer able to practice as a surgeon. He was able to gracefully let go of his past career and build a new one, based on his background in biochemistry and his strong lifelong interest in nutrition and athletics. For the past nine years he has been a leader in promoting better nutrition and health, lecturing, teaching all over the country. Seven years ago, he became a National Marketing Director for NSA, Juice Plus+. Along with his wife, he was committed to teaching nutrition and developing business franchises all over the country, helping others to do the same. He was very successful at this and helped several hundreds of people develop their own business franchise, teaching good nutrition and promoting health and prevention. He had a passion and a gift for this second career. It was also a family business that he was able to do with his wife and often, with his daughter by his side.
Dr. Joe had many other interests and accomplishments. He was an avid bicyclist and swimmer. He loved fly-fishing and was a member and one time President of the Laurel Bank Fishing Club in Roxbury, CT. His family is a member of the Lake Waramaug Country Club, where he loved to play golf, often remarking on the serene beauty of the course and lake. He loved bringing friends and family to the Club at Lake Waramaug and he would often cycle around the lake twice, as fast as possible, as his preferred form of regular exercise. He once swam the entire lake lengthwise, a distance of 8 miles. He loved hiking with his wife and their dogs, especially at the Roxbury Land Trust by the river.
His most recent accomplishment, of which he was very proud, was building an addition to the family home, which he did entirely, learning each trade as he went along. His father and brothers were all involved in carpentry. Joe, both surgeon and builder, could and did built and fix most everything and every job he did, he did well. He helped build another home in
Joe died at home, doing what he loved, taking care of his family and their home. He died of a heart arrhythmia, suddenly and without warning. He did not have a heart attack or any signs of coronary heart disease.
He is survived and cherished by his wife and daughter and a large, loving family in
The funeral mass was held on Friday, August 1st at 9:30 a.m. at St. Eulalia’s Church,
A celebration of his amazing life was held on Saturday, August 9th at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in
ONGOING FUNDRAISING IN JOE'S NAME CONTINUES, SEE ABOVE.