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Janice E. (Eltringham) Gresko

October 27, 1951 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 70)


It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Janice E. (Eltringham) Gresko, age 70, on Friday April 8th, 2022 at her son’s home in Bel Air, Maryland.

She was born October 27, 1951, in Shamokin, Pennsylvania to the late Richard Eltringham and Charlotte (Haupt) Eltringham. She was the wife of the late Donald Gresko, who died in 2016.

Janice was a devoted wife, mother and friend who enjoyed knitting, reading, collecting Native American décor, watching the Philadelphia Phillies and spoiling her grandchildren.

Janice is survived by her three sons Heath, Chris and Greg; five grandchildren Tyler, Alexia, Tabitha, Sophie & Nora; sister Diane, brothers Kenny & Paul; several cousins, nieces and nephews; her favorite brother-in-law Woodley and the greatest caregiver and daughter-in-law Christy.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Trevor Gresko.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 11am-2pm at Joanna Furnace.

Hay Creek Valley Historical Association

1250 Furnace Road

Geigertown, PA 19523



Those hands that once held mine

(by Dean Harrison)

When I was knee high, I was immortal
Because my Mum always held my hand
I knew no harm would come to me
In this, the safest place in the land

Her hands were always there to guide me
To show me where to go
Her hands were forever knitting
To keep us warm in Winter’s snow

They were there to wave me off
Each morning when I left for school
Because you know she wouldn’t let me
Grow up to be no fool

As I started to grow older
I would walk of my own accord
And those hands once there for safety
Changed roles to encourage and applaud

Later when I took a hand in marriage
With new little hands to hold in mine
She was always there when needed
To take their hands and give us time

For many years they still held strong
Wrapping presents as each birthday came along
Giving out big hugs at Christmas
In the growing family throng

But then they started to become unsure
Not remembering what to do
So I knew that it was my time
To hold her hand and help her through

We walked so many miles
In corridors hand in hand
I just hope that in her own mind
We were walking in the sand

But then that week I held her hand

And it slipped away one last time
And now they’re in a better place
Those hands that once held mine


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Celebration of Life
April 30, 2022

11:00 PM
Joanna Furnace. Hay Creek Valley Historical Association
1250 Furnace Road PA 19523
Geigertown,, PA 19523

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