- On June 6, 2022
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Janet died on June 1, 2022, in her 80th year at her home in Squirrel Hill.
Janet felt fortunate to have been raised within miles of her grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins. The Kettering backyard was often filled with family for summer picnics and holidays were always festive occasions.
Janet married Lieutenant Christopher L. Karsten, USAF, when she was 20. She later married Niles H. Walters (deceased) (TWA).
Janet lived in six states and had many happy memories of over 20 trips to Europe as well as the West Indies & Israel. Her favorite place, however, was Loon Lake in Ontario, Canada where her family vacationed in a lakeside cottage every summer. It was here, at an early age, that her father taught her how to dive and swim, run an outboard motor, and filet a fish. Her mother taught her how to fry fish on a wood burning stove and the arts of crochet and knitting. It was during these happy vacations that many lasting friendships were forged.
Janet loved being creative and often had many projects on the fire. She was never bored.
Predeceased by her parents, Dr. Howard V. Kettering and Kathryn Parker Kettering and sister Jean Kettering Wright (& Dr Alan). Survived by Dr Bruce Wright (Sheila), Beth Wright Davis (Elliot), Kristen John Woodward (Kyle), and Corinne John Lyons (David) as well as numerous cousins, nieces & nephews.
According to Janet’s wishes there will be no service. She asks that you all be good to yourselves and others and remember her well.
If you wish, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in her name (501 Martindale St, Suite 670, Pgh., 15212).