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Janet Appleyard

May 27, 1929 — September 14, 2018 QUEENSBURY — Janet (Sawyer) Appleyard, 89, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

She was born on May 27, 1929 in Yonkers. Janet was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles R. and Marion (Bark) Sawyer and the granddaughter of Joseph E. Sawyer.

Janet was educated at the Master’s School in Dobbs Ferry, and graduated from Finch College. She retired as Corporate Secretary of her grandfather’s firm, JE Sawyer & Co., Inc.

She married Charles H. Appleyard on Sept. 12, 1953 in Yonkers. They were married for 65 incredible years.

Janet was a member of the Jane McCrea Chapter, DAR, serving as registrar for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Charlie, and her two children, Suzanne of Queensbury, and James of Glens Falls; as well as her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lorrie and Sherm Skinner of Denville, New Jersey, and their families; as well as several cousins.

There will be no calling hours and the funeral will be held privately for her family.

Interment will be at the Bay Street Cemetery in Glens Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Janet’s memory be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017.

The family wishes to thank their “Interim Angels” Vicky, Wendy and Denisha; Glen Anderson of the HHHN Homeward Bound Program, High Peaks Hospice, the nurses of Warren County Public Health, and the staff of The Glen for their love and kindness over the years.

Arrangements are in the care of the Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury. Those who wish, may make online condolences by visiting

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