Calling Hours:
Monday, March 20, 2017, 4:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:00am-12:00pm
Parlor of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00pm
Westminster Chapel of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating

Private family committal prayers will follow in Delaware Cemetery.

Mary Janet Zuschlag, age 90, of Hayfield Rd. Hempfield Twp., died peacefully Thursday afternoon 3-16-17 in her residence.

Born on December 4, 1926 to Dr. L.V. And Charlotte (Young) Knapp, Janet was a lifelong resident of Greenville who graduated from Penn High School in 1944 and attended Grove City College. 

She married Emery Zuschlag, her husband of nearly 70 years, on June 4, 1947.

Janet was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School and was actively involved in the Guild Circles, serving as both Chairman of Circles and President of the Guild.

Janet's first priority was her family and she served as a terrific homemaker and mother to her four children.  As her children grew, Janet developed an interest in sports-particularly bowling and golfing.  Janet was named “Bowler of the Year” by Red's Bowling Alley after averaging a high score of 205 for five games!  For years, Janet practically lived on the golf courses in Greenville and Louisiana, where she and her husband spent winters with her sons and grandchildren.  Janet achieved holes in one twice-at both the Greenville Country Club and Oakbourne Country Club in Louisiana.

In addition to her husband, Janet is survived by four children-Richard and his wife Elaine Zuschlag, Charlotte Zuschlag, Tom Zuschlag, and John and his wife Pam Zuschlag; five grandchildren-Beth LeBlanc, Blair Zuschag, Blaise Zuschlag, Justin Zuschlag, and Carr Zuschlag; and eight great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Richard Knapp and two sisters, Shirley Knapp Miller, and Ruth Knapp Schlosser.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to Southern Care Hospice, 16039 Conneaut Lake Rd., Ste 108 Meadville, PA 16335.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Delbert & Nancy Landfried Delbert & Nancy Landfried
    March 18, 2017    

    Janet and her husband, Emery, have been our neighbors for 7 years! We were good neighbors to each other! My 1st experience with a dentist was with Janet’s Dad! It was a good experience! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless!

  2. Roberta Zuschlag Hunt Roberta Zuschlag Hunt
    March 18, 2017    

    Many years ago think I was 15, I went with Janet, Emery and their family to Conneaut Lake for a week. I went to help with the kids and had a wonderful time and experience. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Charles Maietta Charles Maietta
    March 19, 2017    

    Tom, So sorry for your loss.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 19, 2017    

    Emery and family,
    So sorry for your loss. It was not too many years ago we admired her coming to the dome at Thiel and walking around the circle for exercise so she could get ready to golf. We remember hearing of the sibling rivalry between her and Dick and the ‘last of the Mohicans’. We are sure she will be missed. We extend sympathy to your family as well asl from Shirley. Jerry and Janet Harpst.

  5. Donnie and Judy Kellar Donnie and Judy Kellar
    March 19, 2017    

    Emery and Family,

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Eddie White (Class of 72) Eddie White (Class of 72)
    March 20, 2017    

    Tom & Family,

    I trust that it is a comfort to know that so many of your classmates are praying for all of you during this time of loss. I pray that God will draw all of you closer to Him and bless you with the gift of His presence.

  7. Diane Zuschlag Potter Diane Zuschlag Potter
    March 20, 2017    

    I have fond memories of Janet. Always thought she was so pretty. I spent a little time a summer or two when I was young and always had so much fun- Charlotte and I were about the same age. I am so sorry for your loss – praying for comfort and courage at this difficult time. Hoping the wonderful memories bring smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts.

  8. Lydia Bordelon Lydia Bordelon
    March 20, 2017    

    So Sorry to hear about Ms. Janet’s passing.
    she was such a nice woman and i am sure that she will be missed by all that knew her.
    I am praying for strength at this difficult time.

  9. Marian Catalano Ream Marian Catalano Ream
    March 21, 2017    

    You and your family are in my thoughts now and in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss.

  10. The Munchrath Family The Munchrath Family
    March 22, 2017    

    Richard & Elaine,

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. We will remember you and your family in our prayers. God Bless You.

    The Munchrath Family – Marvin and Sue, Greg & Alison, Dwight & Jill, Laurie & Henry

  11. Ava Hyde Ava Hyde
    March 22, 2017    

    Richard, so sorry for your loss, although John Hyde is smiling. She had a wonderful life and a beautiful family. My prayers are with you and yours. Ava Hyde

  12. Kristy Carofino Kristy Carofino
    March 23, 2017    

    Charlotte, I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  13. Silke and Axel Zuschlag Silke and Axel Zuschlag
    March 23, 2017    

    So sorry for your loss. We will never forget Janet’s kindness, generosity and hospitality. May she rest in peace.

  14. Linda Moore Linda Moore
    March 25, 2017    

    John I was so sorry to hear about your mother. I know this is a very hard and emotional time for you as I recently lost my mother. Know my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

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