Janet Karp Recht passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of 62 years of Weirton, WV, attorney Arthur J. Recht; devoted mother of Scott (Jaime) Recht of Rockville, MD; Elisa Recht Marlin of Pittsburgh, PA; Jodie (Steven) Krasnick of Huntington Woods, MI; and Steven (Geri) Recht of Upper St. Clair, PA. Loving grandma of Bruce and Jason Recht; Daniel, Barry, and Zachary Marlin; Ellie, Marla, and Evan Krasnick; and Jacob, Sydney, and Rayna Recht. Sister-in-law of the late Rose (the late Harry) Hausman, Sally (the late David) Hearst, the late Allan (the late Florence) Recht, Ruth (the late Edward Rubenstein and the late Charles) Levenson, and Florence (the late Jack) Heyison. Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Janet was born in Steubenville, Ohio, to Morris Karp and Pearl Rothstein Karp. A graduate of East Liverpool High School, she attended The Ohio State University, where she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and graduated with an education degree. She was a proud Buckeye alumna and fan throughout her life. Janet taught in the Alikana, Ohio, school district from 1953-1955. Janet was a Life Member of Hadassah, and member of Beth Israel Synagogue of Weirton, B'nai Israel Synagogue of Steubenville, Temple Beth Israel of Steubenville, and most recently Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. Her benevolence extended to many organizations and individuals. Janet enjoyed traveling, cooking, music, reading, and spending time with family. She was a longtime patron of the arts, including Pittsburgh Public Theater, City Theater, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Recht family would like to thank Janet's medical staff and the Right at Home caregivers April, Kim, Cindi, Kristie, Cheyenne, Tammy, Mercedes and Teresa for their loving care of Janet. Services and interment will be held on Monday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at B'nai Israel Cemetery of Steubenville. Contributions in memory of Janet may be made to Hadassah, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, the Jewish Association on Aging of Pittsburgh, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Mr. Recht & family: ….my prayers and thoughts are with you & family. May Almighty God be near you & family during this sad time.

    blessings, Penny Dotson

    once your part time secretary.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    ~The Law Offices of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio & Simon~

  3. Steve & Mr. Recht,

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. I\’m so sorry to hear about your loss. May the passage of time bring you comfort and solace.

    Joel Recht

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