Janet E. Cleaver
August 22, 1950 - November 6, 2023
Janet E. Cleaver, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on August 22, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Dominick F. and Gertrude E. (Wilkinson) Vavala. Janet was a graduate of Christiana High School with the class of 1968. She worked as a volunteer coordinator at the University of Delaware Concessions with Aramark Services.
In her spare time, Janet enjoyed going fishing or bowling. She could often be found relaxing with a good book or admiring her Koi Pond. When her children were growing up, Janet was quite involved in all of their extracurricular and school activities. She spent countless hours volunteering to assist their teams. Above all, Janet cherished making memories at family gatherings and vacations, and doting on her two Doodles.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Dunlap. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles L. Cleaver; siblings, Dominick Vavala and Marie Stonebraker; children, Matthew Cleaver (Joanne) and Michael Cleaver (Kalyn); and grandchildren, William Cleaver, Charlotte Cleaver, Colson Cleaver, and Bryson Cleaver.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s memory, on behalf of her grandson, Colson, to the Spina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley, 6935 Airport Highway Lane, Office 1, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 or online by clicking here.