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Janet Graham Olson Tovo (Gritz)

July 24, 1939 - August 30, 2021

Janet Graham Olson Tovo (Gritz) was born on July 24, 1939 and died on August 30, 2021. She was the only child of Molly Graham Olson and Albert L. Olson. Janet grew up in various mid-western states. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and earned two graduate degrees: a Masters of Social Science from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and a Master of Art from University of Delaware in School Psychology. Janet worked for over 30 years as a clinical social worker.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Gritz; her three children, Aaron Tovo of Minneapolis, MN, Nick Tovo of Newark, and Mira Tovo of Newark; and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Tatiana, and Coco.

A remembrance service for family and friends will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road, Newark, DE.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to the Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center, 921 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE, 19711, or online by clicking here.


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6 Condolences for Janet Graham Olson Tovo (Gritz)

  • Aunt Jan will be deeply missed by her family especially my Uncle Michael. May she Rest In Peace and know she was loved.

  • Mike,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Even though it is expected it never feels right. You were a loving caregiver, and that takes something I know. Wishing the days forward will sooth you with friends and people who care. Come back to the UUFN fellowship, there is an instant community there waiting for you. We love you and miss you. Grieving is a funny thing, I believe Janet will always be a part of you. She is always there to visit in you memories. Peace and love Nancy Plummer

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike, and your family.

  • I remember her and her hospitality and that of every one of you. You must celebrate her life, indeed as I am sure you will with the passage of time.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and the children and grandchildren of your beloved wife Janet. God bless all.

  • Im sorry too hear your moms passed me and my mom are close and it hurt when she had her stroke.