GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Janet L Cretella, 90 of Girard, passed on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Janet was born January 16, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Edward L. and Gertrude (Thomas) Clark.

Janet was a member of Girard First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of Lydia Circle. She was also a member of the Sweet Adelines and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Janet was a wonderful baker, especially her cakes and was known as the “Cake Lady”. Her greatest joy in life was her children and especially her grandchildren, whom she always baby sat for and never missed any of their events that they participated in.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Lori (Greg) Cook and Jody (Bill) Billeck, both of Girard; daughter-in-law, Denise Cretella of Girard; grandchildren, TJ McKnight, Jordan M. Rader, Clark S. Cretella, Jr., Lindsay A. Rader, Kyle J. Cretella, Carrie Damon, Kaylee J. Cretella and Jillian L. Billeck and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Janet is preceded in death by her husband, John Cretella, who died December 26, 1980; sons, Clark Cretella, Sr. and John L. Cretella, Jr. and her sister, Norma M. Gransee.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Girard First United Methodist Church, where family and friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Janet will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery next to her husband.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Blackstone Funeral Home. To send any expressions of sympathy to the family visit

A television tribute will air Thursday, September 1, at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.