Janet F. Perna

Janet F. Perna 81 of Ransomville entered into rest on Friday November 30, 2018 at Niagara Hospice House.Born in Lockport, NY on June 21, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. and the late Laura Nighwander Pless. Janet graduated from Lockport High School class of 1955. She worked for Herbert W. Pless Co. as a printer assistant for 10 years then as a bus driver with Ransomville Bus Lines for 15 years where she was affectionately known as the German General. Janet was a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church and she was an avid poetry writer.


Surviving is her sister; Susan Pax; three grandchildren, Regan, Grant, Danyelle; one great grandchild, Rhys and her friend Louis Tall. Janet is predeceased by three husbands Bob Porter, Arthur Smiley and Carmen Perna; Two son’s Dann and Bruce Porter and her brother Gary Pless.


Family and friends may call on TUESDAY (Dec,04) from 11AM-1PM at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home immediately following at 1:00PM with Rev. David Duke officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Cambria, NY.


In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to American Diabetes Assoc., WNY Chapter, 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or American Heart Assoc., PO Bline registry.ox 3049, Syracuse, NY 13270-3049.