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Janis M. Barrick

October 17, 1956 March 31, 2021
Janis M. Barrick
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Janis Marie Barrick, 64, died on Wednesday March 31, 2021 in her home in Oak Park, IL after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jan was born on October 17, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Walter and Delores (Nardi) Vavrina. She had been a long time resident of Oak Park for almost 40 years with her late husband James and their three children. Janis worked as a technology specialist for School District 97 in Oak Park for many years before retiring in 2011.
In retirement, she spent time with family and friends, practiced yoga, went to dance classes, and worked part time at the Good Earth Greenhouse as gardening and plants were a lifelong passion of hers. Jan was the beloved mother to one daughter, Sara and her fiance Jeff Zuffrano, and two sons, Adam and Aaron. She also leaves behind two brothers, James and Richard, and their wives Linda and Eileen, as well as three nieces and nephews, Richie, Stephanie, and Jonathan. A memorial celebration will be held at her son, Adam’s backyard 2458 S 3rd Ave North Riverside, IL 60546 on Sunday April 11, 2021 from 12-2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society (

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