Janice L. Schaffer Bishop

Bishop Janice

Full Name
Janice L. Bishop

Date of Birth
Saturday, April 7th, 1945

Date of Death
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


Janice L. Schaffer Bishop, age 74, of Erie, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in her home surrounded by family.

She was born on August 7, 1945, in Ellwood City, Pa., daughter of the late Julia Ann Vestrocy Schaffer and the late Frank Peter Schaffer.

Janice graduated from Riverside High School and was a stay at home mom. She was a loving, generous grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Bishop Sr. in 2005, a sister, Julia Ann Schaffer, a brother, Richard Schaffer, a granddaughter, Kelly Skarupski, and three great-grandchildren.

Janice is survived by five daughters, Cherie Bishop of Fairview; Laurie Bishop Witt (David), Julia Sweeney, and Denise Bishop, all of Erie; Diane Hanes (Gary) of Wattsburg; a son, James A. Bishop, Jr. (Sherrie) of Union City; three brothers, Frank Schaffer (Mary), David Schaffer (Sue) and Albert Schaffer, all of Ellwood City.  She is further survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her dog Honey and cat Tigger.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, national guidelines have limited public gatherings so funeral services will be private, with burial at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home, 2532 Norcross Road, Erie, PA 16510.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16502.

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