The Schooleys Mountain Fire Protection Association announces the final alarm for Past Chief Frank Janas. The Washington Township Fire Department pays tribute and wishes to express it's thanks for a job well done.

Past Chief Frank Janas
June 20, 1925 - February 2, 2005


Francis A. 'Frank' Janas
Published in the Daily Record on 02/04/2005.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - Francis A. "Frank" Janas died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 in Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Clare's Hospital/Dover. He was 79.

Born June 20, 1925 in Garfield, he had resided in the Pleasant Grove section of Washington Township for about 70 years.

Originally a farm-worker, Mr. Janas was employed for many years as a driver for Welsh Farms Creamery. Most recently, he worked for more than 20 years with the Morris County Roads Department.

He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church.

He served on the Schooley's Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in various capacities, including chief.

In his earlier years, he called square dances at the firehouse. He was also involved in stock car racing in Flemington and in Nazareth, Pa.

Always willing to lend a hand to friends and strangers alike, Mr. Janas will remain in the memories of many.

He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Evelyn (Wood) Janas, who died in 2001; and by his parents, Frank G. and Mary E. (Wurtsch) Janas.

Surviving are his son, Frank G. Janas and his wife, Pamela, of Concord, N.C.; his twin brother, Howard Janas; three grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, with a funeral service at 2 p.m.

Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.