Janice Lee Colasardo

Janice Lee Colasardo

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  1. I\’m shocked and dismayed I am finding out so late my favorite cousin has passed on. Fortunately I spend time visiting Jan when she was living with my father George in Arizona. It was a delight to be able to visit both family members together. I have such fond memories of Jan, we spent so many Christmas celebrations at her home with our big family. I recall hanging out with my cousins in her room listening to her records, many I had not heard before. When Jan worked at Northrup she arranged a super secret visit for me to see all the new planes being built. Since Jan moved back to LA I lost track and now feel bad I wasn\’t able to keep in touch. God speed Jan, you will be with your family again in lasting peace.

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JANICE LEE COLASARDO November 12, 1949 - August 14, 2015 Janice Lee Colasardo was born to Dorothy and Carlo Colasardo (both deceased) in Los Angeles CA, where she spent the majority of her life, living from 2001 to 2006 in the Phoenix AZ area. Jan attended Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles Valley College and California State University at Northridge, where she graduated with degrees in Journalism and Geography. Jan worked most of her career at Northrop Grumman Corporation and Vought Aircraft Industries in a variety of capacities. Jan was a voracious reader and avid learner. She enjoyed concerts, movies, museums, discovering new and offbeat restaurants and shops, and she loved to travel. She especially loved New Mexico and the Native American culture and food. She also dearly loved her dog Lucy. Jan is survived by sisters, nieces, cousins and her close friends Margaret, Jaynee and Lynda, who will miss her so much and will cherish all the good times and the great laughs we had.

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  1. Jan was my friend for 47 years. She was a mixture of generosity, goofiness, and stubbornness. Our “gang” had a lot of fun through the years, including trips to Big Sur, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Canada. We were season seat holders of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team for years and had lots of fun with that!
    In Jan’s last years it was heartbreaking to see her getting sicker and sicker. The spark inside her was going out, and even though every thing that could be done to make her better was done, she couldn’t recover. I love Jan, I miss her, but I am so happy that she doesn’t have to suffer anymore. Thanks, my friend, for all the good times!

  2. My best friend of nearly 50 years…what fun we had together! Meeting that night at the Cocoanut Grove all those years ago, who knew what would be in store. All the shows at the Troubadour and the car chases afterwards. All the baseball games and hockey games up and down California. Experiencing the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco and trying to find a flight out to anywhere the next day. Taking turns choosing movies to see and sitting through some truly awful ones. Going to pow wows and eating fry bread and Navajo tacos. Barbeques at your house with the rest of us taking bets what time we’d finally eat. Road trips to everywhere, Pixley midgets with shopping carts and invisible jackrabbits. Driving around Santa Fe forever looking for our rented house because we didn’t know what a coyote fence was. Meeting Chicken Boy. Finally finding the spot where Ansel Adams shot Moonrise, Hernandez NM. All the interesting museums, cool shops and great restaurants we found. You were always up for trying something new. Most of all, I will miss laughing hysterically until we cried. It was my privilege to be your friend…I will miss you like crazy.

  3. Jan was our (my sister’s & cousins’) favorite person hands down when we were growing up. I remember hanging out in her room Christmas Eve with all of the kids, waiting until midnight to open all of the gifts. She kept us all awake playing her amazing LP’s and just having fun! I am so thankful for her friend Linda who has been there for her in so many ways all of these years.

  4. Oh Jan1, so many good memories of our friendship that began in 1980. I remember when you found out Mr Goodbar was my favorites I’d find them stashed away in my file cabinet. Our outings at City Walk, hanging out at BB Kings. The Harbor Cruise with all the girls. But best of all was your 40th BDAY bash at the Knights of Columbus in Redondo Beach. Since we knew how much you hated ” Have a nice day” along with “Smiley Happy Faces” of course this was the theme of the surprise party! I would have never known what “Pink Dot” was if not for you…lol. You were such a fun loving person! Nothing but fond memories of you my friend. RIP.
    Your friend, Jan 2

  5. My husband Garry remembers Janice Lee fondly growing up
    in LA with her & attending family gatherings. He remembers her as such a sweetheart & a funny, kind person. I met Jan only a handful of times & it definitely was not enough. She always made me laugh. We wish we could have spent more time with her.

    Garry & Kathy Colasardo

  6. Jan, I love you, and you will be missed. Meeting you way back in 1980, and a co-worker at Northrop Grumman. I will always remember that once you found out that I liked Christian Dior lip stick (red) but did not want to pay the $20 a tube, you would surprise me from time to time with a brand new tube. And of course you gave it from your heart and would not accept money for anything. I also remember, when I had a broken finger nail, you would get out that crazy glue and fix it for me. The perfect fix! I\’m glad Janet & I was able to see you just a few years ago. We had fun talking about the 80\’s. I miss you.
    Love Carol

  7. Oh Jan, I haven’t seen you in so many years, but have thought of you frequently. You were in the ‘order writing’ group when we met, and always there to help, lend a hand or just brighten the day with your friendly smile. We worked hard, and played hard back then and will always remember those happy days with such fondness. Rest in peace our friend, you will missed ’œ

  8. Jan, you will be missed. You were always so funny. I remember our outing to Farmer’s Market almost weekly and all the laughs with the Northrop girls. You were a love. Rest in Peace and know you will never be forgotten.

  9. Jan, I met you when I started in the Recon group. You were one of those crazy order writer’s that I soon became friends with! Wow, did all of us have a good time! Your surprise 40th was the best! Remember my cousin Fedrick from Sweden! He was the talk of the party! But the best was all of our Vegas trips! Never a dull moment! You were truly loved by many because you had a heart of gold! We will miss you! Rest in peace!

  10. Dear Jan, I wish I had known you were in the hospital. I would have been at your side. I love you like a sister. You were so much a part of my family. ( Go find mom. She has a mini pumpkin for you) I will never forget the yearly trips to Vegas. The weekly dinners you made for me to see how much garlic I could stand and of course just your friendship. Rest in piece. Love always Tina Sahli. P.S I hear Tom Pretty is making a special appearance at pearly gate #8. I hear they need a bar back.

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