OAKWOOD VLG. – Philip Janki, age 72, of Oakwood Village, passed away Aug. 20, 2021, at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
Phil was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Solon. He came from a family of seven.
He married Kathleen Stanton on Dec. 23, 1975. They had eight children, four boys and four girls: Phil, Michele, Cheryl, Kim, Pat, Clare, Peter and Paul.
Phil served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He was the beloved companion of Patricia Justice; loving father of Philip (Amanda), Michele (Jeff) Zamecnik, Cheryl (Jeremy) Hilton, Kim (Kevin) Rees, Patrick (Tiffany), Clare (Chris) McHugh, Peter (Stephanie Peng) and Paul; dearest grandfather of nine; dear brother of Kathleen (Terry) Bryce, Chuck (Marge) Janki, Mary Jane Janki, Fran (Dick) Innes, Robbie (Coy) Simpson and Bernie (Mike) Higgins.
Phil owned a car wash in Chester Township called “Phil’s Auto and Van Wash.” He worked seven days a week and worked very hard. He took his business to heart and loved all of his customers. He knew everyone’s names; he was known around Chesterland by everyone.
All his children worked for him throughout the years. He owned the car wash for 30 years and then sold it. And continued to work for several years at Schwebel‘s bread company. Finally, a few years ago he retired.
He loved to watch NASCAR racing on Sunday. And sometimes a good Browns game and always the 5 o’clock news.
Always loved giving the thumbs up!
Cremation took place.
Friends received at St. John Funeral Home, 923 Broadway Ave., Bedford, 1 mile west of the Forbes-Broadway exit on I-271, on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, from 2-5 p.m., with a closing service at 5 p.m.