Mark W Janton (69) passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday February 18, 2021 after a 2-year fight against cancer. Mark was the eldest of seven children, born to William and Anne (Spencer Maguire) in Ann Arbor, MI on March 17 , 1951.
Mark is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Voit), his four children, Dawn Abbamondi (Michael), Jennifer McEvoy (Brian), Bryan (Jeanne), and Nicole Flynn (Christopher), ten grandchildren Isabella, Ethan, Sofia, Daniel, Keara, Cole, Mackenzie, Eryn, Kathleen and Thomas as well as 5 of his siblings, Christopher, E. Renee, Annette, Matthew and Maura (Cock). His brother Gregory preceded him in death. Mark and Kathy were high school sweethearts, best friends, and husband and wife for over 52 years.
Mark was honored to serve with Boonton Kiwanis Club First Aid Squad and Boonton Fire Department starting in 1971. He served as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief, Chief (94-95) and Chief Driver for Maxfield Hose and Engine Company #1 aka The Workhorse. Mark continued to answer the call even after being classified exempt from duty.
He was always happiest surrounded by his family and everyone was always welcome at his home, on vacation, or getting together at the beach. He was a kid at heart his entire life and known for his puns, Dad jokes and telling long stories of antics with his family and friends that made you laugh until you cried - he would join you, too! He owned his own HVAC contracting business, serving loyal customers since 1983. He continued to answer their calls talking them through phone support when he was not able to make repairs in person - he never wanted anyone to be without heat or hot water.
He loved rock and roll (a drummer forever), antique cars, weekend motorcycle rides, watching NASCAR or the NY Yankees. He believed strongly in firearm safety as a proud lifetime member of the NRA and ANJRPC. He believed that any job was worth doing well and always told his apprentices (including his children) to leave the job site cleaner than when you arrived.
Please join his family in celebrating his life and his memory at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 910 Birch Street, Boonton, NJ 07005 for a Catholic funeral mass on Saturday, February 27 at 11AM. Viewing and Fire Company Honor Guard Services will be held at Dangler, Lewis and Carey Funeral Home, 312 West Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005 on Friday, February 26 from 6 until 8PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to Boonton Fire Department Scholarship Fund, Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad or the NRA in his name.
Due to Covid - 19 restrictions, wearing of a mask and social distancing is mandatory in the Funeral Home and Church.