Remembering a longtime Owl, Janet Carruth

Janet Carruth, esteemed assistant secretary of the Temple University Board of Trustees, passed away Saturday.  She was 63.

Carruth served the university with honor and pride for nearly 35 years before retiring in 2016, President Richard M. Englert said. She held several roles, but she will be most remembered as the assistant secretary to the Board of Trustees, he noted.

“Anyone who worked with Janet will never forget her tireless attention to detail,” Englert said. “It’s also true that Janet treated everyone with the same respect no matter their station or role at the university.”

“Janet had a deep and abiding love for Temple, and especially the people at the university who often worked long hours out of the limelight,” said Trustee Chair Patrick J. O’Connor.

Englert noted that Carruth is one of several Temple leaders the university has lost in the last several months, joining Peter Liacouras and David Adamany. “While we mourn, we take heart in knowing that the Temple they helped build will continue to serve its mission as they desired,” he said.

There will be a visitation at McIlvane Funeral Home, 3711 Midvale Ave. in Philadelphia, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, followed by a service at 7:30. Donations in Carruth’s memory may be made to St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center, 4401 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia.