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Janet D. Scheler, a retired data processing supervisor and a longtime Hamilton resident, died Nov. 3 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 77.

Janet Darmody was born in Franklin, Ohio, and settled with her family in the city's Gwynns Falls neighborhood in 1940.

After graduating from Seton High School in 1950, she went to work in data processing at the American Can Co.

She worked as a data-processing supervisor for 23 years for Pittsburgh Plate and Glass until retiring in 1994.

"Ms. Scheler was a counselor and confidante of numerous neighborhood young people in the Hamilton area," said Bill Driscoll, a former son-in-law. "She also was a loyal Baltimorean who enjoyed her crabs and National Bohemian beer."

Mrs. Scheler, who family member said was a "news junkie," also enjoyed keeping up with current events and crossword puzzles.

Services were held Friday.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Driscoll and Mary Scheler, both of Towson, and Anita Ruck of Tavernier, Fla.; four granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Her marriage to William Scheler ended in divorce.

- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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