Janine Saputo was a long time resident of Oakland Township. She was active in our Township as a Planning Commission member and a member of Oakland Township’s Historical Society. Janine recently passed away.
What follows is an article that was published in the September 11, 2017 Community Lifestyles newspaper.
“The Oakland Township Historical Society announces the “Repeat Performance of the Heritage Exhibit Series” to be viewed this fall at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. This exhibit is dedicated to the life and legacy of Janine Saputo, a long time resident and volunteer in Oakland Township.
Saputo had many passions, but close to her heart was historic preservation. In her 18 years of service on the Oakland Township Planning Commission, she offered her reasoned and thoughtful study of township expansion, always with an eye on history.
Saputo also served on the Histori District Commission for 16 years, four of those as its Chairman.
Upon moving to Oakland Township in the 1980’s, Saputo and husband Chuck joint the OT Historical Society. Saputo proceeded to volunteer for not only Board positions, but every event and activity that the Society sponsored.
Her volunteer efforts included co-chairing the three exhibits that will be highlighted at this display. The “Repeat Performance” will be open weekly, and docents will be on hand on the weekends, noon to 4 p.m., now through October 29th.”
I worked with Janine on the Planning Commission for years. She was a valuable asset to our Township. She will be missed by all those who knew her. ALL Oakland Township residents have and will continue to benefit from the years of service and legacy she gave to our Township.