The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 14, 2014

Shirley Talbert Janoska had a marketing career

Monday, April 14, 2014 — Shirley Talbert Janoska, 64, of Delray Beach, Fla. passed away on April 5, 2014.

Shirley was born to the late Carl and Pauline Talbert on November 17, 1949, in Newport, R.I. She was raised in Albemarle, N.C. and graduated from Western Carolina University in 1971.  

Her first job was in real estate sales with the Sea Pines Company in Hilton Head, S.C. She lived in Hilton Head, S.C. for 10 years, and moved to San Francisco, Calif. in 1981 to work with the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

During her 20 years in San Francisco, Calif., Shirley’s career flourished. She worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Rossi Hotel Group, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Resort Design Group and

While in San Francisco, Shirley met the love of her life, Laszlo Janoska. They were married in 1994 and moved to Delray Beach, Fla. in 2001.

During her first seven years in Delray Beach, Fla., Shirley served as the Director of Marketing Distribution for Historic Hotels of America, a travel program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  

Shirley’s most recent position was Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Palm Beach County, Inc. While in this position, she received her credentials as a Certified Destination Management Executive and Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive, which is the industry’s highest educational achievement.  

Even with a very successful career, Shirley was, first and foremost, a loving wife, a supportive sister and aunt and a compassionate friend.  

Shirley is survived by her husband, Laszlo Janoska of Delray Beach, Fla.; and her two siblings, Larry Talbert and his wife Rosemary LoCastro Talbert and Linda Talbert Rogers and her husband Danny Rogers, all of Albemarle, N.C. She is also survived by four nieces, one grandniece and two grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 E. Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

 A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33483.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. May 10, 2014, at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 416 N. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

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