Mrs. Mary Jane Urenovitch
Mrs. Mary Jane "Jane" Urenovitch went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 8, 2013. Jane, as many friends and family members called her, resided with her loving husband of 53 years, Dr. Joe Urenovitch of Hometown.
She was a good, kind-hearted woman who loved to laugh, had limitless energy, and shouldered any burden without complaint.
She was affectionately called "Mom-Mom" and was first with a card or note or just a little gift to brighten the day of her family and friends. Mom-Mom always led by example in everything she did, whether it was working for the Bell Telephone Company; keeping her home; raising children; or just being caring and loving. She was the neighborhood "mom," always the first to drive the carpool, shuttle everyone to the pool, or buy the needed baseball so the game could go on.Jane was very proud of all her children and grandchildren. She gave her family and friends unconditional and joyous love, always there to celebrate accomplishments or offer a hand, shoulder, and hug when needed. She taught us the meaning of unselfishness, patience, and how to be a family. Above all, Jane cherished her husband and time spent with her family.
- Jane was a great wife and partner, mother, grandmother, friend, and caregiver.
Her legacy most definitely will include being an avid community volunteer, supporter of numerous charities, and tireless worker. She was instrumental in reviving the Tamaqua Little League Baseball program of the 1970s and was even one of the program's first female coaches. She was a booster and volunteer for cheerleading, football, basketball, and volleyball teams. She was also involved with the Girl Scouts. She just never could say no and was always quick to help a friend or an organization in need, like the time she filled the vacant secretary post at St. Richard Church, Barnesville, Pa., that lasted for many years.
Jane loved to play the piano, bridge, create ceramics, and plan family events.
She was a 1955 graduate of Hazleton High School.
Jane will be greatly missed by the community, her loving husband, and their four children, Sharon Rehatchek and her husband, Carl, Lori Boughton, and her husband, David, Joseph J. Urenovitch, and his wife, Kristine, and Michael Urenovitch, and his wife, Lisa.
She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Kyle and Kasey Rehatchek, Joseph A., Grant, Grace and Jackson Urenovitch, Chloe and Cassidy Boughton and Faith Urenovitch.
Also surviving are a sister, Patricia Belfie; and a niece and god-daughter, Christina Sipler, and her children, Tyler and Olivia.
She was also preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Mildred Walsh of Hazleton.
She leaves behind an extended family of friends and acquaintances, all touched by her kindness and generosity.
Service: Celebratory Mass 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, St. Richard Catholic Church, Barnesville. Contributions in her name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or the church. Arrangements by Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Online guestbook can be signed at www.zrgfuneralhomes.com.
Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
500 East Broad Street Tamaqua, PA 18252
Published in Times News on May 10, 2013