Mary Jane Yanzetich, age 97 of Greensburg and formerly of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in St. Anne's Home in Greensburg. Born April 28, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Barbara (Rendulich) Prebeg.
A member of St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport, Mary Jane was a seamstress, working on the Tamburitzan costumes and active in her Croatian heritage. She was a member of CFU Lodge #3 in McKeesport, a member of the former Sacred Heart Church in McKeesport, its Christian Mothers, and an officer in its PTA. Mary Jane was also the chairman of the Croatian Group at the very first International Village in Renzie Park. She was preceded in death by her husband Evan R. Yanzetich and her brother Stephen Prebeg. Mary Jane is survived by her daughter Bernice Yanzetich of Elizabeth Twp. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Voida officiating. Burial will take place, time to be determined, in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Cambria County. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published December 27, 2016.