Loving, fun, joyful, generous, adventuresome — those are just some of the reasons her family and friends cherished Jeanné Georgette (Heid) Bereznicki, 76, of Mt. Lebanon, who was taken into the presence of her beloved Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on Monday, September 20, 2021. A 1962 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, Jeanné worked as office manager and executive assistant at Kossman Development Company for over 40 years, retiring — as much a family member as an employee — in 2014. Jeanné celebrated her faith as a born-again Christian through her beautiful, alto singing voice. She performed, as a soloist and in groups, at her home church, South Hills Bible Chapel, McMurray, as well as in many places throughout the eastern United States. She was a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries for many years and was still processing mail-in exams for Life’s Key prison ministries as of June. A multitasker before the term was coined, Jeanné was always on the go. She was delighted to spend time with friends and family to laugh, dine, hear music, or just enjoy each other’s company. She loved the fellowship of her chapel family as well as her bevy of friends and “chums”, many of whom she’d known since high school. Jeanné loved to explore new places and re-visit her favorites, especially Puerto Rico and Northern California. She enjoyed baseball (Go Bucs!), Scrabble, Jeopardy, Judge Judy, Masterpiece Mystery, George Gershwin, kitties, Friendly’s ice cream, and chocolate. Loved ones who preceded her to Glory include her husband, William “Bill” Bereznicki; two sisters, Margie (Heid) Williams and Heidi Heid; her parents, George and Margaret (Raynak) Heid; and her partner, Dennis Ross. She is survived by her daughters, Kim (Stanske) Quish, of Mt. Lebanon; and Jeanné (Bereznicki) Costopoulos, of Siesta Key, FL; her brothers, George, of Aspinwall; Bill, of Allendale, VA; and Jim, of Albion, CA; her grandchildren, Maggie and Conall Quish; 5 nephews and nieces; and many grandnieces and grandnephews who affectionately knew her as “Auntie Grandma”. A celebration of her life and faith will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church, 1207 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228. The service will also be live-streamed at http://beverlyheights.org/live. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Life’s Key, P.O. Box 98100, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.
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