Jeanne N. Dabich, 98, of Annville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Lebanon Valley Home. She was the wife of the late Semo B. Dabich, who passed away in 1990.
Jeanne was born in Reading, PA on Aug. 24, 1922, to the late George S. and Carrie (Fryermuth) Brown. She was a 1939 Lebanon High School graduate. She worked for Bell of PA and Indiantown Gap Military Reservation as a telephone operator and as an office worker at Levitz Furniture Store in Lebanon. Following her graduation from Bryland Beauty School, she began her career as a beautician in 1948 at her husband’s beauty shop, Beauty by Semo. They worked together until selling the business in 1986. Jeanne retired as a stylist at age 81, after 55 years as a hairdresser. She was a member of St. Mark’s UCC and was very active with the Holy Resurrection of Christ Serbian Orthodox Church, both in Lebanon. She was a long-time member of the Lebanon County Choral Society. She was an accomplished seamstress, vocalist, pianist, music lover, reader, and volunteer at The Lebanon Valley Home. Jeanne’s family was extremely important to her and she was the matriarch of the family. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all those who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Natalie D. Bailey, and her husband, Michael, of Somers Point, NJ, Thomas M. Dabich, and his wife, Joan, of Harrisburg, PA, five grandchildren, Meredith Bailey, and her husband, Nicholas Faccenda, of West Mifflin, PA, Courtney O’Gara, and her husband, Colin, of Montrose, NY, Alexis Guszick, and her husband, Stephen, III, of Harrisburg, PA, Vanessa Dabich, and her husband, Michael Cortinas, of Milburn, NJ, Nicholas Dabich, of Philadelphia, PA, and seven great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her sister, Ruth Anne Zimmerman, of Denver, CO, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Louise Moody.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mark’s UCC, 426 N. 8th St., Lebanon, PA 17046, Lebanon Valley Home, Benevolent Fund, 550 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003, or Annville Free Library, 216 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003.