Janet Zsebedics was a loving wife, devoted mother, and dedicated nurse who touched the hearts of everyone she encountered. She peacefully passed away at her residence on September 28, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and warmth. Born on January 25, 1940, in Westminster, Maryland to Urban and Louise Bowman, Janet's journey of love and service will forever be remembered.
Janet's career began as a Registered Nurse at the local hospital. However, her dedication to family led her to take a break when she welcomed her first child, Gregory Scott Zsebedics. Just thirteen months later, their daughter Lisa Marie Zsebedics graced their lives. Janet chose to stay at home and care for her growing family until they reached middle school. At that point in her life, she returned to work as a school nurse until her early 50s when she decided to retire completely.
Throughout her life, Janet cherished the moments spent with loved ones. Family gatherings were always treasured events for her, especially those spent at the Magothy Beach house during the summers. Her passion for capturing memories led her to create over 50 photo albums throughout the years. Additionally, Janet was an active member of a Homemakers Club during the early years—a club that met monthly and allowed her to unleash her creativity through various arts and crafts.
Education played an essential role in Janet's life as well. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the esteemed University of Delaware—an accomplishment that she held dear to her heart.
Janet had various hobbies and interests that brought joy into her life. Reading was one of her favorite pastimes alongside engaging in any crafty activity she could find. For years, she painstakingly handcrafted all their Christmas cards—a gesture that radiated thoughtfulness and love towards friends and family. Sewing was another skill Janet possessed masterfully; she could sew just about anything. Her baking talents were equally remarkable, as she delighted in creating mouthwatering sweets, cookies, and cakes. Tropical fish and flowers held a special place in her heart, and Janet often sought out the vibrant beauty of aquariums during their many trips. One destination that held particular significance was Myrtle Beach, SC, where they vacationed at least once a year.
Janet's proudest accomplishments extended beyond her career and hobbies. In her senior year of high school, she met the love of her life, Laszlo Zsebedics. After graduating from the University of Delaware, they were married and embarked on countless adventures together. Their shared love for travel took them all around the world—Europe being a frequent destination; Hawaii held a particularly special place in Janet's heart as she often dreamed of moving there one day. Alongside international journeys, they also enjoyed riverboat cruises and exploring various corners of the United States.
During retirement, Janet and Laszlo remained active members of their community by attending their local athletic center regularly. It was here that Janet formed a bond with a group of older ladies who were lovingly referred to as "The Gray Haired Ladies."
Janet's kind spirit will be deeply missed by her surviving family and friends. She is survived by her son Gregory Scott Zsebedics and his wife Jennifer S. Zsebedics, who blessed Janet with three loving grandchildren—Brittani Fahrman and her husband Michael, Abigail M. Zsebedics, Ella M. Zsebedics, as well as Brittani's three children: Sienna, Gemma, and Laszlo.
Janet's memory will be honored at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church located at 915 E Watersville Rd in Mount Airy, MD 21771. The visitation will take place on October 6th, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a celebration of life ceremony at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.
Janet Zsebedics was a remarkable woman—a nurse whose care and love extended beyond the boundaries of her profession. Her warmth, creativity, and dedication to her family will continue to inspire all those who had the privilege of knowing her. As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember Janet for the indelible mark she left on this world and hold dear the memories we shared with her. May she rest in eternal peace.