Family Memorializes Mother
With Donation of "Cheer Chair"

A special cheer chair was presented in memory of Jeanne Kaczorowski who brightened the lives of the residents at Kane Regional Center for twenty-seven years.

From left to right: Irene Kaczorowski, Audrey Mazon,
Paul Kaczorowski, and Zachary Bombich

Three days a week for twenty-seven years (over 4,000 days) Jeanne Kaczorowski brightened the lives of the residents at Kane Regional Center. She had a special fondness for those who were especially frail, sick, or troubled. She helped at bingo and escorted residents to chapel or on outings.

In 1974 Jeanne began volunteering at old Kane Hospital in Scott Township after she retired from 22 years with the W.T. Grant store on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh. In 1984 she moved to the newly opened Glen Hazel. In the year 2000 the National Senior Companion Program, representing over 250 programs nationwide, recognized Jeanne as the "Senior Companion of the Year" for her volunteer work at Kane.

From left to right - Jeanne Kaczorowski's daughter, Audrey Mazon, Glen Hazel Volunteer Coordinator, Gwen Baugh-Conlin, and Jeanne Kaczorowski's son, Paul Kaczorowski
From left to right: Jeanne Kaczorowski's daughter, Audrey Mazon,
Glen Hazel Volunteer Coordinator, Gwen Baugh-Conlin, and
Jeanne Kaczorowski's son, Paul Kaczorowski

Mrs. Kaczorowski passed away on October 3, 2003 at age ninety.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2003 a special "cheer chair" was presented in her memory to Glen Hazel Volunteer Coordinator, Gwen Baugh-Conlin. Jeanne's son, Paul, and daughter-in-law Irene Kaczorowski chose the chair in Tallahassee, Florida where they live. Others present were Jeanne's daughter, Audrey Mazon, great-grandson Zachary Bombich and Senior Companion Advisory Council Chairperson, Louise Costa. Daughter Jeanne Morgan was unable to attend. The ninety-year old chair (representing of the year Jeanne was born) is solid white oak with a brass plaque in memory of Jeanne.