Jennifer (Mazinski) Cromer Baysinger, of Rural Valley, passed peacefully to her eternal rest, Sunday, July 26th, 2020, surrounded in the comfort and love of her family. Jennifer was born in Salisbury, MD, on December 16, 1961 to Lynda (Lyn) Mazinski of Brackenridge and the late Richard E. Mazinski. Jennifer married Daniel G. Baysinger on December 15th, 2001.
Jen, as everyone called her, grew up in the ‘Ducktown’ area of Natrona Heights, graduating from Highlands High School in 1979. She was a member of & received her sacraments, at what is now Guardian Angels Parish, (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Worship Site), in Natrona Heights. After graduation, Jen worked as a lab technician for several years at PEC Corporation and NUS Corporation.
Growing up in a family which raised, bred & showed dogs, Jen developed a deep rooted passion for helping animals of all types. She was the ‘animal whisperer’ as all the strays, ill and injured animals seemed to find her, knowing her compassion and skills with helping them get better. Jen continued taking care of animals and has left behind 5 small fur babies who will miss her terribly. Jen truly had a ‘green thumb’ when it came to her flowers, plants and garden. Cooking was one of her greatest pleasures, especially for family dinners, holidays and special events. Passing down family recipes and traditions were important to her. As her body began to fail her, she still tried her best to do as much as she could on her own and continued with reading, doing puzzles, watching her favorite game show Jeopardy and researching the world on her laptop.
Jen’s biggest joy was brought by her family, especially her children, grandchildren & mother. She was always up for a visit from anyone, but truly loved visits from family. One of the greatest pleasures she had most recently was getting to spend time with her son, his girlfriend & grandchild in Ocean City, MD a few weeks ago. She got her wish, to feel the sand in her toes, watch the sun rise and set over the crashing waves & sharing a tub of Thrashers’ French fries with her family. Truly a great last memory for us all.
Jen will be remembered for her kind, generous nature, her loving heart, passion for her family and weird sense of humor. Jen was preceded in death by her father, Richard E. Mazinski; son Charles “Chaz” Cromer; daughter Sarah F. Cromer Crawford and sister, Kristyn L. Mazinski, along with both maternal & paternal grandparents.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her son, Seth Cromer (Erin Gorman) of Chicora; mother, Lynda (Lyn) Mazinski of Brackenridge; sister, Tami (Robert) Sudy of Brackenridge; brother, Jason (Brenda) Mazinski of Seven Fields. Her grandchildren, Makenna Jackson (Turkey City), Jaden Meyers (Karns City), Zachary, Charles & Emma Evans (Rural Valley) and Kaynan Giebel (Fenelton), Lanie Liko (Chicora). Her nieces & nephews Summre (Matt) Ferrante, Shawna (Christopher) Zewe, Caleb Mazinski, Cassandra Marino, Emily Mazinski and great nephew Maximus Zewe. Stepchildren, Cherish Brown Hange (Rockwood), Carrie Weimer (Somerset), Jamie Coddington (Rockwood), Jennifer Krouse (Somerset), Daniel J. Brown (Berlin) & numerous step grandchildren and great grand child.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St. Karns City, from 6-7:45pm Wednesday. A blessing service will follow from the funeral home at 8pm with the Rev. John Butler, former pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Brady's Bend, officiating.
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