Longtime East Rockaway resident Mary Jane Brezenoff dies


Former East Rockaway resident Mary Jane Brezenoff died at her home in Parkville, Maryland on April 25, 2022.

Brezenoff was ever a champion of the underdog, a voice for the voiceless, and a tireless advocate for excellence in education for all. She devoted herself to educational success through the East Rockaway school board, the PTA, the Special Education PTA, Gifted and Talented education, and the East Rockaway Education Foundation.

She was also a staunch supporter of the music programs in East Rockaway, and Levittown, where her grandsons were extremely active musicians. Her enthusiasm and steadfast support will be dearly missed.

Brezenoff was the beloved wife of Lester Brezenoff, who predeceased her, as did Patricia Bowman.. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Lynn Hosza-Dzielak and Rebecca Lee Brezenoff; grandsons Jacob, Bryan and Lukas Cody Hosza, and Liam Bryan Brezenoff Hunt; sister, Eloise Schroeder, Betty Strubel, and Nancy Wunder, and Frank Bryan, Jr.