Jane L. Urban, of Huntingdon Valley, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2023. She was 88 years old.
Jane was the loving wife of the late Stephen J. Urban, who passed away in December of 2021. They were married 63 years before his passing.
Born in Bethlehem, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Vrabel.
Jane graduated from Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She worked as a registered nurse for many years in various hospitals and doctor’s offices including Holy Redeemer and Abington Hospital. She was also a visiting nurse prior to her retirement. Jane considered her most important job to be Grammy to her beloved grandchildren.
In her free time, Jane enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was always making beautiful pieces for her children and grandchildren. She also had a love for all animals. There was not a time when she didn’t own a pet. She volunteered at several animal shelters. When her sons were young, she was a Cub Scout den mother and supported the boys in Little League baseball.
She loved cooking and baking and would bring delicious pies and cakes to every family function. She loved all types of music and enjoyed going to Bethlehem with Stephen to attend Musikfest as well as concerts at Lehigh University. They loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Europe, Asia, and various cities throughout the US.
Jane will be deeply missed by her sons, Greg Urban (Lucie), Neil Urban (Julie), and three grandchildren, Emily, Joseph, and Olivia Urban. She is survived by a brother, Matthew Vrabel (Jean) and a sister Roberta. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Vrabel. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating the lives of both Jane and her husband, Stephen, will be celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jane and Stephen’s memory may be made to The Sierra Club at sierraclub.org/memorial.