Mary Hajek Death, Obituary – Mary Hajek has reportedly died unexpectedly with loved ones, family and the entire community left heartbroken and in grievance, according to online sharing. Mary Kay Hajek’s heart was overflowing with love, but it failed her when she passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 69. She was surrounded by her family and friends at the time of her passing. Mary Kay Busson was the third of Ralph and Eloise (Hummel) Busson’s five children when she was born on February 23, 1953. She was named after her mother. She received her high school diploma from Doylestown High School in 1971 and then attended the University of Akron to acquire her bachelor’s degree in education.
On December 14, 1973, she wed Jody Hajek, the boy she had a crush on throughout her time in high school. Before Jody passed away in 2013, the couple had been married for thirty-nine years, during which time they had raised four children. For seventeen years, Mary Kay was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul School faculty teaching physical education. During her time there, she established the girls’ basketball program that would later serve as a stepping stone for the development of the highly successful Lady Chipps teams. She taught social studies at Chippewa Middle School for a total of twenty years after earning a number of extra certifications in the subject.
During her time there, she was instrumental in the launch of the Lady Chipps soccer program, which she continues to assist with coaching today. Despite the fact that she resigned from teaching in 2015 – the same year that she was inducted into Chippewa’s “Wall of Honor” – she continued to work within the schools, coaching both track and soccer after she had already left the classroom. Mary Kay was an active member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where she had once worked as the principal of the PSR program, now volunteered in the school library, and had previously served on the parish council. Mary Kay was a lovely mother, a treasured grandma, a dedicated sister and sister-in-law, a cherished aunt, and a cousin to many people. Above all else, she was a beautiful grandmother.
Mary Kay was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her only son, Ken, who passed away earlier this year. Mary Kay was the youngest of four children. Mary Kay is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Scott Steen, Beth and Jake Lewis, and Mary Jo and Lonnie Kaye, all of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Mary Jo and Lonnie Kaye, Conway, South Carolina. Her grandkids, Jayley, Abby, and Sam Steen; Lilianne, Fletcher, and Lincoln Hajek; Olivia and Myra Lewis; and Andrew, Ramsey, and Cameron Kaye; as well as her daughter-in-law, Tamar, will miss her terribly. She also leaves behind her grieving sisters and brothers-in-law Ann and Dale Youngblood, Alice and Bob Rote, and Laurie Busson of Doylestown, as well as Jane and Kerry Cullin of North Ft. Myers, Florida. She also leaves behind her in-laws Jim and Carol Hajek, Barb Hajek, and her sister-in-law and special friend Terri (Hajek) Zeaman.