Jeanette M. Krembas

Jeanette M. Krembas

April 15, 1939 - November 21, 2015

Jeanette M. Krembas

April 15, 1939 - November 21, 2015


Jeanette M. Krembas
4/15/39 – 11/21/15

Jeanette was born in Niagara Falls on 4/15/1939 to Edward and Rose Maturani. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on the morning of 11/21/15. Jeanette is survived by her son [Ben Pasco]; daughter-in-law [Dora Pasco], granddaughter [Jessica Pasco] and sisters [Carol DiRamio, Betty Scrivano]. Jeanette grew up in Niagara Falls, NY and relocated to Southern California in 1967, where she began her real estate career with Coldwell Banker in Torrance, CA. In 1978 Jeanette moved to the quiet little community of Laguna Niguel with her husband Dr. James F. Krembas. For the next 30 years Jeanette would be a successful residential/commercial real estate broker in the Southern California area.

Jeanette’s real passion was her involvement in civic/state government for the last 25 years. Jeanette’s tireless work on community issues such as the El Toro airport, helping Laguna Niguel obtain cityhood, and being an instrumental part in many of Laguna Niguel’s first civic organizations made her a key contributor in the early development of Laguna Niguel and south Orange County. Some of Jeanette’s civic accomplishments include: served as field representative for Calif. state assembly & state senate member Pat Bates, board of directors and past president of Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce, board of directors/treasurer founding member of Laguna Niguel Historical Society, board of directors Orange Coast Watershed and Environmental Center, former bod/treasurer of California Women’s Leadership Association, appointee to Orange County Assessment Appeals Board for 12 years, received honor as “Citizen of the Year” from Laguna Niguel, 20-year Rotary Club member/scholarship committee chairman 4 years, Laguna Niguel Traffic & Safety Commission for 6 years, O.C. Association of Realtors gov’t affairs political action committee.

Jeanette was an active parishioner of St. Edwards and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano churches and enjoyed her Fridays with her close church friends. Jeanette was a four-time cancer survivor over the last 20 years and fought the disease the way she lived her life with a quiet dignity, grace and tenacity that will be remembered long after she is gone.

A true OC Grama, we will never forget how you always thought of us first. Mom you will be missed, but never forgotten.

Services for Jeanette Krembas will on November 30th @ 1:00 pm
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
31520 Camino Capistrano Road
San Juan Capistrano

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made to the City of Hope in Jeanette’s name.

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5 responses to Jeanette M. Krembas

  1. Jeanette has been a family friend of ours ever since I was a child. I have such fond memories of spending time with her growing up. Going to lake arrowhead for thanksgiving, her Christmas parties at her beautiful home, and even having a baby shower for me for my first born child. Such a wonderful lady! She will truly be missed. Love to her family as well! God bless! Katie Hengen-Culp xo:pray::skin-tone-2:

  2. Kay Verity says:

    Jeanette and I have been friends for 40
    yrs. Our husbands were room mates and frat brothers and they brought us together. Jeanette brought me into the real estate business after my husband passed away and just last year she helped my oldest son buy his first home. We have traveled together and laughed together and I will miss her very much.

    With Love,

    Kay Verity

  3. Philip Bettencourt has fond memories of Jeanette and her family from the earliest days of Laguna Niguel and with Jeanette’s continued service to to the Honorable Patricia Bates locally and in Sacramento. She was a distinguished Californian and she will be missed by so many this day and always.

  4. Jeanette, I loved you from the moment I met you, You were my type of lady. I felt like you were my family from day 1. I loved sharing the same politics with you and “speaking our true minds” to each other. Thank you for always taking my calls 🙂
    I’ll miss you. Until we meet again.
    Kathy Tavoularis

  5. So sorry to hear about Jeanette. I was lucky enough to clerk many Appeals Board Hearings that she was a board member on. She also helped me and my husband find a house in Laguna Niguel, along with helping me get my dad’s property sold out in Corona. Occasionally, I would run into her around Laguna Niguel. She was a lovely person and will be greatly missed.

    Best regards,
    Sherry Smith-Quigley

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