Regina Harriet Husic Jordan (Jeanne) died on April 11, 2022, after a years-long struggle with dementia.
She died in Montclair, VA, at the home of her daughter, Amy Loretta Jordan, and was surrounded by her
loving family. Jeanne is survived by daughters Amy and Marianne Jordan and son-in-law John P. Horan,
Marianne’s husband; and by four grandchildren, Clare Elizabeth Simmons, Patrick Sean Horan, Bridget
Catherine Horan, and Kiernan Michael Jordan. Her son, Anthony Patrick Jordan, preceded her in death.
She also was preceded in death by her sisters, brother, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Margaret
Spengler (Ken); Loretta Reuwer (Frank); John J. Husic, Jr. (Jane); Mary Elizabeth MacMillan (Donald);
Virginia Fitzgerald (Richard); Theresa Silliman (Vian).
Jeanne was born on January 23, 1925 to John Joseph Husic and Amy Loretta Flanagan Husic in Steelton,
PA. She attended St. James School in Steelton and Harrisburg Catholic High School, now Bishop
McDevitt. After graduating, Jeanne attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She
subsequently worked for the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in Washington, D.C., where she
was employed for many years, including as an assistant to Mr. John L. Lewis, President of the UMWA
and of the CIO. While working for Mr. Lewis, she helped spark a relationship between him and then-
Senator John F. Kennedy, whose presidential inaugural ball she later attended. Jeanne received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Strayer College in 1989, an accomplishment
that served as a testament to her perseverance and lifelong love of learning. Jeanne also held several
positions for start-up telecommunications companies in the DC area; her last professional position was
with Sea-Land in DC.
A devout Catholic, Jeanne was a founding member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna, VA,
where she lived and built community for over seventy years. She had many friends at OLGC, and served
alongside them as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
A dedicated stalwart of the Democratic Party, Jeanne served as a delegate to the 1964 Democratic
National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ, and worked countless cycles as an election judge and poll
worker in Fairfax County, VA. Jeanne’s community expanded far beyond her church and party. She was a
long-time member of the Vienna Woods Swim Club, a member of the Topside Women’s Business
Association, a member of Fairfax Choral Society, at twenty-five year volunteer usher at Wolf Trap, and a
volunteer then later employee at the Meadowlark Botanical Garden, where she cherished imparting her
horticultural knowledge to visitors young and old.
Jeanne’s most prized moments were spent with her family. From attending her grandchildren’s swim
meets and soccer games to spontaneous trips with them to Tuesday Morning and Cenan’s Bakery, she
never missed an opportunity to show her love. Later in life, she even braved summers in the
“wilderness” of Maine to spend time with her daughters and their families.
Jeanne will be buried on Wednesday, April 20, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at Holy Cross Cemetery. A
funeral Mass will precede burial at St. Catherine Laboure in Harrisburg. Contributions in Jeanne’s
memory may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Bishop McDevitt High School, or the