Mary Jean Rudzinski


Mary Jean Rudzinski (Sementino) of Columbus, Indiana, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on August 14, 2017, in Indianapolis.

She was born January 28, 1969, in Rochester, New York, and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Social Work from Ohio State University.

Mary Jean was passionate about many causes in her community. She served as the president of the Mom’s Club, an officer of the PTO of L. Frances Smith Elementary, a cheerleading coach, and a social worker for Fresenius Medical Care. With her electric smile and warm personality, Mary Jean touched the lives of everyone she met and leaves behind countless wonderful memories in the hearts of her family and friends.

She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus and served as a volunteer teacher of Children’s Faith Formation classes for many years.

Mary Jean’s most cherished role was as the mother of three children, Kevin Rudzinski of Bloomington, Indiana, Jake Rudzinski, also of Bloomington, and Rachel Rudzinski of Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Randall Rudzinski of Columbus, Indiana; her parents, Donald and Claire Sementino of The Villages, Florida; her brother, Dominic Luke Sementino of Rochester, New York; and her mother- and father-in-law, Dolores and Robert Rudzinski of Bowling Green, Kentucky, as well as a large and loving extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father James Brockmeier officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lifetime Assistance Foundation of Rochester, New York, which benefits individuals with disabilities. Memorial donations may also be made to the March of Dimes.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.