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Julia Zack, 93; Dedicated Volunteer for Seniors

Calling hours are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15.

 

Julia Zack, 93, of Greenwich, died on Feb. 9 at the King Street Home, Rye Brook, NY.

Born Dec. 27, 1919 in Windber, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Gorczyk) Koot.

She was the widow of husband Edward J. Zack. She also was predeceased by  eight siblings: sister, Sophia Yarzumbeck, brother Joseph Koot, sister Rose Czajkowski, brother  William Koot, brother John Koot, sister Anne Dowgiallo, sister Theresa Ledney.

She is survived by a sister, Martha Neal, a son Thomas E. Zack (Jacqueline), son Edward T. Zack (Liza), grandchildren Thomas F. Zack (Adrienne), Christopher Zack (Kathryn), Timothy Zack , Dustin Zack, Samuel Zack; and great-grandchildren, Rachel Zack, Nathan Zack, Ethan Zack and Owen Zack.

Julia followed her sister, Ann, from Windber to Port Chester, N.Y. where she met the love of her life, Eddie Zack. They married and they had their two sons. One of her first jobs was as a Parachute Inspector during World War II. She went on to become a Certified Nurse's Aid for Social Services in the Town of Greenwich.

Julia was a devout Catholic and dedicated her life to her family and community; her dedication to organizations like AARP and senior groups, Sacred Heart Ladies Guild (Byram) was recognized through her active board membership and tenure held positions as President, Vice President, Chairperson for these as well as other community groups. She also served as a Trustee at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Port Chester, N.Y.

She and her husband loved to travel. She coordinated senior trips for hundreds of members to countless countries, cities and ports. Her other interests included homemaking, entertaining, cooking and baking, of which she was recognized by
several newspapers and magazines (as well as her family, of course) for her traditional Polish cuisine and gourmet dishes.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Castiglione's Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Willett Avenue, Port Chester, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Fairfield County Chapter and/or to Breast Cancer Research.

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