Irene (Goscinski) Zakarian departed this life peacefully in her sleep on March 20, 2019 at the age of 90. Irene was born June 14, 1928 in Donora, PA to the late Jozef and Mary Goscinski. Preceding her in death were her infant brother, Melvin, sister, Dolores (Krasinski), nephew Dennis Krasinski, and late husband, Mike.
Loving mother of Michael, Mark, and Maryanna, beloved mother-in-law to Lisa and Frank, and cherished grandmother to John, Matthew, Christopher, Andrew and Benjamin. Kind hearted aunt to Rita, great aunt to Theresa, Rachel, Michael, Joe, Paul, Don, and Debbie.
Irene completed eight years at St. Stanislaus Catholic School, Ambridge, was a graduate of Ambridge High School class of ’46, and was one of the top five graduating students of The Stenotype Institute of Pittsburgh, class of 1947. Proud of her thirty-five year working career, she was employed by the American Bridge Corporation, Rowley Smith and Lewis Law Office, Dr. Princeton Nadler Ophthalmology Associates, and retired from ‘The News’, a local weekly newspaper for Beaver and Allegheny counties, in 1991.
Irene lived for family and made sure they were well fed. Her favorite TV series, “I Love Lucy” kept her laughing for decades. She sacrificed much for the benefit of her family. Her rosary and Polish prayer book were her daily companions, urging us to “Pray and Jesus will help you.”
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the many caregivers at Heritage Valley Sewickley and Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver. Private services will be arranged by the GABAUER- MATTER FUNERAL HOME 1133 Church St. Ambridge, PA 15003. www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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