H Marlene Zavada

March 11, 1932 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 87)

H. Marlene Zavada, of Medford Lakes, NJ, passed away on May 10, 2019, at the age of 87. Born in Luzerne, PA, she is the daughter of the late Stephen and Helen Zavada.  A graduate of St. Ann’s Academy of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Misericordia University of Dallas, PA, Marlene spent the next 15 years of her life working as an agent of the Diplomatic Corp Services.  After retiring from traveling the world for the government, she went on to receive her Master’s degree in teaching.  Marlene was a teacher at Lenape High School and then Cherokee High School, where she later retired from teaching business classes.  Living in Medford Lakes allowed Marlene to become an inspired painter and artist, recreating many local monuments and landscapes on canvas.  Marlene is the Beloved Wife of David Vorsteg of Medford Lakes, NJ. She is the Loving Sister of Stephen Zavada of Venice, FL, Rita Pugliese of Medford, NJ, and Robert Zavada (Elaine) of Kingston, PA, as well is survived by many nieces and nephews.  Marlene is the Loving Step Mother of David Vorsteg, Jr. (Gina) of Bayville, NJ, and Donna Corporon (Joseph) of Port Orange, FL; she is survived by their children Spencer, Sydney, Olivia, Victoria, Joshua and Jacob.  Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 10:00-11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 40 Jackson Road, Medford, NJ.  A Memorial Mass will follow on Thursday at 11:00 AM.  Inurnment will be held privately at the St. Mary’s Annunciation Cemetery in Pringle, PA.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family asks that donations be made in Marlene’s memory to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA, 19178-1352.

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