Dorla Zalar

Obituary of Dorla J. Zalar

 

Micco, FL – Dorla J. Zalar

                 

            Dorla J. Zalar, 78, of 9344 Victoria Dr. Micco, Fl, formerly of Cuba NY passed away Sunday, (Sept 1st, 2019) at The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Palm Bay, after a brief illness.

            Born on December 25th, 1940, in Olean NY, she was a daughter of Vernon and Loretta Woodruff. On March 10th 1962, in Hinsdale, she married Andrew Zalar, who survives.

            Dorla was no stranger to hard work. She and her husband, Andy, raised their three children on a 334 acre dairy farm, on which they lived and farmed for more than 30 years. They worked side by side in the barn, and in the field, every day.  After retiring from the family farm, they moved to the east coast of FL, where she soon went to work for Burgoon Berger in Palm Bay for many years.

 

She was an avid bird watcher. She loved nothing more than to sit near the front windows of the house and watch all the birds at her numerous feeders and bird houses in the front lawn.

 

She was a member of the Cuba American Post 655 Auxiliary, Sebastian Eagles Nest 4527, Sebastian Loyal Order of the Moose, and she was Secretary for the Patrick Henry Orioles Nest 272 for over 12 years.

            In addition to her husband Andy, she is survived by two sons, Edward (Pam) Zalar of Cuba and Andrew (Kimberly) Zalar Jr. of Penn Run PA, a daughter Ann Marie (Andy Swift) Heeb, also of Cuba, and special family friend, Dennis (Juliann Frank)  Morris of Rockton IL. She is also survived by two sisters, Verna Grimes of Avon NY, Frances Lyle of Roseville, CA., a brother Larry (Madeline) Woodruff of Rochester NY, and  a sister in law Donna Woodruff of Advance NC . She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Lex, Julie (John) Jerome, Shannon (Mike) Schenk, Andrew W. Zalar, Jordan E Zalar, Rebeca Zalar, Billy Heeb, and 5 great grand children, and several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Gayle Gardner, and two brothers, Wayne Woodruff and Howard Woodruff.

            Visitation will be held at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Genesee Pkwy, Cuba, NY 14727 on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, at which time a celebration of life service will be held. There will be a brunch immediately following at the Palmer Opera House 12 West Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727. 

 

            In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cuba Rushford Chapter of the FFA, 5476 State Route 305, Cuba, NY 14727.  Online condolences may be made at www.letromcintoshspinkfuneralhome.com.

 

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Friday
13
September

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 13, 2019
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - CUBA
24 Genesee Pkwy.
Cuba, New York, United States
(585) 968-1220
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Saturday
14
September

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - CUBA
24 Genesee Pkwy.
Cuba, New York, United States
(585) 968-1220
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Saturday
14
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - CUBA
24 Genesee Pkwy.
Cuba, New York, United States
(585) 968-1220
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