In Remembrance of Zella Gordon Starr

Zella Gordon Starr

Zella Gordon Starr

Elmhurst Township, PA August 22, 1911 ~ March 22, 2013 Date of Service: Privately held

Zella Gordon Starr was born over 100 years ago in Duryea, Pa.

Her parents Max and Esther Glansky Gordon emigrated from Lithuania and settled in Luzerne County. Her sister, Rose Selk, was a well-known businesswoman.

Zella was the last of her siblings and was preceded in death by brothers, Harry, Ed and Ben Gordon; and sisters, Rose Selk, Eva Freidlin and Lena Gottleib. It was hard for her being the last one but she was a feisty lady. She lived part of her life in New York and California, finally settling in Philadelphia. She worked in the sales industry and ended up back in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2010. One of her first wishes was to see Duryea again.

She had been a resident at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home since August 2011. The family would like to thank the staff of the villa for their care, especially section 33 and hospice for the last week for their care and compassion. Until recently she participated in activities at the villa especially music related. She was very close to her nieces and nephews and their children. She was everyone's "Aunt Zell."

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Villa Activities Fund, 516 St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp., PA 18444.

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