In Loving Memory of Elizabeth A. (Betty) Zero
Elizabeth A. (Betty) ZeroDunmore, PA and formerly of Dickson City, PA and Tucson, AZ April 14, 1928 ~ February 27, 2017 Date of Service: March 3, 2017
Elizabeth A. (Betty) Zero, 88, of Dunmore, and formerly of Dickson City and Tucson, AZ, died Monday afternoon at home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Adolph J. (Al) Zero, in 2006.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Burzon Toth, she was a graduate of Dickson City High School. After Al’s retirement, they moved to Tucson, where they treasured their life. Officially known by her family as “Queen Elizabeth,” she was the matriarch that held the family together, especially after the passing of her husband. She was a strong, resilient woman, who faced her battle with cancer bravely. Her home was never without music, be it KCEE 690 AM Tucson or American County Countdown with Kix Brooks. She loved bingo, the casino and playing cards, whether solitaire, Hearts, or Nickel Nickel, teaching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to play. This past Saturday, she won the last hand she dealt. In honoring the request of “Our Queen Mother,” her obituary shall conclude with the word, “Whatever!”
Surviving are her six children, Sandra A. Betz and husband Raymond, Diane (Dee) Zero Meckel and husband Scott, Alan J. Zero and wife Cheri, Dr. Karl M. Zero and wife Tereza, Atty. Bruce S. Zero and wife Carla, and Beth Ann Zero; her 13 grandchildren, Kimberly Wann, Jennifer Lenhart, Priscilla Betz, Stephanie Betz, Alicia Grega, Stacy Grega, Alan Zero Jr., Alexandra Zero, Sarah Zero, Matthew Zero, Andrew Zero, Melissa Yerka, and Tony Yerka Jr.; her 10 great-grandchildren, Andrew Lenhart, Alexander Lenhart, Miranda Pikul, Frances Pikul, Ethan Enslin, A.J. Zero, Gabriella Martini, Nicholas Martini, Anthony Yerka III, and Lorelei Yerka; her brother, Stephen A. Toth and wife Carol; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sister Dorothy M. Toth.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Kurt Moran, nurse Amy, and staff, as well as the nurses and other professionals at Personal Home Health Care and Hospice, for the exceptional kindness and care shown to “Queen B” during her time of need.
A memorial mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will be privately held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to the ARC of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017.