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A. Elaine Zakula

Zakula – A. Elaine, 87, Palmyra, PA, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2018, at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born on July 23, 1930 in Bradford, PA, daughter of John and E. Lucille (Mills) Johnston. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Robert Zakula; siblings, James, Evelyn Munday, Robert Johnston, John Edward and (June) Johnston.

She is survived by her loving children, Robert Gary (Donna) Zakula, Palmyra, PA and Susan Elaine (David) Seitz, Calabash, NC; grandchildren, Zachary, Benjamin (Jamie) Seitz, Nicholas (Edith) Seitz, Robert Zakula Jr., and Katie (Stephen) Molczyk; great grandchild, Mylan David Seitz; several nieces and nephews; and beloved pup Sophie Marie.

Elaine was a graduate of Clarion State Teachers College. She retired from Richland High School, where she was employed as a Librarian for many years. Elaine was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church; REA; NEA; PSEA; Retired Teachers Association; Salvation Army and the Johnstown Red Hats. She enjoyed crafting, needlework, reading, and traveling. Elaine also enjoyed lunch with friends, but family gatherings were her favorite.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11th and from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12th at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with Father Milan Dragovic. Committal will be at Grandview Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to either the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Building Fund, 1001 St. Clair Road, Johnstown, PA 15905 or to the Lupus Foundation, 2121 K Street NW #200, Washington, D.C. 20037, in memory of A. Elaine. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.



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"MRS Z" was found in the library of Richland way back in 1964-67(when I was there)she was the sponsor of the library club it was an honor to be a member in her club..she was a very nice lady that taught her students respect of books and the importance of reading...my sympathy to your familyshe was a very well respected person and asset to the school!! GOD BLESS AND COMFORT YOU!!

Rebecca Gerber Harrington class of 1967 Jun 10 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on June 9, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jun 9 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and our prayers are with you Sue and Dave and the rest of your family. What a wonderful legacy that your mom has left with us to enjoy through you and your family Sue. With our love from the Tucker family.

Rudy, Irene and family. Marilee, Tracey, Murray, Kelsey and Lachlan. Jun 9 2018 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of your mother at various church events. You have our sympathy. Memory Eternal .

Emily Garcia Jun 9 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on June 9, 2018

In loving memory of a dear friend. Mary Jamison

Expression of Sympathy Jun 9 2018 12:00 AM

A Healing Tears - Blue and White was sent on June 9, 2018

With heartfelt condolences, Rick, Bob, and Ron Jamison

Expression of Sympathy Jun 9 2018 12:00 AM