Shirley Ann Zahand, 91, of East Millsboro, PA, formerly of Elco, died Saturday, June 17, 2023.
Born on September 21, 1931, in Swoyersville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anne (Nasser) Habib.
Shirley was a member of St. Ellien’s Orthodox Church, the Roscoe American Legion and The Center in the Woods. She proudly served her country in the mid 1950’s in the Women’s Army Corps, where she met her husband. With the encouragement of her husband, she returned to school at the age of 50. Upon completion, she worked throughout the Mon Valley as a Registered Nurse. She volunteered at The Center in the Woods, planning and leading seniors on bus trips. She was President of the California School District School Board twice in her lifetime, an election poll worker and volunteered as a nurse in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Zahand; two brothers, Peter Habib and Phillip Habib; two sisters, Barbara Harrington and Charlotte Moore; and son-in-law, Kenneth Weakland.
She is survived by her sister, Eileen Habib of Uniontown, PA. Also left to continue her legacy are seven children, Beth (Ronald) Readd of East Millsboro, PA, Lynn (Michael) McDowell of Lancaster, PA, Georgene (Curtis) Glasscock of Clarksville, VA, Cindy Zellie of Allenport, PA, Bud (Vicki) Zahand of Houston, TX, Shirley Weakland of California, PA, and Michael Zahand of Spartanburg, SC, 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Wednesday June 21, 2023 from 4-8 pm and from 10-11:30 am on Thursday, June 22, 2023 with funeral services immediately following officiated by Fr. Fred Pfeil.
Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park where the Roscoe American Legion will accord military honors. Assisting in officiating at the interment will be her grandson, Pastor Lucas Glasscock of The House of Prayer, Clarksville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Ellien’s Orthodox Church, 500 Spring Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.