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Jane Gay Zorich
June 26, 1947 ~ November 22, 2017 (age 70)
Flowers & Gifts
Jane Gay "Cookie" Zorich, age 70, of Reynoldsburg, passed away on November 22, 2017, at The OSU James Cancer Center. Cookie was born June 26, 1947, to the late Gaze and Irene (Harcher) Sotak in Beckley, WV. She was a graduate of Ravenwood High School in 1965. While in high school, she was a majorette for 3 years and served as head majorette in her senior year. Then in 1967, Cookie graduated from Charleston General Hospital in Medical Lab Technology. In 1970, Cookie married the love of her life, Joe Zorich, and in 1974, their son was born. During her career as a laboratory technologist, she worked at Bellaire Hospital and Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, WV. Then in 1970, she moved to Columbus and worked at Doctor's Hospital North in the blood bank. When Brent was four, Cookie made the decision to become a stay at home mom. During this time she volunteered at St. Pius X Catholic Church as a teacher's aide. Then in 1985, she became a teacher's assistant at Bethany Lutheran Preschool, working there for 9 years. Cookie had an infectious smile and a joy of life that made those around her feel good. Her passions included, flower gardening, walking on the seashore in Florida, and interactions with new people, especially children. She was an avid Buckeye football fan, season ticket holder for many years, who loved going to the games. Cookie will be profoundly missed by her family and many friends whom she encouraged, inspired and made laugh. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joe Zorich; son, Brent Zorich; sister, Pat Sotak. In addition to Jane's parents she is preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Stanley (Janet) Zorich. A visitation will be held at the PFEIFER FUNERAL HOME on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Waggoner Road with Msgr. David Funk officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Holy Cross Cemetery
Holy Cross Cemetery. 11539 National Road S.W. U.S. Route 40 Pataskala, OH, 43068
NOV 27. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Pfeifer Funeral Home and Crematory
7915 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH, US, 43068
NOV 28. 10:30 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
1051 S Waggoner Road
Reynoldsburg, OH, US, 43068
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