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Julia Zack, 93, Former Greenwich Nurse's Aide

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GREENWICH, Conn. – Julia Zack of Greenwich died Feb. 9 at King Street Home in Rye Brook, N.Y. She was 93.

Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Windber, Pa., she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Gorczyk Koot. She followed her sister, Ann, from Windber to Port Chester, N.Y., where she met her husband, Eddie Zack.

She worked as a parachute inspector during World War II and went on to become a certified nurse's aide for social services in the town of Greenwich.

She was associated with several organizations, including AARP and Senior Groups, Sacred Heart Ladies Guild in Byram. She also served as a trustee at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Port Chester.

Zack coordinated senior trips for hundreds of members to numerous countries, cities and ports. She and her husband loved to travel. She also enjoyed homemaking, entertaining, cooking and baking.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Zack; and eight siblings, Sophia Yarzumbeck, Joseph Koot, Rose Czajkowski, William Koot, John Koot, Anne Dowgiallo and Theresa Ledney.

Zack is survived by a sister, Martha Neal; two sons, Thomas E. (Jacqueline) Zack and Edward T. (Liza) Zack; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Castiglione Funeral Home in Greenwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Port Chester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Fairfield County Chapter, or to breast cancer research.

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