Olga Zawada

Date of Birth: February 1, 1925 Date of Death: May 13, 2017

Olga Zawada, (nee Nemits), age 92, passed away on May 13, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital North. She was the beloved wife of Frank (married for 72 years). Loving mother of Barbara Scragg and her husband, Harry, Robert Zawada and his wife, Lois, Joan Rothman and her husband, Thomas, Denise Mengani and her late husband, Joseph, Cheryl Witkowski and her husband, Tony. Cherished grandmother of 13, and great-grandmother of 18. Predeceased by her 7 siblings.
Olga was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ. She was graduated from Battin High School in Elizabeth, NJ. She moved after her wedding to her husband in 1945, settling mostly in Westerleigh. Together, her and her husband raised five children. She enjoyed being the head of the house (the matriarch), known for her kielbasa and sauerkraut at the annual Chrebet family barbecue. She enjoyed shopping at Costco, especially riding the little cart in there, travelling and cruising all over the world, cooking and watching cooking shows, sports (volleyball, softball, baseball, hockey, football). Olga rooted for the Mets, Jets and Giants, and Rangers. As per her family, “she enjoyed getting the last word.”

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Monday & Tuesday
May 15th & May 16th
2:00-4;00 & 7:00-9:00 PM


May 17th
10:00 AM

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