Marianna (Galazin) Zach, 59, wife of William D. Zach for 30 years, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Lehigh Valley Hospital after a battle with stomach cancer.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late Adam Galazin and Isabella Park.

Surviving with her husband are children Mariah Zach of Philadelphia, Jordan Zach of Denver, CO, and Ariel Zach of Madrid, Spain; and family friend James Jackson of Baltimore, MD. She is predeceased by a son Zephyr Zach and a brother Donald Stewart.

Marianna worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital Department of Psychiatry for 20 years as the office coordinator.  She enjoyed cooking for the family at Thanksgiving, was a loving wife and mother, and will be sadly missed.

Family and friends will be welcomed on Tuesday from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be private. A celebration of her life will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging everyone to donate a pint of blood to the American Red Cross in Marianna’s memory.

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