Zita King

(February 28, 1922 - May 21, 2013)

With her never ending supply of wit, you were never quite sure what was going to come out of Zita’s mouth. But, considering she could find the fun in anything it was normally something to make you laugh. That was one of the reasons she was so good at making new friends. Most recently, while living in Cooper River West in Pennsauken even the nursing staff was fast to befriend her. Likewise, her love of cooking certainly helped with her popularity. If it was Hungarian, chances are she had cooked it at one point or another.
Zita is survived by her children: Marion DeKoff of FL., Loretta Wooters of DE and Walter Harbison of Riverside, as well as by her 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is the sister of Otto Mayer of DE., Paul Mayer of PA and Pauline Downing of Phila.
Come celebrate Zita’s 91 wonderful years (Feb. 28, 1922-May 21, 2013) Saturday from 10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside, where the service will be at noon. Interment to follow on Wednesday, May 29 at Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 3 Eves Dr., Suite 310 Marlton, NJ 08075.

3 thoughts on “Zita King


    Zita, but most lovingly know as Sis was one of my older sisters who I loved and will dearly miss. Although she was very bunt in her comments, that’s what most people liked about her. I stayed with Zita and her first husband Walt after our father passed away and before I went into the Army. Her home was always opened to everyone, she always made you welcome. When I was in the service her and Walt would drive to Fort Knox, Ky to visit me and they were sight for sore eyes, they even got me out of KP on one of their visits. Until we meet again. Love your brother Paul

  2. Walter Hall

    I remember a picnic where her son Walt played a trick pn her. He placed s quarter on a paving stone, then a few down he placef a dime. Conti nuing he placed a nickel . Finally he put a penny in the screened in bar. She stopped and picked up everyone of them. When she saw everyone laughing she daid, “YOU’RE. NOT GETTING IT BACK .”

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