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RODIA Angeline (Ange)
Birth:          1920 Bridgeport, Conn.
Death:          8 May 2016 
Burial:         Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown, Conn.

1920 in Bridgeport, Conn. age 3m
1930 in Bridgeport, Conn.
1940 in Bridgeport, Conn. stenographer electrical co.
obit of Alfred Thomas (Fred T) Rodia
Angeline Rodia Zakhar, 96, of Newtown, the beloved wife of the late Joseph Zakhar, died May 8 surrounded 
by her loving family. Born in Bridgeport, October 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Ermelinda 
(Calogero) and Aniello Rodia. 

Throughout her life, she was an active servant of her community. As a high school student, she volunteered 
at the Red Cross in Bridgeport, and graduated Harding High with honors. She was an active member of the 
World War II generation and heeded her call to wartime service. Mrs Zakhar did her part for the war effort 
working at Remington Rand and volunteering in the Civilian Air Patrol in Bridgeport while her late husband 
fought in World War II. 

While raising her family, Mrs Zakhar volunteered in her children's schools and worked fulltime at Harris and 
Gans. After retirement, she volunteered as an ESL tutor in Stratford at the Unitarian Church. In 1997, she 
moved to Newtown, where she was a longtime volunteer at the FAITH Food Pantry. She is remembered as 
being extraordinarily committed to volunteering. 

Mrs Zakhar loved to read, garden, and cook, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her loving 
family. She enjoyed attending the sporting events, dance recitals, and music concerts for her children, 
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Her children and spouses, JoAnn and Steve Whiting, and Janet and Doug Bell, all of Newtown, and son 
John and Alice Zakhar of New Milford survive Mrs Zakhar. Six grandchildren, Jacquelyn Whiting, Cristin 
Whiting, Janna Sirowich, Jonathan Zakhar, Krista DeCrescenzo, and Laura Zakhar; and nine great-
grandchildren also survive her. 

A Mass of Christian Burial took place May 11. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown. 

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to FAITH Food Pantry, PO Box 53, Newtown 
CT 06470. 

The Newtown Bee May 13, 2016

Newtown Bee, The (CT) - Friday, May 13, 2016
obit of Ermelinda Cologino Rodia

RODIA Aniello (Nello) (25 Nov 1884 - EST 1941)
COLOGINO Mildred (Millie) (Ermilinda) (1894 - 25 Sep 1951)

RODIA Daniel J. (23 Jun 1912 - 1 Oct 1996)
RODIA Felicia (1913 - )
RODIA Phyllis (4 May 1914 - Mar 1979)
RODIA Jane Mildred (Jennie) (29 Jul 1916 - 17 Nov 2000)
RODIA Angeline (Ange) (1920 - 8 May 2016)
RODIA Alfred Thomas (Fred) (13 Aug 1922 - 23 Jan 2004)
RODIA Victoria ()
RODIA Josephine (1927 - 7 Dec 2012)
RODIA Raphael (Ralph) (14 Nov 1928 - 3 Mar 2019)
RODIA Mildred ()
RODIA Anthony Joseph (1941 - BEF 2004)

Marriage To ZAKHAR Joseph (21 Apr 1916 - 23 Aug 1997) m. 12 Sep 1942 Bridgeport, Conn. Notes Parents ZAKHAR George () BUDNER Mary () Children by ZAKHAR Joseph 21 Apr 1916 - 23 Aug 1997
ZAKHAR John () ZAKHAR Janet () ZAKHAR JoAnn ()
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