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Winifred "Winnie" Zurla (Glynn)

March 14, 1940 - August 28, 2021

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Winifred “Winnie” M. Zurla, formerly of Wilkes-Barre and a resident of The Gardens of East Mountain, Alzheimer’s Care Unit passed away on Saturday morning, August 28, 2021 after a long-fought battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Winnie, was born in Ashley on March 14, 1940, the daughter of the late Thomas A. Glynn, Jr and Bertha C. (Buczynski) Glynn.   She was a graduate of Hanover Area High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College.

In 1960, she met who would become her soulmate in Frank A. Zurla.   The two were married on September 14, 1963 in St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church, Ashley, and shared 44 years of married life together until his death in January, 2008.

After graduating from Wilkes Barre Business College, Winnie was employed by Royal Globe Insurance, Wilkes-Barre, for 17 years as a claims supervisor.   After taking time off to raise her family, she returned to work at Price Chopper, Wilkes-Barre as a supervisor and trainer until her retirement in 2002.    Upon retiring, she and Frank enjoyed many wonderful trips together to Atlantic City with their dear friends, Carol and Rick Vrabel.   Winnie also was an avid craft maker.   She was able to turn the simplest items into the most beautiful wreathes or swags and arrangements, all of which were done with so much love and attention to detail.   Many family or friends had an item of Winnie’s grace their home.

Winnie was devout in her faith and love of God.   She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, North Wilkes-Barre and a member of its choir for many years.  She also served on the Centennial Jubilee Committee in 2008.

Left to grieve her passing are her son, Thomas Zurla and his husband, Michael Semian, Scranton, PA, sisters-in-law, Sandra Wade and Carla Alles, both of Wilkes Barre, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Gardens of East Mountain, especially the dedicated nurses and aides of the Alzheimer’s Care Unit and therapy department (Linda, Diane, Toby, Sue, Alyssa, Kayla, Mary Jo, Mary, Deana and Jess…just to name a few) who took care of Winnie as if she was a member of their own family.   Words will never be able to express what you have meant to me and you will always hold a special place in my hearts.    The family would also like to thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their assistance and care during these final months.

A private viewing will be held at the convenience of the family with a Rite of Burial of the Dead with Holy Eucharist taking place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton, PA with the Reverend Rebecca Barnes, Priest-in-Charge, presiding.    Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.  Arrangements entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA  18705.

For additional information or to leave Winnie’s family a message of condolence, please visit

“There is one thing Alzheimer’s cannot take away, and that is love.  Love is not a memory – it’s a feeling that resides in your heart and soul” – Unknown.   #ENDALZ


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