December 23, 1918 - June 5, 2014 Beloved, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Predeceased by her husband, Ariel R. Zakwin. Survived by her children Georgiana (Arlen), Lauren (Tony) and Wendy (Marcel), her grandson Daniel, four great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Mary was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George and Vera Shabo. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was very young. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English. Mary worked for the Veteran's Administration as a librarian. She married her husband, Ariel, in 1950. She spent her life caring for her husband and her three little girls. She was a dear mother and a wonderful, sweet lady whose kindness and thoughtfulness touched all who knew her. We love her and will miss her. Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 7, 2014