Theodora Gorde

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WOODLAND PARK - Theodora I. Gorde (nee Zwirek), 97, of Woodland Park, died Feb 21, 2013.

Theodora was born in Korn Krest, Pa. to the late John and Martha Zwirek. She served the U.S. as a member of the Navy during World War II from 1943-1945 where she met her husband of 66 years, Reuben "Rube" Gorde. Theodora later attained her bachelor's degree from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. and worked as a teacher for the Paterson school system for many years before retiring. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Paterson. In her spare time she enjoyed playing piano and singing and was a nutritional advocate.

Wife of Reuben Gorde. Mother of Richard Gorde. Sister of John Zwirek and his wife Jean and the late Ann, Edmund, Cecelia, Josephine and Louis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: Santangelo Funeral Home, Woodland Park.

Memorials: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 (800-805-5856,

Funeral Home
Santangelo Funeral Home
635 McBride Ave.
Woodland Park , NJ 07424
(973) 345-2500
Published in The Record on Mar. 3, 2013
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