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ZAHORA, JOSEPH J. 84 -passed away on July 28, 2012 from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in DeLand, FL. He spent most of his life in Cape May with his wife Ann Jones Zahora of Lansford, PA, who passed away in 1997. Joe played fullback and punter for Penn State and later graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher's College in PA. He taught general science and math at Cape May High School, Lower Cape May Regional High School (where he also coached football and track) and the Teitleman School. He managed the Lobster House Take-Out and helped make it a success. Most of all he loved his wife and family. He sang and smiled often, keeping a positive attitude even through 13 years with PSP. Joseph was born on March 25, 1928 in Coaldale, PA to Joseph and Julia Zahora who came from Slovakia in 1911. Children and their spouses are Joseph and Diane Zahora (Roosevelt, NJ), Gary and Cheryl Zahora (Deland, FL), Gregg and Judy Zahora (Pottstown, PA), Joanne and Brian Weyand (Cape May Courthouse, NJ) and Sallie and Gary Rousseau (Villas, NJ). He was blessed with ten grand children (Christianne Montoya, Marie Sparks, David Rousseau, Michael and Samantha Weyand, Joseph and Rebecca Zahora and Gregory, Matthew and Sarah Zahora, two step-grandchildren Brenda Horne and Brian Cayce, four great grandchildren, four step-great grand children, nephew Charly Davison (Andreas, PA), and many other nieces and nephews. Tony Zahora (Tamaqua, PA) is his surviving brother. A memorial service will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Cape May, Friday August 10 at 1 PM. Flowers may be sent to the church or a donation may be made to the Cape May Knights of Columbus.
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Aug. 7, 2012