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Elizabeth Zeigler

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Zeigler, Elizabeth 11/20/1939 ~ 04/10/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Elizabeth Zeigler, 73, passed away on April 10, 2013. She was a dedicated and loving mother and wife. She is survived by daughter Melissa Fiondella of Brewster New York, husband Bernard Kuchta, four sisters, Sandra Radtke, Pamela Creed, Janet Galvin, Judy Fleming and one brother, Robert Zeigler II. Elizabeth will be remembered as a giving, wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend. Only words could describe her as the "sunshine in every room." She was true to her family, friends and even strangers and would give all she had to bring joy to others. Growing up in Lynbrook, New York, she participated and excelled at her high school in Varsity Cheerleading, girls' basketball, girls' field hockey, girls' softball, Southern Belle school paper, and the Little Theater Drama Club. After graduating from South High School, Valley Stream, NY, she furthered her career by graduating from Katherine Gibbs School, New York City, with a high honors AA degree in Liberal Arts- Secretarial Program. Elizabeth began a career as Legal Secretary with a Law Firm on Wall Street in New York, and worked at the Law Firm until she married and her daughter Melissa was born. Elizabeth moved to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, where she was the executive secretary for the Virgin Islands U.S. magistrate. Moving to Tucson, Arizona in 1971, she became executive secretary for a prominent title company. She moved to Sonoita, Arizona where she continued using her creative talents and natural personal abilities. She became a leader in 4H, where she taught cooking, sewing, etiquette, and tennis. She also established her own interior design company in Tucson, working with the local high-end developers to decorate model homes. In 1997 Elizabeth joined Kaman Aerospace where she was the procurement manager. Elizabeth married Bernard Kuchta in 2005 and moved to San Diego where she continued her creative talents at Northminster Presbyterian Church as well as throughout the community. Everyone she met and touched in a most special way will remember her for the sunshine she brought to everyone's life. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th, at Northminster Presbyterian, 4325 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Church's Decorations Fund or the .

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 17, 2013
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