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Bertha Loiuse (Murphy) Zapotocky


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Bertha Loiuse (Murphy) Zapotocky Obituary
Bertha Louise (Murphy) Zapotocky, 86, of 609 N. 12 St., Lebanon, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, died Sunday evening, Feb. 2, 2014, in Cedar Haven Nursing Home, Lebanon.
Born Nov. 5, 1927, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James M.A. Murphy and Bertha (DuBois) Murphy.
Mrs. Zapotocky graduated from Poughkeepsie High School with the class of 1946.
She and her husband, the late Steve Zapotocky, were married on July 19, 1947, in Poughkeepsie. Being a good military wife, she traveled a good bit with her family. She lived in Germany and Oklahoma among other places, prior to moving to Waynesboro in 1958. Mr. Zapotocky died on Jan. 23, 1986. Mrs. Zapotocky moved to Lebanon to be closer to her daughter in 2005. 
Mrs. Zapotocky worked part time in the kitchen at the American Legion in Waynesboro for 47 years.
She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Waynesboro, prior to moving to Lebanon.
Mrs. Zapotocky enjoyed every moment she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 
She is survived by two children, Stephen Zapotocky and his wife, Cathy of Mercersburg, Pa., and Elaine Z. Brown of Jonestown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Maryanne Kneasel; and two brothers, James Murphy and William Murphy.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Rev. Linda Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Monday morning, in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Feb. 5, 2014
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