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Betty Louise (Harkcom) Zubek
May 21, 1933 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Zubek, Betty Louise (Harkcom) 90, Central City, died November 16, 2023. Born May 21, 1933 the daughter of Lawrence & Goldie (Boyer) Harkcom. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Edward; granddaughter, Kristen Zubek; Siblings and their spouses, Merle (Rosaline), Helen (Don Foor), Lawrence Jr.(Leah), Donald (Norma), and James (Peg) Harkcom. Survived by children, Edward Patrick (Mary Ann Carmany); Bonnie (Tom Jarvis); Bob (Gloria Morgan); Bill (Stef Homa); John (Wendy Gautch); Barbara (Michael Knecht); Susan (David Devan). Grandchildren; Becky Helms and Danielle Zubek; Trisia Custer, Kevin, and Eric Jarvis; Derrick Zubek; Shannon Walylko, Lauren Barnes, and William Zubek; Shane, Dustin, Kyle, and Cole Zubek; Mary Lantz and Ryan Knecht; Michael Devan, and Kaitlin Thompson, and their spouses. Great-Grandchildren; Madison and Levi Helms; Liam Jarvis; Haylee and Aubrey Walylko; Landon Barnes; Georgia Zubek; Mason Good, Levi Lantz, and Axel and Artemis Knecht; Julia and Samantha Devan. Numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends she loved and considered family. Betty loved playing cards, sewing, gardening, painting, and going to her favorite restaurants. She was an avid traveler, and especially loved annual beach trips with her family. She generously donated a flag pole to the Central City Borough, bibles to Our Lady Queen of Angels church, and contributed to various military and children’s organizations. Betty was the former Secretary and Treasurer for Zubek Inc. and a Graduate Assistant in Dale Carnegie classes. She was named the Shade-Central City Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 2013. Betty was a member of the Shade Band Boosters, the Red Hat Society, 12th Society of Farm Women, and Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish. She volunteered at her church, as a coordinator for Hands Across America, with Shade - Central City Historical Society, sewed costumes and flags for the high school band front, and various roles at Windber Hospital. Her most fulfilling volunteer work was in the early years of Windber Hospice, an organization that provided and comforted her in her final days. Friends will be received 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (Sacred Heart) Father Aron Maghsoudi Celebrant. Committal Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice.