The Union Recorder

November 27, 2010

Eleanor Zarkowsky


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Eleanor Zarkowsky passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, surrounded by family and friends at Consulate Health Care, Melbourne, Fla.

Eleanor was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Washington, DC, as one of two sets of twins.  She received her undergraduate degree from Parsons, and a Master’s Degree from NYU.

Eleanor taught English literature at NYU and painted wedding portraits.  Eleanor was proud to tell people that one of her early jobs was as “Rosie the riveter for Grumman Aerospace.”

She met her husband, William Zarkowsky, when assigned to be his engineering aide at Grumman Aerospace.  The two were happily married for 57 years when Bill passed away in 2004. The two raised their five children on Long Island for many years before moving to Milledgeville to open the Grumman Aerospace plant. In 1999, the couple moved to Indialantic, Fla.

Eleanor loved life and socializing. She was in the center of the dessert table, eating out, winning at bingo and singing. She always had a wonderful attitude and was grateful for the many blessings she had. She was known to say, “I’ve still got all my marbles; they may be a little rusty, but I’ve still got them.”

Eleanor is survived by her five children, sons, Michael Zarkowsky and his wife, Ann DelGaudio of Indialantic, Fla., John Zarkowsky and his wife Frances of Annapolis, Md., Frank Zarkowsky and his wife Christine of Ridgefield, Conn., and Theodore Zarkowsky and his wife Linda of Milledgeville;  and daughter, Katherine Broderick and her husband John of Painted Post, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral and memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Milledgeville.  Service date and time will be announced. Memorial gifts may be made to either the March of Dimes, Daughters of the American Revolution or St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Milledgeville.

Services will be announced later by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville.

Sign online guestbook at www.williamsfuneralhome.net.

Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville, (478) 452-2148, is in charge of arrangements.