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Marilyn May (Winker) Zmoda

May 18, 1931 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 89)


Marilyn May Zmoda, (nee Winker) a longtime resident of Brandywine Bay, passed away unexpectedly at Country Meadows Independent Living Community in Easton, PA on November 6, 2020.  

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Barney J. Zmoda, children Paul (Louisa), Riverview FL, David (Emily), Hagerstown, MD,  Daniel (Robin), Pen Argyl PA, Claire Moser (Mark), Fairdale KY,  and Andrew (Marianne), Timonium MD, along with three grandsons and four granddaughters.

Born in Harrison, NY on May 18, 1931, she raised her family in New Jersey before retiring to Morehead City in 1985, where she enjoyed golf outings with her wonderful companions, and multiple river-boat tours with Barney through European countries.  They also took several tours through Central America, as well as domestic tours through North American national parks.  She enjoyed most everything outdoors, especially flowers and watching birds.

Marilyn was active in singing for a good portion of her life, participating in the Sweet Adelines, several barbershop quartets and the Crystal Coast Chorale Society of which she was President for several years along with being their longtime Publicity Director.  Marilyn practiced, practiced, practiced, and it paid off when she sang at Carnegie Hall with the CCCS.  

After raising her children, she took a position as a tour guide at the Duke Gardens in Hillsborough NJ, which featured greenhouses representing formal gardens throughout the world, and where she excelled at learning the common and Latin names of hundreds of plants.  While retired in North Carolina, Marilyn volunteered for years at the NC Maritime Museum and the Beaufort Historical Association, both in Beaufort, NC.

A service will be held at 11 am, Monday, November 16, 2020 at St. Egbert Catholic Church, 1706 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the CCCS, the Maritime Museum or Historical Association.

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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.


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