Irene L. Zdana
October 7, 1950 - July 22, 2019
Irene L. Zdana, age 68, of Viola, DE, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019.
Born in Chester, PA on October 7, 1950, she was the daughter of Jean (Simpson) Pharaoh and the late Edward S. Pharaoh. Irene worked as a file clerk for Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. She was a passionate pet rescuer and animal lover and worked with Faithful Friends Animal Society. More than anything she loved her family, especially all of her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Papy; second husband, Gordon Zdana; and brother, Warren Pharaoh. Irene is survived by her mother, Jean; brothers, Robert Pharaoh of Jennersville, PA and Joseph Pharaoh (Lisa) of Wallingford, PA; 10 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews; and 1 great great nephew.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, 2321 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Irene’s memory to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.