Helen V. Zalar

–  02/06/2020


Helen V. Zalar nee Zombrelli, 101 of Elk Grove Village, IL, passed away peacefully February 6, 2020. She was born November 2, 1918 in Pueblo, CO.

Helen was the beloved wife of the late Valentine “Bill” Zalar and loving mother of Linda Mulcahey. She was preceded in death by father Angelo Zomparelli, mother Lena Mauro Salatino, step father George Salatino, sister Carolyn Ferraro and son in law James Mulcahey. Survived by many cousins in the Mauro Family, and many long-time friends in Pueblo.

During her long career, Helen was employed for 21 years at the former Fox Vliet Drug Company, at the Colorado State Hospital, and at what is now Colorado State University-Pueblo, from which she retired after 19 years. After her retirement, Helen was a sales representative for the Home Interiors & Gifts Co. She was active in several associations, including Colorado Association of Public Employees, and the American Business Women’s Association, where she had been a Woman of the Year. After she and Bill moved to Illinois in 1995 to be near their daughter, Helen volunteered for  22 years at the Sheila Ray Adult Center. Helen loved meeting people, engaging with them wherever she went; indeed, she was friendly, gregarious and “knew no strangers.”

Memorial visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL. Private inurnment Pueblo, CO. Mass cards, memorials to your favorite charity or donations to the Sheila Ray Adult Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 appreciated.  For additional information 630-832-4161.



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