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Loretta Zalar
(May 3, 1934 - January 4, 2013)

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Loretta Zalar

Zalar - Stillwater, Saratoga County

Loretta J. Zalar returned to the Lord on January 4, 2013. Loretta was born an only child in New Martinsville, WV on May 3, 1934. Having lost her dad as a young teen, Loretta graduated high school and helped support her mother by working as a hostess at the "Brown Derby."

She later met and married a young sailor and traveled the country as a devoted military wife and home maker.

She is survived by her husband Louis, who lovingly cared for her at home throughout her illness.

She is also survived by her five children; Allan Johnson of Saratoga Springs, Marla and husband Bob Jeffery of Stillwater, Eric and wife Kelly Johnson of Middle Falls, Dominic and wife Holly Zalar of Stillwater, and Vickie Ronda and husband Joe Pyska of Clifton Park.

She was the best "Gram" and "Mom" to her nine grandchildren, Sheri, Shawn, Erica (Ben), Kayla (Ray), Michael, Victoria, Louis, Jesse and Jenna. She was also a great grandmother to Paige and McKenzie.

Her love for her family and their well being was always her primary concern, even in her final days.

Her continued generosity, commitment and devotion to all those she loved was unlike any other.

She was a steadfast servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ throughout her many years.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-7pm on Tuesday, January 8 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 319 Park Avenue, Mechanicville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30am on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Gerald B. H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery.

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