Mary Louella (McGuirk) Zang

August 7, 1929 ~ March 22, 2020 (age 90)


Mary Louella Zang (née McGuirk), 90, of West Chester, PA passed away on March 22, 2020.

Born in Maryland in 1929, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Meta (née Blackson) McGuirk.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

Louella was proud to be one of 12 redheads and a large family. 

Louella married Donn Zang in 1956, when she first met him she thought of him as an annoyance but I guess he finally grew on her.

She was a stay at home Mom then worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Fair Acres and then in the cafeteria at OJ Middle School.

Louella joined a bowling league while working at Wyeth and continued to bowl in leagues with her sisters and even her daughters. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Donn Richard Zang; loving mother of Donn R. Zang Jr. (Janice), Scot Zang (Kathy), Gary Zang (Jen), Cheryl A. Zang, Barbara Green (John) and Mary Gillen (Jack); devoted grandmother of Keith, Corey, Kristan (Casey), Scot E., Samantha, Matthew, Sara, JJ, Brendan and Meaghan; great-grandmother of Olivia, Molly, Madison and Marley; dear sister of Hilda George, Lillian Smitheman, Raymond McGuirk and Eileen Thompson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Morton McGuirk, Myrtle McGuirk, Ruth McGuirk, Robert McGuirk, James McGuirk and Lorraine McCarney.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pembrooke Nursing Home Activities Dept., 1130 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 or to the National Down Syndrome Society,         8 East 41st Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Services and interment are private.

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Private Services


Pembrooke Nursing Home Activities Dept.
1130 West Chester Pike, West Chester PA 19382

National Down Syndrome Society
8 East 41st Street, 8th Floor, New York NY 10017

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