Sena C. Zinn
ZINN: Sena C. Zinn, of Sun Lakes, Arizona died peacefully, on February 14, 2014, after a happy life of 85 years. Sena Charash was born and raised in Bronx, New York, where, at age 11, she first met her future husband Leon Zinn. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Long Island University and a master’s degree at C.W. Post College, both in education. Sena enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a primary school educator, initially in Yonkers, New York and then, for more than two decades, in Syosset, New York, where she resided. Teaching was her passion, and although retired for nearly 30 years, Sena continued to maintain frequent contact with a number of her former students. Wherever she lived — New York, Connecticut, Florida, or Arizona — Sena was an active member of the community and a loyal and faithful friend. Her interests included classical music, politics and card games. Sena was a committed supporter of civil rights. She was also known as a world-class shopper, with an unfailing ability to find something of quality at a price difficult to comprehend. Sena loved her family most of all. Although she had a difficult last few months, Sena was comforted to have her children by her side when she passed, on Valentine’s Day, to join her beloved husband, sweetheart and best friend, Leon. Sena is survived by her sister Terry Marks of Waldwick, NJ, her son Robert Zinn (Darlene Berkovitz) of Pittsburgh, PA, her daughter Elizabeth Bell-Zinn (Karen Bell-Zinn) of Phoenix, AZ, and her grandchildren Andrew Zinn, Eleanor Zinn, Julie Bell-Zinn and Samuel Bell-Zinn. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 4:30 pm at Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Southern Poverty Law Center in memory of Sena C. Zinn (400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104).