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July 12, 2014

Charlotte Virginia Zorn Frese

CONNEAUT LAKE — Charlotte Virginia Zorn Frese, 83, of Conneaut Lake, and most recently of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

Born July 27, 1930, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Frank W. and Elmira M. Digby Thompson. She married Gerald C. Zorn Sr. in 1954 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1973. She then married Clanton Frese on Oct. 11, 1980. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2006.

Charlotte was a 1948 graduate of Carrick High School in Pittsburgh. She was a loving and devoted homemaker. In her younger years, she had worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for several years. She had also worked for Conneaut Lake Park.

Charlotte was a longtime member of the Linesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). She was a member of Harmonsburg United Methodist Church and was very active in the Women’s Group at the church.

She was a very warm and kind-hearted person who loved everyone. Charlotte was always there to help and enjoyed socializing with everyone. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow up.

Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine C. DeMarco and her husband, Dr. Anthony, of Erie; a son, Gerald C. Zorn Jr. of Conneaut Lake and his special friend, Diane Raines; her grandsons, Anthony M. and Christopher D. DeMarco, both of Erie; her granddaughters, Karissa A. and Angela L. Zorn, both of Meadville; a stepson, Edward Frese and his wife, Michelle, of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Jay Thompson and his wife, Betty; her little friend, Benjamin E. Raines; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a sister, Lorraine Thompson; and a grandson, Mark Frese.

Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 Route 6, Linesville.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Dave Brumagin, of Trinity United Methodist Church and Meadville Medical Center Pastoral Care, officiating.

Burial will be private in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Meadville.

Please share a condolence or memory of Charlotte for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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