Joan Zverina

Joan Zverina, age 83, a longtime resident of Newark DE and recently a resident of Jenners Pond retirement community in West Grove PA, passed away on July 28 after a short illness.

Joan was predeceased by her son, David. She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Al Zverina; her daughter Linda Zimmerman (Joe); and her granddaughters Sara Zimmerman (boyfriend, John Yox), and Aly Zimmerman (husband, Alex Tryon).

Joan was born in Connecticut and moved several times as a child. She ended up in Strongsville, Ohio where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Al. After moving to Delware, Joan volunteered for various organizations including Welcome Wagon, RSVP, and Delaware Association for the Blind. Once PA became her home, she volunteered for various committees at Jenners Pond and also at Project C.U.R.E. Joan loved to bake and cook and host parties for family and friends.

A special thanks to the staff of Christiana Hospital and Seasons Hospice.

A Celebration of Joan’s Life will take place on Saturday August 11 at 10am in the Alison Hall at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community, 2000 Greenbriar Lane West Grove PA 19390.


Submitted by Rebecca on
Please accept  my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” will unstintingly give us the emotional and spiritual support that we need. 2 Corinthians 1:3. Rebecca

Submitted by Lois Leininger on
Linda, My sincere condolences to you, your family and your dad on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother and Al's wife. May our gracious Lord give you all the peace and comfort in this time of grief knowing that Joan now is free of pain and suffering from all physical ailments. I was honored to have had her as a wonderful email friend through her husband Al who was in my class at Strongsville High School. Joan and I corresponded through email for many years. She indeed will be remembered always. God Bless you all. Lois

Submitted by Chuck on
Joan was the sweetest lovely lady. We first met at the university of Delaware Academy of Life Long Learning. We've been good friends and enjoyed many evenings and dinners together at Jenner;s Pond. Rest in peace fine lady.

Submitted by Mariana Wilke on
Joan has been one of our closest friends. She will live forever in our hearts. George and Mariana

Submitted by Dave Adcock on
Linda, My sincerest condolences to you, your Dad, and the entire family. While it has been many, many years since I've seen you and your parents, the picture of her is beautiful and exactly how I remembered her. I am sorry that I will not be in town for the Celebration of Life, but you can be sure that my thoughts will be with you and family during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dave

Submitted by Irene and Bill ... on
Al and Linda and family: Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy in the passing of Joan. Although it has been many years since we've seen you or Joan, we remember her as a loving person.

Submitted by Fred Dawson on
Dear Zaverna Family: It has been a great honor to have been part of the Zaverna extended family all of these years,David, Linda and oh yes, Al too. Joan was a roll model for all who knew her to aspire to, and so courageous too. I have a confession. I have stolen a few pieces from David and Joan and made them part of me keeping them safe and prospering from them every day Stars are born, stars die, flowers bloom and fade away, every moment we live, we live a moment o f eternity. Sorry I couldn't attend the memorial service (my legs aren't working). , but am there after all . Love, Fred Dawson

Submitted by Nancy Rudolph on
Al, Linda and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Joan welcoming us to the neighborhood, organizing gatherings and the annual Halloween pictures on your staircase. May your memories help you through these difficult times.