Marjorie Anne Zeleznik
July 28, 1933 – June 10, 2020
With great sadness, we announce the loss of our mother, Marjorie Anne Zeleznik (née Kopcsik). Born in Detroit, Michigan, she passed away peacefully at her home in Rocky River, Ohio. She was 86 years old.
Marjorie was married to NASA physicist, Frank J. Zeleznik, for 50 years before his passing in 2009.
A graduate of Mt. Carmel Mercy School of Nursing in Detroit and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve, Marjorie also completed her Masters degree in Education at Cleveland State University. Her career spanned 33 years and included nursing positions at Fairview General Hospital and St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Her St. Vincent career evolved when she became a clinical nursing instructor at the School of Nursing and later became the Director of the Continuing Medical Education program. One of Rocky River Senior Center's Volunteers of the Year, Marjorie was known for her community involvement. She was active in the following organizations and held numerous leadership positions: Red Cross of Rocky River, Christ Child Society, Rocky River Community Emergency Response Team, College Club West, Beachcliff Women's Club, Three Arts Club of Lakewood, Women's Committee of the Rocky River Public Library and the Rocky River Historical Society.
In addition to ourselves, Marjorie is survived by Nancy's husband, Phong, and her grandchildren, Kevin and Michael. She is also preceded in death by our sister, Judith.
Warmly, Nancy & Susan
Marjorie Anne Zeleznik
Jane F Marek
June 28, 2020
My sympathies on the loss of your mother. I remember her as one of my favorite and most nurturing nursing instructors at SVCH- she was a great role model and positive influence on my own career. I graduated in 1975 and still remember how kind she was.
June 19, 2020
Marjorie, Jean, and Vera
met because their husbands Frank Zeleznik, Nelson Sanger, Frank Molls knew each other from working at NASA. in Cleveland , Ohio. The year was 1997. and we were all retired and so started a 20+ year friendship . We went to
each other’s houses ... we went out to dinner ... the ladies got together for lunch...
“ Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end “...
But there is nothing as sure as change !
Amy (Sterle) Pate
June 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, Nancy and Susan. I have such wonderful memories visiting “Aunt Marge” and “Uncle Frank’s” house in Rocky River growing up.
I will forever remember your mom’s kind smile, gregarious laugh and big hugs! She was one of the kindest, smartest, strongest and most humble women I have had the pleasure of knowing. (My mom and dad always talked about how smart she and your dad were.)
Memories of her and your dear dad will always hold a special place in my childhood memories. They were both so down to earth and treated me and my siblings like family. I consider you both “cousins” and would love to get back in touch sometime. God bless you both, and please know that I will be praying for you.
June 16, 2020
I remember Mrs Zeleznik as a wonderful teacher in nursing school. She had a love for travel and I would love to hear about her travels later in life when she visited My sympathies to her family who she loved very much. Marilyn Srsen RN
June 15, 2020
We will miss Marge at the Beach House. She was such a nice lady. Always had something interesting and pleasant to say. My condolences.
Eileen Cummings Zavarella
June 14, 2020
My sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure and honor to work with Marge when she was an instructor at SVCH. Her knowledge and experience was invaluable to me when I was a new instructor. For many years after the School of Nursing closed, a number of the instructors would meet for brunch once a year. Marge always was cheerful and a pleasure to be with.
June 14, 2020
I was so sorry to see that Mrs. Zeleznik had passed away. I am a retired R.N. from St. Vincent Charity Hospital and knew her very casually. We never worked together but I remember her as a friendly person with a good sense of humor and a reputation as a great teacher and an excellent nurse. I know she will be missed.
June 14, 2020
Mrs. Zeleznik was one of my favorite instructors at St. Vincent. We also worked together for the Christ Child Society. My sympathies to her family.
June 13, 2020
My sympathies to the family on the loss of Mrs. Zeleznik. She was one of my favorite nursing instructors at Charity and was a large influence on the nurse that I am today. I hope she knew how many future nurses she helped form and all the subsequent lives we have all touched.
Dianne Rahija Himmelman, Class of 1984
June 12, 2020
I have such fond memories of Mrs Zeleznik from nursing school at SVCH, graduating in 1975.
She was so encouraging, nurturing, kind, and served as a role model for the nurse I wanted to be. I am so fortunate to have had her as an instructor in nursing and life. She had the greatest smile! My sympathies to her family.