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Elaine Zemeckis

Elaine Michelle Zemeckis (Rusnak)

Friday August 24, 1951 - Monday September 30, 2019
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Elaine M. Zemeckis, 68, of Emmaus, PA, and formerly of Garfield and Edison, NJ, passed away on September 30, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Leonard Zemeckis. They celebrated 43 years of marriage in February 2019. Born in Passaic, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Eleanor Rusnak. Elaine was a graduate of Felician College, where she received a B.A. in Education in 1973. For over 40 years, she was a math teacher, first in the Charles H. Brewer School and then in the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, both in Clark, NJ, before retiring in 2013.
Surviving with her husband are her son Dr. Douglas Zemeckis of Toms River, NJ, her daughter Cynthia, wife of Dr. Steven Falowski of Coopersburg, PA, her two beloved grandchildren: Caroline and Xavier Falowski; and her brother Robert Rusnak of Lehighton, PA.
All are invited to gather from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Falk Funeral Home, 1418 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055. A Catholic Prayer Service will be held at 1 PM. Following the service, she will be interred in Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to be made to a memorial scholarship that has been established by making checks out to "Elaine Zemeckis Memorial Scholarship" and mailed to: Edward Grande, Superintendent of Schools, Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ 07066.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 1:00pm
    Father Jerome A. Tauber
  • Interment

    Holy Saviour Cemetery
    2575 Linden Street
    BETHLEHEM, PA 18017
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Donations are being accepted for: Elaine Zemeckis Memorial Scholarship.


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Stephanie Aurilia-Miller

Posted at 09:09am
My deepest condolences. Elaine is a beautiful woman inside and out. She made a lasting impression on so many peoples lives and changed them for the better. She will be missed but never forgotten.

Merisa Allen

Posted at 07:32pm
“ Zemeckis Family,
Our condolences on the loss of your beloved Elaine. I had the pleasure of getting to know Elaine and watch her be a loving Grandmother to Caroline and Xavier. She was so devoted to her family. I am thankful for the advice on raising children and a family that she gave to me during our many talks. We will miss seeing her smile light up the Paula Court. Elaine, May you rest peacefully in God’s loving arms.
Merisa and David Allen

Kim Lastrina

Posted at 04:44pm
We shared a middle name and a Polish background and from the minute I met her we also shared a special bond. I will miss your smiles, your positive nature, your listening ear and your laugh. You were so special to me.

Doug, Cindy and Uncle Lenny words cant begin to explain my heartbreak over this news. Know that you were blessed to have the best of the best and she loved you. My sincere deepest condolences. Love you all!

Tammy Poissonnier Posted at 08:52pm

Kim, sincerest condolences to the entire family! My thoughts and prayers are with all!! RIP Elaine!!!

Kathy & Matt Cugliari and Diane & Bob Garrity

Posted at 02:41pm
With heartfelt condolences,
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Susan Minutella

Posted at 07:00pm
Lenny, Cindy, Doug, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Elaine. Elaine and I were best friends growing up at Camp O. How couldn't we be, with barely 6 feet in-between bungalows we were always talking to each other out the windows. We had such great times together and I mean great! I will never ever forget her and those times we had together. Hopefully she has met up with Aunt Sophie and they're playing cards together just like we use to do at their kitchen table when the weather was bad for something to do. I remember going to church with her every Saturday night even though I wasn't Catholic and when she had to do confession I use to tease her and tell her I was going to go in there and confess to the priest that I wasn't Catholic and she would say, NO you can't do that and we would laugh and laugh. There are just so, so many visions in my head right now of the wonderful times we had every summer. I am so sorry for your lose. Elaine was a beautiful person inside and out. Love, Sue Minutella (Mavus)

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