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Marsha A. Zwart, 66, of West Church Street, West Chazy, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at UVM-CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y., surrounded by family.
She was born in Muskegon, Mich., on June 9, 1951, the daughter of Charles Thomas and Gertrude Irene (Block) Scholl.
While she never graduated high school, she was very proud of attaining her GED later in life and attending college.
She grew up in in Muskegon, Hudsonville, and eventually in Grand Rapids, where she met the love of her life.
Dirk and Marsha were married Feb. 21, 1970, in St. Andrews Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dirk joined the U.S. Air Force soon thereafter which afforded them the opportunity to travel throughout much of the United States and some foreign countries.
Marsha worked as a waitress, cook, babysitter, foster parent and then almost 24 years with the Advocacy and Resource Center as a commercial bus driver. She was very proud of her CDL status. She would never hesitate to remind anyone who would listen that she had it.
Her favorite activities were bowling, getting her nails done, going to the casino and traveling, but most of all, spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Charles Jr. and Donald, and her brother-in-law Pat.
In addition to her husband of 48 years, Dirk P. Zwart, she is survived by her six children, Angelique(Jim) Duval, Tami and fiance Raymond, Dirk P. II and fiancee Jess, Michael and companion Evey, James, Joseph and companion Krissy; her sisters Janet and Carol, brother Gary, sisters-in-law Dorothy and Jollette, her grandchildren, Cody(Karly) Garren, Ashley Garren and fiance Bryant, Juliana Zwart and fiance Lance, Derek and Thomas Oakes, Aislyn and Kyrah Zwart, her five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and her beloved dog and constant companion, Nike.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh. Services will follow at 1 p.m. with Father Reamer officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Advocacy and Resource Center or the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on March 8, 2018
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