ZAWIE, Harriet E.

ZAWIE, Harriet E.

HARRIET E. ZAWIE (nee Hafer). Age 77. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Gregory (Tracy), and Karen Stakolich (Scott). Dear grandmother of Samantha and Katelyn Stakolich and Lauren, Lindsey, and Logan Zawie. Dear sister of the late Henry Hafer. Harriet was a nurse for 40 years at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family Cancer Home 6707 State Rd. Parma, Oh 44134.

Please meet the family at church for a Memorial Mass Wed. 10/28 at 11am at St. Anthony of Padua. To offer condolences visit


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  1. Kathy Yarcusko on October 22nd, 2020 4:46 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Zawie/Stakolich families. I was blessed to have this special lady as my dear friend. May she rest in eternal peace.

  2. Tracy Benyak on October 22nd, 2020 8:21 pm

    She will be greatly missed.: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Irish headstone
    Love, Pat, & Tracy

  3. nancy gardner on October 22nd, 2020 8:37 pm


    You and Anne better behave yourselves up there !!

    We had a great time in Vegas together a few years ago. You will be missed. Sympathies and Prayers to all your family. Nanci Gardner

  4. Lorie (Jereb) Worthington on October 22nd, 2020 9:19 pm

    Greg and Karrie- I loved your firecracker if a mom. She was one in a million. I have the very best memories growing up, with our backyards touching, scooting through the hedge, as soon as I got a glimpse of her outside. You two were her heart and soul. And your ridiculously good looking dad, her love. May your memories get you through these very hard days. Big hug, Lor

  5. Marie Dylong on October 23rd, 2020 10:54 am

    Bob and I want to express our sincere sympathy to the entire Family of our dear friend and neighbor Harriet. She will be missed. Each time I walk our dogs by her home, a tear comes to my eyes and a tug to my heart as memories of Harriet come to me. Memorable – that’s Harriet.I knew her as a strong, organized, out-spoken woman (there was no guile in her), who was devoted to her family and a compassionate, caring soul, always willing to help anyone in need. It was a privilege to bring her Jesus in Communion these last several weeks. I rejoice that she is now at peace in the arms of Jesus her Savior and Lord.

  6. Carol Williams on October 23rd, 2020 11:04 am

    Karen, Greg, and granddaughters, Harriet was a very special friend to me I was blessed to have her in my life for so many years! I know she will be missed terribly by all of you and the many people that called her a friend! Carol

  7. Christine Horton on October 23rd, 2020 12:22 pm

    My thoughts are with you all. It was an absolute pleasure knowing Mrs. Zawie and I always enjoyed our talks when I saw her.

    Take care,

  8. Tim Smith on October 23rd, 2020 3:51 pm

    Greg, Karen and family: I’m so sorry to learn of Harriet’s passing. I am so fortunate to have known her and worked with her so many years. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  9. Carol Williams on October 23rd, 2020 6:45 pm

    Karen, Greg, and granddaughters, Harriet was a very special friend to me I was blessed to have her in my life for so many years! I know she will be missed terribly by all of you and the many people that called her a friend! Rest in peace Harriet.

  10. Mary Ann Desmarteau on October 24th, 2020 10:33 am

    My most sincere sympathy on the loss of your
    Dear MOM and “MIN”!
    May she Rest in God’s Eternal Peace.
    The.pain.of her loss reflects how deeply
    our hearts have loved.
    Know my Friend,you will be dearly missed!!!❤️❤️❤️

  11. Nancy Najpaver on October 25th, 2020 3:10 pm

    Dear Greg and Karen and families, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with your mom and Grandma early in my career at SVCH.She was a loving and compassionate caregiver, a great teacher-many lessons to the young resident doctors and nursing staff and families, and a nurturer of souls. She was feisty, funny as heck, fair, and patient.
    She spoke of you all everyday we worked together Andrew she and your Dad teamed up for your family. I will always treasure our conversations sharing rides home with her and sharing pie and drinking coffee at your house. Years later I ran into your Mom at Pettiti’s
    shopping for plants and she suggested Baker’s Square for a bite of pie.
    “Anna” as she referred to herself, still had that fiery twinkle in her eyes and quick wit. She was a blessing in my life. My condolences and
    prayers for all of you.

  12. Pat Stropko-O'Leary on October 25th, 2020 7:43 pm

    Harriet and I were together for 3 years at Charity Hospital School of Nursing. I admired her as someone who always wanted to do the right thing. I will miss the reunions and our lunches. She would amaze me by remembering everything, including the names of all my kids and their ages. She was a good friend, a great nurse and a faith-filled woman.

  13. Nancy Kasick on October 25th, 2020 9:22 pm

    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. She loved you dearly. It was a joy to work with her many years ago. She was a firecracker and made even our hard days fun. Will miss her. RIP dear friend.

  14. Mary Long on October 26th, 2020 4:10 pm

    I worked with Harriet at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center- such a pleasure & always had such great whit! She’s keeping everyone in heaven laughing for sure!

  15. Tim and Barbara Necker on October 28th, 2020 2:42 pm

    To All Those Who Loved Harriet,

    We will surely miss the fun lady across the street who always had a smile for us and was so nice to our grandson. She was a friend to many of us, and would that we could have changed her situation in some way, we surely would have.
    To her family, know that she was a good neighbor and friend and spoke of you so often with love and pride.

    Tim & Barb

  16. Mary Ellen Newman on October 30th, 2020 7:39 pm

    Dear Zawie family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Harriet “Zawie” at SVCH many years ago. I always looked forward to working with her, she had a bubbly personality and positive attitude, and a pure JOY to work with. Heaven just received a terrific nurse! Thinking and praying for your family.

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