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Virginia D. Zakotnik, waitress

Virginia D. Zakotnik, a retired waitress who worked for more than four decades at Washington area restaurants, died July 3 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. She was 89.

The cause was respiratory ailments, said her daughter Linda Morgan. Mrs. Zakotnik was a Silver Spring resident.

Virginia Dare Gooslin was born in Pike County, Ky., and settled in the Washington area as a teenager. She spent much of her career at Hofberg’s delicatessen and later worked at Woodmoor Pastry Shop in Silver Spring.

Her memberships included the Inter-faith Chapel at the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring.

Her husband of 63 years, Theodore G Zakotnik, died in 2010.

Survivors include four children from her marriage, Pauline Barrow of West Palm Beach, Fla., Linda Morgan and Dorinda Hailstock, both of Rockville, and Thomas Zakotnik of Frederick; a daughter from a previous relationship, Leoda Mastro of Poway, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

— Emily Langer

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