Dorothy H. (Zalas) Nyari

July 22, 1924 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 93)

Dorothy H. Nyari, 93, passed away peacefully after a long illness at 8:44am Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s


Dorothy was born on July 22, 1924 in South Bend to the late Victor and Helen (Walkowiak) Zalas.  On August 1, 1942 in South Bend she married Louis A. Nyari who preceded her in death on December 5, 1986.  She was also preceded in death by her step father Edward Zakrocki, her sister Esther Szczechowski (2013) and her only son Dennis on October 3, 2015.


Survivors include her daughter-in-law Sue Nyari, grandchildren Shari (Nino) Vega and Tammy Nyari, great-grandchildren Haley (Dylan) Ebersole, Katyln Carbiener, Vincent Vega, and Tori Vega and great-great-grandchildren Brayden, Hollyn and Addilyn.


Dorothy retired from RACO after 37 years and then from the University of Notre Dame.


Per her wishes, there will be no visitation.  Private graveside services will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. 


The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful care providers by the Sanctuary at St. Pauls. 


Zahoran Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. To leave an online condolence visit our website

Donations may be made to:

Pet Refuge
2300 W. 6th Street, Mishawaka IN 46544

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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