Zakie (Zalfa) DulbsApril 3, 1923 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 94)
Zakie (Zalfa) Dulbs, 94, passed away on June 3rd, 2017 @ 9:33pm at Promedica Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. Zakie was born in Central Falls, RI on April 3rd, 1923 to Saline and Alia Zalfa, whom originated from Damascus, Syria. Zakie, her 2 brothers and 4 sisters, were first generation born here in the United States.
Zakie owned and operated, Zakie’s Beauty Studio in Pawtucket, RI for 10 years. During that time, she won the state hairdressing contest. On February 27, 1965 she married Richard O. Dulbs and in 1966 had their only child Richard Z. Dulbs.
In 1966 Richard and Zakie moved to Sylvania, OH. After moving to Sylvania, Zakie became a member of St. Joseph Church. She was very active in the community where she was a member of Project Hope, The Women’s League of Ohio (The Coterie Chapter), a life time member of the Flower Hospital Auxiliary and Toledo Symphony, a member of Lourdes University Auxiliary and a member and avid golfer at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Zakie was a competitive golfer. She was a member of the 9 Holers and 18 Holers at Highland Meadows. She was also very passionate about Sylvania and the trees in the city. One year she entered a contest, in Sylvania, to pick out the largest tree. She wound up finding the second largest tree in the city. She was very proud of her accomplishments and loved to tell us all about them. She was a tenacious woman, her tenacity got her husband an honorary lifetime membership at Highland Meadows.
Zakie is survived by her husband Richard O., son Richard Z. and her sister Jean Gianini. Zakie was blessed to have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Donna J. (Keeler) Dulbs and her 2 sons, AJ and Noah Simpson.
Family and friends are invited to Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm. A memorial mass @ St. Joseph Catholic Church will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10a.m.