San Diego, Calif.—Ethel Berkowitz Zablow died peacefully in San Diego on March 21, 2019 at the age of 90.
Ethel is survived by her son Sheldon, her daughter-in-law Lorna, and her grandchildren David and Zoe. She was preceded in death by her husband Eric in 1995 and son Michael in 1972.
Ethel was happily married to Eric and still loved him and talked about their lives together until the end. She dearly missed her son Michael.
Ethel was born on March 27, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey to Lena and Isadore Berkowitz.
After high school, she worked as an administrative assistant at an advertising agency in New York. She married Eric Zablow after his return from military service in the Navy where he participated in the Normandy Invasion. The newly married couple followed Eric’s father to Norfolk where Ethel started working in the medical field as an office manager. After raising her children, she was offered a position to manage a large firm in Florida, so they moved to Ft. Lauderdale. In 1985, they moved to San Diego so Ethel could help manage Sheldon’s medical practice. It was always a challenge because Sheldon thought she worked for him, but Ethel thought he worked for her.
Ethel made friends of all ages and participated in music groups, plays, and benefits to aid others. She was known in the family as the person who kept relatives updated.
A service was held graveside at Forest Lawn in Norfolk. Donations to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Condolences can be sent to Sheldon Zablow at 302 Washington St. #613 San Diego, CA. 92103.