Charlene M. Zelko nee (Staton) age 79 passed away suddenly Thursday February 18, 2021. Charlene was the devoted wife of 56 years to the late William A. (Bill) Zelko. Cherished mother of Karen (Robert) Komada, the late William E. (Billy) and the late James A. (Jimmy) Zelko. Loving grandmother of Megan Zelko and Melissa (Jonathan) Kreiter. Dear sister of the late Benjamin (Mary) Staton, the late Donald (Grace) Staton, Marilyn (the late Fred) Melkey, Carolyn Kelly, sister-in-law Patricia (the late Joseph) Zelko. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Charlene enjoyed the theater, music, vacation travels and loved to spend time with her family. She had an amazing personality and sense of humor; all who had the honor of knowing her were the better for it. She was witty, charming, and could easily strike up an engaging conversation with just about anyone, she had a natural tendency to befriend and share a laugh with those around her. She leaves behind beautiful memories of a life well lived.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 06,2021 at 10:30 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Rd. Mesa AZ.