Barbara Sickels ’70 Zenno

Family and friends are mourning the loss of their beloved Barbara J. Zenno (Phoenix, Arizona), who passed away Aug. 12, 2019 at the age of 71.

She leaves behind her husband John Zenno, her three sons Jeffery Zenno (Robin Zenno), Gregory Zenno and Timothy Zenno (Kelly Armstrong), her sister Kathy Penza (Joe Penza), her brother Michael Sickels (Theresa Sickels), her two granddaughters Betsy Zenno and Penelope Zenno, as well as a large loving, extended family. She enjoyed gardening and horticulture, traveling to the beach, shopping and spending time with her family.

Born in Irvington, New Jersey on July 2, 1948 to Augustine and Eleanor Sickels, she grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey and settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hope College in 1970, followed by her Nursing degree from Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing in Plainfield NJ, where she graduated top of her class. With this knowledge she held a lifelong 26 year career in nursing and in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse. Other organizations she participated in include the Scotch Plains Newcomers Club, where she was President of the organization in 1980.

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