OBITUARY OF HELEN MAZAR
Helen Zarovich Mazar
Born in 1936, during World War II in Luxembourg, Helen fled Nazi persecution as a child to southern France. She grew up and spent most of the War in the region of Bordeaux, France.
After the War, she moved to New York City, attending the prestigious Hunter College in Manhattan. She graduated with a Masters in French and Education from Columbia University. Early in her teaching career, Helen taught at East Carolina University, and in numerous other schools in the Northeast, South and Southwest of the United States.
Helen was married to Ory Mazar, a historian, author and publisher of books, mostly about the Bible, the Holy Land, archaeology, and biblical history. A teacher, an artist, a lover of classical music and the literary arts, Helen was a dedicated mother and a loving wife. She entered the world alone, struggled and burdened by the harsh and turbulent circumstances of her childhood, but left the world better off than when she entered it.
Helen is survived by her two sons, Dan and Joseph, her daughters-in-law, Olga and Clarinda, and her three grandchildren, Sophia, Samantha, and David to which she dedicated much of her life.
All those who knew her will miss her. She will not be forgotten.
“Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them” – George Elliot
Saturday, December 30, 2023
Rolling Hills Cemetery
4810 Tilden Road
Winter Haven, Florida