Thursday, April 18, 2019 Medina 74°


Judy "Pooh" Zsarnay


Judy "Pooh" Zsarnay, 75, of Santa Paula, California, left this Earth on January 13, 2019 at home in Santa Paula. Judy was born in Chatham, to Michael and Lillian Esterle on August 27, 1943.

She went to Cloverleaf Senior High School in Lodi and graduated in 1961.

Judy is survived by her immediate family: son, Christopher Zsarnay; daughter-in-law, Lois; granddaughter, Abby; son, Jeff Zsarnay, Sr.; grandsons, Jeffery and Zack; brother Mike Esterle; sister-in-law, Judi; nephews, Keith and Kurt; sister-in-law, Rita Esterle; nephew, Matt and niece, Denise and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her life partner, Kenny Dezendorf; parents, Michael and Lillian Esterle; brother, Denny Esterle and nephew, Mark Esterle.

Judy was a loving, caring, giving and selfless person that loved gardening and cooking. For 20 years prior to moving to Santa Paula, she drove semi-truck cross Country with her life partner, Kenny Dezendorf.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the outpouring of love that Judy has received from both family and friends.

There will be a celebration of life at "Pooh’s Kitchen" in Santa Paula in lieu of funeral services. Date to be determined.

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