Zalvine Didas

Obituary of Zalvine R. Didas

Wayland Zalvine R. (Kirkum) Didas, age 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at the Hornell Gardens in Hornell. Zalvine “Zip” was born on February 28, 1942 in Bath; she was a factory assembly line worker at Kraft Foods in Avon until retiring. Zip could easily, and quickly, pick out a four-leaf clover; she would challenge others to find one before her and she never lost. Zip kept the clovers and you could find them EVERYWHERE! Anytime she would take a photo with someone, she always responded with, "That's going to cost ya!" Zip loved yellow roses, butterflies, doing her scratchers (scratch-offs), she liked listening to Billy Ray Cyrus & Josh Turner and always said she was going to marry them. Most of all, Zip enjoyed spending time with her family. She is referred to as "Aunt Ruthie" by her nieces and nephews and always made everyone smile. Zalvine is predeceased by her parents: Elmer L. & Martha (Vanzile) Kirkum; her brothers: Cecil, Otis, Lawrence, George, Arthur (Bubby) Kirkum, & Lee Granger and her sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Jenkins. Zalvine is survived by her children: Dave (Natalie Baird) Didas of Wayland NY, Daniel (Debbie Malone) Didas Sr. of Arkport NY, & Tammy (Jerry) Randall of Dansville NY; her grandchildren: Christina-Ann (Robert) Baichly of Manchester MO, Jamie (Daniel) Beck of Canfield OH, Melissa (Ronald) Knight of El Paso TX, Elizabeth (Josh) Merrell of Spencerport NY, Daniel Didas Jr. of Calhoun GA, Alisha (Cole) Weichman of Chili NY, & Allison (Cameron) Seeley of Livonia NY; and her 7 great-grandchildren: Jasmine-Jane, Caroline, Aidan, Jaxon, Emalyn, Harley, Thomas, and several nieces, nephews & cousins. The family would like to sincerely thank Zip's sister-in-law, Patty Granger, for all of her help and genuine care over the last few years. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no public services. Zalvine’s family is planning a Celebration of Life later in the year. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Wayland Hose Company, 14 East Naples Street, Wayland NY 14572.
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