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Elfriede Kathryn Zawicki, 95, of Sun City, AZ passed away peacefully on May 31, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph. She was born on September 10, 1926 in Koblenz, Germany to John and Lena Filz and lived in Mayen, Germany until emigrating with her parents to Chicago, IL in 1937. She earned B.A. degree from St. Xavier College and a M.Ed. degree from Governors State University. She was a social worker for Cook County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago and taught at McKay Elementary School in the Chicago Public School system. After retiring from teaching she was a social worker for Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, AZ. In retirement she enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and Europe. She was an avid reader and served on various community service boards. She is survived by her sons Marc (Nancy), and Peter (Linda); grandchildren Matthew (Ellie), Monica, Stephen (Alicia), Tommy (Paige), David (Alyssa) and Jack; and great grandchildren Avery and Georgia. Donations in her honor may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona or Sunshine Service of Sun City, AZ. Funeral arrangements are pending.