Susan P. Zaveruha

May 19, 1947 — February 6, 2020

Susan Zaveruha, R.N., 72, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away Feb. 6, 2020 due to complications of diabetes. She was born in Bridgeport Conn., May 19, 1947 to parents Dorothy and Lionel Probert. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Paul Zaveruha, M.D., residing on Whidbey Island since 1982, both of them having the privilege of serving the medical needs of the people of this community for 20 years as a registered nurse in Whidbey General Hospital’s Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit and he as general surgeon at WGH since 1982. Susan is also survived by daughter, Deborah Z. Burrus, son-in law, Robert Burrus and twin grandchildren, Brent and Sydney, all of Albuquerque, NM; and daughter, Cynthia Zaveruha, of Agoura Hills, Calif.; and son, Alexander Zaveruha, of Petaluma, Calif. Also, Susan has surviving sisters, Sally and Margurita, and brothers, William and Thomas, all of Connecticut. 

Susan worked as an LPN to support her husband during his medical school training in Washington, D.C. and then furthered her degree to Bachelor of Science in Nursing at State University of New York in Morrisville College and returned in 1978 to the medical profession as a registered nurse in New York, Virginia, and Washington, culminating in her 20 years as R.N at Whidbey General Hospital. Her life was dedicated to her family and to the care of her patients above all else. Susan was a totally giving person.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at Wallin Funeral Home, with a reception to follow. 

Remembrances may be given to the America Diabetes Association in her name.