Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

November 29, 2013

Zan Hendrika Moritz Martin

VALDOSTA — Martin, Zan Hendrika Moritz, 69, of Tampa, Florida, graduated to heaven on Wednesday morning under the assurance that Jesus has given in the gospels.  Zan was a dedicated and loving wife to Bill, mother to Kimberly and Natalie, and grandmother (“Mimi”) to her grandsons, William and Andrew DiMisa.  She is also survived by her son-in-law, Joe DiMisa, and her caretaker step-son, Michael Wyatt.  Throughout her life, she had an endless ability to show these people how much she loved them.  Zan was raised in Lakeland and Ft. Pierce, Florida, and was predeceased by her grandmother, Amanda Alexandria (“Zannie”) Cannon, parents John and Mary Moritz, and her son John Patrick Martin.        

She was a successful businesswoman and proficient organizer for her adoring husband, Bill. She and Bill enjoyed a storybook romance and were inseparable. Over the years Zan and Bill were actively involved in the Florida Jaycees, Kiwanis, Children’s Home of Tampa, Faith Children’s Home, J. Clifford McDonald Training Center, Florida Kidney Foundation, CBMC, Christian Legacy Foundation, March of Dimes, The Billy Graham Crusade, and Luis Palau Festival.

Zan leaves a legacy of passion for life and dedication and commitment to family couched in a steadfast personal faith. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. John’s The Evangelist Catholic Church in Valdosta, Georgia.  

The family wishes to thank the many friends who extended prayers and support during Zan’s battle with cancer and whose numbers are too great to individually name. In particular, Zan would have wished to recognize Mandy Hayman who was like a sister throughout her life. The family appreciates all the care and services provided, especially those by Senior Solutions.

A visitation will be held at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Florida, from 6:30-8:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 1. A Catholic mass celebrating Zan’s life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa at 9:30am on Monday, Dec. 2.    

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • stacks1.jpg Mother Hazel B. Stacks

    Mother Hazel B. Stacks, was born Jan. 27, 1920, to the late George and Rose Baker in Lowndes County, Ga. She transitioned this life on Sunday, July 27, 2014, with her love ones by her side.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert D. Roy

    Robert D. Roy, 75, of Valdosta, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Jesup Health & Rehab in Jesup, Ga.

    July 31, 2014

  • James Dickson.jpg USAF CMSgt (ret) James Laurel ‘Dick’ Dickson

    USAF CMSgt (ret) James Laurel “Dick” Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Natanie Gjertsen.jpg Natalie J. Gjertsen

    Natalie J. Gjertsen, 78, of Valdosta, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Griffin.jpg Charles Lamar Griffin

    Charles Lamar Griffin, 70, of Lake Park, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albert P  McLane.jpg Albert Phillip McLane

    Albert was born in Valdosta, where he spent his childhood with his parents, Carson and Philena McLane, and his three siblings.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Lamar Griffin

    James Lamar Griffin, 85, of Adel, passed away July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Linda Sue Spicer

    Linda Sue Spicer, 68, of Nashville, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at SGMC Berrien Campus.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jack Felton Williams Jr.

    Jack Felton Williams Jr., 77, of Morven, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Bonnie Gerlock Murajda

    Bonnie Gerlock Murajda, 67, of Bogart, Ga., passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

Top News
Poll

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results