The matriarch of the Zika family, Charlotte F. Zika, passed away in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. She was at home under Hospice care so all her children and some of her grandchildren could say goodbye. She was born on Feb. 19, 1936, in Oakland, California. She had four brothers and one sister. She graduated from Castlemont High and attended San Jose State but had to withdraw due to illness. Later when the children were older, she went back to school and earned an accounting degree with a 3.86 average. Charlotte worked for various companies in an accounting capacity. She retired in 2019 as CFO of Ane Rack and Shelving.
She was the world’s busiest volunteer, starting with the Oakland USO where she met her husband of 61 years. She left her mark on the City of Dublin in many ways; 25 years as a catechism teacher at St. Raymond; 20 years on the Dublin High Booster; 15 years as a room mother at Nielsen School; 30 years in the Dublin Women’s Club; 10 years at the fireworks booth; 20 years on the PTA Phoebe Hearst Council; 10 years as a Cub Scout pack leader; 15 years as a Dublin United Soccer volunteer. Charlotte never learned to say no to anyone who needed a worker bee or organizer.