Faith Aileen Dzara

Dzara-Faith-150x150 ObitFaith Aileen Dzara, age 26, resident of Rye, Colorado, passed away tragically on December 21, 2015 at her home. Born on December 9, 1989 in Erie, PA, Faith is a daughter of Fred T. Dzara and the late Vickie Lee Woods Dzara.

Dzara, Faith A graduate of Cambridge Springs High School in the Class of 2008, Faith continued her education at Edinboro University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2012. She then worked for the Copper Coin and for Uncle Charlies both in Edinboro until beginning a career as a correctional officer at Trinidad State Prison, Trinidad, CO. where she presently was employed. Faith enjoyed expressing herself artistically by painting and drawing, and was specially fond of her horses – JoJo, Ava, and Citrus.

Surviving Faith in addition to her parents – Fred T. Dzara and Penny Dzara of Edinboro are her paternal grandparents – Fred T. Dzara, Sr. and Shirley Dzara of Edinboro; her maternal grandparents – Donna Skelton Smith and, Carl Smith of Edinboro; her maternal grandfather – Tom Woods of Edinboro; four brothers – Quentin Dzara of Pittsburgh, Shaw MacAdam of Edinboro; Trevor Brooks and his wife, Stella of Allentown; and Seth Hoh and his wife, Thomasina of Cranesville; a sister – Jennifer Newara and her husband, Scott of Northeast. Additional survivors include a good friend Dan Whitney of Edinboro and many members of the Woods, Skelton, and Dzara families.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday, December 29th from 2-4 and 6-8 and to services there on Wednesday, Dec. 30th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Editor Note: Faith’s tragic passing has touched many in the community that knew her and the family. Even without personal knowledge of Faith and her family, the tragic end to such a vibrant young life touches the soul. A fund has been set up to help the family with expenses, if you would like to contribute please go to

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