Liberty Zografos A True Educator
Liberty Zografos was a true educator. She graduated from William Patterson University, obtaining her teaching certification. Liberty taught second grade in Woodbury, New Jersey, for over 20 years. Throughout her life, she always maintained her love of education and was always a teacher and a mentor to everyone she came in contact with. After leaving Woodbury, Liberty went back to school to earn her Substance Abuse certification from Rowan University and also her English as a Second Language certification. Liberty rejoined the workforce after her kids were older as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in Deptford Township schools.
Liberty was a deeply religious woman filled with love, passion, and service. She was very proud of her Greek Orthodox faith and served St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in many capacities throughout her life. Liberty was a Sunday School Director and teacher, a member of the Daughters of Penelope, a member of the Hellenic University Club, served on the Senior Citizen’s Committee, Past President and member of the Philoptochos, and was the President of the Hellenic Heritage Dance Group for over 20 years. She also loved working at the “Agora” and could always be found volunteering as the cashier at the indoor tavern.
Liberty understood perfect love—the love taught by Christ, the love that is an eternal vow that never passes away, never changes, never fails. This unconditional love compelled her to always take care of others without seeking a return on her investment. She only wanted to spread love, joy, happiness, and faith to others. Many relied on her as a surrogate mother or sister. She confidently filled the role as advisor, giving others non-judgmental, selfless and inspiring guidance.
Liberty was taken from all of her family and friends, suddenly and way too early. She will always be remembered for the wonderful things she did to help her family, friends, and all of the church organizations.
Submitted by Kathy Zografos