3/24/1924 – 12/16/2019
Jean Lizano passed away peacefully on Dec. 16 at the age of 95 after a brief illness surrounded by family and friends. Jean (née Zubris) was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 24, 1924. As a young girl, she attended a fair with friends where a palm reader predicted that she would marry a man from overseas. Jean laughed it off until a few years later when she met and fell in love with Alfredo Lizano from Costa Rica. They married, settled in Queens, New York and had a daughter, Alicia. Their home was always filled with warmth and laughter. Jean worked in business and health insurance, spending 17 years at Blue Cross. In 1992, Alfredo and Jean moved to Carpinteria, California to be closer to their daughter. After Alfredo passed away in 1998, Jean filled her life with travel, theater and enjoying time with friends. In addition to her husband Alfredo, she is predeceased by her son-in-law, Joel Sorkin. She is survived by her daughter, Alicia (Sorkin), and many nieces and nephews who have fond memories of her. Above all, Jean will be remembered for her loving devotion to her family as well as her kindness and concern for others. This was her mission in this world. Special thanks to all the medical staff at Cottage Hospital, Valle Verde and Mission Terrace who cared for her over the past months.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 5750 Via Real in Carpinteria at 1 p.m.