Shirley "Tippy" Miller Zeko, 78 of Concord, NC and formerly of Accord, NY,
passed away on November 11 at her home in North Carolina. Born October 24, 1934
in Spring Glen, NY, she was the wife of Robert J. Zeko, who preceded her in
death, and the daughter of the late Henry Miller, Sr. and Tessa Avery Miller.
Tippy spent much of her life as a homemaker caring for her family after years of
employment at New York Telephone Company and the New York Correctional Facility
in Napanoch, NY. While raising her family, Tippy helped her husband operate his
independently-owned business, Zeko Plumbing & Heating.
Tippy raised a large family and leaves behind six children, Karen Rinaldi of
Kerhonkson, NY, Lisa Landon of Concord, NC, William Farrell of Accord, NY,
Pamela Ogle of Clover, SC, Shawn Farrell of Kerhonkson, NY, and Christopher Zeko
of Tannersville, NY. She was blessed with 20 grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren. Tippy also leaves behind her three siblings, Paul "Pudge"
Miller of NC, Irene Miller Whaley of NJ, and George Miller of NY, along with
many dearly loved nieces, nephews and friends. Several siblings preceded her in
death, Carl "Stubby" Miller, Robert Miller, Marrion Miller Damns, Charles
Miller, Henry "Hank" Miller and William Miller.
Services for Tippy will be held on Friday, November 16 at Loucks Funeral Home in
Ellenville, NY. Visitation will be from 12 - 2 pm; a graveside service will follow at
Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville. Family and friends will gather at the Accord Firehouse
following the graveside service.