Dorothy Florence Zaninovich Scholarship
This annual scholarship was established by George & Manuela Zaninovich to honor their late mother, Dorothy, who was a very passionate supporter of the arts. Dorothy Florence Zaninovich, was born in San Diego, California. She was the only child of Andrew and Matilda Petrasich. Dorothy was a graduate of Tulare Union High School and Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. She taught school for a short time before marrying her husband, Vincent M. Zaninovich, in 1948. Dorothy was very active in the Delano community. She was a longtime parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church and participated in many activities at the church and at Saint Mary’s School. She served on the Delano cemetery board for many years. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was also a longtime member of California Women for Agriculture. Dorothy enjoyed many hobbies including singing in the church choir, dancing with her husband, listening to opera, playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles. She was a talented painter and needlepoint artist. She was a top-notch chef and cooked lunch every day for her sons up until her 80’s. In later years she loved to spend time near the ocean at her condo in Morro Bay. Dorothy’s generosity knew no bounds. She loved a good joke and had a sharp sense of humor. She will be remembered as a beautiful, vivacious woman with a heart of gold.