Pamela Alicia Irvin Lazorko, 54, of Philadelphia, a nurse and volunteer worker for the homeless, died Saturday, Feb. 1, of breast cancer at her home.
Born in Chester, Mrs. Lazorko moved to Media and graduated from Nether Providence High School. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from La Salle University in 1993, and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
She juggled her career and education while being a devoted mother to her four children, her family said in a tribute.
"She was always working or continuing her education or taking care of the kids," said her husband, Paul. "We adopted four children who were foster children. She was a mother in her heart."