Albert Zappia

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LOGAN, W.Va. — Mr. Albert Zappia, 94, of Logan, was born April 12, 1920, at Maropati, Italy, a son of the late Thomas and Marina Napoli Zappia. He departed this life Sat., May 3, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Tommy and Jimmy, and sister, Marina.

Mr. Zappia was the former owner and operator of the Modern Shoe Shop in Logan where he was a shoe repairman and Orthotist. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army, discharged on Nov. 29, 1945, with a rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He served in the Cannon Company of the 136th Infantry Regiment of the 33rd Division, serving in the Pacific Campaigns of New Guinea and Luzon and the occupation of Japan. He earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, and two liberation ribbons on which he also earned three Bronze Stars. Later, he retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1980 as a Chief Warrant Officer W-4. He was the past commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Unit that was stationed in Logan and past commander and member of the American Legion Post 19 for over 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Lorene Adkins Zappia; sons, Harold (Lisa) Zappia of Shepherdstown and Humbert (Sandy) Zappia of Given; brother, Nick Zappia of Cincinnati, Ohio, and grandchildren, Daniel Allison, Michael, Joseph and Marie.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thurs., May 8, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Father Yesu Golla officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill with Military Graveside Rites.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Logan Banner from May 5 to May 6, 2014
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