Joseph Zinzella (1927 - 2014)

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Joseph Zinzella, 87, Erie, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at UPMC Hamot with his family at this side.
Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Morris Zinzella.
Joseph attended the Punxsutawney School System and went to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, mainly in the South Pacific.
After being honorably discharged, he located in Erie, first working for General Electric.
Later his strong interest, training and abilities in electronics led him into a 30-year career at Erie Strayer, retiring in 1989.
Joseph was baptized in the Catholic faith as an infant and that religion has remained an integral and strengthening part of his life. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church in Erie.
His quiet, reserved demeanor coupled with a strong sense of wit and humor made Joseph the unique and special person that we knew him to be. He was an avid ham radio operator and derived a strong sense of pride maintaining his home.
He greatly enjoyed following sports on TV, especially baseball and the Boston Red Socks and football with Notre Dame.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Irene (Skraba) Zinzella, whom he married Nov. 22, 1947; a sister, Gertrude Anderson of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and their families. He had a special bond with his nephew, Gary Zinzell of Monroeville.
He was also preceded in death by six brothers: Andrew, George, Harry, John, Michael Jr. and Thomas; and three sisters: Alice Bendlock, Anna Lincinsky and infant sister, Agnes.
There will be no viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will show reverence for his body and offer comfort and hope to all who wish to mourn his passing at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's R. C. Church, 15 Robinson St., DuBois. Officiating will be the Rev. Daniel Kresinski, Pastor of St. Michael's R. C. Church and the Rev. David Renne of Our Lady of Peace. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the choice of the donor with special thanks from the family.
Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., Erie.
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2014
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