Dr. Joseph Malarkey Zarlengo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Dr. Joseph (Malarkey) Zarlengo, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died untimely on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Florida.

Joseph was an accomplished board-certified emergency room physician, having practiced in Pennsylvania, Florida, West Virginia and Georgia.

Joseph was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School. He was a 1994 graduate of the University of Scranton, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. In 1999, Dr. Zarlengo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Health Sciences - COM, Kansas City, earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

He completed his internship at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2000. In 2003, he completed his residency program at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

In 2012, Dr. Zarlengo was awarded certification in advanced Botox and dermal filler techniques from the Esthetic Skin Institute Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Joseph was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Board of Emergency Physicians and Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

Since his early days in medical school, Dr. Zarlengo was the recipient of many awards including the Bronze Torch Award, in recognition of patient satisfaction, Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national osteopathic honor society, Psi Sigma Alpha, a University of Health Sciences honor society, and topped the charts currently with his patient satisfaction scores.

Dr. Zarlengo was a man endlessly devoted to family, friends and fun. He proudly was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association after being certified as a private pilot in 2004, and he enjoyed flying his wife to many lunch trips in the Florida Keys.

Joe was a PADI advanced open-water diver, certified in 2011 by the Jupiter Dive Center.

Joseph appreciated fine art and culture, supported local talent, music and theater and was an avid collector of red wines and, at once, exotic sports cars. Joe also enjoyed rides up Florida's coastal A1A on his Harley-Davidson and was an annual fixture at Daytona's Bike Week and Biketoberfest.

With all of his hobbies and adventures, Joe was happiest doing dinner and a movie. An authentic Italian restaurant, a good glass of red wine and his family were all he needed to create the perfect evening.

Dr. Zalengo had a magnetic personality; his smile and laughter are what will be remembered most.

Dr. Zarlengo was preceded in death by his parents, the late Thomas Malarkey and Kathleen (Pohutsky) Malarkey, Harding.

He is survived by his loving wife, Melissa (Karis-Fox) Zarlengo; children, Mikaela and Jordan Rowe, Scranton; Ivy Fox and Francesca Zarlengo, West Palm Beach.

Memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.

Funeral Home

Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.  Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 824-4601

Published in Times Leader from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2014