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Joseph P. Zozula


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Joseph P. Zozula Obituary
Joseph Peter "Joe" Zozula, 82, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Hillside Estates, Connellsville, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 1, 1936, in Scottdale, the son of the late Michael and Mary (Yelenosky) Zozula. Joe graduated from Scottdale High School in the Class of 1954. Prior to enlisting into the Air Force, where he proudly served his country from 1956 until 1960, he was employed at McCrory's in Scottdale, and then later in Carnegie. Once discharged from the service, he began working for International Paper and later worked for and retired from Robertshaw. Joe was a lifelong, devoted member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale, where he was the cantor for over 50 years. In addition to being the cantor, Joe served as an usher and as a church elder. He dedicated his time and was very conscientious with the care of his church. He was an avid baseball player and used to play for a church baseball league. He loved the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. He also was an avid coin collector. He loved going to the casinos and on various bus trips. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on holidays and during family gatherings. Joe will fondly be remembered for his gentle, kind demeanor and caring personality toward his family and friends. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Left to cherish Joe's memory are his sister, Mary Ann Zozula, of Scottdale; sister-in-law, Janet Zozula, of Mt. Pleasant; nieces, Patricia McGuire (Jim), of Carnegie, Michelle Moscalink (Charles), of Uniontown, and Marcia Collins (John), of Lemont Furnace; nephews, Paul Michael Zozula (Lynne), of Salem, Ind., Kerby Zozula, of Ventura, Calif., Gregory Zozula (Rhonda), of Claysville, and Kevin Zozula (Kathy), of Acme; several great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and many cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Magdaline "Maggie" Tomasko (Michael); brothers, Paul Zozula (Theresa) and Edward Zozula; great-nephew, Kevin McGuire; and twin great-nieces, Allison Faith Collins and Becca Hope Collins; and niece, Sara Zozula.
Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, PA 15425, where the Parastas will be held at 6 p.m. Additional visitation will be held from 8 until 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, when the Panachida service will be held. The divine liturgy will immediately follow at 10 a.m. in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Oleh Seremchuk as celebrant. Committal will follow at St. John's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Scottdale, where full military rites will be accorded by VFW Post 7781.
Joe's family would like to thank the staff of Scottdale Manor and a special thanks to the caring staff of Hillside Estates and Amedisys Hospice for their excellent, compassionate care toward Joe. If you wish to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website, www.paulgfinkfuneralhome.com.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2018
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