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Joseph John "Joey" Zitko


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Joseph John "Joey" Zitko Obituary
Joseph John Zitko (Joey) passed away on September 3, 2010 in Delano, California from the result of a fatal car accident. He was on his 46th consecutive yearly dove hunting trip with his beloved "wild bunch", a group of childhood friends from both San Pedro and Delano. Born on October 8, 1951 to Violet and John Zitko, Joey was a lifelong resident of San Pedro. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer. Working in the restaurant business his whole life, he has been the manager of Trani's Restaurant for the past 13 years. Known for his sense of humor, humility and unabiding love and loyalty for his family and friends, Joey will be forever remembered and missed. He is survived by his lifelong love of 23 years, Carol; her daughter, Nicole; adoring sister, Evon; and her family, treasured first cousins, aunt, uncle and countless cherished friends. A memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, September 10, 2010 at noon at Mary Star of the Sea Church in San Pedro. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Widows and Orphans Fund, 1320 N. Eastern Avenue, FCCF #250, Los Angeles, CA 90063, attn: Mary Lou Gutierrez. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at mcnerneysmortuary.com. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.


Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 8, 2010
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