Mitchell Zunich
1926 - 2020
Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel - Lorain
3224 Broadway Avenue
Lorain, OH
Mitchell Zunich, 93, of Avon, died Sunday April 19, 2020 at his home at St. Mary of the Woods Assisted Living in Avon.He was born May 10, 1926 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain County resident.Mitch served with the US Army during World War II in the 357th Regiment of the 90th Infantry Division. He participated in the battles of Rhineland and Central Europe and received the European-African-Middle-Eastern Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Occupation Medal for Germany. His division was awarded the Bronze Star and participated in the liberation of Flossenburg Concentration Camp.Mitch attended the Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He founded Mitchell Zunich & Co Certified Public Accountants retiring in 2001. Mitch was active in the community having served as an officer, president and board member of many organizations including the Lorain Rotary Club, Lorain Salvation Army, Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority, the City Bank Co, Lorain Family YMCA, Clearview School Board and St Vladimir Orthodox Seminary. He was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Lorain, the Serbian National Federation, the Ohio Society of CPAs and the AICPA.In 2017, Mitch traveled to Washington DC aboard the Honor Flight and was one of 13 World War II veterans to be honored for their service and tour the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his sons: Mitch Zunich of Cleveland and Rob (Eva) Zunich of Avon Lake; grandchildren: Neven, Dane, Rada & Mila Zunich and sister, Sophie Tyrin of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Violet M. Zunich (née Kobac) on Sept 7, 2014; infant son, Nick Zunich in 1959; parents, Nikola & Stanka Zunich (née Kunic); brothers: Demeter, George, Nick & Mike Zunich and sisters: Mildred Stamatis, Dorothy Kovan, Nellie Raynovich and Mary Zunich.Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, private family funeral services will be held. Hieromonk Nektarije Tesanovic of St George Serbian Orthodox Church will preside with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.Memorial contributions can be made to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3355 Grove Ave, Lorain, OH. 44055 or St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY. 10707.Arrangements are under the direction of Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Online condolences can be made at

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So sorry for your loss Mitch.
Maryann Vargo
April 21, 2020
RIP Sir, you are a true American hero. Thank you for your service to our great country. Prayers for strength and peace to the family during this most difficult time.
Jason Barnard
April 20, 2020
Offering our deepest condolence to the family for your loss. Vjecnaja pamjat.
Debbie, Jim;, and Evan Gilmore
April 20, 2020
To the Mitch Zunich Family,

So very sorry for your loss. May you find strength during this difficult time from those that are praying for your family. Sending much love and a hug.

I remember riding the bus from school with Mitch and the bus would stop at the office to let Mitch off. Mr. Zunich would wave at us!

Noelia "Nouie" Velez Nodal
Nouie Nodal
April 20, 2020
He was an especially good friend to our father and to Hilandar in America. Our sincere condolences to his family. May his memory be eternal! Predrag Matejic
Predrag Matejic
April 20, 2020
While I did not Mitchell as well as my dear friend and his brother George. I know he was an outstanding Orthodox Christian and community leader. My sympathy to the family and the assurance of the Risen Christ we shall meet again be with you.

Dr. Blake Wagner Sr., Retired Pastor,
Emmanuel Church, 1959-67
Blake Wagner Sr.
April 20, 2020
I knew Mitch and his wonderful family almost all of my life. I admired him as a businessman and a pillar of St George Serbian Church. Actually I have Mitch to thank for choosing Accounting as a major at Miami University. My career turned out very well. He and Vi were very close friends to my parents and now the four of them are together again and can sign up for the next cruise in the house of our Heavenly Father.
Memory Eternal Mitch. My best to the three who have waited patiently for your assention. I will see you again but not yet my friend, net yet.

Dave and Sharon Tumbas
Dave Tumbas
April 20, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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