John Zona

John E. Zona

Sunday, January 17th, 1932 - Friday, March 8th, 2019
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John E. Zona, 87, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born January 17, 1932 in Shafton, a son of the late Henry and Assunta (Feola) Zona. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a tool and die maker for Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean War, and also as an M.P. in Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon, a social member of the Larimer Volunteer Fire Dept, and he was at one time, Fire Chief for Shafton Volunteer Fire Department. John was one of the original twelve members of Rescue 8 Ambulance of North Huntingdon, which started in 1954, and was a member of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, where he was acting President of The Beer Club. John was also a current Judge of Elections in Precinct 5-2. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Marianne (Bucciarelli) Zona; son, Eric Zona; son-in-law, Michael Jones; grandson, Dominic Zona; and ten brothers and sisters. He is the last survivor of the eleven Zona children. Surviving are five children, Mark Zona and his wife, Diana, of Lexington SC, Debbie Jones, of Trafford, Jeff Zona and his wife, D’Ann, of Utica MI, Ronald Zona and his wife, Janice, of North Huntingdon, Lisa Zona, of North Huntingdon, and daughter-in-law, Cindy Zona, of North Huntingdon; seven grandchildren, Bethany Jones, Adrian, Angela, Emily, Nicholas, and Anthony Zona, and Megan DeMarchi; and three great grandchildren, Carmelina, Juliana, and Vincent. His family and overwhelming number of friends will miss his unique humor, his love for gardening, and his homemade Italian hot sausage. As John would say, “after all of that, they’re back together again”. Friends will be received 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9:20 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Visitation times will be announced.
  • Service

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Agnes Church
    11400 St. Agnes Lane
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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    Parting prayers will be held 9:20 a.m. in the funeral home.
    Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice
  • Interment

    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Bridge Street
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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Shen B

Posted at 06:32pm
Condolences to the Zona family. As the time goes by, may you be comforted by "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials", 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

Dominic, Carolyn, Rosalie, Cecilia & Dominic Paone

Posted at 08:33pm
Jeff and family we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. This is never easy, but please know your dad has found comfort being reunited with your mom. We know they are working together on a beautiful garden in heaven. Sending all our love, The Paone Family
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Rhonda OShea

Posted at 06:55pm
Honoring the life of John Zona. Heartfelt sympathies to Ron And Janice and to all the Zona families.
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Lori and Tom Dillon

Posted at 11:44pm
Our deepest sympathies! So very sorry for your loss. ❤️ Praying for your family.
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Lynda M Bucciarelli

Posted at 04:04pm
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of John's immediate family. I know he will be missed.
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