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John P. Zangari, 90

October 19, 2014

John P. Zangari, 90, of Lancaster, died peacefully on Sunday, October 19, 2014, while surrounded by his family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Domenico and Mary (Cassido) Zangari. He was the husband of Eileen (Green) Zangari, with whom he celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary in September.
John served during World War II in the European Theater of Operations United States Army as an infantry replacement. After the war, he was stationed in Naples and Livorno, Italy before returning to the States to be honorably discharged. He spent 25 years in the Army Reserves and 10 years in the National Guard, retiring as a Master Sergeant.
John worked in the machine shop at Armstrong Closure Plant and Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corporation for 35 years, retiring at the age of 55. John also worked with his brothers in the pizza business before opening his own shop- Zangari’s South on South Prince Street- which remained in operation from 1977 to 1992. John tossed his last pie at the age of 68.
John was a devout member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was a lifetime member of the Mount Joy American Legion Post #185, Knights of Columbus #867, and the Lancaster Italian Cultural Society. John enjoyed taking walks on a daily basis always stopping to talk to friends and neighbors that he would meet along the way. He loved baseball, spending time with family, recalling fondly his visits to Baker Bowl and Shibe Park, and also was a passionate fan of Notre Dame Football with annual trips to South Bend 10 years straight.
Surviving in addition to his wife Eileen are: two sons, Philip A. and Paul E., both of Lancaster; three daughters, Sybil L., and Sylvia A. Buller, wife of Dave Buller, of Lancaster, and Sheryl M., of Silver Spring; a son-in-law, Dr. Stephen Gershenson of Colmar, PA; and five grandchildren, Jason J. Zangari, husband of Amy Hardeman, of Windemere, FL., Seth L. Gershenson of Baltimore, MD., Carl E. Gershenson, husband of Katie Cousins-Gershenson, of Philadelphia, PA., Kristy L. Buller of New York, NY., and Jill R. Gershenson, wife of Rodrigo Saldana of Montpellier, France.
John is also survived by five brothers: Dominic (Mick) of Satellite Beach, FL., Louis J., husband of Jacqueline (Fitzgerald) of Bausman, Ronald, husband of Marlene (Wiggins) of Lancaster, Benedict (Ben) of Lancaster, and Gerald (Gerry) of Lancaster; and a sister, Marie of Lancaster.
John was preceded in death by a daughter, Shona F. Gershenson; five sisters: Mary (Timp) Fetterhoff, Lucy Van Buskirk, Theresa (Tra) Terriman, Mary Angela and Mary Ann- all of Lancaster; and three brothers: Anthony (Tony) of Middletown, Francis (Fib) and Rev. Father Salvatore Zangari, both of Lancaster.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 24, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 558 W. Walnut Street Lancaster, PA 17603 with the Rev. Michael Messner as Celebrant. Relatives and friends may call at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St. Lancaster, PA on Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. and the Holy Rosary recitation at 7:30 p.m. A second viewing will be held Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman, PA.
Special thanks to the staff at Lancashire Hall in Lancaster and Mount Joy Hospice & Community Care Center for their great care of John.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church or to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr. Lancaster, PA 17601.

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October 27, 2014

Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family. Lisa DiEugenio Good

October 24, 2014

Our sympathy and prayers go out to You and all your family.  John was a special person– allways kind and thoughtful.
Mike & Rosa Mastromatteo

October 24, 2014

Dear Eileen,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and John. We are especially mindful of John’s funeral and burial today. Katie and Carl are our ears and heart to express our condolences and affection to your family.
Richard Cousins and Alice Arant-Cousins
Phoenix AZ
 

October 23, 2014

My condolences to the Zangari family. Thinking about all of you.
    Jimmy Garcia and Family

October 22, 2014

JOHN AND HIS FAMILY WERE ALWAYS GREAT NEIGHBORS,AS WELL AS A WONDERFUL MAN AND FRIEND.I SHARED ALOT OF TIME WITH JOHN AT THE OFF TRACK WATCHING THE HORSE RACES.ALWAYS SMILING,AND LAUGHING.GREAT,GREAT MAN ALWAYS WILLING TO TAKE THE TIME TO TALK AND HELP WHEN HE COULD.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO HIS WONDERFUL WIFE,AND GREAT FAMILY.HE WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND MISSED BY MANY.I KNOW I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU JOHN.THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT FRIEND.YOUR UNDER GODS CARE NOW.NO MORE SUFFERING.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.    JEFF DIFFENDERFER

October 22, 2014

Philip , Paul , Sybil , Sylvia and Sheryl ;  I am sorry for the loss of your Father our prayers are with you in your time of grief , I know he will be missed dearly by all.   
                    Jeff & Brenda Troop

October 22, 2014

Sybil,  my condolences to you and your family.  Ann Humer

October 22, 2014

To all of the Zangari family I am so sorry for your loss.  Uncle John was a quiet but kind man.  He is now with his sister (Nanny) and other family smiling down on us wishing us not to be sad.  Karen A. Fritz

October 21, 2014

Sheryl and family…I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words that can help the pain you are feeling. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.   Kim Hernandez

October 21, 2014

Dear Sybil and Phil, I am sorry to hear the passing of your father.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ray Bowen & Family

October 21, 2014

Dear Zangari family, So sorry for your loss. John was a kind and gentle man.
He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. You’re in my
prayers.  With sincere sympathy, Jim ” Bucky ” Buckwalter

October 21, 2014

All of your RCS family members are praying for you and your family. We love you!
Kim and Stick Ingram

October 21, 2014

Dear Phil and family , We are sorry for the loss of your Pop. Someday we will all join hands again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry and Linda Murphy.

October 21, 2014

Sybil and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love You, Jeff Davis and Donna Speece

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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