Zeno Zabawsky, 88

Zeno Zabawsky, 88, formerly of 1755 Wilson Ave., Lancaster, passed away at the home of his daughter in Azusa, CA on Saturday, April 19, 2008

Zeno was the husband of the late Helen Hotlock Zabawsky, who passed away in 2005. Born in Stafford Springs, CN, he was the son of the late Peter and Pauline Schzlo Zabawsky.

Zeno had worked as a senior test advisor at the Research and Development Center of Armstrong World Industries for 36 years, until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, where he had been voted Man of The Year in years past. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister and an usher at the church.

Zeno was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Assembly, and had served as the Grand Knight and Treasurer for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Council 6810.

He attended North Carolina State University, and graduated in 1941 from Alfred University in Alfred NY with a BS in Ceramic Engineering.

He is survived by his son, Z. Charles Zabawsky of Lancaster, his daughter Susan Jean Keenan of Azusa, Ca and 4 grandchildren: Theresa Lyn Zabawsky, Daniel and Doug McCullough, and Joey Gargano.

Friends will be received on Saturday from 9-10AM at St Leo The Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601 with the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM, the Rev William Sullivan as Celebrant. Interment in St Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Zeno’s memory to St. Leo The Great Catholic Church. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, PA 393-9661.

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There will come a day when the tears of sorrow will softly flow into tears of remembrance…and your heart will begin healing itself…and grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy…and you will hear the whisper of hope. There will come a day when you will welcome the tears of remembrance…as a sun shower of the soul…a turning of the tide…a promise of peace. There will come a day when you will…risk loving…go on believing…and treasure the tears of remembrance. All those sleeping in their graves will wake up and sing for joy. As the sparkling dew refreshes the earth, so the Lord will revive those who have long been dead."-Isa. 26:19.

My thoughts are with you both at the passing of your father. I remember him fondly from church services while I attended St. Leo’s Church. I am sure he will be missed greatly by both of you. I will say a prayer for all of you.

My Deepest Sympathy for your loss.

Denise (Amico) Glatfelter
LCHS Class of 71

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