Dr. Robert J. Zele­choski

The Morning Call - - OBITUARIES -

Bob Zele­choski, 95, passed away peace­fully at Coun­try Mead­ows on Septem­ber

26, 2019. He was the hus­band of Erma (Di­ulio) Zele­choski and cel­e­brated 70 years of mar­riage in June of this year. Born in John­son­burg, PA, he was one of four sons and two daugh­ters of Joseph and Veron­ica (Dworsky) Zele­choski.

Bob served his coun­try in the Army in Europe dur­ing WWII. He grad­u­ated from Clar­ion Col­lege in 1948 and taught math and physics in high school. He earned a Doc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree from Penn State Univer­sity in 1960 be­fore be­com­ing Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools first at For­est City Re­gional and then at North Schuylkill School Dis­trict. Later in life, he was a fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sor with Ameriprise Fi­nan­cial.

Bob played 3 sports in col­lege; foot­ball, bas­ket­ball, and base­ball. He coached foot­ball at the high school level and of­fi­ci­ated high school bas­ket­ball. He had a try­out with the mi­nor league team of the Phillies, and turned down an of­fer to travel and pitch for the team be­cause a school teacher those days got paid more money, and he was go­ing to marry Erma, the love of his life and start a fam­ily.

Bob was in­tro­duced to golf in his mid 30's and played weekly with friends and fam­ily the rest of his life. He loved the game and had a "new swing" ev­ery week. Bob's one con­stant that never changed was his love of Erma, his fam­ily and his love and faith in God. His fam­ily was blessed by the way he lived and shared his faith. He has served as a Eucharist Min­is­ter and had been ac­tive in the Knights of Colum­bus dur­ing his life. He will be dearly missed.

Sur­vivors: wife Erma, sis­ter Nancy Shuey; daugh­ters, Roberta Young and Bar­bara Smith and her hus­band,

Paul; sons, Joseph Zele­choski and his wife, Bar­bara,

John Zele­choski and his wife, De­bra, and Dr. David Zele­choski and his wife, Christy. Grand­chil­dren: Diana, Sherri, Kevin , Steven, Marissa, Lau­ren, Danny, Shan­non, Michael, Jor­dan, and For­rest. Great grand­chil­dren: Bobby, Chris­tine, Chris­tian, Matthew, Christo­pher, Jack Joseph, Ad­di­son, Brody, Luke, Jack Brighton, De­bra and Dean.

Ser­vices: A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held on Mon­day, Sept 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Per­pet­ual Help Catholic Church, 3219 San­tee Rd. Beth­le­hem, PA 18020. Visi­ta­tion will be held in the church from 9:30-10:30 am, fol­lowed by an op­por­tu­nity for fam­ily mem­bers to ex­press their thoughts and sto­ries about Bob.

Ceme­tery ser­vices will be held on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 1, 2019 at 11:30 am at Holy Rosary Ceme­tery in John­son­burg, PA.

In Lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in honor of Bob to the char­ity on one's choice. Con­do­lences may be of­fered at www.con­nell­fu­neral. com.

Please sign Guest Book on www.the­morn­ing­call.com/obits

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.