|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2010|
Obituary through Ancestry.com:
BROOKFIELD--Consolato Howard "Zeke" Zoccole, 83, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in his home that he built surrounded by his children, his brother and sisters.
Zeke was born July 26, 1926, in Sharon, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Louise Conti Zoccole and graduated from Sharpsville High School.
Zeke was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country during World War II. Zeke was a seaman first class abroad the USS Howard W. Gilmore. He received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one star and the Victory Medal, and was honorably discharged from the Navy on May 10, 1946.
Zeke retired in 1985 from GATX as a welder, and was the owner and operator of Zeke's Welding Service which he was very proud of.
Zeke was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Vienna, the Howard W. Gilmore Memorial Association of which he was past president and the GATX Retiree Association. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sharon Speedway, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing the harmonica.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Zeke will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Zeke married his wife, whom he loved dearly for 59 years, the former Janet A. Jackson, whom he affectionately called "Babe," on May 3, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2009. Together they shared the love of five children, Patricia A. (William) Grossman of Oviedo, Fla., Frank A. Zoccole of Henderson, Nev., Elaine M. (Bill) Baum of Brookfield, Connie J. (Skip) Humenik of Brookfield and Shane A. (Floreme) Zoccole of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Fred (Karen) Zoccole of Sharpsville; two sisters, Frances Buzard of Hermitage and RoseAnn (James) Mahon of Fowler, 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and by his pet dog Belle.
Besides his parents and wife, Zeke was preceded in death by a brother Pasquale "Patsy" Zoccole and a sister Antoinette "Toni" Taylor.
Calling hours will take place from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home Madasz Chapel, Brookfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Frank Zanni, Pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4453 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:20 a.m. at the funeral home.
Entombment with full military honors provided by the Trumbull County Honor Guard will follow in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna.
The family suggests that anyone wishing to make donations in Zeke's name be made to the Howard W. Gilmore Memorial Association, 440 W 40th Street, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lane Funeral Home Madasz Chapel, Brookfield, where family and friends may view this memorial tribute and send condolences to lanefuneralhomes.com.
Janet Anderson Zocole (1931 - 2009)
Crown Hill Burial Park
Created by: Beverly Osman Morris
Record added: Mar 02, 2013
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