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Joseph " Zar " D. Zarlengo

June 21, 1951 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 70)

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Joseph D. “Zar” Zarlengo,70 passed away peacefully Wednesday May 18, 2022, with his loving family by his side. 

He was born June 21, 1951, in New Castle, a son of the late Oriento A. and Anna Marie Sabelli Zarlengo. 

After graduating from Ursuline High School in 1969, Joseph enlisted in the Navy.  He worked for Lance Co., Prestige, and E.T.C. Postal Services.  Joseph was proud of his Italian heritage and loved to cook his ethnic dishes on Sundays for everyone to enjoy. He was an accomplished photographer and received many awards at the Canfield Fair.  Joseph enjoyed all his cars and keeping them shiny, taking trips with his sister Kathy and her husband Jim to Geneva, playing jazz music on his guitar and having coffee with his friends every morning at Dunkin Donuts. For the past 49 years Joe waited every Saturday evening for his brother George to call him, they shared many memories together.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sister Kathy (Jim) Snyder of Youngstown, who faithfully took Joseph to dialysis three days a week, brother George (Donna) Gemma of AZ., two stepsisters, many nieces, and nephews, including his niece Kimberly (Scott) Ruark. Joe also leaves many great nieces and nephews including great nephews Kolten and Evan Ruark, cousins, and friends and all who knew and loved Joe.  

Joe was preceded in death along with his parents his beloved sister Geraldine Ann Zarlengo who passed away June 15, 2018. 

Family and friends may call on Tuesday May 24, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.  Prayers will be 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday May 24, 2022, celebrated by Rev. Matthew Zwilling at Cathedral of St. Columba, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503.  

Following mass there will be military honors at the Cathedral, Interment will be private Wednesday at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Joseph’s family wishes to thank the staff Mercy Health, Vibra Hospital, and VA hospital in Cleveland for their compassionate care.

Joe’s family have asked that memorial tributes be given to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road Suit 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.

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May 24, 2022

10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

Mass of Christian Burial
May 24, 2022

1:30 PM
St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown

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