YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mr. Guido V. Zarlengo passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Hospice House with his family at his side.
He was born on November 24, 1931, to Serafino and Edilia Zarlengo on the east side of Youngstown.
He started working at a young age at Rulli’s Downtown, Youngstown, Malkoff’s and he walked to the Youngstown Country Club on Logan Avenue to caddy. His love to golf started there as a caddy.
He joined the Marines at 18 to proudly serve his country in the Korean War. He was in the 1st Marine Division in Operation Killer. He was a Purple Heart Recipient.
He loved to play the lottery and cook, he made the best fried chicken. When he was younger, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to the track. He loved to garden and his tomato plants were the envy of all who saw them. In his later years, he enjoyed watching Turner Classic Movies and visiting his great-grandchildren to sit in the sun and watch them play. Nothing could bring a smile to Papa Guido’s face faster than seeing Josh and Connor, either in person or on the phone.
He married Jean Kurtz on December 5, 1959.
He started his own painting business in the 1960’s called “Zud’s” Painting along with working at Pullman Standard in Butler, Pennsylvania to provide for his family. Over the years, he worked at General Motors as a foreman and traveled out of town to St. Louis and Ft. Lauderdale to find employment. He retired from GATX in Masury, Ohio in 1984 when the business closed.
He then found joy in helping out at the JQ’s Quik Shoppe cooking and making many new friends. He always said he could write a book referring to a life well lived. Nothing was more important to Guido than his family.
He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life a daughter, Donna (fiancé, Michael Morrel) of Girard, Debra of Youngstown and David Zarlengo and wife, Alicia Kavalesky of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. He also leaves brothers, Lorenzo and William. His greatest joy was being “papa” to grandson, Michael and wife, Liz Ciminelli and their two boys, Joshua and Connor. He also leaves his good friend and neighbor, Marlene Gray.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean and his beloved dog, Lucy.
The family would like to thank the nurses at St. Elizabeth downtown, Shepherd of the Valley, Niles and the angels at Hospice House. “We cannot thank you enough for the care provided to Guido in his final days”.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 23 at the Conley and Vanden Berg Funeral Home, Youngstown, Ohio at 12:00 Noon.
Friends may call one hour prior to the time of the service from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 23 at the funeral home.
Entombment will be at Green Haven Memorial Garden in Canfield, Ohio.