John J. Zanotti Jr., 91, of Hyde Park, PA, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 in his residence.
A son of the late John J. Zanotti Sr. and Edith I. (Rosso) Zanotti, he was born July 9, 1929, in Hyde Park.
John was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army as a saxophone player in the Army Band. Additionally, he was a musician in the Johnny Murphy Orchestra for over 60 years. John owned and operated Zanotti’s Market on Chestnut Street in Hyde Park from 1941 until the store closed on January 30, 1993. After its closing, he then worked at Sprankle’s Market in Leechburg as a butcher. He was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township, the Leechburg Elks Lodge #377, the Leechburg Marconi Club, the VFW Post, and the Hyde Park Volunteer Fire Company. John also served on the Hyde Park Council from 1978-2018 including being Mayor for the last two years.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Woodine (Bell) Zanotti of Hyde Park; a son, Jayme J. Zanotti (Lynette) of Hyde Park; a daughter, Lorey Zanotti of Hyde Park; stepdaughters, Susan Renzi of Aspen, CO, Stacy Petuck of Greenwich, CT; granddaughters, Zena and Mia Zanotti; step-granddaughters, Sarah and Leigha Petuck; and numerous Godchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Zanotti and his first wife, Judith A. (Bailey) Zanotti (mother of Lorey and Jayme).
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 from 9 a.m.-Noon at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where Parting Prayers of Transfer are to be held immediately after visitation at Noon – then followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 125 Park Road, Gilpin Twp., with the Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating. Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Twp.
All visitors are asked to respectfully follow current state guidelines concerning pandemic measures of required face coverings, social distancing and gathering restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Hyde Park Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 223, 219 Railroad St., Hyde Park, PA 15641.
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