Anthony J. “Tony” Zdarko, Jr., 84, passed from this life on his 84th birthday, Monday, May 25, 2020 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA.
He was born May 25, 1936 in Titusville, PA., to the late Anthony J. and Mary Jane Matkovich Zdarko, Sr. Tony was a resident of Warren, PA. for the past 48 years, moving to Warren from Black Ash, PA.
He was a 1957 graduate of Titusville High School and served in the National Guard in Indiana, PA. He was employed as a truck driver for many years, with Crossett Trucking, Inc. retiring from there in 2000. He had previously been employed as a meat cutter at J.J. Meats of Meadville, PA., and at the former Super Duper of Titusville, PA. He also worked at the family farm, Valley View Turkey Farm of Titusville, PA. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, where he attended daily mass and was a former 4th degree member of the Titusville Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.
His greatest joys in life, was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Kathleen Gibson Zdarko whom he married June 9, 1960 in Titusville, PA., 7 Children – Theresa Gustafson (David), Lisa Zdarko and fiancé, Charles Neal, Jr., John Zdarko (Mary Beth), Joseph Zdarko and his companion, Bonnie Drayer, Thomas Zdarko, Julie Meabon all of Warren, PA., Edwin Zdarko (Karen) of Cherry Grove, PA., 1 Sister – Catherine Baldwin of Amherst, N.Y., 2 Brothers – Edward Zdarko (Barbara) of Titusville, PA., Paul Zdarko of San Diego, CA., 16 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Due to CDC restrictions a private Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. Live stream viewing of the funeral can be seen by going to the Anthony J. Zdarko, Jr. funeral service on FACEBOOK. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com <www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com/> The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.