Anne Yatsco Zdinak, 85, of Weirton, died Thursday, November 18, 2004 at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born January 1, 1919 in Weirton, a daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Seder) Yatsco. She is also preceded in death by her son-in-law James “Jim” Kunzler, great grandson Curtis Michael Van Horn, brothers John, Mike and Paul Yatsco and sister Mary Fragidakis. Anne was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society, and the E.T. Weir Club. Anne is survived by her husband of 64 years, Michael Zdinak; three daughters, Patricia Ferry (Max) of Beech Bottom, WV; Karen Kunzler of Bloomingdale, OH, and Michele Strayer of Roanoke, VA; one brother, George Yatsco (Betty) of Milpitas, CA; 11 grandchildren Andria Miller, Jeff Ferry (Julie), Joann Van Horn (Mark), Christine Merritt (John), John Ferry, Michael Kunzler (Dina), Jennifer Kunzler, Renee Kunzler, Nicole Kunzler, April Sparks (Michael) and Colleen Strayer and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday 7-9PM and Sunday 1-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Rosary Services will be held 6:30 PM and Parastas Services will held 7:15 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Blessing Services will be held 9:30PM Monday at the funeral home followed by 10AM Funeral Liturgy at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Weirton. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church or St. Mary’s Altar & Rosary Society, 3116 Elm Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. To the family, the loss of Aunt Anne will be so hard on everyone, she was a wonderful person, so full of life and fun. Christmas at her house, was a time to remember, where all the family got together, all generations. We all had a great time. We all will miss her. She is with God now. And in our hearts forever. God Bless the family at this time of sorrow.

  2. As friends of the family of Stanley and Mary Jane Tuchalski, we share your sorrow at the loss of your beloved Anne. May beautiful memories of her life bring strength to those who loved her and may God’s blessings be with her and her family.

  3. Patti,Karen, & Mickey, Sorry to hear about “Mother”. We are unable to attend funeral (Ed’s health). Mass card sent. Tree will be planted in her memory by Kingsport Beautification Org.. Love, Helen

  4. “Mike and Anne, Anne and Mike,” those two names were so often mentioned together in the course of our lives. It is most fitting that God has smiled upon both of them at this time to take them to Himself, “Anne and Mike, Mike and Anne.” After sixty-four years together in this world, they are now together forever in eternity – “Anne and Mike, Mike and Anne.” I am not able to come to Weirton at this time; however, my thought and prayers remain with you all – my cousins that span three generations. I shall never forget all the generosity of your parents over the years. If there was a graduation party, a wedding or some other event – Anne and Mike’s delicacies were there as a nurturing gift for the festivities. Moreover, they were also gracious in sharing the green too! Earthy wisdom and shooting it straight from the hip was Aunt Anne’s style. We all learned a thing or two about more than a thing or two in life from her!!! Uncle Mike had the ability to delve deeper into the soul of each of us. His individuated concern for each of us on a personal level was keenly felt. He had a deep mystical spirituality that could only be rivaled by his father – Mike Zdinak, Sr. Don’t know if many know of this, but Uncle Mike had shared with me how he quite seriously struggled in discernment over a vocation to the ordained priesthood. Somehow Aunt Anne won out – go figure!!! Even though ordination never came to fruition for Uncle Mike, I always marveled at his awestruck humility whenever he was privileged to hold the Tri-fold Candle during the Gospel at Divine Liturgy. In my heart of hearts I knew all things came together for him in those moments. He knew and lived the Gospels. For better or worse sixty-four years is an amazing time in this day and age. The power of God’s grace kept Anne and Mike alive – through illness, caregiving and generosity. I know that my life has been richer for having had the pleasure of these two individuals presence. To have lived and grown in Weirton was to have a holiday visit to McKinley Street where our palates were cultured by Aunt Anne’s latest creations. Everyone knows that if you didn’t try whatever it was there would be hell to pay for having insulted her gracious spread. Each feast became an endeavor of creative openness in addition to the mainstays of Paska, Holubki, Pierogi, Chicken, Ham and the like. No mater what – God forgive me – I never did acquire a taste for the spaghetti pizza! I don’t know if I will ever encounter it again, but if I do, I know that I will say to myself: “Anne and Mike, Mike and Anne!” Eternal Memories and Blessed Repose be upon them forever!

  5. Babi, It has now been almost 2 years since you have gone to heaven. Not a day goes by that I do not think about you and wish that I could hear you say “Hello”. I regret that we did not have one last good-bye, but I know that you knew it was your time. I miss you, but know you are with me and for that I am grateful. ~With much love

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