Elaine Zatezalo Rummer, 68, of Hookstown, PA died Sunday August 14, 2016 , at her home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 24, 1948, in Steubenville, OH, Elaine was a daughter of the late Peter and Mildred Drzayich Zatezalo. She was also preceded in death by her two sons Matthew and Daniel Rummer, her four brothers, Milan, Nick "Butch", George and Emil Zatezalo. Elaine was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, but also found relaxation in just spending quiet time at her home. She will always be remembered for caring and taking care of others. She was a member of the Holy Resurrection Eastern Orthodox Church, Steubenville, OH, where she sang in the Petar Kristich Choir. Elaine is survived by her husband, Kenneth V. Rummer, whom she married on October 7, 1973; Her son, John C. Rummer (Heather Stratford) of O' Fallon, IL; daughters, Debra L. Rummer of Hookstown, PA, and Kathleen N. Rummer (David Veon) of Beaver Falls, PA; step daughter, Elizabeth (Robert) Cluff of Garden Grove, CA; a brother, Teddy (Janet) Zatezalo of Weirton, WV; a sister, Nancy (George)Ataliotis of Weirton, WV; and a granddaughter, Elaina Veon of Beaver Falls, PA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be held at 11AM Wednesday V. Rev. Fr. Rade Merick will preside. Pomen Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 6:30PM. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 N 4th St., Steubenville, OH 43952. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Rummer and Zatezalo family, our deepest sympathy to all of you. Elaine was such a joy to be around. Always ready to help and always making people smile. She was one heck of a trumpet player too. May the happy memories help you though this very difficult time. God be with all of you. May she rest in peace.

  2. Memory Eternal to the Zatezalo Family. We send our sympathy and prayers of support during this difficult time. Love, Kumovi Gourlay

  3. I’m very sorry to hear about you loss, Elaine was a very nice lady with a big heart. May she rest in peace! Sending hugs and prayers to the whole family. Maca Benda

  4. Tetalaine, Tetalaine, Tetalaine! What an awesome teta! Every time I saw her at Baba’s house, she made me laugh, offered me food, offered me drink, made me feel like family. What a piercing wit! I picture her reaching into her pocket over and over to give me and Julie money to run to Mickies and get whatever was needed- or wanted. She also reached into her great big heart and gave us love and caring, an ear or a shoulder. She gave us a great example of motherhood, “aunthood” , and sisterhood! She left no doubt that she loved her family and would do anything for them-and then do some more. Teta, you were so smart that you could have been anyone and done anything you wanted with your life- but you gave it all to your family. God bless your sweet, generous soul. Xo

  5. I will miss our dear friend! Even while she battle with her own cancer she always took time to call and ask how I was handling my treatments and to encourage me. I will miss our talks and the happiness she gave me just being with her. She was a blessing to all who know her. To the family I send my sincere sympathy and love.

  6. I’m so sorry about your wife and mother. I’ve known her since our children were in school together. We were friends and I heard she was sick we were going to come out but we heard she didn’t want any guest at that time. Again my heart goes out to her family she was a good person.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was a sweet person who always had a smile for everyone. My condolences to all the family.

  8. Elaine, what an amazing woman that will be greatly missed. She always made you laugh and feel at home. I will never forget the smiles and warmth. Now lets not forget the delicious food ! Cooked better than anyone I know ! She is like a beautiful hummingbird now free to fly. I am so greatful to have known you and still be your daughters best friend.

  9. Such a loss for us, my heartfelt condolences for her family and friends. It was my honor to help care for her. Heaven has been given a gift. She will be missed.

  10. To the Rummer and Zatezalo families, I am so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman. I will always remember her warm smile and laugh. She will be missed. May her memory be eternal. I wish you all peace, love and prayers.

  11. What very sad news about dear Elaine. She truly always had a smile on her face and was such a happy person. Memory eternal dear one! Marie Rinehart and Family

  12. My sincerest condolences to your family. The loss of a mother always leaves a part missing from your heart and soul. I pray for peace for your family and for wonderful memories of your mom.

  13. We are deeply saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was so sweet to us when our parents passed. We will always remember Elaine for her beautiful smile and kindness to everyone. So sorry we are not in town to pay our respects. May her Memory be Eternal. Love to all, Bertha, Martha, Susan and Adam.

  14. To Cousins Ted and Nancy, Very sorry to hear about Elaine’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. May her Memory be Eternal.

  15. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Elaine was a year ahead of me at Weir High School. She was always smiling . In recent years whenever I saw her she was always smiling, joking and always took time to talk. May your memories sustain you.

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