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Eli Zack, 87, of Weirton, passed away Monday, April 13, 2009 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born July 18, 1921, he was a son of the late Milic and Mila Vukelic Zjaca. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Dragan and Vaso Zjaca and sisters Milka Breberina and Marija Zjaca. With 36 years of service, Mr. Zack retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a supervisor in the B.O.P. Mechanical Service Department. He was a member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, WSX 25-Year Club, the Serbian Orthodox Men's' Club and Millsop Community Center. Eli is survived by his wife Zora Martinovic Zack of Weirton; son Mitchell Zack and his wife Millicent of Weirton; daughter Mitzi Zack Walters and her husband Dr. James Walters of Studio City, CA; grandchildren Stacie (Barry) Forsythe of Napa, CA, Kelly Zack Walters of New York, NY, Mitchell John Walters from Ithaca, NY and Nicole (Craig) Hasley of Allison Park, PA and great-grandchildren Hendrix, Lily, Aris and Reese. Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where a Pomen Service will be held at 6pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Friday in the funeral home with The Very Reverend Father Rade Merick officiating. Interment will be in the Serbian Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, 528 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I am Sophia Krivosky Angelini’s grandson. We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless and keep you.

  2. To the Zack family: You have my deepest condolences on the death of Eli. I worked with him at the Serbian Picnic Grounds as a young girl and grew to know and love him; some 20 years later, my daughter, Molly, now worked there with him, and I know he was special to her also. We remember him as a quiet and humble man but one with great strength. We are very sorry for your loss.

  3. Dear Mitzi, Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your father. This is a very difficult time, and I’m praying that you will feel God’s peace and comfort. Sincerely, Kathy Nemeth Ross

  4. To the Zack Family, We want to express our sympathy for the passing of Mr. Zack. We are sorry for your loss and we will be thinking and praying for all of you. May Mr. Zack’s memories last forever. Ted and Pam

  5. Mitzi and Family, We are so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Duke and Noel

  6. Mitch: Sorry to read of the passing of your Father. I remember your Mom and Dad when we were growing up downtown. It is hard to lose parents, but you will always have special memories. Sincerely. Barb Trushel

  7. Dear Mitch & family: Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences. I have been ill and might not be able to make it to the services. You have my sympathy and are in my prayers. Mary

  8. I remember Mr. Zack at the little league games back in the early 60’s. I played with Mitch on the same team. My condolences to the family. Steve Klash

  9. Growing up down the picnic grounds roasting chickens with Eli has given me many fond memories. One summer a friend worked down there with me, and the way Eli used to hollar for me by saying, “Hey Danny” is still done to me by all my closet friends to this day. I will never forget the times spent with Eli at the grounds and the church and wish my deepest condolences to Zora, Mitch and the rest of the family.

  10. Dear Mitch, Mitzi and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at such a sad time. May the wonderful memories of your Dad bring you comfort.


  12. Mrs. Zack, Mitzi, Mitch and Family, Susie and I were very sorry to hear this news–our deepest sympathy. I am glad we had the chance to visit in Georgetown three years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Zack and with all of you and your family. Buddy and Susie Paolisso

  13. Mrs. Zack, and Family, We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Eli. An obituary can only highlight a small portion of one’s life and his memory will live on in the hearts of those that loved him and knew him. He has been a big part of our our family’s lives growing up in the Serbian Orthodox Church. Sundays will not be the same with out his bright smile to greet us after services. Our son Nicholas has great memories of his Jeda and Eli at the picnic grounds in the summers. Eli told Nick what you dont learn from your Jeda about Bar-B-Qing, I will teach you. He was a sweet, giving, loving and humble man. He will truely be missed. May you find comfort in knowing that he is an Angel in heaven now and with his loved ones who have preceded him. His memory will live on forever in the hearts of those whose lives he touched. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that he was loved by many people and may God Bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. May his Memory Be Eternal. Love, Jerry and Mary Lynn Ricci

  14. Eli had a special way about him. Growing up with Mitzi, I would have never guessed this man would have touched me so deeply later in life. Eli was a joy to be around and I will always remember him. MEMORIES ETERNAL!

  15. Mitch, Millicent, and the entire Zack family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. From what my dad told me about him he must have been a great man. Many your memories of him comfort you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Trissy and Tony Solomon

  16. Dear Mitzi, I just heard about your Dad. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Chrissy & Curt Calkins

  17. Mitch & Family, My deepest sympathy at the passing of your father. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Tom

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