joseph zinaich
Joseph Zinaich, 82, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Kindred Hospital in Oakdale, PA. He was born on January 20, 1925 to the late Mike and Dorothy (Pekich) Zinaich of Weirton. Joseph was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Eli, Nick, Anthony, and Pete Zinaich; three sisters, Stella Maxwell, Kathryn Vance, and Helen Miskovic Joe was a business agent for the Cement Masons Local 375 of Steubenville and worked on many construction jobs throughout the Ohio Valley for over 50 years. Joe was a great sportsman and enjoyed all sports, especially golf. While attending Weir High, Joe played football for Coach Carl Hamill. Joe and four of his brothers served in the United States Army during World War II. After his discharge from the Army, Joe attended Kentucky University on a football scholarship and pitched in the minor leagues. Joe was Serbian Orthodox by faith and enjoyed the hobbies of oil painting and illustrating. Joe is survived by his wife, Eileen Cassidy Zinaich, whom he married on September 16, 1950; his son, Joseph D. Zinaich and his wife Georgette of Charleston, SC.; his daughter, Cathy Kufera of Baltimore, MD.; brother, Mike of Dayton, OH; sisters, Mary Pyles of Englewood FL., Ann Whitehorn of Sante Fe, CA., Sally Visnic and her husband Nick of Weirton; six grandchildren, George, Chris, and Lori Zinaich, Amanda Gallo and her husband Jeff, Jessica Kosinski, and Caleen Kufera; and one great granddaughter, Isabella Gallo. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Funeral Services will be 11 AM Tuesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home. V. Rev. Fr. Rade Merick will preside. Interment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton Share tributes and memories at

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  1. My condolences to the Zinaich family. Myself and many of my friends a few years younger than Joe, looked up to him as a great guy and a tremendous athlete.

  2. All the family of Joe, I am very sorry to learn of the passing of yet another great player for my father Coach Carl Hamill. He always talked about the zinaich family. I am sure you will treasure those memories at Weir and Ky. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry Hamill and brother Carl

  3. Dear Family, He is gone but his memory will live forever, and ever. I loved him and will miss him. Love, Dana and Frank

  4. Joe will always be remembered by me as a baseball player for the community market team, I was their bat boy at the time. he was one of my hero’s. may he rest in peace.

  5. Joe was like my Grandpa next door. I will always remember his kindness and smiling face. He would sit on the porch with me telling me storys or signing songs to me. Every spring he would let me help plant flowers with him”tulips” when I was small. So many kind memories of him my he R.I.P my heart goes out to his family.

  6. My family and I are saddened by the loss of such a good friend and neighbor. Heaven holds one more dear friend we will look forward to seeing again…Keep your chin up Eileen…we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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