larry zdinak, sr.
Lawrence R. “Larry” Zdinak, Sr., 79, of Weirton died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Born in Steubenville, OH on May 29, 1942, Larry was the youngest of five children born to John and Josephine Yarchan Zdinak. A 1960 graduate of Weirton Madonna High School, Larry joined the workforce of Weirton Steel, where he worked for over three decades before retiring as a supervisor in the Service and Maintenance Department. He also served his country with the United States Air Force Reserves. Larry hails from a family of talented artists, and he was no exception. In high school he was the graphic artist for the school yearbook. Later in life he had numerous artistic contributions to his community, including designing the logo and letterhead for his church. His children also reaped the benefits of his talents in painting their favorite nursery rhyme stories and comic book characters on their bedroom walls, as well as creating team signs for the various sports they participated in. His flair in the arts also carried over to cake decorating, where he decorated countless cakes for family celebrations. For the most part, Larry enjoyed time around his home, whether it be hanging out with his family or working on interior and exterior projects around the house. He loved watching sci-fi movies and his beloved Notre Dame football on TV. For relaxation he liked to fish, read books, or join his friends at the local pub for a beer. His fondest memories he absolutely cherished were his trips to South Bend, IN to watch Notre Dame football games with his father, son, and brother, and the endless love and extreme pride for his wife, children, and granddaughters is something he will always be remembered for. He was a member of Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Weirton, Knights of Columbus, 3734, and the American Legion Post 10. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Clancey, his brother, Richard “Dick” Zdinak, and his infant brother, Bobby Zdinak. Larry is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Dottie Jones Zdinak; his son, Larry R. and Nikki Zdinak, Jr.; his daughter, Dawn Zdinak; his brother, John Zdinak; and his three beautiful granddaughters, Averi, Adyson, and Aleigh Zdinak. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday. Entombment will be in Saint Paul’s Mausoleum. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Dottie and family, we extend our deepest sympathy , was saddened to hear of Larry’s passing; he was always so pleasant, friendly & had a smile for everyone. May he Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Mike & Marlene Runkel

  2. Dearest Dawn, so sorry for the loss of your dad! May God give you and your family His peace that passes all understanding! I’m sending you much love and warm hugs! 🥰

  3. May God Bless my cousin, Larry Zdinak of Weirton, WV, upon answering His call home to Heaven this past Wednesday. Larry led a life well lived and a legacy of a great and happy family behind. We are all better for having Larry pass through our lives. He was a very talented cake decorator, and I truly enjoyed the opportunity to share quality time with him working at Jo-L’s Bakery back in the day. No wedding cake was too big for him to master. May God also Bless everyone who loved him.

  4. Dawn: Sorry to hear about your father. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. With deepest sympathy, Pete & Erin Cuffaro

  5. To cousins Dottie, Dawn & Larry: Please be assured of my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers as you grieve your loss.

  6. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Much love, From your Penn State Family: Ungers, Glebas, Alwines, Mitarotondas and Hennings

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From Bocek (Theresa, Jonathan, and Kara) and Scaffido (Dana, David, Gabriel, and Nicholas)

  8. Dottie I wanted to let you know how sorry I was, to hear about the sudden passing of your husband. For several reasons I will not be able to pay my respects in person, but you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will try to make a donation to the charity that you have listed in your your husbands memory. ALWAYS REMEMBER: Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal BUT Love leaves memories that no one can steal. God Bless You And Your Family

  9. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. My husband and I are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We are neighbors and I always enjoyed talking with him when we were outside doing our yard work. We will truly miss seeing him sitting out by his garage and losing such a wonderful neighbor. Jeannie and Steve Pulice.

  11. I grew up a few houses down from the Zdinak family and delivered their newspaper on my route. I always remember Mr Zdinak working around his house or yard. He was never too busy to say hi, talk or ask how I was doing. What a nice man he was! Great memories from State Street.

  12. I worked with Larry at Weirton Steel, always had good times with him. So very sorry to hear of his passing. I’m here in FL and would have surly paid my respects. Sincerely Robert Bray

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