michael zellar

Michael Clyde Zellar, 71, of Weirton, WV, a son, brother and uncle, life was tragically cut short due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. Michael passed away at UPMC Presbyterian on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

He was born on November 10, 1951, in Steubenville, Ohio, to his loving parents, Michael and Anne Visnic Zellar. He was baptized an Orthodox Christian.

Michael was a proud graduate of Weir High School, Class of 1970.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Lanaghan and Lillian Zellar, as well as his great-niece, Nikki Linn Busic.

He is survived by his two nieces, Lynn Lanaghan Busic and Jodi Lanaghan Guarino; great-nephews, Sam Busic and Santino Guarino; great-niece, Natalia Guarino; and great-great-nephew, Kyran Busic.

In accordance with Michael’s wishes, there will not be any public services. He was laid to rest on Monday, September 11, 2023, at the Serbian Cemetery in Weirton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church FBO the Sunday School Program 528 North Fourth Street Steubenville, OH 43952.

To share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please visit www.grecohertnick.com.


Funeral: September 11, 2023 1:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Michael Clyde Zellar 's name.

Holy Resurrection Eastern Orthodox Church

528 N. Fourth Street



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  1. I am saddened to learn of Mike’s passing and extend my condolences to his family.We were classmates In jr. high and high school. There was never a dull moment when Mike was around. May “Z” Rest In Peace.

  2. Candle Selection 6Played in a band with Z. Always had a good time getting a sausage sandwich and Pepperoncini’s with he and Gumby after each practice, then going to Highland Hills cemetery and sitting down near the sign watching the city below. Deeply missing that guy already. RIP my friend.

  3. My friend Mike (Z) was a creative musician, we first played together in the Slag Bros Band in the 70’s. We attended some great concerts, Average White Band & Tower Of Power. We spent a lot of time listening to music riding around in my Vega. Later we would play together in several of our friend Anthony LaPosta’s bands. Z also compose a really great solo to one of Anthony’s original songs that we recorded in my studio. You will be missed!

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