Nicholas “Butch” Zatezalo, 66, of Wintersville, OH formerly of Weirton, WV died Friday, February 6, 2004, at the Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH. He was born on September 27, 1937 in Mingo Junction, OH, the son of Mildred Drzayich Zatezalo of Weirton, WV and the late Pete Zatezalo. Nick was also preceded in death by his brother, George. Butch retired as a coater supervisor from U.S. Can after 32 years of service. He served his country in the US Air Force from 1957 -1962. He was a member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church; President of the Serbian Orthodox Men’s Club; member of the Petar Krstich Choir; Music Director of the Holy Resurrection Tammies; past president of the Weirton Termites Association; instrumental in the Weirton Steelers; past president of the Weirton Lions Club; Cubmaster for Marland Heights pack; member of the VFW 2716 and the Evertt Maki American Legion Post 10; and member of the Silver Strings Orchestra. Surviving in addition to his mother include his wife, Dorothy C. (Marshall) Zatezalo of Wintersville, whom he married on March 24, 1961; his son, Pete Zatezalo of Weirton; his two daughters, Mrs. Diane Lynn (Gary) Helton of Bradenton, FL and Mrs. Denise Renee (Richard) Stewart of Wintersville, OH; his three brothers, Milan of Henderson, NV, Teddy of Weirton, WV and Emil of Royal Oak, MI; his two sisters, Elaine Rummer of Hookstown, PA, and Nancy Ataliotis of Weirton, WV; and ten grandchildren, Nicole, Eric, Jill, Joy, Michael, Shaye, Caitlin, Carrie, Nicholas, and Nathaniel Wyatt; and one great granddaughter, Kayla. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Sunday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where Pomen services will be held 7:30 PM Monday. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home with the Very Reverend Rade Merick presiding. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton, with military services conducted by the Evertt Maki American Legion Post 10, VFW 2716, and the Tri-State Marine Corps. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, the Petar Krstich Choir, or to the Holy Resurrection Tammies 528 North Fourth Street Steubenville, OH 43952. Share tributes at www.grecohertnick.com . Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Butchy you were the brother I never had. I remember all the good times we had growing up. I love you and I will never forget you. Don’t walk to fast so someday I can catch up. Kum Mike

  2. Sometimes in life… even those of us unworthy of such an honor; get the rare opportunity to cross paths with a soul like that of Nick’s. A man who seemed to somehow enrich every life he touched: no matter how brief the opportunity. It has been my honor to have had that chance crossing of paths with you Nick, and a greater honor to know my son(Shaye) will always have the richness of your ancestory and the pleasure of deriving in part; from such a great soul. I will bare the cross of my regrets for the rest of my life; but I promise to you and too Dorothy, that I will do everything in my power to raise Shaye to be as great a man a you were… a man you would be honored to call your grandson. My heart goes out to all who loved or ever knew Nick… we are at a great loss. God has called home an angel.

  3. Dorothy and family. We were shocked to hear of Nick’s passing. He was a good man, and a good friend and co-worker. He will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

  4. Sorry we could’nt be there in person, but we’re there in heart and thoughts. Love Grandma & Casey

  5. WE WANT TO WISH YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE WILL NEVER FORGET NICK, HE WAS A GREAT GUY. RICH ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.

  6. WE WANT TO WISH YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE WILL NEVER FORGET NICK, HE WAS A GREAT GUY. RICH ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.

  7. What comes to mind when I think of you? Turning the television channels with a pair of pliers, Buffy, always joking and laughing. Always picking on me for being a Hoopie. Watching you play your music and watching you teach your children the same. A man proud of his heritage. A good neighbor and friend. I think of roast lamb. I think of waiving to my neighbor at the end of the alley. I think of my very first nickname. I think of a great person that I have been so very lucky to have met, to have been a part of my life and for giving me such great memories, too numerous to list. Thank you. Love, Gina Belina

  8. To the Zatezalo family, My dear teacher and friend, Butchie, touched my life and so many others through his patience and guidance, in teaching me the Serbian music culture when I was young. It was an honor to be a part of the tamburitzans under his direction. I have returned over the years to the Tammie concerts and am always so proud to see the children continue this tradition. I was so touched to see Butchie’s appreciation at the 25th Tamburitzan Reunion. I am also glad that I got to know him as a friend in the PK choir, in church, and to see him play in his orchestra. Butch touched so many lives and I will miss seeing him when I return “home” to Weirton & Steubenville. May God grant you strength at this sad time. Sincerely, Kathy Volosin Maragos

  9. To Diane and her family, We just wanted to send our deepest sympathy for you all and let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Jessica Craig and Lance

  10. Im so sorry that I am unable to be there. Uncle Butch was the best uncle anyone could have.Always joking and making us kids laugh. Now who will teach the kids nursery rymes or the name game. We love you Uncle Butch, and we know that you are in heaven with the angels. All MY LOVE, MILDRED AND FAMILY

  11. Dear DoDo and family, We are very sorry that we are unable to be with you. We will always remember the wonderful times we had with you both, and never forget the sacrifice of traveling so far for our Sunday Wedding.The pig roast at the lake two summers ago, was also a fun filled weekend we will remember for a long time. Our sympathies to you and your family.

  12. We send our deepest sympathies to your family at this time of great loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerly, Julie, Cliff, Ashley, Blaine, Gage, & Triston Counts

  13. Teta Do-Uncle butch truely loved all of us. Thank you so much for coming to my graduation and letting come and stay wiht you guys far a while during the summer. the time i spent with uncle i’ll alwas remember. his stories his laughter and all the fun i had…i always flet loved and wanted when uincle was around…he’ll never know how much i truely loved him… <3 Lyssa

  14. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Toots and all the family, now and always. Winn, Frank, Stella, Floyd

  15. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. HE WAS A GREAT AND KIND MAN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR SERBIAN COMMUNITY. I HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THE TAMMIS AND ALL OF OUR TRIPS, PRACTICES, AND CONCERTS. THIS WONDERFUL PART OF MY LIFE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE IF IT WASN’T FOR BUTCHIE AND HIS DEDICATION TO ALL OF US IN THE TAMMIES. YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. LOVE TERESA MONCILOVICH-REEVES

  16. Dear Dorothy and Family, Just wanted to send my condolences to your family. I didn’t know Butch to see him out–unless he was with Dorothy but every year when baseball starts out at Paris, our son, Brice, hears the story from Donnie how his parents did not attend his practices or games–and how Mr. Zatezalo would get him to the fields. That is a memory that has Donnie has kept with him for almost 30 years. Brice and I are thankful. You’re all in our thoughts. Yours truly, Lisa Hickey

  17. Do-Do,I don’t know what to say.I can only think of the times we had together back in Washington,along with Charlie and Judy.It was a special time in my life,made more so, by Nick.

  18. Thanks to Uncle Sam I got to know a friend known as Nick Zatezalo. That was around 46 years ago and we have kept in contact ever since then. Nick was one of the best friends anyone could ever have. I will miss him,and all the good times we shared….. Charlie I guess the fondest memories I have of Zat is when he married you Do-Do & you moved to Mccord AFB where we were stationed, we have a lot of good and maybe a few not so good memories as we tried to survive life in the Air Force as newly weds! Both couples had our first born there, and eventually were seperated as we returned to our hometowns.Our friendship has survived all these years, mostly by phone & E-mail, but oh, how we would like to pick up the phone right now, just to hear one more time… Hi, this is Zat!!! We loved him dearly,he was very special guy in our lives. Our Love to you Do-Do,& to the kids and Grandkids I know their fond memories of Zat will help them throught this sad time too. Judy

  19. To Denise Stewart and the whole Zatezalo family, our deepest sorrows and all our Prayers for your comfort and healing. Bob & Jan

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