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"Calhoun Chronicle" – 31 March 2005


Peter J. Zannoni, 83, of Grantsville, well-known industrialist and civic leader, died Sunday, Mar. 27, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.

He was born at Bellaire, Ohio, the son of the late John and Velia Zannoni.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Corps of Engineers as a first lieutenant. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, American Campaign medal and World War II Victory medal. He earned a bachelor’s of mechanical and chemical engineer degree and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from University of Delaware. He was a registered professional engineer in West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. He was co-founder of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., RPR Industries, and other small businesses throughout his career. He was a former deputy commissioner of W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a former member of the Calhoun County board of education and of the Calhoun General Hospital board of directors.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell Zannoni; one son, John M. Zannoni of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Lisa W. Zannoni of Raleigh, N.C., and Pier J.Z. Bocchini of Parkersburg; one grandson, Peter J. Bocchini of Parkersburg; and one sister, Atea Chiappori; and his loyal companion, “Yoda.”

He was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Paccamonti.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Grantsville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 440, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Larry Heffner)