Ohio County "Z" Obituaries   


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, October 2, 1964]

ZATAZELO, Mike (Sava), 69, of 34 East First St., died unexpectedly Thursday at 2 p.m. of an apparent heart attack. An employee of the Yorkville Plant of Wheeling Steel Corp. for over 50 years, he was born Nov. 15, 1894 in Yugoslavia, a son of Peter and Mary Zatazelo. He was a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church at Steubenville and the Serbian National Federation. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Vishnich Zatazelo; a son, Rudy Zale of Bethlehem; a daughter, Mrs. George Batalo of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters and a brother in Yugoslavia and two grandchildren. Friends received after 11 a.m. Saturday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)

MICHAEL ZASTUDIL - Journalist, Business Times' former editor

Sunday, April 08, 2001
By Rick Nowlin, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

Michael Zastudil, bureau chief for the Washington, D.C.-based Energy Intelligence Group and a former editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times, died Friday in Washington. The Rockville, Md., resident was 56.

The cause of death was a heart attack, said his wife, Donna.

Mr. Zastudil, a native of Wheeling, W.Va., went to work for a hometown newspaper, the Intelligencer, after graduating from the University of Steubenville, now Franciscan University of Steubenville. He later was promoted to city editor.

"He was an old-style editor. He had an intense focus on accuracy and a comprehensive report on city news," said Mike Myer, editor of the Wheeling News-Register, who was a reporter under Mr. Zastudil in the late 1970s. "He was an excellent reporter and teacher of young reporters."

From there he moved on to the Business Times and the Brownsville Telegraph, which folded into the Uniontown Herald-Standard in 1988.

In 1986, Mr. Zastudil began working for the Energy Intelligence Group, publisher of Oil Daily and Natural Gas Week.

Besides his wife, Mr. Zastudil is survived by a son, Michael R. of Winchester, Va.; a daughter, Michelle, at home; a brother, Fred Bonar of Baytown, Texas; and a sister, Anna Lee Sedar of Shadyside, Ohio.

(Michael Zastudil)


Wheeling Intelligencer - 11/12/1971

ZAVERL, Mrs. Anna Jr., 57 of 157 Owings St., Weirton, died Wednesday morning at Weirton General Hospital. She was born Aug, 9, 1914 in Mingo Junction. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church; the Christian Mothers; the Pleasant Valley Country Club; and Court Bishop McDonnell, Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving are her husband, Cyril Zaverl Jr., Three daughtesr, Mrs. Anton (Patricia Ann) Milo and Mrs. Stephen (Cyrilla Marie) Hughes, both of Akron, and Mrs. Robert (Regina Rene) Canei of Columbus; three brothers, Stephen Kramarich and George Kramarich, both of Mingo Junction, and Peter Kramarich of Newark, N. J.; Three sisters, Mrs. Alex (Kathryn) Ariemica of Weirton, Mrs. Mary Vuchich of Bridgeville, Pa., and Mrs. Anthony (Elizabeth) Malin of Havward, Calif.; and eight grand........ The obit was cut off at this point.

NOTE: I have no other information on this person. The obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives. The last name “Canei” was difficult to read. It could be “Canel”.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)

GEORGE DAVID ZEAROTT (Died Aug 29, 1959.)

Zearott, George David of 162 Roosevelt Ave., Benwood, a driver for Sanders Motor Freight was accidentally drowned Saturday. Born at Boggs Run Oct 13 1923, a son of George F and Ishabell Callandar Zearott, he was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and a member of the Teamster's Union Local 397. Bereaved are his widow Anna Knollinger Zearott, his parents of Boggs Run: three sons, George, Gary and Bruce, all at home: one daughter Joyce Ann at home and a brother Jack also of Boggs Run. Friends are being received at the Beiswenger Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 2pm with the Rev. Rodney Josephson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Pam Zeirott)


Zearott, George William Frederick 68 of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Wednesday at this home. He was born Sep 5 1900 at Boggs Run, son of the late Leopole and Mary Baenig Zearott. He was a retired employee of Neibergall Ice Co.. His wife Mrs. Isabelle Callendar Zearott, died Dec 10, 1963. Survivors include one son Jack of Wheeling, two sisters Mrs. Neil Gillespie and Mrs. John Batchley, both of Wheeling: and nine grandchildren. Private services were held at 2pm Sunday at Beiswenger Funeral Home 3828 Jacob Street with the Reverend Carl L. Adelsperger, St. Stephens United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Pam Zeirott)


Gustave Edward Zearott, 65, blacksmith and lifelong resident of the Eighth ward died Monday morning at 11:25 am at his home 4500 Wetzel Street.

He was born in Wheeling on January 10, 1878, a son of Leopold and Augusta Kessler Zearott and was educated in the local schools.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Caruthers Zearott to whom he was married on January 1, 1905: one daughter Mrs. Walter Denny, Warwood and one son Louis V. Zearott Los Angeles, CA: three brothers Herman Zearott, New England, WV, Louis and Leopold Zearott, both of Wheeling: one sister Mrs. Charles Bridgeman, Dundalk, MD. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The body was removed to Fields funeral home pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

(Pam Zeirott)

MARIE ZEAROTT (Died Jan 6, 1921.)

Mrs. Marie Zearott, wife of Leopold Zearott who was run down by an automobile at Forty-eighth Street on December 13 last, succumbed to her injuries at the Ohio Valley General hospital Thursday evening at 7:45 o'clock. Deceased resided with her husband and family at Boggs Run and was in the 47th year of her age. She was born and raised in Wheeling, her maiden name being Marie Vaenig (Baenig).

Surviving are her husband and four children, George, Mabel, Marie and Lenora. She also leaves a mother and five sisters, viz. Mrs. Charles Hobright, Mrs. Frank Krogel, Miss Augusta Voenig (Baenig), Miss Lenora Vaenig (Baenig) and Mrs. Frank Butler of Sublett, Illinois. Also a brother Fred.

Services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the late residence. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Date of death was Jan 6, 1921.

(Pam Zeirott)

LEOPOLD ZIEROTH (Died Feb 5, 1903.)

Thursday evening at his home. No. 4404 Wetzel street, occurred the death of Leopold Zieroth, in the seventy-fourth year of his age. The deceased was one of the best known German-American residents of the South Side, and he was held in the highest respect by all who knew him. He is survived by a wife and a family of grown children. The funeral services will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon, and interment will be made at Mt. Zion cemetery. Date of death was Feb. 5, 1903, Wheeling WV.

(Pam Zeirott)

LOUIS ZEIROTT (Died March 2, 1966.)

Zeirott, Louis, 81, of 4328 McColloch St., died Wednesday in the Wheeling Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1885 a son of Lepold and Augusta Zeirott. Surviving are a brother Herman of Washington WV and several nieces and nephews. He was a retired carpenter. Friends may call at the Olszta Namlik Funeral Home 4510 Jabob St. Wheeling. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Rudolph Bischoff officiating. Burial will be in Roney's Point Cemetery.

(Pam Zierott)


Zeirott, Mr. Luvada Kathryn (Mom Williams), 81, of 3940 Jacob St. died at 12:45 pm Wednesday at Peterson Place. She was born April 15, 1887, in Proctor WV, daughter of the late John and Orpha J McGovern Ruckman. She attended Aldersgate Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Zeirott, in 1960. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth E. Williams and Walter L. Williams at the home: Thomas M. and George E. Williams both of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Virginia) Hart of Wheeling; Mrs. Victor (Mildred) Basil of Clearview: 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home 36th and Jacob Sts. Services there Saturday at 1:30 pm with the Rev. James R. Wooddell, Fourth Street Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Date of death was Aug. 7 1968

(Pam Zierott)

WILLIAM ZEIROTT (Died Jan 29, 1929.)

Services for William Zeirott, 53, of 4500 Eoff Street, who died Tuesday night at the Glendale hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in the yard of the Benwood Mill of the Wheeling Steel Corp. will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Moses Bell, Boggs Run. Rev. John R. C. Haas, pastor of St. Paul's church, will officiate and interment will take place in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Date of death was Jan 29, 1929.

Misc. article regarding the accident:

Wheeling Man Dies Result of Mishap at Benwood Mill
William Zearrott Dies After Falling Into Hole at Plant.

William Zearrott, 53, of 4500 Wetzel Street Wheeling died at 10:15 o'clock last night in the Glendale hospital of injuries received in an unusual accident in the yard of the Wheeling Street Corp. plant at Benwood.

Zearrott fell in a hole at the plant at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and struck his head on a brick. He was unconscious when reached by fellow workmen.

An ambulance was summoned and the victim was rushed to the hospital where it was found that a fracture of the skull had been sustained.

Dr. D. B. Ealy coroner of Marshall County, conducted an autopsy and rendered a verdict of accidental death due to fracture of the skull and hemorrhage of the brain.

The body was removed to the Cooey-Bentz morgue. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Zearrott was unmarried and is survived by four brothers and one sister.

(Pam Zierott)


Funeral services for Mrs. August Zierott, 76, who died Saturday, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles Bridgeman, 4500 Wetzel Street. Rev. August C Rasche of St. Pauls Evangelical church will officiate. Burial will take place in Mount Zion Cemetery.

Date of death was Sept. 13, 1924 in Wheeling WV.

(Pam Zeirott)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 11, 1962]

ZEMELKA, Anton, 75, McGregor, Rd., High Ridge, Bellaire, died Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Bellaire City Hospital. A retired miner of Powhatan, No. 3 Mine, he was born in Czechoslovakia. June 8, 1887. His wife, Theresa, preceded him in death in April 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Olga Wiggins of RD 3, Bellaire; three sons, Frank of Bellaire, Henry of Powhatan and James of Melvindale, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"The Wheeling Sunday Register" - Sunday, October 6,1907

William Zimmer, the last remaining victim of the wreck which occurred at Bellaire on last Saturday, was laid to rest at Cambridge, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was widely known in Wheeling and Bellaire, at which places he was reared. He was the oldest son of the late Jacob and Mary Hannah (Craig) Zimmer, who was foreman at both the LaBelle and Belmont glass houses, in Bellaire, some years ago, and met his death in Bellaire also on June 23, 1888. William Zimmer, who died from injuries received in the wreak, was a grandson of the late Louis Zimmer, who resided until his death in So. Wheeling on Thirty-third Street, well known by all the old residents of South Wheeling.

(Jackie Zimmer)


Zink Funeral

Funeral services for Albert K. Zink, 61, employe of Wheeling hospital, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning in Bertschy Memorial mortuary. Rev. A. R. Bennett, pastor of Benwood M. E. church will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Zink died Wednesday night at his home, 218 East Twelfth street.

-Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday Dec. 22, 1934, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Thursday, May 30, 1872]

On Tuesday, May 28, 1872, KATE, wife of George Zoeckler, aged 23 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of her father, James Tierney, Esq., Main street, near Bank street, North Wheeling, this (Thursday) afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend..

(Cheryl McCombs)