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Zanin, John Baptist

December 19, 1919-August 22, 2015  
 

John Baptist Zanin was a highly decorated US Army Infantry veteran whose career spanned World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Colonel Zanin passed away on August 22, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia.
 
Born the son of Northern Italian immigrants Natale and Giustina Zanin, he spent his early life in Blacklick Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania as a Lone Scout, lumberjack and coal miner. He spoke often of teachers who inspired him.
 
While serving in the 25th Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict, then Captain Zanin was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action as well as the Silver Star for actions of valor near Wonsan, Sobuk-San, Korea. He was awarded the Purple Heart for serious wounds sustained while adjusting mortar fire upon the enemy. He was also a proud member of the Legion of Valor.
 
In 1944, then Captain Zanin married Eve Gaydos who wholeheartedly supported him during his military career and gave him three fine sons. She died in 1985. Son David died in 1983.
 
Survivors include his second wife Evelyn Casseri Sowolla, a high school sweetheart whom he married in 2005; two sons and their wives, Michael and Pamela Zanin of Greenville, South Carolina and Mark and Colleen Zanin of Keswick, Virginia; three brothers and a sister; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, Valley City, North Dakota.
 
The Funeral and interment with Full Military Honors will be held on a future date to be determined at the Old Post Chapel, Ft. Meyer, Virginia followed by burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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John Baptist Zanin was a highly decorated US Army Infantry veteran whose career spanned World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Colonel Zanin passed away on August 22, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Born the son of Northern Italian immigrants Natale and Giustina Zanin on December 19, 1919, he spent his early life in Blacklick Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania as a Lone Scout, lumberjack and coal miner. He spoke often of teachers who inspired him.

While serving in the 25th Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict, then Captain Zanin was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action as well as the Silver Star for actions of valor near Wonsan, Sobuk-San, Korea. He was awarded the Purple Heart for serious wounds sustained while adjusting mortar fire upon the enemy. He was also a proud member of the Legion of Valor.

In 1944, then Captain Zanin married Eve Gaydos who wholeheartedly supported him during his military career and gave him three fine sons. She died in 1985. Son David died in 1983.

Survivors include his second wife Evelyn Casseri Sowolla, a high school sweetheart whom he married in 2005; two sons and their wives, Michael and Pamela Zanin of Greenville, South Carolina and Mark and Colleen Zanin of Keswick, Virginia; three brothers and a sister; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, Valley City, North Dakota.

The Funeral and interment with Full Military Honors will be held on a future date to be determined at the Old Post Chapel, Ft. Meyer, Virginia followed by burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Zeitner, Irvin Junior

Irvin J. Zeitner, age 79, of Miles City, Montana, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the Holy Rosary Health Center in Miles City.

Irvin was born in Plentywood, Montana, on September 2, 1932, the son of Jacob and Rose (Ulrich) Zeitner. Irvin attended schools in Outlook, Mont., where he graduated from high school. He attended college in Havre and entered the United States Air Force in 1949, serving for over three years.

Following his honorable discharge in 1953, he returned to Plentywood, where he married Lorraine Harn in 1958.  While in Plentywood, Mr. Zeitner began working for the Montana Highway Patrol in 1955 and transferred to Miles City. He retired from the Highway Patrol in 1969 and became Chief Juvenile Officer for the 16th Judicial District until 1978, when he moved to Bozeman, where he taught Juvenile Justice at the Montana Law Academy until 1982. They moved to Helena, Mont., until the mid-1990s, then making Miles City their home.

Mr. Zeitner loved to play cribbage, watch good ol' western movies and in the early years go hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Zeitner of Miles City; a son, Scott Zeitner of Miles City; daughters Joanne Gresens of Manhattan, Kan.; Mary Scherling of Fargo, N.D., and Judy Erb of Helena; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Howard, Albert and Helmut; a sister, Myrtle; and two grandsons: Clint Allen Zeitner and Nicholas.

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery, with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1579.

Zoubra, Albert T.

Albert T. Zoubra, 83, died peacefully at home on September 09, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island on October 12, 1927.

Mr. Zoubra served a short time with the U.S. Navy in Guam following World War II and was a Korean War army veteran. He was a member of Company L, 223rd Regiment, 40th Infantry Division. A photo of him, taken during the Korean War, appears in Wilton Chase's photos on Bob-West.com.

He was a 1945 graduate of Cumberland High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's Degree from Boston University. Mr. Zoubra started his teaching career in Cranston, Rhode Island.

He married his wife, Luzie Kattner, in 1961, and they moved to Heidelberg, Germany. He taught social studies and went on to career guidance counseling at various American high schools in Europe. In addition to teaching, Mr. Zoubra coached track, wrestling and soccer. He was Athletic Director at Munich American High School for several years. He retired in 1991, settling in Yarmouth Port.

Albert enjoyed traveling, reading, listening to swing, jazz, blues and classical music. He loved dancing waltzes and polkas. Most of all, he will be remembered as a loving husband and father by his family, and a good and caring man by those who knew him.

Survivors are his loving wife Luzie of 50 years, his son John and wife, Jenny; daughters Christine and husband, Scot; Michele and husband, Justin; and Karen and husband, Tim, along with nine cherished grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 1pm at the Funeral Home of Morris, O'Connor & Blute, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, Massachusetts 02660 or to the Yarmouth Fire Dept. Rescue Fund, 96 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664.


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