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David E. Zanitsch August 4, 1941 - June 6, 2022

David E. Zanitsch

On Monday, June 6, 2022, David Edwin Zanitsch, beloved husband and father, passed away at the age of 80.

David married Dorothy Schiering in 1963.  He worked with CG&E for 39 years, retiring as Manager of Gas Operations. 

David never met a stranger.  Whether on the beaches in Florida while collecting sharks’ teeth, or walking at the park, he would chat with anyone and everyone.  In retirement, he put this gift to work volunteering as a substitute teacher and hospital aide.  

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his sons, Jason, and Christopher; his brother, Roger; and countless cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. 

Funeral mass For David will be held at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church (4366 Bridgetown Rd.) on Thursday, June,16, 2022 at 10:30 AM. 

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Matthew 25 Ministries  https://m25m.org


Funeral mass For David will be held at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church (4366 Bridgetown Rd.) on Thursday, June,16, 2022 at 10:30 AM. 


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    Roger & Megan Zanitsch and Family says

    In the last year of his life, my brother had difficulty communicating his thoughts, so I wanted to pass along what I am confident he would have said before leaving us:

    “Remember me not for what my frail body and mind gave me to work with these last few years and instead remember me for the entire life that I was blessed to live. What I was able to contribute while among you, I could never have done without a supporting cast of parents that loved me despite the challenges I heaped upon them at times; a wife that accepted me for who I was and put up with me through thick and thin; two sons that made my day every time they called me “Dad”; and a most eclectic array of family and friends that made me realize the importance of belonging. We may not be able to control how and when life ends but we can control how we live. I strived to live mine by giving, caring, sharing, loving, laughing and trusting. I valued every moment I was privileged to share with you. I leave you in peace and hope that I touched your life in such a way that you will always remember me both in your thoughts and prayers.

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    David "Blue" Lucas says

    Condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of David Zanitsch. May the fond memories of his life sustain you and bring you comfort.
    Friend of Chris

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    Ann Rolwing says

    Dottie, Jason and Chris – Dave was just the best neighbor ever created. He and Dottie would do and did just about anything we needed, especially if it involved shovels. He had a special relationship with Mona which was encouraged by dog treats. When Mona died we knew we had to honor that special connection. Her ashes are buried in our yard in the exact spot that she waited every day for Dave to appear. I hope they are together now.

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    Sharon Kosakoff says

    Much love to you and your family, Jason.

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    Patty & Jim Bosiljevac says

    David was a wonderful man! He had a joyful and generous spirit and loved life! He especially loved his family. I remember the intricate detail he put into planning Dottie’s Surprise 60th birthday party. She was his Princess! May God rest his soul and bring peace to Dottie and all who loved David.

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    Jason Zanitsch says

    Please leave any stories you have about Dad. He was truly one of a kind. A man of immense humor and deep loyalty. It’s hard to picture a world without his laugh.

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