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Ernest

Ernest “Ernie” Zienka

ERNEST W. “ERNIE” ZIENKA age 79, beloved husband for 47 years of the late Joanne (nee Anello); loving father of Steven (wife Teresa) and Angela Rosati (husband Christopher); devoted grandfather of Zachary and Alexis Zienka, Gianna Rosati, Rocco Rosati (deceased), and Genevieve Rosati; cherished son of the late Peter and Celia (nee Murawski); dearest brother of Christine Wiersch (husband Peter) and the late George (wife Marilyn, deceased), Dorothy Korzen (husband Norm, deceased), and Joseph (wife Julia); brother-in-law of Eileen Anello; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

U.S. Army Veteran.

Ernie was born in Cleveland on December 4, 1942 and passed away on May 30, 2022.  He graduated from East High School in 1961, and was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church. Ernie lived in Willoughby Hills for over 50 years, and spent his winters in Florida. He was a carpenter for GQ Drywall. Ernie enjoyed fishing and gardening and was an avid Cleveland sports fan. He also enjoyed polka dancing and was a member of several local polka clubs. Ernie was social and friendly as well as kind and caring. He was hardworking and devoted to his family and faith, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ernie to Meals on Wheels of Lake County or Cleveland Clinic Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10AM at St. Anselm Catholic Church in Chesterland. Burial following with Military Honors at All Souls Cemetery.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ernie at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATION CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) THURSDAY from 3-5PM and 6-8 PM.

 
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