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Philip M. Zannella, Jr.

PHILIP M. ZANNELLA, JR.,  age 64, beloved husband for 41 years of  Karen (nee Specht); loving father of Carole Hanson (husband Marc), Philip M. III (wife Courtney), Jacki Endres (husband Ryan) and Amanda Fleck (husband Joseph); devoted grandfather of Daniel, Andrew and Charlotte Hanson, Gemma Zannella, Alexa and Austin Endres and Logan Fleck; cherished son of the late Philip M. Sr. and Ruth (nee Polomsky); dearest brother of Gloria DeCapite (husband Mark) and brother in law of Kathy and Tim Leciejewski, Kim and the late Paul Collister, Karla and Ottaviano Rosada; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Phil was born on December 4, 1954 and passed away on June 28, 2019. He was a resident of Auburn Township for 19 years and prior to that Chesterland. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1972. Phil was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union Local 1363, to which he was extremely dedicated.  Phil retired as Directing Business Representative but continued to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of Machinists Local 1363. He enjoyed cooking, which made sense, because of his love for  food. Phil liked golf, boating and fishing. He was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavs fan. He loved to travel, especially to Gettysburg, and was a huge Civil War enthusiast. He was hard working, intelligent, witty and family oriented. He will be greatly missed by all.

Contributions may be made in memory of Philip to Guide Dogs of America 13445 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342. Private Services will be held at Munn Cemetery in Newbury, OH. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Arrangements by DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND.

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  1. It sounds like Philip led a very full life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time…especially to my friend Carole, his caring daughter & all of her sweet children.

  2. So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Prayers to all the famiy.

  3. Karen & Ted Ogle.

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

  4. Please accept my deepest condolences for the family’s lost.

  5. Fran and Bill Kurtz

    Dearest Karen and family. We are so sorry about your loss of your beloved Philip. We share wonderful memories of Philip and you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you in your time of need.

  6. So sorry for your loss. I know Phil and Courtney from horses. Sending love and prayers to them and the rest of the family. God Bless you all.

  7. Gail (Stravato) & Stephen Hogan

    Dear Family,
    We were so sorry to learn of PhilIp’s passing. Just want you to know we are sending you all our deepest sympathy and keeping you in our prayers
    Cousins Gail & Steve

  8. Phil was a great guy to grow up with. When Phil and I were younger he was the guy that I looked up to. He and his father helped me get a good start in life by getting me my first great job. From then on I always respected him for all of his achievements in life. He will be missed by many but I will never forget him. God Bless all of the Zannella family.

  9. Melvin Schwarzwald

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the Zannella family. Phil, Jr., just like Phil, Sr., was always fully dedicated to and worked unceasingly on behalf of their family and the members of Local 1363. We were privileged to have worked with Phil and to have been inspired by him.
    Mel Schwarzwald
    David Fusco
    Jim Porcaro

  10. Melvin Schwarzwald

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the Zannella family. Phil, Jr., just like Phil, Sr., was always fully dedicated to and worked unceasingly on behalf of their family and the members of Local 1363. We were privileged to have worked with Phil and to have been inspired by him.

    Mel Schwarzwald
    David Fusco
    Jim Porcaro

  11. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With caring thoughts.

  12. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. In just a little while all of the pain and sorrow that we feel from the death of our love ones will cease and be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away. With caring thoughts.

  13. With great sadness to lose Phil a great friend and union icon. You and yours are in our prayers. He will be missed greatly.

  14. LuLu Pawlowski

    Karen
    I am so sorry for your Loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your
    family.
    LuLu and Jack Pawlowski

  15. Roger & Rosalie Poole

    We are saddened to hear of your loss Phil was a good man and mentor he will be greatly missed may he RIP and our thoughts and prayers are with Karen and family.

  16. Earl & Judy Gilkison

    So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing
    He was a great friend and brother in the IAM. Our prayers and thoughts are with Karen and family. He will be missed by everyone. RIP Brother!

  17. As a member and a DBR of the IAM, Phil and I shared many stories about the two most important things in our lives. The Love of our wife’s and our Children and Grandchildren. We often ragged on each other about football, his Cleveland Browns and my Baltimore Ravens. Phil stood true to his Union and a dear friend. Rest In Peace brother.

  18. I worked with Phil on the Law Committee for four conventions and he was always the smartest, funniest and most upbeat guy in the room. He spoke of his family all the time; and I have nothing but fond memories working with him. He will be truly missed.

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