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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