John Zilka

Born: Sat., Feb. 9, 1935
Died: Fri., Jun. 15, 2018


Visitation

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Tue., Jun. 19, 2018
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

11:30 AM Tue., Jun. 19, 2018
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.


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John "Zeke" Zilka 83 of Monessen on Friday June 15 in Haven Crest Nursing Center. Born in Monessen on February 9 1935 he was the son of the late George and Julia Futey Zilka. He retired from the US Postal Service Monessen Office. He served his country in the US Army. Zeke was an outstanding bowler in the Mon Valley area, he was involved with youth baseball Bronco League, He was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Church and served as an employee after his retirement from the Post Office. Prior to the church merger he was a member of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church where he served on Parish Council. Besides his parents he was proceeded in death by four brothers George, Andrew, Cyril and infant John, five sisters Veronica Zilka, Julia Zilka, Ann Druguet, Mary Ruday, and Helen Konick. He is survived by his wife Pauline Swade Zilka, one son and daughter in law David and Karen Zilka of Belle Vernon, and a daughter and son in law Kathy and Mark Vlanich of Raleigh NC, four grandchildren Bridget Zilka, Nicole, Justin and Jacob Vlanich. One brother and sister in law Joseph and Shirley Zilka of Monongahela, two sisters and a brother in law Agnes and Tom Duttine and his twin sister Sr. M Julia Irene Zilka SNC . A sister in law Susanna Swade of Monessen. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:30 am until 11:30 am in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave Monessen www.billicksfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 am in the funeral home with Fr. Michael Crookston Officiating burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers the family suggests donations in Zeke's memory be made to the Monessen Public Library.

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Ron & Bev Chromulak
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the family on their lose of "Zeke"
Have the comfort of knowing he is with the Lord and in a better place now

Nancy Salotti Mikan
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
Polly and family. My sincere sympathy to all.

Mark Young
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
Rest in peace Coach Zeke. You will be missed. Green machine vs Lou Dodge will never die! Mark&kim Young

Mark Young
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
Rest in peace Coach Zeke. You will be missed. Green machine vs Orange Crush will never die! Mark&kim Young

Donna M. Vesely
   Posted Tue July 24, 2018
Pauline, you and your family members have our deepest sympathy. He is now at peace. God Bless you all.

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