James L. Zarnick, Sr., age 84, of Butler, passed away Sunday at his residence.
Born in Butler on October 14, 1934, he was a son of the late Paul R. and Dorothy Hilliard Zarnick.
He was a laborer with Laborers International Union Local 323.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean Conflict.
Jim was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
He was a member of American Legion Post 117, VFW Post 249 and Elks Lodge Number 170 of Butler. He also was a Life Member and board member of the Butler Bowling Association, and he was inducted into the Butler Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Osche Zarnick; two sons, James L. Zarnick, Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Ashburn, VA, and Michael P. Zarnick and his wife, Joan, of Fishkill, NY; one daughter, Sherry Ann Barto and her husband, Jeff, of Butler; four grandchildren, Austin, Trey, Lauren, and Jacob; five stepchildren, Rebecca Forster, of Butler, Shirley Steighner and her husband, Stan, of Butler, Teri Meier and her husband, Bruce, of Slippery Rock, Janet Piper and her husband, Lewis, of Clarksburg, WV, and Walter E. Gall and his wife, Patty, of Butler; 11 step-grandchildren, Angie, Joyce, Garrett, Jacob, Adam, Casey, Karley, Mary, Heather, Emily, and Natalie; and three great-step-grandchildren, Cheyanne, Dylan and Levi.
Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Philomena A. Fornelli Zarnick, who passed away May 30, 2002, and one brother, Paul David Zarnick.
Friends will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Avenue, Butler, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. from Saint Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 432 Center Avenue, Butler.
Entombment will take place in Saint Michael’s Mausoleum.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of American Legion Post 117, VFW Post 249, and American Legion Post 778.
The Bereavement Group of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish will meet at the funeral home on Wednesday at 3 p.m. to conduct a Scriptural Wake Service.