Albert Zapor

Obituary of Albert Zapor

Albert C. Zapor "Zip", 89, formerly of Weirton, WV, and a resident of Myrtle Beach, SC, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. His wife is the former Margaret J. Gilson. They were married August 30, 1969.

Born November 19, 1928 in Weirton, WV, he was the son of the late Stanley M. "Tut" and Antonina Orwasky Zapor. 

Al was a graduate of Weir High School Weirton, WV, and attended West Virginia University and Marietta College.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and prior to his retirement worked for 37 years as a central office technician for Steubenville Ohio Bell Telephone Company. 

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Steubenville, OH, Immaculate Conception Parish, New Cumberland, WV, and St. Andrew Catholic Church, Myrtle Beach, SC.  He also belonged to the Telephone Pioneers Organization.

Al never met a person who did not like him.  He was a good story teller, had a very dry and funny sense of humor, generous heart and above all loved his family, friends and our Lord.

He is survived by two daughters: Amanda Beatty and husband Steve of Myrtle Beach, SC and Carrie Ann Krupovich and husband Joseph of Clarks Summit, PA; two sisters: Cecelia Watkins of Weirton, WV and Martina Bowley of Boynton Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Leonard, Stanley, Marion "Mutt" and Frank Zapor, and son-in-law: Timothy M. Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church, 425 North Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH, celebrated by Rev.Timothy J. Huffman, pastor. Interment with military honors followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH.

Pallbearers: Joseph Krupovich, Steve Beatty, Justin Gilson, Chris Delatore, Tim Delatore, Michael Zapor, Mitchell Zapor and Richard Zapor.

Family and friends called Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements were under the care of the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations were sent in Al's name to St. Peter Catholic Church, Steubenville, Ohio.