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John C. Zanni

April 27, 1964 ~ March 18, 2018 (age 53)
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Struthers - There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, with the Very Rev. Frank Zanni V.F. officiating, for John C. Zanni, 53, of Struthers, who passed away Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2018 with his loving family by his side.

John will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his kindness, compassion and unique personality. John was the type of person to help any in need and was always there as a friend.

He was born April 27, 1964 in Youngstown, the son of Louis and Irene (Cipro) Zanni and grew up in Struthers.

John was a 1982 graduate of Struthers High School moved to Columbus where he was employed as a bartender and continued his education studying to become a teacher. John then moved to Burlington, Vermont where he taught school for many years. He then moved to Whitehall, New York continuing his education in education administration and earning his degree in Education Administration, John then moved to Albany, New York and was administrator for a Special Education School. John retired and moved back to Struthers in 2010 to care for aging parents.

John had many passions throughout his life. He loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed life to its fullest. John always made sure that his family was the center of his life, so he began organizing family luncheons to keep the family in touch with one another and united.

He leaves behind to hold onto his precious memories his two sisters Virginia (John) Gordon and Carol (Terry) Yoder both of Dunedin, Florida and three brothers Dave Zanni of Chillicothe, the Very Rev. Frank Zanni V.F. of Vienna and Steven (Fiancé Emily) Zanni of Chicago, Illinois, a aunt Mary Parisi of Struthers and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother Father James Zanni and various aunts and uncles.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm at Rossi Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market Street in Boardman (new location) and on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:20 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna. 


Burial will take place at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Coitsville.  


Although flowers are beautiful but John’s family requests that material contributions be made in his name to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 4453 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, Ohio 44473 or to the National Kidney Foundation 1373 Grandview Ave., Ste 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212.


Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to John’s family.

Donations may be made to:

St. Thomas the Apostle Church
4453 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna OH 44473

National Kidney Foundation
1373 Grandview Ave. Ste 200, Columbus OH 43212

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