Lawrence R. Zelenak, 90 of Hecla, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his home with his children by his side.
Larry was born September 24, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant the son of the late Frank and Mary Zahradnik Zelenak. Larry was a member of theVisitation Roman Catholic Church and Rosary Altar Society, VFW Post 3368 and Slovak Club, Mt. Pleasant. He was also a member of the Hecla Sportsman's Club and was the last surviving charter member of the Hecla VFD. Larry was formerly employed as a chief inspector in the rolling mill of Latrobe Steel retiring after 37 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran awarded the World War II Victory Medal and an avid gardener, Pitt and Steeler fan.
Surviving are his children, Raymond Zelenak and wife Sandee of Latrobe, Phyllis Zelenak of Hecla and Priscilla Sopkovich of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Lisa Mankins and husband Craig, Jennifer Sopkovich, Chad Zelenak, Jessica Sopkovich Baldwin and Darci Noonan and husband Patrick; great grandchildren, Dylan Rodgers, Jeffrey Mankins, Abigail Mankins, Kaitlyn Mankins, Jenna Marie Stoner, Richard Stoner, Alex Baldwin, Catrina and Robert; a sister Mary Rogacki of Mt. Pleasant; sister-in law, Mary Catherine Ross and Dorothy Zelenak; special Godchild, Cheryl Rusinko and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Rusinko Zelenak, brothers, Joseph, Frank, Elmer, Edward and Charles Zelenak and a sister, Elizabeth Estock.
Family and friends are invited from 2 to 8 pm Sunday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mount Pleasant where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 AM Monday followed by a Mass of Christian at 10 AM at the Visitation RC Church, Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 446 and VFW Post 3368 will follow in the Visitation Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 3PM Sunday in the funeral home followed by the recital of the rosary by the Visitation Rosary Altar Society.
Please visit Larry's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.