Steve Zelenak

Obituary of Steve D. Zelenak

Steve D. Zelenak, 86, of Morgantown, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on May 13, 1934, a son of the late Steve Zelenak and Helen Louise Malick Zelenak. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Janet Bragg Zelenak; son, Steven Zelenak and his wife Diana of Fairmont; daughter, Pastor Stephanie Bennett and her husband Pastor Brad Bennett of Barrackville; step-son, Allan Leary and his wife Claudine of Delaware, OH; step-daughters, Janette Leary of Modesto, CA and Darlena Wilson of Orlando, FL; 11 grandchildren, Angela Shively and her husband Cody, Candace Hilling, Amanda Reid and her husband Tyler, Cassi Ralphsnyder and her husband B.J., Sarah Eakle and her husband Kaleb, Anthony Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Abi Leary, Andra Leary, Micah Leary, and Rachel Bennett; nine great-grandchildren; his brother, Robert Zelenak and his wife Jeanette of Canton, OH; his sister, Barbara Halladay of Fairmont; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his first wife, June P. West Zelenak who passed away in 1981 and a daughter, Shannon Louise Zelenak who passed away in 1964. Steve was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Avery United Methodist Church in Cheat Lake Community, was a co-founder of the West Virginia Chapter of “Discover God’s Call Ministries”, and was previously active with NCWV Walk to Emmaus. Steve retired as quality inspector and crew leader at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. with 30 years of experience. He was also employed for 10 years at the Outlet of Arts and Crafts in Fairmont. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Steve’s memory to a food ministries charity of your choice. The family has entrusted care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554. Our dear husband, father and grandfather deserves a beautiful tribute. However, we appreciate in the unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic that attending a visitation may not be in your best interest. Please be with us in prayer. Should you be able to celebrate his life, a graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Pisgah Cemetery, 2718 Smithtown Road, Morgantown, WV, with Reverend Jenny Williams and Reverend Carl Radcliff officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at
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Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Pisgah Cemetery
2718 Smithtown Road
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States