Eleanor "Ellie" K. (DeGuio) Zabinski of Berea, Ohio, formerly of Allegheny Township, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2019, at 91 years of age. Eleanor was born on September 28, 1928, in Apollo, Pennsylvania, to the late Leopoldo and Theresa (Simonini) DeGuio. Eleanor was the loving wife of William (deceased), dear mother of Diane (David) Merchant and Doreen Day, and grandmother of David (Jean) Merchant, Jr., Robert (Katie) Merchant, Eric (Jessica) Straw, and Dylan (Alli Caraballo) Straw. Eleanor was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in East Vandergrift, recently attending St. Mary’s Church in Berea, Ohio. She loved to bowl in her younger days, which carried over to recently being involved with Wii bowling--even winning a medal in her residence during a competition. She was a great cornhole player, enjoying the game immensely with her family. She also was an excellent craftsperson and gifted cook and baker, always making delicious meals and desserts. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Rosalie Spinelli, Victoria Barichello, Amelia Zanotti, and Mary Zelenok, one sister and two brothers who died in infancy, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Monday, December 16th, from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To send an online condolence please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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