In Memory

Raymond D. Zelenak

Raymond D. Zelenak

     Raymond D. Zelenack Jr.

Raymond D. Zelenack Jr., 65, Hazleton, passed away on Monday afternoon.

Born in Hazleton, Ray was the son of the late Raymond and Rose (Gillespie) Zelenack.

A member of Annunciation Parish at St. Gabriel's Church, Hazleton, he was a graduate of Hazleton High School. Ray was an active member of the Young Mens' Polish Association, Hazleton, as well as being an ardent Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was a jack of all trades who worked as a mason with his beloved father, Raymond Sr. Raymond never met a person in need that he did not want to help, and is lovingly remembered for his huge heart and big smile.

Ray is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Alicia Herbert; and his sister, Gale, who cared for him during his final months. He is also survived by his children, Melissa Zelenack, Renee Zelenack Smith and Patrick M. Zelenack; and his grandchildren, Ryan Smith, Melody Gallant, Madeline Rose Smith and Mason Gallant.

He is also survived by his brothers, Joseph and Gary Zelenack, and their families; as well as his sister through marriage, Mari Herbert.

Funeral services, under the direction of the Boyle Funeral Home Inc., Hazleton, will be held at the convenience of the family.

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