Albert Joseph Zavolta, Sr.

September 21, 1924 - January 4, 2017

09/21/1924 - 01/04/2017

ZAVOLTA, Albert J. Sr., 92, of Wheeling, W.Va. died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born September 21, 1924, in Wheeling, a son of the late Pasquale and Matilda (Phillips) Zavolta. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling. He was the owner and operator of Club Diamond in Wheeling and enjoyed spending time at the Wheeling Downs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Michael Zavolta.

He is survived by four children, Gina Paree of Moundsville, Robert (Pamela) Armstrong of Wheeling, Doris Armstrong of Wheeling, and Albert Zavolta Jr. (Linda) of McMechen; nine grandchildren, Tara (Chad) Arnold of Stanfield, N.C., Jessie (Richard) Gorby of Pittsburgh, Pa. Antonio (Tony) Zavolta of McMechen, Dana Paree of Moundsville, Jason (Kelli) Beaver of Wheeling, Craig Beaver of Wheeling, Jana (Andrew) Wright of Summerville, W.Va., Tommy Crow of McMechen, and Jamie Mesler of Bethel Park, Pa.; four great grandchildren, Dakoda, Bobby, and Cameron Beaver, and Kylie Beaver- Hirt; best friend, Paul Petrone; his cat, Sophia; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

At Albert’s request there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

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Tedra Stanley
7 years ago

Dorie, Geena and families, my sincere condolence, lots of great memories from meeting you all…thoughts be with you. Tedra

George Kavanas
7 years ago

I was sorry to hear about Al’s passing. I miss the Club Diamond. ~George Kavanas

Jimmy Nicholson
7 years ago

Albert was one of kind and i really enjoyed going in his place after work and having a drink and plying some poll or some cards with him . he always call.d me Jimmy the shoe man . It was a great joy to know him . rest in peace Albert

Thomas {Bink} Patroski
7 years ago

So sorry for you lost.

Albert Ferrie
7 years ago

So long my friend and may your soul rest in eternal peace. Always enjoyed visiting with Albert at Club Diamond and seeing those card tricks. I just old my granddaughter about them last Friday. Also, any time that I went in and Albert was cooking something for himself, he always shared a dish or bowl because he knew you I’m Italian and would appreciate it. And, I sure did! Thanks for some wonderful times and sorry that I lost touch.

Michael Davis
7 years ago

Doree, I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you are doing well. Your Dad was truely One of a Kind.

Dennis R Albaugh
7 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of “Albert”. Denny Albaugh