Mary Asunda Zambito, 97, of Wheeling, died Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center.
She was born January 10, 1918 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Samuel and Maria Re Dato.
Mary was a cook at the former Bella Via Restaurant, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Italian American Club Ladies Auxiliary, Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary, The Women’s Club of Wheeling, Christian Mothers at St. Michael, NARFE(National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees)Chapter 567 with a citation for Meritorious Service in 1987, and the AARP Chapter 824 with Community and Volunteer Worker Awards.
Mary loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren, was an avid Steeler, Pirate and WVU fan, and adored cats. Mary loved to cook for many individuals and friends and took great pride in pleasing people from her days at the Bella Via.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Zambito in 2001, two sisters: Florence and Rose Dato, and 3 brothers; James, Charles and Carl Dato.
Surviving are her 2 sons; Michael A. Zambito and his wife Joyce, and Samuel Zambito, all of Wheeling, 5 grandchildren; Christopher M. (Heather)Zambito, Mark A.(Lori)Zambito, Jennifer E.(Jonathan)Knaur, Angela R.(Chad) Hill, and Frank Zambito and 8 great grandchildren; Joshua, Collin, Andrew, David, Jared, Phoebe, Gavin and Gabriel.
Friends will be received on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home,154 Kruger St., Elm Grove.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Michael Catholic Church with Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant.
Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com