Stephen Zelinsky

October 6, 1923 - February 22, 2018

10/06/1923 - 02/22/2018

Past Services

Monday February 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Monday February 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Wednesday February 28, 2018
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
724-746-4363 | Directions
Wednesday February 28, 2018
10:00 am
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church
4136 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Stephen Zelinsky, 94, loving, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on February 22 after a short illness. He was known for his love of church, his strong Byzantine Catholic Faith, his life of integrity and his love of family. He proudly served his country in WWII as a medic in the U.S. Army and was owner/operator of Sonotone of Wheeling for over 30 years. He was a proud member of the Holy Name Society at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, the St. Clairsville American Legion Post 159 and the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Peace Council 4243.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Erma Ruth, daughters; Susan (Richard) Ryncarz of Wheeling, Julia (Ed) Barkhurst of Adena, Mary Beth (Stephen) Simich of Akron and Ann (Richard) Marling of Shadyside, grandchildren; Kara (fiance’Justin Jordan) Ryncarz, Kelsey (Sean) Turner, Faith Barkhurst, Sarah, Michael (fiance’ Denielle Burnett), Matthew and Maria Simich, Ryan Marling and great grandson, Weston Turner.
Friends will be received on Monday, February 26, from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where Parastas service will be conducted at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00am with Father Jason Charron officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help building fund, 4136 Jacob St., Wheeling, WV 26003.
Special thanks to Father Jason Charron for all his prayers and support and to all our friends and family who have prayed for our family. We also want to thank the wonderful staff at Valley Hospice Liza’s Place for their exceptional care and support for our Dad (Pop-Pop) and our family.

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Dan hickman
5 years ago

Aloha Uncle Steve,
You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. I am so glad my ohana got to visit you this past year. I always told them how great of a man you were!! Mahalo nui loa for always helping my mom over the years. Mahalo for turning my wife on to your wine of choice–Sangria–which is now her wine of choice daily and it is also affordable.(lol)!!Mahalo! We will all see each other later in life. A hui hou Uncle Steve !!

Me ke
Hickman ohana
Dan,Kitty,Asja and Kayla

5 years ago

siester Jeanne was kind ti inform me about passing of Blessed Memory + Steven Zelinsky. My fors reaction was to go to Wheeling and personally express my condolences to his Wifw Ruth, and all the Member of his family – I remember from our Jubilee… But problms with my health (shingle) is iving me hard time to travel this long trip from Cleveland to Wheeling. Sorry for that! Steve and all of you deserve even more!
I will offer tomorrow morninf Divine Liturgy for His Blessed Repose and for Protection Blessed MAry over you all.
Please accept my synpaties and prayers – I owe you for your kindness during my seven years of service in Wheeling.
I keep in my heart all our visits, conversation and celebration with all the members of your great family.
Let us give thanks to God for this reat gift of person and life of Steven for enrichment of our life!
Ma the Lord, His Grace and His Mercy be with you all!
Grateful your friend:
Rev. Canon Father Michal B. Krupka – your former pastor.
46 17 Turney Road #1, Garfield Hts. Oh 44125

Wendy Coulson
5 years ago

Ruth and family,
Our deepest thoughts and prayers goes out to you all at this time! Steve was a wonderful and caring man who loved all of you and loved his church! He always helped out during fish fry and street fairs! Always enjoyed watching him really focusing on him listening to the priest sermons! He was very spiritual! He will be truly missed! Much love and prayers to you all!! May the perpetual light shine down upon him!!❤
Love and Prayers,
Jeff & Wendy Coulson

Barbara Yazrombek Ryncarz
5 years ago

Ruth and family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Steve. May God hold him in the palm of His Hand. It is my hope that God will bring comfort to you and his family. His memory will live on in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary Beth Simich
5 years ago

Words cannot express the gratitude I have in my heart for you. You were an exceptional father, you were an amazing husband. Your patience and willing to always talk time to listen will be missed. I love you Daddy more than words can say

Naomi Dickerson
5 years ago

Julie, Ed, Faith and family,
Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May God keep you strong. Love, Naomi

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
5 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Stephen Zelinsky, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Stephen Zelinsky, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Maryann Droll
5 years ago

Dear Ann, Julia, and Family —
I am so very grateful that dear Stephen is now safe with his Lord; and, I will always count it a blessing, that I got to visit with you on the day before he went Home. What a precious man he is!
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

Richard Hickman
5 years ago

Uncle Steve, you were first and foremost a wonderful father and loving husband. All men should follow in your footsteps. I want to thank you for guiding my mother when she went through tremendous turmoil. I will always be thankful for you. May you rest in peace.
I will do as much as I can to help Aunt Erma.

Ryan Marling
5 years ago

PopPop, I always loved having you as a grandfather and also teaching me the difference in mushrooms if they were poisonous or not, helping out with your garden, and being an all around great Pop Pop. I love and miss you❤