Zita J. Husick

March 15, 1925 - November 14, 2021

03/15/1925 - 11/14/2021

Past Services

Wednesday November 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Thursday November 18, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Thursday November 18, 2021
10:00 am
Bishop's Chapel at Mount Calvary
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003

Zita Husick, 96, formerty of Glendale, West Virginia, passed away peacefully November 14, 2021, at
Good Shepherd Nursing Home
Born of Slovakian immigrants on March 15, 1925, Zita was third among her six siblings to be born on
U.S, soil. She embraced the American work ethic at a very young age foraging for food and clawing out a
way to get even a nickel here or there to help her family survive in very hard times. Before Zita went to
school in the early years, she could be found down on the train tracks picking up slivers of coal to help
heat the family’s home. On the way home from school she would pick through discarded food thrown out from grocery stores to find items to feed her family.
Throughout her 96 years, Zita believed in family being the cornerstone of life, She purchased a home for her parents to keep shelter over their heads. She took care of her younger siblings, and eventually
oversaw the lives of her siblings’ children making sure they needed nothing. Zita’s love of family
spanned five generations and there are countless examples of her lifelong belief that family meant
everything to her.
Zita was employed in many roles in her life. She worked her entire life starting at age 15 at OVGH
laundry, stripping leaves for cigars at Marsh Stogie, packing foods at the can factory, processing meat at
Ackermans, doing piece work at Cleveland Graphite, and eventually retired from Marx Toy Factory,
Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Paul, to whom she was married 53 years, her six siblings: Irene,
Bill, Rudy, Ilka, Chris, and Felix, Zita is survived by her niece Lynn Hetzel, her great nephew, David
Hetzel, and her great niece, Kristen Hetzel, her great-great niece Harper, all of whom loved her
The family would like to give special thanks to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, the staff of 3 North,
especially to RN Tammy Bradley, and administrator Don Kirsch, both of whom Zita considered treasured
Family and Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3-7 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Wheeling, 1400 Eoff St, Wheeling. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10am, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Bishop’s Chapel in Mount Calvary cemetery, with Father Paul Cabrita as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling WV, 26003

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1 year ago

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in the passing of Aunt Z. Sorry we were out of town. Our prayers for you.

Cheyenne Sinclair
1 year ago

Prayers and condolences to the family. I’ve had the pleasure of being one of the nurses who took care of Zita for a few years. I’ve always enjoyed our talks and loved the free spirited and strong willed presence she had. Zita you will truly be missed!

Helen Mays
1 year ago

so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and friends.

Timberly west
1 year ago

Zita was a wonderful fun loving lady. I always loved to see her dancing to polka music. See will be greatly missed

Tina Thomas
1 year ago

I only knew “Zee” for a few years but she was the best storyteller so full of life and love. I will miss seeing her smiling face and hearing her talk about days long ago. She had a way of making people
Smile and I love her for the strong loving person she was. I will miss you dearly.

1 year ago

My prayers for Zita and all the family.
I only had the pleasure to meet talk with her once only a week ago, in a FaceTime call and I was impressed by her joy, smile and energy. I know how much she meant for my dear friends Lynn and Kristen. I am so sad and can’t find my words..
I send all my love and strength for Lynn and the rest of the family and my prayers for Zita’s soul all the way from Spain.
R. I. P