Susan Checkle Zielinsky Menestrina, 97, formerly of Footedale and Rostraver Twp., passed away peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2017 in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920, daughter of the late Andrew and Rose Checkle. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her siblings; her first husband of 31 years, John Zielinsky; her second husband of 42 years, Charles Menestrina; infant son, Bernard; grandson, Nathan Calcagni; and infant great-grandson, Mark Beck.
Susan was a homemaker and a caretaker for any family member in need. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of the former St. Thomas R.C. Church in Footedale and currently a member of the Church of St. Anne in Rostraver.
Surviving are her children, Susan and William Rabatin of Twinsburg, OH, Rudy and Nancy Zielinsky of Twinsburg, OH, John and Reba Zielinsky of Palm Coast , FL, Joseph and Colleen Zielinsky of Uniontown, Andrew Zielinsky of Broadview Heights, OH and Helen Calcagni and David Reoli of Star Junction; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com A Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Anne with Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti as celebrant. Grave site interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of St. Anne, 1870 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Our family is grateful for and blessed by everyone at Lafayette Manor who looked after and cared for "MAMA".