John Leon Zaneski, 94, of Pottstown

John Leon Zaneski, 94, of Pottstown, devoted husband of the late Florence M. (Janaskie) Zaneski, whom he married in 1954, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 14 at Sanatoga Court.

Born in Shamokin, he was the son of the late John J. and Monica (Yezerski) Zaneski. John was known to friends and family as Jake or Zeno.

John was a graduate of Coal Township High School Class of 1945. Upon graduation he served in the US Navy until 1946. He went on to work at Pottsville Casting Works, Pennsylvania Railroad, and as a driver for Shamokin’s East End Beverage Company. John was a Corrections Officer for 38 years at Graterford and Frackville State Correctional Institutions. He also worked part-time as a custodian at St. Aloysius School in Pottstown for 15 of those years. He retired in 1991. John was a member of the St. Francis Home Association and East End Fire Company in Shamokin.

Surviving are sons Michael G. Zaneski husband of Lynda, Gerard Zaneski husband of Wanda, John G. Zaneski husband of Diann; four grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sister Emily Kanaski.

Services and interment are private.

Condolences can be sent via www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com

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I did not know your father. I go by your personality John. I’m sorry he passed. He had a wonderful long life. Michelle

~ Michelle Savino
3/27/2022 1:30:12 PM

So sorry for your loss.. Prayers ??and Love?to you and your family.

~ Richard MathesonJ
3/26/2022 3:57:23 PM

Rest in everlasting peace Uncle Jake. My deepest condolences to all my cousins. Wishing you peace and love during this difficult time.

~ Walter Neary
3/24/2022 6:41:07 PM

prayers and thoughts to my old friend John Z and his whole family. take pride in the full and complete life of your Dad, his life experiences were indeed wonderful . from Ray A

~ Ray Archambault Pottstown, PA
3/23/2022 9:53:50 PM

God bless your family John, you're a believer the Lord will strengthen you. God Bless

~ Kevin L Robinson Limerick, PA
3/23/2022 9:06:16 PM

My deepest condolences to the family. MAY GOD grant you peace and strength during these days

~ Phil Haddad Boyertown, Pa
3/23/2022 3:26:45 PM

I worked with your father at SCI Graterford and Frackville. He was a good man, may he Rest In Peace

~ Dennis Durant
3/22/2022 7:10:37 PM

We are remembering your father at this time of his passing. Our prayers are for his eternal peace. He was well-known in Coal Township.

~ Cousins, MaryAnn and Paul
3/22/2022 4:12:35 PM

I worked for Zeno at Graterford for several years. He was a great guy a great Sgt. and a good man. May he rest forever in pease. My condolences to his family.

~ John Murray
3/21/2022 2:42:17 PM

Worked with your father for years at Graterford. He was a great man. So sorry for your loss.

~ Kimberly Ulisny Phoenixville, PA
3/21/2022 1:56:53 PM

John & Diann, Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Diane Long

~ Diane Long
3/20/2022 2:21:02 PM