In loving memory of

Joseph L. Zanine
January 17, 1944 - April 8, 2019

Joseph L. Zanine died peacefully on Monday April 8, 2019 at his home in Oreland, PA. He was 75 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, Joseph was the son of the late John and Mary (nee Mahoney) Zanine. He was a 1961 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote. Joseph was employed in information technology by Henkels and McCoy for over 50 years prior to his retirement.

Joseph was an all-around sports fan. He enjoyed playing in a good game of volleyball or baseball. He was an avid fisherman. Joseph loved a good book and was a reader of mystery novels. He was an international traveler, but especially enjoyed time spent in the Poconos and North Wildwood with his family and friends.

Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Eileen (nee Dooley) Zanine. He is the devoted father of Denise Gauss and her husband Robert of Flourtown; James Zanine and his wife Kathy of Hatboro; Maureen Morales and her husband Sebastian of Oreland; and daughter in law Holly Zanine of Hatboro. He was preceded in death by his dear son Edward J. Zanine in June of 2018. Joseph is the loving grandfather of Rachael, Matthew, Emily, Claudia, Eddie, Dan, Allison, Chloe and Alex. He is the dear bother of Maryellen Zanine, and the late John and Paul Zanine.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. Joseph's Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM.

Donations in Joseph's memory to Cure PSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated by the family.

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Ray Culver Sr wrote on Apr 12, 2019:

"Boy meets girl. Next thing ya know, you?re pop-pops-in-law with a dyed-in-the-wool Philly teams fan who can?t wait to retire from a job he wishes he could do forever. Joe Zanine was good to his family, good to my family, and good to be around. We shared in family buffets, barbecues, births and birthdays, Christmas Eves and christenings, and lots of laughter; we shot a little pool, helped the kids move a couple of times, and reveled in their successes. We weren?t close, but we weren?t that far apart. In recent summers, we?d find time, over hoagies, to mine the similarities of our differences, reminisce about the good old days, and quietly reflect, at a picnic table under a tree, in the cool breeze of the lake. Then came the summer we couldn?t. Now comes the long summers, we can?t?"

JoAnne Tirpak wrote on Apr 11, 2019:

"Joe came up with a nickname for me within days of my starting at Henkels & McCoy, and it stuck for the entire time we worked together, which was a long time! He was the type of person that could make you smile, even when you were having a bad day! He was a great person, friend and co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. RIP Joe. Your friend, Jammer (JoAnne Tirpak) "

Carol Breyer wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"I knew Joe for many years and will never forget so many good memories. Joe was a kind and wonderful friend. We shared many good times, playing racquetball and wollyball, all the great parties, lunches at the gem, trips, etc. I remember the great time we had aT Ted's house when we had a party for Joe and his dear friend Dave. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eileen and his entire family. May he rest in peace. Carol Breyer (formally Reill)"

Ann Ocheltree wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"I am saddened to hear of Joe's passing. My heart goes out to you Eileen, and the entire Zanine family. I worked with Joe at H&M for a long time and could always count on Joe for help. I remember his retirement party...the turnout was a great tribute to how much Joe meant to everyone. I have and will miss his big smile, patience, willingness to help and friendship. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. Ann Ocheltree"

Sherry Scandone wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

" I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I worked with joe for a long time at Henkels & McCoy. He was missed when he left H&M as he will be missed now. my condolences to you Eileen and your family. thoughts and prayers. Sherry Scandone "