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Paul "Dave" Zarnick

September 20, 1937 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 79)

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and mentor, Paul David “Dave” Zarnick, 79, of Butler was received in Heaven on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was greeted by his parents, Dorothy and Paul Zarnick and his children Dr. Philip D. Zarnick and Rene' N. Zarnick, who had preceded him in death.

Born September 20, 1937 in Butler, he was a son of the late Paul and Dorothy Hilliard Zarnick.

He had worked at Pullman Standard and had served in the Pennsylvania National Guard as a medic during the Bay of Pigs. His career with the Butler City Fire Department began in 1968. He retired as the Assistant Fire Chief to become the City Fire Marshall, retiring in 1991. Dave was a member of the Fire Fighters Local #1149.

In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, chess, playing cards, softball, umpiring and coaching. He also enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, fishing, boating, hunting, traveling and was an avid gardener.

The heart and patriarch of his beloved family, he was steadfast, firm and true to his convictions and moral code.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Shirley A. Lorenz Zarnick.

2 daughters: Paula Snodgrass and Joni (Susan) Zarnick.

5 grandchildren: Justin (Heather) Snodgrass, Kathryn (Kenny) Kisow, Richelle O'Brien, Alexandria Bowser and Zane (Kristan Minehart) Eury.

1 brother, James Zarnick.

10 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Butler.

In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Western PA, 555 Grant Street, Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


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