Richard Mark Zelley, Jr., 40 passed away suddenly at his parent’s home in Georgia on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Known as “Chip” to his family and friends, he was born in Salisbury, Maryland on November 20, 1978. As both of his parents were born and raised in Lower Burrell, Chip and his younger brother Peter would often visit their grandparents in this area. Chip was best known for his love of adventure and the outdoors. He was a student in Athens, Georgia. He is the dear son of Richard Mark Zelley, Sr. and Linda (Liska) Zelley. He is the loving brother of Peter Zelley, of Austin, Texas; aunts Kristine Spiering and Debbie Franzetta, uncle David Franzetta, and five cousins. Chip is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Walter and Geraldine Zelley and his maternal grandparents George and Mary Liska. Family and friends are welcome to visit the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Rd., Lower Burrell, 15068 (724-335-6500) on Thursday from 7-8:30PM. An interment service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel on Friday at 11 AM with Pastor Kenneth Foust officiating.
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