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Walter Lowell Zadai

March 31, 1934 ~ August 17, 2018 (age 84)

Walter Lowell Zadai, 84, of New Kensington, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2018, after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer. He was born in Bakerton, Pa., to the late Walter Andrew and Garnett (White) Zadai. He graduated from Ken High, class of 1951. He served in the Navy from 1955-1959. He graduated from Allegheny Technical Institute for Electronics in 1961. He was employed by PPG Industries in Springdale/Coatings and Resins for 41 years, retiring in 1991. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Yetter Zadai; he was the dear father of Dr. Kevin (Kathi) Zadai, of New Orleans, La., Elizabeth Kharouf, of Bluffton, S.C., Amy (Bob) Johnson, of Lower Burrell, Eric (Elizabeth) Zadai, of Upper Burrell, and Tracy Montgomery, of Lower Burrell; he is survived by grandchildren, Megan (Kyle) Nicholson, Dr. Kyle (Danessa) Wolfley, Cheyenne (Ryan) Ruckus, Robert (Tiffany) Johnson, Savannah Johnson, Abilene Johnson, Ashton Montgomery and Payton Montgomery; seven great-grandchildren; he was the brother of Maryln (Eddie) Seger, of Washington Township, and Raymond (Judy) Zadai, of Blairsville, Ga.; brother-In-law of Elizabeth (Donald) Rodgers, of Lower Burrell; and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. After retiring, Walter enjoyed traveling across the U.S. in their motor home. He worked for three years at the KOA in Apache Junction, Ariz., where they lived for 15 years, and as head of security for Dolce Vita Resort in Gold Canyon, Ariz. He returned to Pennsylvania in 2013 to be near family. Walter was an avid musician and played with numerous groups in the Tri-State area. He also sang with the Mountain Chordsmen Barber Shop Chorus and Quartet "Passing Through." We celebrate Walter's life and rejoice that he has gone to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon Friday at the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME INC., Robert P. Karish, supevisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, 724-335-6500, with military honors. The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the AHN Hospice and Oncology programs. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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