Edward “Butch” Zimnitsky, 78, of Brandonville was welcomed into the loving arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 21st, 2021. He passed into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family, while in the care of his beloved sister, Rose and his nephews, Dave and Jim Antonelli.
Born August 16th, 1942 in Locust Mountain Hospital in Shenandoah, the only son of the late Alex and Alma “Derr” Zimnitsky.
Before retirement, Butch worked as an auto mechanic and detailer for Don’s Auto Body, Brandonville, he also worked for several years as a farmer for Allen Hart Farms, Ringtown.
His love of cars gave him his passion for collecting antique toy cars, a collection which he was very proud of. Along with his car collection, Butch was most comfortable sitting in his favorite chair listening to Bluegrass music and reveling in the music that took him back to a better time.
He was a very loving and giving man. His warmth, gentleness, and loving heart were just some of the many attributes that drew those who knew him best into his home and into his heart. He was a man who always put family first and never hesitated to help both family and friends in need. Butch was a man with great faith, honesty, and compassion. He always put the needs of others, especially his family, above his own. A true “ Angel of Earth” is an accurate description of who he was.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were 2 sisters, Maryann, who passed away at age 3, and Margaret “Peggy”, who passed away at age 6 months. Niece Angela Antonelli and great niece Tiffany Antonelli.
Butch is survived by his only remaining beloved sister, RoseMarie Antonelli – Hazleton, whom he devoted his life to. Nephews, Jim Antonelli – Hazleton and Dave Antonelli – Brandonville. Nieces, Christina Custred – Drums, and Cheryl Grady – Wilkes Barre.
Many Great Nieces and Great Nephews along with Great Great Nieces and Nephews
His Best Friend, Frank Krupilis and wife Pat – Brandonville
Many dear and close family and friends.
The family would like to extend a very special “Thank You” to all the nurses and staff at Asera Care for their compassionate care during these very difficult last days, along with Dr. Eugene Stish – Hazleton for his care.
Funeral arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family and are under the supervision of the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah.
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