Zelanin-Walter Alexander Zelanin, Sr., age 80, beloved husband of Lillian Blessing Zelanin, of Ansonia, died November 8, 2007, in the Shelton Lakes Health Care Center, Shelton. Born in West Haven on May 23, 1927, he was the son of the late Alexander and Dorothy Kranyak Zelanin. Mr. Zelanin was a WWII Army Veteran and long time resident of Ansonia. He was a UCONN Graduate and worked as a Credit Manager for the former City Lumber Co., then Stevenson Lumber Co. of Monroe for many years until his retirement in 1990. He was a long time member of the Ansonia First Congregational Church, where he served as a Deacon, Choir Member and Religious Ed Instructor. Mr. Zelanin was an avid gardener and NY Giants fan, but will be long remembered for his love of his family, especially for his grandchildren. In addition to his wife of nearly 54 years, he is survived by his devoted children, Walter Zelanin of Ansonia, Kathy Chernovetz of Torrington, Russell and David Zelanin of Ansonia, and Paul Zelanin and his wife Wendy of Shelton; sister, Dorothy Debowes of West Haven; and 7 cherished grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Alexander Zelanin. Funeral Services will take place on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 4:00 PM in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. Interment will be private. Family and friends may call on Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelton Lakes H.C.C., 5 Lake Rd., Shelton, CT 06484 or to the Alzheimers Assoc., 279 New Britain Road, Suite 5, Kensington,CT06037. On line condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.
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