Zenonn “Zeek” Arvitous Zaleski, 90, a longtime business owner and World War II veteran, died peacefully Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Ebeid Hospice Center, in Sylvania. Mr. Zaleski suffered from congestive heart failure for the past few years. He was born June 17, 1927, in Lambertville, MI.
Mr. Zaleski emerged from humble roots in the great depression growing up on a farm in Lambertville Michigan. After many life and job adventures in his youth he served honorably in the Air Force, in World War II. After the war at a Friday night dance at the Hickory Park dance hall, he was fortunate to meet his future wife, Rose Quinn. A smile and wink from Rose at the front door was the beginning of a great life together. They were happy to share 44 years of marriage
Mr. Zaleski had managed the former Toledo Laundry on Ashland Avenue for many years before venturing out on his own. From a small Laundromat on Cherry Street, he grew the venture into 4 additional locations around Toledo and prospered. The business was sold in 1994, and a well-deserved retirement ensued.
Mr. Zaleski dearly loved his family and had many happy times fishing, swimming and skiing at their cottages on Round Lake and then Marr Lake, in the Irish Hills . They also enjoyed the traditional family vacations in many motor home adventures around America. Motor homes were the limit of camping that his wife would agree to.
Mr. Zaleski was a longtime member of St. Pius X church and later the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, in Toledo.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Jo (John) Foreman and Kathleen (Norb) Bettinger and son, James (Alison) Zaleski. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Eddie Cline, Candy Cline, Zenonn Zaleski and GiGi Zaleski. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, the former Rose Quinn and eldest son, Zenonn John Zaleski.
Friends may visit on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m., at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 4255 Bellevue Road (at Castlewood Drive). Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where he will be buried next to his wife and son. Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, (419) 472-7633.
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