ZIMLA, Chester A., 76, of McMechen, W.Va., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was born July 27, 1925, in New Cumberland, W.Va., a son of the late Joe and Barbara Gordon Zimla.
He was a retured employee from the former Allied Chemical Company, Moundsville; a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen; a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II.
Chester was also a member of the McMechen American Legion; a life-time member of the Bellaire Elks No. 419; a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 504, Wheeling; and was also a member of the Polish American Political Club, Wheeling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alexander Zimla.
Chester is survived by a sister, Helen E. Pascuzzi, with whom he resided; two brothers, Edmund E. Zimla and his wife Jackie of McMechen and Joseph R. Zimla and his wife, Kay of Wheeling; two nephews, Frank J. Pascuzzi and his wife, Shirley of North Olmsted, Ohio and John J. Zimla and his wife, Paula of Glen Dale; a niece, Barbara Maroney and her husband, Patrick of Glen Dale; and several great-nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday, December 17, 2001, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Following the visitation hours on Monday, funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Gervase Cain, T.O.R., as celebrant. Entombment in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling. A vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted at graveside by the Moundsville Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Services of Ohio County, Adult Day Care Program, 51-11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at altmeyer.com.