Edward Zalar
Edward Zalar

Sept. 12, 1932-March 7, 2018

DELPHOS – Edward J. Zalar, 85, of Delphos passed away Wednesday morning at his home.

His Family…. Ed was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Barberton to John and Marijana (Zupic) Zalar, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 9, 1958, he married Norma (Phillips) Zalar, who preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2017.

He is survived by three sons, Dr. Michael (Donna) Zalar of Olmsted Township, David Zalar of Delphos and Cmdr. John (Cindy) Zalar, U.S.N. of Gulf Breeze, Florida; three daughters, Teresa (Steve) Schmiedebusch of Ottawa, Mary Ann Bailey of Delphos and Beth (Dave) Justus of Huron; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a sister and six brothers.

His Legacy…. Ed was a 1956 graduate of Michigan State University. While there, he lettered in football for the Spartans and played on Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship teams in 1954 and 1956. Ed coached football and basketball at Delphos St. John’s High School from 1966-68, where he also taught world history. He then became the Director of Parolees Rehabilitation and Employment Program thru Goodwill Industries. After which he went to work for the Allen County Sheriff’s Office holding position in the office, retiring in 1992.

Ed was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1362, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Fraternal Order of Police and the Third Order of Secular Franciscans

His Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos, where a Knights of Columbus rosary service will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a Parish Wake Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.

Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net