Henry "Hank" Zuba, 85 years old, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. He was born in Niagara Falls on December 7, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Esther (Rybicki) Zuba.
Hank was a graduate of the former Trott Vocational High School. On February 27, 1946, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force and was honorably discharged on April 21, 1947. On June 13, 1953, he married the former Angela "Angie" Zaidel at Holy Trinity R.C. Church where they were members for over 50 years, and where Hank served as an usher; was a Holy Name Society member, past president and past vice-president. He also served on the Holy Trinity Parish Council with the Buildings and Grounds Committee and was the head of their Catholic Charities Drive for many years. Hank was a member of the City of Niagara Falls Assessment Review Board; a City of Niagara Falls Bingo inspector, and a Democratic Committeeman for several years. He was a member of the East Side Block Club and the Echo Club where he served as a board member. He received the Niagara Beautification Commission Award in 2008, and the Niagara Street International Festival "Heritage Award" in 2004. In his younger years Hank was an avid bowler.
Hank worked as a millwright for over 30 years at Washington Mills and retired in 1989.
Hank is survived by his wife of 59 years, Angela "Angie" (Zaidel) Zuba and his daughters, Audrey (Vincent) Agnello of Youngstown and Marie (Jason) Crosby of the Town of Tonawanda. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren Agnello and Will and Madeline Crosby. Hank is also survived by his sister, Irene Smith of Niagara Falls; his twin brother, Joseph (Carol) Zuba of Erie, PA, and his brother, Daniel (Phyllis) Zuba of the Town of Niagara. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Monday from 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets, with Rev. Walter Sczesny officiating. Interment with military honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston. Members of the former Holy Trinity Holy Name Society will recite prayers at 3:00 PM on Tuesday.
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