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Alexander Zenko

January 2, 1942 — January 15, 2023

Alexander Zenko Jr., age 81, passed away on January 15th, 2023. Alex was born January 2nd, 1942 in New Brunswick, NJ. He was married to the late Becky Zenko for 54 years.

He attended Rayen High School and Kent State University and was a standout Football player at both schools. He was drafted to the National Football League (NFL) with the Houston Oilers and Green Bay Packers with whom he finally signed. His NFL career was cut short early due to significant knee injuries.

Alex, Becky and their children lived in South Florida for over 30 years where he worked for over 28 years in marketing for Coca-Cola and retired in 2006. After retirement, Alex and Becky moved back to Ohio and enjoyed spending time with their family, friends, and dogs (Moose, Sampson)

Alex is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Becky of 54 years, and his brother George. Alex is survived by his brothers, Andrew and Ronald (Charlotte), his children, Frank (Catherine) Zenko and Stephanie (Jeremy) Graeber, his five grandchildren, Tyler Zenko, Spencer Zenko, Olivia Graeber, Jenna Graeber, and Jackson Graeber and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Countryside at the Elmwood Assisted Living facility for taking such good care of Alex.

Arrangements are being handled by Lane Funeral Home in Niles, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 am on January 28th followed by a funeral service at 11 am at Lane Funeral Home Chapel– 415 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH 44446. A commitment service will be held immediately after a procession to the Belmont Cemetery Chapel – 3346 Belmont Ave., Girard, OH 44505.

Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com






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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, January 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes - Niles Chapel

415 Robbins Avenue, Niles, OH 44446

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes - Niles Chapel

415 Robbins Avenue, Niles, OH 44446

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Burial

Belmont Memorial Park

Youngstown, OH

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