Chaplain Major Salvatore V. Zangari
Chaplain Major Salvatore V. Zangari, 86, of 521 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster, died Thursday at his residence.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the Domenico and Mary Cassido Zangari.
Having served faithfully and honorably, he retired from the US Army serving as a chaplain during the Korean War and attaining the rank of Major. He received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars. He also served in the PA National Guard following Korea. In 2000, he received a letter of thanks from South Korean President Kim Dae Jung for his service. His family had eight brothers and one sister who all served honorably in World War II and Korea.
Father Zangari was retired from full time ministry in the Diocese of Harrisburg, being ordained on June 3, 1944.
He was a lifetime member of American Legion Conewago Post 329 in Elizabethtown.
He is survived by six brothers; Dominic, married to Elizabeth Zangari of Satellite Beach, FL; Benedict "Ben" Zangari of Lancaster; John, married to Eileen Zangari of Lancaster; Gerald Zangari of Lancaster; Ronald, married to Marlene Zangari of Lancaster; and Louis J., married to Jacqueline Zangari of Bausman; two sisters; Theresa Terriman of Lititz, and Marie Zangari of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by four sisters; Mary A. Fetterhoff, Lucy Vanbuskirk, Mary Angela Zangari, Mary Ann Zangari; and two brothers; Anthony J. and Francis.
Viewings will be Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday from 9-10AM at the Charles Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 11AM from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr., Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. www.snyderfuneralhomecom
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