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Albert Joseph Zavolta, Sr.

September 21, 1924 - January 4, 2017

ZAVOLTA, Albert J. Sr., 92, of Wheeling, W.Va. died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born September 21, 1924, in Wheeling, a son of the late Pasquale and Matilda (Phillips) Zavolta. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling. He was the owner and operator of Club Diamond in Wheeling and enjoyed spending time at the Wheeling Downs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Michael Zavolta.

He is survived by four children, Gina Paree of Moundsville, Robert (Pamela) Armstrong of Wheeling, Doris Armstrong of Wheeling, and Albert Zavolta Jr. (Linda) of McMechen; nine grandchildren, Tara (Chad) Arnold of Stanfield, N.C., Jessie (Richard) Gorby of Pittsburgh, Pa. Antonio (Tony) Zavolta of McMechen, Dana Paree of Moundsville, Jason (Kelli) Beaver of Wheeling, Craig Beaver of Wheeling, Jana (Andrew) Wright of Summerville, W.Va., Tommy Crow of McMechen, and Jamie Mesler of Bethel Park, Pa.; four great grandchildren, Dakoda, Bobby, and Cameron Beaver, and Kylie Beaver- Hirt; best friend, Paul Petrone; his cat, Sophia; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

At Albert’s request there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

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