Paul W. Zalus, Jr. 72 of St. George, UT, formerly of West Deer Township died Tuesday June 9, 2020 at his home with family by his side. He was born November 20, 1947 in New Kensington to the late Paul W. and Helen (Arbuckle) Zalus, Sr. Paul grew up in West Deer graduating from West Deer High School in 1966. Paul served in the US Army during the Vietnam War achieving a rank of Staff Sergeant. He worked in Sales for EWIE, Inc., Pittsburgh for over 15 years. He was a member of the Elks in Utah, American Legion, West Deer, VFW, West Deer, Moose, New Kensington, Owls Club, Russellton and Culmerville Sportsman Club, West Deer. His passion was playing softball and bowling, which he achieved the Allegheny Valley Doubles Champion and the Butler Valley Doubles Champion in bowling and was named a Senior Softball All American 3 times. Paul also umpired softball for over 30 years. "Paul's family knows he will be managing and playing on a heavenly softball team and painting the lines with his hits...proud of you Paul!!"
Survivors include his wife Vivian I. (Wolfe) Zalus, his sons Paul and (Melodi Blasco) Zalus and Ryan and (Sonya Thomas) Zalus both of Curtisville, his step-daughter Michelle (Bob) Connors of Lafayette, CO, 8 grandchildren; his sister Carol Guenther of New Kensington, his half-brother Mike Zalus of Gibsonia, step-brother Rodney (Robin) Harrison of Bairdford, his step-sister Michelle (John) Trinidad of Pittsburgh, brothers-in-law Dale Wolfe and Otis (Kathy) Wolfe both of New Kensington and his sister-in-law Gloria Nicholas of Salt Lake City, UT. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he has been preceded in death by numerous Aunts and Uncles.
Friends will be received Saturday 6-8 PM and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer. Where funeral services will be conducted Monday 10 am with the Rev. Robert Henry, officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com
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