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Peter P. Zapalo Jr.

August 11, 1947 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 72)


On April 14, week of Divine Mercy, Peter P. Zapalo, Jr., of Greensburg, passed into eternal life.  He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. (Salamacha) Zapalo.  He was born on August 11,1947, in Harrisburg, PA, to Peter P. Zapalo and Florence M. (Plummer) Zapalo.  He is the father of Peter P. Zapalo III, Amanda (Jim) Addington, David (Katie Blake) Zapalo, Chris (Kathryn Swaney) Zapalo, and Mary (Alex) Kline.  He is the beloved PapPap of  Bridget (Jim and Norma) Mosser, Gabriel, Oliver, Mileva Zapalo, and Gavin, Noah, and Sydney Kline.  He will be dearly missed by his brother, David Zapalo, and many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and grandnieces/nephews.  Peter graduated from Penn State University, where he met Barbara.  They were married for 47 years.  Peter was a pilot for over 50 years. He is a Vietnam Veteran. He flew in the distinguished Special Air Missions (SAM FOX) in the US Air Force. After retirement, he flew for USAIR, and for New World Aviation.  He was a member of St Paul Catholic Parish, Greensburg, PA, his prayerful, loving community.  Due to the present health concerns, there will be no public visitation.  All services and interment are private.  A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.  LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is in charge of arrangements.  The family wishes that any Memorials be given for Masses, or to your favorite charity in Peter's name.

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