John Zarichansky, 86, formerly of Newville,
passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle with family by his side. He was born on Friday,
November 27, 1925, in Wall, Pa, a son of the late Jan and Katherine (Zamiszcak) Zarichansky. He was married to the late Mary
Ann (Bilinski) Zarichansky, who died Dec. 21, 1999.
John was a 1943 graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School in Wilmerding and was an Army
Air Force veteran of WWII. He also graduated from Penn State University in 1955 with a bachelors degree in forestry. John
retired from the Soil Conservation Service in Carlisle after 27 years of service as a soil scientist. He was a member of St.
Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors of Pennsylvania.
He is survived by two sons; Mark P. Zarichansky (and his wife, Dr. Rise VanFleet)
of Boiling Springs and John M. (and his wife, Faith) Zarichansky of Newville, two daughters; Ann Marie (and her husband, Roger)
Marpoe and Christina J. (and her husband, Carl) Sechrist, both of Newville, two brothers; Nicholas of North Huntingdon and
Theodore of North Versailles, one sister, Mary Rollo of Wall, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews. John was preceded in death by three brothers; Michael, Andrew and Anthony Zarichansky.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle. The Rev. William C. Forrey will celebrate the mass. Burial with
military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in St. Patrick’s New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewing will
be held on Thursday from 7 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, and where a prayer
service will take place at 8 p.m.
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My thoughts and prayers are with John's family as you go through this time of loss. I met
John while he was roommates with my dad at Sarah A. Todd Home last February-March 2011. He was such a cheerful and sweet man.
I spent every afternoon and evenings visiting with him while I was visiting my father. He always welcomed me and was willing
to give me a hug when I left. I thought of him often over the last year. Now he and my dad can reunite again in heaven! God
Mary Eutzy (daughter of James Kuhns)
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