Larry Zec Sr. 1946-2019

BURGHILL — Larry “Butch” Zec Sr., of Burghill, passed away unexpectedly at 12 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Sharon Regional Medical Center. He was 72.

On Sept. 4, 1946, he was born in Grove City, Pa., a son to Elizabeth Hassell and Stephen Zec.

Butch attended Farrell schools and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

For 25 years, Butch worked on the railroad line at Sharon Steel Corporation.

He was a motorcycle enthusiast and belonged to several motorcycle clubs, the last one being The Iron Dukes in New Castle, Pa. Butch was a Little League baseball coach at the Patagonia Fields and also a coach for the Sharon Midgets football team.

Butch is survived by his wife, Karen Johnson Zec, whom he married on April 1, 1967, and she survives at home; sons, Larry “Butchie” Zec Jr. and his wife, Krista, of Cranberry Township., Pa., and Kenneth Zec of Burghill; a sister, Donna Grithith of Cape Fear, N.C.; brothers, Ricky Zec and his wife, Mary, of Farrell, Pa., and Michael Zec and his wife, Debbie, of Sharon, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his son, Donovan Zec; a grandson, Matthew Zec; and a brother, Steve Zec.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at the John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa. 16148 A funeral service will be 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Robert Turner officiating.

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