The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Breaking News


March 24, 2013

Delphine Camerlengo Zarella

Retired teachers aid was longtime CCD teacher

---- — Delphine Camerlengo Zarella, of Masury, passed away peacefully at 7:30 a.m. Saturday (3-23-13) in O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home, Masury. She was 89.

Mrs. Zarella was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Harveyton, Ky., a daughter of Jerry and Jenny DiSilvestri Camerlengo and moved to the area as an infant. She was a 1941 graduate of Brookfield High School and attended Youngs-town State University.

Mrs. Zarella retired in 1988 from the Brookfield Local School District, where she was a teacher’s aide for 18 years in the former Stevenson Elementary School. She previously worked as a bookkeeper at Roberts Hardware; as a secretary at Grafo-Colloids Co. in sales and as a sewing instructor at the Singer Sewing Machine Co., all in downtown Sharon.

Del was a devout Catholic and a charter member of St. Bernadette RC Church, Masury.

Having an enormous amount of love for children, she was a CCD (confraternity of Christine doctrine) instructor for 70 years at the church and retired in April 2007 as its director of religious education.

For her efforts, she was honored twice by the Diocese of Youngstown as the recipient of the St. Pius X Service Award.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Alfred J. Zarella, whom she married June 14, 1947 in St. Bern-adette RC Church by its first pastor, Rev. Joseph Bresnyak. She also leaves three sons, all of whom were brothers she and her husband adopted from Turin, Italy in the early 1960s, Gerard J. Zarella, Brookfield, Alfred W. Zarella and his wife, Tina Wortman of Wooster, Ohio and John-Carl Zarella and his wife, Diane Hopkins, of Clarkston, Mich.; six grandchildren, Andrew Zarella and his wife, Meghan; Robert Zarella and his wife, Amber; Melissa Zarella Davis and her husband, Ryan; Christina Zarella Miles and her husband, Devin; and Katlin and Krystal Zarella; six great-grandchildren, Dominic, Michael, Morgan, Chloe, Addison and Taylor; two sisters, Norina Farkas, Brookfield and Jeanette Arcade, Masury; a brother, Dominic Camerlengo and his wife, Mary, of Masury; several nieces and nephews and many god-children.

Mrs. Zarella was preceded in death by her parents.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community Building Fund, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio 44473.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (3-26-13) and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday (3-27-13) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may email condolences to

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday (3-27-13) in St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Community-St. Bernadette RC Church, 7800 Locust St., Masury, with the Rev. John Lodi, former pastor, as celebrant.

Interment: St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Hermitage.

Text Only
  • Wilma ‘Bunny’ Christman obit photo Wilma ‘Bunny’ Christman

    Wilma Christman, affectionately known as Bunny, of Hermitage passed away early Monday morning, July 21, 2014, in her residence. She was 93.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Henderson Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Henderson

    Charles E. “Chuck” Henderson of New Vernon Township (Stoneboro), passed away of natural causes at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, in UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh. He was 88.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harold E. ‘Bud’ Hall Harold E. ‘Bud’ Hall

    BUTLER – Harold E. “Bud” Hall of Big Bend Road, Emlenton, went to be with the Lord at 6:13 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, while in hospice care at Butler Veterans Affairs Community Living Center. He was 90.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Christiane U. Giardina Christiane U. Giardina

    Christiane U. Giardina of Sharon went to her eternal home Saturday (7-19-14) to be with both her beloved Giardina and Stiege families who had gone before her. She passed away peacefully at 8 a.m. with her family at her side. She was 77.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paul J. Radkowski

    Paul J. Radkowski of Pulaski passed away at 5 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 84.

    July 21, 2014

  • William M. Brady William M. Brady

    A memorial service will be held Thursday for William M. Brady of District Road, Delaware Township (Fredonia). He passed away Sunday (7-20-14) in Family Hospice and Palliative Care at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 54.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edward R. Bardelcik

    Edward R. Bardelcik of Mercer passed away at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Avalon Springs, Coolspring Township. He was 95.

    July 21, 2014

  • Kevin D. Currie Kevin D. Currie

    Kevin D. Currie, of 122 Mourning Dove Drive, Slippery Rock, passed away at his home at 9 p.m. Friday (7-18-14). He was 55.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judson B. Heess II Judson B. Heess II

    Judson B. Heess II of  Jackson Center passed away peacefully at 1:57 a.m. Saturday (7-19-14) at home with his wife, son and faithful dog, Booger, at his side after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anne L. Bobish Anne L. Bobish

    Anne L. Bobish, of Bobish Road, Pulaski, passed away peacefully at 10:46 p.m. Friday, (7-18-14) in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage. She was 85.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karilyn ‘Kari’ McCloskey Karilyn ‘Kari’ McCloskey

    Karilyn “Kari” McCloskey of 140 Cranberry Road, Deer Creek Township, died at 1:05 a.m. Friday (7-18-14) in UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was 13.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Julia Christine Germadnik

    Julia Christine Germadnik, infant daughter of William P. and Christine G. Germadnik, Stewart Sharon Road, Brookfield, passed away Tuesday (7-15-14) in Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, N.Y., of complications from birth.

    July 18, 2014

  • James Garrett James Garrett

    James Garrett of Sharpsville passed away peacefully at 7:05 a.m. Friday (7-18-14) in his home. He was 62.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty L. Stowers Betty L. Stowers

    Betty L. Stowers of Hubbard, another angel, was taken by God at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, in Concorde Care Center of Hartford. She passed away after having suffered several extended illnesses. She was 82.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James H. Ulan James H. Ulan

    James H. Ulan of Hermitage died Tuesday (7-15-14) at 3:34 p.m. in St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown. He was 87.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

Published Magazines