Youngstown - Gerald M. Zuccaro, 76, died Monday afternoon, June 3, 2019 at Hospice of the Valley's Hospice House.
Gerald, known as "Jerry" was born October 21, 1942 in Aliquippa, PA, a son of the late Eligio and Pauline (Babich) Zuccaro, and came to Poland as a child.
Jerry was a 1960 graduate of Poland Seminary High School and worked as a carpenter through the Local Union No. 171.
He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Optimist Club. He enjoyed playing racquetball, shooting pool and classic cars. A lover of music, he enjoyed listening to "Rock and Roll" and the "Blues". Jerry was a patriotic man and veteran who loved his country.
Jerry is survived by his loving companion of thirty years, Elaine Hoskins of Youngstown; his daughter, Gina Burkey of Struthers; his son, Anthony (Melissa) Zuccaro of Kingsville; three sisters, Mary Garthwaite of Poland, Elizabeth Hockenberry of Boardman, and Pauline L. Zuccaro of Poland; two brothers, Vincent (Connie) Zuccaro of Boardman, and Eugene (Linda) Zuccaro of Poland; a brother-in-law, Steve Sweetko of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Jordan, Andrea and Anthony. He also leaves four great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Zuccaro; a sister, Lois Sweetko and two brothers-in-law, John Garthwaite and Scott Hockenberry.
In keeping with Jerry's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private family gathering will take place at a later date.
The family requests material contributions take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley or to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home in Poland. Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.