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Obituary for Edward Zgonc

May 21, 1949 - September 21, 2017
Westerville, Ohio | Age 68

Loving Brother, Uncle, Great Uncle


Edward George Zgonc, 68 of Westerville formerly of Mansfield, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Zgonc was born May 21, 1949 in Lorain and had lived in Mansfield for 10 years before moving to Columbus in the early 1990s.
Growing up in Lorain and Avon, Edward was a 1966 graduate of St. Mary High School, Lorain. He continued his education at St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, IN earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree, he then attended Case Western Reserve School of Law.
Edward began his career as a sports writer with the Lorain Morning Journal; from there he became sports editor at the Mansfield News Journal and retired from the Columbus Dispatch as the copy editor for the Sports Department.
Edward was fortunate to work in a job his whole life that coincided with his hobbies; he was a passionate sports fan, especially that of the Cleveland Indians. He was a talented writer, who always had a story to tell. He loved his family and was a kind and generous man.
Edward is survived by his brother Joseph N. Zgonc (Isabelle) of Slippery Rock, PA and sister Ann Z. Moyer (John) of Troy. Other survivors include nephew Joseph L. Zgonc (Heather) of Brookfield, WI, niece Christina Sent (George) of Bay Village as well as grandnieces Eleanor, Helen and Sasha and grandnephew Joey who were very special to him. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph A. and Mary (nee Ralich) Zgonc.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, Sunday, September 24 from 4:00-7:00pm. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Monday at 10:15am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2680 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Hurricane Relief/Catholic Relief Services P.O.Box 17090 Baltimore, MD. 21297-0303. 440-937-6175

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