Reno Dominic Zadra

May 24, 1923 ‒ March 11, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Reno Dominic Zadra, 95, of Delaware, OH, comforted by his wife Nancy and family, passed away peacefully, on March 11, 2019. Reno was born on May 24, 1923, in Cis, Tyrol, Italy, the second son born to the late Augusto Rafaelle and Rosalia Zadra, immigrating to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1923.

Reno served in World War II as a Sargent in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his military service, Reno began working in the auto industry retiring in 1987 from Chrysler/Jeep. Reno spent his retirement years enjoying the game of golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and family. Reno was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church and several fraternal organizations.

Reno was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Leno, his son Scott Dominic; his sister Josephine Gillepsy and brother August J. (Gus) Zadra.

Reno is survived by his devoted wife, Nancy; daughter Mrs. Kathleen (Howard) Deshetler, Toledo, OH; stepchildren Mrs. Kristine (Tom) Thomas, McDonough, GA; Mr. R. Andrew (Cathy) Young, Delaware, OH; Mrs. Arianne (Edward) Gabele, Lewis Center, OH; and Mr. Matthew (Rheannan) Young, West Chester, OH. Grandchildren include: Kayleen, Amber, Billi Jo, Samantha, Heather, Jacob, Henry, Christian, Andrew, Sarah, Luke, Jonathan, and Benjamin; 7 great grandchildren; his sister Mrs. Ida Kolak, Beloit, WI, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on April 13, 2019 at 11:00 am at Liberty Presbyterian Church, Delaware, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Mount Carmel Hospice in Columbus, OH in Reno’s honor.

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  • Do sorry to hear of the passing of Reno. I will keep your family in my prayers Aunt Nancy. Love you.

  • Aunt Nancy, so sorry for your loss.
    I will keep you and the family in my prayers
    Karen Baker Dewitt

  • Sorry to hear of your loss in the passing of Reno. Aunt Nancy you and your family will be in my prayers. Wishing you comfort in your memories knowing Reno is at peace. Love you !

  • Dear Nancy,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Reno. My thoughts & prayers are with you and the family.

  • We have so many fond memories of our times together. Reno was always smiling. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Reno’s passing. May God’s comforting peace and grace be with you.

  • Dear Kathleen and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God be with you and comfort you.
    Tom Shultz and family

  • Sorry to learn of Reno’s passing. Susan smith called me this morning and told me. I will contact Phil VonVille and let him know. Phil lives in North Carolina now.