Obituary of Stephen Zahorian
Stephen “Steve” Zahorian, 93, of Lincoln Park NJ passed away on Saturday December 31, 2022. Born in Dunmore PA, Steve moved at a young age to Clifton, NJ where he attended High School. In 1956 at 27 years of age, Steve moved to Lincoln Park where he raised his two daughters Susan and Cecily. Steve would spend the remainder of his life in the town he loved while involved with several organizations including the Underwater Rescue Team and the Special Police Officers. As a parishioner of St Josephs R.C. Church in Lincoln Park, he served for many years as the Head Usher.
Steve, an FT3 in the United States Navy, served as a Gunner's Mate on the U.S.S. Vogelgesang DD-862 Destroyer during the Korean War. While enlisted, he served with the Naval Underwater Rescue Team as well as Wrestling Team. In 1994 Steve obtained his Detective License, a position he took very seriously.
If you were ever looking for Steve, it was almost guaranteed you could find him at the Grasshopper Too in Wayne or the American Legion Post 279 of Lincoln Park enjoying time with his Friends and Family. While at the Legion, Steve would most certainly challenge you to a game of Shuffleboard where he would show off his undeniable skills. In his spare time, Steve would put his creativity on display as an avid Woodsmith. He loved creating timeless and classic pieces for all his friends and family to enjoy.
More than anything, he loved his family. He is the Loving father of Susan Siwek and Cecily Schinelli. Dear Grandfather of Brian Siwek and his wife Maria, Nicole Siwek, Ian Schinelli, Cathleen Siwek and the late Stephen Siwek. Great Grandfather of Raegan Schinelli, Carter Siwek, Oliver Siwek and Shawny Stotler-Siwek. Predeceased by his parents George Zahorian and Mary Zahorian (Karash) brothers George and Johnny Zahorian, and sister Irene Kovshik.
Funeral Liturgy at St. Josephs R.C. Church 315 Comly Road in Lincoln Park on Friday January 6, 2023 at 1PM. Visiting will be at Keri Funeral Home Friday from 4-8 PM
Cremation is private.