Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Carl B. ZINGALIE, Age 78. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Tilrico). Dearest father of Michael (Terri), Renee Schultz (Bob), Michelle Scacchi (Rick), John, Carl (Susan), and Anthony (Graciela). Dear grandfather of 12, great grandfather of 5. Loving brother of Jim Zingale (Pat), Marie Manzo (deceased)(Tom), Barbara Zingale (George), Chris Zingale-Ehlrt (Tom). Dear uncle and friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, November 10, 10:00 AM at St. Leo the Great Church.

Visitation: Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Mom,

    I’m very sorry Dad has passed and in time things will be much easier.

    “My Dad”
    God’s Special Man

    Dad you were there when I was born
    Always there to keep me warm
    I remember in times of pain
    You were there to ease my strain
    If there were times you may have been wrong
    You taught me how to be very strong
    In the hour of your death
    I watched you take your very last breath
    I will miss you this is true
    But I know you loved me through and through
    Even at this time I am sad
    I am very proud you were My Dad!


  2. My heart is filled with sadness at your loss of Uncle Carl. I can not imagine the pain you feel now but I wanted to let you know that our loving thoughts are with you.

    Mary Ann and Richard

  3. Carl you will be missed. From the time I was a paperboy of yours and your father cut my hair to when our daughter Susan married your son Carl. We went back a long way and then brought back together with the wedding. We lived in Oregon and could not be as close as we would have liked. Thank you for being another father for our Susan. Carl you will be missed. The Kurkas

  4. Dad, I know you are in a better place and I am happy you are not suffering but I wish there would have been more time
    You are missed so very much… Love you!!!

    I know this is hard but with all of our love we will make it through this.
    I Thank God he gave me to you and dad.


  5. You will be missed my friend. You always brightened my day when you were here. My god be with you and your family.
    Your friend always

  6. Grandma,

    I’m so sorry for all of this sadness. In the midst of it all it is bittersweet because I know that Grandpa is better now and happy.
    He loved you so much and he loved all of us.
    He always kept us safe and calm, and always knew what to do.
    His voice was always a voice of reason and his laugh always made me smile. I miss him so much…
    You told me Grandpa had a beautiful voice and now I’m sure in between his keeping of the door up there he is singing with the angels and we will see his face again.

    I love you so very much Grandpa & Grandma!

    Love with all my heart,

  7. Aunt Fran and Family,

    All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers as the awareness of Uncle Carl’s absence becomes fully realized.

    May the hole in your hearts be filled with your happy memories of him, and may the only source of real peace come from Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ. May He strengthen and sustain you as only HE is capable of doing.

    I will always be grateful for how Uncle Carl was so wonderful to Grandma Tilrico and others during their health problems. And how supportive and helpful he was at the time of my Mom’s sudden death. He was a true hero to me during that awful time.

    Aunt Fran, I know that your loving (and still growing), family will surround you with their love and support. God has blessed you in the past and will continue to do so with the legacy which you and Uncle Carl started together so many years ago. God bless and keep you always in His hands.

    With my love,

    Your niece, Kris XOXOXOXOXOXO

  8. Papa, ilove and miss you like crazy I remeber sitting on the couch next to you and i fell asleep and when you used to tell me when i was a little baby i fell asleep in your arms i miss that when i go over your house, But i thank God your not in pain anymore and your in a better place can’t wait to see you again I love you

    Love Faith <3

  9. Grandpa, I can’t describe how much I truly miss you. I wish throughout my life I could have spent more time with you but I will always remember the cedar point times and times with everyone near by, hearing your hearty laugh and powerful voice. You are a hero in my life knowing not only the service, dedication and love you spent towards your family, but also your country. I hope very much to honor your name in my time in service and one day make a great family like you have. I love you always and will carry you in my heart always. Love, your grandson Michael

  10. Dad Z was a great man and a true inspiration!! He will be missed! All our love and prayers are with the family!

    Tony, Adriana, Rianna and Olena

  11. Fran, Hold close to your heart the memories of your husband, as I know you will. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Forever friends – MaryAnn Hudak

  12. Carl,
    I,m glad your not suffering any more.I will miss your smile and
    encouragement.You showed me how to look at things in a positive way.Your helping me learn at work has been missed for some time now.You will be Loved & Missed forever.May peace be with you and your family.I am a better person for knowing you.

  13. As I sit in my quiet time and remember my dad, I remember that in my eyes, he could do anything. He was my daddy, my hero. He tucked us in as little ones at night, and we knew we were warm and safe, all was well. He taught me to always do my best, to never give up, and to finish what I started. Heaven will be his home now, and though I am sad to be without my daddy, I know that one day I will cross over the waters of this life onto the shores of heaven and he will be waiting there for me. I love you, daddy, and I’ll see you then.

  14. My grandfather was such an amazing man! He had this laugh that no matter how bad you were feeling it would cheer you up! He had an awesome sense of humor, he was kind and loving, he was feisty and would tell you exactly what he thought…even if you didn’t ask lol! We all loved him SO MUCH and he will ALWAYS be in our hearts and thoughts!

  15. I am writing this on behalf of my Mother-In-Law, Frances Zingalie. She wanted me to post this up for her. She wanted to thank all of you for you kind words and prayers, it means so much to her.

    Life is a journey and God’s way of adding joy to our lives is to give us special families and friends. In all of you he created a way to bless us with His awesome love.

    Thank You & God Bless.


  16. Carl,
    What can I say, you were my brother and I learned a lot from you. You taught me how to drive, helped teach me right from wrong and in our lifes you were the example of how to be a husband and father. I knew you didn’t like to talk on the phone but I would call you once in a while just to hear your voice and check to see if you were ok. You were there 4 years ago when my wife died and you encourage me to go on with life and not give up. I was alway so proud to say Carl Zingalie hes my brother. Well Carl I won’t be able to call you any more, I will really miss hearing your voice. I know all is well with you now. Fran, to you and The kids, grandkids, and greatgrand kid you have lost someone very special and I’m sure you know that, Pat and I will be praying for all of you that the Lord will make Carls Passing as painless as possible. I know it will be hard and I so sorry. Please accept our loving prayer.

  17. Dear Frances and family,

    We are sorry to hear about Carl’s passing. He was a great guy and always fun to be with. He will be missed. We will be unable to join you on Tues. and Wed. because Al is scheduled to have back surgery. He has been having alot of problems and is having it taken care of. He has been out of work for a couple of weeks. I’ll give you a call Frances when things calm down here. May God watch over you and help you through this difficult time. At least Carl will not be suffering and will be at peace and out of pain. Love, Kathy

  18. -Grandma
    I really hate having to see you go through this very hard time. You have been such a tremendous example of courage and strength through all this. I’m praying that God will contiue to place His perfect peace and comfort in your heart, and to guide you with His hand. I know Grandpa is so proud of you and he loves you with all his heart. Thank you for being such an amazing Grandma, Mother, and Wife in our wonderful family. We are so incredibly blessed and honored to have you in our lives. I love you so VERY much!!!
    Love always your Grandaughter Lauren <3

    You were the only Grandpa I ever knew all my life. You were such an inspiration to me in so many countless ways. Growing up I would always look up to you, and you always had the right advice for me. I've learned so much from you. It is very hard to think now that when I call on the phone I won't hear your voice anymore, when I come to visit you aren't there. I miss our conversations and laughs. You would always inspire me so much with your outstanding art work. You were the greatest artist I ever knew in my book. I cherish every moment and memory of you in my heart. You were such a great example to me in so many ways, and I'm so blessed to have such a strong loving amazing Grandfather. I hate that your gone, but I know you are in a better place. I cannot wait to see you again one day. You and Grandma have always been such an amazing example of true love between each other. I'm so proud to say I am your Grandaughter. Wish I could hug you! I miss you tremendously!!!
    You are forever in my heart. <3
    I Love You always your Grandaughter Lauren ~

  19. Dear Michelle & Lauren,

    Although I have not known you for very long, both of you made a huge impression on me with your friendliness, kindness and true desire to help people better themselves. There aren’t many people in the world that exhibit those qualities and make people feel so comfortable. You don’t get to be that way naturally – it is a learned trait. From reading the other condolences here, it sounds like your father/grandfather was probably a big part in instilling these traits in his family members. It sounds like he was a caring, loving man who took care of and loved his family so much. You have truly been blessed with having him in your lives and God will take care of him now. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

    Love, Tina Zeleznikar

  20. I am very greatful to all the people who took care of my dad in the hospital, all the friends that were a support and especially the staff at Zabor Funeral Home. My dad was a great man shown by all the things that transpired during this time and just want everyone to know he will greatly be missed and remembered. Praise the Lord for His design and purpose.

  21. Grandpa,
    It’s hard to think that i will never be able to walk into the house and come straight to your chair to see your warm comforting face, and give you a big hug. Thank you for being there for me so many times in my life when i just needed someone to listen to me or when i needed good advice, you were the first person i would go to! I am glad you have no more suffering and worries, so i cry with hope cause i believe by God’s grace i’ll see your face again.
    I wish that here you could’ve stayed, but God finally ended your pain and suffering. I love and miss you so very much, i know you are far from me though I feel you near. xoxo

  22. Grandpa-
    I miss you alot, its good to think that I will see you again. I am happy your pain and suffering is gone. And you can have all the Johnny Walker Blue you want ♥. Thanks for being the best grandpa EVER. Say hi to Jesus for me I love you always & forever love, Hannah

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