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William (Bill) Mark Ziranski Sr.

May 3, 1956 — January 6, 2024

William (Bill) Mark Ziranski Sr., a beloved member of his community in Newark, Ohio, has passed away at the age of 67. Born on May 3, 1956, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Edward Ziranski and the late Mildred Bingel Ziranski. Bill was a dedicated professional auto restorer and professional truck driver. His passion for these trades guided his career and brought joy to those around him.

Bill's journey began at South Carroll High School where he graduated with the class of 1974. He was known for his strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail. These qualities served him well throughout his life as he honed his skills in the automotive industry.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Bill found fulfillment in various hobbies and interests. He was an active member of the Elite Preparedness Range, finding solace and enjoyment in sharpening his shooting skills. Additionally, he found peace and inspiration in studying his Bible, constantly seeking spiritual growth.

On January 6, 2024, with his family by his side, Bill peacefully passed away at his home in Newark, Ohio. His loving family provided him comfort in his final days as they rallied together to support one another through this difficult time.

Bill leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his wife Rachel (Laughman) Ziranski - together for 34 years - whose unwavering support brought immense joy to both their lives. Their love created a strong bond that carried them through countless moments of happiness and helped them navigate the challenges that life presented.

Bill was also father to Misty Cassell from Westminster, Maryland; Becky (Mike) Cassell from Manchester, Maryland; William Ziranski Jr. from Littlestown Pennsylvania; and Mark (Heather) Ziranski from Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his four grandchildren.

Surviving siblings include Edward (Joyce) Ziranski from Damascus, Maryland; Cindy (Kevin) Bode from Morgantown, West Virginia; and James Griffith from Woodbine, Maryland.

In addition to his family, Bill leaves behind numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews who were all touched by his kind nature and infectious spirit. His genuine love for family extended beyond blood relations to include lifelong late friend Tim Thomas, Wayne (Quinn) Feltch and Chris McConnell with whom he forged an unbreakable bond.

Bill also had a special place in his heart for his loyal canine companions. His beloved dogs Baby Girl (Lily) and Thomas (Be-Bop) provided unwavering companionship throughout the years, offering comfort and solace during difficult times.

Bill will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. His boundless kindness, infectious laughter, and unwavering dedication to those he loved will forever be remembered. 

A service will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2pm @ Health Church of Christ (HCC), 1331 Chapel Way Health, Ohio 43056. The pastor will be Pastor David Linn and visitation will be 1-2. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Health Church of Christ. 

Special thanks to the following: Pastor Chris Dryer, Pastor Craig Burdick, Pastor David Linn, Pastor Anthony Payton, Pastor Neil Selling, 360 Hospice Service, and Newark Fire Department, for all your prayers, support, caring, and assistance in our time of need. 

Rev. 21:4 King James Version "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

The life of William can be sum up in the words of In God's Arms.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, January 20, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Health Church of Christ

1331 Chapel Way, Heath, OH 43056

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Health Church of Christ

1331 Chapel Way, Heath, OH 43056

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