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Obituary of Richard R. Zaleski
Richard Raymond Zaleski, 84, of Glen Mills, formerly of Folsom and Boothwyn, passed away August 24, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.
A devoted husband and father, Rich is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice, and their 4 daughters: Elaine (Steve), Irene (Russ) (Kevin, deceased), Patty (Steve), and Peggy (John) along with their 8 grandchildren, Sean (Lindsay), Megan, Danielle, Kristin, Kenny (Maria), Catherine, Ethan, Dawn (John), one great grandchild, Ella and 2 step brothers, John and Richard. Known as Dad, Uncle Rich, or Mr. “Z”, he was a loving father figure to numerous nieces, nephews, and family friends, many of whom he considered “bonus daughters”.
Rich was a graduate of Ridley Township High School, class of 1955.
As a member of the United States Army, Rich proudly served his country first in Fort Lee, Virginia and then in Germany. Following his service, he settled in Folsom where he ran a successful floor covering business for over 30 years. When not working, he loved spending time with his family – even becoming a registered girl scout so he could spend more time with his daughters. An avid outdoorsman, Rich could often be found fishing in local streams or ice fishing and hunting in the Pocono Mountains.
Raised in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, Rich was predeceased by his mother Tessie, his father Frank, step father John Kutcher Sr., brothers Eugene and Edward, step sister Dorothy.
Visitation: Wednesday, September 1st from 6-8pm at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Ltd., Middletown (Rte. #352) & Knowlton Rds., Media, PA 19063, and on Thursday, September 2nd at Our Lady of Peace Church, 208 Milmont Avenue, Folsom, PA 19033, from 9:30-10:15AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM.
Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. The family requests mask to be worn.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to some of the many organizations that supported Rich and Alice during this difficult time. MANNA, 420 North 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 North 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, Bringing Hope Home, 641 Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA, The American Cancer Society, 1818 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.