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Gary J. Zurenda

September 6, 1959 ~ May 24, 2021 (age 61)


Gary J. Zurenda, 61, of Exeter, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at home.

 Born in Kingston, Gary was the son of Mary Ann (Oliveri) Zurenda , Exeter and the late Donald J. Zurenda, Sr.

Gary graduated from Wyoming Area High School and attended Pittsburgh Technical College. 

He was a member of St. Barbara’s Parish in Exeter. Gary was the founder of Ticket Plus and Parties Unlimited, a concert and ticket establishment, offering Northeastern Pennsylvania access to world class entertainment such as Tom Jones, Carlos Santana and countless bands. As a concert promoter, Gary was at his best and the happiest. Gary’s entrepreneurial spirit always inspired him, and he never stopped promoting his ideas, and always tried to inspire anyone with a dream. Gary lived every day of his life with zest and limitless energy and he will be missed by all that knew him. 

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Donald J. Zurenda, Sr., paternal grandparents, Joseph and Bertha Zurenda and maternal grandparents, James and Catherine Oliveri. 

Surviving are his son, Joey and a granddaughter, his  mother Mary Ann (Oliveri) Zurenda, siblings Donald, Jr., Marianne, Lydia (Ted), Carin (Bruce) and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. 

There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 224 Memorial Street, Exeter. 
The Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J. will be celebrant. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church prior to Mass. 

For the safety of those attending the visitation and service, we ask that masks and social distancing protocol remain in effect.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC  1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter

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Memorial Gathering
June 18, 2021

9:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
224 Memorial St.
Exeter, Pa., Pennsylvania 18643

Mass of Christian Burial
June 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Padua Church (St. Barbara Parish, St. Anthony, Exeter)

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