Edna (Casey) Zaitzew

July 24, 1932 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Edna Zaitzew Obituary

Boardman – A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, January 9, at St. Luke Catholic Church at 11:00 am for Edna Zaitzew, 91, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Mercy Hospital in Boardman, after a brief hospital stay.

Edna was born in Youngstown on July 24, 1932, to Emmet and Winifred Casey, a tight knit Irish family. She had two sisters, Ellen, Beth, and a brother Bob. Edna graduated from Ursuline High School in 1950 and attended Kent State University pursuing a degree in education.

She met her future husband, Harry, through his four sisters. She was welcomed into his family when they married on July 7, 1956. Harry and Edna raised five loving children, Greg, Paul, Mark, Karen, and Matt.

Edna was a charter member of Saint Luke's Parish and was very active in the Altar and Rosary Society, Seton III, ACTION, and took great pride in the landscaping and care of the church's grounds. Her community involvement was extensive including Meals on Wheels, hospital visitation, and working the polls during elections.

Edna enjoyed gardening, baking, reading, and spending time with her extended family. She enjoyed bowling, playing bocce, and was a league golfer with her daughter Karen. She was never a champion but always a fierce competitor.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband Harry and brother, Bob Casey.

She is survived by her near twin sister Ellen Hyland and Beth Koutabb whom she loved dearly. Her legacy includes Greg (Nancy) Zaitzew, Paul (Anne) Zaitzew, Mark (Monica) Zaitzew, Karen (John) Basista, and Matt (Danielle) Zaitzew, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, with the most recent being born on January 3, 2024.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 9, from 9:30 am to 10:45 am, prior to the Mass, at St. Luke Catholic Church at 5235 South Avenue in Boardman, 44512. She will be interred immediately following at Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent at

Arrangements are being handled by Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edna (Casey) Zaitzew, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Edna (Casey) Zaitzew?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Edna's memory.


January 9, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Luke Catholic Church
5235 South Avenue
Boardman, Ohio 44512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 9, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Luke Catholic Church
5235 South Avenue
Boardman, Ohio 44512


© 2024 Clemente Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility