William Z. Zoltai

William Z. Zoltai

August 30, 1924 - October 02, 2012

William Z. Zoltai

August 30, 1924 - October 02, 2012


William Zoltan Zoltai was born August 30, 1924 in Akron, Ohio. He lived most of his life in northern Ohio in the Elyria and Lorain area of Lorain County west of Cleveland. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Most of his working years were spent managing the auto body shops at Spitzer’s and Prout Chevrolet in Elyria and at B.F. Goodrich, as a painter, in Avon, Ohio. Mr. Zoltai was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Elyria where he served over the years as an Usher, a Sunday School teacher, a choir member and as a Deacon. He and his wife Martha moved from Ohio to Venice, Florida in 1980 and spent 25 wonderful years in semi-retirement before moving to Lake Forest, California to be closer to family.

‘Will’ is preceded in death by his son Thomas William Zoltai. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Martha Thomas Zoltai; his daughter Darlene Zoltai Brotherton; son-in-law Richard M. Brotherton Sr.; grandson Richard M. Brotherton Jr.; granddaughter Julie Brotherton Gehr; grandson Troy Zoltai; grandson Zak Zoltai; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Sunday October 7, 2012 at 2:00PM at the O’Connor Mortuary Chapel, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Telephone 949/581-4300.

The family requests that instead of flowers that donations be made to the Salvation Army in your local community in the name of ‘William Zoltan Zoltai’.

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1 responses to William Z. Zoltai

  1. Peter Benda says:

    Judy and I will always recall with fondness the welcome and love we received from Willie and Martha following our brief meeting at the Junior National swim meet in Ft. Lauderdale about 25 years ago. On several occasions in the years following that meeting we had the opportunity to enjoy visits and lunch in their home in Venice. Willie’s optimism, vitality and joy for life has long served as an inspiration to us. He showed us how to be a loving parent, grandparent and a good friend to all.
    Pete & Judy Benda

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