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David Zilba Obituary


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“To My Love, I have loved you for such a long time! Yes, we shared our ups and downs like all married people, but the ups were so wonderful that I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Anita Zilba - Toledo, OH

“Dear Anita & girls, I'm so sorry for your loss. David will be missed. My prayers and love are with you. May God keep all the memories sweet. Karen ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Siravo - Columbus, OH

“Dear Anita, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how badly you will miss Dave. He will sit with your dad now and they can continue their many...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Anna Phalen - OH

“Dearest David-Who will I bake an apple pie for this fall? You were always there to help out, especially when my husband died and you helped me with...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dorothy Dunco - toledo, OH

“With deepest sympathies to the Zilba's... My Man was a true treasure to have known and called family. Rest in peace David. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Eileen Kulish - Toledo, OH

“Alexandra and Dan My deepest condolences to you and your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gene Horst - Toledo, OH

“I am so very sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to you Anita and your family, another Angel in heaven to watch over us. He will forever be in your...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Randi Brower - Oregon, OH

“sorry for your lost david was a good friend and good man ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: TOMMY ROBINSON JR - HASKINS, OH

“Dear Aunt Anita and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle David will be greatly missed, he was truly a man with a great heart for others! My...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Castellucio - Yorkville, IL


David Michael Zilba, age 64, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at home. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Dave could be found at the grandchildren's sporting or Cub Scout events on the weekends, doing "drive bys" to drop in on his daughters, viewing the latest movie or showing of his dance moves at family weddings. Dave loved music, and even though he didn't sing, he often whistled and thrummed his fingers to anything from James Brown to Big Band music. David's passions were muscle cars and "old school" Cadillacs. His favorite past time was tinkering with these toys and making sure they shined like mirrors. He enjoyed car shows, made sure that his 1992 Chevy Truck had its engine roaring and was polished to perfection. His most frequent spot would be every Friday night at Parkway Plaza. He touched so many lives that it would take a book the thickness of the New York phonebook to name everyone. You can't walk into a place of business where someone didn't know him or know of Dave. He was known to all as "Big D" or "My Man". He was a physically strong and powerful man who wasn't known to be delicate. As a young man he liked to show off his brute strength by lifting the rear ends of autos to the awe of those watching. He was a true gentle-giant though, unless it came to helping to you move your possessions. Dave was always available to help out a friend, whether it was a ride to Detroit Metro at 4:00 a.m. or moving them into a new house or apartment. Anyone who asked for his help knew, however, that unless their possessions were packed to withstand a Category 5 Hurricane, they might not be recognizable after Dave handled them. Regardless, his genuine offer to help made the replacement costs insignificant. Big D will be dearly missed by all who had privilege to meet him including his close cousins George Zilba, Sr., Jeff Zilba and Brandon Zilba. Even though he peeled out of here without warning, the stories and laughs he left will live forever. Dave is survived by his wife, Anita (Siravo); daughters, Melissa (Evan) Van Horn, Amy (Eric) Carroll; Alexandra (Dan Denton) Zilba; Jennifer Zilba and Kasandra (Raol) Luna; grandchildren: Austin, Mackenzie, and Mya Carroll; Jacob, Brody, Arianna Van Horn and Kain and Baby Luna. Also surviving are sisters, Kathrine Zilba and Helen Cain; brothers, Charles (Rosie), Jay (Becky); Jan (Phyllis); mother-in-law, Virginia Siravo and good friend, Mike Baldwin. He was proceeded in death by his parents, John and Louise (Putz) Zilba; son, Nicholas and sister, Jameelah Salahin. Friends may visit the family on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St.Patrick's of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns, Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. Prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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