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John F. Zitta, 77, of Swansea, Illinois, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 18, 2018 at home surrounded by family and friends. John was born May 1, 1940 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

John was the operator of Zitta Vending Company. John was a hard working family man. He enjoyed time spent at the family's lake house on Lake Egypt. He and his wife loved to travel and take cruises, seeing the sights of the world. He never met a stranger, making fast friends with everyone he met throughout his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Slava and Pauline, nee Nemec, Zitta and three brothers, Albert, Daniel, and Jerome Zitta and granddaughter Kassey Rose Massey.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Zitta, nee Jorns, of Swansea, Illinois; his children, Tracy (Ken) Duggins, of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Steven (Sandra) Zitta, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Craig W. (Peggy) Zitta, of Troy, Illinois; his grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Brockhahn, Craig R. Zitta, Brittany (Andrew) Evans, Sadie (Ward) Cochran, Mark (Nichole) Massey, Bailey (Michael) French, and John-Paul (Kelsey) Zitta; great-grandchildren, Morgan and MackenzieEvans, Carrington and Ella Cochran, Aiden and Kaela Brockhahn Miley and Allison French; a brother-in-law, David (Cindy) Jorns; and his Godson, Brett Grueber.

Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Divine Science Federation International, Rutland, VT . Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, January 27, 2018, in Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the funeral home with Rev. Sid West officiating. Inurnment will be held privately.