Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

May 3, 2013

Joseph Larry Zingale

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Born August 24, 1922 in Keystone, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph and Grace Rivoli Zingale.  Larry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and past member of the Bluefield Elks Lodge, Bluefield Moose Lodge and of Sons of Italy and a member of V.F.W. Bluefield, Va., and American Legion.  

Larry received a B.S. from Concord College, Athens, W.Va., his Masters Degree from West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., and his PhD from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.. following his education he was the Assistant Band Director in Florida State University, Assistant Band Director of University Band at WVU, Band Director of Concord University, and Band Director of Morehead State University. Larry was also Chairman of Division of Fine Arts Central Florida Community College and Director of Jazz Program and Professor Miami-Dade College.

Surviving Mr. Zingale are his wife of 46 years Joan Brown Zingale and six children Joseph Zingale, Jr. and wife Mary of Columbia, S.C., Scott Barry and Wife Rebecca of Bluefield, Va., Jim Zingale of Cape Cod, Fla., Cynthia Mabardy and husband Bo of Bluefield, Va., Julia Zingale of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John Zingale and wife Rachel of Pembrook Pines, Fla.; six grandchildren: Lauren Zingale, Ryan Barry, Amanda Grace Zingale, Brooke Mabardy, Alexandra Nicole Zingale and Anthony Joseph Zingale.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Wharton as Celebrant. Family will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Rounion and Joe Gollehon.  The family will receive friends on Friday May 3, 2013 at Mercer Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m..  

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Total Home Care and Hospice at 106 Westwood Commons, Bluefield, VA  24605, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1003 Wyoming Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting  

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Larry Zingale.


Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Ms. Bessie Stacy Keene

    CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — Ms. Bessie Stacy Keene, age 92, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia departed from this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local Richlands hospital.

    April 21, 2014

  • Leonard (Bob) R. Richard Jr. Leonard (Bob) R. Richard Jr.

    SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Leonard (Bob) R. Richard, Jr., 69, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rev. Aaron Thomas Godfrey Rev. Aaron Thomas Godfrey

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Rev. Aaron Thomas (Tommy) Godfrey, of Chicago, formerly of Bluefield, W.Va. made his transition on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Vistas Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Earl French Hadden Earl French Hadden

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Earl French Hadden, of Wilmington, NC died April 17, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances Loredith Yates Frances Loredith Yates

    BIG ROCK, Va. — Frances Loredith Yates, Age 77, Big Rock, Virginia passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, Virginia.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sonja Fay Kirk Davis

    NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Sonja Fay Kirk Davis, age 36, of North Tazewell, VA died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home.

    April 20, 2014

  • Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters

    BLUEFIELD — Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters, 87, of Bluefield, died Sunday, April 13, 2014  Kissito Healthcare of Bland County in Bastian, VA.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janice Ann Ollis

    BLUEFIELD — Janice Ann Ollis, 61, of Bluefield, formerly of Bramwell, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

    April 20, 2014

  • Helen JoAnn Lester Helen JoAnn Lester

    PANTHER — Helen JoAnn Lester, know to most as "Grandma", 76, of Panther, WV, passed away peacefully April 17, 2014 at her home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Pearis Damewood III George Pearis Damewood III

    WARRENTON, Va. — George Pearis Damewood III of Warrenton, VA passed away April 16, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living, VA on his 88th birthday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo