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Zelesny III, John J.

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April 4, 1953 - July 27, 2020

Zelesny III, John J.

John J. Zelesny III of Dallas passed away at his residence on July 27, 2020.  He was 67.  John was born in Jersey City, NJ to the late John Zelesny Jr. and Mary Cenko Zelesny.  The family relocated to Piscataway, NJ where John grew up, graduating from Piscataway High School in 1971.

John served in the US Air Force for 6 years and settled in Dallas, Texas after his military service.  He worked for many years for Lucent Technologies.  John enjoyed fixing up cars, tinkering with electronics, and cooking.  He was an avid NASCAR fan.

John is survived by his sister, Mary Dillman and her husband, Peter; brother, Bill Zelesny and his wife, Chris, brother Paul Zelesny and his wife, Fran; sister, Carol Arnott, brother, Richard Zelesny, and brother, Robert Zelesny.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial prayer service will be held in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM CT/11:00 AM ET.  The service will be live streamed for family and friends wishing to attend remotely.  Burial will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

If you can’t attend the services you may view the service at this link:   https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=159692164671339

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or a veteran’s support group of your choice.

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Joelle Cofer

August 23, 2020 2:18PM

So sorry to hear this, he was my friend, from everyone that knew him from his favorite watering hole The Cockpit our sincere condolences


Marco A. Ayala

August 22, 2020 6:14PM

Rest in peace my friend. When it's my time to go we will ride again, you know i always have an extra Harley.