ZALESKI: Emil Joseph August 17, 1924-May 28, 2012 Passed away peacefully on May 28, 2012, at Rose Garden Villa, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Mary Magdeline (nee Westfall). They just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on April 24. Loving father of Joseph Emil (Brenda) Zaleski, Michael Edward (Mona) Zaleski, Maria Elizabeth (Greg) Underwood, and Anita Marie (Dustin) Zaleski. Proud Grandfather of Nikki, Melany (Marcin), Jody, Heather, Jessica, Rachel, Matthew (Andrea), Jason, Sean, Penelope, and Evelyn. Cherished great grandfather of Devin, Josh, Jordan, Aydin, and Cora. Remembered by his step-grandchildren Darcee and Mitchell. Dear brother of Edward (Alice) Zaleski, and his half sisters Joanne and Janice. Predeceased by his daughter in-law Susan Zaleski (2007), and his sisters Anne, Betty, and Elsie. Emil is survived by many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his very dear pup Ruben. He worked for Burrough’s Adding Machine before settling into his “favourite” job as a Technician in the Chemistry Dept. at the University of Windsor.  Emil served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. He was also a very active member of the Holy Name of Mary Church for many years. Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 7 p.m. A Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Committee will follow at 7:30 pm  Friends and relatives are invited to gather at Holy Name of Mary Church (711 Mcewan Ave) on Thursday, May 31, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.  Donations made in memory of Emil to the Heart & Stroke Foundation are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com “We will honour you as a father.”

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