John E. Zagst

Born: Fri., May 19, 1939
Died: Fri., Feb. 19, 2021

No services to be held

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John E. Zagst, 81, of Youngsville, passed away Friday February 19, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

John was born March 19, 1939 in Warren to the late Francis and Justine Luse Zagst.  John worked at the State Hospital and then later at the National Forge, retiring from there.  He enjoyed watching NASCar and going to Stateline Speedway.  For a number of years he was a brittnay spaniel breeder.  He also enjoyed his 2 cats Buttons and Cuddles.

John is survived by his wife, Lois Brant Zagst, whom he married April 14, 1978 in Kennedy, NY, and 2 sisters.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Tom Zagst.

No services will be held at this time.  The famiy suggests memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at

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Melanie McMillen
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Lois, I don't know if you remember me (worked with you at the fabric store), but I just wanted to pass my condolences to you on your loss of John. May all your memories sustain you in these days and weeks to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself. Sincerely, Melanie

Karen Lyle
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Praying for you and your family

Dennis Lore
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Lois, sorry to hear of John's passing. I enjoyed the friendship, laughs, and the recollections of working together at the National Forge that we shared at the retirement breakfasts over the years. May you R.I.P. John!

Floyd V Foust
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Lois sorry for your loss. John was a hoot at work and always ready to help everyone Prays to .

Jerry, Sue , Lyon Karen Lupienski
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
Lois so sorry to hear John passed he’s at peace now and with our lord and savior! You take care now! God bless!

Carole Stewart
   Posted Fri February 26, 2021
Dear Lois,

So sorry to read of your husband's passing. It has been many years since we have spoken. My husband passed away 5 years ago, so I can truly share your sorrow. It would be nice to reconnect sometime in the future. My prayers go out to you for comfort and peace in the coming days. Sincerely, Carole Gagliardi Stewart

Dorinda Silvis
   Posted Sun February 28, 2021
Dear Lois;
So sorry to hear of the passing of John. I know we haven't talked in many years. Still remember the good times we had together. My John passed away in 1996. Although there is no words to ease the sorrow that is yours. So may your treasured memories help to bring you comfort.

Dr. Richard VanHouten
   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
Lois, sorry for your loss;
Dr. Rich VanHouten

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