Elmars (Al) Ziraks 1951 - 2018   

Elmars (Al) Ziraks
, 67, of Wadsworth passed away on November 1, 2018. He was born on June 9, 1951, in Lodi, Ohio, to the late Leo Jenny Ziraks.

He was a graduate and football star of Wadsworth High School, class of 1969. He was a proud veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-1971, and served as a Corporal First Marine Air Wing in Vietnam from 1970-1971.   He retired from Olympic Steel after many years of loyal service. He had a love for target shooting, the Three Stooges, playing with his grand-dogs, working in the yard, lifting weights and watching the Cleveland Browns.

He especially loved his family, close friends, and playing with his grand-kids. He was a father, a brother, a cousin, and a good friend to many and was loved by all who knew him  . He always knew how to make you feel safe and always put a smile on your face.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Jenny Ziraks and brother-in-law, Emerson Dale Stiltner.   He is survived by his son, Aaron (Jeanette) Ziraks;  step-children, Rich (Gina) Shaffer, Julie (Tyler) Gibbs;  two grandchildren, Maya and Niko Ziraks;  sister, Rasma Stiltner;  and nephews, Gary (Sara) Stiltner, Brett (Barb) Siltner.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman Street in Wadsworth.   Reverend Daniel Doty will conduct funeral service on Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m.   Burial will follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Honor Flight Network, 175 South Tuttle Road. Springfield, Ohio 45505

H illiard-Rospert    330-334-1501     www.hilliardrospert.com 

   Al Ziraks 
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1969  


WHS Grizzly Football Team 1968.  Row 1: Kerschner, Polley, S. Perrigo, Krauss, Rabatin, R. Perrigo, Moore, Helms.  Row 2: West, Cole, Kinnard, Tighe, Lang, Golz, Hereda.  Row 3: Otanicar, Shriver, Kraska, Foy, Lowe, Hanna.  Row 4: Edmonds, Yakubik, Theken, Keyser, Ollom, Thoma, Ververka.  Row 5: Fix, Danals, Kish, Savage, Beam, McCanna.  Row 6: Whitman, Ziraks, Morrison, Young, Mills.
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