Barry Walter Zalesny

February 15, 1949 - December 27, 2019

02/15/1949 - 12/27/2019

Barry Walter Zalesny, 70 of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Valley Hospice South’s Liza’s Place in Wheeling.

He was born February 15, 1949 in Harrisburg, PA son of the late Walter Zalesny and Madeline Kreishner Anderson.

Barry was a retired Bellaire Police Lieutenant and former Bellaire Village Councilman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jeannine Anderson.

Surviving are his wife, Sherri Lynn Edwards Zalesny, children, Sean (Lauren) Zalesny of Green, OH, Jeremie (Alicia Wasko) Reger and Amanda (Kyle) Greenlee both of Shadyside, OH, sisters, Sharon (Stan) Vollmar of Stockport, OH, Fran (David Cline) Gibbons of Shadyside, OH, Sandy (Furman) Waddell and Denise Bolich both of Warminster, PA. Also three granddaughters, Michaela, Alayna and Gemma Greenlee and great granddaughter, Lorelai.

Barry raised and mentored many children including John (Amber) Majzun and a special thank you to his close friend and caregiver, Gerald Bruce.

Celebration of Barry’s life will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the American Legion Post 521 Shadyside from 1 to 5 pm.

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Douglas christopher Gray
4 years ago

you was a hell of a person on and off duty, you had taught me alot going to miss you and may God be with you and your family

Jeff Tufts
4 years ago

Sean and family, sorry for your loss.

Phyllis Horner Grubb
4 years ago

Sean and Family … I was shocked to read your Dad’s obituary on line! I remember him fondly from many, many years ago when I was married to Greg Littleton (your Mom’s cousin). Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family and you at this very difficult time. God Bless all of you!!! I am sure this is also difficult for your Mom! Love to all of you!!!

Bob Ney
4 years ago

To Barry’s family. I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Barry. I spent countless hours with him when I was safety director for Bellaire.
He was a dedicated officer and cared about youth and helping them.
I was honored to know him.

Linda K Metz
4 years ago

I’ve known Barry since I was a teenager and I went with a friend to check out a car Barry was restoring with her dad…Always absolutely perfect and you couldn’t tell anything wasn’t factory original.
He also was a co-worker and friend when I worked on the City Street Dept and later; when I worked at the City Bldg and in the police station.
He was SUCH a great guy, good hearted person, fair minded and we had the same slightly twisted sense of humor at times.
He was also my immediate supervisor for a time when I ended up back up the Service Dept. He was as hard working as his crew, right in there with us.
My deepest sympathies to his family, and other friends.
Test in peace, my brother.

The Hildebrand Family
4 years ago

Our Sincere Condolences for the whole family. Praying for you during this difficult time.