Josephine T. Busack

February 13, 1924 - September 28, 2018

02/13/1924 - 09/28/2018

Past Services

Monday October 01, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Tuesday October 02, 2018
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Tuesday October 02, 2018
11:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions

Josephine “Jojo” Busack, 94, of Bellaire, OH died September 28, 2018, at Belmont Manor Nursing Home. St. Clairsville, OH.

She was born February 13, 1924, in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Anthony and Italia Spinelli Zaccagnini.

She was retired from Busack IGA of Bellaire, OH, worked at Hazel Atlas during WWII, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, she also helped her father with his restaurant/bar as a cook and was a member of the Sons of Italy, Bellaire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Busack, as a daughter, Janice Vitale, two brothers; Louis and Anthony Zaccagnini and a sister, Emma Brunori.

Surviving are her children;Michael (Kathleen) Busack of Bellaire, OH, Rita (Matt) Matkovich of Willoughby, OH and Rosemary (Randy) Baum of Toledo, OH a brother, Peter (Jean) Zaccagnini of Shadyside, OH, Grandchildren; Vicki Craig; Toni Moore, Nina Nye, and Gina Vitale, Great Grandchildren; Tyler and Julia Craig; Rocco, Milania, Luca and Franco Moore, Nico and Luca Nye, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received 2-8pm Monday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be at 10 am at St. John Catholic Church Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.

Burial will follow at Mt.Calvary Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Neffs Fire Department, St. John Catholic Church or Bellaire Alumni Association @

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Lanny & Debbie Sitar
5 years ago

Dear Rita, Mike, Kathy and family,
Will never forget your mom, her great personality, sense of humor and kindness always. How fortunate you have been to have her as your mom. May God bless.

Jim Kovalo
5 years ago

To the Busack family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Josephine. She was a very nice person. May she rest in peace.

5 years ago

was so sorry to hear about Josephine , what a sweet lady was always a special day in fairpoint when bellaire was coming ma lena an aunt clara loved it always fun ,your all in are thought an prayers PAUL AN MYLIA HRICA

David & Annette Witchey
5 years ago

Dear Mike, Kathy, Rita, Matt, Rosemary, Randy & Family,
What can we say, but we are so sorry to hear the news about Aunt Jo. She was a special aunt and loved by so many. Your dedication to your Mom meant a lot to her, we are sure of that! Aunt Jo will live on within all of us because we have such beautiful memories of truly the wonderful person she was!
Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
5 years ago

To the entire Busack family, we send our deepest and most sincere condolences. Jo was a truly admirable, kind and loving lady who raised a wonderful family. I wish I could be there to show my sympathies but know that you are prayed for and loved. God bless all of you and never forget how deeply she loved each and every one of you.

Jim and Tina Busack
5 years ago

Our deepest condolences to Mike,Kathy,Rita,Matt,Rosemary, Randy and all the family. Aunt Jo was a magnificent and talented woman and we had many good times together over years and years. She has made an indelible impression on our lives. She lives on in her exemplary children. God bless all the family.

Dale Alexander Bridgeport, OH
5 years ago

Prayers and condolences to the Busack family. I am proud that I knew their extended family and worked with them at their store in Bellaire. May God bless Josephine’s immediate family in their time of loss.