Genevieve M. (Gorczyca) “Jennie” Zelkowski

November 4, 1927 - September 29, 2019
Genevieve M. (Gorczyca) “Jennie” Zelkowski

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Genevieve M. (Gorczyca) Zelkowski, “Jennie”, 91, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling.

Jennie was born November 4, 1927, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Stiepien) Gorczyca. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; the Rosary Altar Society; and the P.A.P. Club, Wheeling. She enjoyed cleaning, bowling, and playing euchre and bingo.

In addition to her parents, Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Zelkowski, Sr.; a son, Donald Zelkowski; four sisters, Helen, Rose, Stephanie and Mary; and five brothers, Stanley, John, Joe, Walter and Frank.

Jennie is survived by her two sons, Frank (Lora) Zelkowski, Jr of Yorkville, Ohio, and Larry (Sharon) Zelkowski of Wheeling; two brothers, Edward (Ruth) Gorczyca of Wheeling, and Cas (Daisy) Gorczyca of Woodsboro, MD; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Dory, Jenna, Jared and Derek; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, who always treated Jennie like their own grandmother.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the CARE Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Wheeling.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, 1610 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Wednesday, October 2, 2019
11:00 AM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church - Directions
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 2600e


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mt. Calvary Cemetery Garden Mausoleum - Directions

Wheeling, West Virginia 26003


Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Care Funeral Home , South Wheeling Chapel - Directions
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling , WV 26003

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  • October 01, 2019
    Michael Jack Shoel (For Donald) says:
    I remember meeting Jennie for the first time on a unexpected surprise Christmas visit to Wheeling. When it came time for Christmas presents and she was handing out gifts she pulled out a bill from her purse, handed it to me and wished me a Merry Christmas, it was a nice welcoming gesture and a very happy day for all. We were in touch for years to come.

  • October 01, 2019
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and deepest condolences to the families and friends of "Jennie". Denny Albaugh

  • October 01, 2019
    Karen Wojcik says:
    Larry, you have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. She was a good friend to my mom and I'm sure my mom was there to welcome her home. I collected a lot of money from your mom at the Ukrainian church street fairs. She was always very kind to me. May she rest in peace.

  • October 02, 2019
    Lisa Gorczyca says:
    As a kid, I have the most fond memories of summer visits to Cioci Jen & Uncle Frankie's house. She always welcomed us with chicken soup or spaghetti, hot & ready to serve. I am sad to hear of her passing but I know she will always be with us in spirit. My prayers to Frankie, Larry & their families, as well as all those who were close to her. Rest in Peace Cioci Jen...

  • October 02, 2019
    Dennis Goeddel says:
    Frankie, Larry: My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.. I wish you and your families the best during these times.