Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Thomas “Tom” L. Zarlengo, 84, of Wooster died on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

He was born March 25, 1939 in Wooster to Vincent and Mary Margaret Iannarelli Zarlengo.  He graduated from Wooster High School in 1957.

Tom served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He retired as the Maintenance Supervisor at Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland.  Tom enjoyed cooking for family and neighborhood gatherings and watching the Cleveland Guardians and Browns.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #68 and Lamplighters.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews Debbie Mellert, Kathy (Tony) Poling, Tony (Cara) Zarlengo, Carole (Ray) Hicks, Diana (Tom) Farro, Renee Zarlengo and Jackie (Chris) Seal along with many great nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Vincent “Junie” Zarlengo, Patrick Zarlengo and Richard “Dickie” Zarlengo; niece Vicky Angle; nephews Michael and Tom Zarlengo and his fur baby Baby.

A Service of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 10:30 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.  A rosary service will be at 12:30 PM.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Sincere Condolences to the family 🦋🌹

  2. I’m so sorry about the passing of your Uncle Tom. Sending my condolences to Kathy and the rest of the family…

  3. Dear Zarlengo Family,

    My condolences to your family. Tom and I grew up together and we were very close friends. He was a great cook for sure! Tom and I both joined the United States Marine Corps and went off to Paris Island together. We shared that bond and friendship all of these years and I will miss him.

    Semper Fi!

  4. My sincere pest condolences to all the family! God comfort you.

  5. So sorry for your loss Kathy and family.

    Debbie Karns Zorger

  6. So sorry to read of Tom’s passing. Tom was a good and gentile person who is going to be sorely missed.

    I’m so sorry to read of Tom’s passing. He was a great person to know.

    R.I.P. Tom.


  7. Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about Tommy. He was a great friend of my parents. My childhood is filled with memories on Campbell Ave.

    I am sure there is celebration in heaven with his arrival.

  9. So sorry to hear of Tom passing. Sympathy and prayers to all the family.
    Tom was such a kind man.
    I just saw this or I would have been at the service.
    God bless.

  10. Tommy and I grew up together in the Campbell/Catherine St. neighborhood. I will always remember him as the guy who invited me to the Wooster High School Prom. I was sorry to hear of his passing and offer sympathy to those who loved him most.


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