Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ottavio Joseph Zucca, Jr., 90, of Pea Ridge, Ark., passed away May 12, 2013, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in San Jose, Calif., the son of Ottavio Joseph Zucca, Sr. and Nicholena Valenti Zucca. He was a retired lieutenant in the 305th Bombardment Group, a former liquor storeowner and a retail supervisor for Sears.

Survivors include: his wife, Estelle Kapsa Zucca, of the home; his son, Ronald Zucca and wife, Becky, of Rocky Comfort; his daughter, Michelle Stroth, of Tracey, Calif.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Stroth, of Dallas, Texas, Danniell Stroth, of Tracey, Calif., and Brenna and Joseph Zucca, both of Cassville; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass was held today (Wednesday) at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor David LeSieur officiating. Burial with full military honors was at the St. Vincent Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers, Ark.