Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jeffery Donald Zenoski

Belmont, NY - Jeffery Donald Zenoski, 53, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 surrounded by his family and friends in his home at 40 Willets Avenue.  He courageously fought a year and a half long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born January 21, 1962 in Cuba, NY the son of the late Donald and Maureen (Monroe) Zenoski. On August 20, 1994 he married Christa Sauer on Rushford Lake "at sea", who survives with their two children.

 Jeff was a graduate of Belmont High School and Alfred State College. He was employed by the Allegany County Department of Public Works. He was a past Chief of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the NRA, the Belmont Sons of the American Legion, and the Belmont Conservation Club. He served on the Amity Town Board, he was Treasurer of the Allegany County GOP Republican Party, he was a former Little League and T-Ball Coach; as well as serving with several other organizations and committees throughout the years.

 Jeff was a loving son, husband and father. As a lifelong resident of Belmont he cherished his community and was a great friend to many. From his youth, Jeff was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting and spending time with nature. Nothing made him happier than a day of four wheeling and an evening with family and friends at his cabin on the hill. Jeff gave back by plowing driveways throughout the community in the wintertime and assisting as a handyman to anyone in need. He loved spending time in his garage whether it be welding and fabricating many creative projects or just relaxing listening to his radio.

Jeff's sense of humor and easy going outlook on life drew people to him. You could always count on him for a good laugh or a Jeff-ism "That will make you hide your own Easter basket".

Surviving in addition to his wife, Christa, is his daughter, Allea Anne Zenoski of Belmont, his son, Brennon Wade Zenoski of Belmont, three brothers, Tim (Kari) Zenoski of Bloomfield, Mark (Tammy) Zenoski of Charlotte, NC, and Joe (Stacey) Zenoski of Hickory, NC, his sister, Kelli Zenoski Bartlett of Belmont, several nieces & nephews, including, Riley (Chance) Zenoski, Madison Zenoski, Emily and Ian Zenoski, Katie Bartlett, Anna, Maryn and Emma Zenoski, his father-in-law, Rickie (Christel) Sauer, and mother-in-law Nancy Fordyce and his beloved dogs Daisy and Oscar. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by his grandparents, Victor & Hilda Monroe and Walter and Helen Zenoski.

 Friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Monday, September 21st from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 am at Holy Family Church in Belmont. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, the Wilmont Cancer Center or Hope Lodge. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Our heartfelt sympathy for Jeffreys family and friends. A wonderfully expressed tribute to a man who gave much to many. Barry and Julie Holloway (California).

  2. Our condolences go to Jeff's family, he was a great man, husband,father and he will be greatly missed..RIP Jeff..another angel watching over you all..

  3. Christa and family, so sorry to hear of your prayers and thoughts are with you. ....