Michael Frank Zito, of Manchester Township, passed away at 1am on February 8, 2018. Born May 17, 1937 at St. Vincent Hospital in Staten Island, NY to Frank and Rita (Percocco) Zito. He was married on July 23, 1967 to Lillian Zito. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In his early life, Michael worked as a hairdresser in New York City Salons. He changed his career and became a Teacher for over 30 years. Michael ended his career retiring from Monmouth County Vocational School in Long Branch. One of his proudest achievements was his service to our country as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class, in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1959.
He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Rita Zito and his grandson Andrew Nemeth. Surviving are his wife, Lillian (Blumental) Zito, his sister Janet Mione, his children Michael Zito, Hara Nemeth, Michele Kenyon, Lee Zito, Jeffery Zito and their spouses, as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Burial will be at the family plot with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Michael’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (stjude.org).