January 01, 1970
James L. Zalnasky
Age 53, of Ashburn Va, formerly of Cecil then Conneaut Lake, PA, passed away on February 13, 2022. Born August 21, 1968, son of the late Alvin Zalnasky, and Kathleen (Kirk) Zalnasky Martin. Jim is survived by his daughters, Alexa, and Bryn; brother Timothy Zalnasky (Kathleen); sister, Kara Challingsworth (Tim); step-father, James Martin; former wife, Melanie. He is also the uncle of Dmitri, Darius, & Anna Zalnasky, and Nick, Luke, and Jake Challingsworth.
Jim, always known as “Jimmy Z” to his closest friends, was an incredibly proud dad and loved his girls immensely. He was very involved in his girls’ youth soccer teams acting as a coach and volunteer for many years and became a true student of the game to help Alexa and Bryn excel. He enjoyed traveling with them to various spots including NYC and the Bahamas. He was an avid sports enthusiast especially following the Universities of Dayton and Pittsburgh sports and the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates….(Okay not so much the Pirates). He loved to debate anyone on almost any topic especially sports and politics.
Jim was a 1986 graduate of Meadville High School and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Dayton. He had a very successful sales career in the Telecom and IT industries. Most recently, Jim founded and was acting CEO of ABZ Performance in Ashburn, VA.
Jim’s love for life was apparent to anyone who knew him. He was a smart, funny, charismatic, strong-willed, loving man. Undoubtedly, he left a mark on anyone that knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 1-3 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 21, 2022 at The All American Steakhouse, 43145 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn, VA.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary