William T. Zaffiro Sr.

June 4, 1945January 3, 2021

WILIIAM T. ZAFFIRO SR., dedicated and loving husband and father peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on January 3, 2021. Survived by his wife Jeanette (nee Skypeck), daughter Mellissa, son William Jr., brother Carl (Annette) Zaffiro, sister Bernadette (Ronald) Carlini, along with many nieces, nephews and grandpets. Providing inspiration as a hard fought survivor of colon cancer. Trusted friend and confidant to many as a venerable attorney. Devoted his life to public service with distinction as Richmond Heights Council President, active participant in Kiwanis Richmond Heights Chapter and Democratic Precinct Committeeman. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 and the Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110. Funeral Mass 11 am Saturday January 9 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Livestream available at Online condolences and guest registry


  • American Cancer Society
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


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Tony LoPorto

January 8, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to your family. It has been my privilege these last few years to stop by on Sundays and chat with Bill and his wife. Although my visits were short I enjoyed his smile while he watched some old western on TV. He will be missed.

anthony capretta

January 8, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Bill's family.....I will always cherish the memory of my dear friend of 40 yrs and mentor.....He was a role model of a husband and father......His reputation and work ethic were impeccable.......He's at peace and will be missed.....Rest in peace my friend..... Tony and Diane Capretta

Sam & Nellya Roytberg

January 8, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great lawyer and friend to our families.
January 8, 2021

Tony & Linda Capra

January 7, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Tony & Linda Capra

Fred Wendel III

January 6, 2021

To Bill's family: It was my privilege to have worked with Bill for many years. He was always a gentleman, cared deeply about his clients and those around him and was someone you could count on to be there. I am saddened to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.