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Richard Lee Zientarsky

September 13, 1942 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 77)

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Richard Lee Zientarsky, 77, a longtime resident of Laurel, MD, passed away on November 21, 2019 at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia.  He was born on September 13, 1942 to Edmund Zientarsky and Joann Radlosky Zientarsky in Connellsville, PA. He moved to Howard County, Laurel, and became a sheet metal mechanic, retiring from ARS.  He was a member of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church in Laurel.  

He loved to bake cakes and share them with friends and family, gardening, bird watching, playing the lotto, keno and football pools, poker, eating, fishing in Maine, and most of all hanging out with his many friends and family. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He had a great personality and sense of humor and was loved by everyone he met.

Richard is survived by his loving partner of seventeen years, Margaret Bennett of Bowie; brothers, Marion Zientarsky (Mary), Ed Zientarsky (Anita) and sister Carolyn Zientarsky Piper (Tom).  He is also survived by his daughters, Karen Beall (Jeff) and Christina King; daughter-in-law, Penny Zientarsky; grandchildren, Steven Zientarsky Jr (Amy), Laura Connolly (Adam), Jeff T. Beall (Kelsie), Corey Zientarsky, Daniel Lee Johnson (Chelsie) and Camryn King and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Richard Zientarsky Sr.  

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