Age 86 of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Wellsburg, NY. He was born January 10, 1932 in Elmira, son of the late Frank and Concetta (Trimarchi) Zito and passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 unexpectedly. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Margaret Zito, Yolanda Misko, Frank and John Zito. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jennie (Pierce) Zito; children Carmen Zito of The Woodlands, TX, Lisa (Andy) Woodward of Hilton Head, SC, Gina (Paul Dorion) Brewer of Waterboro, ME and John Passanate of Manhattan, NY; grandchildren Jennifer Zappala, Elisa Hand, Katie Campbell and Makenzie Zito; great grandchildren Alexandra, Riley, Jillian, Hayden and Kelly; 1 great, great grandchild; sister Mary Fleshner of Erin, NY along with several nieces and nephews. Carmen retired from Hilliard Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp; communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church; former member of the Wellsburg Fire Dept; loved to cook; was an avid outdoorsman and volunteered at Eldridge Park restoring the merry-go-round. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, July 12th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, July 13th at 9:15, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Mary Our Mother Church. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Carmen's family expresses a special thank you to Mike and Kathy Zito and Barb and Larry Briggs.