Law-Scale-259
Welcome to the memorial page for

Howard Butch Zwelling

December 11, 1936 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 81)

Howard “Butch” Zwelling, 81, of Zanesville, died at 3:43 A.M. on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. He was born December 11, 1936, in Zanesville, a son of the late Morris and Deborah Berman Zwelling. He graduated from Muskingum College and went on to Ohio Northern College to earn his law degree. He served over the Zanesville Municipal Court for sixteen years and the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas for six years. Butch then went on to become the Mayor of Zanesville for seven years and then back into private practice. He was a member of the Muskingum County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, Sertoma, Past President of the Zanesville High School Quarterback Club, and many other organizations. Butch also volunteered at the Animal Shelter, was a member of the Democratic Party, a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue, an avid sports fan of ZHS Athletics and Ohio State sports.

Butch was a true public servant. He served many worthy causes and gave generously to all. He truly loved Zanesville and his family meant the most to him.

He is survived by a son, Ross Zwelling, of the home; two brothers, Jerold and Ivan Zwelling; two grandchildren, Kamden Spiker and Ethan Zwelling; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sister-in-laws, Ruth Zwelling and Rochelle Zwelling.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make a contribution to Zanesville High School Quarterback Club, 1701 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701 or to the Animal Shelter Society, 1430 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.

Friends and family may call from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, with Rabbi Jeffrey Elson officiating.  He will be laid to rest at Beth Abraham Jewish Cemetery, Zanesville.

To send a note of condolence visit www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com , follow us on Facebook, or call our professional staff at (740)452-4551.


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
January 24, 2018

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home
1271 Blue Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 25, 2018

11:00 AM
Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home
1271 Blue Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
January 25, 2018

Beth Abraham Jewish Cemetery
Rehl Road
Zanesville, OH 43701


© 2018 Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS