The Owyhee Avalanche reports Paul Zatica, one of Idaho's most famous grocers, died Saturday at his Homedale home at the age of 84. Zatica opened his first store, Paul's Grocerteria in Homedale in 1955. He spent more than a half-century managing his chain of Paul's grocery stores, opening locations in Boise, Caldwell, Hailey, Kuna, McCall, Meridian, Mountain Home, Nampa and Riggins. The chain currently operates eight locations.
His sons Stan and Steve now run the operation from Paul's corporate office in Homedale. Zatica is also survived by his wife, Jean, another son Bryan, daughter Paulette, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Following a funeral mass, Zatica will be buried at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery in a private ceremony.