Thomas T. Zinzel, (Tim) 92, of Gilbertsville, formerly of Palm Coast Fl., husband of the late Ruth L. (Cumberland) Zinzel, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Lucas) Zinzel.
Tim proudly served as a Master Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy, retiring in 1966 with twenty-six years of service. His service to God and Country continued as a lifetime member of both the VFW and Knights of Columbus, where he obtained his 4th degree. Tim’s last nine years were spent enjoying his family and new found friends while living with his daughter Mary. He enjoyed many first time experiences upon the return to his home state. Tim was fondly called “Romeo” and “Loverboy” because of his great sex appeal. His favorite saying was, “I’m a lover not a fighter” and he lived with that thought every minute of his life.
Surviving is son Robert Zinzel of Upper Darby; daughters, Christine Beck of Harrisburg, Catherine Neeson of Aston, Mary Snyder of Gilbertsville, Ruth Ann Myers of Oregon, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents he is predeceased by four sisters and six brothers.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 7, at ST. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown with Fr. Martin Kern officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc. 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be on March, 20, 9:00AM at Arlington National Cemetery, VA with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Frederick Living Adult Day Care, 2849 Big Road, Route 73, Frederick, PA 19435.