He was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Oil City, Pa., to Jerold and Ethel (Gegoine) Zinz. On June 27, 1970, in Oil City, Pa., he was united in marriage to Nancy Sherman, who survives. He faithfully served God and his country in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1972 during the Vietnam Conflict as an Aircraft Mechanic (AM H3). A graduate of Rocky Grove High School, Franklin, Pa., he attained an A.A. Degree in biomedical equipment technology with a concentration in electronics from Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pa., in 1985 and a B.S. from Alliance College in technical management with a minor in manufacturing engineering Cambridge Springs, Pa. And was included in the National Dean’s List.
A Warsaw, resident since 1991, he was a member of the American Legion and volunteered for the Eagles and Cub Scouts. He was employed by Joy Manufacturing of Franklin, Pa., as machinist inspector from 1973 to 1987; Halstead Metal Products of Zelienople, Pa., as a quality manager from 1988 to 1991, Elkhart Metal Products of Geneva, from 1991 to 1992; Bremen Castings of Bremen, as a quality manager from 1992 to 1994; Lloyds of London/Lloyds Register Quality Assurance of London, England as Lead Auditor from 1997 to 2006; and CAN Tool of Churubusco, as a quality engineer from 2006 to 2014. He was an avid motorcyclist, hunter, fisherman, coin collector and Little League Coach.
He is survived by his wife; daughters: Renae L. (Quentin) Scott, Schcora, Pa.; and Rachelle Glancy, Decatur; a son: Richard E. Zinz, Larwill; a sister: Mary (Harold) Howard, Pocatello, Idaho; brothers: Alan E. (Patty) Zinz, North Ogden, Utah; Michael (Sandy) Zinz, Marble Hill, Miss; grandchildren: Jessie (Jena) Musthaf; Jeffery Musthaf; Brandon and Nicole Teeple; and great-grandchildren: Damian and Serenity Musthaf.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services are scheduled in the Funeral Chapel for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, with Pastor David Cripe officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery; Warsaw with Military Rites conducted by Warsaw American Legion Post # 49 and V.F.W. Post # 1126.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko Home Care/ Hospice, P.O. Box 1196
Warsaw, IN. 46581-1196 or Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund C/O K 21 Foundation, 2170 North Pointe Dr., Warsaw, IN 46582.
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