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March 8, 2013

Arthur Michael Zinz Jr.

WILLIAMSFIELD, Ohio — Arthur Michael Zinz Jr., 75, of Williamsfield, Ohio, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Born June 16, 1937, in Sharon, he was a son of Arthur and Ruth Rohrbach Zinz Sr.

He served four years with the U.S. Navy and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, having been stationed in Michigan, Alaska and Louisiana.

He enjoyed sailing, camping, kayaking and beekeeping.

Survivors include his children, Arthur Zinz III of Greenville, Ohio, Patrick Zinz and his wife, Mela Calemino-Zinz, Alex McGill and his wife, Kimberly, of Clarion, and Ruth Gayetty and her husband, Joe, of Reno; two sisters, Nora Zinz of Edinboro and Jane Canfield of Saegertown, and a brother, David Zinz of Townville; seven grandchildren, Michael Zinz, Rachel Gayetty, Rebekah Gayetty, Lexa McGill, Josiah Gayetty, Aidan McGill and Tiernan Zinz; and a great-granddaughter, Rosalie Gayetty.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Frank and Dale Zinz.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Dickson Family Funeral Home Inc., Cochranton, is in charge of arrangements.

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