William “Bill” Zinn
October 07, 1929 ‒ February 20, 2013
William “Bill” D. Zinn, age 83, of Delaware, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at his residence while surrounded by his family. He was born October 7, 1929, in Grafton, West Virginia to the late Dale and Gayle (Schaffer) Zinn.
Bill, a 1948 graduate of Grafton High School, was an Army Veteran serving in Puerto Rico from 1953 – 1955. A projectionist for 67 years, he worked at various theaters and drive-ins throughout West Virginia and Central Ohio. He moved to Delaware in 1959 and became affiliated with the Strand Theater and Kingman Drive-In.
He was a very kind-hearted man who was there for anyone in need. Bill was extremely generous and would not hesitate to help out in whatever capacity necessary. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed eating out at many different restaurants. Watching old movies and shows featuring country and Blue Grass music was a favorite pastime. Bill also was an active volunteer at the Council for Older Adults of Delaware where he showed old movies on movie night twice a month and was a huge ticket seller for the various fundraisers.
Those left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Lucy (Randy) Baldwin; sons, Bill (Kasey) Zinn and Dale (Lora) Zinn all of Delaware; 9 grandchildren: Cory and Christa Baldwin; Lori, Jessica, Joey, Stephanie, Adam, Adrienne and Allison Zinn; 11 great-grandchildren: Austin, Chance, Landen, Kaylee, Rylee, Lilly, Daniel, Melanie, Bentlee, Dalton and Dakota; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, many first cousins and many close friends including Rita Becker.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Zinn; sister-in-law, Kathleen Zinn and nephew, Allen Zinn
Friends may call Sunday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside, Delaware where services will be held Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Donnie Akers officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Delaware County Veterans Association. Memorial Contributions may be made to Delaware Relay For Life. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
The family invites attendees to return to the Snyder-Rodman Community Room for food, fellowship and to continue Bill’s Celebration of Life.
Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Zinn family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.