FRANKFORD, Del. - William Zinszer, of Frankford, DE passed away at home in the loving care of his family on Sunday, October 14, 2012. He was 68 years old. Born in Chester, PA on October 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Ralph and Anna Gentsch Zinszer. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Zinszer. He was retired from the US Postal Service, and was a US Army Veteran having served in Viet Nam. He flew 150 Combat Missions and Medivac missions. He was a life member of the VFW, Mason Dixon Post in Ocean View, served for over 10 years as a volunteer fireman in Pennsylvania, and had been a member of the NRA. He liked to camp, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was described as "an all around outdoorsman." He was a great family man, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who was especially dedicated to his grandchildren. He kept, and loved many kinds of animals, including chickens, turkeys, goats and dogs.
He is survived by his wife, whom he adored, Donna Weis Zinszer and one son: Jason W. Zinszer, and his wife Amy, of Elkton, MD; grandchildren Victoria and Candace Zinszer of Elkton, MD. He is also survived by his siblings: Ralph Zinszer, of Newark, DE; Robert Zinszer, and wife Mary Ann, of Gumboro, DE; Walter Zinszer, and his wife Christine, of Boothwyn, PA; Anna Mae Whittington, of Lewes, DE; Bertha Anton, and husband John, of Lewes, DE; Gladys Mixon, and husband William, of Milton, DE; and Joyce Artysiewicz, of Middletown, DE. In addition, he is survived by a sister-in-law: Betty Zinszer, of Frankford, DE. Although William is survived by many nieces and nephews, he shared a very close friendship with his nephew Robert Zinszer, Jr. and his wife, Ester of Laurel, DE.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE, where friends may call one hour prior from 10:30 – 11:30 AM for visitation. Interment follows at the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery with the conferring of Military Honors. Flowers are welcomed, or for those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests Vitas Hospice; 1016 N. Walnut St. Walnut Professional Center; Milford, DE 19963.