2012-02-16 / Obituaries


Joseph Zinter Jr. of Brewster died suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2012, in Mt. Kisco, at the age of 72.

Mr. Zinter was born on January 18, 1940, in Deutsch-Schutzen, Austria, son of the late Joseph and Hedwig (Novogratz) Zinter.

He came to the United States at the age of 16 and settled in the Bronx.

On September 18, 1967, he married Carol Marzec in the Holy Family Church in the Bronx, and they moved to Brewster in 1973.

In addition to working as a Senior Model Maker for the T.J. Watson Research Center IBM in Yorktown Heights for over 27 years, Mr. Zinter was a beloved and active member in his church, community, and in his Austrian heritage.

He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council 1495, an honored member of the Brotherhood of the Burgenland, and volunteered with local high school students through FIRST robotics and the Boy Scouts of America.

He was raised as a farmer, enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with his grandchildren, and his annual trip to his homeland.

Besides his wife Carol, he is survived by his five children: Katherine Zinter of Brewster, Rosemarie Sellati of Poughkeepsie, Debra Smith of Port Chester, Joseph P. Zinter of Guilford, Ct., and John Zinter, of Singapore; a sister, Agnes Pohlmann of Kensington, Ct.; three grandchildren, Ethan Anthony and Owen Joseph Sellati and Kaitlin Mary Smith.

He was predeceased by his brother Frank Zinter.

A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on February 15, 2012 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. Internment followed in St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster,.

The family has asked friends and relatives to do an act of kindness in Joe’s memory.

Please visit beecherfuneralhome.com for more information.

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