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OBITUARY

Edward Augustus Zink Jr.

2 October, 193527 May, 2021
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Yarmouth – Edward A. Zink, Jr, 85, of Yarmouth passed away May 27th, 2021, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with family by his side.

Edward was born in Melrose, MA on October 2, 1935, a son of Edward and Ethel (Ringer) Zink Sr. Edward was a graduate of Melrose High School in 1953, Tufts University with a degree in Chemistry in 1957 and attended Texas A & M. On June 27th, 1959 he married Roena Stine, the love of his life, at Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas. Edward was a decorated Air Force officer and retired from the military as a Lt. Colonel. Edward worked for many years in the petrochemical world. He was a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers. In his “retirement” years he worked for the United States Postal Service and as a notary public. Lt. Col. Zink was a member of the Amvets Post 2 in Yarmouth. He volunteered for years with Vet-to-Vet Maine, helping other veterans. Edward also volunteered for over ten years in the Money Minders Program at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging. In his down time, Edward enjoyed music, traveling, gardening, coin collecting, playing bridge, watching Fox News and listening to Howie Carr. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, enjoying cookouts and lobster.

Edward is survived by his wife of 61 years Roena, his son Edward A. Zink III and partner Tina Bourgeois of Manchester, NH, his daughter Maria Murray and husband Mike of Southbridge, MA, his daughter Joanna Tarrazi and husband George of Abbot, ME and his daughter-in- law Connie Zink of Harrisville, NY, two sisters Joyce Mahan of Hyannis, MA and Barbara Whitman and husband William of Green Valley, AZ, as well as many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Letha (Ronnie) Fields, Teresa (Lowell) Fields, and brothers-in-law Elra Stine and John (Tracy) Stine all of Mooreland, Oklahoma.

Edward was predeceased by his parents, his loving son Bryan C. Zink and brother-in-law John Mahan. There will be visiting hours on Friday, June 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth, ME, and A Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yarmouth, ME. A private family burial will be held.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME. Condolences may be made online at www.lindquistfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amvets Post 2, 148 North Rd., Yarmouth, ME, 04096, or the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Southern Maine, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME, 04074.

  • FAMILY

  • Edward Zink Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Ethel (Ringer) Zink, Mother (deceased)
  • Roena Stine, Wife
  • Edward Augustus Zink, III (Tina Bourgeois), Son
  • Maria Murray (Mike Murray), Daughter
  • Joanna Tarrazi (George Tarrazi), Daughter
  • Bryan C. Zink, Son (deceased)
  • Connie Zink, Daughter-in-law
  • Joyce Mahan, Sister
  • John Mahan, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Barbara Whitman (Wiliam Whitman), Sister
  • Letha Fields (Ronnie Fields), Sister-in-law
  • Teresa Fields (Lowell Fields), Sister-in-law
  • Elra Stine, Brother-in-law
  • John Stine (Tracy Stine), Brother-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Amvets Post 2
  • Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Friday, 4 June , 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, 5 June , 2021

    PREVIOUS SERVICES

  • Private Burial

    Monday, 7 June , 2021

Memories

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Joanna Zink Tarrazi

26 June 2021

I will always remember and cherish all of our fun adventures together, the stories we shared, and all the guidance and wisdom you gave me.

Thank you for taking me fishing with Grandpa off the jetty in Cape Cod, going on boat rides out on the ocean on EZRO, hauling lobsters, clamming, and being my canoe partner too! I thoroughly enjoyed our canoe race up the Royal River and out to the ocean! Even though the paddle broke and you went out the boat with it, we got you back in and we still came in 3rd place!

So many roads we traveled together as a family! I could write a book! In the meantime I will hold you and Mom close to my heart!

You are the Best Father Ever and I Love You So Much! How Great Thou Art!

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Patricia Castell

10 June 2021

I met Ed once in Okla. many years ago. Roena is my cousin and we grew up in her hometown. I just know that Ed came into her life and Was the love of her life. Prayers for this family.🌹🌹🇱🇷

Nancy Rohrbach

8 June 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to Roena and the family.

Ed was a wonderful, thoughtful person with a great sense of humor and always wanted to help someone.

I worked with him at Huntsman. On one occasion, we visited a customer in Roanoke, VA and he wanted to teach me how to tell whose railcars were on the tracks. We walked through tall weeds. I thought, "Is this a test" as I hopped through weeds. I looked back at him. He giggled and said, "I can't believe you walked through the weeds in a dress!" We laughed so hard the rest of the day.

I will miss talking with him and his jokes!

John Jungjohann

7 June 2021

Its been many years since I worked with Ed at Huntsman. He was always well liked by customers and the people who he worked with. He was certainly well known in the Northeast area to customers and friends. I enjoyed looking through the pictures, especially the ones with that partial smile he always had which looked like he knew something no one else did at the moment!

Vicki Whealdon

5 June 2021

I worked with Ed. He was in sales. Always calm, friendly, and a great guy to work with. My condolences to the family. God got a great person, but I think he knew that.

Scott Whitman

3 June 2021

Aunt Roena and family please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. We treasure all the moments we were able to visit both of you in Maine. Uncle Ed always had a story to tell and some sort of mischief in the works. He will be greatly missed by our family.
With love Scott, Kathy, Colleen and Daniel

Mary Ellen Lessard

3 June 2021

To Roena & Family: Kevin and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy. I loved his visits when he came into AAA. he would always swing by my desk and say hello. We also enjoyed seeing Ed & Roena down at the AMVETS in Yarmouth. Such a wonderful man!! Loved hearing his stories! He will be missed. Kevin and I send our thoughts and prayers to you all.
Mary Ellen Lessard & Kevin Curty

Pete Triano

3 June 2021

My deepest condolences to Roena and the family... Eddie was a great guy and always had a positive nature... you could tell he enjoyed people and loved life.. although I haven't seen Ed in a few years,
I will always remember him as one of the finest people I ever knew...
this world could use a lot more people like Eddie... he will be missed...

Bettie Reinhardt Shepherd

2 June 2021

I never got to meet Ed personally but I have heard terrific stories about him from my high school friend and his wife of many years, Roena. I am not sure if he swept her off her feet or she did the sweeping but clearly it worked and lasted. They have been through great times and terribly rough times but, wonderfully, they did it together.

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