Jack Zinman

April 30, 1969May 5, 2019
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Jacques “Jack” Zinman, age 50, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on May 5, 2019. He was born on April 30, 1969, in Philadelphia to Jacques and Linda Zinman. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 and received his law degree from Villanova University in 1994. In 2004, he married Christine Newcomb, whom he met while both were working at the FCC in Washington, D.C. He went on to work at NTIA and then AT&T, where he held a variety of key positions as a business unit and regulatory attorney and supervisor, most recently as head of the same FCC Regulatory group he joined as a young lawyer.

Jack was a devoted father to their three children, Anna, Noah, and Charlie. He was also an amazing photographer who captured his three favorite models at all of their successful sporting events and fun family activities. And, even while surrounded by Falcons and Yellow Jackets fans, he and his kids enjoyed cheering on the Eagles and Wahoos together.

He is predeceased by his father and his brother, Marc. In addition to his wife and three children, Jack is survived by his mother and stepfather, Linda and Robert Berman, his siblings, Carole Strickland, Robin Proman, Kim Richter, Brian Zinman, many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and extended family who loved him dearly.

Services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 2:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel at 1020 Spring St NW in Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to educational funds established in each of the children’s names addressed to the Zinman home.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 10, 2019


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Alli Vaccaro

May 14, 2019

Always loved how disarming Jack was. Remember so fondly our "pizza nights" when we lived in Buckhead. He would show up with a massive smile and we always enjoyed the conversations with him. One of those guys who is witty, smart and kind :). He will be missed. We know you have a ton of friends and family at the ready to help or be there...count us in that group. Day or night.

Sunder Somasundaram

May 14, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Jack extensively in 2016/2017. My team was in the middle of launching a product and part of the process was to ensure that all legal terms were good to go. Even though Jack had a team, he got personally involved and wanted to be hands on with the project. Jack had amazing insights into customer experience and offered great amounts of input into how a particular customer may perceive an offer. He was customer first and lawyer second. His approach was always to communicate the value first and the legal terms following that. We have gotten on multiple calls reviewing product flows etc and did not even get to the legal terms , since we spent most of the call discussing the user experience. His passing is a big loss to all of us. We will miss him sorely. May his soul rest in peace.

Laura Cohen (Kramer)

May 13, 2019

I knew Jack from Camp Akiba a million years ago. I just saw his photo pop up
On fb and i said our loud “jack Zinman... what a great guy!” Then I saw the post was saying he had passed. I’m so so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing ..... I’ll never forget his warm smile.

Helen Grebe

May 11, 2019

Jack was the kind of family guy who always adored his wife and was happy to have his kids’ friends and their respective families around.

We enjoyed many a sporting event with him and our sons Along with many wine and cheese happy hours in their beautiful home.

Jack made us laugh and always has a witty comment to share. He made Christine so happy and his bright light will be missed. The Grebe family is lucky to have known him.

Sending so much love to the zinman family and Jack’s relatives at this time.

Pam Arluk

May 10, 2019

Christine, Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Jack’s wit and sense of humor and you guys were always so much fun to be around. You and your kids are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jonathan Richter

May 10, 2019

Dear Christine and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and sympathies are with you on this day and all days.


Jon Richter

Victoria Carter Hall

May 10, 2019

Sending my deepest condolences to the Zinman Family. Jack will be truly missed by all.

John Nolan

May 10, 2019

I'm not sure the year I first started working with Jack but it was at least a decade ago. I was in AT&T Wholesale at the time though and Jack was my Federal Regulatory lawyer and team mate as we tackled the challenges that few inside the company understood around inter carrier compensation and the arbitrage that occurs in that world. He helped me solve problems even after we each moved on to different assignments. Since my children are close in age to his, I always enjoyed catching up with him, sharing stories and hearing how proud he was of his family. JZ, my friend, you will be missed.

Shalane Alford

May 9, 2019

I am incredibly sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My mom worked for Jack at AT&T for several years and she recently passed away a few months ago. Jack was very instrumental in making her last few weeks as happy and pleasant as can be. He gave my mother her last work Xmas party and I will forever be grateful to him for that. It really lifted her spirits as she had been ill for a while. Thank you Jack for being there for our family. I pray for comfort and peace for your beautiful family and children.

Carlos Armengol

May 9, 2019

dear christine, anna, noah, and charlie,

you do not know me, but i knew jack back in the day. he lived in our dorm, page dorm, at the university of virginia in 1987. we were a close knit bunch, eating meals together daily, studying, playing sports and drinking alcohol. did i mention we drank alcohol? "jackie z" - that is what we called him - had that big grin that lit up any room and that everyone gravitated too.

jack is the second of our first-year dorm mates to pass (john reberger, rest in peace), and i find it no easier to reconcile. i know i speak for many people when i tell you that jack was one of the most charming and well liked members of uva's class of 1991. jack and i did not stay in touch. we did not have too. like many other cavaliers, we had a standing date: the first weekend in june in every year ending in 1 or 6 in charlottesville for reunion weekend. he was one of those friends you could just pick up from where you'd left off the reunion before.

i will miss jack. the world will miss jack. this is a difficult time for your family, but i hope you will feel solace knowing that jackie z will live on in all our hearts.


charlie armengol, charlottesville, va