Marion Joy Zingg
July 6, 1925 – November 22, 2018
With earthly sadness and heavenly joy, Marion Gumpert Zingg entered eternal life on 11/22/18, Thanksgiving morning joining her beloved husband Jim who predeceased her on February 28, 2010.
Marion was born in Brooklyn NY on July 6, 1925 to Edward and Kathryn Gumpert who was raised along with her beloved brother Edward Jr (predeceased) in Glen Ridge, NJ. She later attended the Maryland College for Women returning to NJ after graduation and began her working a career in public relations at the Empire State Building in NYC.
In 1951 Marion married James Demarest Zingg and had three children raising them in the Philadelphia area. During those years Marion and Jim enjoyed golf and many summers at the Jersey shore and Chesapeake Bay where they developed a love for sailing spending most weekends on their boat, driving to work Monday mornings.
In 1993 they retired to Cape Cod, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. During retirement years Marion volunteered at the Museum of Natural History in Brewster. Marion was also a very active member of St Christopher's Episcopal Church in Chatham.
Marion is survived by her loving children David Slayback Zingg and wife Terese Margiotta Zingg of Gloucester MA, Kathryn KinKaid (Zingg) Hunter and her husband James Hunter of Sterling MA and grandsons Patrick & Andrew Hunter, James Demarest Zingg Jr and wife Kathleen Hanrahan Zingg of Niantic CT, grandson Tyler and wife Colleen Sullivan Zingg and grandsons Matthew & Dylan Zingg.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Crescent Point and Bride Brook Health of Niantic CT for their amazing care and comfort accorded Marion these last three years.
A private interment gathering for family will be scheduled at St Christopher's Church in Chatham laying her to rest beside her husband Jim in the memorial garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Christopher’s Church or the charity of your choice.