STAATSBURG, N.Y. -- John (David) Zenzel, a resident of Staatsburg, died Thursday, May 12. He was 63.
He was born in 1952 in Johnson City. He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1970 and went on to earn a degree in business from Broome Community College in 1972.
He worked as a store manager for several Grand Union stores before owning/operating Zenzel's Country Store (Kearn's) in Mabbettsville for 16 years. He was a lifetime member of Neighbors' Gun Club and enjoyed hunting for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle J. Zenzel; son, Jeffrey D. Zenzel; daughter, Deborah Zenzel-Haag; grandchildren, Dominick and Annabelle Haag; siblings, Nancy, Gary, Eric, and Alan Zenzel; and Theresa Zenzel-Jellick; and many loving aunts, nephews, nieces and other relatives.
He was predeceased by his son, Gregory J. Zenzel; and parents, John and Mary Zenzel.
Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Sweet’s Funeral Home Inc., Route 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will take place at 8 p.m. during the calling hours. In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
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