Andrew Joseph Zielinski 73 passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at home in Bolivia, NC. Andy grew up in Trenton, where he attended elementary school at Holy Cross. Here he met his future wife, Elaine Szukics, in the first grade. After graduating from Bordentown Military Institute, Class of 1957, he enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserve and served as a cook during the Vietnam era. His career at American Cyanamid began in the mailroom in 1958 and ended as the manager of telecommunications close to 40 years of service. Andy also served as president for multiple terms of the A.C.C.C. Credit Union. Andy and Elaine moved from Yardley, PA, to North Carolina after retirement in 2002 for a change of pace and to be close to the beaches and golf course. Andy was a master gardener and even though he was a bit disappointed by the Southern soil, he never gave up and continued to plant his vegetable garden every year. Although he loved the bowling league in his working days, golf was Andy's game and he enjoyed it often. Famous for both his quick temper as well as his quick wit, most who knew him realized his bark was worse than his bite. Andy was full of love and laughs and will be missed by all who knew him. Son of the late Peter and Edith Zacchi Zielinski, Andy is survived by his devoted wife, Elaine, of 52 years; his children and their spouses, Kenneth and Lynn of Hannibal, MO; Joyce and Bill Logue of Bensalem, PA; Brian and Debbie of Levittown, PA, and Sharyn and Michael Kane of Hamilton, NJ; also by his brother, Frank and Emily Zielinski; his sister, Edythe and John Charuk; his sister, Valerie Zielinski and his brother, Joseph Zielinski, as well as eight grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. from the Winowicz Funeral Home, Adeline & Beatty streets. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Divine Mercy Parish, Church of the Holy Cross, with Rev. Fr. Henry Krajewski, O.F.M., Cap. presiding. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hamilton Township. Calling hours will be held on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are to be made to Mercy House, 233 Adeline St., Trenton, N.J. 08611.


Published in The Times, Trenton, on September 11, 2012