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Philip George Zink

September 22, 2012
The Marietta Times

Philip George Zink, 92, died at The Pines on Sept. 17, 2012. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he graduated in 1941 from Drexel Institute of Technology. He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and joined the firm of Wolf and Company in Philadelphia where he eventually became managing partner of the Philadelphia office. After taking early retirement from Wolf and Co., Phil joined the faculty at Eastern College in St. David's, Pennsylvania, where he taught accounting until 1991.

He 1948 he married Eleanor Katherine Gohrs who predeceased him in 1990. They had two daughters, Beverly Zink-Sawyer of Richmond, Va. (Steve Sawyer) and Barbara MacHaffie of Marietta (Fraser MacHaffie). Phil's second wife, Margaret Sharp, died in 2008 and shortly after her death, Phil moved to The Pines. He was an active member of Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, serving as their president in 1973-74. Phil was an avid fan of baseball, rooting (usually!) for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was also an enthusiastic banjo player.

He developed a great affection for the Marietta community, particularly the Pines staff, the Strecker Center staff and faithful visitors from St. Luke's Lutheran Church. A memorial service to give thanks for his life will be held at the Pines on Monday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. with arrangements by Hadley Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to Strecker Cancer Center or the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley

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