Arthur L. Zielinski of Southold died Dec. 4, 2013. He was 99 years old.
He was born in Brooklyn, Sept. 14, 1914, to Leon and Stella (Kawneski) Zielinski.
Arthur served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then worked for a short time with the New York City Parks Department. From 1950 to 1974, he was a physical education instructor with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.
Formerly of Locust Valley, he had been a resident of the North Fork for the past 37 years and had been an active member of Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 of the American Legion, a communicant of Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church and a board member of the Southold Indian Museum.
He enjoyed fishing, wood carving and American Indian history.
Predeceased by his wife, Adele S. Zielinski, Arthur is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gerlynn and Paul Zambratto of Oyster Bay; a granddaughter, Catherine Nunn; and a great-grandson, Christopher Nunn.
Calling hours were held Dec. 9 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where members of the American Legion conducted services for their comrade. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 10 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church by Father Stan Wadowski. Interment, with U.S. Navy honors, was at Calverton National Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Southold Indian Museum, P.O. Box 268, Southold, NY 11971 would be appreciated.
This is a paid notice.