Obituaries: Robert A. Zink

 

Robert A. Zink, 57, of Bristol, beloved husband of Claudette Gagnon-Zink, passed away on June 27, 2016 at Bristol Hospital. Born on January 5, 1959 in Bristol, he was the son of the late Jacqueline (Fowler) Zink and the late Richard A. Zink. Rob was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching football, Quinnipiac hockey and racing. He was a #3 Dale Earnhardt fan. He also enjoyed gardening, listening to Bruce Springsteen and playing with his puppy, Austin. Besides his wife of 29 years, he is survived by his daughters Briana Zink of Bristol, and Jessica Johnson of Newington; his grandchildren Mikayla, Bradley and Zahara; his siblings Richard Zink and his wife Rae Ann; Sharon Zink; sister-in-law Catherine Zink; his father-in-law Emmanuel Gagnon; his sister-in-law Doris Reiss of Trabuco Canyon, CA along with several nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours and no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Rob’s honor to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), 317 Foxon Rd., East Haven, CT 06513 or on-line: www.madd.org. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is assisting the family. Please visit Rob’s memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com

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