Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Paul Zanki
Paul Zanki, 73, of Barnegat passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 27, 2021. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and had lived in Staten Island and Manalapan before settling in Four Seasons Mirage in Barnegat in 2003. A protector of his country and his community, Paul proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and then as a Highway Patrol Officer for the NYPD in Staten Island until retiring in 1984. He also operated a painting and decorating business for many years. A dedicated family man, Paul could always be counted on for advice, and was always there for friends and family. His time was best spent with his wife, children and grandchildren, and no words can convey how much he will be missed.
Mr. Zanki was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn Zanki; his parents, Joseph and Clorinda Zanki; in-laws, Peter and Angela Crocitto; and his brother-in-law, Robert Ricciardi. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Antonietta Zanki of Barnegat; son, Joseph Zanki and his wife, Anna of Forked River; daughter, Lauren Halim and her husband, Ramy of Marlboro; grandsons, Jayden and Mason; granddog, Joey; sisters, Rosemary Ricciardi of Manchester, and Lorraine Ruggiero and her husband, Gerald of Belle Harbor, NY; brother-in-law, Danny Crocitto and his wife, Carol of Staten Island, NY; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:30 AM funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday, April 1, 2021. For those that cannot attend, the family invites you to participate via Webcast through the Funeral Home Website HERE. Interment will follow in Moravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to American Cancer Society, 2310 Route 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, New Jersey 08736 or to American Heart, One Union Street #301, Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691. For information, directions or to leave condolence messages for the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com