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Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend left us peacefully on June 4, 2021. He was 78 years old. Art, as he was fondly referred to by his friends, was born in Passaic, NJ, grew up in Elmwood Park, NJ and attended Seton Hall University on a Baseball Scholarship for Pitching.

He met Dolly, the love of his life, when he was 13 years old and they have been inseparable ever since. Together they raised their four children in Colts Neck where they resided for 45 years before deciding to move to Monmouth Beach last year.

Art began his career as an accountant and later owned a successful Employment Agency. He was a dedicated athlete, coach and sports fan. In earlier years, he was a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron, basketball court as well as the pitcher’s mound and actually earned scholarships for all three sports. He actively coached his daughters and son’s teams, and if he wasn’t coaching, he could always be found on the sidelines cheering them on. In later years, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play and traveling with his wife and friends.

Art was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Vivian and his brother Peter. He is survived by his family which meant everything to him – his wife Dolly of 56 years, daughter Karen (Jim) Dolan, daughter Andrea (Michael) Trebino, son Paul (Allyson) Zenkert, daughter Natalie, brother Alan (Linda) Zenkert. He was blessed with ten grandchildren that he loved dearly and a beloved niece and nephew.

His lifelong motto “Good, better best, may you never rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” He can rest now with the peace of knowing his better was always best.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, 76 Whitehead Avenue, South River, NJ 08882 Interment will follow at St. Vladimir's Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road Jackson, NJ 08527. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the ARC of Monmouth County, arcofmonmouth.org.

 

 

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