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Obituary (CT): Thomas Martin Zinkand '67

Posted on 02/26/2018

Thomas Martin Zinkand died peacefully on February 21, 2018. Tom was born on October 25, 1945 in Kittery, Maine and raised in the Bronx, NY by Anna McGeehan Zinkand and Martin Zinkand. Tom is survived by his children Karen Zinkand Kenny and Thomas Martin Zinkand Jr. and his former wife and best friend Kathleen Tormey. Tom displayed a competitive and hardworking spirit throughout his life as an athlete, scholar and businessman. As a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, he led the swim team as captain from 1966 to 1967 and achieved the honorific title of All American in 1965, graduating in 1967. His education continued at Columbia University where he received his MBA. This led to a long and successful career working for some of the world's leading financial institutions. Tom will forever be remembered for his quick wit, kindheartedness, and generosity.

Tom's funeral will be held at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Monday. February 26 at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest with military honors at St. John's Cemetery in Norwalk. Donations in his name can be made to USA Swimming Foundation For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to

Magner Funeral Home Inc.
12 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 866-5553

Published in The Hour on Feb. 24, 2018