Gary Zinman

Gary E. Zinman, 80, died March 31, 2017.

Mr. Zinman was born in Butler, Pa., where he and his family operated clothing stores including the  Jay Shoppe. He was a graduate of Penn State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. In Butler, he was president of the Businessmen’s Bureau; the Musical Theatre Guild, where he was instrumental in securing land for a permanent building; numerous offices within the Chamber of Commerce; treasurer and board member of B’nai Abraham and member of B’nai B’rith and the Butler Lions Club. He was a member of AZA and later an advisor. He was also active in supporting Butler’s annual Christmas Day parade and light show. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Tucson, where they became members of Congregation Or Chadash.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie; and children, Michelle of Tucson and Nicole of Los Angeles.

Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary followed by interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash and Rabbi Allen Secher, a family friend, officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Doctors Without Borders, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona or the Southern Poverty Law Center.