David A Zylinsky, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from an extended illness. David was a devoted husband and father and always available to help anyone in need. He was born April 29, 1943, in Zanesville, Ohio. He graduated from Zanesville High School, in 1961. He owned and operated “Import Auto Clinic” and was thought of by many as the “Volkswagen Man” who could repair anything.
David married Geraldine Snider Zylinsky, on October 11, 1970. They would have celebrated 52 years of marriage this year. They have a son, Dustin Zylinsky, of Zanesville.
David purchased and restored many Volkswagen Bugs and Vans. He also had a large collection of antique room fans that he enjoyed restoring. David never passed up a challenge to make something better than before.
He enjoyed all outdoor activities – Nascar racing, camping, fishing and sports that he shared with his family and friends. David was always in the back ground to help and support the many fundraisers and other activities his wife was involved in. He was her biggest supporter. He was also an active volunteer for his children’s many school activities.
David was the son of the late Michael and Ann Skender Zylinsky. His only sibling, Michael Zylinsky, Jr. also preceded him in death. David is survived by his wife, Geraldine Zylinsky, son Dustin Zylinsky, sister-in-law Susan Short, Brenda Snider and Netsah Zylinsky. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Michael Zylinsky, Brett Zylinsky, Greg and Amy Short, Jeff and Lisa Short Wilson, David Lee and Kim Snider, Theresa Snider and Rob and Monica Short Davis and their families.
David was preceded in death by his first wife Polly McGrath Zylinsky who he married July 20, 1963. Polly passed away from cancer in 1967. They had a son David Zylinsky, Jr. of Florida and a granddaughter Julie Zylinsky. Besides his parents and brother, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Ruth Snider, brother-in-law’s, Charles Snider and Roger Short.
David felt very fortunate to have so many wonderful friends who helped and supported him in many ways. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in David’s memory to Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, OH or to the charity of your choice.
Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the Zylinsky Family. Calling hours will be Sunday, July 24, at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Funeral service will be Monday, July 25, at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home with Chris Steele officiating. Burial will follow service at Poplar Fork Cemetery, Gratiot, OH.
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