William Zink

Obituary of William Robert Zink

William “Bob” Robert Zink, 82, passed away on June 4, 2021, at his home in Albuquerque, NM, after enduring a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Pottstown, PA, on June 15, 1938, William was the son of the late William N. Zink and M. Eleanor (Shellenberger) Zink Daub.


William graduated from Pottstown High School in 1957, and then began his career serving in the United States Air Force. Bob’s service carried him overseas to England, Guam, Thailand, and the Mediterranean. He also served Stateside in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, California, Missouri, and Illinois. After retiring in 1978, Bob began working as a licensed massage and physical therapist in Texas. He volunteered with his church in Texas to participate in multiple medical missionary events to Guatemala.


He is survived by his sons, Ward (& Colleen) Zink, MO, and Andrew (& Aurora) Zink, NM; his grandchildren, Jake Zink and Abbigail Chase; his great-granddaughter, Eleanor Chase; his sister, June Smale, Pottstown, PA; his sister-in-law, Antoinette Zink, Phoenixville, PA; his nieces, Melinda Mace and Brenda Irwin; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.


In addition to his parents, Bob is predeceased by his infant sister, Mary Jane Zink; his brother, Albert Zink; and his sister, M. Kathleen Paup.


A graveside service with military honors will take place on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Edgewood Cemetery, 989 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Pastor Kay Bender Braun of St. James Lutheran Church will be officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464.


Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.