Obituary for John M. "Jake " Zollinger
John M. “Jake” Zollinger, age 78, peacefully passed away on Thursday March 8, 2018 at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy with his loving family at his side. Born and raised in Sayreville, he was a lifelong resident of the borough. Mr. Zollinger proudly enlisted in the US Marine Corps, having served in the Korean War as a Corporal. He later founded his own contracting company in Sayreville - John Zollinger & Son Contracting – and also worked as a building inspector with the Borough of Sayreville. In his spare time, Jake made birdhouses, loved to read and was an avid sports fan, never missing a game on TV. He was also a great builder of homes, erecting his last home for his daughter in 2006. Jake and his always noticeable van will be deeply missed throughout our borough.
Jake is predeceased by his beloved wife Norma Zollinger, his parents John A. & Mary Zollinger, and his sister Diane Ross in 2011. Surviving are his 3 loving children Candace Zollinger Hyslop of Sayreville, Dawn E. Zollinger Doring of Sayreville, and John J. Zollinger of MD; his brother Michael and wife Marie of Sayreville; 5 grandchildren Kenneth Hyslop, Jesse & spouse Dusty Hyslop, Zach Doring, Madison Doring, & Nate Zollinger; 2 great grandchildren Brantley and Wesley; and daughter-in-law Brenda Zollinger of GA.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 9am from the Maliszewski Memorial Home, 121 Main St, Sayreville with a 9:30am mass at Our Lady of Victories RC Church. Burial will follow at New Calvary Cemetery in Sayreville.
Calling hours at the funeral home will take place on Monday from 6pm to 9pm. Letters of condolence, completed arrangements and directions may be found by visiting www.maliszewskimemorialhome.com.