Published 1:55 pm, Monday, July 25, 2011
In his youth, he had worked on farms and then for the Norwalk Hat Factory. He later operated a gas station and became proprietor of the General Auto Radiator Co. in Bridgeport until his retirement. He was a 60-year member of the Masonic Order Fidelity Lodge 134 of Fairfield, the Pyramid Shriners and the Hungarian Club of Lake Worth, Fla.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hofman Zilinyi and son-in-law, Frank Zilinyi; a grandson, Frank Zilinyi Jr., his wife, Cheryl Fenner Zilinyi and their three sons, Frank, Robert and Matthew; a granddaughter, Bonnie Zilinyi Baker, her husband, Glenn Baker, and their sons Kenneth and Christopher and daughter Katherine; a sister, Josephine Lasko, her husband, Robert, and their daughters Lori Lasko and Bonnie Lasko Sandor, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Frank and Louis Dobler and sisters Mary Bidie and Helen Sabo.
Funeral services took place Monday. Burial with military honors was in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 2 Trap Falls Road, Shelton, CT 06484, or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. To sign an online register, visit www.leskopolkefuneralhome.com.