ZIENTARA, Francis J., age 79, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, he lived in Franklin Lakes for the last 44 years.
Francis graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He pursued graduate studies at Columbia University and Brooklyn Polytechnic and received a Masters Degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Francis enlisted in the United States Army Medical Corps and served from 1952 to 1955 in Fort San Houston, Texas and in Korea. He was employed as a chemist for Tetley USA in Morris Plains for 32 years before retiring in 1996 and was a member of the American Chemical Society for over fifty years. He was a parishioner of Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mahwah.
Francis is survived by his beloved wife Isabel of 55 years, his children; John of Oakland, Doris McGee and husband Jack of Laurel, MD, Elizabeth Pringle and husband Robert of Oakland, David of Franklin Lakes, and Michael and wife Cheshire of Vera Cruz, PA. Loving grandfather of Christina, Robert, Marie, Benjamin, Dominic and Maxwell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Francis was predeceased by his brother Leo and sister Dorothy.
Friends may visit the family on Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. Prayers, Saturday, 10:15 AM at the funeral home followed a Funeral Mass, 11:00 AM at Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 787 Franklin Lakes Road, Franklin Lakes. Interment, Christ the King Cemetery.
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